Sears Roadhandler Touring Tire Review & Rating

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.

Sears Roadhandler Touring Tire Reviews

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 treadlife.

Inside the tire you’ll find twin steel belted construction and a joint-less fullcover 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.

Pros

  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Ride quality
  • Good value for the money
  • Treadlife
  • 100K Warranty

Cons

  • Winter handling
  • A little added road noise

Overall Thoughts

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 handling.

The other issue that some have mentioned in reviews is a bit more road noise than many other tires in this class.

Overall, Sears has brought back a winner in the Roadhandler Touring. The value this tire provides for the money makes it a good 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, Sienna
  • Volkswagen Jetta

Tire Sizes

14″

P185/65R14 85T BW

15″

P185/65R15 86T BW
P195/60R15 87T BW
P195/65R15 89T BW
P205/65R15 92H BW
P215/70R15 97T BW

16″

P205/55R16 89H BW
P205/60R16 91V BW
P215/60R16 94V BW
P215/65R16 96T BW
P225/60R16 97T BW
P235/60R16 99T BW
P235/65R16 101T BW

17″

P215/65R17 98T BW
P225/55R17 95T BW
P225/60R17 98T BW
P225/65R17 100T BW
P235/60R17 100T BW
P235/65R17 103H BW

18″

P235/55R18 99H BW

Price Range

Sears Roadhandler prices range from approximately $79 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

Warranty

The Roadhandler Touring carries a 100,000 mile tread warranty, which is among the longest mileage warranties available on any brand of tire sold today.


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6 Comments on "Sears Roadhandler Touring Tire Review & Rating"

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John Pop
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I bought these tires for my wife’s 2014 Outback. Came with a discontinued Continental tire. These Roadhandlers are great. We live in the northeast and travel to western NY several times in the winter, ( lake effect snow).. These ran great last year. The Continentals had 55k when they were replaced. Hope I get close to that 100k..

thompsoj
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I have an 2011 primus an the Michael Defenderswere worn out at 40 K. Replaced today wit Road Handler today. Immediately noted a much quieter ride and lighter steering. With the 100K warranty it’s hard to go wrong. So far it’s good.

masor
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Just bought a 2011 Prius and it’s already fitted with RoadHandlers. Guess it’s already set up for success until October/November!

Bob
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I disagree with the previous comment. I bought a set of these for my wifes car (08 Nissan Altima), and they are quiet, handle great, and perform amazing in the snow. Backed by Sears roadhazard program you cant beat these tires. The only thing better are The Michelin Defenders and still I’m betting these tires are just the same. I highly recommend these tires for a daily commuter.

Patty
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Hi Bob, when did you purchase the tires for your wife’s vehicle and how deep/how much snow do you normally get where you live? Do you happen to live in the Northeast (I do)? We get a lot of snow here and I just purchased these tires Friday and am afraid after reading the review and “masor’s” response, that these tires will not be good in the snow. Also, they seem to make a lot of noise (Honda CR-V).

Bobby bran
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Patty, I put these on my dodge grandcaravan, they are noisy! plus I’ve had them balanced 2 times as my van now has a vibration at speeds of 60 to 70, not the steering, the steering wheel is perfect, it’s the whole van! Going to take them back today after I put 10,000 ,lies on them. I bought them for the 100,000 warranty, lets see if they stand behind their product. (The other bob)

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