Sumic GT-A Tire Review & Rating

For drivers on a tight budget, the Sumic GT-A was built with you in mind. Made for use on all types of coupes, sedans and smaller crossovers, the GT-A has quite a bit more going on than just a lower price though.

An all-season higher performance tread compound combines with a symmetric 4-rib tread pattern that gives the tire increased dry traction and enhanced handling response. In our opinion, handling response and cornering grip is as good as you might find on many of today’s top UHP models. Dry/wet braking is also very good for this tire.

Sumic GT-A Tire Review

Circumferential grooves and extended lateral grooves provide for traction on wet pavement and help in reducing the risks of hydroplaning. We’ve heard many drivers speak of very good wet grip, which is often a big downfall with low cost tires. Winter traction is decent in smaller amounts of snow due in part to the tire’s sipes, but when you get heavy wet snow or any ice, you are going to likely encounter problems.

Sumic GT-A tires offer pretty good ride comfort for the style of tire they are, and road noise is not as pronounced at lower speeds. That said, we have heard other drivers mention that the road noise gets louder when driving at higher speeds on the highway, which is not really surprising.

Inside the tread are dual steel belts that add more strength and durability to the tread. Sumic offers sizes ranging from 13-17 inches, making this a nice option for older vehicles that run smaller sized tires. Speed ratings of S, T, H and V are also available. In addition, a 45K mile warranty is included.


  • Very good dry traction/handling/braking
  • Cornering stability
  • Value for the money is excellent


  • Winter traction/handling
  • Road noise at higher speeds

Overall Thoughts

It’s often easy to dismiss any tire that features as low a price point as this model as just another cheap tire. In most cases, you’d be right on in your assessment. However, the Sumic GT-A is one of the rare exceptions in this case.

The tire delivers well-balanced traction and handling in all but rough winter weather conditions. The ride is good for this tire, and treadlife has shown to be better than average. Yes, there is some extra road noise when driving at higher speeds, but it is not anything that would prevent us from recommending this model. If you’re looking for a whisper quiet ride you might want to put on a set of touring tires instead.

Overall, the price to quality ratio on this tire is one of the best on the market when it comes to higher performance all-season tires. When you combine the price with the comfort and drivability of the tire you get a winning combination. Simply stated… this is one of the better low-cost tires available today.

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What Vehicles Will The Sumic GT-A Fit?

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

  • Acura TL, CL
  • BMW 135i, 330i, 530i
  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Cruze, Impala, Sonic LTZ, Cavalier
  • Dodge Neon, Grand Caravan, Nitro
  • Ford Focus, Mustang GT, Taurus, Fusion
  • Honda Civic, CR-V, Insight, Accord, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Genesis, Sonata
  • Infiniti G35x
  • Kia Optima, Rondo
  • Mazda6, 929, Mazda3
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa, Leaf, Cube
  • Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, G5
  • Subaru Legacy, Impreza Outback
  • Toyota Camry, Prius, RAV4, Avalon, Solara, Sienna
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Touareg

Tire Sizes


175/70R13 82S BLK


185/70R14 88S BLK
195/70R14 91S BLK
205/70R14 95S BLK
175/65R14 82H BLK
185/65R14 86H BLK
195/65R14 89T BLK
185/60R14 82H BLK
195/60R14 86H BLK


205/70R15 96S BLK
215/70R15 98S BLK
185/65R15 88H BLK
195/65R15 91H BLK
205/65R15 94H BLK
215/65R15 96H BLK
185/60R15 84T BLK
195/60R15 88H BLK
205/60R15 91H BLK
215/60R15 94H BLK
195/55R15 85V BLK


215/65R16 98T BLK
235/65R16 103T BLK
205/60R16 92H BLK
215/60R16 95H BLK
225/60R16 98H BLK
195/55R16 87V BLK
205/55R16 91H BLK
215/55R16 93H BLK
225/55R16 95H BLK
205/50R16 87H BLK
225/50R16 92H BLK
245/50R16 97H BLK


215/65R17 99T BLK
225/65R17 102S BLK
215/60R17 96T BLK
225/60R17 99T BLK
215/55R17 94V BLK
225/55R17 97V BLK
235/55R17 99H BLK
215/50R17 91V BLK
225/50R17 94V BLK
225/45R17 91H BLK

Price Range

Sumic GT-A prices range from approximately $47 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Sumic provides a 45,000 mile tread warranty on the GT-A. There is a first 2/32 inch tire uniformity guarantee, while materials and workmanship are covered for 4-years and include free tire replacement during the first 2/32 inch of wear. Sumic then prorates out the amount for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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