Are you content with 19” Toyos or replacing them ASAP?

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2019 CX-5 Signature
Just wondering what owners with 2019-21 models with 19” wheels and tires think of their stock tires and are you “sticking“ with them? I bought a 2019 Signature and my lease will be up in early 2022. There were a lot of complaints about the 2019 Toyos at the time so I had the dealer upgrade to Michelins at a great price. There’s three model years of experience with them now and I’m interested in what people think.
 
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CX5 GT
Toyos are ok the first 1-2 yrs and may be 15-20k. Afterwards not so much.
I switched to Michelin after say 12k miles and have been very happy after.
I think most people drive them till they are gone and then change.
 

rockethead26

2019 CX-5 Reserve
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N. Arizona @ 7000'
I have no complaints with the stock tires. If not for here I wouldn't think twice about them. But I'm not racing anybody.
Same here. I'll replace them when they hit the wear bars. I've driven on snow and in rain and had no issues. Like Murky says, I am not racing anyone.
 

azcx5

2021 GT-R SRCM with Parchment
I live in a area in N AZ where I can go play on mountain roads so i plan to replace them shortly. I'll have some lightly used Toyos for sale when i get to that point later this summer.:rolleyes:
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Just wondering what owners with 2019-21 models with 19” wheels and tires think of their stock tires and are you “sticking“ with them? I bought a 2019 Signature and my lease will be up in early 2022. There were a lot of complaints about the 2019 Toyos at the time so I had the dealer upgrade to Michelins at a great price. There’s three model years of experience with them now and I’m interested in what people think.
225/55R19 factory tires are Toyo A23 on gen-1 CX-5, and Toyo A36 on gen-2 CX-5. They’re very similar on specs and performance, and both are decent tires for the CX-5. And there’re very few people who bought CX-5 got rid of the Toyo tires when new, mainly from those who had encountered vibration issue from brand new defective Toyo’s.
 
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'20 CX-5 GT PP AWD
I'm fine with the stock tires. They handled some pretty nasty snow this year on Chicago's streets with no problem and are fine for regular day to day driving. I always rotate them every 5K or so.

One of the reasons I lease is to never bother with replacing tires, I leave that for the next guy.
 
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Mazda CX 5 Touring
Just passed 30k miles and am happy with them. I may replace them with the same thing when the time comes!
 
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2019 CX-5 Signature
225/55R19 factory tires are Toyo A23 on gen-1 CX-5, and Toyo A36 on gen-2 CX-5. They’re very similar on specs and performance, and both are decent tires for the CX-5. And there’re very few people who bought CX-5 got rid of the Toyo tires when new, mainly from those who had encountered vibration issue from brand new defective Toyo’s.
Have the vibration issues gone away/been corrected? There was a lot of heated discussion on this forum in 2019 when the 19" first appeared on the CX-5.
 

erhayes

Contributor
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2021CX5 Reserve
The TOYO A36 are good tires for my 2021 GTR. Smooth as silk at 80 mph for hours on hyw75. Michelin tires seem to be a problem here in FL. Side wall cracking due to UV and heat seems to be the issue. I also had General Altimax 225/60/17 on my 2014 CX5 and was very happy with them.
 

CarpeDiem

Under Pressure
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Superstitions
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2021 Carbon T
On my previous SUV, a Jeep Cherokee with turbo 2.0, I replaced the stock 19” Yoko tires with Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires. This was a great tire for paved roads without snow here in AZ, not sure how they would work up north. The corresponding tire for the CX-5 would be P245/50R19 and fit a 7” rim. These were top of the line Bridgestone high performance tires a few years ago, they are now in Bridgestone’s “budget” Firestone line. Very good performance pavement tires which I currently have on two of my vehicles. I do not know how they would perform in snow etc. but for spirited dry pavement driving they have great turn-in, excellent steady state grip, and awesome braking. I will replace the stock Toyos with these tires when the time comes - if not before.

BTW, zero vibration issues. And I treat my tires with Aerospace 303 to prevent UV degradation.
 

azcx5

2021 GT-R SRCM with Parchment
Those are good tires, but I need a little better winter snow capability. Don't have to worry about them melting into the asphalt in the summer like you do 😂
 
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Toronto, ON
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2021 CX-5 GT Turbo
I replaced them the day I got the car, as I wanted a wider tire with better dry and wet grip. I heard pretty bad things about the Toyos...
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
The TOYO A36 are good tires for my 2021 GTR. Smooth as silk at 80 mph for hours on hyw75.
IMO OE 225/55R19 Toyo A23 and A36 for our CX-5 are decent tires, especially consider their prices are about a half of top Michelin’s. Tread life is OK with 300 treadwear on UTQG and my A23’s now has 43,085 miles with 3/32” tread depth left.

Michelin tires seem to be a problem here in FL. Side wall cracking due to UV and heat seems to be the issue.
Yes, the Michelin’s on my 2001.5 VW Passat developed dry rots on the sidewall too within 5 years and 36K miles. And Michelin said that’s normal.

I also had General Altimax 225/60/17 on my 2014 CX5 and was very happy with them.
I have General AltiMax RT43 on my 1998 Honda CR-V and they’re the best tires overall for the vehicle among many different sets of new tires.