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The tire-testing team at Consumer Reports (CR) magazine has released its latest list of best tire brands. Michelin was the top pick, followed by the Continental, Goodyear and Pirelli brands.

Four brands tied for fifth: Hankook, Cooper, Nokian and Yokohama.

CR judged 170 tires in nine categories to come up with its brand recommendations. Michelin ranked first in five categories. Here is CR’s list of the top models of the four top-ranked brands:

All-season: Michelin Defender; Continental ProContact EcoPlus; Goodyear Assurance TripleTread All-Season; Pirelli P4 Four Seasons.

Performance all-season: Michelin Primacy MXV4; Continental PureContact; Pirelli P7 Cinturato A/S.

Ultra-high performance: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (all-season); Michelin Pilot Super Sport (summer); Continental ExtremeContact DW (summer); Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Season; Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (summer); Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season, Pirelli P Zero (summer).

Winter: Michelin X-ice Xi3; Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 (performance); Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 (truck); Continental ExtremeWinterContact (truck); Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II.

Truck: Michelin Latitude Tour (all-season); Michelin LTX M/S2 (all-season); Michelin LTX A/T 2 (all-terrain); Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus (all-season); Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season; Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure (all-terrain); Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus.

The rest of the results, and CR’s evaluation of the tires, can be found in the April 2015 issue of CR in print or online.

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