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Just curious what tires everyone has on their cars.
Mine has the black wheels option and came with Bridgestone Turanzas, but it looks like different wheel styles came with Pirellis.
They don't seem to be differentiated by FWD/AWD.
Like I said, just curious!
 

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Just curious what tires everyone has on their cars.
Mine has the black wheels option and came with Bridgestone Turanzas, but it looks like different wheel styles came with Pirellis.
They don't seem to be differentiated by FWD/AWD.
Like I said, just curious!
My Highline/SEL has the Bridgestone Turanzas. Canadian Highline has 18” wheels which appear to be same design as US SE. The trade off is that Canada gets the sunroof as standard equipment.
 

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215? Mine are 225/50R18.
Huh, according to Tirerack, FWD gets 215/50R18 and AWD gets 225/50R18.

I was actually looking for winter tire sizes when I got curious. Tirerack lists 215/65R16 as an option. The other day they also listed steel wheels, 16" with a 38mm offset but they seem to be gone now.
I happen to have a set of those rims (OK 2 sets!) and a set of 215/65R16 Michelin X-Ice (OK, 2 sets!), just not mounted together. May need to get some swapped over for winter.
 

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My SEL w/4 Motion came with
Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season tires in a 225/45R19
 

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Huh, according to Tirerack, FWD gets 215/50R18 and AWD gets 225/50R18.

I was actually looking for winter tire sizes when I got curious. Tirerack lists 215/65R16 as an option. The other day they also listed steel wheels, 16" with a 38mm offset but they seem to be gone now.
I happen to have a set of those rims (OK 2 sets!) and a set of 215/65R16 Michelin X-Ice (OK, 2 sets!), just not mounted together. May need to get some swapped over for winter.
And I thought I would I be the only new owner thinking about snow tires during a hot August! Where are you located? I like the plan of dropping to a 16” with a higher sidewall for winter. In Ottawa we get literally tens of thousands (the City publishes the repair numbers) of freeze/thaw pot holes over winter and spring. The higher sidewall gives a better ride and reduces likelihood of wheel damage on rough roads. I dropped 18 to 16 on the SUV that the Taos replaced. I only dropped an inch on BMW 5 series as dropping two didn’t fit with the brakes.
 

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From my calcs:

For FWD model, 215/55/17 or 205/65/16 work
For AWD model, calibrated for the 225 width, 215/60/17 or 215/65/16 are closest.
 

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And I thought I would I be the only new owner thinking about snow tires during a hot August! Where are you located? I like the plan of dropping to a 16” with a higher sidewall for winter. In Ottawa we get literally tens of thousands (the City publishes the repair numbers) of freeze/thaw pot holes over winter and spring. The higher sidewall gives a better ride and reduces likelihood of wheel damage on rough roads. I dropped 18 to 16 on the SUV that the Taos replaced. I only dropped an inch on BMW 5 series as dropping two didn’t fit with the brakes.
I'm in Kuna, just outside Boise. We moved here in the summer of 2016 from the Houston area, and I asked one of my new co-workers if we should get winter tires. At that time we had my 2015 GTI (still have it) and the wife had a 2012 Beetle Turbo. Both with negligible ground clearance. "If you've got all seasons and front wheel drive you'll be fine" he said. I ignored his advice and bought some steel rims and Michelin X-Ice for us both. We then had "the worst winter in 30 years" with snow on the ground from Thanksgiving until April. "Apparently I'm an idiot", he said around February. :)
I've always gone with the smallest rim diameter possible for winters for the reasons you mentioned. Now I'm looking for winters for the wife's Q3. 17" minimum, and at least $1200 for ugly wheels and Blizzaks!
 

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That’s an expensive tire, though brand new for 2021 it seems. Verdict isn’t in on them yet.
Kinda wish I hadn't see those, makes my Goodyears look pretty weak :(
Wonder what determines what tires you get???
Used to run Potenzas on our Infiniti and had decent performance w/ them.
 

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Kinda wish I hadn't see those, makes my Goodyears look pretty weak :(
Wonder what determines what tires you get???
Used to run Potenzas on our Infiniti and had decent performance w/ them.
I think it depends on which wheels you get. The Goodyear Assurance seem to have pretty decent reviews. My Turanzas, as CorradoG60 said, are unknowns so far. They may end up being good, but I'm still putting winter tires on around Thanksgiving!
 

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I think it depends on which wheels you get. The Goodyear Assurance seem to have pretty decent reviews. My Turanzas, as CorradoG60 said, are unknowns so far. They may end up being good, but I'm still putting winter tires on around Thanksgiving!
I got the same black wheel pkg that is shown w/ the Bridgestones, maybe it's a supply issue??
 

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Kinda wish I hadn't see those, makes my Goodyears look pretty weak :(
Wonder what determines what tires you get???
Used to run Potenzas on our Infiniti and had decent performance w/ them.
Turanza is not potenza though.
When Turanza first came out, it was the best grand tourer around. The second gen as well. But it was a grand touring tire, not a snow tire and I never drove them in the snow.
Then Bridgestone changed Turanza from a model to a family, so now it depends on which turanza you get.
TireRack has two insiders with that model on their vehicles right now so some more info will come soon.
I have the Assurance on my 2021 Jetta and so far they seem good but we haven’t had much rain let alone snow.
 

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Jeez, Tire Rack has 4 in stock for $243.02 each!
They'd better be good for that price!
 

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Jeez, Tire Rack has 4 in stock for $243.02 each!
They'd better be good for that price!
Bridgestones are typically more expensive vs. other comparable tires. My current Kuhmo Ecstas on our Infiniti were about 30% less than the Potenzas and are a much better tire in every aspect.
 
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