What Are the Quietest Tires?

For many customers, having a tire that rolls down the road in a quiet and civilized manner is very important. If you're logging many miles, especially cruising along on highways and interstates, tire noise that's only slightly annoying around town can quickly become monotonous. So one of the questions we are frequently asked is, "What are the quietest tires for my car?"

If the Michelin Primacy MXV4 is a fit for your vehicle, the tire is a great and quiet option. It has done very well in our testing, including earning top marks for quietness while driving on our road loop. Among our customers, it has maintained exceptionally high ratings for both quietness and ride comfort. With just shy of 20 million miles worth of survey data, its 8.8 out of 10 survey average for quietness is exceptionally good. The tire provides drivers with an all around luxury option.

Available in a wide variety of popular sizes and typically carrying an H- or V- speed rating, the Primacy MXV4 will fit most passenger cars on the road today. If you're looking for a quiet tire, shop by vehicle to see if the Michelin Primacy MXV4 is available for your application.

Comments

Friday, October 6, 2017 by Ken

Can you please tell me what the quietest tire would be for a 2018 WRX? The stock tires are very noisy and I'd like to replace them with the quietest ones on the market.
Thanks Ken
Friday, October 6, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Ken,

Assuming that's a 245-40-18XL size tire, one of the quietest tires in that size would be the Continental PureContact.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 by Mastov

Hello Tire Rack Team!

Would you please let me know what the most quiet tires for a 2005 Honda Civic EX 4-door sedan would be?

Thank you!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Mastov,

If you have the 195/60R15 the quietest tire would be the Continental True Contact: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact&partnum=96TR5TRUEC&tab=Survey&affiliate=GU9
Sunday, November 19, 2017 by Stefanie

hello,

could you please tell me what is the quietest trie for my Lexus NX 200T 2018 with 17 inch wheels? that would be great!
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Jon

What are the quietest tires for a 2014 Dodge Charger?
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by TRAVIS HAWKINS

What's the quietest tire for a 2008 Lexus IS 250 all wheel drive
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

If you have the 225/65R17, the quietest tire is the Michelin Premier LTX click here for current pricing: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+LTX&partnum=565HR8PRLTX&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GU9
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Jon: If you have the size 235/55R18 then the quietest tire is the Michelin Premier AS, click here to see current pricing: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A%2FS&partnum=355VR8PREAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GU9
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Travis: If you have the size 225/45R17 on your IS250, the quietest tire is the Pirelli Cinturato P7 AS Plus. Click here for current pricing: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Cinturato+P7+All+Season+Plus&partnum=345HR7CP7ASPXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GU9
Saturday, December 2, 2017 by RH

Hi - whats the quietest tire at 215/55/-18? I'm currently running on General Altimax and they are LOUD!
Trying to get better tires without spending a fortune.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

RH: Not sure which AltiMAX you have but the RT43 gets the best ride quality reviews for a tire in it's price range. My guess would be you have the previous version AltiMAX HP which was a directional tire and like all directional tires will pick up noise as it wears. A little quieter tire is the Continental TrueContact, but they are a step up from the AltiMAX RT43 line pricewise. Click here for current pricing: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact&partnum=155TR8TRUEC&tab=Survey&affiliate=GU9
Sunday, February 25, 2018 by Cayenne

Hey Tire Rack Team,

Looking for smoothest quietest tire for Cayenne - 265 50 19

Please advise, thank you
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Cayenne, in 265/50R19 the highest rated tire for comfort and quiet is the Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus.

Follow the link for current pricing:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Scorpion%20Verde%20All%20Season%20Plus&partnum=65VR9SVASPXL&tab=Survey&affiliate=GU9
Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Craig

Confused about quietest 195/65 15 tire for my 2 dr Rabbit. CR says Mich Defender, but you rate Conti True Contact quieter. Others say Goody Assurance Comfortred and even Bridge Turanza Serenity+!
Predictable handling is also important. Conservative driver.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Patrick Brookover

Looking for quiet tires for hyundai tucson 2014 base. Suggestions?
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Craig, you could not go wrong with either the Continental True Contact or Michelin Defender, both currently the best in class for ride quality and both have predictable handling. Our test results give a slight advantage in ride quiet to the True Contact and customer reviews give a slight advantage to the Defender T+H though it doesn’t have nearly as many miles reported on it yet and end of service life would be when the tire is loudest typically. The True Contact is a little less expensive currently and has a little longer tread life warranty so we would recommend that one for you. Follow the link for current pricing.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact&partnum=965TR5TRUEC&tab=Survey&affiliate=GU9
Friday, June 1, 2018 by Shawn

Looking for Quite tires for Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Patrick Brookover, if you have tires in the size 225/60R17, the quietest tire is the Pirelli Cinturato P7 AS Plus. Follow the link for current pricing.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Cinturato%20P7%20All%20Season%20Plus&partnum=26HR7CP7ASP&tab=Survey&affiliate=GU9
Friday, June 8, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Shawn, if you have the size 265/50R20, the quietest tire is the Michelin Premier LTX. Follow the link for current pricing.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier%20LTX&partnum=65VR0PRLTX&tab=Survey?affiliate=GU9
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Jefferson

Hello Tirerack team, what would be the most silent tires for a Volvo XC60? 235/60/18
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Jefferson

Hello Tirerack team, what would be the most silent tires for a Volvo XC60? 235/60/18

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