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Sumitomo Touring LS Tire Review & Rating

The Touring LS from Sumitomo is engineered to provide all-season traction in dry, wet or even winter conditions, while also providing a comfortable ride and long lasting treadlife. Designed for drivers of coupes, sedans, crossovers and minivans, the LS is available in T, H and V-speed rated sizes.

With an advanced all-season carbon black tread compound and symmetric tread pattern, the LS uses its computer optimized design to increase year round traction. The tire's shoulder blocks enhance dry or wet cornering traction on all types of road surfaces. A continuous center rib provides added steering response and braking stability, as well as a more quiet ride.

Touring LS Tires from Sumitomo

Four circumferential grooves channel away water in wet and slush covered road conditions, while reducing the risk of hydroplaning in rough weather. Added sipes around the tire provide biting edges that deliver additional traction and handling on snowy surfaces.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts and Sumitomo's Jointless Nylon Band technology that strengthens the tire and provides enhanced durability and treadlife. A polyester cord body increases ride comfort. Sumitomo includes an exceptional tread warranty on this model, and is available in sizes from 13-18 inches.

Pros

  • Excellent dry, wet and snow traction
  • Steering provides good feel
  • Comfortable riding tire
  • Long lasting treadlife and an outstanding warranty
  • Good value for the money

Cons

  • Would like to see a little less road noise

Overall Thoughts

The Touring LS offers surprisingly good traction on dry, wet or even snow covered road surfaces. Performance on the H and V-speed rated tires is very good among others in this class. The steering gives you good feedback, and the ride is quite comfortable.

You'll find a little road noise on this tire, but this isn't a Michelin tire either, It's really not all that bad. Expect a very good treadlife out of this tire, which Sumitomo backs up with one of the best tire warranties in the business. Overall, the performance and value the Touring LS provides makes it a nice value in touring all-season tires.

What Vehicles Will The Sumitomo LS Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Buick LeSabre, Century
  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Cavalier, Monte Carlo, Venture
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser, Town and Country
  • Dodge Caravan, Neon, Shadow
  • Ford Focus, Edge, Taurus, Mustang
  • Honda Civic, Accord, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Accent, Elantra
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Quest
  • Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire, Vibe, Grand Prix
  • Saturn L100, SL2, SW1, L200
  • Toyota Echo, Prius, Sienna, Corolla, Camry, Previa
  • Volvo S40

Tire Sizes

13"

P175/70R13 82T BW

14"

P175/65R14 81T BW
185/70R14 88T BW
195/70R14 91T BW
185/65R14 86T BW
P215/70R14 96T BW

15"

205/70R15 96T BW
215/70R15 98T BW
185/65R15 88T BW
195/65R15 91T BW
205/65R15 94T BW
215/65R15 96T BW
185/60R15 84T BW
195/60R15 88T BW
205/60R15 91H BW
215/60R15 94T BW

16"

215/65R16 98T BW
205/60R16 92H BW
215/60R16 95T BW
225/60R16 98T BW
205/55R16 91T BW
215/55R16 93H BW
225/55R16 95V BW

17"

215/65R17 99T BW
225/65R17 102H BW
235/65R17 104H BW
215/60R17 96T BW
225/60R17 99T BW
225/55R17 97T BW

18"

225/55R18 98H BW
235/55R18 100V BW

Price Range

Prices on the Touring LS range from approximately $57 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

Warranty

Sumitomo provides one of the best tire warranties that is available today. It includes a 6-year or 85,000 mile tread warranty on T-speed rated tires, or a 6-year / 65,000 mile warranty on H & V-speed rated models. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during this time period or until the tire reaches its final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

The Touring LS includes a one-year or first 1/32 inch of wear road hazard warranty, and there is also a 2-year roadside plan provided. Finally, Sumitomo gives this tire its 30-day test drive guarantee.


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Sumitomo Touring LS Reviewed by Tire Reviews And More  Rating: 3.5