Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Anyone that drives a CR-V knows that it needs quiet tires to be a quiet vehicle. That said, I have tried three different brands on my CR-V over the years and the Michelin Defenders are by far the quietest of all of them. The Goodyear Assurance tires were awful. They rode horribly and had a constant moaning sound that drove me crazy. I then tried Yokohama...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just purchased these tires last week for use on my moderately modified 2002 Mazda Protege. These tires are incredibly quiet for a snow tire and they roll beautifully. In fact, they feel very similar to the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires that I use on one of my other cars, a Toyota Prius. The X-ice Xi3 is the BEST overall snow tire in the heavy snow/ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

As others have noted, this tire is narrow, which I wasn't expecting. You have to be careful not to damage your wheels, since they are more exposed with this narrow tire. The tires handle well, and the road noise is minimal.Compared to the Goodyear OEM tires on the Maxima, they are quieter, but the rolling resistance must be higher. I could tell...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6

I live in the hills of western MA, where we get quite a bit of snow and ice. So I bought these Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6's in P205/70R16 mounted on plain steel 16 wheels for my Crosstrek for winter. They are just a tad taller and narrower than the stock P225/55R17 Yokohamas. No rubbing issues at all, and in the snow, my crosstrek is unstoppable. They are really...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I use these tires all year round. They are vastly superior to the original tires in nearly every regard and every road condition. Plus, the tires are great on snow and ice! They even last as long as the original all-season tires! And at the Tire Rack price, you can't beat them!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama

I put a set of these on my '85 Mazda RX7 with a 12a Rotary engine making about 100hp. A 205/50R16 is a big upgrade from the OEM 185/65R13 they mounted on this car in the '80s. Around the same time I also upgraded to Racing Beat springs and larger front and rear sway bars. I'm using the car to commute and attend track nights and it is a blast. Road noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I purchased these for my 2013 Mercedes S550 sport package with 20 AMG Wheels. So far they appear to have a very quiet, comfortable ride and don't feel as jarring or harsh over NJ road surfaces as my previous Michelin Pilot A/S 3 tire's. They feel good as far as high performance handling goes as I'm a spirited driver who leaves my car in sport mode...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

UPDATE to April 2010 rating from Colorado Springs, CO. These tires have been great. Now that I have some miles on them have noticed the following observations. Increased mileage and quiter ride over the Yokohamas. Looking forward to see how they wear and live up to their 80K treadware warranty. I would purchase them again and will put them on my other...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

On both of my Evos (2011 and 2015) I replaced the OEM Yokohamas with the Pilot Super Sports. The grip was not *quite* as good as the Yokos (their grip level was astonishing) but it was close, and the tire life was double. I got about 30k on both sets of pilot SS's, compared to less than 15k on the Yokos. Warning in an AWD sports car: ROTATE RELIGIOUSLY AT 5K...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I bought these Pirelli Cinturato P7 to replace the stock Yokohamas, which were fine, but fairly worn by 37k. The Pirellis are a bit smoother and quieter and after 30k, still have a lot of life in them. They ride smooth and quiet, good in the wet. Handling is great too. I didn't notice a reduction in fuel consumption which Pirelli touts. I live in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Although the car is a 2015, I just took delivery 2 weeks ago. Got a fantastic deal. These tires are OE. I figured I'd keep track on here from the onset. Since I've never driven on this brand before, I was predicting I might swap them immediately after delivery for the same Yokohama Advan Sport A/S' I put on our other car and LOVE them. So far, they ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

From the moment I had these tires put on my car I noticed a significant difference in handling compared to the yokohamas I previously had. Even though my car is far from being a sports car I feel like I can throw my car into turns I otherwise would not attempt with a lesser set of rubber. These tires are going on my wife's car once her stocks have worn down...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

It is somewhat difficult to distinguish the performance benefits of these tires from those of permanent AWD. A set of Yokohama ENVigor ultra high performance all-season tires, which preceded the current set of Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires, provides the primary benchmark by which comparison may be drawn.Winter Storm Jonas of 2016 was a challenge for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

Just put these on my 300C Hemi, wow am I impressed. I replaced the OE Firestone's with these and saved $170.00 but I feel got a much better tire. I only have 500 miles on them but they balanced perfectly, steering response is nice and ride quality is impressive. Snowy ride into work this morning was uneventful. I will update after a few thousand miles.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar G055

I have had this tire on my vehicle for about 8200 miles. I have driven in wet--flooding conditions as well as dry conditions, and I have had no problems. I have driven in wet grass--almost muddy, and I have not had a problem. I have not driven in snow yet, but that will be coming soon. I put these tires on at the end of March, and it is not the end of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

My car is a hybrid, I drive nearly 4,000 miles every month for my business, and I care most about durability and reliability. I have gone through two sets of these tires, and, unbelievably, each set has lasted nearly 90,000 miles. Granted, my car is lighter than most, and I drive conservatively most of the time, because in order for me to earn a living I...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder

Start with the ND Miata chassis, sprinkle in some retro Italian style, pop in a 1.4 liter turbocharged Multiair engine and you've got the 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder! With Italian styling and reliability, FIAT has created the perfect summer roadster. Want to add a little more Italian styling to the vehicle? Well, that's easy. Just add a set of wheels from O.Z....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

Researched the quietest tire for my 2007 LS 460 here on TR. Then looked for the most aggressive tire from there. I live in Dallas, Tx and we get 4 seasons and all conditions but mostly hot summers but with no extremes other than that. These tires at the time did not have many reviews. I noticed they were quieter than the previous owner's Yokohamas and no...  Read More