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Top 10 Longest Wearing All-Season Tires

In today's rough economic climate many vehicle owners are looking to save as much money as they can, and that would include getting as long a tread life out of their tires as possible.

Advances in tire technology have led to several tire models getting much higher mileage than they did just 10-20 years ago. In fact, some tires may get more miles than the actual vehicle they are put on.

Naturally, there can be a tradeoff for higher mileage and longer tire warranties, and that may be performance. With inherently harder tread compounds, softer sidewalls and higher UTQG ratings, they often reduce high performance handling and cornering power. But let's face it, drivers looking for a 100,000 mile tire are not the same drivers looking for new tread on their Chevy Corvette.

We've reviewed all of the various tire brands and models to come up with our list of the ten longest lasting maximum mileage tires. All of the tires listed have tread warranties of 80,000 miles and up. They are not listed in any particular order.

Hankook Optimo H727

UTQG Rating - 700
Warranty - 5 Years or 100,000 miles

Pros

  • Good all-season traction
  • Comfortable ride
  • Smooth and quiet on the highway
  • Rated as a best buy on Consumer Reports

Cons

  • Wet traction from a standing stop

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Kumho eco Solus HM KR22

UTQG Rating - 740
Warranty - 6 Years or 100,000 miles

Pros

  • Low rolling resistance increases fuel efficiency
  • Quiet and comfortable on the road

Cons

  • Dry and especially wet traction

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Pirelli P4 Four Seasons

UTQG Rating - 760
Warranty - Unlimited years and 85,000 miles on T-rated tires

Pros

  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Corners very well
  • Comfortable riding tire

Cons

  • Winter handling could be better

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Michelin Defender

UTQG Rating - 820
Warranty - 6 Years or 90,000 miles on T-rated tires

Pros

  • Exceptional dry and wet traction
  • Impressive steering response
  • Ride comfort

Cons

  • Costs a bit more but still maintains excellent value

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Continental ProContact

UTQG Rating - 400
Warranty - 6 years or 80,000 miles on S & T-rated tires

Pros

  • Good all-around traction and handling
  • Lower road noise
  • Fuel efficiency

Cons

  • Winter handling and grip

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Michelin HydroEdge

UTQG Rating - 800
Warranty - 6 years or 90,000 miles

Pros

  • Outstanding dry and wet traction
  • Crisp steering with good feel
  • Michelin comfort

Cons

  • Snow and ice traction

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

UTQG Rating - 740
Warranty - 6 Years or 80,000 Miles on T & H-rated tires

Pros

  • Very good handling and stability
  • Impressive dry traction
  • Smooth and comfortable ride

Cons

  • Initial wet traction

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Kumho Solus KR21

UTQG Rating - 680
Warranty - 6 years or 85,000 miles

Pros

  • Dependable all-season traction
  • Low road noise
  • Excellent value at a lower price

Cons

  • Winter traction

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

UTQG Rating - 600
Warranty - 5 years or 80,000 miles on H-rated tires

Pros

  • One of the better touring all-season in its class
  • Responsive steering and excellent stability
  • Comfortable ride

Cons

  • A little pricey

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All Season

UTQG Rating - 740
Warranty - 6 years or 80,000 miles on T & H-rated tires

Pros

  • Very responsive handling and cornering
  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Smooth and comfortable ride

Cons

  • A little lower road noise

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