As the title indicates, looking for new tires to replace the awful Toyos that my new GT+ came with in 2018. Eastern PA snow/slush/hills/ice...but I bought the GT+ for a reason - they should be QUIET and SMOOTH, too. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!
I'd give a thumbs-up to the General Altimax RT43. I currently have these on both my 2015 Forester XT AWD and my 2002 Highlander AWD and am pretty happy with them in most conditions here in NJ, dry, wet and snow. One of the lowest priced, highest rated all-seasons in this size on TireRack.
Sadly, the 2016.5 CX-5 GT that I just got in December has practically new Yokohama Geolandars...
I've had the Geo's before on the Highlander and I wasn't a fan. I had found them to be not the best in snowy conditions. OEMs on the Highlander were Bridgestone Duelers...very noisy, I thought. I also previously ran the Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds and think these were the best, but not made any longer, so...Altimax.
Yeah, 200k miles on the Highlander so I've been thru a few sets!
I can't really say yet that they are that noisy on my GT, since I've really only had it for 3 weeks and am just getting used to it (when my wife let's me have the keys), but it looks like I will have to wait about 4 years/40k to replace them