Recent Topics
Wix WL10290XP CUT OPEN GM 22psi
by LotI - 11/12/19 07:04 PM
Do high beams make you angry?
by 1978elcamino - 11/12/19 06:46 PM
VALVOLINE V0-148 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude - 11/12/19 06:38 PM
VW Jetta oil filter CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude - 11/12/19 06:31 PM
Turtle Wax Seal & Shine On Top of Ice or Vice-Versa ?
by Dwight_Frye - 11/12/19 06:10 PM
Timing Cover Leak in Toyota/Lexus
by Gebo - 11/12/19 05:10 PM
Anyone running only Malwarebytes for security
by Donald - 11/12/19 05:07 PM
104+ Fuel Injector Pro ?
by ChrisD46 - 11/12/19 04:55 PM
Mobil 1 FS 0w40 vs Castrol 0w40
by Ndx - 11/12/19 04:14 PM
How often to drive a second car.
by SouthDakotaDad - 11/12/19 03:48 PM
Manufacturers, Bypasses & Large Sumps
by ad244 - 11/12/19 03:23 PM
Samsung DeX for PC
by dogememe - 11/12/19 03:19 PM
2008 Acura TL Timing Belt/Component Kit
by BAJA_05 - 11/12/19 02:06 PM
Installing decals and emblems in cold weather
by atikovi - 11/12/19 01:39 PM
Skyactiv 20,000 mile OCI with Oil Analysis
by thegameq - 11/12/19 01:23 PM
Stihl KM110R Carburetor Adjustment
by henni - 11/12/19 01:10 PM
Mix and match wheel cylinder brands?
by RocketUSA - 11/12/19 12:45 PM
Newest Members
Hombre909, DeLong, Scuder, Jasonrmcc, Capacc
69840 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
119 registered members (1978elcamino, 2010Civic, 928, 69Torino, 2002 Maxima SE, 15 invisible), 2,119 guests, and 24 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics297,332
Posts5,113,208
Members69,840
Most Online3,589
Nov 2nd, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Touring or Highway #4287759 12/29/16 08:49 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,578
E
Eddie Online Sleepy OP
OP Online Sleepy
E
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,578
I am ready to purchase new tires for my vehicle and the two models are very similar as to speed rating,wear rating and waranty. One is labeled touring for car and minivan and the other is labeled Highway for car and minivan. What might be the difference, between a tire labeled TOURING and HIGHWAY? eD


2014 CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4287764 12/29/16 09:01 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,943
L
LoneRanger Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,943
One would think Touring would have some features giving a slight edge to handling since touring tends to entail driving smaller two lane curvy scenic roads and highway would seem to indicate long haul cruising on the interstate super slabs.



'19 Ford F150 2.7 twin turbo GDI V6 .....(Motorcraft 5W30 SN+)
'19 GMC Terrain 1.5 turbo GDI I4...........(GM 0W20 dexos2)
'16 Moto Guzzi 1151cc air cooled v-twin (Eni 10W60)
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4287767 12/29/16 09:02 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 34,907
E
eljefino Offline
Offline
E
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 34,907
Touring is a generic term for generic tires.

Highway may also be designed to be quieter. Look for a rib or ribs that don't have many cross cuts.

Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4287814 12/29/16 09:52 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 14,141
R
Rand Offline
Offline
R
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 14,141
Generic marketing.
this thread is worthless without tire brands and models.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
2020 Hyundai Elantra "Value Edition"
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4287816 12/29/16 09:55 AM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 189
M
MarcS Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 189
Pretty similar performance, "highway" is just a designation for light truck tires designed more for comfort and quiet on-road use. "touring" is a similar designation for passenger cars. Your tire size probably straddles both categories. The highway tire probably just has a higher load rating being a LT tire.

Last edited by MarcS; 12/29/16 10:00 AM.
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Rand] #4287825 12/29/16 10:08 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,515
V
Vuflanovsky Offline
Offline
V
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,515
Originally Posted By: Rand
Generic marketing.
this thread is worthless without tire brands and models.


