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Best Nissan Altima Tires

The ever-popular Nissan Altima has featured a variety of tire and wheel options over the years., from the standard base model to the more sporty SR. That said, here's our list of the best tires for the Nissan Altima that are designed to fit one or all of the following fitments:

  • P205/65R16
  • P215/60R16
  • P215/55R17
  • P235/45R18
  • 225/45ZR18

All tires listed are designed to fit the Altima hybrid, S, SE, SE-R, SL and SR models, and are not listed in any particular order. Any of these tires would make excellent choices.

Continental PureContact

The touring all-season Continental PureContact makes the list due in part to its unique tread compound that is designed to increase tread life, provide enhanced fuel efficiency and increase traction, especially on wet or slippery road surfaces. You can expect excellent all-around stability and a comfortable ride. Continental includes a 70,000 mile tread guarantee.

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General Altimax HP

For drivers seeking a balance of very good traction on dry and wet roads to go along with a cost that is lower than most other big brand name tires, the Altimax HP fills the spot. Expect good road manners with your Altima on this model. Tread life is above average and General backs it up with a 55,000 mile tread warranty.

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Yokohama YK580

The YK580 from Yokohama has been one of the best performance tires in the touring all-season class for the past few years now. This model features excellent traction on dry or wet pavement, as well as exceptional cornering grip that is among the best in this class. You'll also find increased ride comfort and the tire is remarkably quiet. It comes with a 60,000 mile warranty, making it a solid choice for the Altima.

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Goodyear's ComforTred Touring is built to provide superior ride comfort due to its shock absorbent layer that sits between the steel belts and tread. The added cushion eliminates harsh bumps and jolts on rougher road surfaces. Beyond that, this is a tire that will give you dependable all-season performance and a longer lasting tread life. There's an 80,000 mile warranty included as well.

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Kumho Solus KR21

The Solus KR21 is one of more budget-friendly models available for the Altima. But don't let the lower price fool you, this is no cheap tire that sacrifices performance. Expect to find above average dry and wet traction, as well as a comfortable ride quality. Kumho backs the tread life with an 85,000 mile warranty, which is among the longest you'll find.

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Hankook Optimo H727

If a well-rounded tire that delivers excellent all-season traction, a smooth and comfortable ride, along with a long lasting tread life sounds appealing, then the Hankook H727 makes a good choice. This model is well suited for the Altima due in part to its performance and quality comfort. Add in the 100,000 mile tread warranty and you can see why it is one of the higher ranking and more popular tires sold today.

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Michelin Primacy MXV4

Using Michelin's exclusive Comfort Control Technology, the Primacy MXV4 delivers a very quiet and comfortable to ride on all types of road surfaces. Traction and handling on dry, wet or snow covered streets and highways is also very impressive. A longer tread life is another feature with this model as well.

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

Pirelli's Cinturato P7 All Season tire joins the list due in part to its lower rolling resistance tread design and enhanced fuel economy. The tread compound utilizes more environmentally friendly ingredients for lower CO2 emissions. Better yet is the performance this tire offers with its increased dry and wet traction, as well as a more smooth and comfortable ride.

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

The Serenity Plus is one of Bridgestone's latest additions to its touring all-season lineup, and it is also one of the best. The original Serenity has been a well-known and respected performing tire for many years, and this new second-generation model just adds to it. Expect to find luxurious ride comfort and dependable all-weather performance. Bridgestone backs it with an 80,000 mile tread warranty.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If serious high-performance is what you are looking for, and you have the optional 18 inch wheel sizes on your Altima, then the Super Sport from Michelin is a tire for your short list. Not only does this model deliver seat of the pants traction and cornering grip, but the ride is far and above what you normally find on such a high performance tire. There's even an unheard of 30,000 mile warranty on this tire, something you don't find in this class.

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by Terry Edwards

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