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 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 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 particular order.
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
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 mile warranty.
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 tire.
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 miles.
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.