The Honda Odyssey is one of the most versatile vehicles on sale today, with a flexible interior that can accommodate eight passengers and their cargo comfortably. The Odyssey is also very reliable – it's a Honda, after all.
However, while the mechanics are sound, you'll need to spend on regular maintenance and tires. For the former, North America is literally flooded with good Honda repair shops, and fortunately, you can also find tire stores everywhere.
Still, choosing a set of tires isn't always easy, as you don't know what you are getting. Will the new set be better than the OEM tires in terms of performance? Will they be noisier, or will they last as long? These are questions that every tire buyer naturally asks, and most often, the sales persons don't have the proper knowledge to answer them.
But you shouldn't have to worry about that! You can instead purchase from the comfort of your home and read what experts say on minivan tires. In this article, I'll give you my list of the ten best Honda Odyssey tires, all tested in various conditions.
Unlike other such reviews, I'll give you options in every category, including all-season touring tires (suitable for most people), summer performance tires (for more spirited drivers), and winter tires (for those that experience harsh wintry conditions).
So, without further ado, let's have a closer look at the best tires for Honda Odyssey and replace your worn-out set!
- In-Depth Reviews of the Best Tires for Honda Odyssey Available in 2023
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In-Depth Reviews of the Best Tires for Honda Odyssey Available in 2023
Best Touring All-Season Tires for Honda Odyssey
1. Continental CrossContact LX25
The Continental CrossContact LX25 is the best crossover/SUV/minivan touring all-season tire currently on sale. It's a model that ticks all the boxes, with some minor annoyances here and there.
Notably, while the ride is good on smooth roads, it can become choppy over repetitive impacts. Thus, I won't recommend this tire for owners of Honda Odyssey minivans with the largest 19-inch wheels. Still, the ride will be more than good enough on 17-inch and 18-inch wheels.
Everywhere else, the CrossContact LX25 shines. From minivan all touring all-season tires I've tested thus far, it's the best in rainy conditions. The hydroplaning resistance is exceptional, but more importantly, the stopping distances are the shortest in their category, and the lateral grip is excellent. Furthermore, the tire is easy to control at the limit, and the handling is very balanced.
It's the same story on dry tarmac, where the CrossContact LX25 is among the best tires in its class, with excellent braking and handling. Light snow is also not an obstacle for Continental's touring tire – there is loads of traction for acceleration and braking, and you'll easily keep your Odyssey planted in the corners.
Apart from its slightly unrefined ride on broken asphalt, the LX25 is a supremely quiet tire on any road – perhaps the quietest in its category. And, sure, it's expensive, but you get a 70,000-mile treadwear warranty in return, so you should get 4-5 years from a set easily.
- Best-in-class braking on wet tarmac, along with surefooted handling
- Very good grip and braking on dry roads
- Direct and responsive steering
- Excellent acceleration and braking on light snow
- Good handling on snow
- Long treadlife and a competitive 70,000-mile treadwear warranty
- One of the quietest tires on sale today
- Harsh ride over repetitive impacts
- Some might find it expensive
2. Bridgestone Alenza A/S Ultra
The Alenza A/S Ultra is the newest touring tire for crossovers/SUVs to emerge on the market, and it's one of the best out there.
After many experiences, I found that compared to its closest rival, the CrossContact LX25, it has slightly longer braking distances in dry conditions, and it's a tad louder on bad roads. However, these are small annoyances in what is an excellent all-season tire.
From the first few miles, I had with the Alenza A/S Ultra, I was shocked at how good it felt behind the wheel. The steering is very accurate and direct, with an excellent initial response.
Despite that, Bridgestone's newest crossover/SUV/minivan all-season tire has an outstandingly smooth ride on any road. Thus, I think it's a better option than the CrossContact LX25 for Odyssey minivans with 19-inch tires.
As for traction, the Alenza A/S Ultra works well in every climate except for very harsh wintry conditions. The traction on dry and wet tarmac is excellent, accompanied by balanced handling.
Moreover, you won't have any issues with light snow, as the Alenza A/S Ultra will provide you with enough traction and a good handling balance.
