Which type of tire has the best fuel economy?

Take a look at some of the results collected from the Real World Road Rides -- a test drive on a circuit of highways and county roads near our corporate headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Our evaluation used Linear Logic ScanGauge II automotive computers to record fuel consumption and Race Technology DL1 data loggers to record true distance traveled.

The comparisons are between tires tested last season within three of our tire categories
The tire with the best fuel economy in the Grand Touring All-Season category is the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring at 28.6 mpg in our BMW 3 Series test vehicles.

Grand Touring All-Season tires focus on a smooth, comfortable, quiet ride with good handling.

Grand Touring All-Season Tires MPG
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity
Continental ContiProContact
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Michelin Primacy MXM4 28.3

The tire with the best fuel economy for the Standard Touring All-Season tires is the General AltiMAX RT at 27.0 mpg in our BMW 3 Series test vehicles.

Standard Touring All-Season tires focus on ride comfort and long treadwear on lower speed rated tires.

Standard Touring All-Season Tires MPG
BFGoodrich Premier Touring
Firestone Precision Touring
General AltiMAX RT
Yokohama AVID TOURING-S 26.8

The Goodyear Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology achieved the best fuel economy for the Passenger All-Season Tires at 28.2 MPG in our BMW E92 328i Coupe.

Passenger All-Season tires focus on long wear, plush ride and predictable handling, at a relatively low cost

Passenger All-Season Tires MPG
Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology
Goodyear Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology
Kumho eco Solus HM KR22
Michelin HydroEdge with Green X 27.8

Of the touring tires and passenger tires, the Grand Touring All-Season tires had the best fuel economy.

To see which tire will fit your vehicle, shop by vehicle.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by don

2011 / F-150 ford Lariot eco-boost, suggested P275-55 R20 tires. What is the best mileage with good snow traction tire you would recommend? Needs to handle a total tongue wt of 1500 lbs
Friday, December 11, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Don, When you say mileage, are you referring to fuel economy or tire longevity? Also, is this a vehicle you take off road and would prefer an all-terrain, or is it used exclusively on road where a highway tire would be more appropriate? -- sonny@tirerack.com

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