It is always easy to recommend tires from premium manufacturers like Bridgestone. The Ecopia EP422 Plus does everything buyers in this category ask from it, and that’s why it gets a very easy recommendation. It is supremely quiet and comfortable, durable, usable in almost every weather, and lowers the fuel consumption of any car. Highly recommended!
If you didn’t already know, tires come in different shapes and sizes, and different types. The most popular tire type for SUVs, trucks, and crossovers are highway tires. These tires combine excellent high-speed stability – very important for long highway drives, and outstanding comfort and quietness. One of the most popular highway tires on the market right now is the General Grabber HTS60. The reason why it’s so popular in the US is, of course, the “Made in USA” moniker, but also its balanced qualities and fair price point.
The Grabber A/TX is one of the newest additions to the all-terrain category – it was introduced in March 2018. Because of that, it is one of the most advanced all-terrain tires to date with technologies that make it more usable on the road, and even better for off-road driving. According to General Tire, the Grabber A/TX provides exceptional off-road capability and durability, balanced with impressive on-road performance. Interestingly, the tire also has the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol, which means that it offers better snow and ice traction than all-terrain tires that have the inferior M+S symbol.
According to General Tire, the Grabber AT2 is an all-terrain tire with designed with an aggressive, self-cleaning tread that provides off-road traction, durability, and impressive performance. Interestingly, they seem to have focused more on off-road driving then on-road driving, which may bother some people that want an all-terrain tire that will work seamlessly on the road as well.
If you only care about off-road driving, then sure, go and buy the General Grabber AT2. It is definitely one of the best all-terrain tires for driving in the wilderness.
One of the most popular all-season and ultra-high-performance tires on the market is the General G-Max AS-05. This tire is pretty new – it was launched in 2017. The predecessor named G-Max AS-03 was also very popular thanks to the excellent value for money, but also for the performance in dry and wet conditions. Nevertheless, General Tire tried to improve on every aspect of the tire, including performance, driving in colder conditions, and treadlife.
Being an ultra-high-performance tire, the General G-Max AS-05 is an excellent option for drivers looking for additional responsiveness, grip, and traction in most conditions. These tires are definitely safer than grand-touring tires for driving at higher speeds, but they’re also much less comfortable and noisier. This means that owners of standard passenger vehicles might be better off with a set of grand-touring tires, as they will surely be good enough for the power of the car.
According to General Tire, the AltiMAX RT43 is a grand-touring all-season tire that is a member of the AltiMAX family of flagship tires. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean that the price of the tire is on a flagship level – the AltiMAX RT43 is still much cheaper than grand-touring tires from premium manufacturers. Its main design goals are a quiet and comfortable ride, all-season traction, and enhanced and even treadwear for extended treadlife.
In my European driving experience, small city cars are often the most cheerful to drive thanks to small and peppy engines, and agile chassis. That said, due to their skinny tires, these vehicles don’t have enough grip or traction to be driven seriously fast in the corners. In other words, they’re fun to drive, but not what you’d call safe.
The tires I’m talking about are called passenger tires. This tire type is specifically made to be cheap to buy, to last for a long time, and to have reliable traction over dry and wet surfaces. Such a tire is the Firestone FR710 – an all-season passenger tire designed to give its owner good all-round capabilities at an affordable price.
At first look, the FR710 might look similarly to touring and grand-touring tires, but in reality, this tire is made for slower vehicles with less powerful engines. Touring and grand-touring tires are similar in their qualities, but they’re also designed for high-speed driving on the highway, unlike passenger tires.
The Firehawk Indy 500 is aimed at car enthusiasts that want to achieve the highest cornering speeds possible. If you want a tire that will enhance the performance of your car and you don’t want to spend a fortune, then you should buy the Firehawk Indy 500. This Firestone marvel is consistent throughout the testing with dry and wet handling that is near the best premium tires that cost a lot more.
Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter should offer reliable traction, grip, and braking in all weather conditions the driver encounters. Then, like all touring tires, it should also be supremely quiet and comfortable, even at very high speeds. And, of course, it should also be long-lasting – standard touring tires usually last for more than five years of all-season driving, and sometimes even more (if you don’t use them in the winter). Be sure that we will tackle all those things in this detailed Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter review.