Consumer Reports names tires that deliver the most performance for the money

The American experts have compiled a ranking of tires based on their price, tread life, and performance in comparison tests.
The American magazine Consumer Reports regularly conducts large-scale tire tests, and is one of the few publications which also evaluate the tires’ expected mileage. The new issue features a ranking of tires with the most attractive price/quality ratio; it is based on the tires’ performance on wet and dry pavements, as well as their expected mileage and price.

«Replacing tires is costly, but our analysis shows that taking the time to consult tire test results can identify the models that excel in the areas that matter most to you and present a good value» — says Gene Petersen, Consumer Reports’ tire program manager. He adds that it is common to find rebates available from tire manufacturers, often around $100 off per set, just by visiting their websites.

The ranking includes tires of various price categories, including all-season, summer, winter, and off-road ones; you can see both tires from budget brands, such as Atlas and Sentury, and products from premium brands, such as Continental and Michelin.

Category Model Tests Price in USA, $ Treadwear
All-Season Falken Sincera SN201 A/S 61 79 128 000
All-Season Nexen Aria AH7 61 91 144 000
All-Season Falken Sincera SN250 A/S 61 81 128 000
All-Season SUV Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33 66 159 136 000
All-Season SUV Sentury Crossover 60 80 80 000
Performance All-Season Atlas Force HP 59 62 104 000
Performance All-Season Falken Sincera SN250 A/S (V) 58 94 120 000
Ultra-High-Performance All-Season Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S 69 120 120 000
Ultra-High-Performance All-Season General G-MAX AS-05 53 112 104 000
Ultra-High-Performance Summer Sentury UHP 61 60 96 000
Ultra-High-Performance Summer Achilles ATR Sport 60 64 72 000
Truck All-Season Continental TerrainContact H/T 66 166 154 000
Truck All-Season Sumitomo Encounter HT 66 139 104 000
Truck All-Terrain Michelin LTX A/T 2 66 222 160 000
Truck All-Terrain Vredestein Pinza AT 63 169 120 000