Best tires for 2017 Prius Prime?

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  1. charmingboogie

    charmingboogie Junior Member

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    Researching tires for my Prime..I've been quoted on Goodyear Assuance Fuel Max and Yokohama Avid...Toyo NanoEnergy's are on now, ( not too impressed-road noise) they are the original tires that came with the car and have 40,000 on them.... Any input?? Thx!

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    Fuel max are best for range and nothing else.

    Other brands ride or handle better but usually decrease EV range
     
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    What's least road noise and softest riding tire? Would the next wider tire be better for this purpose? If so size?
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    LG-H932 ?
     
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    I hate the nanoenergy. Terrible in the rain. I can’t wait to replace them. I’ve been looking at the Yokohama ascend as they seem to have fantastic grip and tread life. Don’t care about fuel economy. Don’t believe in sacrificing safety for a few mpg.
     
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    Just purchased Goodyear Assurance Comfortred tires. They are definitely softer and smoother riding. Quieter too. Lost a few mpg in the process. Mpg on original tires seemed to get better on dash meter as they wore down. Now mpg lower due to softer and bigger diameter. Calculated mpg higher than meter. Maybe 2-3 mpg lower than normal. Well worth it.

    LG-H932 ?
     
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    https://www.tirerack.com/content/tirerack/desktop/en/tire_decision_guide.html

    There is no "best" tire. It is your choice to maximize dry traction or wet traction or tread life or noise & harshness or low rolling resistance or.... You decide what factors you value most and which you value less.

    About tire size...I'd stick with the stock width. The original 195/60-15 tires are about 25" outside diameter. Maybe 205/60-15, 24.8" OD, but if it rubs, it's on you. Best choice would be to use the optional size on the other Gen 4 Prius line, the 215/45-17 on some nice 17" wheels.
     
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    If I get a tire like the Michelin Premier A/S, that performs better, what's the mileage hit as compared to an energy saver tire?
     
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    Typo? The original 2017 stocks are 195/65-15, not 60's.
     
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    MIchelin Defenders did not change the mileage much, maybe 1 mpg -- well worth the improvement in handling & wet road traction. We do about 2/3 to 3/4 or our driving in HV mode -- if you do majority in EV, might effect the mileage a bit more.
     
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    I wouldn't expect there to be much (if any) difference between the driving modes. Rolling resistance is still the same - the tires don't know what is driving the wheels.

    At low driving speeds, rolling resistance will be a higher drag than aero, so there might be a difference relative to the speed. I would think that would be the same regardless of driving mode.
     
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    @jerrymildred went with Yokohama Avid Ascend GT all season and is happy with them.
     
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    I like 'em!

    Wet traction is rock solid. Noise is less than the original Toyo Nanos. Comfort about the same, I guess. Fuel economy seems to be about the same now that they're broken in. It might even be better, but I won't know till it cools back down to the temperatures we were enjoying before I got the Yokohamas. According to reviews, the snow performance is pretty good for all season tires, but there are some a little better.

    I would recommend them without hesitation.
     
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