Volkswagen Touareg Tires

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Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV (7) 93% 90% 85% 90% 90% 83%
Hankook Ventus ST (20) 89% 84% 84% 84% 92% 85%
General Grabber UHP (19) 90% 85% 83% 76% 86% 85%
Vredestein Wintrac 4 Extreme (44) 86% 89% 84% 78% 83% 88%
Michelin Latitude Sport 3 (26) 88% 85% 84% 83% 82% 75%
Toyo Proxes ST (13) 91% 87% 88% 73% 89% 85%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV (10) 90% 83% 88% 84% 63% 90%
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R (8) 82% 64% 77% 73% 86% 91%
Toyo Proxes T1 Sport (50) 90% 79% 86% 84% 67% 78%
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (284) 84% 92% 79% 78% 64% 83%
General Grabber AT3 (18) 84% 78% 77% 73% 87% 84%
Uniroyal RainSport 3 SUV (5) 86% 100% 74% 58% 58% 84%
Continental Eco Contact 3 (54) 80% 78% 73% 68% 74% 78%
Avon ZX7 (40) 84% 82% 75% 74% 58% 78%
Michelin Diamaris (3) 83% 70% 77% 73% 53% 80%
Continental Cross Contact UHP (34) 86% 79% 74% 74% 53% 72%
Radar Dimax R8 plus (13) 82% 77% 65% 68% 68% 62%
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season (59) 80% 64% 75% 73% 75% 69%
Pirelli Scorpion Verde (52) 77% 70% 68% 67% 59% 70%
Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport (75) 78% 64% 66% 61% 70% 61%
Bridgestone Turanza ER30 (43) 78% 61% 67% 62% 72% 57%

Volkswagen Touareg Tire Review Highlights

Writing about the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R given 70% (255-55-18-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 10000 easy going miles
I think these tires are not made for where I live. I live in Vancouver BC, where vast majority of "winter" driving is cold, wet asphalt. These tires are just bad at it, when I switch to them from my all-seasons I notice an immediate loss of grip and confidence. On dry snow and ice, they are incredible - my car feels unstoppable in them. Previous owner of my car bought these tires, and they were from the interior BC, which is much colder and drier, so I'm guessing that's why they chose them.
tire reviewed on 2022-12-31 17:14:34
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV given NAN% (235-65-18-)
Driving on mostly town for 6000 average miles
Took original Pirelli Scorpions off vague steering and poor cornering fitted Eagle F1 much better steering response and better feel whilst cornering.
tire reviewed on 2022-01-02 19:47:36
Writing about the Radar Dimax R8 plus given 62% (225-45-19-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3 average miles
So I just had all four tires (Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport) changed and I went with budget Radar Dimax R8+(DOT 1619). This is an initial review of their performance which mind you is based on a 2.5 mile drive in the wet. Dry Grip: Can't write on this yet as I am yet to drive in the dry. Wet Grip: I was actually impressed by the grip in the wet - they seemed to respond quicker with about same stopping distance to my previous tires which were rated C for wet (and down to 1.3mm trea depth). Road Feedback: was definitely milder compared to my previous, bumps didn't get feel as crude as before (maybe the "well-inflatedness" of the new ones factored into this). Handling: There was a certain sponginess to how they felt,accelerating seemed a little laggy but taking corners felt slightly better and there was no skidding. Wear: can't say much on ths as they are brand new - came with full 7mm tread depth, I'll see how wear goes - fingers crossed. Comfort: I usually drive with suspension set to comfort(else the mrs throws-up everywhere) but I did feel a slight but noticeable increase in comfort level. Buy again: Only time will tell! Looks: I like the tread pattern - with the reassuring 4 main groves present, not a big-fan of the checquered finish on the sidewall and they look a little pale too (will have to get them darkened somehow). Conclusion: So far so good, I have an eighty-mile roundtrip coming up, hopefully that will give more positive insight.
tire reviewed on 2020-08-19 20:09:09
Writing about the Avon ZX7 given 89% (275-45-20-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 5000 spirited miles
2016 VW Touareg 3.0 tdi. OE Continentals were expensive at the time and tbh weren't great, although didn't have much to compare against and lasted 18k which sounds ok for a 2+ ton car (mainly motorway miles). These worked out around £200 less for 4. Just in for MOT, done 5k miles, 5/6/5 (in/centre/out) on fronts and 6/7/6 on rears, think i'll swap them round at service to even it out but looking good to at least match the originals. The car handles well, plenty of grip wet or dry, thick channels run round which is probably why they get a good wet rating but had no issues in dry either. Noise wise, these things are fantastic. The car was quiet enough but the road noise now is negligible - for a big heavy car with fat wheels the cabin is incredibly quiet at, ahem, motorway speeds. If I get c20k miles out of these I will be well impressed and will buy again. Oh, the rubber protects the alloys too, which the originals didn't (unfortunately, when you have to park so close to the kerb in London), so another plus. Might not be a "premium" brand but def a premium tire.
tire reviewed on 2020-03-20 15:41:18
Writing about the General Grabber AT3 given 70% (275-45-20-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
Very soft sidewall, first time out off-roading cut 3 tires down to cord, now need to buy new tires, so I’d say ok for road can get much better for offroad
tire reviewed on 2020-01-27 10:45:30
Writing about the Pirelli Scorpion Verde given 19% (235-65-17-T)
Driving on a combination of roads for 7000 easy going miles
These are the worst tires ever made!
Firstly, I got a set of 235/65/17 for my Touareg. They wore out extremely fast and they got a lot of punctures. There was some time I carryed around two (2!) spare winter wheels because of this shit.

