Best tires for my Mazda MX-5 Miata

Looking to replace the Original Equipment (O.E) tires on your Mazda MX-5 Miata? Consider the following options based on a variety of driving styles:

Continental ExtremeContact DW Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
Continental ExtremeContact DW Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V)
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V)
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Shop by vehicle to see which tire works best for your vehicle.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Don Schlais

I have a 2005 Miata. What tires are your best recomdation considering 3 things; price, wear and dry/wet traction. thanks
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

If you are still looking for a performance tire, the Continental listed above does great.
Monday, April 18, 2016 by Edward McGann

Mazda MX5 205/50R16 87V
(best performance rating)
1)Ride comfort/smooth
2)Quiet ride
3)Tread life
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 by Shawn

Looking for a daily driver tire for my 1993 Miata in either a 195-50-15 or a 205-50-15. any suggestions?
Friday, July 8, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Shawn, What characteristics are most important to you out of new set of tires?
Monday, April 10, 2017 by Britta

My 1999 Miata NB needs new tires again, only short daily commutes and a few longer road trips each year, no racing, no snow or ice. I've had trouble before with not feeling secure on the grooved freeway asphalt we have in the California Bay Area. Some tires feel like I'm slipping even when it's dry road. Each time I find a set of tires I like, that model is discontinued by the time I need a new set. I have the original rims which are listed as 185/60 R 14 H. Any recommendations for me? Thank you!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Britta, Take a look at the General AltiMAX RT43. It will give you a good blend of comfort and longevity.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Britta

Thanks very much for the recommendation! No wet weather yet for full testing, but so far so good for the General AltiMAX RT43 on my Miata on my local freeways. The ship to installer option worked great, and my Wheel Works guy said gave me an excellent price for these tires. Thank you!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by debra Godfrey

Britta, I just purchased the same Miata. Is it noisy with these tires?
Thursday, June 1, 2017 by Britta Peterson

It's always noisy driving a soft-top Miata in general, but these new tires are no noisier than any others I've had in the past 19 years.
Monday, May 7, 2018 by Charles

2010 Miata Sport? Looking for wet / dry summer grip, primarily, as well as responsive turn-in. Under $100 preferred
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Charles, If you have the size 205/50R16, the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a great summer performance tire for under $100 in your size. Follow the link to see current pricing.

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