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Top 10 Touring All-Season Tires

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.

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. (For more detailed reviews on each tire, you can find them listed under our Tire Reviews section.)

Michelin Primacy MXV4

Driving on the Primacy MXV4 from Michelin, it's easy to see why this is the best tire in this class. Traction and handling in any type of road conditions is outstanding, including snow covered surfaces. The tire provides precise steering response and stability, and the riding comfort makes a daily commute or long road trip a more pleasurable experience. Michelin backs this model up with a 60,000 mile tread warranty, making it a solid value for the money.

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General Altimax RT43

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.

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

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.

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Bridgestone Serenity Plus

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.

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Yokohama YK580

The YK580 from Yokohama has become a very popular choice in high-performance all-season touring tires. With excellent traction and handling on dry, wet and snow covered surfaces, this tire delivers impressive performance. It is also one of the most quiet tires in this class. A 60,000 mile tread warranty and low price makes this model an easy choice for anyone looking for new tires.

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Continental ProContact with EcoPlus

As one of the better touring tires, the Continental ProContact EcoPlus sports excellent handling and grip on dry, wet or even snow covered roads. It simply goes where you steer it. Comfort and low road noise are something Continental is known to excel in, and this model is no different. The 80,000 mile tread warranty makes this tire an excellent choice.

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Michelin Primacy MXM4

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.

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Cooper CS3 Touring

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 included.   

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

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.

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Michelin Defender

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.

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by Terry Edwards

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