I never seen a tire such bad, they got punctured even from small rocks!

After 3 or 4 years I decided to give this model another chance - I had a big discount for a 255/60/17 set (also compatible with my Touareg wheels). F*** my life! They were even worse - on country roads the small rocks simply cut into the tire... I never experienced a tire such bad and I had from Kormoran to Debica (romanian cheapest brand).
tire reviewed on 2019-07-16 23:36:20
Writing about the Hankook Ventus ST given 89% (275-50-19-W)
Driving on mostly town for 35000 average miles
I ran these tires twice on my old 2007 VW Touareg V8. That thing chewed up tires very quickly. These were the longest lasting and most evenly wearing tire I ran. Other tires lasted as little as 12,000km. The Hankook Ventus RH06 lasted a good 30,000+km. Not great but still way better than all the other tires I ran on that car and I clocked up 200,000+km before selling it.
tire reviewed on 2018-07-16 07:21:30
Writing about the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season given 54% (255-55-18-V)
Driving on mostly town for 18000 easy going miles
Bought these and fitted on Touareg, 2.5 Tdi. Have a very soft skin that make them prone to damage at the slightest. Definitely not for off-road, even a well worn dust road. Have replaced all 4 after less than 30,000km of use. Tread still good but punctured badly. Waste of my money!
tire reviewed on 2018-06-29 04:22:25
Writing about the Uniroyal RainSport 3 given 94% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 22000 average miles
I brought a full set of the Uniroyal Rainsport 3 back on 22 June 2016 and put them on my 2014 VW Touareg, These tires are fantastic, The road grip in all conditions is superb and the mileage I have got from these is 20,000 on the front and 22,000 miles on the back tires. My service last week advised I change them soon as they are down to 1.6mm on the rear.

I will definately be fitting these again and have also fitted them all around to the wife's Tiguan. These tires stop very efficiently and quickly, the A rating on the wet grip gives brilliant stopping in the dry. I absolutely recommend these tires and I'm just starting my second full set after 2 years. I think with the softer rubber manufacturers are using have given me outstanding wear considering I do a combination long, short and medium distance driving and did not rotate my tires. I also drive spirited and easy going so the tires have had me giving hard driving into bends to test the grip.

For a 2 ton vehicle to get that sort of mileage nowadays is impressive, very under rated tire,
K. Oscar
tire reviewed on 2018-06-08 09:32:20
Writing about the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV given 83% (265-50-19-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5500 spirited miles
In March 2016, I bought four new F1 tires for my VW Touareg V8. I mainly drive medium speed highways (80-140 Km/h) and unpaved roads. Before I place my statement I have to say that the roads I use are very tortuous and I generally drive them fast. I am very much aware of tire pressure control and tire rotation (done at 5.000Km). My comments:
- Cornering is excellent, both on dry and wet conditions.
- Noise is surprisingly very good, even on higher speeds.
- Tire balance is perfect, no vibrations or shimming at all.
- The main issue of this product is wearing. I have less than 8.000 Km and I already have to consider changing tires before the next rain season in October (the outer borders are totally weared out and aquaplaning is scaring my wife to death while I drive through the usual heavy rains that fall during summer time in Brazil).
tire reviewed on 2017-06-10 19:23:17
Writing about the Uniroyal RainSport 3 SUV given 80% (275-45-20-V)
Driving on mostly town for 5000 spirited miles
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tire reviewed on 2017-04-18 23:25:07
Writing about the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 given 80% (275-45-20-W)
Driving on mostly town for 1000 average miles
Brought a set of 4 pieces a month back had run through 2000km on my 2012 VW Touareg. Both comfort and dry/wet driving condition was very good. Like the initial consumption on my fuel since most Nee tires I replaced tend to create higher friction thus higher consumption but not to this model as compared with my last Teo models of Continental CSC5 and Pirelli scorpion.
tire reviewed on 2017-02-25 07:21:23
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