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I'm planning to buy new tires for my 2017 AWD MDX and I don't know with ones are better, Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady or BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT tires

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IMO, I like the Mich Defenders the best for all my on road cars. I did get GY MaxLifes for my daughters Camry and like them as well. Not to say anything bad about defenders but I’d go for whichever was cheaper Mich Defenders or GY Max Life. Defenders are the best all season tire from Mich and Max Life is the best all season tire from GY. I haven’t used BFG tires on a car in decades. I have used BFG TKOs on trucks. I still have OEM continentals in my MDX now and am leaning towards the defenders they are the best in rain and have a very quiet ride very smooth. The Max Life is just as quiet and a little better ride but not as good in heavy rain. I don’t know about snow, I’ve only driven them in light snow. Neither are soft enough compound to be considered performance, but they last longer.
 

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My experience with Goodyear Assurance has lead me to never consider buying Goodyear tires. They sidewall dry rotted in 3 years. Plenty of thread but the dry rot was so bad I had to replace them.

Stupid me took the prorated warranty and got another set of the same tires (cheaper) dry rot again.

On my MDX I am running General Grabber All Season’s. 3rd year. I’m happy with them and they are not nearly as expensive as the Michelin’s although if you have a Costco membership they have a deal right now for Michelin’s
 

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LT tires by their stiffer side walls will make for a much harsher ride. Check places like tirerwck.com or Discount tire and read up on the reviews of thw tires in your size.
 

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Between these two, I would go with the Goodyear. I just installed them on my '12 MDX and really like them. Considerably smoother, quieter, and better riding than the OEM Michelin Latitudes. Handling however is not quite as crisp, but since the '12 is now a spare vehicle I'm not as concerned. I would not use either of those on my '18 Advance as I don't want to lose anything in the steering feel/handling for that vehicle.
 

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The Tirerack ratings are amazing for this tires compare to the Michelin ones
You have to keep the ratings somewhat relative to the use of the tire. Those driving a minivan or economy crossover may find they handle amazing, but something with a more dynamic suspension will feel a bit less connected. Be sure to read the Tire Rack test reviews that address this, particularly the mediocre handling performance of the BF Goodrich. Again, if you don't mind a decrease in handling/steering feel, the Goodyear would probably be a fine choice. The stock Michelin Latitudes that came on my '12 were rather crappy at things like comfort/noise/tire wear but had very good handling/steering feel. The Michelin Premier LTX you linked is not a stock tire for the MDX, but they have similar results...good in most respects, but treadwear in particular is especially bad it seems.
 

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The Goodyear WeatherReady tires seem to perform pretty well. However, when I shop for tires I also look at how the tire's overall performance compares to its prices. So to me, I generally don't find the Goodyear models, that I look at for my cars, to be a good value.

BF Goodrich is a sub/sister brand of Michelin. They don't really try to focus on being a premium tire brand for the general passenger car market. Instead, I think they're catered a bit more towards a 'sportier' crowd.

As far as Tire Rack survey results, I don't really put any faith in them until a tire model has been out for some time and it's accumulated at least 1 million miles "driven on". The early survey results always come back with very high ratings. I know sometimes it's hard to determine how well a new model performs based on the early reviews; but like mentioned, you may be able to see how they do in Tire Rack's tests, or in tests by some other outfit (like Consumer Reports).

The tires I ended up choosing to replace the OE Continentals on my MDX were the Michelin Defender LTX. I got mine two years ago at Costco when they were on sale. I think I've got over 50K miles on them, and they're still doing fine.
 

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As far as all seasons go for the MDX, the Michelins are the only ones you should be looking at.
Disagree. The OEM Continentals are an very good tire in my experience. They came on my 2014 MDX and my 2017 hybrid. I don’t get great miles from them - 42K on this set. But they are specifically designed as a performance tire for SUVs. I find them quiet, smooth and good handling. If you want longevity, look elsewhere.

