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How many miles before you replaced your original tires?

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Fredericton Canada
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2018 CX-5 GT
OK...I checked in with my COSTCO tire guy who says the newer Michelin Defender LTX might be a better tire as it has more tread depth (and therefore a longer tire warranty 115,000 km vs 100,000 km) than the Premier LTX. BUT, after I checked on Michelin's website their is no 225/55/19 for the Defender LTX, the closest size it comes in for the CX-5 is 235/55/19. I vaguely remember someone saying on this forum last year that 235's would still be OK. Can anybody confirm this for me?
 
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CX-5 + Nissan Versa Hatchback
I must have been lucky with my Toyo A23 19' tire on my FWD Grand Touring. I have 48,500 miles on them. At 45,000 3 tire was at 3/32 and the other at 4/32. I rotated them but not always and put 35 psi in them and if the light didn't come on they weren't checked. I rather be lucky than good. ha ha

So it time now and from all the posts on here I narrowed it down to the General AltiMAX RT43 or the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus.

But I notice talk of the speed rating on the Cinturato P7 being H instead of V and some concern about warranty from Pirelli. Then I checked the AltiMAX RT43 and realized it too was only rated at H, but haven't seen any post of people being concerned about the General tire.

I assume it because General will still warrant the H tire on a V rated vehicle and Prielli won't.

Any feedback on this would be appreciated.

Thanks, AcGolfer
 
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NYC
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2017 CX-5 GT AWD
yes 235 55 it would work.
Yea, I have that 235/55/19 on now: sumitomo htr2 all seasons. I'm gonna get the Continental dws06 next as they just came out in the same size. I has them on our previous car and they were great.
 
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Fredericton Canada
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2018 CX-5 GT
Yea, I have that 235/55/19 on now: sumitomo htr2 all seasons. I'm gonna get the Continental dws06 next as they just came out in the same size. I has them on our previous car and they were great.
Do you find that your CX-5 handles any differently with the 235/55/19 than with the original oem 225/55/19's?
 
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2015 CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech
Original Toyo tires lasted 45,977km - purchased August 2014 and use winter tires every year since. 3.5 - 4mm depth left.
 
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NYC
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2017 CX-5 GT AWD
Do you find that your CX-5 handles any differently with the 235/55/19 than with the original oem 225/55/19's?
I would say no, mainly because I am not driving in a way that approaches the limits of either tire (original Toyo or current Sumitomo).

The tire dimensions and sizes are very close as well (https://tiresize.com/calculator). There is only a 10 revolution increase over a whole mile of travel distance.

I also only had 115 miles on the Toyos before I changed them out, so hard to compare.

I'm sure there is a difference given the performance surveys/tests on tirerack, and the fact that the 2 tires are in different performance categories, but it's hard to tell in my case. I just prefer having a good set of tires on in case there are more demanding conditions like rain, light snow, or emergency maneuvers. I think that tires are the number one upgrade for cars -- 4 little contact patches are the only things connecting my 187 screaming horses and 2 tons of speeding metal to the ground =)
 
How is everyone swapping tires around 30k miles? I'm at 44k miles an my tires look like new. I drive at around 1,700 RPM on the gentler side. Hoping my original tires and brakes last 100k miles. Car is 2015 Touring CX-5
 
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2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Touring
How is everyone swapping tires around 30k miles? I'm at 44k miles an my tires look like new. I drive at around 1,700 RPM on the gentler side. Hoping my original tires and brakes last 100k miles. Car is 2015 Touring CX-5
Thats incredible IMO. I just replaced the tires on my wifes at 26,000 miles. They might could have gone to 27k, but probably not legally. I was pretty happy with how the car rode with those tires, and now with the new ones the whole car shakes like the tires are egg shaped. I've had the installer look at them twice and they say there isn't a problem.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg. Plano, TX
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
How is everyone swapping tires around 30k miles? I'm at 44k miles an my tires look like new. I drive at around 1,700 RPM on the gentler side. Hoping my original tires and brakes last 100k miles. Car is 2015 Touring CX-5
What is the tread depth of your OE tires after 44K miles? You should have Yokohama Geolandar G91A 225/65R17 100H tires from factory on your 2015 CX-5 Touring. Their "280 B A" UTQG rating simply suggests there's no way you can get 100K miles out of them! You may be the only one among CX-5 owners claiming the OE tires are still "like new" after 44K miles with OE Geolandar G91A!
 

