Top 15 Best Tire Brands in 2022 (Updated)

Last Updated July 8, 2022

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A car has tons of expendable parts that need to be changed on a regular basis, and one of those is the tires. Considering how important they are for safety and drivability, purchasing a good set of tires is crucial. 

Best Tire Brands

Car owners that are well versed in this area already know which tires to get or at least which brands to look at, but not all of them are too familiar with the industry. You may remember a while back, we made a list of the worst tire brands, so today, we’ll be doing the opposite.

Today’s list will include the best tire brands you should turn to if you need a new set of tires. They will be in no particular order, and for each brand, there will be a list of our picks for specific models within each category. 

Best Tire Brands

  1. Continental 
  2. Pirelli
  3. Michelin
  4. Dunlop
  5. Goodyear
  6. Bridgestone
  7. BFGoodrich
  8. Firestone
  9. Hankook
  10. Cooper Tires
  11. Falken
  12. General Tire
  13. Yokohama
  14. Vredestein
  15. Toyo

Continental

Continental

I’ll be kicking off this list with the oldest European tire manufacturer – Continental. The company was founded in Hanover, Germany, in 1871, putting it at the beginning of the tire industry. Initially, the company was only a rubber producer, and later it began producing tires for bicycles. The thing that put this brand on the map of the automotive industry was the installation of one of its products to a Mercedes car, leading to mass production a few years later.

Since then, Continental made several industry revelations, such as the tubeless and radial tire, and with plenty of success in the racing world, it’s clear why it’s on this list. With several records and multiple revelations, the brand managed to be crowned as one of the best in the industry.

Sustainability and eco-friendly processes and materials are becoming a crucial part of every brand’s production process, and Continental followed that trend. Several new research centers were opened to make the tires from “green” materials while keeping the process clean.

Today, Continental is one of the leading premium tire manufacturers with a proven track record in racing and developing some of the best tires on the market. 

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • ExtremeContact Force
  • SportContact 7
  • ExtremeContact DW

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • CrossContact UHP
  • ContiSportContact 5 SUV

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • ExtremeContact DWS 06

Touring Summer for Passenger Cars

  • ContiPremiumContact 2
  • PremiumContact 6

Touring Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Conti Hybrid HS3

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • ProContact TX
  • PureContact LS

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • CrossContact RX
  • CrossContact LX25
  • TerrainContact H/T

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • WinterContact TS 860 S
  • VikingContact 7

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • 4×4 WinterContact SSR
  • ContiCrossContact Winter

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • TerrainContact A/T

Pirelli

Pirelli

This year marks the 150 years of existence of another European tire brand. The company’s origins started in 1872 then the company was founded in Milan, Italy. Since cars weren’t as widespread as today, the company initially began making rubber bands, scuba diving equipment, and cable insulators.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Pirelli got on board with producing tires for the automotive industry, making a solid impact in that niche. The brand managed to deliver some of the best models throughout the years and implement plenty of its innovations. 

What about racing? Well, if you’re a Formula 1 fan, you know that Pirelli was there in the beginning. The tires were put against some prominent names in the industry where the Pirelli’s models dominated for the first few years.

For the past 150 years, Pirelli has managed to grow from a small rubber manufacturer to one of the largest tire producers in the world. It also managed to expand and play around with other industries throughout the years, which helped the company develop better tires.

Despite having some stiff competition in the premium segment, Pirelli is considered one of the best brands in the industry.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • P Zero Corsa
  • P Zero Nero GT
  • Cinturato P7

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Scorpion Verde

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • P Zero All-Season
  • P Zero Nero All-Season

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Scorpion Zero All-Season Plus
  • Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Cinturato P7 All-Season
  • P4 Four Season Plus

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Scorpion AS Plus 3
  • Scorpion Verde All-Season Plus II
  • Scorpion STR

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • Ice Zero FR
  • Winter Sottozero 3

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Scorpion Ice & Snow Run Flat
  • Scorpion Winter

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Scorpion ATR
  • Scorpion All-Terrain Plus

Michelin

Michelin

Known as the brand with the white blob mascot (called Bibendum), Michelin is a manufacturer that needs no introduction. The company was founded in 1889 in Clermont-Ferrand, France, by the Michelin brothers, who had a farm implement at the time. Everything kicked off as an idea to make a removable bicycle tire that shortened the time it would take to repair it. 

Things started off well for Michelin, thanks to the company’s invention in 1891, which helped win a long-distance bicycle race. This led to the company beginning to grow, and not only did it help improve inventions we use today, like the run-flat tires, it also helped it expand into other territories.

