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
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
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
Replacing a top-rated tire like the original Michelin M/S2 is no
easy task, but the new Michelin Defender LTX M/S has not only managed to equal the performance of
its predecessor, but it has exceeded it. Dry/wet/winter traction, handling, ride comfort and
treadwear are simply among the best in class.
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
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
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 class.
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
The original General HTS has been a well-respected tire for
several years now, and the new General HTS60 only adds to its solid reputation. Expect to find
added grip on wet and snow covered road surfaces, excellent ride comfort and a longer lasting
treadlife. General backs it with up to a 65K mile tread warranty as well.
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
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
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.