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Best Tyres For Honda HR-V - Our Honest Opinion [2024]

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Supported Honda HR-V Generations
  • Honda HR-V RV (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Honda HR-V RU Facelift (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Honda HR-V RU (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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Example Recommendation For 2020 Honda HR-V 1.5 i-MMD

Based on your selection of the 2020 Honda HR-V 1.5 i-MMD with a tyre size of 225/50 R18, we recommend the following tyres:

  • Maxxis Bravo HP-M3
  • Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

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)
Maxxis Bravo HP-M3AC700BC
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015AC600BE

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Bravo HP-M3, Geolandar A/T G015.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Bravo HP-M3.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Bravo HP-M3 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 Bravo HP-M3.

2020 Honda HR-V 1.5 i-MMD 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 225/50R18)
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Maxxis Bravo HP-M3
99W
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Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
95H
$1,152
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2020 Honda HR-V 1.5 i-MMD 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 Honda HR-V 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?
Bravo HP-M3C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Geolandar A/T G015C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

As you can see from the table above, the Geolandar A/T G015 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Bravo HP-M3 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of C.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

UTQG Data

UTQG Rating
(AA - C)
Bravo HP-M3A
Geolandar A/T G015A

For the UTQG data, the Bravo HP-M3, Geolandar A/T G015 tyres scored the highest with a grade of A, whereas the Bravo HP-M3, Geolandar A/T G015 tyres scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your Honda HR-V 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?
Bravo HP-M3B (70 dB)2 times as noisy
Geolandar A/T G015B (72 dB)2 times as noisy

In terms of noise, the Bravo HP-M3 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 70.5 dB, whereas the Geolandar A/T G015 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 71.5 dB.

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

Winner

Maxxis Bravo HP-M3

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 Honda HR-V 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?
Bravo HP-M3C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$56 extra per year
Geolandar A/T G015E0.4L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$96 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Bravo HP-M3 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Geolandar A/T G015 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of E.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Maxxis Bravo HP-M3

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)
Bravo HP-M32 years
Geolandar A/T G0152 years

Individual Tyre Info

Maxxis Bravo HP-M3

Maxxis Bravo HP-M3
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleHighway All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2014
Run Flat?No

The Bravo HP-M3 tyres were released on the market by Maxxis in 2014.

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 70.5 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 700 on the UTQG system, which means 75% 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.

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No
ReviewYokohama Geolandar A/T G015 Review

The Geolandar A/T G015 tyres were released on the market by Yokohama in 2016.

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 71.5 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

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

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 600 on the UTQG system, which means 50% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

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

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