As far as options go in the compact car segment, the Mazda 3 offers a competitive package that is more visually pleasing than some of its rivals and is also a fairly pleasurable car to drive. While it certainly will not set any track records, the car has many strengths that make it a popular choice among consumers on the road today. Due to the high production volume of the Mazda 3, it's a car that we're frequently asked to make tire recommendations for.
The consensus among most Mazda 3 owners is that the car lacks a large amount of sound deadening and that the cabin is easily flooded with road noise. For this reason, many drivers chief priority is to find the quietest possible all-season tire that maintains adequate steering feel and all-weather dependability. While this may not be the most important criteria for all drivers, here's a few options that will help you achieve a quieter ride:
This newly crowned king of the Grand Touring All-Season category now has over 2,000,000 miles worth of reviews under its belt and has been well liked amongst consumers in every aspect. It is currently the highest reviewed tire in its class in the categories of road noise and ride comfort. A middle-of the-road price-point, strong all-season performance and a quiet ride make this a tire worthy of your attention.
Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology
This tire is perhaps one of the best bang-for-the-buck tires in its class and shares an equally positive review amongst our consumers as the aforementioned Pirelli. Impressive all-season traction, a quiet operation and a 70,000-mile warranty make this tire a great buy. It is available in both 16" and 17" Original Equipment sizes for the Mazda 3, and is offered at a lower price-point than many of its competitors.