Best Tires for the Nissan Altima

If you're the proud owner of a Nissan Altima, you already know that this car has a great combination of sporty handling, interior space and amenities that provide a great value. Whether you have the roomy sedan or the sporty coupe, the type of replacement tires you choose can have a large effect on the handling and ride quality of this car.  

Some sporty tires can produce tread noise, which can be especially noticeable at highway speeds or on certain road surfaces. On the other hand, tires that have sub-par traction and sloppy steering response can remove much of the sporty handling and fun of the Nissan Altima. Take a look at tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Ultra High Performance All-Season category to optimize the balance between ride, noise, wear and sporty handling.  

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3


 Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology
Continental PureContact with EcoPlus
 Bridgestone Turanza Serentiy Plus
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

If you prefer better handling and faster steering response or just tend to drive more aggressively, then top Ultra High Performance All-Season tires such as the  Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 are ideal for you. The new Continental DWS 06 would be an especially good option for areas with moderate winter conditions as it performs well in light snow conditions. You can learn more about this tire by reading, "Continental ExtremeContact DWS Replaced by ExtremeContact DWS 06."

If you're more of an average or even mellow driver, you can give up some handling and sporty driving for a softer, quieter ride with longer wear. If this sounds like you, then check out top tires in the Grand Touring All-Season category like the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology and Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus.

Looking for more guidance? Check out our Tire Decision Guide.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Paul Fitzgerald

My 2009 Altima scares me in the snow and heavy rain... I have Michelins on it now...any suggestions
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


If you have less than 5/32nds of tread depth left you will not have good snow traction, if you have below 3/32nd left you will start feeling hydroplaning at speed in a decent rain. New tires will solve both. If you have the 215/60R16 on your Altima I would look at the Continental Pure Contact:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Melissa

Will a 225/60 tire fit a 2008 Nissan Altima?

Thank you!! Can’t find this info anywhere.

Monday, April 30, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Melissa, yes, a 225/60R16 would fit your 2008 Nissan Altima as long as you have 16-inch wheels on it.

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