Which Tyres Should I Get for a Suzuki Vitara?

Had my car serviced a couple days ago and they mentioned that the tread depth on the tyres is sitting at 3mm and by the next service (in 6 months) I'll need to get them changed.

The tyres I have on currently are Continental ContiEcoContact® 5 (the ones that came with the car), this is for a 2019 Suzuki Vitara Turbo 215/55 R17 94V.

Should I stick with getting a 2nd set of the OEM tyres or go with another tyre instead?

Poll Options

  • 1
    Hankook Kinergy GT H436
  • 11
    Michelin Primacy 4
  • 1
    Dunlop Sp Sport FM800
  • 3
    Pirelli Cinturato P6
  • 1
    Continental ContiEcoContact® 5
  • 6
    Other Tyre (leave comment below)

Comments

  • +6 votes

    Black circular type

    • +2 votes

      Innovative.

      • +6 votes

        I have a patent but none of the manufacturers are returning my enquiries.

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          I hope they do soon.

    • +3 votes

      I'm tyred of your jokes

      • +1 vote

        It's always the same thing, they just keep going around and around.

        • +1 vote

          I think you’re confusing them with the bus ones

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    Toyo Proxes?

    I've been using them on most of my cars for years. Never had an issues and they perform well (IMO).

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      How much do they cost?

      Only shop I can get them at seems to be 25km away from where I am.

      They also only seem to sell them as such:
      Proxes C100 Plus 215/55R17 94W

  • +2 votes

    First, give us some idea what usage type you have. Recommending tyres without having any idea what you use the car for won’t get you he best result.

    Highway vs urban kms
    Driving in the wet?
    Driving off sealed roads?
    Do you prefer grip or wear longevity?
    Do you drive like a p player or a grandma?
    Are there any shortcomings in your current tyres?

    • +2 votes

      And is the car 2wd or AWD?

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        2WD

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      I drive 70km each day for work - on sealed roads - sometimes M7/M2 motorway (sydney) but
      mostly on non toll main roads/back roads.
      I don't speed much as I have a dashcam
      Current tyres only done 40,000km

      I care more about wear longevity and grip in the
      wet for safer braking distances.

      • +1 vote

        I don't speed much as I have a dashcam

        Huh?

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          Probably a GPS dashcam that displays his speed.

          I guess if you could wipe the SD card if you're speeding and have an accident?

  • +3 votes

    1.5mm is the minimum legal tread depth.

    If you've got 3 mm of tread you should have at least another year's life left in them with normal driving, possibly more.

    Bridgestone tyres are my preferred brand and they often have a buy 3 get the 4th one free deals.

    • +1 vote

      Which bridgestone would you recommend? Ecopia?

      • +2 votes

        @ BLAIL. Ecopia would be your best bang for buck tyres for the 'average' driver IMO.

        My last 2 sets of tyres were Bridgestone and they have good grip, are long lasting, and quiet.

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          Did they last more than 50,000 kms for each set?

          • +1 vote

            @BLAIL: Easily, well over 65,000km, and still roadworthy (just) before I replaced them.

            • +1 vote

              @Hithere: Last that long if the alignment is good. If it’s out, you’ll scrub out one edge faster and ‘waste’ half your tyre.

              Rear tyres on our main car wore really quickly due to poor alignment.

    • +3 votes

      another +1 for Bridgestone.

      I use the Ecopia for my SUV.

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      This car needs to be serviced every 10,000 kms or 6 months, whichever comes first, you reckon it'll last 20,000kms?

      • +1 vote

        Are you talking about new tyres or your existing tyres?

        New tyres should have 7-9mm tread depth.

        They should be replaced when reaching 1.5mm.

        How long your existing tyres will last will depend on your driving habits.

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          Would my existing tyres last another 20,000 kms? I average around this much per year.

          • +1 vote

            @BLAIL: Assuming you have worn 5mm in 40,000km, your existing tyres won't last another 20,000km,

            It should last 10,000km, so just change it next time Bridgestone have a buy 3 get 1 free deal… happens every 6 months or so.

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            @BLAIL: Learn how to check your tread depth using the built in tyre depth markers in the tyres. Replace when tread is close.

            The night last 20000km. They might last 5000km. Depends on the wear pattern.

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              @Euphemistic: It looks to be 3-4mm in some places and just on 3mm at others.

  • +3 votes

    You really don't need expensive Continentals on a 2WD Vitara. Literally anything will do but don't cheap out on the random Chinese brands.

    https://www.tyresales.com.au/search?search=size&width=215&as...

    Michelin have $100 off 4 tyres, that works.

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      Do you reckon this deal will come up again in 6 months time?

      • +1 vote

        I believe it rotates every few months with different brands ($100 off 4, buy 3 get 1 free etc)…

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          If Bridgestone or any other known brand had the deal but Michelin didn't, would you still get Michelin?

          • +1 vote

            @BLAIL: Both are fine. You won't notice any real world difference, esp on a Vitara, so not worth agonising over.

  • +2 votes

    Bridgestone Turanza Serenity.

    Great grip and very subdued road noise.

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      Even better than Ecopia 300? Are they relatively the same price?

      • +1 vote

        they generally have a 20% premium on Ecopia, Serenity is considered the higher models

  • +1 vote

    My Suzuki 2016 Turbo has done 48K now and sitting at 3mm. Probably will get another year, but its already 5 years. So its time to replace it in another 6 months.

    I will go with Bridgestone.

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      The Ecopia? I'm thinking this too now.

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        yes. I used it previously for another car ad it was good.

  • +1 vote

    My vote is for Bridgestone Ecopia EP300’s. Currently on special - buy 3 get the 4th free. You do a lot of highway driving and this tyre is made for efficiency. Other stores may be cheaper but I had a look and they are $176 each at Bob Jane. So total price of $178 x 3 = $534.

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    EcoContract's suck. Horrible wet performance. Like ice skating. Move to a PremiumContact if you like Continental.

    Get a set of P Zeros or Pilot Sport 2's with suitable rims if you want to waste a ton of money but get a stupid amount of grip. Even better if your Vitara Turbo is AWD.

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      They were OEM so i didn't think about that. I won't need performance tyres.

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        Bob Jane all rounders

        • +2 votes

          If they weren't all round, Bob would have a problem

  • +2 votes

    The Bridgestone ecopia's lasted longer and were less noisy than the Yokohama decibels on my previous Suzuki Swift. I will definitely be considering primacy 4's for my Octavia only because I do a lot of KMs.

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    dont get Pirelli Cinturato. My mrs car had them when we bought it and they are loud, crashy over big bumps and crap in the wet

    swapped to a bridgestone ecopia? and overall much better

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    Up toy… each tyre is different… some hare hard rides… some a performance

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      Call an ambulance OzHunter is having a stroke.

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    Rubber ones