Best Tire Values Based on Consumer Reports' Tests

From all-season to all-terrain, these tires deliver the best performance for the money

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2021 Ford Bronco being tested at the CR Auto Test Center Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports

Replacement tires are expensive. By the time you add up the cost for four tires, plus mounting and balancing, it’s common to spend $800 or more. For that money, shoppers want all-weather grip, good handling, a long treadwear warranty, and quietness, based on a recent Consumer Reports survey.

But there are so many other considerations when choosing replacement tires that it can be difficult to find the best ones for your car, including how long they’re expected to last and ultimately cost. It’s easy to be swayed by the asking price or available discounts and lose sight of the full picture.

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“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 Ryan Pszczolkowski, Consumer Reports’ tire project leader. He adds that it’s common to find rebates from tire manufacturers, often around $100 off per set, just by going to their websites.

To narrow down your choices, our tire experts picked the best values in each major tire category, factoring the price for our tested model, predicted tread life based on our extensive testing, and Overall Score. Each is a CR-recommended tire, meaning it excels for grip, comfort, noise, treadwear, and snow traction, when applicable.

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