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Hi everyone,

I have a 2007 EXL with 95k miles that I need new tires for. As I live in Utah and frequently ski or climb requiring driving in snow or dirt forest service roads, I am in need of tires that will get the job done. I am looking at All Season/All Weather because there are only a handful of times a year I actually drive through a decent amount of snow and have always just used all seasons. What tires do you all recommend? So far on my short list are the Continental TrueContacts, Nokian WR G3/G4, and Yokohama Geolander A/T G015. I should mention that 95%+ of the time during the winter I am driving on dry or slightly wet pavement.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a 2007 EXL with 95k miles that I need new tires for. As I live in Utah and frequently ski or climb requiring driving in snow or dirt forest service roads, I am in need of tires that will get the job done. I am looking at All Season/All Weather because there are only a handful of times a year I actually drive through a decent amount of snow and have always just used all seasons. What tires do you all recommend? So far on my short list are the Continental TrueContacts, Nokian WR G3/G4, and Yokohama Geolander A/T G015. I should mention that 95%+ of the time during the winter I am driving on dry or slightly wet pavement.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
I live in California, so not a all weather tire requirement. But Consumer reports chooses the following as best in the field:

1) Michelin CrossClimate + Tire : gets Very Good rating across all test categories. CRs Take --> This excellent, well-balanced tire, which is marketed as an all-weather product, has the rare distinction of earning Very Good ratings in every category of CR's testing. That means it’s both a comfortable tire and one that offers taut handling, and likewise, that it performs well in the wet and dry, and even in snow and ice. If you’re fishing for a weakness, it’s relatively expensive, and its 75,000-mile predicted life is bested by other models. Note: Limited tire sizes available so may not have one for your vehicle.

2) Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady: gets a Good or Very Good rating across all testing categories. CRs Take --> Priced less than the Michelin CrossClimate +, the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady earned at least Good ratings across the board in CR's tests. It shined in handling, resistance to hydroplaning (when water gets between your tire and the pavement), snow traction, and noise, scoring Very Good in each. The tested tread life is an impressive 75,000 miles—much more than its 60,000-mile warranty.

Both received very positive reviews from CR members.
 

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I've had excellent results from the Michelin Defenders on my F250, and plan to go with them on my CR-V at tire time. Long wearing, comfortable ride, quiet. Not cheap, but worth every penny.
 

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1) Michelin CrossClimate + Tire : gets Very Good rating across all test categories. CRs Take --> This excellent, well-balanced tire, which is marketed as an all-weather product, has the rare distinction of earning Very Good ratings in every category of CR's testing.
I have now had these on my daily driver for a couple of months and it's probably true what the reviews say. They're the quietest All-seasons I have used and wet handling is great. Snow handling is irrelevant for me as I have dedicated snow tires on separate wheels for winter but there's a video review in youtube where the guy drives up a snowy mountain praising the Cross Climates.
 

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I have now had these on my daily driver for a couple of months and it's probably true what the reviews say. They're the quietest All-seasons I have used and wet handling is great. Snow handling is irrelevant for me as I have dedicated snow tires on separate wheels for winter but there's a video review in youtube where the guy drives up a snowy mountain praising the Cross Climates.
I like the looks of those, but for some reason they don't seem to yet be available here. Not that we need them for snow, but we do get winter ice, as well as torrential rains, aside form the heat. Here's what it's like here right now:

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thats a strange tread design, looks like a snow tire,,never make it here in CA summers,,im liking the BFG-T,s that i recently got, very quiet tire and enough tread for all seasons..the Bridgestone stock Ecopias were noisy after awhile..
 

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Loved my Toyo Celsius CUV tires on my last car (CX-5).
Plan on using them on my ‘19 CR-V!
 

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You should take a look at the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires. I’ve had great luck with their Assurance ComforTred Tires and my next set will be the WeatherReady’s.
 

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You should take a look at the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires. I’ve had great luck with their Assurance ComforTred Tires and my next set will be the WeatherReady’s.
I was debating between the Weatherready's and the CrossClimate+ SUV. Decided on the Weatherready's as they were a bit cheaper and have a 95000km warranty vs 80000km on the CrossClimate. At least I should be able sell the OEM Econia's with 2000km on them for a decent price.
 

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I was debating between the Weatherready's and the CrossClimate+ SUV. Decided on the Weatherready's as they were a bit cheaper and have a 95000km warranty vs 80000km on the CrossClimate. At least I should be able sell the OEM Econia's with 2000km on them for a decent price.
Unless you drive at least 16K miles per year.. you will never see the mileage warranty on the Goodyears.. because if you read the fine print on the warranty... there is also an age-out time on the tires too... which is generally 6 years. Rubber does not age well.. so tire makers and tire shops all tell you to change out tires no later then 6 years of age.

In my experience, even good quality tires simply do not drive and handle as well after 4-5 years on the vehicle.. regardless of number of miles.

Consumer reports life tests generally show Goodyear tires do meet their miles warranty life, but Michelins miss theirs by around 5-7K miles.
 

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OP started the thread and hasn't checked back in yet. I'm curious as to what he went with.

In his case, and knowing how many unpaved roads there are in Utah, I would have gone with the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015, since it has more durable sidewalls. All it takes is one protruding sharp rock to ruin an off-road trip. It has gotten good reviews at Tire Rack. I should have gone with those myself--I like the Kumhos I bought, but I was fairly nervous on some of those dirt roads out in Utah on what are "street tires."
 

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Op , I installed a set of Hankook Dynapro AT2 tires on my Forester. Love them! Quiet, durable, and winter rated!
excellent traction!!!
 

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After sliding through 2 intersections today on my way to work, I'm wondering if I should be getting the Weatherready's today or just go with a dedicated winter tire again. Going winter tires again costs me about 400/year with installation and storage twice a year though. That's almost a new set of All Weathers every second year.
 

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Glad I stayed with the WeatherReady, they are a great tire. Granted, only about 40km on them but they feel just as competent as my Xi3 on the Hrv. The last couple of days weve had snow and most roads are glare ice and no sanding has been done, starting and stopping have ben great
 

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Glad I stayed with the WeatherReady, they are a great tire. Granted, only about 40km on them but they feel just as competent as my Xi3 on the Hrv. The last couple of days weve had snow and most roads are glare ice and no sanding has been done, starting and stopping have ben great
I got them also and they are awesome.
Super quiet for us also
 
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