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?).