Tire Replacement - True "All Season" Tire Recommendations?

Our 2019 CX-9 GT stock tires are Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus. I don't have anything bad to say about the tires, except for they're terrible in the snow and ice! I've looked up online reviews with similar findings, generally a mediocre tire with really bad performances in the snow and ice.

We're in need of a true "All-Season" tire that can perform well in the summer, very well in the wet (we live in Seattle, always raining), and decently well or as good-as-can-hope-for in this type of tire in the snow/ice. At least not be dangerous in the snow. Does anyone have any recommendations for tires that you've liked on your CX-9?

I would really love a quiet tire if possible, or at least one that isn't any louder than the stock tires. Thanks for your input!
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21 CX-9 GT
Have you looked at the Vredestein Quatrac Pros? I’ve never used them but the reviews are great, especially for their handling in the wet (from TireRack). They are also rated for severe snow service with the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake. Like I said, I haven’t used but did seriously consider them and they sound like they would work for your circumstances.
Thanks for the suggestion Tom! I looked up the Vredestein Quatrac Pros and you're right, they're really highly regarded and rated. I had never heard of the brand. I just ordered a set of them from TireRack. I'll report back in a few weeks with my initial impressions, in hopes of helping others who may be looking to replace their CX-9 tires.
2009 Mazda CX-9 GT
You are looking for an All-Weather tire. I have been running the Toyo Celsius for the past 3 years and have been happy with them; they are a little noisy on pavement compared to a standard all-season, but that is to be expected.

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2016
All-season is a geometric specification. The tire need not be tested on snow. Some are OK when fairly new, and some aren't.

All-weather is an unofficial spec for all-season tires that have actually been tested on snow to a rather weak test. From tirerack.com: "In 1999, The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) agreed on a performance based standard to identify passenger and light truck tires that attain a traction index equal to, or greater than 110 (compared to a reference tire which is rated 100) during the specified American Society for Testing and Materials traction tests on packed snow." Passing this test permits the tires to carry the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMS) symbol. Also: "3PMSF-branded all-season and all-terrain tires cannot match the traction of dedicated winter / snow tires in all winter weather conditions and should not be considered a replacement for where and when a dedicated winter tire is needed." Consumer Reports says the all-weather tires are good on snow but not so good on ice, or something like that.

So--look for these all-weather tires with the 3PMS symbol. Toyo Celsius, Goodyear Weatherready, Michelin Cross Climate, Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S, Nokian has some, other tire makers have them.
Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2016
Vredestein is a Dutch tire company founded in 1909. Good reputation for a small company. It is currently owned by Apollo Tyres of India, but still producing very good tires--or tyres.
Hard to go wrong with the Michelin Defender LTX M/S. It's not going to compete with a true winter/snow tire, but it's one of the best all seasons. And lots of repeat buyers.

I posted a similar thread a few months back:



21 CX-9 GT
I have the Goodyear Assurance Weather ready on my WIfe's 17 CRV Touring. Great all weather traction and very quiet on the highway. We get over 100" a winter and have a lot of hills around my house so we always run winter tires on all our cars.


2021 Signature CX-9
Has anyone used Vredestein Quatrac Pro or the Michelin Defender LTX M/S? I am Leaning toward the Vredestein but would like to hear anyones views on either of these tires.
I put the Michelin Defender LTX M/S on my car about 6 months ago. Very happy. This is one of the most highly-rated SUV tires out there. And lots of repeat buyers. These are known for wearing very well. These are also one of the most expensive options. It may not make sense if you're not going to keep the car. However, if you're keeping it for a while, I'd spend a few extra bucks.

I lived in The Netherlands for about 10 years. Vredestein was a popular 'value' brand.
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18 Mazda CX5 AW
I always send people to Nokian. They make awesome winter tires, and the all weather tires are pretty good too.
+ 1 on Nokian...
Also the Vredesteins got solid ratings on consumer reports... if wasn't running Nokian, might try the vred. The mich cross-climate also always end up highly rated.

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