With the brothers’ success in developing tires for passenger cars, they tried their luck in racing, which resulted in winning prices like the Le Mans, WRC, and plenty of other prominent races. Then there’s Formula 1, which also meant additional success for the company despite the bumpy history.

As Michelin’s success grew, the company continued to expand, not only by opening up new research centers and factories but also by purchasing other tire brands, some of which I’ll mention in this list. 

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Pilot Sport Cup 2
  • Pilot Sport 4S
  • Pilot Super Sport

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Pilot Sport 3 SUV
  • Latitude Sport 3

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Pilot Sport All-Season 4
  • Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Latitude Cross

Touring Summer for Passenger Cars

  • Primacy HP
  • Primacy 3

Touring Summer for CUV/SUV

  • XRV

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Primacy Tour A/S
  • Primacy MXM4
  • CrossClimate 2

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • CrossClimate SUV
  • Premier LTX

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • X-Ice Xi3
  • Pilot Alpin 5

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • X-Ice Snow SUV
  • Pilot Alpin 5 SUV

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • LTX A/T2

Dunlop

Dunlop

There are tire brands that always come to mind when we talk about tires, and then there are those that don’t. Dunlop is an excellent brand, but sometimes it seems to fly under the radar, which in my opinion, is a shame. Founded in 1888 in Ireland, the company’s initial goal was for the owner to make a tire for his son’s tricycle that would last longer. Considering the product’s success, the brand picked up the pace and continued producing tires. 

As a brand, Dunlop has been actively involved in plenty of racing series, ranging from Formula 1 to MotoGP. One thing that sets this brand apart from some of the others on this list is the ownership. Throughout its history, it was acquired and sold by multiple parent companies, leading us to today, where it’s owned by 3 of them.

At first glance, it may seem like a problem, but thanks to those acquisitions, Dunlop managed to spread across America, Europe, and Asia more easily.

Things aren’t going bad for Dunlop. Regardless of the ownership, the company has plenty of research centers where engineers are working on improvements. The result of this is a constant improvement on already excellent tire models.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Sport Maxx Race 2
  • SP Sport Maxx GT
  • Sport Maxx RT2

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • SP Sport 7010 A/S
  • SP Sport Maxx A2 A/S

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Grandtrek PT3A

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Signature II
  • Signature HP

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Grandtrek Touring A/S
  • Grandtrek PT21

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • SP Winter Sport 4D
  • Winter Maxx WM02

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Grandtrek SJ6

Goodyear

Goodyear

Now we reach a local brand, which originated in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear was founded in 1898 named after the man who invented the vulcanized rubber – Charles Goodyear. Like most brands from that era, Goodyear started off making tires for bicycles, and thanks to its success, it began supplying Ford with racing tires at the beginning of the 20th century.

The success of the company can be verified by the fact that unlike some of its competitors, Goodyear managed to stay independent in the 1970s. It managed to achieve that by moving to the radial design in times when the rest of the pack was still sticking with the bias-ply options. Today, it’s one of the 3 companies that own Dunlop.

When it comes to motorsports, Goodyear is a brand that’s been on top for a while now. You’ll find its tires in series like NASCAR, WEC, and most importantly, Formula 1. As a brand, Goodyear still holds the record for the most F1 wins, with 100 more than Pirelli.

Some of that racing technology gets put into the road tires, resulting in Goodyear providing us with some very interesting options, both on the performance and durability side of things.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Eagle F1 SuperSport R
  • Eagle F1 Supercar G:2
  • Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV
  • Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Eagle Exhilarate
  • Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Eagle F1 Asymmetric AT SUV
  • Wrangler HP All-Weather

Touring Summer for Passenger Cars

  • Excellence
  • Efficient Grip Performance

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Assurance WeatherReady
  • Eagle Touring
  • Assurance ComfortDrive

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Assurance CS Fuel Max
  • Wrangler HT

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • WinterCommand Ultra
  • Ultra Grip 8 Performance

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • WinterCommand SUV

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Wrangler Territory RT

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Wrangler Territory MT

Bridgestone

Bridgestone

On the other side of the ocean comes another popular tire brand. Founded in Kurume, Japan, in 1931, Bridgestone isn’t as old as some of the other brands I’ve mentioned, but that doesn’t make it a bad one. On the contrary, looking at the history of the company, it’s clear that it wasn’t good at only making tires.

In the era when Bridgestone was founded, cars were already widespread, and other brands were ahead of the game. At that time, the company wasn’t only making tires, but it also made bicycles, motorcycles, and golfing products. Even though some of them were sold under a different brand, the company was still behind that, and things were working out in a positive manner.

