Taking a Tour of Touring Tires

Today’s touring tires offer a great deal of performance while still being accountable for long treadwear and ride comfort. This tire category is frequently installed on luxury performance coupes and touring sedans. Touring tires complement drivers that desire handling characteristics similar to a performance tire, but still want the quiet, comfortable ride associated with premium passenger tires.

Check out a few of the class leaders in the Grand Touring All-Season category:

Michelin Primancy MXV4       General Altimax HP              Bridgestone Turanza Serenity
Michelin Primacy MXV4General Altimax HPBridgestone Turanza Serenity


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Anthony

Hello, I'm looking at Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ in 225/50/17 for my 2009 Acura TSX. I enjoy responsive handling at speed but also significantly value low noise and comfort. Would you recommend the V-rated version which is XL or the W-rated standard load for this application? Which handles better and which is more comfortable? Also is treadwear equal? Thank you.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Anthony, responsive handling typically means firmer sidewall so you really need to pick that or comfort first. The higher the speed rating the more responsive or firm the handling is so if you want comfort first go with the V. If you want something more sporty, W. XL may firm up the tire a touch but not as much as speed rating. Tread wear warranty is the same for both but typically lower speed rating tires wear longer.

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