ColoradoDriver

Gen-1 Kodo Design
Contributor
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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Hoping my original tires and brakes last 100k miles.
Uhh please don't be one of those people ramming into people like me because you have bald tires.

Measure your tread. Stock tires may "look new", but they are soft and not rated to go much further on tread life then what you've already done.
 

NelsonLewis

Banned
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16.5 CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech BRMica
Uhh please don't be one of those people ramming into people like me because you have bald tires.

Measure your tread. Stock tires may "look new", but they are soft and not rated to go much further on tread life then what you've already done.
I was gonna say, *I hope you kill yourself and not some innocent bystander!*. 100k miles on a set of tires, especially ones rated for a 1/3 of that, and you*ll be charged with some type of neglect, and you should...
 

madar

Contributor
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2016.5 CX 5 Touring AWD, 2015 SCION XB
..they'll probably be dry rotted in a few years anyway, already over 4 years old.
 
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92 MX-3; 18 CX-5
Tires make or break a car's ride comfort, performance and safety. Unfortunately they are also expensive. If money is tight then start saving at 5/32 tread depth - which can look at a glance "like new". Around here with snow covered roads possible for 5-6 months of the year 4/32 is a minimum tread depth.
Lots of complaints about tire life - but I'm wary of tires that promise high miles. High mile tires usually trade off for comfort, noise and traction.
 
What is the tread depth of your OE tires after 44K miles? You should have Yokohama Geolandar G91A 225/65R17 100H tires from factory on your 2015 CX-5 Touring. Their "280 B A" UTQG rating simply suggests there's no way you can get 100K miles out of them! You may be the only one among CX-5 owners claiming the OE tires are still "like new" after 44K miles with OE Geolandar G91A!
YOu are right. I'm dumb. I measured the depth with a penny and its still in the hair but there is no way these could last 100k miles. THey look good and I was just eyeing them. I actualy never measured tires before because they lasted so long when I was selling my previous car.

Yes they are the Geolanders. I'll swap them out at aroung 50k miles unless you guys think its not a good idea to cut it so close. I usually drive alone so the car isnt carrying weight. Money isnt an issue. Its more so my frugal mentality of not making waste. Yea I recycle and dont buy blastic bottles etc. I dont eat animals but im also not a snowflake liberal.
 
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CX-5 + Nissan Versa Hatchback
YOu are right. I'm dumb. I measured the depth with a penny and its still in the hair but there is no way these could last 100k miles. THey look good and I was just eyeing them. I actualy never measured tires before because they lasted so long when I was selling my previous car.

Yes they are the Geolanders. I'll swap them out at aroung 50k miles unless you guys think its not a good idea to cut it so close. I usually drive alone so the car isnt carrying weight. Money isnt an issue. Its more so my frugal mentality of not making waste. Yea I recycle and dont buy blastic bottles etc. I dont eat animals but im also not a snowflake liberal.
My Toyo tires which are comparative to the Geolanders. At 45,000, 3 tires was 3/32 and the other 4/32. I change them at 48,700 miles. Wanted to try for 50,000 just for the yet of it, but a road trip was coming up and didn't need to.

I'm not sure way so many people didn't get the mileage we did. Maybe I pushed mine too far but they always came though to the end.

So FirstOfficer, I would say we got lucky with our tire mileage, but anything over 50,000 miles would be a pipe dream.
Time to start watching for deals. Good luck and good hunting.

AC
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg. Plano, TX
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
YOu are right. I'm dumb. I measured the depth with a penny and its still in the hair but there is no way these could last 100k miles. THey look good and I was just eyeing them. I actualy never measured tires before because they lasted so long when I was selling my previous car.

