Top 10 Basic Touring All-Season Tires
General Altimax RT43
With its high-tech twin cushion silica tread compound and unique peak anti-slip sipe design, the Altimax RT43 not only delivers confident traction and handling, but the extra cushion in the tread makes the ride smooth and comfortable. It’s easy to see why this model has consistently ranked as one of the highest performing all-season tires available today.
Choosing the best all-around tire in this class is not easy by any stretch, but we have to say that the TrueContact from Continental is among the very best. It provides excellent traction on dry, wet and snow covered road surfaces, as well as giving you a comfortable ride and longer lasting treadlife. Driving on this tire is simply a pleasurable experience.
Cooper CS3 Touring
Cooper’s CS3 Touring makes the list due in part to its excellent traction, handling and stability in all types of road and weather conditions. 3D Micro Gauge Siping and StabilEdge technology help give this tire exceptional response, stability and on-center feel. It’s also backed with a 65K mile tread warranty.
Michelin Defender T + H
When it comes to ride comfort, traction on dry and wet pavement, and treadwear, the Defender T+H from Michelin is hard to beat. This new for 2017 updated version of the original Defender is proving to rate among the best in this category. It features hundreds of sipes around the tread with additional lateral grooves to deliver the type of grip you expect from your tires in all-season conditions. Michelin stands behind this model with an 80K mile warranty.
Ohtsu FP6000 A/S
As one of the lowest priced all-season tires available today, the Ohtsu 6000 also provides very good year-round traction and handling as well. We continue to hear from drivers who are praising this tires ride comfort and overall performance.
Hankook Optimo H727
As one of the rare tires in its class with a 100K mile tread warranty, the Hankook H727 is ideal for drivers looking for a longer lasting treadlife. In addition, this model features an optimized tread design and tapered lateral slots that gives it added response and feel, as well as increased comfort and lower noise than many other similar tires.
Goodyear Assurance UltraTour
The Goodyear UltraTour is designed to provide one of the more comfortable rides in an all-season tire that you’ll find today. However, this tire sports excellent year round traction to go with more than capable handling on all types of road surfaces. A 70K mile tread warranty and its lower price make this a solid choice in new tires.
Falken Sincera SN250 A/S
This new for 2016 Falken model delivers solid performance on wet, dry or snow covered surfaces, as well as above average handling and cornering. Dynamic Range technology further adds to ride comfort. For everyday driving needs this tire does a very good job. An 80K mile tread guarantee is also included.
Nokian Entyre 2.0
When it comes to all-around traction and handling on dry/wet/snow covered road surfaces, there may be no better tire than the Nokian Entyre 2.0. This model sports an impressive ride quality that is both comfortable and quiet, and tire performance on snow and ice is simply among the best in class. It comes backed with an 80K tread warranty as well.
Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus
When it comes to reliable all-season traction and a smooth, comfortable ride, the P4 Four Seasons Plus from Pirelli is one of the best. With higher levels of silica in the tread compound and its unique symmetric pattern, this model delivers outstanding dry and wet traction. In addition, it is one of the better all-season tires for driving on snow and ice. Pirelli backs up the treadlife with a 90K mile tread warranty as well.
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