Tire Rack's Best Tires for the Honda Odyssey

For over a decade, the Honda Odyssey has been one of America's top selling minivans. With its good looks, spacious interior and Honda's reliability, the Odyssey has logged millions of miles on U.S. roads. Along for the ride are some very good choices of tires, including the most common size of 235/65R16.

Having spoken with hundreds of Odyssey owners and having made several more recommendations, I've found three tires that have been solid choices.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTredTouring
Continental CrossContact LX20
Continental CrossContact
LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Hankook Optimo H727
Hankook Optimo

My favorite option is the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. This tire is one on the best riding tires I have ever driven on. Period. It offers the qualities most drivers are looking for in a tire: very smooth, quiet, great all-season traction and will last a long time.

Next, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is an ecologically friendly tire that's designed to enhance driving pleasure, save fuel and maintain grip while on wet surfaces. Technically, the tire is marketed as a Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire, but works just as well on the Honda Odyssey. This tire is also very comfortable and offers excellent traction. The difference with this tire is its low rolling resistance technology that provides drivers with a little better fuel economy.

When in comes to a value option, I prefer the Hankook Optimo H727. This tire offers good all-season traction and reasonable ride manners. It's developed to deliver a premium appearance and long wear along with dry, wet and wintertime traction, even in light snow. Optimo H727 tires also come with a 100,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Do you need additional help with selecting your new tires? Then visit our Tire Decision Guide to see which performance category best suits your driving needs.


Thursday, December 27, 2012 by JB

We've had the Optimo H727 on a 2007 Odyssey EXL for a few years and I have to say, living in the Northwest, this is not the tire to have. In wet weather (It rains here occasionally) you have to be extremely light on the gas. It's so bad you can't pull into traffic or accelerate from a light without the tires breaking loose and the VSA engaging. No issues with hydroplaning though.

The ride is a bit soft and responsiveness is less than the OEM Michelins. Wear and snow traction are better than the OEM Michelins but not impressive. All in all, I will be looking for a different tire when it's time to replace these.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Jason

looking to put wheels and tires on our new 13 odyssey, what is the biggest tire set up I can put on, looking to fill in the wheel well gap with out lowering the minivan, right now looking at possible enkei 20inch VSX with some 235/55r20, thanks for your help
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by steve

Hi Jason,
I'm not so sure that tire size would fit. It seems it would be a little too tall. The only 20" we recommend is a 245-45-20.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by Mike

What do you think of the Firestone Affinity Touring tires?
Friday, June 28, 2013 by Steve

Hi Mike,
The Affinity Touring really has below average traction, especially in the winter. They are not exactly the quietest tires in the world either. There are a lot better tires out there.
Friday, July 19, 2013 by John Walter

I own a 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L. Can my rims accomodate a larger tire (235/65-17 or 18 vs 16) and if so,how will handling,wear,gas mileage,road noise, etc. be affected? Can a wider tire be used to optimize any of the above criteria?
John Walter
Thursday, September 5, 2013 by Michael

Looking for recommendations for new tires for our 2011 Honda Odyssey. Our vehicle transports 4 kids between the ages of 4 and 2 everyday so safety is my top concern. Living in the Northeast with winter approaching so they need to be good in the snow, sleet, etc. Thanks.
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Steve

Hi Michael,
For the best tire that focuses on winter traction, I would suggest the Continental CrossContact LX20
Monday, October 14, 2013 by David

What about the Michelin Defender? It seems highly rated, but I'm seeing some debate about the Odyssey being too heavy for it. I live in Toronto and use dedicated snows for the winter. My needs are balanced (comfort, decent handling, good traction). Are CrossContacts a better choice than Defenders?
Thursday, October 17, 2013 by steve

Hi David,
The Michelin Defender is a very capable tire. It would have comparable ride comfort and traction as the LX20. However, the Continental will have better handling, therefore I would continue to suggest the LX20 for you. The only advantage to the Michelin would be a longer treadlife. Hope this helps.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 by Jan Whitford

Can I put 235/65R16 tires on my 2001 Odyssey to replace the old 215/35R16's?
Friday, October 25, 2013 by steve

Hi Jan,
Sorry, but that size will be too big. It would likely rub somewhere.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Scott

I live in the upper midwest and debating on getting winter tires or all season tires for my 2007 Odyssey. Is a winter that much better than an all season tire?
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Steve

Hi Scott,
Even the best all season tire, would never do as well as the worst winter tire. It's hard to describe how well they work, but my experience has been, once you use a winter tire, you'll never go back to an all season.
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Dave

