What are Some of the Best MAZDA3 All-Season Tires?

Is it time to put some "Zoom-Zoom" back into your MAZDA3? Installing a new set of tires can certainly help. The MAZDA3 has been an extremely popular compact car that gets great gas mileage to go along with good looks. With so many MAZDA3s on the road the past few years, many are bound to need new tires. If this sounds like you, take a look at a few suggestions for good all-season tires.

First, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 has proven to be one of Michelin's best Grand Touring All-Season tires (currently top-ranked tire in the performance category) and has just about everything you're looking for in an all-season tire. It has exceptional wet and dry traction, great handling, very good winter traction and provides a quiet ride.

If you really want to put some zoom back in the car, consider a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. At present, this Ultra High Performance All-Season tire is ranked number one in its category from our customer survey results. The tire has exceptional handling and responsiveness, along with great all-season traction and would be a great choice as your next set of MAZDA 3 tires.   

Are you looking for a good value option tire? The Kumho Ecsta 4X is getting very good reviews and has been a popular choice among our customers. In our Tire Survey Results the tire receives high marks in hydroplaning resistance, cornering stability, dry traction, steering response and treadwear.

Michelin Primacy MXV4
Michelin Primacy


Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta




Monday, February 27, 2012 by CDS

In between the comfort-oriented MXV4 and the ultra-performance-oriented RE970AS is the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S V-rated. I find it is a great choice on the Mazda3. Sporty enough while being reasonably comfortable and quiet. Hits the sweet spot for me.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 by Nick Osgood

I have a Mazda3 which came with factory basic tires (Tundra) on 16" alloy rims. I don`t want to be doing the usual rim and tire changing each season for snow tires. So please recommend a good brand of all seasons suitable when the average snow fall happens here in S.W.Ontario.Canada
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Steve

Hi Nick. I would still suggest either one of the tires mentioned above. They are all very good all season tires and my first choice would be the Michelin Primacy MXV4. Hope this helps.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Tyler

In dire need to replace my OEM tires. Looking at the new Bridgestone Serenity Plus (however, no reviews on them yet). Grand Touring fine for this car versus Performance? Why is the Michelin Primacy MXV4 rated low on here from users?
Thursday, February 28, 2013 by steve

A Grand Touring tire like the Serenity is a great tire and would also do just fine on a Mazda. I'm not sure what you mean by a low rating on the Primacy, it is currenty ranked number one in survey results.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by KMC

I'm interested in the Primacy MXV4, as you suggest. However, when I use this site to select it, I am told it does not fit my car (205/50VR/17). Help please!
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Steve

They only make the Primacy in the factory 16" size. For the 17" size I would suggest the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus as an alternative. Hope this helps.
Monday, September 23, 2013 by VDJ

I currently have the hankook 205/50R17 V4 ES tires on my Mazda 3, however they were quit often and I find I am replacing them more than I can afford to. I was thinking of changing to the Hankook optimo 4s but I'm not sure what the difference in driving the vehicle would be? Also I do a lot of driving and I heard that the optimo's wear is longer than the ones I currently have. Help please?
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Steve

The Opitmo will likely last a little bit longer, but not much. They are more of a Touring tire, so they won't have as good of responsiveness as the V4. Hope this helps.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 by HSK

between the serenity plus and the kumho Ecsta 4X, which one would you go for a person that drives less than 5k miles a yr?
Saturday, November 23, 2013 by steve

If you don't drive that many miles then the Kumho will be just fine. It has a 40k mile tread life warranty, so that will last you several years.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Maggie

My son needs to get new tires for all season around town driving of 2007 Mazda 3. Needs safety and economical. Suggestions 205/50/17
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

The Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology is highly rated and your best choice.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 by Chloe

I put a lot of miles on my mazda 3, what would be the tire that would go good in all weather conditions and long tread life? I was thinking the mxv4 sounds promising?
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Chloe, What year is your vehicle and what size are you currently running? This will help us narrow down choices for you.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by Angel

I have a 2004 with about 155,000 miles. I currently have michelin pilot a/s tires 205-55-17. I'm looking to purchase tires. Any recommendations?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Angel, if you liked the Michelin Pilot Sport AS+, then I would suggest you consider the new Michelin Pilot Sport AS3, since it's the replacement tire. They have even better responsiveness and handling.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by Treasa

