With so many different choices of quality touring tires in front of you, it can be difficult in knowing which
brand and model is the best for your particular vehicle. We've created our choices for the 10 best touring
all-season tires based on areas such as ride comfort and low road noise, dry and wet surface performance, tread
life, etc. Updated for 2015.
Hopefully, this list will allow you to make your best choice. All tires on this list were chosen based on our
own experience and reviews and comments from other tire owners.
Michelin Premier A/S
For all-around ride comfort and dependable year-round traction, the newer Michelin Premier A/S
is hard to beat. As with most every Michelin touring tire you know you’re going to get a smooth and
comfortable ride, and the Premier AS doesn’t disappoint. But in addition, traction and handling is
equally as impressive due in part to Michelin’s EverGrip technology.
For drivers looking for impressive year round traction, including snow, the RT43 from General is
tough to beat. The tread design features a Twin Cushion Silica Tread Compound which adds a
high-density all-season compound top layer for better year-round traction and increased treadwear,
over a low-density base compound that provides enhanced ride comfort by better absorbing road bumps
Combining all-season performance with excellent ride comfort, the Assurance ComforTred Touring
from Goodyear is one of the most popular tires in this class. The tread on this tire is designed to
safely take you through dry, wet and snow covered roads, while also giving you a smooth comfortable
riding experience. With an 80,000 mile treadlife warranty, this tire is an outstanding value for
Building off the original Serenity, Bridgestone has created one of the better touring tires on
the market today with the Serenity Plus. A low rolling resistance tread compound provides better
fuel efficiency, while added silica increases traction and grip on dry, wet and snow covered road
surfaces. Road noise is virtually non-existent on this tire as well.
New in mid-2014, the CS5 Ultra Touring is Cooper’s highest performing touring tire that delivers
excellent all-season traction. With the latest in new tire technology featured on this tire, you
can expect to find a smooth and comfortable ride to go with quicker and more responsive steering.
It’s also backed with up to a 60K mile tread warranty.
Dollar for dollar, the PureContact could well be the best value in touring all-season tires. The
silica tread compound features unique polymers that enhance traction on dry and wet pavement, as
well as give a boost in fuel economy. A computer-optimized tread pattern increases handling and
cornering, while ComfortRide technology adds to the ride comfort. A 70K mile tread warranty is also
The Primacy MXM4 is another Michelin tire making the top ten list. This new model excels in
providing enhanced traction and handling on all types of road surfaces and in all kinds of weather
conditions. Road noise is nearly non-existent with this tire, and treadlife is among the best in
class. Michelin provides either a 45,000 or 55,000 mile warranty depending on the speed rating of
Cooper’s newest addition to its tire lineup, the CS3 Touring, uses unique StabilEdge technology
in the tread design to deliver increased handling, steering response and overall tire stability. 3D
Micro Gauge sipes add grip on wet or snow covered surfaces, while the tire’s pitch tread sequence
eliminates annoying road noise. A 65,000 mile tread warranty is also
The P7 All Season Plus has all the latest in tire technology that combine to provide this
Pirelli tire with superior year round traction. Dry and wet traction, braking and acceleration are
all among the best in class, and the tire’s tread pitch sequence and multi tread block sizes give
this model one of the quietest rides of any touring tire on the road today.
With its low rolling resistance silica-enhanced tread compound and IntelliSipe Technology, the
Defender delivers great traction and handling on any type of road and in all weather conditions,
including snow. The tire’s unique MaxTouch Construction ensures better ride comfort and a longer
treadlife, which is backed for 90,000 miles.