225/55R19 Tire Comparison Table for CX-5 GT - Many to Choose From

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2014 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech
OK, so I finally got my new tires installed and took a long road trip. Here is what I found.

Tires: Yokohama YK740 GTX, 225/55 R19 99V SL
Price: $167 each minus a $70 rebate on 4
Where purchased: Only sold at Discount Tire and usually have to be ordered - took 2-1/2 weeks to get mine even though website says 2 days.
UTQG rating: 740AA
Warranty: 60,000 miles
Initial tread depth: 12/32"
Weight: 29.1 lb
Goal in replacing OEM Toyo's: get a V-rated tire in the OEM size that had the same or better summer handling but much better tread life. I have winter tires/rims, so snow performance was not a consideration.

Short summary: these tires rock and I love 'em!

Longer summary: I finally got the tires installed at 4:30 PM on Monday, October 10th. On Tuesday morning the 11th, I took off on a long road trip to NY and back (taking the long way back through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). In total, 3,255 miles. I got back last night. At first I thought the tires were hard and rode rough and were noisy. But as the miles wore on and I really thought about it, they were maybe a touch stiffer than the OEMs (at 29.1 pounds, I think the sidewalls have a lot of extra material for stiffness). As far as the road noise, it really was just "different" than the OEMs, not any better nor any worse. After a while I didn't even notice it anymore. When it comes to handling, the tires equal or even exceed the OEM Toyo's. The handling, IMO, is quite superb. If there is a drawback, I think my CX-5 accelerates from a standing start a bit slower due to the tire weight. But that is to be expected and it really is something that only one who really pushes their vehicle and knows it limits would feel in the seat of their pants. Looks wise, the tires are attractive. The only other issue I had is the kids they had working at Discount Tire. No matter the promises of "care" by the managers inside the store, the kids doing the work, while technically correct in that the old tires came off and the new ones were put on, could "care less" about your vehicle and wheels. No permanent damage was done, but I sure had to clean a lot of unnecessary slop off the wheels when I got home!

Bottom line: happy!

Oh, and yrwei52, they smell great! (boom06)
 
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yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Yokohama YK740 GTX Tire

⋯Oh, and yrwei52, they smell great! (boom06)
But do they smell like orange oil though? :)

Glad you like your new Yokohama YK740 GTX tires and thanks for sharing your experience!
 
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Mazda CX-5
value information thanks .. but i wanna cry really :( our dealer didn't have another brand only toyo proxes r36 for 19" wheels GT
i feel my car harsh on the road and stiff i have no idea why ? is it because the 19" or what ?
anyone feel like me ? i have before ford crown victoria with pirelli p6 all seasons tire and its very comfortable i know this is ford and this is mazda.
what about 17" wheels isn't comfortable than 19"? i'm thinking to change the wheels to 17" but i will lose my 19" awesome look.

any advise?!

i found 235/55/R19 is there any problem if i use this size ?? the difference is only 1cm wide !
 
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yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
value information thanks .. but i wanna cry really :( our dealer didn't have another brand only toyo proxes r36 for 19" wheels GT
i feel my car harsh on the road and stiff i have no idea why ? is it because the 19" or what ?
anyone feel like me ? i have before ford crown victoria with pirelli p6 all seasons tire and its very comfortable i know this is ford and this is mazda.
what about 17" wheels isn't comfortable than 19"? i'm thinking to change the wheels to 17" but i will lose my 19" awesome look.

any advise?!

i found 235/55/R19 is there any problem if i use this size ?? the difference is only 1cm wide !
Although you're in Saudi Arabia but in the current era I can't imagine there's no other tires available for the size of 225/55R19. Have you tried any tire stores or online tire sellers in your country? Or contact Contenital or General tire importers to find out if they carry the size you want.

Using 235/55R19 tires should have no ill effects but the speedometer and odometer would be off a bit.
 
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Mazda CX-5
Although you're in Saudi Arabia but in the current era I can't imagine there's no other tires available for the size of 225/55R19. Have you tried any tire stores or online tire sellers in your country? Or contact Contenital or General tire importers to find out if they carry the size you want.

Using 235/55R19 tires should have no ill effects but the speedometer and odometer would be off a bit.
thanks for reply ,, really i tried to call them all ,, bridgestone pirlli Michelin yokohama hankook dunlop all they told me this is first time to hear this size ?? (eek2)

i'm really ask why mazda provide this size ? also the owner of mazda 6 had same problem cannot find size for 19" mazda 6

someone work in gas station and have tires shop not dealer he told me maybe this size is new so wait for 2017 maybe come .

i'll do my best to find one or i'll go with 235 thanks for help.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
thanks for reply ,, really i tried to call them all ,, bridgestone pirlli Michelin yokohama hankook dunlop all they told me this is first time to hear this size ?? (eek2)

i'm really ask why mazda provide this size ? also the owner of mazda 6 had same problem cannot find size for 19" mazda 6

someone work in gas station and have tires shop not dealer he told me maybe this size is new so wait for 2017 maybe come .

i'll do my best to find one or i'll go with 235 thanks for help.
You also should remember Mazda CX-5 is designed to have good handling with firm suspension. Even if you switch to a little softer tires such as General AltiMAX RT43 or Continental TrueContact, or use 17" wheels and tires, you may still feel the ride is too firm! It's just the natural of the beast for good handling cars.

