Which tires will deliver the best performance for your SUV?
7 January, 2022
The Rise of the SUV
Sports utility vehicles – or SUVs – have risen to prominence over the past few decades and are among the best-selling car classifications around the world. Though definitions of what counts as a SUV vary, the term is generally used for passenger vehicles which fuse elements of standard road-going cars with features expected from off-road vehicles such as four-wheel drive (4WD) and higher than average ground clearance.
One reason that makes SUVs popular is their safety. The sheer size and weight of SUVs lend a sense of security to drivers because they are a lot bigger than most other passenger cars on the road. This perception is only strengthened by SUVs' ride height, which allows for a more commanding view of the road from the driver's seat. Another strength is the ability to take an SUV off-road when necessary thanks to its 4WD capability and enhanced traction. Add to this the sizeable trunk and passenger space on offer that SUVs are becoming increasingly more affordable and fuel-efficient, and it's no wonder that the market for SUVs is booming.
Types of SUV
Like all car classifications, there are many types of SUV. One type which has become increasingly popular in the last decade or so is the crossover SUV segment, also referred to as CUVs, or crossovers. Cars in this class tend to boast increased comfort and higher fuel efficiency at the expense of some of the off-roading capability offered by standard SUVs and pickups. Crossovers are perfect for families looking for large interior space and good overall safety, also do most of their driving on standard roads.
However, not all crossover has a 4-wheel-drive (4WD). Some of them only have 2-wheel-drive (2WD). In brief, if you are looking for a family car suitable for driving on a normal road, including minor ability in driving off-road, the crossover is perfect for that. But if you want full strength for off-road drive, SUV would be your best choice.
In terms of size, there’re two main SUV sizes in Thailand: Compact SUV and Mid-size SUV. Here are the examples:
1) Compact SUV: Haval H6, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and MG HS
2) Mid-size SUV: : Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu Mu-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Everest, and Nissan Terra
How to find your SUV tyre size
You will find the size of a tyre on its sidewall.
In most cases a tyre’s size will be displayed as follows:
Width | Profile | Rim Size | Load Rating | Speed Rating
with a typical size for a SUV tyre being
255 / 65 R16 (109) H
Generally, you will find an AT which stands for All Terrain before the tyre size.
Choosing the Best Tires
As with any vehicle type, optimum handling and safety are highly dependent on having the right set of tires to suit your car and driving style. Then Blackcircles would like to offer some of the tire choices to help you choose the best one for yours.
If you are looking for tires that provide a smooth and comfortable ride yet still focus on safety and protection, “Michelin Primacy SUV” can be your great choice for that. Because a short braking distance and excellent grip performance can perfectly protect you from unexpected accidents and still offer a comfortable experience while driving. But if you need tires that focus on durability, strength, and effectively handle impact, “Goodyear Assurance Maxguard SUV” is very suited for this requirement. Due to its outstanding part, two layers of structure, that helps absorb and protect the tire; as a result, drivers can be confident with the safe drive in every road condition.
Naturally, these are just a few examples of the great SUV tires available, and at the end of the day, the type of tires that will deliver the best performance will depend on what type of SUV you drive and the conditions in which you drive it, including road type and climate.
Here at BlackCircles.co.th, we stock a wide range of tires to suit all types of SUVs and budgets. Our tire experts will work closely with you to select the tires that best meet your requirements. Contact us today to find the best set of tires for your family’s SUV.
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Recommended SUV Tyres
Michelin Primacy SUV
- Improved braking distances
- Cornering & road holding perfomance
- Comfortable ride
Goodyear Assurance Maxguard SUV
- Short brake distance
- Good in wet and dry conditon
- Extra traction
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