With a seemingly endless number of tire choices for your pickup, crossover or SUV, it's easy to get confused
real quick in trying to find the best tire that will suit your needs. Not only do you want a tire that performs
well on the highway, but you also want one that provides a comfortable ride and offers a good treadlife.
Our top 10 list of touring all-season tires for 2015 will hopefully provide what you are looking for. This list
is based not only on our own experience, but reviews and comments made by other tire owners.
Michelin LTX M/S 2
With some of the best in class traction and handling on dry, wet and snow covered roads, the M/S
2 from Michelin is hard to beat. Add in a smooth, comfortable and more quiet ride to go with a
longer lasting treadlife and it's easy to see why this is arguably the number one all-season tire
in this category. The tire simply does not disappoint.
The newer Pirelli Scorpion All Season Plus delivers solid dry and wet traction along with
refined road manners that make it one of the better SUV/crossover highway tires available today.
Pirelli has managed to up the grip in winter weather conditions, as well as put a little extra
comfort in the ride. Overall this updated model is on the same level as the Continental LX20.
The second generation Destination LE 2 manages to do what many follow up models do not, and that
is provide even better performance than their predecessor. Firestone has managed to not only pull
it off, but the LE2 is among the best of any other brands as well. With its solid traction and
quiet road manners, this tire is one of the best in class.
Delivering a smooth, comfortable ride as well as excellent traction on dry and wet streets, the
Alenza Plus builds on an already solid foundation left by the original Alenza. There is little in
the way of road noise, and this is a tire that provides very good handling. Bridgestone has also
bumped up the warranty to 80K miles.
Delivering high performance traction with a smooth and more comfortable ride is exactly what you
can expect from the Cooper HTP. Added sipes provide biting edges for increased grip on wet and snow
covered roads, while the computer-optimized tread design reduces road noise and provides added ride
comfort. With its lower price, this model provides some of the best value you’ll find in this
With a host of new tread technology, the YK-HTX was recently added to Yokohama’s lineup in
mid-2014 and has quickly become one of the better models in this class. A new tread compound,
multi-sipe blocks and triple 3-D sipes increase traction on dry, wet and snow covered surfaces. The
sidewall and contact patch are both optimized to provide excellent handling and a longer lasting
tread life. A comfortable ride and low noise is another plus for this tire.
The Dueler H/L 422 features a lower rolling resistance than most any tire in this class. That
means added fuel efficiency and a smoother ride in all-season conditions. This Bridgestone model is
also very quiet and provides good tread wear, evidenced by the 65,000 mile tread guarantee.
The Nitto 850 Plus is arguably not as well-known as tires in this class from Michelin,
Bridgestone and others, but this model will likely surprise you with how well it handles itself in
all-season conditions, and how quiet the ride is on the open road. 3-D multiwave sipes give it
capable traction in light snow as well. It comes backed by a 50K mile tread warranty.
The CrossContact LX20 sports an attractive tread design with performance to match those looks.
Expect to find excellent traction on this tire, as well as one that corners among the best in
class. Add in a very comfortable ride and the 70,000 mile tread warranty, and you have one of the
ten best all-season tires for any SUV, crossover or pickup.
Goodyear has scored another winner in the CS TripleTred. It sports outstanding traction on dry,
wet or snowy roads, while also providing excellent braking and acceleration abilities on all
surfaces, including ice. The ride is comfortable and the value for the money is exceptional.