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Mine came with Goodyear Eagle Sport all season tires...235 40r18

They are loud and rough. I knew I was trading a little comfort for looks. I'm ok with the trade off...but I know some would not be.
My local Costco started carrying a new Bridgestone tire called QuietTrack. Found a wired article talking about how they're made for electric vehicles and designed to reduce tire noise. https://www.wired.com/story/bridgestone-turanza-quiettrack-tire/


I think I'm willing to sacrifice some MPGs for reduced tire noise when it comes time to replace my OEM tires.
 

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My local Costco started carrying a new Bridgestone tire called QuietTrack. Found a wired article talking about how they're made for electric vehicles and designed to reduce tire noise. https://www.wired.com/story/bridgestone-turanza-quiettrack-tire/


I think I'm willing to sacrifice some MPGs for reduced tire noise when it comes time to replace my OEM tires.
Are you sure you would sacrifice some mpg with them on an Insight? Wonder how much if so? I agree I'd give a little mpg up for a decent+ decrease in noise.
 

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My local Costco started carrying a new Bridgestone tire called QuietTrack. Found a wired article talking about how they're made for electric vehicles and designed to reduce tire noise. https://www.wired.com/story/bridgestone-turanza-quiettrack-tire/

I think I'm willing to sacrifice some MPGs for reduced tire noise when it comes time to replace my OEM tires.
I've been happy with the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires so far. I've read in other forums that the tire gets "noisy" above 10-15k miles, but I haven't experienced this yet. When it comes time to replace, I'm leaning toward the same Michelin Energy Saver tire.

https://www.tflcar.com/2019/03/long-term-update-how-have-these-michelin-energy-saver-tires-held-up-after-14000-miles/
 

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I buy my tires from Costco(mainly for the included 5 year road hazard warranty) and they don't stock the Energy Saver tire. I had a mild winter earlier this year but I don't think the Energy Saver tire will cut it for New England winter if tirerack customer reviews are accurate.

I had used Michelin Defender tires on my previous vehicles but the ones that fit the Insight EX which Costco sells weigh 25 pounds per tire according to tirerack...
I also get my tires from Costco... 'cause well, Costco is great! I tend to prefer Michelin over Bridgestone.

Costco does sell the Michelin Energy Saver. It's currently available for the Touring (215/50R17) but not for the LX/EX (P215/55R16). When the time comes for replacement, I’m hoping the LX/EX size has been added to Costco's standard list, or I'll ask Costco if it can be ordered in the LX/EX size. The Insight's LX/EX tire size is the same for the Insight and lower-trim GenX Civics (e.g. 2018 Civic EX).

If 'special order' of the Energy Saver (20 lb ea) isn't possible thru Costco, I'd probably flip to Bridgestone Ecopia (22 lb / LRR) next, then the Michelin Premier (21 lb ea, not LRR). Hopefully when it's time for new tires, there will be more data out on the Bridgestone QuietTrack to see how they compare to the Energy Saver and Ecopia, which are consistently well rated among tires with low rolling resistance. I'd rather pick something known and proven, than be a early adopter on tires.
 

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I also get my tires from Costco... 'cause well, Costco is great! I tend to prefer Michelin over Bridgestone.

Costco does sell the Michelin Energy Saver. It's currently available for the Touring (215/50R17) but not for the LX/EX (P215/55R16). When the time comes for replacement, I’m hoping the LX/EX size has been added to Costco's standard list, or I'll ask Costco if it can be ordered in the LX/EX size. The Insight's LX/EX tire size is the same for the Insight and lower-trim GenX Civics (e.g. 2018 Civic EX).

