No more Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max...now what?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by qdllc, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. qdllc

    qdllc Senior Member

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    These tires are no longer being made. My tire is 195-65-R15. What are good replacements for this tire? I kept with OEM the last two tire changes because it was what the Prius came with. What tires offer the same gas-saving performance? If possible, I'd like to keep it at the same price point (under $100 USD per tire).
     
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    Bridgestone Ecopia EP20?
     
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    With that $100 I'm not sure you mean inclusive of installation. There are 34 Eco Focus options available on TireRack.com some over the target $100. As a hint UTQG does relate to how long the tread will last, the higher the longer.

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    Michelin Defender all season or summer if they sell a summer brand. COSTCO sell this tire!

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    Maybe Bridgestone EP422 in "S" or "T" speed rating?

    Steer clear of ANY "H" or "V" speed rated tires as the tire sidewalls are stiffer (rougher ride) and the Prius won't go that fast anyway.
    The EP422 is available in S and T and also H and V.
     
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    They still sell the summer ones. But OP said no more than $100 per tire. If op buys summer tires, how much of the $100 per tire will be left when it rains on the road?
     
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    Come again?

    Summer tires, with high silica content, are actually surprisingly good for rain if I'm not mistaken. Snow and ice no, need snowflake M+S....

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    That’s good news to me! People here don’t recommend summer tire for rain so I’m following their lead. I may purchase summer tires next as it never snows here and the summer tires of Michelin defender t + h version gets better MPGs than the a s version.
     
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    I wanted to make sure I didn't mislead you. Looks like a great tire, 10 in stock at my local America's Tire. BTW they will price match Costco, and TireRack, any legit price. Sometimes Walmart.com shows some excellent prices I haven't tried matching them, yet. Tried to screen shot but came out blurry.

    It's rain rating is 4.8, size 195/65HR15

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