Here are your top SUV tyres in Malaysia for 2020!

Sanjay · Sep 25, 2020 05:20 AM

Following last week’s buying guide on highly-recommended tyres for 13- to 17-inches, as promised this week’s follow up is on SUV tyres.

If you didn’t know, SUV tyres are a little different from passenger cars’ due to their larger size and heavier construction.

Disclaimer

In this guide, we’ll list out all available SUV tyres made by reputable manufacturers. Sure, there’s lots of cheap ones if you look but as Daniel says in this must-read article, better to stay away from them. 

2019 Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD Exterior 002

SUV tyres are for cars like the Proton X70 and Honda CR-V.

The prices are taken from several online tyre shops and are not paid recommendations.

Recommendation

SUV tyres are different in a few ways: chunkier tread patterns (to suit occasional off-roading), have a heavier load rating (because the cars carry more load), harder rubber compounds and taller sidewalls.

2019 Proton X70 CBU

Conventional tyres may not do this too well

Balanced Tyres

They're usually good all-rounders, capable of doing some light off-roading but it's better to stick on the roads with them.

Tyre Recommendations
Brand Size Est. price/pc
Contential UltraContact SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 350 - RM 680
Michelin Primacy SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 475 - RM 920
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 370 - RM 550
Yokohama Geolandar SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 330 - RM 840

Pros: Commonly available, good all-rounders
Cons: May not be the best at any specific scenario

All-terrain

All-terrain tyres are SUV-only tyres that have increased capabilities for off-roading. They provide more grip on loose surfaces (think mud or sand) than conventional tyres.

Tyre Recommendations
Brand Size Est. price/pc
Bridgestone Dueler AT D697 15" - 17" ~ RM 350 - RM 500
BF Goodrich ADV T/A SUV 15” - 18” ~ RM 300 - RM 565
Yokohama Geolandar SUV 17" - 19" ~ RM 330 - RM 840

Pros: Good off-road ability and grip
Cons: Noisier and stiffer ride, less comfortable

Conclusion

Find out what these numbers mean!

There we go - a list of reputable SUV tyres that are commonly available out there. Worth considering if you're going after the Proton X50, for example. 

Whatever the case, don't forget to do your regular maintenance such as inflating them correctly, balancing and alignment and checking all four corners before you drive.

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