Tires are manufactured according to specific standards in order to facilitate driving in any type of weather on almost any type of surface. Not many tires, unfortunately, are supposed to provide a quiet driving experience because there isn’t an industry standard for such a thing to begin with.
Many people, however, prefer to do their driving as quietly as possible and understandably so. If you’re one of those people, you’re probably wondering just how much of a difference quiet tires can make and how would you go about getting some?
To answer your question, we’ve put together a list of the ten quietest tires in the world right now, tires that are guaranteed to bring a bit of serenity to your driving experience without taking anything away from their adherence and durability.
10Goodyear Fortera HL Radial Tire
Decent as far as Goodyear tires go, the Fortera HL isn’t exactly designed to be quiet, but it is nevertheless. This being said, you shouldn’t expect it to retain its quiet nature when driving at considerable speed, but you should expect a smooth ride otherwise. It is also a very durable tire, coming with a 60,000 miles warranty and a speed rating of T-118 MPH. Also, it has a serrated black stripe and a load index of 107.
9General AltiMAX RT All-Season Tire
Thanks to its acoustic modulations sound technology (AMST), the AltiMAX RT is quiet than your average tire by quite a bit. Combined with its reactive contour technology, this makes the AltiMAX not only quiet but responsive at the same time. As for its general capabilities, the AktiMAX is an all-season tire that features visual alignment indicators, a replacement tire monitor, and the capacity to provide above-average traction in multiple driving conditions.
8Goodyear Wrangler ArmorTrac Radial Tire
Goodyear is known for making high-quality tires and it was only natural for some of them to be quiet as well. This being said, do not expect the Wrangler ArmorTrac to be as quiet as tires that were specifically designed this way. You can, however, rely on the Wrangler ArmorTrac to be a lot quieter than most tires for pickup trucks / light trucks being sold nowadays. Also, this particular type of tire is well-known for its on/off road traction.
7Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684 II All-Season Radial Tire
This all-season tire for SUV’s, light trucks, and crossovers is designed to provide outstanding wet weather traction while being extremely quiet at the same time. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t quiet most of the time, because it is. It just means that due to its rounded casting profile and specially designed notches, these tires will allow you to experience a pretty smooth and quiet ride in bad weather.
6Dunlop Grandtrek AT20 All-Season Tire
Made with dimensionally stable polyester that ensures its uniformity, this particular type of tire is a lot smoother that other tires in its class. It features a VersaLoad technology that maintains the tire’s stability and wear in a variety of conditions while its variable pitch tread blocks ensure that you will experience a very quiet ride. Furthermore, its powerful adherence allows it to be used as a reliable traction tire.
5Goodyear Eagle LS Radial Tire
Goodyear’s Eagle LS Radial Tire features four circumferential grooves for increased wet traction, special tread block sequence for enhanced handling, and premium sidewall styling for a more contemporary appearance. Its special tread block sequence also reduces tread noise while making the overall driving experience much smoother. Its reliable traction under almost any conditions allows it to be used in any weather while its adherence is way above normal.
4Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus All-Season Tire
Using a non-directional tread design, the Discovered tire from Cooper provides a much quieter driving experience overall but especially when driving in a straight line. Intended for SUV’s, this tire can be used by light trucks or crossovers just as well. It has a rubber rim protector and a rounded mold profile that balances traction and tread life. Furthermore, its overall rigid, yet adherent nature makes it an all-season tire.
3Hankook Optimo H724 All-Season Tire
This all-season tire from Hankook uses a center rib block that improves handling and stability while changing direction. Its pitch design technology drastically reduces tire noise, even when driving at a fast speed. Its jointless full cover improves its overall durability and brake performance while its high-hardness bead filler ensures its resistance in any weather. Also, the Optimo H724 uses a single-s?strand bead wire that makes it more responsive overall.
2Continental ExtremeContact DWS All-Season Tire
Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS all-season tire uses easy-to-read tread wear level indicators for greater comfort, improved water evacuation for improved wet handling, and a design that ensures enhanced overall performance in dry conditions. Speaking of design, this particular tire is designed to provide increased traction in light snow conditions and a much smoother, more quiet performance when driving in a wet environment.
1Continental ContiProContact SSR Run-Flat All-Season Tire
This all-season passenger tire from Continental uses a central rib that reduces thread pattern noise levels quite a lot, ensuring a much smoother ride overall. It has a run-flat ability for greater mobility in case of a puncture, optimized sipes with defined radius for improved stability, and a circumferential groove for better water evacuation and breaking on wet surfaces. Overall, the ContiProContact SSR from Continental is not only one of the quietest tires on the market but one of the most stable, reliable, and durable tires money can buy.