2016 CX-9 GT AWD Next set of replacement tires?

I just wonder if the ride gets rougher as the tread wears irrespective of tire brand?

Absolutely--however, some brand tires wear more gracefully than others. Also, as the rubber ages and dries out, it gets increasingly hard and loses some of its pliability which increases noise, affects handling and traction.

Tim
 
Anyone have any comment on new yokohama or new continental terrain contact tires? Also considering bridgestone dueler alenza plus. Need to replace 2 tires that got punctured with screws on the shoulder tread and non repairable. Instead of wasting money on 2 new ecopias that came factory and are crappy anyway, I'll just replace them all with a real tire.
 
Anyone have any comment on new yokohama or new continental terrain contact tires? Also considering bridgestone dueler alenza plus. Need to replace 2 tires that got punctured with screws on the shoulder tread and non repairable. Instead of wasting money on 2 new ecopias that came factory and are crappy anyway, I'll just replace them all with a real tire.
I didn't see any of those tires mentioned in this thread, but FWIW there are a number of other recommendations with feedback here. Is there something specific about the 2 you mentioned that are drawing you to them in particular? Just curious.
 
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I can’t believe you got 50.5k out of the Falkens. Mine were junk before 30k. I did the same Michelins and have no complaints at 63k. I’ll need new tires before winter, but I’m ok with it.
Yes as a matter for fact I did and tbh, with technology improving everyday, I wouldn't expect anything less.
However, I was also told I could still continue using those tires for another 2-3k miles. But since I have a road trip coming up in few weeks and Costco running sale, I decided to go for it.
 
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Mazda CX-9 GT
Anyone have any comment on new yokohama or new continental terrain contact tires? Also considering bridgestone dueler alenza plus. Need to replace 2 tires that got punctured with screws on the shoulder tread and non repairable. Instead of wasting money on 2 new ecopias that came factory and are crappy anyway, I'll just replace them all with a real tire.
Not sure about Yokohama or Continental, but Bridgestone Dueler Alanza Plus was one of my top two choices. Given the consistent less than satisfactory reviews of Ecopias (on this forum and Tirerack.com), I'd rather replace all four and get new set. And I do not even know why Costco carries Bridgestone Ecopias given they are not the most loved tires and has consistent bad reviews.

Not sure how many miles you have on those tires, but if you replaced only two, you re looking at constantly having mix and match tires for the rest of the time you own the car because you'd now end up replacing only two most worn tires every time-going forward.
 
Not sure about Yokohama or Continental, but Bridgestone Dueler Alanza Plus was one of my top two choices. Given the consistent less than satisfactory reviews of Ecopias (on this forum and Tirerack.com), I'd rather replace all four and get new set. And I do not even know why Costco carries Bridgestone Ecopias given they are not the most loved tires and has consistent bad reviews.

Not sure how many miles you have on those tires, but if you replaced only two, you re looking at constantly having mix and match tires for the rest of the time you own the car because you'd now end up replacing only two most worn tires every time-going forward.
Hey thank you for the reply. I would be replacing all 4 tires since I have no interest in wasting money replacing the punctured tired with the same lame tire. I've only got 4,500 miles on them! If this didn't happen, I'd normally just ride them until about 20k miles and then change out all 4. I despise subpar tires that compromise safety and piece of mind. The ecopias do say made in Japan on them though which In thought was rare to see and initially led me to believe they were good tires.

@Tinjimnj. I'm interested in the other brands because they are the newest gen tires with seemingly good reviews at a little lower cost that are supposed to rival Michelin and last longer and be quieter while giving excellent 4 season traction, especially in colder weather with light snow. The Continental LX25's get raving reviews but not available in this size. The Michelin Defender LTX M+S are top rated but very expensive.
 
