Subaru Forester Tires

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Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Avon Ranger AT (2) 90% 95% 85% 85% 95% 80%
Goodyear UltraGrip Ice Plus (3) 97% 93% 83% 87% 97% 87%
Avon Ranger ATT (1) 90% 90% 80% 80% 80% 100%
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV (7) 86% 77% 83% 80% 85% 94%
Nokian SeasonProof (6) 82% 80% 75% 73% 92% 87%
Continental CrossContact ATR (6) 87% 78% 83% 82% 82% 83%
Yokohama C Drive (45) 86% 82% 83% 77% 77% 86%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (83) 91% 78% 83% 86% 70% 73%
Michelin Latitude Cross (50) 85% 84% 78% 76% 90% 80%
Kumho Ecsta KU39 (123) 86% 78% 80% 76% 73% 81%
Toyo Celsius (11) 81% 79% 70% 62% 83% 80%
Vredestein Quatrac 5 SUV (4) 87% 73% 80% 80% 70% 90%
Avon ZV5 (111) 84% 79% 78% 78% 72% 78%
Nokian WeatherProof (30) 79% 85% 79% 79% 73% 86%
Yokohama W drive V905 (17) 88% 83% 82% 83% 86% 75%
Yokohama Geolandar G900 (14) 88% 82% 75% 69% 72% 70%
Mastercraft GLACIER GRIP 2 (1) 70% 80% 70% 70% 70% 70%
Winda WH16 (17) 79% 75% 66% 53% 84% 81%
Premiorri ViaMaggiore (6) 68% 58% 68% 68% 86% 55%
Petlas Snow Master W651 (27) 77% 66% 64% 69% 86% 71%
Hankook Ventus Prime2 (59) 78% 73% 72% 71% 67% 71%
Kumho Road Venture 798 (4) 75% 63% 65% 53% 85% 70%
Nokian Line SUV (8) 81% 78% 73% 76% 48% 68%
Continental Premium Contact 5 SUV (4) 83% 73% 68% 68% 48% 68%
Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport (74) 78% 64% 67% 61% 70% 61%
Continental 4x4 Contact (32) 80% 74% 69% 53% 50% 75%
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (5) 63% 43% 55% 58% 93% 53%
Maxtrek MAXIMUS M1 (62) 69% 40% 56% 54% 67% 62%
Achilles 868 All Seasons (3) 73% 57% 67% 67% 63% 70%
Silverstone Atlantis V7 (6) 70% 42% 53% 50% 66% 52%
Zeetex HP102 (11) 56% 47% 56% 47% 57% 48%

