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Tyres For Holden Captiva 7

Best Tyres For Holden Captiva 7 - What To Buy? [Australia]

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Supported Holden Captiva 7 Generations
  • Holden Captiva 7 CG2.II (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Holden Captiva 7 CG.I (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
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Example Recommendation For 2018 Holden Captiva 7 2.2 VCDi

Based on your selection of the 2018 Holden Captiva 7 2.2 VCDi with a tyre size of 235/60 R17, we recommend the following tyres:

  • Goodyear OptiLife SUV
  • Kumho Crugen HP71

Quick Summary

Don't have time to read the whole article? We've summarised everything into the table below for you.

TyreTraction
(AA - C)
Wet Grip
(A - E)
TreadwearNoise
(A - C)
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
Best Price
(Set of 4)
Goodyear OptiLife SUV-----
Kumho Crugen HP71AC640BC

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Crugen HP71.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Crugen HP71.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Crugen HP71 are worth investigating.

If you'd like your tyres to last you many years to come, then we recommend a tyre with a high treadwear rating, like the Crugen HP71.

2018 Holden Captiva 7 2.2 VCDi Tyre Prices

Before we take a look at how each of these tyres stacks up against each other in terms of performance, let's take a look at how much they cost.

Enter tyre quantity below and see table for the best available price in Australia for each of the products.

TyreBest Price
(4 x 235/60R17)
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Goodyear OptiLife SUV
$860
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Kumho Crugen HP71
102V
$765
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2018 Holden Captiva 7 2.2 VCDi Tyre Comparison

Let's take a look at what to consider when choosing car tyres, as well as how our recommended tyres above stack up against each other!

Traction

As you might have guessed, the primary role of tyres is to give your Holden Captiva 7 traction on the road.

Traction to grip the road and accelerate quickly, but also traction to allow you to brake and come to a stop quickly in wet and dry conditions.

Tyres with excellent traction performance have shorter stopping distances, which can mean the difference between a near miss and a collision while out on the road.

Excellent traction also means better contact and grip on a variety of terrain, and less likelihood of getting bogged. This is especially important for SUV tyres, which are more likely to see off-road action.

How We Measure This

To compare traction performance between tyres, we use both the standardised test data carried out by the European Union, plus the Uniform Tyre Quality Grading (UTQG) system data out of the USA.

EU Data

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
OptiLife SUVNo data available for this tyre
Crugen HP71C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

As you can see from the table above, the Crugen HP71 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Crugen HP71 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of C.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Kumho Crugen HP71

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your Holden Captiva 7 while driving on the highway is your tyres. A typical tyre produces over 70 decibels of noise, with some tyre products being considerably noisier.

Excessive noise makes for an unpleasant journey, so it's worth looking for tyres that are less noisy.

All terrain and mud tyres tend to be noisier than standard road tyres, as the large tread blocks mean more friction on the road and therefore, more noise.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects comprehensive data on the noise produced by all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
OptiLife SUVNo data available for this tyre
Crugen HP71B (71 dB)2 times as noisy

In terms of noise, the Crugen HP71 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 71.3 dB, whereas the Crugen HP71 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 71.3 dB.

These values might seem quite similar, but remember that the decibel scale is logarithmic, so small changes can have a big effect.

Winner

Kumho Crugen HP71

Fuel Efficiency

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres.

This is more than you might think, and it means that tyres with poor fuel efficiency fitted to your Holden Captiva 7 could be adding hundreds of dollars to your yearly fuel bill.

While the upfront cost of a new set of tyres is important, it's also worth considering how much extra you will pay over the life of your tyres.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects excellent fuel efficiency data (they call this rolling resistance) on all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
OptiLife SUVNo data available for this tyre
Crugen HP71C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$58 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Crugen HP71 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Crugen HP71 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of C.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Kumho Crugen HP71

Warranty

Many tyre manufacturers and suppliers in Australia now offer a warranty when you purchase a set of their tyres. This warranty is usually in the form of a wear life guarantee.

Typically, they either offer a time-based guarantee (eg. 6 years) or a distance based guarantee (eg. 60,000 km).

The warranty gives you peace of mind that your tyres will last either a certain amount of time or distance, otherwise you will be entitled to some compensation (usually pro-rated).

Warranty (Time)Warranty (Distance)
OptiLife SUV4 years
Crugen HP71No warranty found

Individual Tyre Info

Goodyear OptiLife SUV

Goodyear OptiLife SUV
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleHighway All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2012
Run Flat?No

The OptiLife SUV tyres were released on the market by Goodyear in 2012.

Kumho Crugen HP71

Kumho Crugen HP71
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2017
Run Flat?No
ReviewKumho Crugen HP71 Review

The Crugen HP71 tyres were released on the market by Kumho in 2017.

Their wet grip performance is average, with an overall grade of C in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 71.3 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests average performance, with a grade of C awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 640 on the UTQG system, which means 60% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

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