Perhaps the most attractive selling point of the Alenza A/S Ultra is that it comes with an 80,000-mile treadwear warranty, which is currently the best in its category!
- Good handling and lateral grip on dry asphalt
- Responsive and accurate steering
- Excellent grip and handling in the rain
- Easy to drive on light snow
- Super-smooth ride on all surfaces
- Best-in-class 80,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Slightly worse braking on dry roads than its direct premium competitors
- A bit noisy on rough tarmac
3. Michelin CrossClimate 2
The Michelin CrossClimate 2 is an all-season tire in a true sense, as it's equally capable in dry, wet, and snowy conditions. Its innovative approach to tread design resulted in an outstanding tire that is an excellent companion to the Honda Odyssey.
In my testing, I was impressed with how the CrossClimate 2 handled dry tarmac. All-season tires and especially all-weather (3PMSF-rated) models always sacrifice a bit of dry traction for better snow performance, but not Michelin's latest masterpiece. This is a very responsive tire, with a good grip in the corners and excellent braking.
The CrossClimate 2 continued to surprise me in the rain – it was easy to handle at the limit, and the overall traction was amazing. But the real star of the show is the light snow traction, where Michelin's all-season/all-weather tire beats most of its competitors on braking, acceleration, and lateral grip.
It's also very easy to drive and control when you exceed the limit. Oh, and although not as capable as a winter tire, it's better on ice than any other all-season tire I've tried.
Although it has a more aggressive tread compound to handle snow, the CrossClimate 2 is supremely quiet, even on the highway. Still, the ride can be a bit harsh over repetitive impacts, especially compared to the first two tires on this list.
Also, Michelin provides a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty, which is lower than the competition.
Still, considering the performance you get, you should definitely put the CrossClimate 2 on your shortlist when purchasing Honda Odyssey tires.
- Balanced handling and excellent grip in dry conditions
- Very short braking distances in the rain
- Excellent lateral wet grip
- Responsive steering
- Easy to drive on snow with excellent traction
- Best-in-class acceleration and braking on snow
- Supremely quiet
- One of the most expensive touring all-season/all-weather tires
- Harsh ride over repetitive impacts
- Lower 60,000-mile treadwear warranty than its premium competitors
4. Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3
The Scorpion AS Plus 3 is a relative newcomer to the touring all-season category and one of my favorite models to drive on dry roads. It's a truly fun tire to drive, with very quick and natural steering, accompanied by an excellent lateral grip and very strong braking.
Unlike other "sporty" tires, the Scorpion AS Plus 3 is one of the smoothest models over bumps – it eats most imperfections even before they reach the suspension. On top of that, it's one of the quietest tires on sale today, so it's an excellent companion on longer trips for me.
I was also satisfied with the wet performance and light-snow traction, which were adequate for the category. Still, it must be said that the previous three tires on this list handle rainy and snowy conditions slightly better, with higher traction and better handling.
Pirelli provides an excellent 70,000-mile treadwear warranty on the Scorpion AS Plus 3.
- Outstanding lateral grip on dry tarmac
- Sharp and natural steering input
- Solid braking and lateral grip in rainy conditions
- Good traction on light snow
- Exceptionally smooth ride in every scenario
- Very quiet at lower and higher speeds
- It doesn't feel as planted on wet tarmac as its direct competitors
- Below-average traction on ice
5. Cooper Endeavor Plus
The Cooper Endeavor Plus does not do anything exceptional, especially when you compare it to its rivals. Still it's also cheaper than the premium competition yet still offers a compelling set of qualities that will attract Honda Odyssey owners with tighter budgets.
For the money Cooper asks for the Endeavor Plus, I was delighted with the wet traction and how it handled at the limit. The same story continued on dry roads, where the good steering and grip gave me confidence and the smooth ride peace of mind.
The Endeavor Plus is even solid on light snow, though far from its premium competitors. It's also a bit noisy at urban speeds, producing a boomy sound that easily enters the cabin. Still, these are small niggles for the money you pay and the excellent 65,000-mile treadwear warranty.
