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
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 and vibrations.
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 the money.
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
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
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 included.
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 the tire.
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
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
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.