2018 Prius touring four - needs new tires, help! Drive 80miles, 5x a week.

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    Hi - I drive a 2018 Prius touring four - needs new tires, help! Drive 80miles, 5x a week. Not going to the dealership they offered me 4 tires for $1000 and the ones they recommended I'm not sure I want. Anyone suggest good tires for driving a lot of miles a week. I live where it rains a lot. Thank you for any help.
     
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    My favorite Prius tires are Nokian WRg4. They will last 60k miles, are strong tires (H-Rated) have a low rolling resistance, and good in wet/snow. I get them locally for about $500 a set.

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    Michelin Defender T + H at Costco.
     
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    I second costco but but dont recommend Defender
     
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    I think Pirelli P4s are the treadlife warranty leader presently.

    I had Michelin Harmony on a 06 civic that lasted over the 90k warranty. I replace the Primes OE Toyos with Defenders, but I've already lost 3/32s of tread in 15k miles, so I'm not expecting to get 90k miles from them.
    But the Defenders offer quite a bit better handling and grip than the Toyo s. But to get that better grip on the road the tire sacrifices a tiny bit of MPG's with a higher rolling resistance.

    If the rain is really bad the Defender LTX 205 65R 15 for Light Truck and SUV has wider treads and 50lbs inflation limit and 99 T weight and speed rating and has 1/2 inch larger diameter and is a smedge wider than the defender T H 195 65R 15 with 44lb inflation limit.

    I think I'll be trying out the Pirelli P4 next time.
     
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    Not sure if you get much snow but we replaced the Toyo OEM tires on my wife's 2017 Prius with General Altimax RT43's. They have a 65,000 mile warranty and with road hazard and free rotations ran me $479....WAY cheaper than what you were quoted! Give them a try...they also give military discounts if you are a Vet.
     
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    I "think" OP's got 215/45R17, and IIRC Defenders don't come in that size. Would help if @Prius2018SH clarified.
     
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    I just called Costco and they recommended the Michelin - Cross Climate.
     
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    Yes, my tire size is P215/45R17. I was just recommend the Michelin Climate Control at Costco. They are having a deal on Michelin, but not sure if those are good tires. Thanks!
     
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    You are correct. Costco's website doesn't list the Defender in the 17 inch size.
    Maybe try the new Cross Climate 2?
     
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    I went with Primacy MXM4 (in 215/45R17). They've been good, but there was a significant dip in mpg right after install. It's come back more-or-less now. Previously (the one the car came with) it had Michelin PIlot hx MXM4.
     
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    I bought the Bridgestone Turanza Quiettracks at Costco for mine, but now think I would have liked the Michelins more. I bought the Turanzas for the open side sipes since we get torrential tropical rains, and for that they've been great. I can't quite call them quiet on the local roads though.
     
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    I run a Hankook Kinergy GT and I drive 110 miles a day 5-6 days a week. They get the same mpg as my stock tires, around 54 and they seem to be wearing good and are quiet. $65 each for 15s and ~$130 EACH FOR 215/45R17 (TOURING tire size) I have some brz 17s I'm planning to run so last time I priced the 215/45R17 Hankook it was 128
     
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