I have a 2012 odyssey that has been converted for a wheelchair in the back. I am regularly carrying my son in his 350lbs power chair. I live in northern IL and am looking for a good all season tire. the size is 235/65/17. I am currently running the tires that came with the car. They are horrible in my opinion. I want more traction in the rain and snow without having to splurge for a whole set just for the winter.
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Keith

I own a 2004 Odyssey, and despite best efforts, can't seem to find an answer to my query: I have 4 245/65R17 winters - will they fit my 2004 Odyssey? Many thanks.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 by steve

Hi Dave,
One of the best all-season tires, especially for winter, would be the Goodyear Assurance CS Tripletred.
Hope this helps.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 by Steve

Hi Keith,
That size is probably too big and will likely rub somewhere.
Monday, November 25, 2013 by AM

I have a 2003 Odyssey and need a good dedicated winter tire - not a good all seaon - any recommendations? Thanks
Monday, November 25, 2013 by steve lodahl

I bought Hankook Optimo for my 2007 ODY EX partly because of favorable comments on Tire Rack. Worst mistake I ever made. Terrible whining noise from new. 4 wheel alignments and 1 wheel bearing replacement (not needed) later, they are being replaced. Don't know with what yet but Michelin Defender gets top rank. Sorry Hankook. Maybe a got a bad set?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Steve

Hi AM,
Best winter tire for the Odyssey is the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70.
Hope this helps.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Myra

Time to replace tires on my '08 Honda Odyssey EX. The Yokohama's I have now are SO LOUD. A quiet tire is at the top of my list. What's your opinion of Assurance TripleTred All-Season? Thank you!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

While the Assurance TripleTred is rated number one is our survey, its noise comfort rating isn't great. Take a look at the General AltiMAX RT43 as it's offered at a great price and the survey information is looking for a relatively new tire.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Laurie

Have a 2007 Honda Odyssey Touring edition. Purchased Bridgestone Blizzaks snow tires this past winter and and LOVE them, especially with the horrible winter we had hear in the Northeast. Looking to pull my snow tires off now & unsure what to replace them with for summer ?? Any suggestions......thanks
Monday, April 7, 2014 by Andy

Would the Michelin LTX m/s2 work on a 2010 Honda Odyssey? I've read that they are excellent all season tires with above average ratings for traction (wet, dry, snow, ice) and also have a very long life span. I've also read that they are a quiet, smooth riding tire. I understand that they are intended to be/considered a light truck/SUV tire, but I'm just curious if they would work on my minivan.
Monday, April 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

As we do not know what size you're currently running on your vehicle as the M/S2 doesn't come in the stock size option, we can still say that this tire will work fine with for your minivan.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by fred

Have a 2012 Odyssey with 235 60 R18 wheels. Between Michelin Primacy MXV4 and the Goodyear Assurance - which would offer the best comfortable riding / handling tradeoff? Thanks!
Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is rated higher in both areas compared to the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=TZ4
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Chelsea

I have a 2012 Odyssey EX and need to get new tires. We live in Central Florida, so something spectacular in the rain is a must as I drive 60+ miles a day with 3 young kids in the van. What options would you recommend? Thanks!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

The General AltiMAX RT43 and Firestone Precision Touring are two top-rated options. Both are at a great price-point and would be good tires for your Odyssey.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Tony

I have an '07 odyssey and I'm going to buy firestone winterforce UV tires. What is your opinion on these tires?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

The tire has an aggressive winter tread design that does well in deeper snow and sloppy slush.It’s not as good on ice as some of the soft compound winter tires but overall a nice improvement over any all-season tire.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Christine Swift

235/65R16 are the size tires for my 2005 Odyssey. I currently have Bridgestone Turanza EL42's which were rated very well when purchased. I am looking for a great replacement all weather vehicle. We currently live in the PNW with tons of rain and are moving to Germny for three years, where the weather is very similar. Not sure what works best.
Friday, June 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Two of our best tires for the Honda Odyssey include the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring and Michelin Defender. Both are long lasting, nice riding tires with great all-season traction. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire-brand.jsp?affiliate=TZ4
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Lisa

Need new tires for my 2012 Odyssey EX-L. Came with some type of Michelin that will cost about $830 to replace with the exact same. Don't feel that strongly about having the same again. Can you recommend another decent and maybe less expensive tire? Thanks!
Monday, July 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Take a look at the General AltiMAX RT43. It's a great option for the money and is currently ranked first in our survey results. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28T-Speed+Rated%29&affiliate=HQ5
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Chris

Got the Michelin Defenders 20K miles ago and they already need to be replaced. They were not good when starting on wet pavement so I will not be getting these again, nor would I recommend them. Will be looking for something different to replace them.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Joy