- Surprisingly good performance in wet conditions for the money
- Good traction and steering in dry conditions
- Very smooth ride
- An excellent 65,000-mile treadwear warranty for the price
- Solid performance in light snow
- The more expensive competition handles snow much better
- Noisy at lower speeds in urban conditions
Best Summer Performance Tires for Honda Odyssey
6. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
If you live in areas with hot conditions during the summer, or you are a more spirited driver, there is no better Honda Odyssey tire than the Pilot Sport 4 SUV. Michelin's max-performance summer tire will give you much better grip than any all-season tire, and it's not even close. Sure, it's not usable on snow, but it's the best you can get on dry and wet roads.
The Pilot Sport 4 SUV is a tire that I've tried numerous times, and I always came out impressed with the grip on offer. Honestly, if you've never tried a performance summer tire, I think you'll be blown away at how much speed you can carry through a corner, regardless if the tarmac is dry or wet. Moreover, the handling balance is exceptional, and the tire is easy to control at the limit.
On top of that, the Pilot Sport 4 SUV is very comfortable and quiet – traits that don't adorn other performance tires. It even comes with a 20,000-mile treadwear warranty, which is unheard of in the category.
One annoyance I had with the Pilot Sport 4 SUV is the slightly slower steering input, but that's only when you compared it to other premium performance summer tires – it still blows any all-season tire out of the water!
- Mind-blowing grip and braking in dry conditions
- Balanced handling in rainy conditions
- Outstanding braking on wet tarmac
- Very comfortable and quiet for the category
- Excellent treadlife for a performance tire
- The steering could be a tad sharper
7. Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
The Azenis FK510 SUV is another performance summer tire that fits the Honda Odyssey and is a favorite of mine. It's even better to drive than its Michelin counterpart, thanks to the sharp steering, but it's also very comfortable over bumps.
The lateral grip it offers is much better than any all-season tire and almost on par with the Pilot Sport 4 SUV. I was also impressed with the handling balance, although I found that the stopping distances on a dry tarmac are a tad longer than its competitors. Still, the wet traction is exemplary.
However, after the first few miles, I noticed that the Azenis FK510 SUV is noisy at higher speeds, but I think it's not that big of a deal when you consider the price.
- Strong dry grip and acceleration traction
- Balanced handling and short stopping distances in the rain
- Exceptional hydroplaning resistance
- Smooth and refined over bumps
- Sharp and responsive steering
- Excellent value
- Noisy at higher speeds
- The premium competition is slightly grippier in the corners
Best Winter Tires for Honda Odyssey
8. Continental VikingContact 7
Having issues with traction on snow with your all-season tires? Then, it's time to equip your Honda Odyssey with a set of winter tires, and currently, my favorite model in those sizes is the Continental VikingContact 7.
This is a truly exceptional tire on snow, with excellent acceleration and braking traction. It's also very good in the corners, where it feels very balanced and easy to drive while also providing you with excellent lateral grip. The VikingConact 7 is equally at home on ice, where it steers, brakes, and accelerates like the best out there.
Unlike most other winter tires, the VikingContact 7 also performs very well on dry and wet tarmac, with class-leading traction in some metrics.
Moreover, it's quiet on the highway, which is another big plus. Still, it can be noisy when it hits sharp creases, which is the only downside I can think of after my experiences with this tire so far, apart from the price.
- Outstanding acceleration and braking on snow
- Excellent lateral grip and balanced handling on snow
- Very good performance on ice-covered roads
- Strong traction and surefooted cornering in rainy weather handling
- Good to drive in dry conditions, too
- Very quiet for a winter tire
- Noisy on broken asphalt
9. Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV
The Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV is another excellent winter tire that even comes with a 40,000-mile treadwear warranty – a feature unseen in any of its competitors.
After my experiences with this tire during the last winter, I noticed that it's also an outstanding performer on snow-covered roads, with excellent acceleration and braking and very balanced handling. Ice performance is also excellent, with good longitudinal traction (acceleration and braking) and good lateral grip.
Furthermore, the X-Ice Snow SUV handles dry and wet conditions with ease – I never felt unsafe on the road. Still, the metrics show that the lateral wet grip is slightly lower than the VikingContact 7, though you can only measure this when comparing both tires. More importantly, the Michelin has very short braking distances in the rain.