Yeah, I don't know how anyone can comment without the specific tires involved. Pretty much speculation otherwise as that terminology can be anything from ad copy to being included in the model name of the tire.

Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4287840 12/29/16 10:35 AM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 14,505
H
Hokiefyd Offline
Offline
H
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 14,505
Originally Posted By: Eddie
I am ready to purchase new tires for my vehicle and the two models are very similar as to speed rating,wear rating and waranty. One is labeled touring for car and minivan and the other is labeled Highway for car and minivan. What might be the difference, between a tire labeled TOURING and HIGHWAY? eD


I suspect you're looking to get comments about tires unbiased by brand and model (which is admirable), but the commentary you have been receiving so far is spot-on. Trying to draw a distinction between the marketing terms "touring" and "highway" is like trying to describe the difference between "synthetic" and "full synthetic" motor oils.

Look for physical characteristics that differ between the two tires that can give you a clue about their design intents. Are the speed ratings the same? You said "similar", but I don't know if they're equal or not. Look also at tire weight. Look at tire construction (do both have cap plies in the tread?).

Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Rand] #4287869 12/29/16 11:23 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 43,284
J
JHZR2 Offline
Global Moderator
Offline
Global Moderator
J
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 43,284
Originally Posted By: Rand
Generic marketing.
this thread is worthless without tire brands and models.


+1

Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4287916 12/29/16 12:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 6,216
B
BrocLuno Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 6,216
Highway is often associated with truck tires, so may ride a bit rougher (stiffer sidewall)...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4287927 12/29/16 01:00 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,795
C
CKN Online Content
Online Content
C
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,795
I'll say it. Just buy Michelin tires. They are the tire God's gift to the automobile world. They will not let you down-unless you live in the Southwest (or Florida), then they will dry rot.



Last edited by CKN; 12/29/16 01:01 PM.
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4288586 12/30/16 06:57 AM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,578
E
Eddie Online Sleepy OP
OP Online Sleepy
E
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,578
CONTINENTAL TRUECONTACT AND GENERAL AT43 were the two tires I was referring to. Both in 225/65/17 size for a Mazda CX5. Ed


2014 CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4288597 12/30/16 07:18 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,643
C
CapriRacer Offline
Offline
C
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,643
Originally Posted By: Eddie
CONTINENTAL TRUECONTACT AND GENERAL AT43 were the two tires I was referring to. Both in 225/65/17 size for a Mazda CX5. Ed


I'm not sure where you are getting the *Highway* designation. Both tires are listed as *Touring* on their respective web sites.


CapriRacer

Visit my web site: www.BarrysTireTech.com
Re: Touring or Highway [Re: Eddie] #4288609 12/30/16 07:31 AM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 38,201
Q
Quattro Pete Offline
Offline
Q
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 38,201
The T-rated version of General RT43 is classified as "standard touring" by TireRack, while the H-rated version of RT43 as well as Conti TrueContact are classified as "grand touring".

Here are TR's descriptions of the two categories:

Quote:
Standard Touring All-Season
You want all-season versatility (including light snow traction) along with enhanced handling and treadwear, as well as good noise and ride comfort.

Branded with the M+S symbol and capable of providing year-round traction (even in light snow), these tires are designed to blend a performance tire's appearance with a passenger tire's smooth, quiet ride. Standard Touring tires are typically available in the lower speed ratings and higher aspect ratio sizes and place more emphasis on ride comfort and treadwear than Grand Touring tires.


Grand Touring All-Season
You want all-season versatility (including light snow traction) and responsive handling along with noise and ride comfort.

Branded with the M+S symbol and capable of providing year-round traction (even in light snow), these tires are designed to blend a performance tire's appearance with a passenger tire's smooth, quiet ride. Grand Touring All-Season tires are often used as Original Equipment and place more emphasis on handling and high-speed capabilities than Standard Touring tires.


I doubt these are official industry designations though. More like marketing terms.


2002 530i   2015 Q5 3.0T   2018 Charger SRT
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™