Hi! I don't know anything about tires. I need to buy new ones ASAP for my 2011 Honda Odyssey EX. We live in Eastern NC and travel a lot between MD and SC in the summers. We are moving to Colorado Springs next summer, so I'm not sure what tires to get. Do I get all season tires now and special winter ones for winter in CO? If I can't afford that, do I just get the winter ones now or will all-season be ok in Colorado Springs? Currently have the Michelin P235/65R17. Thanks for your help!
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Joy, a dedicated winter tire, such as the Bridgestone Blizzak, would probably be best for Colorado winters. However, if you are strictly looking at all-season tires for year-round use, take a look at the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring or Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/conti/continental-tires.jsp?affiliate=TZ4
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by David

We just bought a 2007 Honda Odyssey EX and I will need to buy winter tires for the fall. I would love to buy the General Arctic Altimax as I bought those for my subaru a couple years ago and they are amazing! When I search on your website they don't come up as a winter tire option in the 235 65 16 size. Is there a way to get them in that size? Also, I put the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology on our Subaru this past spring and it is a great tire. I plan to buy a set for our Odyssey next spring! Thanks!.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

David, while General does not supply the tire in a 235/65R16, they do make it in a 225/70R16 for $86/ea. This is another popular size that we guarantee as a fitment for your Odyssey. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Altimax+Arctic&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=27QR6AMAXA&tab=Sizes&affiliate=BF7 -- marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, September 22, 2014 by Marq

I have a 2011 Odyssey and we just moved to NV from NY so I'm not sure if that changes what tires I should get. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Cee Lee

I just bought 2012 odyssey EX with 235/65/17 on it(all season) and I have 235/60/18 winter tires and rims together from old vehicle(2010 santa fe). Is 235/60/18 fits on odyssey? Found Odyssey touring model has 235/60/18 as option as well.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Marq, given your new climate, I would recommend focusing on a tire with good all-season traction. One of the most popular options currently offered is the General Altimax RT43. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, September 29, 2014 by April

I have had 2 or 3 sets of Michelin on my 2006 Odyssey EX-L. 50,000 mile tires only making it 25,000 before they need to be replaced due to the tread on the outside edges. I live in Dallas, travel to Louisiana often. I to have them rotated, aligned and balanced at every oil change. Suggestions on a better tire?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Cee Lee, currently the highest rated tire by consumers is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=CrossContact+LX20+with+EcoPlus+Technology&affiliate=BF7
Friday, October 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

April, Odyssey vans are known to eat tires. However, a popular pick recently has been the General AltiMAX RT43. It tends to wear well compared to many touring tires and is available in your size. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28T-Speed+Rated%29&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Justin

Hello. I have winter tires 235 70 R16 with rims (5 lug, 120mm, high positive offset). Will these fit on my 2007 Honda Odyssey? The tires on there now are 235 65 R16.
Friday, October 10, 2014 by Andrew

I have 2006 Odyssey. Which 18" tallest tire sizes will fit it? Please provide few of the tallest sizes.
Friday, October 24, 2014 by Travis

We have a 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L. The tires have the original from manufactures tires on them (Michelin Primacy MXV4). These tires are ok as they are quiet on the highway, but they are not good at all in the snow (Live in the Northeast). Trying to decide between a aggressive all season, or just to run snow tires all the time. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Travis, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 has always been well liked in regards to its all-season traction. If this tire has not been sufficient, you will likely benefit most from a dedicated winter tire. We do not, however, suggest that these tires be used year-round. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, October 31, 2014 by James

Hi I have a 2013 Odyssey Touring, 18" rims, looking for what are the best and quiet winter tires to put on this year.
Monday, November 3, 2014 by Abhijit

Is Goodyear Assurance ComforTredTouring good for Honday Odyssey 2008 Touring vehicle, i had PAX tier and now thinkig to change it to 17" rim wheels, i hope thats better choice or do i need to stick to Michelin Primacy MXV4?
Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

James, snow tires typically make more noise than traditional all-seasons due in part to their aggressive pattern. With that said, one of the most popular options is the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Blizzak+DM-V1&affiliate=BF7
Monday, November 17, 2014 by Jennifer

I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey EXL with Michelin Defender Tires on it. They are suppose to get 90,000 miles and I just went in to have them rotated at 48,000 and was told they cannot be rotated anymore and I am about ready for new tires. I am very frustrated because after buying cheap tires and only getting about a year out of them, I spent the money for the "best" tires and am basically being told they are shot now! Any suggestions on the best tire/price for the Odyssey? I feel like I keep getting the run around at the tire store!!
Monday, November 17, 2014 by Tom

I have a 2004 Honda Odyssey van. I have used several models of Michelin tires (Symmetry and Hydro edge) in the past. I am considering the Defender or Primacy now. We only have 2 weeks of ice and snow here in SC but I need the best ice and snow traction I can get from an all season tire because there are no plows that go into my neighborhood. What would you recommend? I would even consider other brands. I am not worried about cost or mileage.
Monday, November 17, 2014 by Darrin

