Honda Civic Tires: Sizes, All-Season and Winter Tires
The lifespan of your Honda Civic tires will vary depending on how you drive and whether you are driving on all-season, summer, or winter tires, according to Kicking Tires. Driving with your Civic out of alignment will shorten the tires’ lifespan as well as driving on under-inflated tires. Kicking Tires estimates the life of a tire to be anywhere between 20,000 and 50,000 miles, however there is no set interval for when your tires will need to be replaced. Check out this list of tires that Honda equips their vehicles with for when the time for tire replacement comes.
Sizes for Honda Civic Tires
Tire sizes vary between Civic models and trim levels. Honda advises sticking to the Civic’s original tire size. “Honda vehicles meet all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards when they are originally distributed, and modification could affect the safety and/or operation of the vehicle, as well as remove it from compliance with specifications and standards mandated by the Federal Government,” according to Honda.
2015 Honda Civic Sedan
- LX 195/65 R15 89H
- SE 195/65 R15 89S
- EX 205/55 R16 89H
- EX-L 215/45 R17 87V
2015 Honda Civic Coupe
- LX 205/55 R16 89H
- EX 205/55 R16 89H
- EX-L 215/45 R17 87V
Honda Civic Tires
The original equipment tires that Honda uses can come from any of eight dealers. These dealers include: Firestone, Bridgestone, Continental, General Tire, Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin, or Yokohama.
- The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tires provide a quiet and comfortable ride. This tire has the eco-efficiency label meaning it has improved rolling resistance, is lighter, and is made with recycled materials. Bridgestone’s Ecopia EP422 also has the eco-efficiency label. On top of that, the tire has even better fuel efficiency through a fuel-saver sidewall compound that provides lower rolling resistance.
- Firestone has the Firehawk Wide Oval AS. These tires offer a quieter ride, better fuel efficiency, and optimum performance in wet conditions.
- The Continental PureContact tires are also designed for wet breaking and enhanced fuel efficiency. The tire has a strong outer shoulder that improves performance in dry conditions.
- The General Tire Altimax HP tire has reduced road noise and the twin-cushion tread offers a more comfortable ride. There is also increased grip due to contour technology.
- The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tire improves fuel efficiency by having a low-rolling resistance and provides optimum traction in wet and dry conditions.
- The Dunlop Signature II tires direct water away from the tire. “Multi-directional siping” enhances traction in wet and snow conditions.
- Michelin Defender tires have a reduced stopping distance due to an increased number of sipes. Acceleration, braking, and cornering are also improved due to the tire’s enhanced contact with the road.
- The Yokohama AVID ENVigor provides better fuel efficiency due to the tire’s unique profile. Angled groove walls help push water away. Road noise is lessened due to variations in tread and there is greater control in wet and dry conditions.
Even though all-season tires can handle wet conditions, winter tires perform better than all-season tires in temperatures below 45 degrees.
- The Continental ExtremeWinterContact tires provide reduced braking distances on ice and snow. Inclined grooves direct water away thus helping to prevent hydroplaning.
- The Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter tire has several biting edges and a “directional tread pattern” that grip snowy and icy roads. The tire has a shorter stopping distance on the snow and ice than all-season tires do.
- Dunlop Winter Maxx tires have wide grooves that improve traction in the snow. The asymmetric tread design improves handling in wet conditions, but also in dry conditions.
- The Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tire provides a shorter stopping distance on snow as compared to all-season tires. Cornering, braking, as well as acceleration are improved due to the design of the tread and sipes.
- Yokohama W.drive tires provide optimum traction in wet and snowy conditions, as well as in dry conditions. The tire has a middle-of-the-road rating for comfort and road noise.
- Firestone’s Winterforce tire has a directional tread pattern that optimizes performance in dry and wet conditions. A 3-D tread pattern and high-sipe density improve traction in wet conditions and on ice.
- General Tire’s Altimax Arctic tire has an integrated, multi-angle 3-D sipe system that maximizes traction. An all-weather dual tread compound helps keep the tire flexible in cold temperatures.
Bridgestone has winter tire options, however they didn’t meet the size specs for the Honda Civic.
Call Fisher Auto in Boulder, Colo., at 303-245-6414 with your questions about Honda Civic tires. There is a good selection of Honda Civic tires and we can help you narrow down your search to fit your specific driving needs. We install tires as well as swap summer/winter tires. The summer/winter tire swap is $60. If the tires were purchased at Fisher Auto the tire swap and rotation services are free!