After a 12+ year hiatus, Sears has brought back its popular
Roadhandler Touring tire. Built for drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossovers, this model is designed to
provide confident all-season performance with a more quiet and comfortable ride.
A high-tech all-season tread compound also features added abrasion resistance that
helps in preventing sidewall abrasions and extending tire life. The symmetric pattern and center rib block add to
steering response and enhanced stability at higher speeds.
Four circumferential grooves channel away water from under the tread and reduce
the risk of hydroplaning. Added lateral grooves are designed to provide increased bite in light snow, something
this tire does a pretty good job at.
Sears has built the Roadhandler Touring to be more quiet and smoother riding due
to the single strand bead wire. Combined with a high hardness bead filler, it adds durability for a longer lasting
Inside the tire you'll find twin steel belted construction and a joint-less full
cover for added strength and stability, as well as enhanced durability. Sizes are available ranging from 14 to 18
inches and speed ratings up to a V. Sears stands behind this model with a 100,000 mile warranty, which is among the
highest you will find today.
Excellent dry and wet traction
Good value for the money
Even though this Roadhandler Touring model is built by Hankook, it's nice to see
Sears bring back this popular tire brand. There's a lot to like about this tire, from its solid dry and wet
traction to its no-nonsense 100K mile warranty.
What could be improved on is winter handling in deeper snow and ice, but this is
not a dedicated winter tire. That said, its performance is better than many in this class. Cornering grip is what
you would expect from a tire that carries a 700 UTQG rating. The tread is a bit harder and doesn't provide the high
speed cornering grip to suit every driver. But again, this is not a tire built for ultra-high performance
Overall, Sears has brought back a winner in the Roadhandler Touring. The
performance and value for the money makes it an excellent choice in an all-season touring tire.
What Vehicles Will The Roadhandler Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
Acura RDX, MDX
Chevrolet Venture, Impala, Malibu, Monte Carlo
Chrysler Town and Country, 300
Dodge Charger, Grand Caravan
Ford Fusion, Focus, Flex, Taurus, Five Hundred
Honda Accord, CR-V, Odyssey, Civic
Hyundai Santa Fe, Elantra, Sonata
Infiniti M35, G35x
Lexus RX 350
Mazda CX-7, Mazda6
Mercedes-Benz ML350, E320
Mitsubishi Galant, Outlander
Pontiac Torrent, Bonneville, Grand Prix, Sunfire, G6
Saturn Vue, L200, Aura
Scion xD, xB
Subaru Forester, Impreza
Toyota Celica GT, Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Avalon, RAV4, Prius,