Yes they are the Geolanders. I'll swap them out at aroung 50k miles unless you guys think its not a good idea to cut it so close. I usually drive alone so the car isnt carrying weight. Money isnt an issue. Its more so my frugal mentality of not making waste. Yea I recycle and dont buy blastic bottles etc. I dont eat animals but im also not a snowflake liberal.
Penny test says if you can see all of Lincoln's head, your tread depth is less than 2/32' and it's time to replace your tires. I'm guessing your tread depth is around 4/32" based on your penny test description and mileage. Do you really need a new set of tires at 4/32" tread depth? It really depends on many factors. You're in LA area and you have great weather year long so IMO your tires should be safe to use at this stage. But it's time to start looking for good deals or rebates for the tires you're interested. Any good deal comes up and you can pull the trigger. Here's a partial list of 225/65R17 tires with specs for your information.

Here are partial list of many 225/65R17 tires with specs. I still feel General AltiMAX RT43 is the best buy with excellent reviews. And Continental is a major tire company based in Germany.

Highway All-Season Tires:


Tire


Size


UTQG
Maximum
Inflation
Pressure


Tread
Depth


Tire
Weight


Warranty


Price*
Firestone Destination LE2225/65R17
102H
520 A B44 psi12/32"28 lbs.60,000 Miles
5 Years
$131.36
- TR
Michelin Defender LTX M/S225/65R17
102H
720 A A44 psi10.5/32"29 lbs.70,000 Miles
6 Years
$162.07
- TR
Yokohama Geolandar G91AP225/65R17
100H
280 B A44 psi10/32"26 lbs.OEM - None$214.25
- TR

Standard Touring All-Season Tires:


Tire


Size


UTQG
Maximum
Inflation
Pressure


Tread
Depth


Tire
Weight


Warranty


Price*
Continental TrueContact225/65R17
102T
800 A B44 psi11/32"24.3 lbs.90,000 Miles
6 Years
$128.99
- TR
Michelin Defender T+H225/65R17
102H
820 A B44 psi10/32"27 lbs.80,000 Miles
6 Years
$166.07
- TR

Grand Touring All-Season Tires:


Tire


Size


UTQG
Maximum
Inflation
Pressure


Tread
Depth


Tire
Weight


Warranty


Price*
General AltiMAX RT43225/65R17
102H
700 A A51 psi11/32"24.3 lbs.65,000 Miles
6 Years
$113.99
- TR
Yokohama AVID Ascend225/65R17
102H
740 A A51 psi12/32"28 lbs.75,000 Miles
5 Years
$130.50
- TR

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires:


Tire


Size


UTQG
Maximum
Inflation
Pressure


Tread
Depth


Tire
Weight


Warranty


Price*
Continental CrossContact
LX20
225/65R17
102T
740 A B57 psi12/32"27.7 lbs.70,000 Miles
6 Years
$128.88
- TR
Michelin Latitude Tour225/65R17
100T
720 A B44 psi10/32"25 lbs.65,000 Miles
6 Years
$155.23
- TR
Michelin Premier LTX225/65R17
102H
620 A A44 psi8.5/32"25 lbs.60,000 Miles
6 Years
$155.07
- TR
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
All Season Plus
225/65R17
102H
740 A A44 psi11/32"28 lbs.65,000 Miles$139.97
- TR

XL = Extra Load
TR = TireRack.com

Performance Category Rank from TireRack.com:

Highway All-Season Tires:
Michelin Defender LTX M/S - #2 out of 41
Firestone Destination LE2 - #6 out of 41
Yokohama Geolandar G91A - #34 out of 41

Standard Touring All-Season Tires:
Continental TrueContact - #1 out of 21
Michelin Defender T+H - #1 out of 21 (tied)

Grand Touring All-Season Tires:
General AltiMAX RT43 - #4 out of 47
Yokohama AVID Ascend - #13 out of 47

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires:
Michelin Premier LTX - #2 out of 27
Continental CrossContact LX20 - #4 out of 27
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus - #4 out of 27 (tied)
Michelin Latitude Tour - #10 out of 27
 
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