In today's tougher 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
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
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 for 2015. They are also among the highest UTQG ratings for new
tires as well. All of the tires listed have tread warranties of 70,000 miles and up. They are not listed in any
Cooper CS5 Grand Touring
Not only is Cooper’s new CS5 Grand Touring an excellent tire when
it comes to performance and ride quality, but it also has a longer lasting treadlife. It features a
780 UTQG rating and an 80K mile tread warranty. We’ve heard from many drivers who are praising its
treadwear. Overall it’s a solid choice in a touring all-season tire
The TripleTred All-Season has been a consistent best seller in the
basic all-season category for a few years running due in part to its focus on year-round traction
and handling. Another added benefit with this model is its longer treadlife, which is warranted for
80K miles and sports a 740 UTQG rating.
Continental produces a number of tires that feature a longer
lasting treadlife, but the True Contact may be their best. The tread compound is built to save
money on fuel, as well as provide excellent all-season traction. It features an 800 UTQG rating and
is a big reason why Continental backs it for 90K miles.
Yokohama’s latest touring all-season tire uses innovative orange
oil technology in the tread compound that helps give the tire an extended treadlife that is among
the better tires in its class. Beyond that, this is also a tire that performs quite well. The tire
has an 800 UTQG rating and Yokohama provides up to an 85K mile tread warranty.
The Defender has been a top model in the all-season class since
its release a couple of years ago. One of many outstanding benefits with this tire is its longer
lasting treadlife. Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction and IntelliSipe technology combine to provide
more even treadwear and increased treadlife. It’s also why it carries an 820 UTQG rating and a 90K
Since its debut 2 years ago, the RT43 has continued to surprise
drivers with its above average traction and handling, as well as its excellent treadwear. General
has utilized several new technological advances in the tread on this model including their low
surface abrasion technology that helps extend treadlife. Dollar for dollar, with its 700 UTQG
rating and 75K mile warranty, the RT43 may be the best value of any basic all-season
The Bridgestone Alenza Plus is a great option for extending
treadlife on your pickup, SUV or crossover. A tread compound that not only enhances traction and
comfort, but is created for better treadwear helps in providing this tire with its 800 UTQG rating
and 80K mile tread warranty.
As one of the best touring all-season tire in the truck, SUV and
crossover segment, the LX20 is known for its longer lasting tread. A big reason for this is that
Continental uses a unique blend of Tg-F Polymers and Silane additives that work together in
increasing treadwear. This model has a 740 UTQG rating and the warranty is for 70K
For the past several years, Pirelli’s P4 Four Seasons tire has
been well praised for its extended treadlife. This is due in part to its tread compound and
computer-optimized tread design that focuses on performance and treadwear. With its 760 UTQG rating
and 85K mile warranty, this is a tire that will last for many miles.
Not only is the ride more smooth and comfortable on the Goodyear
ComforTred Touring, but it also designed to provide a longer lasting treadlife as well. A 740 UTQG
rating and 80K mile warranty are among the highest in its class.