What tires are recommended for 2014 Subaru Outback Limited.

Asked by Jan 05, 2017 at 08:30 AM about the 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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21,105

It's all in your owners manual.

50,755

Stick with a name brand in the proper size for your vehicle. Size is shown on the tires, on the driver's door post and in the owner's manual. You will likely want an all season tire. I like Michelin, but they are expensive.

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21,105

Michelin tires are great, but, so are Continental Tires that came with your car.. Read reports of various tires on Consumer Reports and ship around. Tires are one of the "blind" items on the market. You need to read up before you purchase.

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21,105

That is "shop around" .... damm spell check.

74,205

If you live in an area where there is snow and ice all winter you may want to get a set of dedicated snow tires like the Nokians.

5,290

225/60R17 are now made by myriad manufacturers. GENERALLY, speed rating is useful to predict handling prowess, sometimes inversely correlated with lifespan. Only 2013-2014 OBs have secure enough body control to reward assertive handling; thus they benefit from fine H, and even V-rated sidewalls. So I'd stick with the best UHP All-Seasons for yours too. You WILL notice that if you downgrade to the standard T- rated touring...or heaven forbid...cheap S-rated crap, you'll end up with a less-responsive, heavier-feeling "locomotive" that may track well on the highway and get long life but feel wooden and have more understeer in the twisties. In other words, the superior, stiffer, body control of only the reworked 2013-2014 body rewards better tires. Note that all hell broke out again when Subie went to 225/65R17 truck tires in 2015+ unless one ponies up to reasonable 225/60R18 in the pricey Limiteds. Lately you can't win with them....

5,290

Recommending a "brand" rather than a specific tire model and speed rating is worse than useless info. We all know that with Michelin, for example, even their low-level offerings are overpriced and underwhelming in performance, with fully 30+% of price going to marketing. Yet their very high end summer (Super Sports) and winter (X-Ice) stuff is superb. There are some high value offerings in 225/60R17 that are quite secure and fun handling ion three season, but fall down in winter. examples of these "nice weather" all-seasons are the Yoko Avid and Envigors, as well the Sumi HTR et al. Conti has so many models that one has to be careful with their choices. A really easy call for very good all-around (inc snow) use that's affordable and ubiquitous is the General Altimax 43...but be sure to get H and not T-rated. Can't go wrong there. I've always thought BFG's were nice, too, albeit on the louder side at speed. Try the General 43 in H...I think you'll like 'em.

5,290

Note that these 2013-2014, as well 2006-2009 OBs are happiest at 33-35F and 31-33R psi for best handling and lowest tread wear. If you hear too many boppity-bops over detritus than replace (or pin!) your sway-bar bushings.

74,205

I can say that the Goodyear triple tread are one of the worst tires I have ever owned. Short life and mediocre traction in all conditions but dry and very expensive.

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