Despite being the younger manufacturer, Bridgestone got its chance at racing and delivered some very good results. In the olden days, the brand was proud of the successes it had with endurance racing as well as the results in Formula 1. Even today, the company is still actively involved in motorsports.

As a brand, Bridgestone managed to take home the crown as the largest tire manufacturer in the world, and with good reason. The popularity the brand got was thanks to the excellent tires it produced, and as a result, it’s on top of Michelin or Pirelli in terms of tire manufacturing.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Potenza Sport
  • Potenza S007A RFT
  • Potenza RE-71R

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Dueler H/P Sport
  • Alenza 001

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Potenza RE980AS+
  • Potenza RE92A

Touring Summer for Passenger Cars

  • Turanza ER33
  • Turanza T005A

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • DriveGuard
  • Turanza QuietTrack

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Dueler H/P Sport AS
  • Ecopia H/L 422 Plus

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • Blizzak WS90
  • Blizzak LM-32
  • Blizzak LM001

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Blizzak LT
  • Blizzak DM-V2

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Dueler A/T Revo 3

BFGoodrich

BFGoodrich

Now we come to the oldest tire manufacturer on this list, and it’s a local one. BFGoodrich is Goodyear’s neighbor since the company was founded in Akron, Ohio, but it’s a bit older. Considering that the company was founded in 1870, the tires weren’t its first product. Instead, it manufactured other types of rubber products, like belts, hoses, etc. 

Being the first US company to make a car tire enabled BFGoodrich to expand its business. This resulted with also an increase in requirements in other areas like aeronautics. Putting all that research into a product resulted in several innovations that really put it on the map. I’m talking about the first run-flat or all-terrain tire, as well as the first 24-inch 4×4 model.

BFGoodrich began to get involved in racing in the early 20th century, making tires for the Indianapolis 500. From there, the company continued with WRC, Paris Dakar, and Baja, where it delivered excellent results. The entire success is backed by the innovative technologies that the company uses, which is why it’s one of the best.

The story with success continues today and with tires for the masses. BFGoodrich is among the first brands that come to mind when someone mentions tires. The reason for that is the brand’s success in the past and the ability to make outstanding products.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • g-Force Sport COMP-2
  • g-Force Rival S

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • g-Force COMP-2 A/S PLUS
  • Radial T/A Spec

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Advantage T/A Sport
  • Advantage Control

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Advantage T/A Sport LT

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • All-Terrain T/A KO2

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
  • Mud-Terrain T/A KM3

Firestone

Firestone

In the tire industry, some of the bigger players are either partners or parent companies of some of the “smaller” ones, which is the case here. Firestone as a brand was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio, and functions as one until this day. Due to financial issues, the company was struggling to stay afloat, at which point Bridgestone purchased it and allowed it to operate under its original name.

Before the purchase, Firestone was a brand that managed to grow quickly, thanks to the results it delivered. In the early days, it was the sole supplier for tires for Ford, which is a high praise for a company that only existed for several years. From that point on, the company continued to expand, opening factories across the US and overseas like England or West Africa.

Thanks to its early success, Firestone was able to get into racing, which helped the brand get recognition and develop better tires. The results in Formula 1 weren’t as good as its competitors, but getting into Indianapolis 500 was the right call. The brand got its first victory only 11 years after it got in the business and was dominant in the sport for many decades after that.

In modern times, Firestone is considered as an excellent mid-range brand that gets backed by Bridgestone, offering excellent products at a more affordable price.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Firehawk Indy 500

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Firehawk GT
  • Firehawk AS

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Champion Fuel Fighter
  • WeatherGrip

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Destination LE3
  • TransForce HT2

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • Winterforce 2

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Winterforce CV
  • Winterforce LT

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • TransForce AT2

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Destination M/T2

Hankook

Hankook Tires

South Korea is a country that is quite familiar with the automotive industry. On the tires’ side of things, Korea gave us Hankook, a brand that aims to compete with some of the larger contenders on this list. It was founded in 1941 in Seoul, but initially, it was called Chosun and was changed into Hankook about a decade after that. 

Despite being a younger brand in a world where some of its competitors were already over 50 years old, Hankook still managed to get through the pack. Throughout the years, it managed to branch out in other countries and get into the US market in the 80s. For almost 15 years, the company has a partnership with Audi, and it will provide tires for the new e-tron GT.

In the racing world, Hankook is a company that has proven to be a competitive one even when compared with some of the more prominent players on the market. It was involved in several Le Mans series and, for over a decade, is the sole supplier for DTM. For the 2022 season, it will replace Michelin as the tire provider for Formula E.