I'm looking for long-lasting 3/all season (I use winter tires) tires for a 2006 Mazda 3. Mid-price range. A lot of city driving. Right now I have 195/65/15 but could go up to 16.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

For your 2006 Mazda 3, in the size 195/65R15, take a look at the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. This would be the best tire for wet and dry traction. The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus is also going to be a very comfortable tire and has a treadlife of 80,000 miles. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Turanza+Serenity+Plus&affiliate=TZ4
Monday, May 19, 2014 by liz

What would be the best allseason tires for my 2010 Mazda3. It has about 53000 miles on it now and I'm still using OEM tires. I'm currently doing a decent amount of city driving. Thanks!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Liz, what size tires are you currently running on your vehicle?
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by liz

I believe they are 205/55R16
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

We would suggest the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. It's the top-rated Grand Touring All-Season tire, and it offers fantastic all-season traction, is very quiet and is long lasting, too. http://bit.ly/RUl8Yl
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by david

06 mazda 3i want to replace oem yokohama 205/55/16 loved the smoothnes and noiseless...upgrade to eom 17 wheels with Potenza g019 but too noisey and bumpey ride...live in FL so no snow here
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

I would suggest you take a look at the Continental Conti PureContact or Pirelli Cinturato P7 AS Plus. Both of those are two of our quietest tires and do exceptionally well in the wet for those Florida thunderstorms. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire-brand.jsp?affiliate=TZ4
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Morgan

I have a 2011 Mazda3 and do a lot of city and highway driving daily; tires are currently P205/50R17 93V Yokohamas but was looking for a more affordable yet still comparable all-season option if there is one. Only need 2, if that makes any difference. Thanks!
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Angela

Replacing tires for my 2008 Mazda 3 GT, 205-50-17 size. All season for South Carolina area. What's your recommendation. Was told Michelin Premier AS but they sound like they are SUV and Sedans?
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Morgan, we typically would recommend that you match the tires with two more Yokohamas when only replacing two tires. However, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus would be more affordable and comparable option. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Cinturato+P7+All+Season+Plus&affiliate=TZ4.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Angela, the Michelin Premier AS would still work just fine on a Mazda 3. But it you want to look at some other good options I would suggest either the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus, if your looking for a quiet and comfortable tire, or the Continental ExtremeContact DWS if you're looking for more of a performance tire. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire-brand.jsp?affiliate=TZ4.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 by Greg

Looking for the best winter handling all season tire for a 2008 Mazda3 GT 205/50R17. Quiet ride would be a plus.
What would you recommend?
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

The best all-season tire with a focus on winter traction would be either the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus or Continental ExtremeContact DWS.
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Richard

I am looking to replace tires on a 2006 Mazda 3 w 205/50/17. I have had previous stock Goodyear RSA and Yoko S drives and they became VERY noisy after ~ 1year. Latest Sumo HTR ASP01 were better for a while. From reading it seems Pirelli P7 Cinturato all season look the best, regarding low noise. But General Altimax HP is rated well regarding noise at much lower $. Any comments on General Altimax HP?
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Overall, the General has been very well received and stays quiet over the life of the tire. It's a great choice for the money. The Pirelli tire is also an excellent choice. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Altimax+HP&affiliate=TZ4
Saturday, August 9, 2014 by Jackson

I have a 2007 Mazda 3 touring sedan that uses 205/50R17 tires. It originally came with Michelin tires, then I installed Kumho, and currently have Cooper tires (great tread life) that need replacing now. Since I drive a lot locally for my job and need good handling, excellent traction and tread life, what would be some tire options I should consider this time around?
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Jackson, take a look at the Continental PureContact and Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus. Both offer great traction and handling with good treadwear.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 by TC

Have a 2012, stick-shift Mazda 3. Looking for all season rubber that deals well with rain and snow. Riding Turanza OEM P2015/55/R16 with 36K. Michelin? Other?
Monday, October 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

TC, two tires you may want to take a look at are the Michelin Premier A/S and the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology. They are among the strongest all-season tires available in your size. - marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Greg

I was looking at the Michelin Primacy tires for my 2013 Mazda 3. I was told they were being discontinued and the Michelin Premier was the recommended tire. Is that a good match for my car?
Friday, October 24, 2014 by Rob

