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Tyres For Subaru Outback

Best / Recommended Tyres For Subaru Outback [+ All Terrain]

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Supported Subaru Outback Generations
  • Subaru Outback BT (2021, 2022, 2023)
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Example Recommendation For 2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Based on your selection of the 2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i with a tyre size of 225/65 R17, we recommend the following tyres:

  • Continental TechContact TC6
  • Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
  • Michelin Primacy 4

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)
Continental TechContact TC6-----
Goodyear Assurance Fuel MaxA-580--
Michelin Primacy 4AA340BC

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Assurance Fuel Max, Primacy 4.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Primacy 4.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Primacy 4 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 Assurance Fuel Max.

2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i 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 225/65R17)
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Continental TechContact TC6
102V
$652
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Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
102H
$964
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Michelin Primacy 4
102H
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2021 Subaru Outback 2.5i 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 Subaru Outback 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?
TechContact TC6No data available for this tyre
Assurance Fuel MaxNo data available for this tyre
Primacy 4ANo difference

As you can see from the table above, the Primacy 4 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of A, whereas the Primacy 4 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Michelin Primacy 4

UTQG Data

UTQG Rating
(AA - C)
TechContact TC6
Assurance Fuel MaxA
Primacy 4A

For the UTQG data, the Assurance Fuel Max, Primacy 4 tyres scored the highest with a grade of A, whereas the Assurance Fuel Max, Primacy 4 tyres scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your Subaru Outback 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?
TechContact TC6No data available for this tyre
Assurance Fuel MaxNo data available for this tyre
Primacy 4B (69 dB)2 times as noisy

In terms of noise, the Primacy 4 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 69.0 dB, whereas the Primacy 4 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 69.0 dB.

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

Winner

Michelin Primacy 4

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 Subaru Outback 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?
TechContact TC6No data available for this tyre
Assurance Fuel MaxNo data available for this tyre
Primacy 4C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$36 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Primacy 4 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Primacy 4 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of C.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Michelin Primacy 4

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)
TechContact TC6
Assurance Fuel MaxA
Primacy 4A

Winner

Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max, Michelin Primacy 4

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)
TechContact TC6No warranty found
Assurance Fuel Max4 years
Primacy 46 years

Individual Tyre Info

Continental TechContact TC6

Continental TechContact TC6
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleHigh Performance Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2021
Run Flat?No
ReviewContinental TechContact TC6 Review

The TechContact TC6 tyres were released on the market by Continental in 2021.

Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePassenger All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2009
Run Flat?No

The Assurance Fuel Max tyres were released on the market by Goodyear in 2009.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 580 on the UTQG system, which means 45% 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.

Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2017
Run Flat?No
ReviewMichelin Primacy 4 Review

The Primacy 4 tyres were released on the market by Michelin in 2017.

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 69.0 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 340 on the UTQG system, which means only 85% 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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