Best Tires for Subaru Outback

If the tires on your Subaru Outback are nearing replacement, be sure to check out the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. While many drivers associate Pirelli with producing ultra high performance tires for exotic high-end sports cars like Ferrari and Lamborghini, they also make outstanding all-season touring tires. In fact, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus is currently ranked number one by our customers in the Grand Touring All-Season performance category.  

The tire's great balance of traction, handling and ride quality to go along with a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty make the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus an ideal match for many Subaru Outback drivers.  

Take a look at what Outback owners are saying about their experience with the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus:

"So glad I did my research with Tire Rack and compared the tires side-by-side. After a full week of research, I went with the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus and the difference is amazing. The noise level from my previous Bridgestone Potenza is a 180. The Pirelli is hands down the best tire I've owned!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Subaru Outback Wagon 

"This tire has amazed me since it was installed 10,000 miles ago. Immediately, I noticed a difference in decreased road noise and increased ride comfort over the O.E. Continental. It has been a great tire while driving in heavy rain and an equally as great tire when taking corners a little faster than you should." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

"I bought these tires a month ago to replace tires damaged by road debris. These are by far the best tires I've had on this car, including O.E. Potenzas, Kumho Solus KH16 and two sets of General AltiMAX HPs. These Pirellis are amazing. The car is noticeably quieter and rides smoother - it's like a new car. We have had a snowy winter so far in Connecticut, so I have had many chances to test these on snow and ice. Truly impressive." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean

While you're thinking about tires, check your tires' air pressure since they can lose 1 psi per month. To learn more about this important safety issue, read "Winter Air Pressure Versus Summer Air Pressure."


Monday, April 13, 2015 by John Porpora

Can you advise on the best tires for a 2010 Subaru Outback which currently has the original Continental Tires that came with the car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Gary


I can check on this for you. What is the tire size? Anything else you can tell me about your driving style and conditions?
Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Nick

Any recommendations for a 2015 outback 2.5i? Currently has Bridgestone 225/65/R17 (original factory tires). I live in Minnesota and occassionally drive to some heavy lake effect snow. However, my typical winter driving is icy/sleetly snow with occasionally 12" storms. Looking for a year-round tire. I don't want the hassle of changing snow tires.
Friday, April 14, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Nick, I would go with the Pirelli Cunturato P7 AS Plus. This will give you the best blend for all four seasons.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Bob

What do you recommend for a 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6 Limited that are an all-terrain AND all season M&S rated tire(s)? Thanks
Friday, May 19, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Bob, Unfortunately we have not verified any sizes that offer an all-terrain option in the 18" wheel diameter.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by James

Are there any all terrain-snow tires that I could run all year around? Car is a 2000 Subaru Outback base 2.5 wagon with the original factory size tires 225 60hr16.
Friday, June 30, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


There are no all-terrain tires made that we carry in the 225/60R16. You could use an alternate size of 215/60R16 (about a half inch shorter overall and just a little narrower) and there is a new Yokohama tire that could be in stock as early as this August. We do not have this size listed yet but check back as we get closer to the arrival of them. That will be the only all terrain tire in a size we could recommend for your Outback:
Friday, July 28, 2017 by Dean benedict

Recommended tires for a 2002 Outback for use in Denver weather?
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


If you are using the size 225/60R16 on your Outback and you want an all season tire instead of a dedicated snow tire, I would look at the Michelin Premier AS:

Or the Continental True Contact as the best all-season tires with good snow traction:
Friday, August 11, 2017 by Chandra

I have a 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited. Looking for an all-season tire...great for CO snow, mud, mountains and rain. Thanks in advance!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


If you have the 225/50R17 I would recommend the Continental True Contact for one of the highest rated all season tires for snow and wet traction:
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Rita

I am looking for tires for a 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6 Ltd to replace the original tires that were on the car. I am looking for an all-season tire, good in rain and snow for an average driver. Thanks so much.
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Rita, the highest overall rated tire in 225/60R17 is the Michelin Premier AS and great in wet traction and snow traction for an all-season tire.

Follow the link to current pricing and offer:
Friday, April 6, 2018 by Fernando

2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i - City driving- Dallas TX- Bad cement roads. Hot weather and not a lot of rain but when it rains it pours. Currently on original Continental Pro Contact GX. Thanks.
Friday, April 13, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Fernando, if you have the 225/60R17 size, the highest overall rated grand touring tire is the Michelin Premier A/S. Follow the link for current pricing:

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