My wife has a '08 Mazda3. She's currently running the Bridgestone 205/50/17 89V. These tires don't seem to last very long and are quite noisy. Any suggestions on which tire we should move to? Thanks for any help!!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Greg, the Michelin Premier is the replacement for the Michelin Primacy and is one of the highest rated tires in its category. It would be a good fit for the Mazda 3. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by John

I have a 2013 Mazda 3i and looking to replace the stock Turnaza Tires. The dealership recommended the Yoko Avid Envigor, but upon reading reviews i'm a little hesitant to go with those. I live in utah and drive the canyons to ski resorts 1-2 times a week during the winter. and i drive about 25-30000 miles a year. What would you recommend or should i go with the envigor?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Rob, two very popular options available in this size are the Continental Pure Contact and Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

John, while the Envigor is not a bad choice, stronger all-season options are available. One of our best rated tires we carry is the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=PureContact+with+EcoPlus+Technology&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Emily

I have a 2004 Mazda 3s with 205/50/17 tires. While 1 of the 4 was replaced about 2 years ago, I am looking for a new set to handle the great Michigan seasons. So I guess I am looking for a solid all-season tire, one that can handle some harsh winters, so traction is a plus, quiet/comfortable, and a good tread life. I know it is a more "sporty" car, but I am not a Nascar driver.
Sunday, November 16, 2014 by Wayne

I have a 2013 Mazda sport GT and need snowflake all season tires. Drive a minimum of 19000 miles per year. What would you recommend?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Emily, two of the most popular all-seaon tires available for this car are the Continental Pure Contact with EcoPlus Technology and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Wayne, the snowflake symbol is typically found only on dedicated snow tires. Of the tires offered in that category, customers have typically seen the longest wear with the Michelin X-Ice line of products. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Tobe

Steve, we're looking for replacement tires for our Mazda 3 that will have good traction (no snow here)and Quiet!
(there's too much road noise with the Yokohamas) What would you recommend?
Friday, November 28, 2014 by Mike

I am seriously considering purchasing a 2015 Mazda 3 next month. Have test driven 3 different cars, am probably going to go with the iIouring trim, which has the 2.0L engine and comes with 16" wheels. Now, I know this is going to sound sacrilegious, but here goes: I love everything about the car EXCEPT the ride which is too harsh and noisy. If I buy one of these cars, I'd want to immediately replace the OEM tires with all season radials that are quieter and decrease the ride harmonic bouncing and harsh ride. Am I asking too much? Is there a good all season tire that will make the ride quieter and more tolerable without hitting the gas mileage significantly?
Saturday, November 29, 2014 by Hi


I have a Mazda 3 2009. Last year I had a very difficult time in the winter and this year I want to avoid that if at all possible.

What is the BEST all season tire out there that works amazingly in winter
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Tobe, Take a look at the Michelin Premier A/S or the Pirelli P7 All Season Plus. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Mike, Most Mazda 3s equipped with 16" wheels use the Yokohama Avid S34FV as an Original Equipment tire. These tires have not been positively reviewed and other options certainly exist that are both quiet and better riding. For a list of current front-runners in the Grand Touring All-Season category, look here: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Hi, One of my favorites is the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology. It tends to work very well as an all-season, is popular amongst consumers and is fairly cost-effective. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Erik

Hello. I am in search of performance/all-season tires for my 2010 Mazda3 hatchback. After ~30k miles, the original tires have worn out. My car typically is used for a short commute (~12 mi RT/day), but I want to have good handling on long drives, particularly through the desert. Tire size is P205/50R17. My preference is that the tires be at least some what cost-effective...likely looking for $100-$200/tire. Thank you
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Erik, If you're looking for a performance all-season, take a look at the Continental ExtremeContact DWS or the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2. Both are well rated and are fairly cost-effective: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=UHPAS&affiliate=BF7
Friday, December 26, 2014 by jay

Hi , I have mazda 3 sport 2010 and I currently have falken 205/50R17. I am looking for replacement tires that need to be quiet and comfort as well as better handling. I also want to know if I get 215/55R17 , is it gonna be ok for my car ? Thank you
Monday, January 5, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Jay, We do not recommend, nor can we guarantee the successful use of a 215/55R17 on this car. Take a look at our consumer reviews for popular options in your factory size: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/index.jsp?affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Joe