Just today I bought a set at Discount Tire. The 20” rim version for my hybrid is on sale for $163/tire. That nearly $50/tire off the regular selling price. I was planning to buy Michelin Premier A/S, but the price difference is at this sale price ishuge, and I have always had good luck with Conti’s. Discount Tire tells me that this is a Continental factory sale and will not last much longer, over for sure before black Friday.
 

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Disagree. The OEM Continentals are an very good tire in my experience. They came on my 2014 MDX and my 2017 hybrid. I don’t get great miles from them - 42K on this set. But they are specifically designed as a performance tire for SUVs. I find them quiet, smooth and good handling. If you want longevity, look elsewhere.

Just today I bought a set at Discount Tire. The 20” rim version for my hybrid is on sale for $163/tire. That nearly $50/tire off the regular selling price. I was planning to buy Michelin Premier A/S, but the price difference is at this sale price ishuge, and I have always had good luck with Conti’s. Discount Tire tells me that this is a Continental factory sale and will not last much longer, over for sure before black Friday.
I've driven both. The michelins are a step above the contis.
 

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I’m sorry, I misstated the name of the Michelin tire that I was interested in. It is the Primacy Tour A/S, not what I said.

When you say you’ve driven both, I’ll bet that you mean the Michelin Premier LTX. So have I. I replaced the OEM Conti’s on my 2014 MDX with the LTX. I generally prefer the Conti’s. They are slightly quieter and more comfortable riding, and at least as good performing. The Michelin has full depth siping, which is an advantage. It is also a much longer lasting tire. Low miles is the #1 reason why many people hate the Conti.

Miles is not my priority. 40K+ is OK with me. My priorities are the things that I feel the Continentals do better, as I stated above - we do a lot of over the road travel. This is the reason that I was considering the Primacy this time, and not a rerun of the LTX. At $163 for a 20” performance tire, the Continentals were a no-brainer for me. They go on today.
 

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I replaced the OEM Conti CrossContact LX Sport with the new Conti CrossContact LX25 about 3 months/5K miles ago on my Sport Hybrid. So far, I really like the ride on the LX25. As quiet as the LX Sport on my Hybrid, the LX25 is even more quiet if you can believe that. It supposed to have improved handling on snowy weather, which I have not tested yet. But anything is better then the LX Sport that I experienced last winter.

The LX25 was just released this summer, and it comes with a 70K miles limited warranty. It's definitely worth looking into as it was priced less than the LX Sport, and Conti is offering a $70 Visa Prepaid card for purchase of a set of LX25 right now.
 

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I replaced the OEM Conti CrossContact LX Sport with the new Conti CrossContact LX25 about 3 months/5K miles ago on my Sport Hybrid. So far, I really like the ride on the LX25. As quiet as the LX Sport on my Hybrid, the LX25 is even more quiet if you can believe that. It supposed to have improved handling on snowy weather, which I have not tested yet. But anything is better then the LX Sport that I experienced last winter.

The LX25 was just released this summer, and it comes with a 70K miles limited warranty. It's definitely worth looking into as it was priced less than the LX Sport, and Conti is offering a $70 Visa Prepaid card for purchase of a set of LX25 right now.
Hey if you don't mind give us an opinion of LX25s after a few weeks to get your opinion on them. I am going to get new tires after new year and would like to know, as of now I am 90% going to get the Mich Defenders, bcs of experiences with them for ride and noise (not treadwear... :( .
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I don’t have any issues with OEM Conti . They have 40miles so far and they are quit .
When it’s time to replace I will look at Conti or Michelin.
 

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Hey if you don't mind give us an opinion of LX25s after a few weeks to get your opinion on them. I am going to get new tires after new year and would like to know, as of now I am 90% going to get the Mich Defenders, bcs of experiences with them for ride and noise (not treadwear... :( .
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I've already shared my opinion on the LX25 above. This is after 3 months and 5K miles on them. The ride and noise are superior to the LX Sport it replaced.
 
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