All season tires are often the hardest to shop for because they have to aim at so many different attributes and characteristics. But if you live in a location that experiences all four seasons every year and need a new set of tires, then these top five options that perform exceptionally throughout all seasons will suit you well. While there are auto enthusiasts who change their tires as often as the seasons change, many people would simply rather buy the jack of all trades option. In this case, we’re going to be looking at the kings of all trades, so to speak. Read on to see our top five seasonal tires on the market today.
1 Firestone Destination LE2
This Firestone option offers some of the best value around. Like any great tire that aims to be effective across the entire year, Firestone prioritized durability and longevity with this one. If you won’t be switching out your tires every three to six months, your permanent wheels have got to last as long as possible. The LE2 has utterly fantastic resistance to the elements. It will continue years going through snow, mud, and dirt before you even notice the slightest wear and tear.
Many other benefits come with choosing one of Firestone’s flagship products. Despite their quality and reputation, they are a mid-price range tire. Buying a full set of four will only set you back a couple hundred dollars. Plus they have good noise reduction on a variety of dry and wet surfaces. The specially designed grooves also help keep out water and other wet substances to keep the optimum functionality. The traction isn’t the best on icy roads but is otherwise enough to satisfy a driver on any day of the year. If budgeting is key, these will offer excellent value for the price.
2 Sumic GT-A
Our second model on the list is another low- to mid-price range tire for sedan owners. Sumic’s GT-A model comes in sizes ranging from 13 to 17 inches and speed ratings of S, T, H and V. Sumic included a 45,000 mile warranty.
What the GT-A does well is having an overall very smooth and stable handling experience. Even on wet surfaces, these wheels still pull off great performance under the weather. Road noise is also diminished and muted at lower speeds. However, like many tires designed to be all-rounders for all seasons, the GT-A isn’t very effective at remaining stable on icy roads. It also has a bit of a noise increase going at faster speeds on highways. These are admittedly common experiences among cheaper all season tires.
These make our list because they are still a great value for the price, and in showing the best tires out there it’s often necessary to showcase how good even the cheaper products can be, despite their flaws. If you want something like the Firestone LE2 but don’t own an ATV or an SUV, consider going Sumic for your sedan.
Not only are these tires effective in all seasons, but they can also be equipped with a variety of different vehicles. Whether you have a sedan, an SUV, a minivan or a crossover, Milestar M932 Sport tire is meant to run the gamut for all different kinds of customers. Ranging from 14 to 20 inches and speed ratings of T, H, and V, the M932 Sport is designed for an abundance of situations and environments.
Predictably, some drivers have reported having issues with road noise at faster speeds and average at best traction in snow and on ice. But the dry road traction of these wheels is excellent. These are arguably the wheels to use if you mainly stick to city or town roads and occasionally the highway. Performance in rainy weather is also quite impressive. The steering response is fast and dependable under the slipperiest of conditions.
What’s arguably these tires’ best feature is their durability and longevity. The inside of the tire contains twin steel belted installation which provides an excellent long lasting lifespan that’s just daring you to use the 50,000-mile warranty. These tires used to be in the price range of the previous ones on our list, but have gone up recently. Despite that, their value is unmistakable.
You know the saying: an oldie but a goodie. Goodyear’s Wrangler model has been on the market for a few years now but is still without a doubt a good choice for owners of trucks, jeeps, and SUVs. Being an all seasonal all-terrain model, it was designed for use on paved roads and in stickier situations like sand, dirt, and gravel. It doesn’t do very well in deeper mud at all, but that is not what it was designed for.
The grip in wet and even icy settings is quite dependable, performing better than your average all seasons wheel. It features a little too much road noise for some people’s taste, and due to the age of this model, some people may not find the tread design as appealing as more recent models. Having said that, there are really no major flaws with the Wrangler. The durability and strengthened twin steel belted design is great. It performs admirably in virtually any situation and environment except for heavy mud. And for some drivers, they couldn’t ask for a better yearly tire.
Our last item to feature is arguably our best. Included with a 90,000-mile warranty, available in sizes from 13 to 18 inches and provides virtually maximum stability, performance and comfort, these are by far some of the best all-season tires on the market.
A typical test to gauge the standards of all seasons tires is by confirming how good the winter performance is (particularly in deep snow and very icy roads) and how quiet they are at top speeds. We can confidently and happily proclaim that the P4 Four Seasons Plus feature better than average winter performance. In fact, it is actually quite good compared to competitors. While the best-dedicated winter tires will still outperform any all-season tire in the colder months, Pirelli indeed made an impressive product that forces nearly all other all seasonal tires to eat its dust, or in this case, eat its snow.
In addition to having low noise increase at higher speeds, the traction feels well-centered and consistent. Whether you’re on dry roads, rainy roads or snow you’ll hardly feel much of a difference. The optimization of these treads makes all different kinds of terrain feel so similar that you’ll hardly notice whether you’re on fine gravel or mushy snow. The tire is pricier than average and is sometimes said to be a bit hard to find, but if you want absolute consistency and stability from just one tire set, this may be your best bet.