Hi, I have a 2008 Mazda 3 iSport 2.0L with 205/50R17 tires. I'm looking to replace all 4 and was wondering what would be the best tires for all season. Also if it would be okay to go down to a smaller size tire like the original size of 195/65R15. Thanks.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Joe, Using a 195/65R15 is fine as long as it is paired with an appropriate 15" wheel. When using the 205/50R17 size, take a look at the Continental Pure Contact or the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S+. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Andrew

Hi, I have a 2012 Mazda 3 5-door i-Grand touring and am looking to replace the OE Turanza EL-400-2 tires. My tire specs are 205/55-16. I am looking for all-season tires, regardless that i live in Southern California. I drive tight around corners so I want grip, yet I still drive keeping gas mileage in mind. Additionally, in the rare occurrences when we have rain, I don't want to be hydroplaning like i have with these OE tires. What tires do you recommend i install next? I drive around 15,000 miles a year.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Andrew, Two of the best rated Grand Touring All-Season tires offered in your size are the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Monday, April 20, 2015 by Jared Foley

I have a 2012 Mazda Skyactiv hatch w/ stock Turanza's on it. I have snow tire/wheel combo for the winter that I run from October to April. Debating on a performance summer/allseason tire. I like cornering performance and would expect tire to last 40k miles. Please recommend.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Jared, With a goal of 40k miles I would suggest using an ultra high performance all-season tire. Tires such as a Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 or a Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S provide good handling response with reasonable treadwear. While Performance Summer tires are a viable option because of your winter wheel and tire setup, they will likely leave you far short of your mileage goal. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Jacqueline

I have a 2006 Mazda 3 iTouring sedan with 70k miles on it. I got 2 new tires last year, goodyear eagle 205/16 and I need to replace the other 2. Is it better for me to just replace all 4 with better tires or is it possible to just get 2 and be just as fine. Every place tells me a different tire is the best so I am just wondering what really is the best tire for my vehicle? Thank You!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Jacqueline, If you decide to replace just two tires, you should match what is already on the vehicle. If replacing a set, I would suggest the Continental Pure Contact or the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, July 2, 2015 by Jeff

I drive about 30,000 miles a year. I live in Georgia, so we don't get much snow, but we get a lot of rain and a fair bit of ice. I need something durable, with great wet weather traction and I would like it to be quieter than the Yokohama that came on it. They are the 205/60/16 tires on a 2014 Mazda three. Thanks
Monday, July 6, 2015 by Nikhil

I have the Mazda 3 2013 Model with the Bridgestone Turanza. The road-noise is just awful.
I am looking for a tire that will provide a much quieter ride, and works well in the rain. Can you suggest what should i look at. From the comments above it appears that Michelin Premier and Continental PureContact would work?
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Jeff, Take a look at the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Nikhill, Either of those would be an excellent choice. Another to consider is the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by Pat Daniels

I have a 2012 Mazda3 S Grand Touring vehicle. I have only 24,000 miles on the original tires, yet the front tires have little tread left (3/32") and the back tires are cupped badly causing a very loud sound which increases with speed. This seems to be a problem unique to the car. I now need to replace all four tires and would like to know which ones would best suit this vehicle and it's problems. Thank you.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by Paisan

I have Mazda 3, 2009. the tire size is 205-50-17. what is the good mid-range all season for my car?

Friday, September 11, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Pat, The Original Equipment tires have not received very positive reviews. As a replacement, look at the Continental PureContact or the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Friday, September 11, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Paisan, Consider the Continental PureContact or Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Friday, September 18, 2015 by TJ

Have 2015 Mazda3 4dr sedan and live in the NY/orange cty area. Travel through windy roads thru the mountains, snow during our long winter and highway driving to my 66miles commute to work (amount of days variable)... Want to replace my OEM (Bridgestone Eco tires P205/60R16), looking for all-season (don't have to swap out for winter tires and pay extra$$). What is a reliable brand w/durability and performance? I want to feel safe when driving in rain/snow/ice.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

TJ, Take a look at the Michelin Premier A/S and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus. Both work well as an all-season, are available in your size: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Monique

Hi I have a Mazda 3 hatchback, 2006 model. Believe my tires are 195/65R15 or they are the 16 inch rims (not sure have to find the handbook). Looking for affordable, good performance and quietness for all season tires and will eventually replace my winter tires which are on rims already. What are the best options? I need to replace all 4 tires
Friday, October 2, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Monique, Take a look at the Michelin Premier A/S or the Continental Pure Contact: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Friday, October 16, 2015 by curtis

