Anyone riding on 20" CrossClimate2 GTs?

I'm shopping around for a new set to help improve the ride and have me better prepared for the coming winter. I see a lot of positive reviews for these in the CX-5 forum, and only suggestions for it in the CX-9 threads. Worse is that the lone review for the CX-9 at TireRack is of a person that regretted purchasing CC's.

I'm hoping that someone here, also riding on a CX-9 with 20's can share their experience and opinion.

Thanks in advance!
 
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18 Mazda CX5 AW
I'm shopping around for a new set to help improve the ride and have me better prepared for the coming winter. I see a lot of positive reviews for these in the CX-5 forum, and only suggestions for it in the CX-9 threads. Worse is that the lone review for the CX-9 at TireRack is of a person that regretted purchasing CC's.

I'm hoping that someone here, also riding on a CX-9 with 20's can share their experience and opinion.

Thanks in advance!
I have a CX-5 and not a CX9 and am running Firestone destination AT 16 inch tires that work great. Had switched from19 inch to 16 inch which greatly improved the ride.

we've had the cross climates on another vehicle and they worked great on that car.

You shouldn't put too much weight into one sole opinion. The review of multiple other users regardless of the car maker/model is what matters.

The CC2 should work fine for grip in most conditions.

However what do you mean by "improve your ride" ??
If you are looking to make your ride less bumpy and more comfortable, switching tire brands will not do that. You need more sidewall and should consider moving to 18 inch tires. Smaller thinner tires with more sidewall is also better for winter driving.

Both Nokian and Michelin snow tires work great.

Why not get some 18 inch rims and 18 inch snow tires ?
 
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Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2016
Smaller thinner tires with more sidewall is also better for winter driving.
The thought used to be that narrower tires, usually the narrowest listed in the original equipment options, would bite deeper into the snow. Instead, it has been found that the wider tires get a better bite on the snow with more sipes across the wide width of the contact patch gripping the snow. So...stick with the original tire width, but switch to a smaller wheel diameter and taller sidewall if one wishes, again all within the original tire size options. The CX-9 problem is that there are few tire choices in our 18" size. 17" wheels work well with 245/65-17 tires...245, 'cuz they fit the 17" wheels I already had. The outside diameter is just slightly greater than original, within the 2% diameter allowance usually accepted.
 
With the Signature, it came with 20s. I use to do the whole “winter switch out”, but would prefer to avoid that this time.

Reading reviews on the CC2 - I was looking for something that improved comfort and road noise, at least compared to the Falkens.

I’ll keep exploring and keep the forum posted. Thank you all.
 
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2019 CX-9 Grand Touring AWD
I am set to have my Cross Climate's installed tomorrow morning. I have 20K miles on my Bridgestone Ecopias and I'm not going through another winter with them. The first winter with the car I slid around in 2inches of snow and curbed both wheels on the driver side. I might as well have been on skis.
 
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18 Mazda CX5 AW
With the Signature, it came with 20s. I use to do the whole “winter switch out”, but would prefer to avoid that this time.

Reading reviews on the CC2 - I was looking for something that improved comfort and road noise, at least compared to the Falkens.

I’ll keep exploring and keep the forum posted. Thank you all.
Can't guide on the quietest all-season tires.

I'm currently running
Firestone destination AT2 all-terrains which are very highway quiet for an all-terrain.

As far as ride, just switch out rims and get 17(if they'll fit) or 18 inchers. Size is gonna affect comfort more so than tire brand. I went down 3 sizes from 19 to 16 on a CX-5 to get the ride quality preferred and will never go back.
 
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Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2016
Priortized for comfort:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=CSTAS&sortValue=20#ratingsSort

For some reason the CrossClimate2 didn't show on that chart. Here's the ratings:
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