I'm looking for new tyres for a 2013 Nissan X-Trail 4WD. Car does a mix of commuting and highway, with a little bit of dirt/gravel/sand. Less than 10,000km total per year.
Two of the original Dunlop Grandtrek ST20 225/60R17 99H are scrubbed on the inner face and possibly unroadworthy, but otherwise they still have plenty of life. But they are getting a bit old at 7.5 years. They did the job, but weren't particularly grippy.
Bob Jane recommended Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33 225/60R17 99H ($795)
Tyrepower recommended Toyo Proxes C100+ 225/60R17 99V ($739)
Jax have Continental UltraContact UC6 225/60R17 99V ($712)
(price for 4 tyres, fitting and F&R wheel alignment)
I was thinking the Continentals, but wondered about using these,
Jax have Michelin Latitude Tour HP 225/65R17 102H ($731)
(They don't sell them in 225/60R17)
The Michelin are a slightly higher profile (65 vs 60), so slightly taller. They also have a higher load rating (102 vs 99), which I assume means they have a tougher sidewall. I figure the car would sit a little higher (~12mm), and the speedo would indicate slightly lower. I estimate speedo will read 98kmh rather than 95kmh at actual speed of 100kmh.
Can anyone offer some expert advice re these various tyres, changing profiles, and/or recommend a better alternative?