Looking for an all-season tire for daughter's 06 Mazda 3i with great wet/dry traction & good handling (on PA's curvy back roads), that also has good tread life & provides a reasonably comfortable/ quiet ride. I've heard good things about the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 & Primacy MXV4 (still available?). What's your "best pick" recommendation with the "traction, handling, and nicely comfortable/quiet" qualities (listed generally in order of priority) that I'm reaching for? 205/50/17.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Curtis, The top pick for an Ultra High performance all season would be the Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=ExtremeContact+DWS+06&affiliate=BF7
Sunday, October 25, 2015 by Carmen

Hi Team, my mazda 3s 2005 has 215 5ZR17.
I am seeking a tire that will withstand the soon to come snow blizzards, downpours, and summer temps (if possible). Lots of city driving. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Carmen, Take a look at the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus. It has proven to be a very well-rounded all-season tire: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Eric

I am looking for tires to replace my 2011 Mazda 3 hatchback 205/50/17R Yokohama worn tires. Is there any recommendation to stay the same or better driving experience on Mazda 3?
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Eric, The original equipment tires have not been very positively reviewed. A few good alternatives are the Continental Pure Contact and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus. Both can be seen here in our consumer reviews: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=BF7
Friday, November 13, 2015 by Eric

Thanks. It looks pretty good comparing to the Yokohama. By the way, I also see Extreme Contact DWS06. Which would fit the best for me? It seems like Extreme Contact is high performance.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 by Jack

Looking for new tires for my 2005 Mazda 3 five door 5-speed (205 /50-17 ) I currently have all weather Nokian tires that have become so loud it's driving me nuts. They also don't seal well around the rims, constant issues.
Looking for All Season, good in the snow (upstate NY), comfortable, reliable, not expensive and QUIET.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Jack, Take a look at the Pirelli Cinturato P7 AS Plus. Very quiet and comfortable, and in our most recent winter testing of all-season tires, it performed the best of all tires available in your size: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Cinturato+P7+All+Season+Plus&partnum=05HR7CP7ASPXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3
Saturday, January 9, 2016 by dani

what are some good tires for a 2010 mazda 3 hatchback. size p205/55r16
Monday, January 11, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Dani, What are the most important characteristics for you out of a set of new tires? Wet traction, ride comfort, noise, steering response, snow traction? -- sonny@tirerack.com
Friday, January 15, 2016 by dani

hi sonny, snow traction isn't as important as i'm in vancouver, but it does rain a lot, so wet traction is important as well as steering response and ride comfort...i'm looking for all season tires
Friday, January 15, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Dani, Take a look at either the Michelin Premier AS (quieter, more comfortable and longer lasting with great wet traction): http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A%2FS&partnum=055VR6PREAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3

Or the Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 (better steering response and dry grip as well as excellent wet traction): http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=ExtremeContact+DWS+06&partnum=055WR6DWS06&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3
Saturday, January 16, 2016 by dani

thanks, how do those two tires compare to the pirelli p7 cinturato all season plus?
Saturday, January 16, 2016 by dani

what about the continental true contact?
Monday, January 18, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Dani, The Pirelli would be similar to the Michelin in regards to ride quality, longevity and noise quality. The Michelin however would provide a bit better wet traction, as would the Continental. The Pirelli will share the same benefits of the Michelin over the Continental except for wet traction. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Saturday, March 12, 2016 by Brooke


I am currently using Michelin Defender A/S tires on my 2011 Mazda 3 (205/55R16) and drive about 1000 - 1200 miles a month. What tire recommendations do you have that can handle Texas weather ie. rain, ice, snow and extreme heat? I was told my Michelins would last about 90K miles but I am needing to replace them at about 45K so do you also have tips on how to better care for my tires in general? Thank you in advance!
Monday, March 14, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Brooke, It is a bit surprising that the Defender wore so quickly. Though it is a bit softer tread compound, you may try the Michelin Premier A/S as it does have better temperature resistance as well as fantastic wet traction. In order to maximize longevity, it is important to keep the vehicle in alignment and rotate every three to five thousand miles. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A%2FS&partnum=055HR6PREAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3
Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Keith Miller

