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Subaru Forester generations and tyre sizes

Forester
I (1. Facelift)
2001 - 2002




Forester
II (1. Facelift)
2005 - 2008



Forester
III (1. Facelift)
2011 - 2013



Forester
IV
2013 - 2015



Forester
IV (1. Facelift)
2015 - 2020



Forester
Forester V (1. Facelift)
2021 - Now



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Tyres for Subaru Forester - market overview, tests, reviews

Continental PremiumContact 7

/100%
Tested 6x in 2024, 6x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £134mytyres.co.uk
215/65 R16 £140mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £139mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £133mytyres.co.uk
225/60 R17Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18 £144tyres.net
225/55 R18 £137mytyres.co.uk
245/50 R18 £194tyres.net
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19 £191mytyres.co.uk

Michelin Primacy 4+

/94%
Tested 3x in 2024, 3x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £152roundtriptyres.co.uk
215/65 R16 £151mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £145roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £139roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/60 R17 £144roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £153roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/55 R18 £168roundtriptyres.co.uk
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19 £191roundtriptyres.co.uk
245/45 R19Not available in this dimension

Bridgestone Turanza T005

/89%
Tested 10x in 2024, 31x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £149roundtriptyres.co.uk
215/65 R16 £136roundtriptyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £172mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R17Not available in this dimension
225/60 R17Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18 £187roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/55 R18 £152roundtriptyres.co.uk
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19 £187roundtriptyres.co.uk

Vredestein Wintrac Pro

/81%
Tested 16x in 2024, 32x in total.
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £155mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £137mytyres.co.uk
225/60 R17 £154tyres.net
225/45 R18 £143mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R18 £192mytyres.co.uk
245/50 R18 £154tyres.net
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19 £204mytyres.co.uk

Bridgestone Turanza 6

/87%
Tested 3x in 2024, 3x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £136roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £135roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/60 R17 £150roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £148roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/55 R18 £179mytyres.co.uk
245/50 R18 £181roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/50 R19 £145mytyres.co.uk
245/45 R19 £193mytyres.co.uk

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3

/78%
Tested 7x in 2024, 7x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Great handling on snow
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £118tyres.net
215/65 R16 £110mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £160mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £125mytyres.co.uk
225/60 R17Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18Not available in this dimension
225/55 R18Not available in this dimension
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19Not available in this dimension

Falken Azenis Fk520

/83%
Tested 8x in 2024, 8x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Excellent steering response on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17Not available in this dimension
225/55 R17 £114mytyres.co.uk
225/60 R17Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18 £135mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R18 £117mytyres.co.uk
245/50 R18 £155mytyres.co.uk
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19 £174mytyres.co.uk

Kleber Dynaxer HP4

/78%
Tested 6x in 2024, 10x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £97mytyres.co.uk
215/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £130tyres.net
225/55 R17 £102mytyres.co.uk
225/60 R17Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18Not available in this dimension
225/55 R18Not available in this dimension
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19Not available in this dimension

Nexen N blue 4 Season

/62%
Tested 3x in 2024, 15x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on snow
  • Good value for the money
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £96mytyres.co.uk
215/65 R16 £90mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £100mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £109mytyres.co.uk
225/60 R17Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18Not available in this dimension
225/55 R18Not available in this dimension
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19Not available in this dimension

Vredestein Quatrac Pro

/61%
Tested 4x in 2024, 10x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £133mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £144roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/60 R17 £136mytyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £151mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R18 £163mytyres.co.uk
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19 £204mytyres.co.uk

Giti Gitisynergy H2

/76%
Tested 1x in 2024, 2x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Currenty not available
215/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17Currenty not available
225/55 R17Currenty not available
225/60 R17Currenty not available
225/45 R18Not available in this dimension
225/55 R18Not available in this dimension
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19Not available in this dimension

Michelin e.Primacy

/71%
Tested 2x in 2024, 2x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Subaru Forester:

