SimpleTire Roundup: All-Season Tires
For most drivers, all-season tires are exactly what they need, with an internal design, rubber formulation and tread design that maximizes traction and performance in either dry or wet conditions. All-season tires are year-round, without the need to change tires in winter or summer, making them a logical choice for drivers worldwide. Here are some of our picks for great-performing all-season tires:
- Michelin Primacy MXV4 – Michelin’s Primacy MXV4 has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty and is designed to Michelin’s Green-X standards for low rolling resistance and environmental friendliness. The Primacy MXV4 uses Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction™ design for even weight distribution across the tire footprint during cornering, acceleration and braking. Michelin’s Computer Control Technology is used to tune the Primacy MXV4 for low road noise and vibrations; the tire also includes sipes in the tread for extra traction in rain or light snow.
- Hankook Optimo H727 – The Optimo H727 is a great grand-touring tire for luxury sedans, at an affordable price. The Optimo H727 uses Hankook’s FSO (Footprint Shape Optimization) and CCT (Carbon Compounding Technology) for a long treadlife, even wear and a supple ride. A solid rib at the centerline improves straight-line stability, with four circumferential grooves to evacuate water away from the tire contact patch. The converging lateral slots in the tread pattern suppress tire noise, with hundreds of sipes to help traction in light snow or rain.
- Continental ExtremeContact DWS – Now you can get Continental quality in an all-season tire, with low rolling resistance for better fuel economy. The ExtremeContact DWS is designed to offer great traction in dry conditions, with a tread design that channels water away from the footprint to avoid hydroplaning in wet weather. The stiffer sidewall means longer tread life and better handling, with innovative wear indicators molded into the tread to alert drivers to minimum tread depth for snow, wet and dry conditions.
- Goodyear Assurance Tripletred AS – Goodyear’s all-season tread compound is the basis of the Assurance Tripletred AS, with three distinct tread sections for traction year-round. The wet-weather tread zone has a sweeping tread pattern to evacuate water from the contact patch; the winter zone is designed with hundreds of sipes for extra biting edges on slick roads. The dry-road tread zone features chunky tread blocks at the outer edges for precise handling and steering response.