Tire Rack compares four all-season tires

Posted on August 11, 2014

Tire Rack Inc. compared four standard touring all-season tires in the third set of results released from its 19th annual tire testing season.

Tires tested were:

* Continental TrueContact (standard touring all-season, 215/60R16 95T);

* Firestone Precision Touring (standard touring all-season, P215/60R16 94T);

* Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season (passenger all-season, P215/60R16 94T); and

* Michelin Defender (standard touring all-season, 215/60R16 95T).

According to Tire Rack, results conclude that all four tires in this test drove and performed well with Continental's latest standard touring all-season tire, the True Contact with EcoPlus Technology, providing an edge over the competition in fuel efficiency, plus both dry and wet traction.

Full test results can be accessed at

A short video of results can be seen at

The company says the comparison is especially designed to show that there is a selection of new standard replacement options available for consumers that can be much more than "basic," thanks to a growing number of new tire designs available for drivers in search of a long tread life, smooth ride and good traction in dry, wet and wintry weather.

Related Topics: The Tire Rack, tire testing

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