205/70 R15Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £155mytyres.co.uk
225/55 R17 £140roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/60 R17Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18 £159roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/55 R18 £189tyres.net
245/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/50 R19Not available in this dimension
245/45 R19Not available in this dimension
#NameOur ratingTested in this dimensionTested in same width dimensionSegmentPrice
1. Continental Premiumcontact 7
Premium £137
98 V
2. Goodyear Efficientgrip 2 SUV
85.6%
85.6%
92.6%
Premium £127
98 V + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
89.9%
82.5%
86.4%
91.5%
Premium £209
102 V
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
76.4%
89.7%
89.5%
78.2%
Premium £282
102 V + 1
5. Michelin Primacy 4+
91.1%
92.3%
94.3%
Premium £168
102 V
6. Continental PremiumContact 6! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 7
86%
92.3%
80.7%
Premium £142
98 H + 2
7. GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
83.4%
79.4%
73.3%
82.3%
Premium £153
102 V + 1
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92.2%
79.8%
84.4%
83.1%
Premium £213
102 H + 1
9. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
87.1%
84.2%
89%
78.5%
Premium £324
102 V
10. Continental AllSeasonContact
82.6%
90.3%
78.3%
77.7%
Premium £140
98 V + 2
11. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
84.6%
92.6%
80.2%
85.4%
Premium £192
102 V
12. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
78.7%
79.7%
92.1%
86.1%
Premium £190
102 V
13. Nokian WR SUV 4
69.5%
85.9%
88.6%
72.8%
Upper-middle £147
102 H
14. Michelin Primacy 4! Newer model available: Michelin Primacy 4+
80.1%
83.2%
81%
Premium £189
102 V + 3
15. Michelin Crossclimate 2
Premium £165
98 V + 1
16. Bridgestone Turanza T005
84%
88.8%
79.4%
Premium £169
98 V + 3
17. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
78.8%
75.2%
69%
88.1%
Premium £231
102 H
18. Hankook Kinergy 4S2 H750
83.3%
84.2%
88.6%
89.1%
Upper-middle £128
98 V
19. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
86%
76.3%
81.1%
76%
Premium £192
102 V
20. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
87.4%
91.3%
89.3%
Premium £845
102 V
21. Bridgestone Turanza 6
Premium £125
98 V + 1
22. Michelin CrossClimate+
69.1%
79.8%
84.3%
79.5%
Premium £176
102 V
23. Michelin CrossClimate! Newer model available: Michelin CrossClimate 2
70.3%
Premium £160
102 V
24. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
Premium £200
98 H + 1
25. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
77.7%
62.3%
80.4%
74.8%
Premium £140
98 V
26. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
77.6%
79.3%
79.7%
Upper-middle £132
98 V
27. Cooper Discoverer Winter
73.4%
81.2%
72.4%
77.9%
Upper-middle £156
102 V
28. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
80.6%
77.4%
83.7%
Premium £196
102 V
29. Falken EuroALL Season AS210
78.8%
76.1%
75.9%
78.7%
Upper-middle £142
102 V
30. Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
85.7%
Upper-middle £149
102 W
31. Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
75.3%
81.6%
82.3%
81.1%
Premium £149
102 V
32. Michelin CrossClimate SUV
86%
77.9%
88.8%
Premium £246
98 V
33. Firestone Winterhawk 4
79.3%
88.5%
72.7%
81.5%
Upper-middle £170
102 V
34. Falken Azenis FK520
70.7%
80.8%
88.2%
Upper-middle £117
102 W
35. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
75.2%
80.2%
78.7%
Lowcost £147
98 V + 1
36. Nokian WR SUV 3
87.9%
90.2%
94.9%
Upper-middle £174
102 H
37. Falken EUROALL SEASON AS200
Upper-middle £180
98 V
38. Falken EUROWINTER HS01 SUV
82.5%
81.4%
77.9%
Upper-middle £96
102 V
39. Nokian WR Snowproof P
66.1%
79.2%
92.3%
Upper-middle £238
102 V
40. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
86.6%
86.9%
80.4%
Premium £137
102 V
41. Toyo Observe S944
67.9%
66.9%
85.1%
79.9%
Upper-middle £145
0 V
42. Vredestein Quatrac Pro
Premium £163
102 V
43. Toyo Snowprox S954
78.8%
70.6%
92.2%
82.7%
