Tires- Best All-Year Brands

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Paul DeLeon, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Paul DeLeon

    Paul DeLeon Member

    Here is the result of my research into a replacement tire for the Kona EV. All results are from Consumer Reports, so the data is unbiased and objective. CR did not test the Nexen N Priz that come with the car, so there is no direct comparison.
    My criteria was, in descending order of importance:
    Rolling Resistance>Noise>Snow Traction>Ice Braking>Wet Braking>Handling>Others
    Every tire had to be at least Good in all categories. In no special order.
    Bridgestone Ecopia (only one with excellent rolling resistance and noise)
    Michelin Cross Climate (Not excellent in anything but very good in all)
    Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel (Excellent noise, VG for the rest, including rolling resistance)
    Continental Cross Contact (Excellent noise, VG most others including rolling resistance)
    Pirelli P4 (All VG except excellent for wet braking and handling)
    Vredestein Quatrac 5 (Excellent rolling resistance, VG noise, the rest good)
    DelRider, Esprit1st and SkookumPete like this.
  2. Paul DeLeon

    Paul DeLeon Member

    A note: The Bridgestone Ecopia comes in several models, it turns out.
    The one rated by CR is the PLUS model, around $120US, not the lesser model (without the plus)
    which sells for $100US
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  3. We had Ecopias on our Sienna, they were pretty good on noise and longevity.

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