Will 255/70R17 tires fit my 2006 Honda Odyssey Touring with PAX tires?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Amy

I bought a 2010 Odyssey EX-L that is equipped with 2 Hankook H727 and 2 Michelin Optimo (must be original since they are in dire need of replacement). The Hankooks are awful in anything other than dry weather, but it's not in the budget to get both all-seasons and snows (live in Milwaukee). What tires would give the best performance in varying weather conditions?
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Jennifer, the Honda Odyssey has always had a problem with tire wear due to the way it is set-up and its weight. While very few customers ever get a high amount of mileage out of tires installed on this vehicle, many have found good success with the General Altimax RT43. It is cost-effective, tends to work well as an all-season and features a high treadwear rating. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28T-Speed+Rated%29&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Tom, both of these tires tend to work quite well as an all-season, however the Defender does have a higher wear rating, which is of benefit to most Odyssey owners given the wear issues these vans face. As an alternative, check out the General Altimax RT43. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28T-Speed+Rated%29&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Darrin, a 255/70R17 is too large to work on an Odyssey as this tire size will likely result in rubbing issues. It is also against our recommendation to take the PAX tires off the Odyssey van.
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Amy, Mmany Odyssey owners looking for a cost-effective all-season option have found good success with the General Altimax RT-43. It works well as an all-season and has a good mileage warranty. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28T-Speed+Rated%29&affiliate=BF7
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Jeff

Hi Scott,
Winter is coming today! I have a set of 245 65r 17 winter tires I want to put on my 2013 Honda Odyssey. As you know they come stock with 235 65r 17... Will the tires I have fit / work? Thanks... Happy Thankgiving!
Monday, December 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Team

Jeff, A 245/65R17 is a listed fitment and would work fine for your Odyssey.-- marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, December 29, 2014 by Beth

I have a 2007 Odyssey and live in the Northeast. I have Cooper CS4 and am not satisfied. Steering wheel shakes when at high speeds. Looking for new tires? What do you suggest for a safe but smooth ride.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Beth, Many customers have been very pleased with the General Altimax RT43. It has received good reviews and is cost-effective: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=ST&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Cara

I just bought a used 2012 Honda Odyssey (17K miles) equipped with Michelin Primacy MXV4 tire (235/65R17). Just had our first snow here in Maryland and was sliding everywhere!!! Never, ever had that problem with my old Chrysler Town & Country. Should I invest in snow tires--even thought our snow season can be short? What snow tires are recommended for the 2012 Odyssey?
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Matt

I have a 2015 Odyssey Touring with OEM 235/60R18 tires. I would like to purchase a set of winter wheels and tires, and am wondering if it is fine to get the same size as the lower trim modes 235/65R17 to save some money. The owner's manual states i am supposed to put the same size "tires" on or it could impact VSA/ABS systems. I assume they mean i should put the same 18" size tires on my 18" rims, but if I buy new 17" rims and tires that match the lower trim Odysseys I should be fine. Is this correct?

Also, what winter tire would you recommend for frigid/icy conditions (Alberta / Montana)? Blizzaks?
Thursday, January 8, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Cara, The Michelin Primacy is one of the better all-seasons on the market today. If this tire is not sufficient, the use of a snow tire may be necessary. Take a look at the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1. It is one of the highest rated snow tires sold in your size: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=W&VT=LT&affiliate=BF7
Monday, January 12, 2015 by Gary

I have a 2003 Odyssey; I've run Michelin Harmony tires on the Odyssey and on a previous '96 Chrysler Town and Country. I've always gotten more than the advertised 80,000 miles. My current set is at 91,000 but need to be replaced. I seldom rotate but get even wear out of the set of four. I see that Michelin no longer manufactures the Harmony and recommends the Defender. I see mixed reviews about the Defender; they apparently don't last the 90K miles as advertised. I want another set of all season tires that will last at least 80K, handle well in summer and snow, and are QUIET. I strayed from Michelin and put Bridgestone Serenity on my wife's Camry but they whine at highway speeds so I don't want those. Any ideas? I want mileage, handling, and QUIET.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Matt, 17" wheels and tires will clear the brakes on the Touring model Odyssey and will make for a good Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package. When using 235/65R17 rotational speed does not change. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Patricia

I have a 2002 and the tires that are on it are 225/60/r16 what's the best tire and does it have to be that exact size
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Gary, Very few consumers achieve such good treadwear results on a Honda Odyssey, however if you are looking at options that may possibly last 90,000 miles, your options will be quite limited. On this short list are the Michelin Defender and the Continental True Contact. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, January 16, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Patricia, We do not recommend changing sizes. Take a look at the General Altimax RT43. It is one of the more popular sellers for the Odyssey: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=ST&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Eric