Looking to replace the Bridgestone Ecopias on my 2008 Mazda3 5-door. I'm just outside Philly, so I need all-season but I'm selling the car within a year, so I don't need top of the line. What do you recommend? Thanks
Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Keith, I am happy to make a recommendation. What size tire are you currently using? -- sonny@tirerack.com
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by Blair

I have a 2009 Mazda 3 hatchback (grand touring) with 100k. I live in DC area so I drive in stop and go traffic with rain/snow. What is a good value (Im a student) all season replacement? Tires are 205/50/17
Thursday, October 6, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Blair, I would take a look at the General Altimax RT43 for a good bang for your buck. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28H-+or+V-Speed+Rated%29&partnum=05VR7AMRT43&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3
Friday, October 14, 2016 by Keith

Sonny - I'm using 205/50R17. Thank you.

_______________________________________________________Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Keith, I am happy to make a recommendation. What size tire are you currently using? -- sonny@tirerack.com
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by Gerald Soderstrum

Hey everyone forgive me if this was already asked above. A bit confused on tire options. I currently have 2006 mazda 3 i auto. I believe my tires are P195/65R15. im seeing others online going with P205/55R16. Are there advantages to a wider tire or is it best to stick with what have. Looking for good all seasons tires, live in deep south Louisiana. Hot and wet
Friday, October 21, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Gerald, Both sizes were optional on the 6 Mazda 3. You could go to the 16" for better dry traction, but it would require new wheels as well.
Sunday, October 30, 2016 by kris Askvig

Replacing 2010 Mazda 3 hatchback tires. Live in SoCal so crazy drives may be more of an issue than weather. Main issue is road noise.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Joe

Hello, I am looking at replacing the tires on my 2012 Mazda 3 5-door iGrandTouring, size 205/55R16. I need something great for all seasons and has good performance in snow and ice conditions. Any recommendations? I had my eye on the Continental EXTREMECONTACT DWS 06 but are there other options which may be a good fit? thanks!
Monday, December 5, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Joe, The DWS06 is a great choice for what you have described. I would ask however about your driving style. Are you a spirited or more laid back driver?
Thursday, January 5, 2017 by Alex

Hey All, I currently have a 2013 Mazda3 5-door iTouring, size 205/55R16. I want something that is all season, currently live in VA and it gets some tough winters. Mostly looking for efficiency in mileage and a great drive in poor conditions. I am a mixture of spirited when the road is open and laid back in traffic'd areas.
Monday, January 9, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Alex, I would recommend the Michelin Premier AS V speed rated. This tire features Michelins Evergrip Technology so as the tire wears down the siping will get wider. What this means for you is a tire that retains its traction as it wears, keeping you safe in poor conditions. The V speed rating will be a slightly firmer sidewall than what came on the vehicle which will give you a better steering response when you need it.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Kevin

I have a 2004 Mazda 3. I'm switching to some custom rims, 17 x 7.5. Currently running Kumho Ecsta 4X l, 205/50R17. What would you guys recommend? Weekdays I generally tend to drive 3-5 miles, weekends 20-30. I like to do a bit of spirited driving every now and then.
Monday, June 19, 2017 by Brittney

Just bought a 2013 mazda 3, looking to put on 18 inch rims - What all season tires would you recommend for my car? Thanks
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


I would go with the Michelin Premier AS. This is a tire that hits every mark: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A%2FS&partnum=255HR7PREAS&tab=Survey&affiliate=FK8
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Larry

Dear Tire Rack,
I have H-rated Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S on my 2009 Mazda 3 right now. I was a bit disappointed with their performance in wet and snow conditions, esp. toward the end of their life. I am looking for something with a longer tread life, with better performance in the elements, yet while keeping handling and responsiveness that came with the Exalto. I liked your recommendation about the V-rated Premier and I might do that. Any other suggestions?
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


If you are using 205/55R16 another tire you would consider is the Continental Pure Contact for a good combination of winter and wet traction and a little less expensive than the Michelin Premier AS: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=PureContact+with+EcoPlus+Technology&partnum=055VR6PUREC&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GU9
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Yasmeen

Hi, I have a 2010 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring 4-door with 3 dry rotted tires. Which all season tires would you recommend for my car?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Yasmeen: If you have the 205/50R17 size, then the highest overall rated tire is the Michelin Premier AS. Click here for current pricing: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier%20A/S&partnum=05HR7PREASXL&tab=Survey&affiliate=GU9

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