Consumer Reports Releases Their List Of Best Tires For 2016

(Feb, 2016) Consumer Reports has released their choices for the top tires for 2016 in their April 2016 magazine issue. Not surprisingly, Michelin dominates nearly every category, although Continental, Pirelli and Cooper made strong showings as well.


In the company’s testing, over 150 different tire models were evaluated for their abilities in braking, handling, rolling resistance, hydroplaning resistance, winter traction and tread life.

To take things further, CR also drove every set of tires around the clock for 16,000 miles at a course they set up in west Texas.

All of the picks in CR’s latest rankings are excellent tires. However, there are a couple of newer models that have been released in the last few months that do not show up on the list. For example, the BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S is on the list under UHP all-season tires. While it has been a nice tire, it’s being replaced by the higher performing BFG g-Force COMP-2 A/S.

Here’s a look at CR’s top tire picks in six categories:


Top Picks: Michelin Defender, Continental TrueContact

Also Recommended: General Altimax RT43, Pirelli P4 Four Seasons, Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season, Kumho Solus TA11, Cooper CS5 Grand Touring

High-Performance All-Season

Top Picks (H and V-speed rated): Continental PureContact, Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Plus, Michelin Premier A/S.

Also Recommended: General Altimax RT43, Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max (H-rated only).

Ultra-High Performance All-Season

Top Picks: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season.

Also Recommended: Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2, BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S, Pirelli P Zero Nero All-Season, Cooper Zeon RS3-A

Ultra-High Performance Summer

Top Picks: Pirelli P Zero, Michelin Pilot Super Sport.

Also Recommended: Yokohama Advan Sport V105, Nokian zLine, Continental Extreme Contact DW, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, Hankook Ventus V12 evo2, Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

Truck/SUV All-Season

Top Picks: Michelin Latitude Tour, Michelin LTX MS/2, Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season.

Also Recommended: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus, Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus, Cooper Discoverer SRX

Truck/SUV All-Terrain

Top Picks: Hankook Dynapro AT-M, Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar, Michelin LTX A/T2, Cooper Discoverer A/TW

Also Recommended: Falken WildPeak A/T01

You can read more detailed reviews on all of these tires in our Tire Reviews section. We also have our own lists for the Top 10 Tires in many different categories as well.

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