In the November issue of Consumer Reports, they published their annual tire ratings, and for the first time they considered the issue of how many miles the tires are likely to go vis-a-vis the tread wear warranty. As you would expect, there were several tire models that they determined to not be able to provide the manufacturer’s claimed tread wear, but the good news is that there were also tire models that met the manufacturer’s claims.
One of the better ones in this regard was–guess what?–the Pirelli Cinturato P7, which CR projected to last for the entire 70k miles that the mfr claims. The other brand that did very well–as it usually does–is Michelin.
At the bottom of the barrel was the Nokian Entyre, which–despite the mfr’s claim of 80k miles-- would actually be worn-out by 35k miles. Ouch!