Your gas station guy is right, the OEM narrow "pizza-cutter" 19" tires are too new size wise and the demand is too low. And that's why nobody is willing to import into your country. But wait a year or two, and you should keep calling those tire companies, this 225/55R19 tire should be eventually available in more labels to choose.
 
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GA prior 16 CX5 GT
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20 CX5 GT + Prem
17s have a bit thicker body to take in shocks as the rim is smaller but the tire is the same outside diameter. The P6 is not as stiff as the stock Toyo but the sidewall is thinner and more likely to be damage if your roads are bad.
 
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Mazda CX-5
You also should remember Mazda CX-5 is designed to have good handling with firm suspension. Even if you switch to a little softer tires such as General AltiMAX™ RT43 or Continental TrueContact™, or use 17" wheels and tires, you may still feel the ride is too firm! It's just the natural of the beast for good handling cars.

Your gas station guy is right, the OEM narrow "pizza-cutter" 19" tires are too new size wise and the demand is too low. And that's why nobody is willing to import into your country. But wait a year or two, and you should keep calling those tire companies, this 225/55R19 tire should be eventually available in more labels to choose.
you are talking right , every time i told myself that's why harsh? its for good handling but its only 184 hp its not racing car ! :)

i will wait for 1 year and see what happened thank you for help.
 
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Mazda CX-5
17s have a bit thicker body to take in shocks as the rim is smaller but the tire is the same outside diameter. The P6 is not as stiff as the stock Toyo but the sidewall is thinner and more likely to be damage if your roads are bad.
that's what i'm talking about if it thicker you will not feel the bad or broken roads or small holes .. by the way some of our roads is broken and have alot of work .

when i driven on asphalt really feel smoothly , but on the bad roads and "cat eyes" (road marks) it is horrible.

thanks
 
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Mazda CX-5 Akera
I don't believe General RT43 tyres are available in Australia where instead the General Grabber GT tyres are advertised occasionally for the CX-5 225/55/R19.

Has anyone tried General Tyres in Aus? The General Tyres in the CX-5 specs seem to rate average following EU Tire Labels. ie. E for rolling resistance. C for wet braking and 71-72dB for noise.

In comparison the OEM Toyo Proxes R36 rate C, C and 69dB which ironically is a fairly quiet tyre.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
I don't believe General RT43 tyres are available in Australia where instead the General Grabber GT tyres are advertised occasionally for the CX-5 225/55/R19.

Has anyone tried General Tyres in Aus? The General Tyres in the CX-5 specs seem to rate average following EU Tire Labels. ie. E for rolling resistance. C for wet braking and 71-72dB for noise.

In comparison the OEM Toyo Proxes R36 rate C, C and 69dB which ironically is a fairly quiet tyre.
General Grabber GT 225/55R19 103V tire is developed for SUVs and off-road vehicles.




General AltiMAX RT43 225/55R19 99H is a Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for passenger cars with comfortable ride year-round. Its the flagship tire of their AltiMAX family.



These 2 tires are definitely different in design for different purposes. General Grabber GT is not available in the US and General AltiMAX RT43 is not available in Australia.

In US, General Tire now offers up to a $70 prepaid VISA card when you purchase a set between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31. For AltiMAX RT43 its $50. :)
 
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Mazda CX-5 Akera
General Grabber GT 225/55R19 103V tire is developed for SUVs and off-road vehicles.



General AltiMAX RT43 225/55R19 99H is a Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for passenger cars with comfortable ride year-round. Its the flagship tire of their AltiMAX family.

These 2 tires are definitely different in design for different purposes. General Grabber GT is not available in the US and General AltiMAX RT43 is not available in Australia.

In US, General Tire now offers up to a $70 prepaid VISA card when you purchase a set between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31. For AltiMAX RT43 its $50. :)

Thanks for the info but despite the good treadwear ratings on them, it does not rate highly in rolling resistance (fuel efficiency) and noise.



Just discovered, for Australian drivers; a good starting point in what is available for comparison is here:
https://www.tyrecompare.com.au/size/19-inch/225-55-r19?postcode=5000
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
OE tires for gen-2 CX-5 GT is Toyo A36 225/55R19 99V and the price is a lot cheaper than OE tires on gen-1 CX-5 GT ⋯
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
yrwei52, you should update your Tire Comparison Table a bit. The OEM A23's are now $130.42 at Tire Rack. They also have the A36 for $130.36. IMO, if someone is looking to simply replace with OEM, these prices are hard to beat. I know we all know that they are not the best tire for our vehicle, but there are many folks out there who will simply want to use OEM, especially when they are cheaper than the alternatives.
Ill do it just give me some time.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Here is the updated comparison table with newly available tires and the latest pricing for 225/55R19 tires used on our CX-5 GT. Discount Tire special Yokohama YK580 is no longer available hence its not on the list.

