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Top 2022 Summer Tires

Good tires can make the difference between a fun and safe summer road trip and utter disappointment


  • Tire prices are on the rise. The sooner you place an order and buy, the less painful the transaction will be.

  • Relatedly, tire inventories might be low so it might be difficult to find the right size.

  • As always, a good set of summer tires means performance, safety, and efficiency.


The world’s a mess right now and has been for a few years. The good news is that we’ve made it past the halfway point of March and spring is just around the corner. If you haven’t started shopping for summer tires, here’s a list that will help you fast-track your decision.

There are two things to be somewhat concerned about this year and they are pricing and availability. Over the last three to four years, tire prices have risen by a considerable amount. The increases are not expected to slow anytime soon so now’s the time to book an appointment with your tire shop. Here’s a tip: Shop for your new winter tires now while you’re at it.

Michelin to Increase Winter Tire Pricing by 5%

The other issue could be low inventories. Even if your vehicle rides on popular-sized tires, this does not mean that there will be any left when you get around to making the purchase.

As usual, the following list is a quick enumeration of the better tire brands and models you can buy this year. We’ve collected the five best for compact and midsize cars, and crossovers as they make up the bulk of new vehicle sales in Canada.


Top 5 replacement all-season tires for cars

  • Bridgestone Potenza RE980 A/S – Good water evacuation and performance, quiet.
  • Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 5 – All-new model from Michelin. Not immediately available in all sizes. Excellent wet and dry grip, longevity, very good overall choice.
  • Nokian zLine – Responsive, good wet and dry grip, durable, and very quiet.
  • Pirelli P7 Cinturato All Season – Comfort biased, high mileage, quiet.
  • Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+– Very good wet and dry grip, quiet, and long-lasting.

Top 5 replacement performance tires for cars

  • BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp 2– Impressive grip, good wet handling.
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE050 – Impressive water evacuation and performance.
  • Continental ExtremeContact Sport – Very good wet and dry grip.
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S – Possibly the best overall high-performance tire.
  • Pirelli P Zero – Excellent wet and dry grip and responsive.

Top 5 replacement SUV tires

  • Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus – Quiet, comfortable, excellent choice.
  • Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive – Quiet, comfortable, good wet handling
  • Michelin Defender LTX – Very good wet and dry grip, long-lasting, and lower rolling resistance.
  • Nokian Outpost APT – Robust, very good wet grip, smooth, comfortable, long-lasting.
  • Pirelli Scorpion All SF2 – Smooth, comfortable, long-lasting.

A good set of all-season, performance, or light-duty tires won’t be cheap this year, or ever again, but they remain the most important components of your vehicle. And remember: you always get what you pay for.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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