The Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular cars in the USA and it has been ranked by several websites as one of the best midsized van in the USA. The car has a spacious cabin, comfortable seats, fuel efficiency among other attributes that make it a great choice for a family car. The Honda Odyssey is the perfect car if you have two or more kids since it can accommodate all of you.
A good car needs good tires in order to make rides more comfortable and make it more durable. Good tires not only increase fuel efficiency but also ensure that your car would not face many shocks when it is on the road.
In this article, I am going to review the ten best tires that are available for the Honda Odyssey right now. The tires I have picked made my list due to their durability and efficiency in one or more weather and road conditions.
Honda Odyssey comes in several editions. Its production started decades ago but I am going to focus on recent models of the Honda Odyssey with the 2017 and 2018 models as my main example. The sizes for these models include;
The above tire sizes pretty much covers all the Honda Odyssey EX, EX-L, LX, SE, Touring and Touring Elite models for the 2017 and 2018 models.
Tires perform differently under certain conditions. A certain Yokohama tire may perform excellently in snow but averagely in summer terrain. That is why I am also going to classify tires of Honda Odyssey to which weather and road condition they are excellent in. The list below gives which tires are good in a certain weather or road condition. I have used statistics from www.tirerack.com to make this list.
Reviews of The Best Tires for Honda Odyssey
Best All-Season Tires
General Altimax RT43
Nokian Entyre 2.0
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred
Best Tires for Snow
Bridgestone Blizzak DM V1 Tread Pattern
Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 Tread Pattern
Best Summer Tires
Continental True Contact
Let us now embark on reviewing some of the tires I have listed above. Although I will not review all the tires listed above, they are still good choices and feel free to opt for any of them. The review of the tires will be in no specific order. Go ahead and have a read about the best tires to fit your Honda Odyssey.
Continental True Contact
The Continental True Contact tire was developed by Continental tires as an all-season tire for sedans, minivans, coupes and crossover cars. Continental tires have a reputation for creating impressive tires with off-road capabilities and they certainly did not disappoint in making a good all season tire. The tire has high ratings from online forums and several tire review websites.
This tire has the capability of withstanding all conditions that you are likely to drive in which are snow, dry and wet conditions. For the tire to achieve such power, Continental tires created it with the latest technology and the best compounds.
The tire uses an all-season tread compound that features Continental’s Tg-F Polymers and + Silane additives to improve traction in dry surfaces. The tire pattern features an asymmetric design which optimizes continuous tread traction with road surface. The compound alongside the tread makes sure that the tire has improved treadwear, fuel efficiency and improved traction on slippery roads.
The tire is further fitted with circumferential grooves to enhance hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. The tire has a robust internal structure with twin reinforced twin steel belts that stabilize the tread area and promotes strength, treadwear and uniformity.
Upside of this Tire
- Guaranteed comfortable ride
- Excellent performance in wet and dry ground
- A good enough warranty of 6 years
- It offers enhanced steering for your car
Downsides of this Tire
- Low traction in snow
- Average treadlife
The tire is a good choice for all seasons. I would however advising you to avoid this tire if incase you want to drive in winter.
Michelin is a big name in the tire industry and they did not disappoint with this tire at all. The tire is impressive in all aspects. It was designed by Michelin to tackle all conditions from snow to dry to wet conditions.
In the creation of this tire, Michelin used an all season tread compound that was aimed at making it more durable than previous makes of Michelin Defender tires. Michelin uses a specific tread pattern on this tire which they call the Intellisipe Technology. This pattern is made of interlocking sipes which make sure that maximum contact is made with the ground.
The compound that is used to make this tire also ensures that water is pushed away from the tread which increases this tire’s efficiency in wet conditions or roads.
This tire has a 4/5 rating on tirerack.com which shows just how users have been satisfied with it all round. It’s also an all-rounder so you would not be facing any concerns when the conditions start to vary.
Very efficient in most road conditions
It offers a smooth ride
It is perfectly constructed to ease control of your steering wheel
Its performance in snow is not that good
This tire is available in sizes ranging from 15″ to 19″.
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring Radial
The Goodyear Assurance ComforTred is a tire designed for luxury coupes and sedans and it will be a good option for your Honda Odyssey. The tire has very high ratings among users and the responses I got ensure you that its performance is a good one. The tire incorporates long wear with year-round traction.
This tire uses the asymmetric tread design to provide traction to the road. A system of densely packed blocks on the other hand provides your car with smooth and comfortable rides. The tire is fitted with a super shock absorbent layer of rubber in between the tread and steel belts to provide that extra cushion to your chassis. The internal part of the tire is made with Assurance ComforTred radial’s polyester cord body and steel belts to give the tire strength and durability.
Upsides of This Tire
- Offers comfortable rides
- A good enough tire performance
- It offers animpressive handling
Downsides of This Tire
- Average performance in winter and snow
General Altimax RT43
This is another impressive all-season tire which is not known like the others but can rival them in many aspects. The tire is designed to deliver increased all season traction and handling. It is a significant improvement from previous models and General tire makers have done just enough to improve its traction in wet conditions.
The tire has a high-tech twin cushion silica tread compound and symmetric tread patterns which combine with a sleek sip design for traction in both wet and dry conditions.
It also has a center rib which adds to stability and steering responses and an acoustic modulation sound technology to reduce noise while you are riding. The tire further has two steel belts with a polyester cord body for added strength and durability.
The tire has a very impressive tire monitoring system which tells you to replace the tire incase wear is detected.
This tire has a 75,000 mile warranty which reflects on the long treadlife you should expect from this tire.
Upside of This Tire
- Impressive performance in both dry and wet surfaces
- A long treadlife
- It offers a comfortable and quite drive
- I am yet to receive a response from users on any downside that this tire has.
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
I had to do a review on winter tires since all the above tires that I have detailed are all season and summer tires. When it comes to winter tires, Bridgestone edges its competitors in the quality of tires it produces. They offer satisfying traction even in very thick snow. The Blizzak DM-V1 is the best tire for snow you can get for your Honda Odyssey.
The tire has a new Tube Multi-Cell and NanoPro-Tech rubber compound which adapts extensively over snow, dry and wet surfaces. The RC-Polymer improves snow and ice performance through use of specific NanoPro Tech rubber compound. It further has a continuous lug that enhances snow and water evacuation.
- Best performance in snow and wet ground
- Enhanced handling
- Offers comfortable and quite rides
- Poor treadwear
This tire is excellent in snow and wet conditions and I will highly recommend it for your Honda Odyssey during winter.
For your Honda Odyssey tire needs, I hope the above tire can completely fill your needs. According to my opinion, I would say that the Goodyear Assurance does it all for me since it performs incredibly well in all conditions. This does not mean that the other brands I have mentioned are inferior. It is purely down to your Honda Odyssey’s needs. Pick a tire that would work for you from any of the above reviewed tire. I also did not review some of the tires I listed at the start but they are still very good tires.
Feel free to buy any tire that suits your needs and falls into your budget. If you really want quality, you should not compromise on the cash and instead buy a premium but best performing tire for your Honda Odyssey.