WASHINGTON (March 1, 2017) — Continental-, Michelin- and Pirelli-brand tires rated highest in Consumer Reports' annual tire rankings, according to the magazine's 2017 Annual Auto Issue.
The Auto Issue, bearing a date of April 2017, was unveiled at a Feb. 28 meeting of the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) at the National Press Club in Washington.
Consumer Reports puts more than 50 tire models through up to 14 tests every year, according to the Auto Issue's tire article, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road.”
This year the publication concentrated on all-season and summer tires. Its recommended tires are as follows:
- All-Season: Michelin Defender, Continental TrueContact, General Altimax RT43, Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus.
- Performance All-Season/H-Rated: Continental PureContact, Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Seasons Plus, Michelin Premier A/S.
- Performance All-Season, V-Rated: Continental PureContact, Michelin Premier A/S, Pirelli Cinturato All Seasons Plus.
- Ultra-High-Performance All-Season: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+, Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus, Continental ExtremeContact DWS06, BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S.