General Altimax RT Tire Review & Rating

The General Altimax RT touring tire sports an attractive symmetrical tread design to go with a smoother ride in all-season driving conditions for drivers of all types of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossovers.

A unique Twin Cushion Silica Tread Compound is designed to add better driving stability while providing a more comfortable and quiet ride. The silica compound also enhances dry and wet surface grip and handling.

General Altimax RT Tire Review

General’s Acoustic Modulation Sound Technology (AMST) utilizes the latest in soundwave suppression to virtually eliminate road noise, giving the Altimax RT a very quiet tire. You will not find yourself having to raise your voice when talking to others in your car or turning up the radio to tune out the road noise.

General Tire has added Visual Alignment Indicators on the tire that give you a visual indication of misalignment that help you to correct the problem before it ruins the tread. Misalignment is one of the top reasons why tires wear out much quicker than they should have. This is a handy feature they have added in.

Reactive Contour Technology is another feature that has been added, and it is designed to help the tire react to changing road conditions and maintain optimal traction with the surface for added driver confidence behind the wheel.

Inside the tread carcass are two steel belts with a polyester cord cap that give the Altimax more strength and stability at higher speeds. It also promotes more even tire wear, which is one reason why there is a 70,000 mile tread warranty.


  • Dry pavement handling and steering response are very good 
  • Wet surface control is better than average 
  • Tire is comfortable to ride on and very quiet 
  • 70,000 mile tread warranty 


  • Tread wear could be better 
  • Snow and ice traction 

Overall Thoughts

The General Tire Altimax RT touring tire is a middle of the pack performer. It does a lot of nice things, but also has some drawbacks thrown in. Dry grip and traction are very good among tires in this class, while the ride is comfortable and very quiet.

On the other hand, tread life seems to be an issue with a few drivers as they have reported shorter than average mileage from this model. That said, we would recommend going with the newer Altimax RT43 instead of this model as it has proven itself to be one of the best tires in its class.

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What Vehicles Will The Altimax RT Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RSX 
  • Chrysler 300, Sebring, PT Cruiser 
  • Chevrolet Malibu, Cruze, Cavalier, Astro, Impala, Equinox 
  • Dodge Challenger, Charger, Magnum, Avenger, Caliber 
  • Ford Focus, Mustang, Escort, Ranger, Taurus, Escape 
  • Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V 
  • Jeep Patriot, Liberty, Grand Cherokee 
  • Kia Optima, Soul, Spectra 
  • Lexus LS400 
  • Mazda 3,5,6 
  • Nissan Altima, Sentra, Versa, Frontier 
  • Pontiac Grand Prix, G6 
  • Saturn Aura, SC2, L200 
  • Scion xA 
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla, Supra, Sienna 
  • Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Jetta 

Tire Sizes


175/70R13 82T BSW


175/65R14 82T BSW
175/70R14 84T BSW
185/65R14 86T BSW
185/70R14 88T BSW
195/65R14 89T BSW
195/70R14 91T BSW
205/70R14 98T BSW


185/60R15 84T BSW
185/65R15 88T BSW
195/60R15 88T BSW
195/65R15 91T BSW
205/60R15 91T BSW
205/65R15 94T BSW
205/70R15 96T BSW
215/60R15 94T BSW
215/65R15 96T BSW
215/70R15 98T BSW
225/70R15 100T OWL
235/70R15 103T OWL
235/75R15 105T OWL


205/55R16 91T BSW
205/60R16 92T BSW
205/65R16 95T BSW
215/60R16 95T BSW
215/65R16 98T BSW
225/60R16 98T BSW
235/60R16 100T BSW
235/65R16 103T BSW


215/50R17 91T BSW
215/60R17 96T BSW
215/65R17 99T BSW
225/50R17 94T BSW
225/55R17 97T BSW
225/60R17 99T BSW


215/55R18 95T BSW
225/50R18 95T BSW
235/65R18 106T BSW

Price Range

Prices on the Altimax RT range from approximately $53 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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The General Altimax RT comes with a 6-year or 70,000 mile treadlife warranty that also has a one-year or first 2/32 inch guarantee on tire uniformity.

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 6-years and include free tire replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. General then prorates the amount for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

There is also a 45-day customer satisfaction period. If you are not completely satisfied with the tires you can exchange them for another General tire model.

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