Prius V, V 2015 tires

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  1. kathoderayblue

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    I need new tires for my 2015 Prius V, V, and I'm wondering whether to get Yokohama Avid Ascend GT's vs Michelin Premier A/S. Any thoughts? (size: 215/50/17). Thanks!
     
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    I always go to tire rack and look at their test results, and more importantly, customer reviews. I’m getting the new Michelin Cross climate+ for the new 17” wheels I bought for my car (in slightly wider 225-50-17), but probably you don’t need great snow performance where you live.

    Here’s a link to all-season 215’s- it’s easy to spend a lot of time reading reviews, or you can just check out reviews on the two tires you are considering.

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?tireIndex=0&autoMake=Toyota&autoYear=2013&autoModel=Prius+v&autoModClar=Five&width=215%2F&ratio=50&diameter=17&sortCode=49550&skipOver=true&minSpeedRating=H&minLoadRating=S
     
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    We're very pleased with the ride, noise, handling and efficiency of the Continental PureContact LRR 225/50R17 98V.

    The slightly larger diameter also makes the speedometer dead accurate.
     
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    Both tires are rated well on the Tire Rack website. The Yokohama is rated higher but there aren't nearly as many reviews.

    Yokohama: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=Avid+Ascend+GT#RatingsReviews

    Michelin: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A%2FS#RatingsReviews

    I currently have Michelin Premier A/S on our Toyota Sienna for 3-season use. They provide a quiet comfortable ride. I bought them primarily for their touted wet weather traction since I seem to drive in torrential rain very frequently and 2019 is the wettest here in recorded history. They aren't going to last long - maybe 30K miles - but our 4,700 pound Sienna is incredibly hard on tires.

    The Premier A/S is advertised to be safe on wet roads all the way down to 2/32" of tread but I'm skeptical. The problem is that when new the Premier A/S has only 8.5/32" of tread.

    The Yokohama Avid Ascend GT has 12/32" of tread when new so maybe it would last longer ... or maybe not.

    If choosing between the two, I'd try the Yokohama. I didn't have a very good experience with the one set of Yohohama tires I've bought but I have to remember that was 25 years ago, the tires were in the ultra high performance summer category and used on a car I drove very hard. That set was worn out before 10,000 miles.
     
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    I sent you a message.
     
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    I have bought nothing but Michelin for our cars for the last 40 years. Not out of pure brand loyalty. But out of experience with others. Never had a bad Michelin. Replaced my Michelins on my v with the same. Had Pirelli, Yokahama, Toyo and several other brands on new/used cars when I bought the cars and none were as good.

    A tire is your contact patch with life. It is not where I try to save money.
     
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    What's funny is that might be Your experience, but it certainly hasn't been mine.

    I always choose the best tool for the job, that thinking also extends to the brand....



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    I just purchased a set of Bridgestone Turanza Quite Track tires at Costco. This is a new tire from Bridgestone and I highly recommend it. It is extremely smooth and quiet and behaves excellent in the rain.
     
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    Though there is no "Real" testing that I can locate, the Tire Rack customers seem to like this tire, But...

    One of the few Track Reviews shows a 2016 Prius owner with 7K miles on this tire and he reports a big 15% MPG loss.

    So I guess it depends on your priorities.



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    Soft and grippy does not a LRR tire make.
     
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