If 'special order' of the Energy Saver (20 lb ea) isn't possible thru Costco, I'd probably flip to Bridgestone Ecopia (22 lb / LRR) next, then the Michelin Premier (21 lb ea, not LRR). Hopefully when it's time for new tires, there will be more data out on the Bridgestone QuietTrack to see how they compare to the Energy Saver and Ecopia, which are consistently well rated among tires with low rolling resistance. I'd rather pick something known and proven, than be a early adopter on tires.
I have the same preference of Michelin over Bridgestone. I would pick the Michelin Premier A/S if I need a replacement from Costco now. Highly consumer rated on tirerack (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A/S&partnum=155HR6PREAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes) with the exception of poor tread life. The other good tire I have noticed is the Continental Truecontact Tour (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact+Tour&partnum=155HR6TCTXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes).
 

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I have the same preference of Michelin over Bridgestone. I would pick the Michelin Premier A/S if I need a replacement from Costco now. Highly consumer rated on tirerack (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A/S&partnum=155HR6PREAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes) with the exception of poor tread life. The other good tire I have noticed is the Continental Truecontact Tour (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=TrueContact+Tour&partnum=155HR6TCTXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes).
I bought Continental TruContact Touring with Eco+ tires for my 2006 Odyssey minivan. They're quiet and have a nice grip. I am curious to see how much of a change in MPG they provide over the Yokohama AVID Ascend tires I ran previously.
 

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I bought Continental TruContact Touring with Eco+ tires for my 2006 Odyssey minivan. They're quiet and have a nice grip. I am curious to see how much of a change in MPG they provide over the Yokohama AVID Ascend tires I ran previously.
The Conti TrueContact Touring Eco+ is $100 cheaper compared to the Michelin Premier A/S when 4 tires are purchased before any promotions. If tirerack consumer ratings are accurate it should be the better tire. In which case I'm open to paying for additional road hazard warranty at a different tire store since Costco doesn't carry Continental tires. Keep us updated how well the Conti TrueContact Touring Eco+ hold up on your Odyssey. :smile:
 

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Which do you recommend for the Touring (17" size All-Season) for someone who drives 3k/month (snow, sleet, highway miles)
 

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Why are they "eco"...the snow tire compounds are sooo soft , the wear is faster then all seasons
Well yes, they are a softer winter compound, they offer reduced rolling resistance vs other winter options. These tires also use a special compound that is designed to harden up with temperature increase, many of the reviewers mentioned running these for 3+ seasons, some 6 or more.

I missed the part where you were looking for all seasons instead of winter tires. Where I live, getting by on all seasons can definitely be a challenge, so most of us run all seasons 3/4 year and winter tires for the other 1/4.

All seasons, personally I'd run these Continental PureContact LS.
 

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Which do you recommend for the Touring (17" size All-Season) for someone who drives 3k/month (snow, sleet, highway miles)
The Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady is a "Severe Snow Certified" all season tire which is highly rated on tirerack. So is the Michelin CrossClimate+ but it's not available in a size that fits the Insight.


https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/assurance-weatherready
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Assurance+WeatherReady&partnum=15VR7AWRXL&fromSurvey=true
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=CrossClimate%2B
 

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Which do you recommend for the Touring (17" size All-Season) for someone who drives 3k/month (snow, sleet, highway miles)
The Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady is a "Severe Snow Certified" all season tire which is highly rated on tirerack. So is the Michelin CrossClimate+ but it's not available in a size that fits the Insight.


https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/assurance-weatherready
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Assurance+WeatherReady&partnum=15VR7AWRXL&fromSurvey=true
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=CrossClimate+


Is there 16" available? I can go from 17" to 16" wheel size on my Touring trim.
 

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Is there 16" available? I can go from 17" to 16" wheel size on my Touring trim.
The Goodyear does offer a size that fits the Touring. The Michelin CrossClimate+ doesn't offer a tire size that fits our LX, EX, Touring Insights yet.
 

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Vredstein, one of those European companies with a super rich heritage, glad to see someone shaking up the market. Seeing this brand name was a blast from my past, I did a presentation on tire design in high school, and hadn't thought of the brand much since then.
 

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