I am trying to decide between the continental cross contacts and the Goodyear comforted you listed above for my 2006 odyssey. Live in upstate NY so winter driving/traction is important. I am also looking for a comfortable, quiet ride. I have the Goodyear Tripple Treads now but not thrilled with them. Can you describe the main driving differences between the two and why you would choose one over the other? I've read in many reviews that the fuel savings on the cross contacts is nonexistent.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Eric, Frankly, both of these options would be very appropriate tire choices for the '06 Odyssey. Both are quiet, ride well, and are roughly the same price. Comparing the two, I do feel that the Continental does fare slightly better as an all-season. While not vastly different, the positive reviews on the Continental especially for its performance on wet/snow sway me ever so slightly. With that said. however, do not be afraid to choose either option. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, February 9, 2015 by Jessica

Hi, I NEED to replace the tires on my 2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L. I want to replace them with a good tire that I can keep on the van year round but has great handling in the snow for the New York winters. What would you recommend? I am tired of getting stuck in the snow and need help.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Jessica, The best tires in an all season that will provide the best snow traction capability for the Odyssey would be either the Continental Cross Contact LX20, General Altimax RT43, or the Firestone Destination LE2. -- Tanner@tirerack.com
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by sam

I have a santa fe 2010 with tire size installed of 235/65 R17.I wonder if same tire size with rims from Honda odessey 2001 will fit on my santa fe.?are the rims compatible?is the bolt pattern being the same ,is this enough to be compatible rims?
Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Sam, The Honda Odyssey and Santa Fe both have the same 5x114 bolt pattern, but the offset is higher for the Odyssey, so you may have issues with the back side of the OEM Odyssey wheels hitting the face of the calipers on the Santa Fe. I would recommend doing a test fitment, particularly on the front of the vehicle to ensure clearance, and go from there. -- Tanner@tirerack.com
Monday, March 2, 2015 by Jane

Hello there, I need tires for 2007 Odyssey EX-L. Money is NOT the issue. My requirements are: 1. All season tires. 2. Needs good traction for WET & DAY + SNOW. 3. Handling & stops quicker. Thanks!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Jane, Take a look at the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=CrossContact+LX20+with+EcoPlus+Technology&affiliate=BF7
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by John

Looking to replace oem tires on 2011 odyssey. No snow but good amount of rain. Which tires do you recommend? Also Goodyear has a assurance touring. Do you know if it is much different then the assurance comforted touring? Thanks.
Friday, March 6, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

John, Take a look at the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=CrossContact+LX20+with+EcoPlus+Technology&affiliate=BF7
Monday, March 9, 2015 by Judy

I have a 2007 Odyssey. We live on dirt roads, 2 miles from paved roads.Tires don't seem to last long and I have been told it is because of the dirt roads. We currently have defenders with 31k on them and will have to replace them before next winter. Can you recommend all season tires that will handle dirt roads and last longer? Thanks
Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Myke

I hace a 2005 odyssey touring i am looking to put aftermarket Wheels in it 17" ir 18" ,whats the best tire size that I can use? Thanks
Friday, March 13, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Judy, While the dirt/gravel roads are a likely cause of the increased wear, you might also consider a Continental TureContact. This is another high mileage tire that has done very well, but with a slightly lower price point than the Defender. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Myke, Thank you for your inquiry, however we do not recommed taking the PAX wheel and tires off the Odyssey Touring.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Ivan

I have a 2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L and bought dedicated snow tires last winter (235/65R-17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80) from TireRack.com.

I intend to rotate tires each year for the winter. What tire would you recommend I buy for the rest of the seasons? Northeast driver - could face heavy rains.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Ivan, Take a look at the Continental TrueContact and General AltiMAX RT43: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=ST&affiliate=BF7
Sunday, March 29, 2015 by Rob

Have a 2013 Odessey. Looking through the comments they apparently are knoown to be harder on tires duee to weight and set up. Would switching to a lite truck tire from a passenger rated tire work to get more mileage out of them? I will look at the RT43 and XL20, but thought I would ask.
Friday, April 3, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Rob, We would avoid switching to a light truck tire due to the difference in ride quality between these tires and a crossover/SUV product. Products like the RT43 and LX20 tend to be your best bet. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Shameer

I have a 2012 Honda odyssey EX-L which need replacement tires. I live in NJ, so I'm looking for a good all season tire that can be used in the winter. We also take a lot of road trips to Florida, so I'm also looking for a good handling tire. Thanks
Thursday, April 16, 2015 by warren

I have a 2006 Odyssey with about 37,000 miles. Michelin tires are down to the wear marker. Not very impressive. What do you think of a B.F. Goodrich Advantage, 70,000 mile tire as a replacement?
Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Warren, The BFGoodrich Advantage TA is a very reasonable choice. As an additional alternative, I would take a look at the Continental TrueContact: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=ST&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Garry

Hi... I have a 2009 Odyssey that has a "lowered floor" for a VMI wheelchair conversion. I'm currently running factory Michelins, with no problems on wear. The one problem I do have is, bottoming out on speed bumps. Is a higher profile tire or rim possible?

