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Supported Mazda 3 Generations
  • Mazda 3 IV (BP) (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Mazda 3 III (BM/BN) Facelift (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Mazda 3 III (BM/BN) (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Mazda 3 II (BL) Facelift (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Mazda 3 II (BL) (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Mazda 3 I (BK) Facelift (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Mazda 3 I (BK) (2004, 2005, 2006)
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Example Recommendation For 2015 Mazda 3 2.2D

Based on your selection of the 2015 Mazda 3 2.2D with a tyre size of 205/60 R16, we recommend the following tyres:

  • Hankook Kinergy GT H436
  • Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  • Pirelli Cinturato P7

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)
Hankook Kinergy GT H436AD540BC
Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125AA300BC
Pirelli Cinturato P7AB260BC

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Kinergy GT H436, Ventus Prime 3 K125, Cinturato P7.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Kinergy GT H436.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Ventus Prime 3 K125 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 Kinergy GT H436.

2015 Mazda 3 2.2D 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 205/60R16)
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Hankook Kinergy GT H436
92H
No suppliers found stocking this tyre product
Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
92V
$508
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Pirelli Cinturato P7
92V
$548
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2015 Mazda 3 2.2D 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 Mazda 3 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.

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?
Kinergy GT H436D7.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Ventus Prime 3 K125ANo difference
Cinturato P7B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

As you can see from the table above, the Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of A, whereas the Kinergy GT H436 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of D.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

UTQG Data

UTQG Rating
(AA - C)
Kinergy GT H436A
Ventus Prime 3 K125A
Cinturato P7A

For the UTQG data, the Kinergy GT H436, Ventus Prime 3 K125, Cinturato P7 tyres scored the highest with a grade of A, whereas the Kinergy GT H436, Ventus Prime 3 K125, Cinturato P7 tyres scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your Mazda 3 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?
Kinergy GT H436B (70 dB)2 times as noisy
Ventus Prime 3 K125B (71 dB)2 times as noisy
Cinturato P7B (71 dB)2 times as noisy

In terms of noise, the Kinergy GT H436 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 70.0 dB, whereas the Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 71.4 dB.

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

Winner

Hankook Kinergy GT H436

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 Mazda 3 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?
Kinergy GT H436C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$48 extra per year
Ventus Prime 3 K125C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$47 extra per year
Cinturato P7C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$52 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Cinturato P7 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of C.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Temperature Resistance

Temperature resistance refers to the ability of tyres to dissipate heat.

Friction between the tyre and road generates heat, and if the tyre can't get rid of this heat fast enough, it will heat up further and further, which could impact its performance in other areas, like traction.

How We Measure This

The UTQG data out of the USA includes temperature resistance data, which we use (where available) when comparing Australian tyres.
UTQG Rating
(A - C)
Kinergy GT H436A
Ventus Prime 3 K125A
Cinturato P7A

Winner

Hankook Kinergy GT H436, Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125, Pirelli Cinturato P7

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)
Kinergy GT H4365 years
Ventus Prime 3 K1255 years
Cinturato P71 years

Individual Tyre Info

Hankook Kinergy GT H436

Hankook Kinergy GT H436
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No

The Kinergy GT H436 tyres were released on the market by Hankook in 2016.

Their wet grip performance is not great, with an overall grade of D in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 70.0 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 540 on the UTQG system, which means 35% 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.

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2015
Run Flat?No
ReviewHankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 Review

The Ventus Prime 3 K125 tyres were released on the market by Hankook in 2015.

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

Testing shows that they produce about 71.4 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 300 on the UTQG system, which means only 75% of the tread life of 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.

Pirelli Cinturato P7

Pirelli Cinturato P7
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleHigh Performance Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2004
Run Flat?No
ReviewPirelli Cinturato P7 Review

The Cinturato P7 tyres were released on the market by Pirelli in 2004.

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

Testing shows that they produce about 70.8 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 260 on the UTQG system, which means only 65% of the tread life of 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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