Like the previous company I talked about, Hankook is one to deliver a balance between price and performance. The tires are excellent and, in some cases, comparable to the premium ones, but with a lower price point, making them an attractive option.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Ventus TD
  • Ventus R-S4
  • Ventus V12 Evo2

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Ventus S1 evo2 SUV
  • Ventus S1 evo3 SUV

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Ventus S1 AS
  • Ventus S1 noble2 +

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Ventus ST RH06

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Kinergy 4S2
  • Kinergy GT
  • Optimo H725A

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Kinergy 4S2 X
  • Dynapro HP

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Dynapro AT-M
  • Dynapro AT2

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Dynapro MT2

Cooper Tires

Cooper Tires

We’re going back to the US for this next brand, specifically Akron, Ohio, again. Cooper Tires followed a similar trend as Hankook and was founded in 1914 as M and M Manufacturing Company. Initially, the company was into making cement, patches, and repair kits for tires. Several years later, the company got rebranded into Cooper Tires and began with tire production.

Throughout its history, Cooper was brand was available on the market and held a reputation for delivering excellent products. Thanks to the success and great leadership, the company managed to acquire several smaller brands like Mastercraft or Avon, yes the one that had a few years of experience in Formula 1. On the opposite side of things, Cooper as a brand was purchased by Goodyear last year.

For a good part, the company wasn’t involved too much into motorsports, something that changed about two decades ago. Since then, Cooper has been a part of prominent series like Ima Prototype Lites, Indy Light, and the FIA World Rallycross Championship. 

Even though Cooper doesn’t have a history as rich as some of the other brands on this list, it’s still an excellent brand. Sure, the tires aren’t industry-leading, but on the other hand, they aren’t the most expensive ones, so things are nicely balanced.

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Zeon RS3-G1
  • Cobra Radial G/T

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Discoverer H/T Plus

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • CS5 Ultra Touring
  • CS5 Grand Touring

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Discoverer SRX
  • Evolution H/T

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • Discoverer True North
  • Evolution Winter

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Discoverer Snow Claw

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Discoverer AT3 4S
  • Discoverer AT3 LT

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Discoverer STT Pro
  • Evolution M/T

Falken

Falken

This is a brand that seems to be born just to compete in motorsports. Falken is a Japanese tire manufacturer founded in 1983 in Kobe, Japan, which is owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries. The company deals with tires only, and within the first few years, it managed to expand in Europe and the US. 

Within that time, Falken also got into sports and delivered some very promising results. The excellent results delivered by this young tire manufacturer brought some serious cooperation with a few car manufacturers, among which are Porsche, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz.

In these 4 decades of existence, Falken managed to use what it learned on the track and make models that would perform almost as good as the premium options we have today. In some conditions, you may also be looking at a brand whose tires can be put up against the premiums and get on top.

As a result, Falken is another brand that is considered an excellent bang for the bucks. Even though it does have sensible touring options, it seems that most people are more attracted to the performance models, which are among the best in the mid-range segment.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Azenis RT615K+
  • Azenis FK510
  • Azenis RT660

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Azenis Fk510A SUV

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Azenis Fk001 A/S

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Sincera SN250A A/S

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Ziex ZE001A A/S
  • Wildpeak H/T

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Wildpeak A/T Trail
  • Wildpeak A/T3W

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Wildpeak M/T

General Tire

General Tires

We’re back in Akron, Ohio, with another US tire manufacturer – General Tire. The company was founded in 1915, and since the start, the company has been acting as a direct competitor of Firestone. Despite being founded at the brink of the first world war, the brand still managed to work tirelessly, pun intended, and grow the business.

Even in the earlier years of its existence, the company managed to bring some useful innovations to the market, including the use of carbon black in the compound. Thanks to these innovations, General was able to make excellent tires which helped it expand into other countries as well. The additional boost came in the last 80s when Continental purchased the brand.

On the racing side of things, General Tire isn’t as involved in motorsports as some of the other brands on this list. The brand is mainly involved with ARCA, and while you may find it as a sponsor in other events, it doesn’t provide tires in too many series.

Looking at the lineup, you will see some diversity, as General Tire offers tires for on and off-road conditions. Despite that, the company is known more for making excellent off-road capable tires at a non-premium price.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • G-MAX RS

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Grabber UHP

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • G-MAX AS-05
  • G-MAX Justice

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • AltiMAX RT43
  • AltiMAX 365 AW

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Grabber HD
  • Grabber HTS

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • AltiMAX Arctic 12

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Grabber Arctic
  • Grabber Arctic LT

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Grabber A/TX
  • Grabber AT3

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Grabber X3

Yokohama

yokohama

Yokohama is a Japanese tire manufacturer that came into existence near the end of the first world war. The company was founded in 1917 in Tokyo, Japan, but unlike some of the others on this list, this one was a joint venture between BFGoodrich and Yokohama Electric Cable Manufacturing. Both went on to manufacture rubber products such as belts, cables, and, most importantly, tires.

