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 2013 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. (You can find more
detailed reviews on each tire listed by going to our Tire Reviews section.)
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.
Pirelli offers a number of good quality tires, but this Scorpion Verde All Season is one of
their best. The tire has excellent dry and wet traction, as well as excellent handling and
cornering. The steering is quick and responsive, and you'll notice it maintains it stability
throughout the speed zone. Add in the comfortable ride and longer lasting treadlife and you get a
tire that flat out performs.
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.
Built to provide excellent dry and wet traction, the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza also sports
some of the most responsive steering and stability of any tire in this class. With its comfortable
ride and 65,000 mile tread guarantee, this tire has a lot going for it.
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
For a tire that not only provides excellent highway traction and handling, but can be taken off
the road on light terrains, the Long Trail T/A Tour fills the mold perfectly. It offers good
traction to go with a smoother and more quiet ride than you might expect. You'll also find the
treadlife to be long lasting and backed for 60,000 miles.
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.
As we mentioned in our review of this tire, the Signature CS may surprise you with how well it
handles itself. You can expect solid dry and wet performance, as well as a more comfortable ride
quality. With a longer lasting treadlife, the CS makes an ideal choice in an SUV highway tire.
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.