Upper-middle £208
102 V
44. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125! Newer model available: Hankook Ventus Prime 4
73.1%
92%
80.3%
Premium £134
98 V
45. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
58.7%
77%
87.7%
Premium £242
102 H
46. Kumho HA32 Solus 4S
68.5%
72.8%
68.9%
76.5%
Upper-middle £109
102 V
47. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 X W330A
78%
87.7%
85.5%
77.4%
Upper-middle £184
102 V + 1
48. Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
70.9%
80.5%
74.3%
Upper-middle £97
0 V + 1
49. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
Upper-middle £208
102 V
50. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
Upper-middle £207
98 H + 3
51. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2 SUV
82.2%
Premium £123
98 V
52. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
Upper-middle £124
102 H
53. Kumho Ecsta HS52
80.4%
88%
86.1%
Upper-middle £102
102 W
54. Nokian Seasonproof SUV
Upper-middle £192
98 V + 1
55. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO
66.3%
92%
85%
Premium £200
98 V
56. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
68.3%
67.6%
84%
Upper-middle £171
0
57. Uniroyal RainSport 5
87%
71.6%
83.6%
Upper-middle £104
98 V
58. Michelin e.Primacy
61.7%
80.8%
72.8%
Premium £189
102 V
59. Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
Upper-middle £133
98 H
60. Barum Quartaris 5
Lowcost £127
102 V
61. Firestone Roadhawk
73%
86.9%
74.1%
Upper-middle £104
98 V
62. Toyo Proxes Comfort
65.5%
80.4%
84.5%
Upper-middle £98
102
63. Continental Ecocontact 6
62%
78.8%
85%
Premium £145
102 Y + 1
64. General Tire Grabber GT Plus
70.2%
64.5%
Lowcost £108
0 V
65. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
86.9%
61.1%
91.8%
76.7%
Premium £183
98 V
66. Laufenn I FIT LW31
Lowcost
67. Gt Radial Fe2
Lowcost £108
98 V
68. Uniroyal WinterExpert
63.8%
77.5%
71.5%
75.2%
Upper-middle £156
102 V
69. Semperit Speed-Life 3
83.4%
76.6%
83.6%
Lowcost £107
98 V
70. Pirelli Cinturato P7
77.6%
86.3%
81.2%
Premium £158
102 Y + 1
71. GoodYear Efficientgrip SUV! Newer model available: Goodyear Efficientgrip 2 SUV
82.6%
Premium £121
98 V + 1
72. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
81.6%
70.5%
85.4%
Upper-middle £150
98 V
73. Semperit Speed-Life 2 SUV
73.5%
Lowcost £120
98 V
74. Michelin Primacy 3! Newer model available: Michelin Primacy 4
69.6%
Premium £147
98 V
75. Nokian Wetproof SUV
83.3%
83%
Upper-middle £129
98 V
76. Apollo Aspire XP
75.8%
84.4%
88.3%
Lowcost
77. Giti Premium H1
66.1%
88%
Lowcost
78. Matador MP93 Nordicca
Lowcost £151
102 V
79. Barum Bravuris 5 HM SUV
74.1%
Lowcost £108
98 V
80. Pirelli Scorpion VERDE
73%
77.9%
74.9%
Premium £154
98 V
81. Laufenn S Fit EQ+ LK01
67.6%
89.3%
82.1%
Lowcost
82. Nokian Line SUV
86.5%
Upper-middle £101
98 V
83. Semperit AllSeason-Grip
Lowcost £130
102 V
84. Cooper Discoverer All Season
71%
63.3%
63.6%
74%
Upper-middle £139
0 V
85. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
77.4%
80.2%
87.7%
Premium £114
98 V
86. Kumho Crugen HP91
88.8%
Upper-middle £109
98 V
87. Firestone Destination HP
74%
Upper-middle £451
98 V
88. BFGoodrich Advantage SUV
80.2%
79%
Upper-middle £137
98 V
89. Fortune Fsr901
Lowcost
90. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
Upper-middle £153
98 H
91. Continental CrossContact UHP
Premium £107
98 V
92. Bridgestone Turanza T001
84%
Premium £139
98 V
93. Toyo Proxes Cf2 Suv
Upper-middle £110
98 V
94. Gt Radial 4Seasons
Lowcost £145
102 V
95. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
62%
70.7%
88.8%
Lowcost
96. Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
78.6%
76.2%
56.9%
82.3%
Upper-middle £142
102 V
97. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
Premium £207
98 V
98. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
70.5%
Premium £169
98 H + 2
99. Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
71.8%
Upper-middle £130
98 V
100. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 SUV
68.4%
90.5%
Lowcost £129
102 V + 1