Passenger All-Season tires are for drivers who want a combination of a smooth ride, good wear and S- or T-speed rated durability along with all-season traction, including in light snow. Passenger All-Season tires branded with the M+S symbol are often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on standard coupes, sedans and family vans, as well as some entry-level pickup, crossover and sport utility vehicles.
O.E. Passenger All-Season tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle’s original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range and speed rating to match the existing O.E. tires’ performance category and specifications.
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OEM tires on a Mazda 2 that is driven mostly highway. Great responsiveness and no vibrations at high speed. These are V rated tires so surprised they’ve last this long. They are a little stiff but as mentioned, these are V rated so expect it. My only real complaint, beyond 35k miles they horizontal channels disappear and now they only have vertical channels. Rather surprised by this since my V rated Yoko S Drives on my Miata have full depth channels. Plenty of tread left but hydroplaning becomes an issue at highway speeds. For this reason I will not buy the tires again though there are very few choices in a 185/55/15 selection so probably moving to a 195/55/15.
The tires are OEM and have 50k miles on them. This is my wife’s car, and she is a cautious, careful, non-aggressive driver. I drive a little harder, but I have a Miata for that. These tires still have a ton of wear left on them, but we’re going to replace them because for some reason, my wife is a nail-and-screw magnet and every one of the tires has been patched at least once. The straw that broke that poor camel’s back is a screw lodged in the tire right next to a plug from a previous injury. Minus the damage, they probably have another 20k worth of useable tread, remembering that the primary driver does not push them hard. Given the car (100 hp, 4-spd auto, not a racer) they handle well, never protest audibly and provide excellent traction wet or dry. I’ve lived in the Hill Country of Texas for the past 13 years and have seen snow twice, ice maybe four times, so those issues don’t impact tire choice around here. I would recommend them highly and probably get them again if I could find them. Even the dealer doesn’t stock them.
This is the OE tire on my Mazda 2 and the original set. Great tire for general highway use and the occasional spirited mountain drive. Traction is acceptable for stock suspension, but the addition of an anti-roll bar reveals that these tires hold you back in spirited cornering.Do not use these for Auto-X as the tread blocks will tear and shag very easily and the tread squirms under aggressive driving. I have gotten a second set of wheels and much stickier tires for this use. Mountain and canyon driving is acceptable, though higher speed sweepers yield a lot of noise.In the last 3000-5000 miles traction has degraded noticeably. The primary siping has worn down and the tires slide more easily than before, my traction control light has become a frequent visitor in my instrument cluster. The tread still has plenty of life left, but accelerating my 100 hp car at a normal pace frequently results in chirping tires and a traction control light.I will swap these out for a set of identical, unused take-offs, but once I have to purchase another set I will not be purchasing another set. For the price (currently $120 each) there are much better options.
OEM equipment tire on my 2013 TC. Tire compound is too hard and it causes a lot of road noise and steering wheel vibration on rougher roads. Good steering response, but poor traction. Will keep, but will be buying summer tires as these have no performance at all.
Tires were great. I liked the curb guard as I have hopped the corner of a curb a few times and not once have I scraped the rims. But at $200+ a tire, less than 25k miles is not what I want. Overall the tire is good. I had even wear and no issues the two years I had it.
Horrible throughout the winter! Literally got stuck going up a hill that was not in any way steep. Usually able to maneuver through snow with manual transmissions but these tires were atrocious. However, steering and control were excellent, and treadwear was a lot better than expected. Coming up on 30,000 mi and can easily go through to winter if needed. Overall, a decent tire under good weather conditions. Living in CT, impossible. Would never purchase again.
These came OEM on my Mazda2. They’re ok I guess. I can definitely confirm what I’ve seen in other reviews of this tire – that they wear very strangely. Looking at the tire after 32k you’d think there’s plenty of tread left. Look closer and you’ll see the only channels remaining are the vertical channels. All the horizontal channels are gone even though the verticals are still fairly deep!It happened so out of the blue and I find myself buying tires much sooner than I planned to. All wet or snow traction is now gone.Before they wore down they seemed like pretty decent tires, though I haven’t run any different ones yet on this car to compare them to. Considering the high price, though, I won’t be buying them again.