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What are you looking for in tires? Michelin Defender are very good tires with long tread life. To get that they must give up some traction and/or low-rolling resistance. There is no perfect tire, but there are some that are best suited for your needs. In general I like to look at the newest tires from any of the major tire makers. The manufacturers are continually improving the rubber compounds, the tire casing, and the tread patterns. They tend to leap-frog each other; Michelin's newest are great until next year when Continental's best come out, then some other make the next year. Then Michelin might be ready with their newest and best.

If you car takes the 20" tires, here are some tires and their attributes (if you have 18" tires, re-do the report for your size) (those Pirellis look interesting):
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=CSTAS&width=255/&ratio=50&diameter=20&tireSearch=true&filter=y

Bridgestone makes some fine tires. That said, I've never liked any of the Bridgestone original equipment tires I've had on new vehicles.
 
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Would it be weird to put some off road type tires? Like some cooper AT3 4s? I don’t think I’ve seen any before. I’ve seen some CX5s with off road tires, even some CRVs and RAV4s but no CX9s. Thought it might look a little different. Something interesting. Thoughts?
 
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Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2016
In general all-terrain tires will be noisier, reduced gas mileage, shorter tread life, less crisp handling, better traction on dirt, rock, snow compared to good all-season tires.
 
Would it be weird to put some off road type tires? Like some cooper AT3 4s? I don’t think I’ve seen any before. I’ve seen some CX5s with off road tires, even some CRVs and RAV4s but no CX9s. Thought it might look a little different. Something interesting. Thoughts?

Look at the Wildpeak AT Trails. Not aggressive and would handle about as much as the CX-9 could. In regards to @PTguy ‘s comment, that could be more true on the CX-9 but I noticed no MPG hit on my 4Runner going to all terrains from all seasons.
 
We just picked up our ‘21 CX-9 GT. As part of the deal I had the dealer exchange the crappy Bridgestone Ecopias for Michelin Primacy Tour A/S. I am leasing the 9 and the Tirerack reviews were so bad for the Ecopias, especially for tread-wear, that there was no way I wanted to replace tires before the end of the lease, which was likely to happen. These Michelins are amazing and made an already quiet and smooth vehicle into a glass smooth and completely silent SUV. I have owned Lexus, Acura and Infinitis that were not this smooth and quiet. Step up your game Mazda and put a premium tire on your “flagship” vehicle!
 
I am at 50500 miles on my OEM Falken Ziex. I have been reading up about replacement tires for Gen2 CX-9. First thing come to mind if mostly everyone is replacing the tires at around 40k miles. Am I the only one who has far over utilized mine at 50500 miles? I have been told about 3 months ago that I could probably get around 2-3k miles more. I live in NJ. Granted, the car isn't driving much due to my WFH during the current pandemic, but irrespective of that should I bite the bullet and change these now, or wait till the next winter season is upon us and change it then?

Curious about what was the tread life warranty on OEM Falken Ziex, anyone know?

Another thing, I have read may posts about Bridgestones, Michelins and Continentals. So far I learned that Bridgestone Ecopia isn't one of the best one (even tirerack doesn't have good ratings). So, I am considering Bridgestone Dueler Alanza Plus, or Michelin Premier LTX or Defender LTX, and lastly Vredestein Quatrac Pro - in that order.

To my surprise no one is talking about Vredestein! Has any one got Vredenstein and your thoughts on it?
dont know about Vredestein, but heres the road i have been down....I have 68,000 on my 2018 cx9 gt, 20 in wheels....liked the stiff sidewalls and looks of the oem falkens,but that was it...horrible tire: noisy, poor handling in rain, poor treadwear. Next tire was a Yokohama discount tire model recommended for the cx9. Quiet tire except for on new asphalt where it gave off a loud high frequency shrill... good mileage, great wet traction, handling was fair.. biggest issue was soft sidewalls....car would lean in turns like it needed shocks and effected handling in turns..after exhaustive research, i went with Michelin Premier LTX DT's...This is the tire that handles well, quiet, no lean stiff sidewalls, good in the rain..finally! a tire that checks all the boxes....except cost is a little higher and mileage suffered by 2 mpg. Dont have enough miles on them to speak on tirewear....