Grand/Standard Touring All-Season Tires:


Tire


Size


UTQG
Maximum
Inflation
Pressure


Tread
Depth


Tire
Weight


Warranty


Price*
Continental TrueContact225/55R19
99H
800 A A51 psi11/32"25 lbs.90,000 Miles
6 Years
$164.46
- TR
General AltiMAX RT43225/55R19
99H
700 A A51 psi10/32"24.4 lbs.65,000 Miles
6 Years
$165.52
- TR
Pirelli Cinturato P7
All Season Plus
225/55R19
99H
700 A A44 psi10/32"28 lbs.70,000 Miles$179.46
- TR
Pirelli Cinturato Strada
All Season
225/55R19
99H
?? psi?/32"29 lbs.70,000 Miles$189.00
- DT
Yokohama YK740 GTX225/55R19
99V
740 A A51 psi12/32"29.1 lbs.60,000 Miles$175.00
- DT

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires:


Tire


Size


UTQG
Maximum
Inflation
Pressure


Tread
Depth


Tire
Weight


Warranty


Price*
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
Sport LT
225/55R19
99H
700 B A44 psi11/32"30 lbs.65,000 Miles
6 Years
$174.97
- TR
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422
Ecopia
225/55R19
99V
640 A A51 psi10/32"25 lbs.65,000 Miles
5 Years
$193.52
- TR
Firestone Destination LE 2225/55R19
99H
520 A B44 psi11/32"25 lbs.60,000 Miles
5 Years
$158.52
- TR
Goodyear Assurance CS
Fuel Max
225/55R19
99H
600 A B51 psi10/32"31 lbs.65,000 Miles
6 Years
$207.25
- TR
Michelin Premier LTX225/55R19
99V
620 A A44 psi8.5/32"27.34 lbs.60,000 Miles
6 Years
$212.97
- TR
Nitto NT421Q225/55R19
103V XL*
640 A A50 psi11.8/32"31.75 lbs.75,000 Miles$182.00
- DT
Nitto NT850+ CUV225/55R19
99V
500 A A51 psi10.6/32"? lbs.50,000 Miles$107.65
- EC
Toyo A23225/55R19
99V
300 A A51 psi9.8/32"28 lbs.OE Gen-1 CX-5
- None
$130.42
- TR
Toyo A36225/55R19
99V
300 A A51 psi?/32"29 lbs.OE Gen-2 CX-5
- None
$120.00
- AM
Toyo Versado CUV225/55R19
99V
440 A A51 psi10.2/32"28 lbs.50,000 Miles$143.92
- ST
Yokohama Geolandar G055225/55R19
99V
740 A A51 psi11/32"28.1 lbs.65,000 Miles
5 Years
$168.55
- TR

XL = Extra Load

TR = TireRack.com
DT = DiscountTire.com
TD = TiresDirect.net
AM = Amazon.com
ST = SimpleTire.com
EC = ExtremeCustoms.com

Performance Category Rank from TireRack.com:

Grand Touring All-Season Tires:
Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus - #1 out of 43
General AltiMAX RT43 - #3 out of 43

Standard Touring All-Season Tires:
Continental TrueContact - #1 out of 19

Highway All-Season Tires:
Firestone Destination LE 2 - #6 out of 38

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires:
Michelin Premier LTX - #1 out of 28
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia - #6 out of 28
Yokohama Geolandar G055 - #14 out of 28
Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max - #14 out of 28
Toyo A23 - #21 out of 28

Other tires are not ranked due to insufficient data or not carried by TireRack.com.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Currently for 225/55R19 tires, Michelin Premier LTX is the most expensive tire at $212.97 each from TireRack.com. The cheapest name brand tire is Nitto NT850+™ CUV at $107.65 each from ExtremeCustoms.com.
 
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Mazda CX-5 2015 FWD GT
Consumer reports has different ratings than TR in different categories. What is the most suitable category for a more comfortable and safer tire?
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Consumer reports has different ratings than TR in different categories. What is the most suitable category for a more comfortable and safer tire?
I'm not sure how do tire ratings get constructed by Consumer Reports. I only check their used-car reliability ratings as that are based on thousands of subscribers' experience. Car reviews by their editors are not that good IMHO. Tire ratings from Tire Rack are also based on many consumers' opinion which I feel more comfortable to believe. Tire Rack also offers their own opinions with their own tire test too. As you can see, Tire Tack ratings have "Comfort Performance" which includes "Ride Quality" and "Noise". For safety consideration of these tires other than better performance on wet、dry、winter/snow conditions, I definitely choose a tire with higher maximum inflation pressure rating、A-rated UTQG rating on traction and temperature、and a name brand.


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Mazda CX-5 2015 FWD GT
Thanks, I agree with it and have been trying to do the same.

- No UTQG BA or BB for me.
- Similar or better load and speed rating than OEMs
- Wet, dry, ride quality and noise numbers from TR rating as you mentioned

I'll also start looking at max inflation ratings now.

Also had a question about different categories, what do they signify and which one suits CX5 in general:
- all season (general)
- all seasons touring
- all seasons grand touring
- all seasons CUV/SUV.
 
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