What's the tire consensus?

PaulZooms

16.5 GT Sensing
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Lakewood, CO
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2016.5 CX-5 GT
Op here. Went with Michelin CC2 and really like them. Much quieter and smoother than oem. Pleased w my choice.
Thanks for the report, @kone. I’m strongly leaning towards a set of CC2’s for my AWD Ioniq 5 when the OEM Michelin Primacy Tour A/S set wears out. Will see what TireRack scores are for less expensive alternatives are when the time comes.

I’ve got a set of Blizzak DMV2’s for my CX-5, so that’s the primary snow/ice car. I don’t want to hassle with another snow set changeover and the CC2’s should be sufficient for occasional snow duty when we need 2 cars.
 

q1054521247q

Member
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CX5 17GT,21SIG
if anyone wanna get UHP tires like Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4. check out my replies here at this post.
 

ColoradoDriver

Gen-1 Kodo Design
Contributor
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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
I used to get only Michelin’s too, no longer. My experience with Michelin tires is mixed. I had blow-out 3 times on my 1987 VW Vanagon GL Syncro while driving on the highway with new Michelin’s. The Michelin’s on my 2001.5 VW Passat GLX had developed dry-rot on the side wall after only 4 years of service. Since the Michelin usually is the most expensive tire available on the market, and tires are getting much more expensive, I’m now going to spend my money wisely on tires. Check the specs, read the reviews. And what I’ve found recently that with the tire technology keeps improving, most new tires offer at least 51 psi maximum inflation pressure but most Michelin tires still offer only 44 psi on maximum inflation pressure which I definitely won’t consider such tires nowadays.
I agree 100%. I did like the feel of the Michelins better, but its wasn't drastic enough to warrant their considerable additional cost. My experience was that they were good, but they never reached their purported mileage lifespan and I always had to replace them earlier than I should have. I had a 60k mile rated Michelin tire and they were done at maybe 48k. Tire rotations were kept up on, and everything.

These days, I am content to go with a well priced all-season that is rated well and spend my money on the snow tires. Though, admittedly last couple of winters were pretty mild here on the snowfall front.
 
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Southwest Ohio
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'19 CX-5 diesel
... I had a 60k mile rated Michelin tire and they were done at maybe 48k....

That's the gimmick ... Tire is not really gonna make it to warranty miles so you come back and say I need some warranty replacements ... Bingo, they say yep, we will pro rate those for you right away sir and give you a 20% off "prorated" price off MSRP on the tires (that you could've gotten anyway on a sale). Just a gimmick to get you back buying another set.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
That's the gimmick ... Tire is not really gonna make it to warranty miles so you come back and say I need some warranty replacements ... Bingo, they say yep, we will pro rate those for you right away sir and give you a 20% off "prorated" price off MSRP on the tires (that you could've gotten anyway on a sale). Just a gimmick to get you back buying another set.
I agree that many tires won’t get promised warranty miles but Michelin tires seem to be the worst based on many reviews I’ve seen and my personal experience. Once recommended by some here on Michelin Premier LTX® which has very bad reputation on tread life from many reviews with 60K-mile tread warranty is a perfect example. Many complained their Michelin LTX® wouldn’t last 40K miles and it got discontinued really fast by Michelin from the market.

On the other hand, I really don’t care too much on tire tread life not meeting the mileage warranty as my experience with the Discount Tire where I purchase tires from all the time handles the mileage warranty isn’t like you said. My DT will give me prorated credit based on my original purchasing price of my tires, then apply this credit to the best available market price of ANY new tires I prefer (don’t have to be the same brand and use the MSRP) with price matching policy. Even better, many times the DT sales encourage me to replace my old tires with mileage credit even though the tread depth is around 4/32”!