As a brand, Yokohama has a rich history making some innovative solutions, such as the first corded tire or the first snow and tubeless tire in Japan. The company was also involved with making tires for Japanese fighter jet planes during the second world war.

Racing is also a big part of Yokohama’s history, and its involvement in plenty of series is what helped it increase its popularity and expand the business. Considering the wide range of options the company has, it’s no surprise that we can see it in events ranging from rally, to off-road, Formula 3, and many others.

The result of all those innovations and racing experience enables Yokohama to be an excellent tire manufacturer. There is a debate about the brand being a premium one or not, and regardless of which way you’re leaning, it’s a brand that is capable of making superb tires.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Advan Neova AD08 R
  • Advan Sport
  • Advan A052

Performance Summer for CUV/SUV

  • Advan ST
  • AVS S/T

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Advan Sport A/S+
  • Avid ENVigor ZPS

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Parada Spec-X
  • Geolander H/T G038G

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Avid Ascend GT
  • Avid Ascend LX
  • Avid Touring S

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Geolandar CV G058
  • Geolandar H/T G056

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • IceGUARD iG52C
  • iceGuard iG53

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Blueearth Winter V905
  • iceGuard G075
  • iceGuard iG51V

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Geolandar A/T G015
  • Geolandar X-AT

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Geolandar M/T G003
  • Geolandar X-MT

Vredestein

Vredestein

Europe has a good amount of tire manufacturers that we know and love today, and one of those is Vredestein. It was founded in 1909 in the Netherlands after the founder purchased Guttapercha Maatschappij in 1908. Despite acting under the original name, after the second world war, BFGoodrich purchased part of the company. Several decades later, it was purchased completely, helping Vredestein with expansion.

To be honest, Vredestein isn’t a brand that was first at something, but it did help shape the tire industry as we know it today. It started with manufacturing bicycle tires, which led to manufacturing the first tire, and several decades later, the company made the first in-house designed tire. Throughout the years, it also worked a lot on improving winter and all-season tires.

As far as racing goes, Vredestein isn’t too keen on getting into motorsports. You won’t find the company’s presence in popular racing events, which is a shame if I’m honest.

Regardless of how the racing politics of the company are, Vredestein is still an excellent option. The recent expansion into the US market additionally widened the coverage, and thanks to the performance the tires can deliver, it’s a brand that you shouldn’t pass.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Ultrac Vorti R+
  • Sportrac 5

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Hypertrac All-Season

Touring Summer for Passenger Cars

  • Sprint +
  • Sprint Classic

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • Wintrac Pro

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Grip Classic
  • Pinza AT

Toyo

The last brand I’ll talk about in this list is Toyo, which was founded in 1945 in Japan. The first several years were quite busy for the Japanese manufacturer, which managed to export the first truck tire within 2 years of opening. To ensure proper expansion, the company opened several plants and research centers within the first few decades, along with a few Toyo branded companies.

This expansion and success enabled Toyo to start exporting tires to the US less than 2 decades after it started working. Once this milestone was completed, the brand managed to grow even more significantly, opening up new facilities in Europe and the US.

Toyo is a brand known for being inclined towards performance and motorsports. Things started in the 80s when the company began developing tires for racing. Fast forward to today, and you have a brand that is known for making tires for anything from drifting to off-roading. Thanks to its low-profile performance-oriented tires, it’s also a popular choice with tuners.

With years of existence in motorsports and delivering innovations, you shouldn’t be surprised to see Toyo on this list. Like some of the other brands here, it strikes an excellent balance between the performance its tires offer and the price they are sold at.

Performance Summer Tires for Passenger Cars

  • Proxes Sport
  • Proxes R1R

Performance All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Proxes 4 Plus
  • Extensa HP II

Performance All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Proxes ST III

Touring All-Season for Passenger Cars

  • Extensa A/S II

Touring All-Season for CUV/SUV

  • Celsius CUV
  • Open Country H/T II

Winter for Passenger Cars

  • Observe GSI-6
  • Observe G3-Ice

Winter for SUV/Light Truck

  • Open Country WLT1

All-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Open Country A/T II
  • Open Country A/T III

Mud-Terrain for SUV/Light Truck

  • Open Country M/T

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