Thanks... Garry
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Garry, While a taller tire may increase your right height slightly it will also increase your risk for rubbing issues against the fender or suspension components and is not recommended for that reason. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, May 16, 2015 by Eric

I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey Touring non-PAX tire size 235/60/17 with load rating of 104XL. I live in the snow belt (which also has rain and dry/hot weather and of course rough pot holed streets) and these will be my all season tires as I can't afford a separate set of dedicated winter tires. I'm struggling trying to find a set of 4 new good replacement tires in this same size and load rating. So I'm considering the following alternative sizes which give me more tire selections. Can you please advise which tire sizes are best for my vehicle and application? 255/55/17 or 225/65/17, or 215/65/17 or 245/60/17? Thank you!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Eric, I would not recommend changing sizes on the Honda Odyssey. Several good options exist in the factory size, including a Continental TrueContact: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=ST&affiliate=BF7
Sunday, June 7, 2015 by Kanga

I just purchased a 2015 EX-L and want to replace the OEM tires and wheels. I cannot decide between 18" or 20" wheels. Can you tell me if driving comfort will vastly change going all the way to 20"s? I have two young kids and we travel a lot due to the military. Also, if I do go with the 20"s, what is the best all-season 245/45-20 tire that is mid-range in cost? Thank you!!
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Kanga, If ride comfort is a concern I would not suggest using the 20" wheel and tire fitment. Not only will the ride comfort diminish, costs will move upward and your choices for high mileage all-seasons will decrease.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Alexandra from Colorado

Hey guys & gals, appreciate your advice.... I'm ready for new all-season tires to use in the summer and fall on my 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L. (I already use the most excellent Blizzak's in the winter). I would like solid dry traction (we have a lot of gravely roads in Colorado) as well as superb wet road handling. Also.. we have a very large, long, custom-made roof topper that we'll be taking on a multi-state road trip this summer. I need a tire that can handle the extra weight of that topper plus 7 passengers. What is the latest, greatest, tested and well recommended tire? Thanks!
Monday, June 22, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Alexandra, Obtaining a tire with a higher than average load carrying capacity will be difficult given your size. In this fitment there are not any tires with a heavier ply rating like what can commonly be seen with truck fitments. A favorite tire for the Odyssey is the Continental True Contact. This tire has done very well in the wet and is currently a consumer favorite as well. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Kristen

We recently purchased a 2012 Honda Odyssey EX with 32k miles. It has Landvigator Performax tires on the back (235/R6517 104H, from P.R.C.). There are Michelin Primacy MXV4 on the front. We will be driving from Austin to Chicago and back this summer. My husband thinks we should go ahead and replace the back tires now (even though the tread is fine) since he is not sure of the quality/safety. Thoughts? Also, if we decided to replace, should we go ahead and replace all 4 tires? Thank you!
Friday, June 26, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Kristen, The Primacy MXV4 has always received great reviews and is still available in your size. If the front two tires are in good shape you may just be able to replace the two rears and have a matched set. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Glen B

Hi! For the General AltiMax RT43,what size would you recommend for a 2012 Odyssey Touring using 18x8 wheels. I noticed the recommended size 235/60r18 isn't available? Many thanks ahead of time!
Friday, September 11, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Glen, The only other size we suggest for the Odyssey is a 245/55R18, however fewer tires are available in that size and the Altimax RT43 is not one of them. Another good alternative is the Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=CSTAS&affiliate=BF7
Sunday, October 18, 2015 by Rick

In the beginning of your post, you recommend 3 tires, one of them being the Continental Crosscontact LX20. Later you recommend the Continental TrueContact. However, Continental's website says the TrueContact is not compatible with a 2005 Honda Odyssey? I am looking to replace my GoodYear Comfortred which make a very comfortable ride, but I'm looking for better wet traction here in the midwest.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Sue

