Toyota Previa Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Toyota Previa
Vredestein Quatrac 3 (48) 81% 86% 78% 75% 76% 76% 80% 79% 539,402
Accelera Alpha (127) 65% 44% 54% 49% 69% 56% 49% 55% 1,078,578

Toyota Previa Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Vredestein Quatrac 3 given 93% (215-60-16-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 easy going miles
Good safety in Scotland in Feb 2011 including snow/ice-coverd mountain roads. Quieter than summer tyres (esp below 7 degrees). dry/Wet weather grip seems fine.
tyre reviewed on 2011-07-08 15:55:14
Writing about the Accelera Alpha given 87% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1500 spirited miles
The first thing I noticed is the fantastic straight-line stability on these Accelera Alphas on my year 2000 UK-spec Toyota Previa. I've never liked the lack of response/feedback through the steering on my Previa, (ok, it is an MPV not a sports car!) but these tires make it come alive more than any other rubber I've shod her with. You point it, and the tires take you there flawlessly. I couldn't really care less about comfort/road noise, I like to hear the tires doing their job, which these ones do. You can hear/feel the front end biting in on fast corners; the downside is that I've noticed a tiny amount of grain on the front shoulders. I'm running them at 40 psi, and plan to take them up to 42 psi unless the weather turns really wet and Icy. I've only had them on for around 1500 miles, and not really tried them in earnest in the rain, so if anything changes, will update you here. There seem to be a number of reports about lack of wet grip. Since I don't have a team pit-stop to run in and do a 3 second wheel-change to intermediates or full wets, I can accept a possible lack of wet performance on these summer tires as a fact of life. However, I plan on being a lot more cautious when it DOES rain. Finally, here is some real good news. My mpg has jumped from a very best ever 23 mpg since I bought the car, (and a typical figure of 21.5 mpg) to 31.5 mpg on a recent test, comprising 35 miles of commute, then a 250 mile (leisurely) motorway run, with some very spirited cross-country 'B' road driving thrown in for good measure. That's the equivalent of about 70 miles on FREE gas! Yes, would buy again.
tyre reviewed on 2011-11-28 18:20:30
Writing about the Accelera Alpha given 87% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3500 spirited miles
This is my second review after a few months of daily driving. I've got used to them in dry, wet and snowy conditions now, and I'm a very happy bunny. You can feel the front shoulders biting in on fast corners, and there's enough feedback to tell you what is happening. The wear is even, the graining I highlighted previously has stopped, (there is some sholder wear), but the rears have hardly worn at all. At some point I'll do a wheel rotation, as the rears are slightly newer anyway. I can't believe some guy tried taking his SLK around Stowe on some track day or other shod with these (not clear if he didn't even mix his tires front and back!) and then gave something like a 38% rating - these tyres are are fast and dependable but not exactly racing rubber. During the recent snow, I was able to have some fun on a private road however, and tested the grip to the limit - something I hadn't been able to do on the public highway. I could tell exactly what was happening at the wheels all the time - impressed! On a recent motorway run, I did another MPG check, and I'm still getting around 30 mpg - which is a good 7 mpg more than I've ever squeezed out before fitting these 4 Alphas. These tyres get my vote.
tyre reviewed on 2012-03-07 21:04:33
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