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|