Subaru Forester Tire Review Highlights

Writing about the Maxtrek MAXIMUS M1 given 53% (215-60-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 easy going miles
These tires handle ok in the dry, but would have to be the worst tires I’ve ever driven in the wet. It’s like you’re driving on soap. Very sketchy dangerous in the wet. I don’t recommend at all!!
tire reviewed on 2022-12-05 12:12:09
Writing about the Silverstone Atlantis V7 given 53% (225-55-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 40000 average miles
The dry grip is decent and presents no problem at all. The wet grip is so dangerous. The braking on wet roads is long and the ABS cannot compensate. The handling on wet roads is precarious and leads you to not go more than 40 km/h on turns and down hills. Dangerous car on wet. On snow : 0 The wear rate was excellent. After more than 60'000 km they are good and little wear. Will not buy again surely.
tire reviewed on 2021-11-24 05:34:58
Writing about the Continental CrossContact ATR given 89% (225-60-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 82000 average miles
Have had these tires for 4 years and counting on a Forester. Have done over 130,000 Km so far. These tires are exceptional. Still have roughly 3-4mm of tread all around at the moment. Have driven in all conditions. All performance good, with snow performance exceptional. Everyday road performance seems perfect. Wet performance is pretty good, haven’t had any issues anyway. Efficiency seems pretty good, didn’t perform any worse than stock geolander tires.
tire reviewed on 2021-11-14 19:46:14
Writing about the Toyo Celsius given 57% (-60-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 6 easy going miles
Purchased the Celsius CUV tires for 2019 Forester. At first tires seemed fine except for a more bouncy sidewall feel. Over time noticed tires respond to raised bumps in front or back depending on tire rotation. No response from Toyo after two tries. Dealer could not duplicate complaint. Decided to replace tires because they do not seem to provide a stable feel. Previously had Celsius on Corolla and they were fine. Great snow performance not too good wet panic stopping. Otherwise no complaints. For V rated tire sidewall does not seem to match expectations of ride quality.
tire reviewed on 2021-08-24 14:29:37
Writing about the Nokian SeasonProof given 96% (225-55-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 18000 average miles
tire reviewed on 2021-06-16 10:32:26
Writing about the Yokohama Geolandar G900 given 84% (225-55-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 spirited miles
I was very impressed by this tire (G95 ~ G900) while i drove it in almost every terrain, load, driving style. Road, sand, mud, icy snow, rain, on the limit, fully loaded, peaceful cruise... I can say this is a great ALL rounder. Predictable, versatile, well-balanced (all that added to my 2011 Subaru Forester).
tire reviewed on 2021-03-24 12:55:26
Writing about the Silverstone Atlantis V7 given 41% (225-55-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 20000 easy going miles
Tires fitted for 20000 miles. Since I bought them they are very bad. Didn't change because of price and inflation rates. Average tire on dry surface. Very dangerous on wet. Worst handling on wet. Aquaplaning + I won't recommend to any.
tire reviewed on 2021-02-19 07:29:46
Writing about the Winda WH16 given 59% (235-55-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 32000 average miles
Bought the tires by recommendation of a friend. Tires did well considering the price. Noticeably understeers, quite long dry braking and wet braking when stopping from over 100kmph, handles and drives exceptionally well under 80kmph. Quite and comfortable provided that has soft side walls. Seen temperatures between 18C and 35C, Rain and hot sun, Never seen snow. Aquaplanes when low tread (depends on road, usually smooth roads over 80kmph) Tires lasted for 4 years of daily driving. Developed deep cracks on all four tires after 75% of life. Overall- good tires for a grocery getter or for daily commute, to and from work for a calm driver. Absolutely stay away from harsh driving over 80 kmph.
tire reviewed on 2020-09-22 09:53:47
Writing about the Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 given 86% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 20000 spirited miles
These were a value option when I needed a pair of tires during an interstate road trip in Australia. $135 each for a Subaru Forester - 215/60/16 I think? That was lower mid range pricing in 2016 in Oz. By the time I got home I was surprised and impressed - they were much better than I expected. Bought another two within months. Did maybe 50K on them in 18 months and bought a second set last year. I can't fault them in any area. I run 38 PSI and they complement the ageing Forester's balance and looseness well. Grip and feel are good and the wear is not high. I've driven several other foresters recently, other decent tires just don't feel as confidence inspiring. I also drive a Mark 3 MX5, quite firmly, and am about to get re003s as the daily tires. In that application with more limit-seeking and front to rear pitching I can tell these tires will not be all or nothing. I am sure there are others but these inexpensive tires are now for me basically "The ones" - just about right. They're my standard tire now :-)
tire reviewed on 2020-02-29 00:14:03
Writing about the Premiorri ViaMaggiore given 90% (215-65-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 8 average miles
Wet grip seems to be the least inspiring but that also ignores the tire's excellent grip with standing water due to the deep V-shaped sipes (grooves), which are excellent at draining water/snow/mud away from the contact patch.
Good progressive feel from the tires gives confidence on the limit.
I bought them a year ago (11/2018), despite German review sites being very sniffy about frankly any tire that wasn't German: these tires came bottom of the list... except for snow and ice, where they came top. So I bought them, for use on snow and ice... Makes you wonder the point of the other tires for winter conditions?
I kept them on over the summer, in case of mud and they still have 2/3rds tread left.
They have been used for quite a few snowy motorway trips and have never put a foot wrong when other csrs were in all sorts of trouble.
tire reviewed on 2019-11-28 17:12:56
Writing about the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport given NAN% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 15000 average miles
It always makes me laugh when people say one brand ihandles better, is louder, stops better in the wet etc. How would they know? As far as I can tell, tires from premium brands of the same size and using similar components all handle about the same.

Noisy? Don’t know. They’re certainly more quiet than a proper off road tire but I’ve usually got my phat beats pumping.

Performance in the dry is better than in the wet, no surprise there.

Handling? Surely the vehicle’s geometry has more of a say there ... maybe tire pressure as well.

If you drive like a dick then it doesn’t matter what brand of tire you use, you’re going to get into more trouble than if you take it easy.

All up, there’s nothing wrong with these tires. I can’t fault them but I can’t really compare them with anything because they’re the only tires I’ve had on the vehicle.

I drive a 2018 Subaru Forester with 15000 kms on the dial. Mostly urban driving but quite a few kms touring, gravel roads and beach driving.
tire reviewed on 2019-11-18 23:03:59
Writing about the Goodyear UltraGrip Ice Plus given 81% (215-60-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 spirited miles
Bought this set of tires for dads forester. Really good winter tires, city roads, snowy country roads, everywhere you go these tires are fine.
It works 7th winter season and looks like brand new.
I’m not sure that my other set of winter tires on Lexus IS is better than these old Goodyear.
tire reviewed on 2019-08-28 11:43:49
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