Best Tires for a Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has been one of the best selling sedans on the planet for several years now. The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred is one of the best selling tires in the world. But do the two go well together? Different vehicles will respond in different ways to separate tires brands and types. Vehicle weight, suspension, and steering type all have an effect on the way your vehicle handles and feels. The same can be said for tread pattern, sidewall stiffness, and brand name for tires. Finding the right match can get extremely expensive and tiresome without a little research first. Before you try the troubleshooting method, take a look at some of the best tires for a Honda Accord as ranked by both consumers and automotive experts.

Best All-Season Option: Goodyear Assurance Tripletred All-Season

The Tripletred is the perfect all-season option for just about any vehicle, including the Accord. Its directional tread pattern is both aggressive and designed to deliver the best traction in any driving condition. It also holds an excellent treadlife warranty at 6-years/80,000 miles (70,000 miles for V-rated tires). The large shoulder blocks allow for better handling while the Evolving Traction Grooves only improve traction the more the tread wears down. This is a great option that should last several years on an Accord.

Best Handling Option: Continental Extreme Contact DWS

The Extreme Contact DWS is a directional high performance tire that provides supreme handling in any condition. It works great on the Accord thanks to a silica-based compound that draws water out of the tread path. The DWS stands for Dry, Wet, and Snow, and it means what it says. The stable shoulder blocks and notched intermediate rib provides superior traction on dry roads, while the high-angle criss-crossed grooves give a biting edge in wet and snowy conditions. The warranty is only average at 6-years/50,000-miles, but at least it’s better than many other warranties from competitors.

Best Performance Option: Pirelli PZero Nero

The only real drawback to the PZero Nero is the fact that it doesn’t come with a treadlife warranty. Other than that, it provides great dry traction, a stiff sidewall for supreme handling, and a very quiet ride on the Accord sedan. They tend to be a tad noisier on the coupe versions of the Accord, but still stay much quieter than many competitors. It features an asymmetric tread design, but is not intended to be used in anything other than dry conditions. It is not a performer in wet traction conditions.

Best Winter/Snow Option: Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

The Pilot Alpin PA3 utilizes a sunflower-enriched Helio compound that increases traction at low temperatures. “The Pilot Alpin PA3 winter / snow radials meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol.” (www.michelin.com) The Helio compound increases braking performance in wet traction, and is molded into an asymmetric design with inboard sipes. The downside to this particular tire is the 6-year/30,000-mile treadlife warranty since the mileage is on the low side, but being a tire that is made only for the winter months makes it a little softer blow to take.

Best Budget Option: Kumho Ecsta ASX

The Ecsta ASX is slightly pricier than most “budget” options, but its performance makes up for the bit of difference. It features a “high technology silica and carbon tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that features large outside tread blocks for quick response and sporty handling with high volume circumferential and high angle slant grooves to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction” according to Tirerack.  Being an all-season tire, the 30,000-mile treadlife warranty is on the low side, but it still holds a six-year prorated warranty, which is good for those people who don’t drive as many miles.

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