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    New tires (Michelin Defenders?)

    Hi everyone,

    I have an opportunity to get a set of tires from a local big chain in Canada for a really good price using a family members employee discount.

    My car is a 2013 CX5 FWD (2.0L engine) - 17" GS model

    What are your recommendations (Price is all about the same):
    - Michelin Defender T & H (Not really an eco tire, not sure if it will kill any kind of fuel economy on this car, does anybody have these?)
    - Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Tire (I read different opinions on wet performance, but it is an eco tire)
    - General Tire RTX (I can't find a lot on this tire, perhaps it is more of a Canadian branded tire?)
    - Continental True Contact (if you are recommending this, what are your thoughts on the speed rating being below the OEM tire, and different shops possibly not installing it on the car)

    I will be honest, I have some reservation against the Contis after my tire chain said they don't consider it a tire for my car. I am not certain if my dealer will install it, and if I got into an accident with it, I am not sure what insurance would say...

    I appreciate your time in reading this and posting a response.
    Last edited by Wahbooza; 05-10-2018 at 12:15 PM. Reason: Added wheel size

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    17" or 19"? Or is it a GT?

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    17" wheels on a GS model, totally forgot that part!

    Thank you!

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    Arrow New tires (Michelin Defenders?)

    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 LE2 225/65R17
    102H
    520 A B 44 psi 12/32" 28 lbs. 60,000 Miles
    5 Years
    $131.36
    - TR
    Michelin Defender LTX® M/S 225/65R17
    102H
    720 A A 44 psi 10.5/32" 29 lbs. 70,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $162.07
    - TR
    Yokohama Geolandar G91A P225/65R17
    100H
    280 B A 44 psi 10/32" 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 TrueContact™ 225/65R17
    102T
    800 A B 44 psi 11/32" 24.3 lbs. 90,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $128.99
    - TR
    Michelin Defender T+H 225/65R17
    102H
    820 A B 44 psi 10/32" 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™ RT43 225/65R17
    102H
    700 A A 51 psi 11/32" 24.3 lbs. 65,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $113.99
    - TR
    Yokohama AVID Ascend 225/65R17
    102H
    740 A A 51 psi 12/32" 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 B 57 psi 12/32" 27.7 lbs. 70,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $128.88
    - TR
    Michelin Latitude Tour 225/65R17
    100T
    720 A B 44 psi 10/32" 25 lbs. 65,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $155.23
    - TR
    Michelin Premier LTX 225/65R17
    102H
    620 A A 44 psi 8.5/32" 25 lbs. 60,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $155.07
    - TR
    Pirelli Scorpion Verde™
    All Season Plus
    225/65R17
    102H
    740 A A 44 psi 11/32" 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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