The Fuzion Touring is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire
models like the Touring are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Fuzion Touring
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
These came with the used car I bought. I've driven chyrsler concordes or dodge intrepids for 9 years and have primarily had Goodyear triple tread tires on these cars. So far, I haven't noticed much difference between these tires and the much more expensive triple treads. I don't mind the price difference & will buy the Goodyear triple treads next time. However, the goodyears lasted 90+k miles both times and probably are better on wet pavement as Consumers has noted. I've noticed some slippage going around wet corners. I haven't driven in the snow that much. The goodyears seem better in the snow than Consumers rates them.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Moncton, NB
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Can't stand the noise!
these were recommended by a local tire dealer. they weren't on the car long as it was close to winter and I changed them soon after buying to my winter tires. since putting them back on this spring, they seem so much louder than before! i can not even drown out the noise with the radio. it's embarassing when I have a passenger and they ask me what is wrong with my car.! worse tires I ever owned for noise. very disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Bay Area, CA
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Cheap but NOISY
I had to replace all four tires on a budget and the Fuzion Touring was what all the local dealers were touting. They replaced the original Michelin touring tires that came with my small SUV and that had the same general specs as far as treadwear, temperature, traction. I've had all kinds of tires from expensive to budget and never had a set of tires that were so noisy. You can especially hear them when decelerating. It's crazy. My little SUV sounds like a monster truck now.