I need replacement tires for my '14 Odyssey EX-L and have always been a fan of Goodyear Comfort Treds (my '07 Odyssey had 2 sets and I loved them!). Living in NC, heavy snow isn't a concern, as much as ice/rain. But my Honda mechanic says for "some reason, the GY Comfort Tred's do not do well on the '14 Odyssey's." Why would this be? I want the quiet ride and good traction. Is there a reason the GY's aren't a good fit anymore?
Friday, December 11, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Sue, Though some tires do work better with certain types of vehicles, we are not aware of any specific reason why your mechanic feels they are not a good match. In general, we have had very good success with the Odyssey and the ComfortTred Touring tires. Another option you may consider is the Continental TrueContact: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact&partnum=365TR7TRUEC&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Honda&autoYear=2014&autoModel=Odyssey&autoModClar=EX-L&affiliate=GF3
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Sue

I see that you recommend the Conti's often, but comparing them to Michelin LTX Premier or GY Assurance Touring, where would you stack them all? Again, it's for a 14 Odyssey, 235 65R17,
Little snow, mostly rain and occasional ice.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Sue, The Continental has proven to be a very capable tire in most conditions. The same can be said about the Goodyear, but to a lesser extent. The LTX Premier however would provide the best wet traction of the bunch and would likely be the best option in your situation. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Thursday, July 7, 2016 by Mike

We have a 2012 Honda Odyssey with ground clearance issues because of a VMI wheelchair conversion package. The factory tires are still on the vehicle. Is there a taller replacement tire available for that vehicle that might give me more ground clearance?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Mike, Assuming you have the 17" option, the tallest tire we recommend is a 245/65R17: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=245/&ratio=65&diameter=17&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&affiliate=GF3
Monday, July 25, 2016 by Jeff

I have a 2014 Odyssey Touring with 235/60R18's. I am looking at either the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus XL 107V or the Yokohama Avid Ascend 107H tire. Reviews for both seem good. Would you recommend one over the other or perhaps a different tire all together,
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Jeff, We would choose the Pirelli due primarily to wet traction. The Pirelli is going to have notably better wet traction than the Yokohama. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Pam

I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey EX and have experienced insufficient traction during our MN winters from all of the all season tires that we have had. We have nowhere to store an extra set of tires all year long. So, I am considering purchasing snow tires and leaving them on all year, or finding an fantastic all season tire that will perform well in the winter. I am a bit concerned about road noise for the snow tire. What do you suggest for both of these options? And which option do you think is best? Thank you so much!
Sunday, October 2, 2016 by Janet

I'm looking for a good tire for 2009 Honda Odyssey with good traction in wet/snow/ice (I live in western PA). I also travel on the highways so need ones that are rated for higher speeds. Any help would be appreciated.
Monday, October 3, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Janet, I would take a close look at the Continental True Contact: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=235/&ratio=65&diameter=16&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&affiliate=GF3
Thursday, October 6, 2016 by Bryan

Can I use a set of P245/60 R18 Michelin Latitude Tour HP on Ford Edge Rims on a 2012 Odyssey Touring without changing rims?
Thursday, October 6, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Bryan, Unfortunately the two vehicles use different bolt patterns, so they will not be compatible.
Monday, October 10, 2016 by Chris

I have a 2006 Odyssey with 17 on wheels on it. Currently I have 235/65/R17 on the van but it looks like they are too big and it rubs when I go over bumps. Could I drop it down to a 235/55/R17? Would that make a difference? What tire size would you recommend?
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Chris, A 55 series would be a little short. Take a look at the options in size 235/60R17: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=&width=235/&ratio=60&diameter=17&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&affiliate=GF3
Monday, October 17, 2016 by Lori Paluck

hi! I'm in need of a daily driving quiet tire for my 2005 Honda Odyssey ... snow is not an issue as I live in georgia. The firestone tires I have now are loud!!!! Good handling and quiet ride are impotant. Thanks for your time!
Friday, October 21, 2016 by Sharon

I have a 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring. Trying to decide between Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring and Continental CrossContact LX20. Live in an area with lots of hills. Winters usually see at least a little snow. Which would you recommend; or would you recommend something entirely different?
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Sharon, Between the two you have noted, I prefer the Cross Contact LX20. However, I would take a close look at an alternative Continental with better winter traction: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact&partnum=36HR8TRUEC&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3
Monday, November 21, 2016 by Rob

New tires for a 2000 Odyssey. Based on your ratings looking at the Continental TrueContact. Which speed rating do you recommend, T or H?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Rob, Either will work fine. The original tires on the Odyssey were T. H would provide a little better steering response, but T would ride a little better. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Friday, November 25, 2016 by Jason

Is it ok to put a set of 235/65R17 Blizzak snow tires on a 2005 Odyssey? Standard size is 235/65R16.
Monday, November 28, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Jason, A 235/65R17 will be taller than recommended. If you are going with 17" wheels, you will want a 235/60R17. --sonny@tirerack.com
Monday, December 19, 2016 by Joan Edelmann

