Last post on Aug 23, 2013 at 5:38 AM
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Toyota Highlander, Tires, SUV
#784 of 793 Re: the Goodyear TRIPLE TRED C/S
Feb 27, 2013 (9:21 am)
I've had these tires on Toyota Highlander LTD (2008) 19 inch wheels since December, 2012. So far results have been favorable in the snow and sleet and slush we have encoutered in MI. Drove on them thru bad storm to Chicago area right after Christmas and they held the road good across the turnpike.
Quiet running tires on dry pavement - hold the road good on wet pavement - and track thru the snow good. Only complaint is gas mileage I am getting with theses tire. Past mpg was 18-19 city driving -- 21-22 on expressway-toll roads. Has fallen to 16.5 in city and can only achieve 20 mpg. MAX on long road trips. Don't know what to say about that aspect.
Even though tires were a bit expensive, I did get a Goodyear rebate of $80.00 on a set of 4 when purchased. Other than decreased fuel mpg. I've been happy with the set of 4 put on my Highlander 08 (4WD) LTD. 19 inch wheels.
So, it probably boils down to: If you plan to KEEP vehicle for awhile, why not put a GOOD set of tires between YOU and the Road. If not keeping vehicle and plan to trade/sell, then go with cheaper options.
Mine has been running very good with no complaints. I see Highlander did get very good reports as vehicle of the Year for 2013, so it all can't be that bad... right?
#785 of 793 Re: the Goodyear TRIPLE TRED C/S [damifinomike]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:54 pm)
Many posters on another Toyota Owner specific forum state that the Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas for the Limited are great All Season tires. The OEM size for the tires is 245/55-19 but the Alenzas come in 255/55-19 which is what they are having installed. They state that it is no problem to have these slightly wider tires on the original Wheels. They are highly rated on the TireRack website and are apparently great in the snow which the OEM Toyo's are not. I have a 2012 Limited AWD and when it's time to replace I am definitely going to consider them. I may even replace them sooner because we travel in snow country for my College Son's Indoor Track season which begins in Mid January.
Apr 10, 2013 (7:48 am)
Just thought I would check in after 8 months of replacing my OEM tires. I got the Yokahama Avid Envigor 245/55/19. The winter was mild without a lot of snow but the couple of inches I drove in one day was a good experience. No noticeable slipping and sliding (I am not a crazy driver either, lol). They have been great in the rain/wet roads too. And so far I have not collected any nails like those dog gone OEM tires did so easily. I can recommend this again.
#787 of 793 Longer tread life
Apr 27, 2013 (3:51 pm)
I have been in Florida for 8 years and this is the third set of tires I am looking for. The heat is a tread killer. My current tires Kumho Solus KR21ís (85,000 tread warranty) have 22,600 miles on them, three years driving. Iíve looked at the Bridgestone Dueler Alanza, Goodyear Triple Tread and Hankook Optimo H727. Does anyone have any experience with my kind of problem? I would be grateful for some advice.
#788 of 793 Re: Longer tread life [gusfifi]
Apr 28, 2013 (3:42 am)
Florida is known for its poor tire wear. The streets are made from what is called young limestone - that is limestone that hasn't been subjected to long periods of heat and pressure - unlike other parts of the US. In the rest of the US, you can merely see the fossilized shells that make up the limestone, but in Florida, the material breaks apart such that the shells have sharp edges - and that chews up tires.
Sorry, but that is the situation and there's no getting around it. The only thing you can do is buy tires that have high treadwear ratings and warranties, but tires are never going to get the mileages that other parts of the country experience.
#789 of 793 2011 Toyota Highlander Toyo A20 tires
Jul 22, 2013 (3:24 pm)
22,000 miles and car not safe to drive in rain. Contacted Toyo and they said this was a Toyota spec tire and has no tread-life warranty. Toyo said to go to Discount tire as Toyo has a "40,000 mile Goodwill warranty". Tread depth was 5/32, but less than 2/32 to wear bar. Toyo would allow 1% prorating tire. I will never buy Toyos a new car again with Toyo tires or any tire that doesn't have a real warranty.
#790 of 793 Michelin Tires
Aug 22, 2013 (5:06 am)
Anyone tried Michelin 245/55/19 yet ? After 26K on A20 and another 50K on H/T, I am done with Toyo... ready to move on ...
#791 of 793 Re: Michelin Tires [typeme]
Aug 22, 2013 (6:30 am)
Have had them with good results, replaced Bridgestones on 2 new Venza's before they left the Toyota dealership. About 48,000 miles on first set, with good rubber left. 2nd set only 8 months old. Some people complain, but I have had no problem in Iowa weather.
#792 of 793 Re: Michelin Tires [typeme]
Aug 22, 2013 (7:43 pm)
I was referring to the Latitude 255/60/19 on my reply. At the time of purchase, that was the only 19 size.
#793 of 793 Re: Michelin Tires [jimp01]
Aug 23, 2013 (5:38 am)
ok.. thanks...Being Michelin fan all my driving life so naturally I am steering in this direction ...