Significant differences in terrain – snow and wet roads are not easy to drive on at all – spinning tires, skidding and drifting have all been experienced.Wear and tear – good – no problems thus far.Braking is wonderful – as is responsiveness on dry roads and cornering.
These are the OEM tires on my Mazda2. For an OE tire they are pretty good, they get their job done. On dry surfaces it takes a quite a bit to bring the tires to their breaking point. The braking distances feel a little long in comparison to various other cars with other tires. In the wet, the abs has a tenancy to go off a lot. As previously stated in other reviews, this could be a fault with the car and not the tire. I will say that these tires are quiet. My wife and I took a 1,000 mile road trip and not once heard the tires on the long stretches of highway. AS I live in Southern California, we don’t see too much rain. After these tires wear out I’ll be looking for something along the lines of the Yokohama S. Drive.
Most of the miles were freeway with some highway, city and Autocross mixed in. Decent stock tires from the dealer, with good tread life and solid handling for an all-season tire. I won’t be buying them again, however, as I want high performance tires to drive & autocross with.
25000 on them so far mainly highway OEM on the Scion TC, 52 year old bought car for commuter. They still have 6/32’ds left on them. Starting to show age int he rain, the first half of tread life was good in he rain and surprised me in snow (4-5 inches). At 800 a set I’ll likely buy Michelin next time as I’ve drove an 11 Avalon with the Ex Yokahama and it was just as noisy on the road. The Tc is noisy any way. Tire noise doesn’t help. Tire is stable at speeds to the factory limiter on the road.
These are the OE tires on Mazda2. Overall, pretty good, no complains (as compared to the other OE tires I drove on). Didn’t drive them in the snow or on ice, so cannot comment, but otherwise they feel pretty decent. Ride is a bit harsh, but that’s probably mostly because of the car.But what’s with the price? $115 for a pretty ordinary tire? Not ultra-high performance, not low-profile, just the passenger tire? While other tires of the same size (and with higher classification) cost under $90?It seems that, as usual, manufacturers feel like they can get away charging extra for the OE tires because a lot of folks, when changing tires, would just get “the same ones”. Really? Therefore, I’m probably not going to purchase these again due to the ridiculous price tag.
Driving my new Mazda 2 is a blast, I just wish the tires were a little better. Even though the tires are only 185s I would think with the light weight of the car it would hold the road a little better. Don’t get me wrong I abuse these tires, but at only 13k they are already showing a decent amount of wear and scream going around an on ramp under any excitable acceleration. Might have to try the OEM size Kumhos next.
I have a 2011 Mazda 2 that I use for work. I have driven the heck out of the car in the 1 yr and a half I have had it. I have 68k on the car! Some days I drive 560 miles. I still have decent tread on 2 of the tires, but replacing them all within a week or so. Cant complain. Never a flat or vibration. Would recommend these tires again for sure.
I drive enthusiastically most of the time. The summer traction with these tires is great, in both dry and wet conditions. In heavy rain, they do suffer a bit, but are still better than other tires i have had. Although they are listed as “all-season”, I would not recommend using these once there is any snow, ice, or temperatures drop below 32/0 degrees. They suffer greatly in these conditions, and are useless in deep snow or ice.
I highly DO NOT recommend these tires. I baby my car and I don¿t do ¿burn-outs¿. The tread wears very fast on these tires. Also, once the tread is worn down about halfway, you start to notice a HUGE negative difference in the performance. When driving in the rain or when the roads are wet, don¿t take turns too fast and be extremely cautious, as the car will do some serious hydroplaning and skids. These tires came with my car from the dealer, so at least I can¿t say that I chose them, but I feel that they are such poor quality that I felt obligated to write a review. DO NOT BUY!!!
I bought this car two years ago with 10k miles, the tires that were on the car were OEM first set. They started okay and looked new enough. Winter came a couple months later and immediately noticed terrible braking capability in any form of snow. ABS comes on in snow and ice no matter how slowly I brake. Already bumped into a tree at low speed on an icy turn that I saw coming from a mile away and thought I was moving slow enough, less than 10 mph. Nope, tires immediately lost traction upon turning the wheel and could not regain control in the 5 seconds before I bounced off this tree and mildly dented my front right fender.Now, at 26,000 miles, the tires are all but bald except for the main treads running down the circumference of the tire. They’ve aged rapidly despite normal use, and have always performed poorly in anything but dry weather.