I have 2007 Honda Odyssey 97,000...had tires came with car new rode to 65,000....put oem's on in 2011 and now tell me need tires...car going on 10 years but need to keep..running well. Garage wants to find tires for me, not oem's-too expensive....what would you say....do only local driving now. Little parkway....no long distance.
Monday, December 19, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Joan, Assuming size 235/65R16, I would take a look at the Continental True Contact: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact&partnum=365TR6TRUEC&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GF3
Monday, March 13, 2017 by Michael

any one ever have Firestone Destination Le2 on the 2011+ honda odyssey? good, bad, or indifferent?
Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Alison

I need only summer tires for my 2009 Honda Odyssey - I already have dedicated winter tires. What is my best choice?
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by AC

Hello, I have a 2011 Odyessy Touring Elite with the standard wheels and tires. I'd like to put a nice wheel and tire package on it and am looking at 19" or 20" wheels. What size do you recommend and how much will the ride comfort suffer with the larger wheels. Unfortunately I can't test the ride before buying the wheels. Thank you.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

AC, I would recommend going with whatever wheel you think looks the best. As far as ride quality goes I do not have a standard table or rule of thumb to determine loss of comfort. The best thing to look at is loss of sidewall which will cause the firmer ride. The 19" wheels will be a sidewall loss of about 10% while the 20" will be about 20%.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Justin

Hello, I have a 2009 Oddesey with 235/65r16 tires and need tires that will be reliable on dirt roads. No or less flats. I have Dynapro HT load range E tires now. I don't like them for the highway at all. Any suggestions?
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


The Firestone Destination LE2 is going to give you the best durability with ride quality: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Firestone&tireModel=Destination+LE+2&partnum=365TR6DLE2&tab=Survey&affiliate=FK8
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Geoff Cloward

I have a 2014 Honda Odyssey EX-L and need to get new tires. I live in Hawaii and drive 10 minutes up a hill to my house every day. We mostly drive in traffic in town. I want a smooth, quiet ride with tires that last a long time because of the hill drive I do each day. What would the best tire be for my needs?
I had heard the Michelen defenders were good. What would you recommend?
Thanks and aloha from the islands!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


If you have the 235/65R17 on your Odyssey, the Michelin Defender LTX would be available and a good option with the 70k tread life warranty and it's the overall highest rated tire in it's class: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Defender+LTX+M%2FS&partnum=365TR7DLTX&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GU9
Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Joe

Need new tires for a 2008 Honda Odyssey. I drive off-pavement a fair amount including some steep rutted gravel roads. I really need a 4wd or at least AWD vehicle but I'm stuck with the Odyssey for now. I'd like to have more aggressive tires to help traction as best as possible. Are there good all-terrain tires or something similar that would work for this vehicle? Or am I out of luck?
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


There are no all-terrain tires for your Odyssey in the stock size 235/65R16, best I could recommend is highway truck tire like the Firestone Destination LE2: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Firestone&tireModel=Destination+LE+2&partnum=365TR6DLE2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=GU9
Saturday, October 14, 2017 by Dan

I have a 2012 Honda Odyssey EX and I know they switched the tire size to 17" in 2011 but I was wondering if the 235/65-16 will still work?
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by James

Went with the continental true contacts for my 2000 odyssey after reading tire rack reviews . One tire inner sidewalk failed after about 17000 at 25-30 mph. They other three are below the tread wear indicators after 25000 miles. They were very good in the snow initially. Tires have been rotated every 5-6000 mi and I have had front and rear suspension work. All prior tires lasted much longer but did not do as well in the snow. Less than 25000 mi tread life is unacceptable. What do you recommend ? Considering yokohama Geolander all terrain 15 As it is the only allterrian in size 215/65 16. Thxs, Jim
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


The True Contact is a tire designed for cars and the lower center of gravity, you may consider going with a Crossover/SUV tire that should handle the Odyssey a little better, though the original equipment was also a car tire. Your tire wear is not typical of the True Contact so I would still recommend someone take another look at the alignment before you put another set of tires on.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Jonathan

Bought a set of winter tires for my 2014 Honda Odyssey EX. They are Michelin Lattitude xice xi2. Size 245/70/R17. The guy told me they would fit as right now I'm running 235/65/R17. Will the winter tires fit my Honda ? Thanks
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Jonathan, we are showing they are too tall so they might rub.
Monday, February 26, 2018 by ReBecca

I have an ‘07 Odyssey and need new tires. They currently have 236/55R18’s. I live in TN so you never know what the weather will be from day to do! Haha want an overall great tire! Recommendations?!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

ReBecca, you have a lot of good options in 235/55R18. One we recommend is the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza Plus, overall number one in the crossover/SUV category which work well on the Odyssey. Follow the link to see current pricing:


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