And while the X-Ice Snow SUV is noisy on rough asphalt, on most roads I've traveled, it's a very quiet and comfortable tire.
- Excellent acceleration and braking on snow
- Balanced handling on snow
- Excellent drivability on ice-covered roads
- Good grip in dry and cold conditions
- Outstanding braking on wet tarmac
- Smooth and quiet for a winter tire
- Slightly noisier than its rivals on rough patches
- Slightly lower lateral wet grip than the competition
10. Goodyear WinterCommand Ultra
Goodyear's winter tire will also give you excellent traction on snow-covered roads – that's almost a prerequisite for premium winter tires nowadays.
The WinterCommand Ultra is also very easy to drive on snow – even novice drivers won't have issues keeping their Honda Odyssey planted on the road.
That might not be the case on dry and wet tarmac, as the steering isn't very natural, but I doubt minivan drivers will ever objection that. More importantly, the WinterCommand Ultra has good traction in those conditions and behaves naturally at the limit.
As for comfort, I wasn't very impressed with the ride on broken asphalt, as the repetitive impacts produced too many reverberations. Still, noise is well-suppressed at most speeds.
- Exceptional braking and acceleration on snow
- Strong lateral grip on snow
- Very good acceleration on ice-covered roads
- Outstanding performance on wet tarmac
- The steering isn't as natural as its competitors
- Harsh ride over repetitive impacts
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What's the correct pressure on my Honda Odyssey tires?
Finding the correct tire pressure for your Honda Odyssey tires is easy, as it's located on the frame of the driver's door. However, you still need to read the recommendations correctly and apply them to your particular scenario.
For instance, Honda recommends 35 psi (2.4 bar) on 18-inch wheels or 36 psi (2.5 bar) on 19-inch wheels. However, that's only when your minivan is unloaded or with minimum cargo inside. If you inflate the tires with eight passengers inside, the correct pressure will be 40 psi (2.7-2.8 bar) or higher, depending on the sticker with the recommendations.
In other words, the more load you put inside your vehicle, the more tire pressure will increase. This is normal behavior – it's how physics work! Still, you'll need to take it into consideration when inflating your Honda Odyssey tires. Just ensure that the pressure doesn't exceed the maximum recommended by the tire manufacturer!
- How often should I rotate my Honda Odyssey tires?
I recommend rotating your Honda Odyssey tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles to increase their lifespan. For convenience, you can ask your mechanic to rotate them at each oil change – it shouldn't take them more than 10 minutes.
As for the pattern, the criss-cross one is the best, though not all tire models enable you to do that due to their tread pattern designs.
- Are all-season tires good for the winter?
Modern all-season tires are very capable in wintry conditions, and for more southern areas in North America, they will be the only set of tires you'll ever need. That's especially true if the roads are regularly cleaned by authorities and you only experience a few inches of snow.
Nonetheless, if you go skiing each year or experience regular winter storms in your area, you will need a set of snow tires. These tires will give you much better traction in deeper snow and will handle ice way better. Moreover, they will handle better in the corners and provide you with much better braking.
- Which tires wear faster – summer or all-season?
In general, all-season tires last longer than their summer counterparts. That's because summer tires are made from a stickier compound, aiming for higher grip in dry and wet conditions.
Meanwhile, all-season tires are designed to work in various temperature conditions and are made from a long-wearing compound. The reasoning is that you won't be replacing them with winter tires, so they need to be more durable. However, expect lower traction.
I hope that my extensive list of the best Honda Odyssey tires helped you find a model that's suitable for your needs. If you found a set, it would be very helpful for me if you clicked the link and purchased the tires through my website. You'll still get the same price, yet it will help this website grow.
If you somehow didn't find a set of tires that suit you, browse our website for reviews of other tires. Or, whichever model you choose, ensure that it comes from a reputable manufacturer that has a history of producing high-quality products.
Tires are no joke! Hence I never recommend buying a cheap Chinese set from a manufacturer that just emerged on the scene. Cheap tires are not safe, not comfortable, and won't last very long, making them more expensive in the long run!
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