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I just purchased a used 2014 QX60 AWD, fully loaded with 20" wheels. I knew going in that the tires on the vehicle have no life remaining and will need to be replaced asap. I stopped by at a local discount tire and the rep steered me towards Yokohama YK740. I have seen some on this forum speak highly of the Falken Pro G4 A/S.

Considering this would be my first purchase for the vehicle, and something that contributes greatly to the ride, are there any recommendations? I am looking for the best value for the money all-season tires that get me a comfortable ride, good handling with low road noise.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I've got a 2013 w/ 28k miles and we haven't needed tires so far. But just looking at the Yokos based on discount tire's website
the YK740 and the GO55s are the same specs except the GO55 has a 65k mile warranty.
The YK740 is $170 while the GO55 is $142. The YK740 is a discount tire Exclusive. (big whoop?) Don't get me wrong, I buy all my tires there, but it seems like they were just pushing you for a tire w/ a higher profit margin.
If the two tires are the same in compound, it doesn't seem to be a great tire.
See the GO55 review from tire rack here.
Tire Test Results : Testing Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires: Evolution Improves the Breed

Comparing tires within the same UTQG of 740 AA, I find the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus
That has a great rating based on the review
This is $165

On the same list in the review, but a little wider size is the Continental Crosscontact LX20 @ $165
I think this fits, but the size is 255/55R20 whereas OEM is 235/55R20
The treadwear is a little lower, 680 not 740.

I couldn't find any Falkens in the OEM size, only 255/50R20 (there may be others in 18" tires)
The ZIEX CT50 A/S @ $200 with a treadwear of 300, it's not likely it will last very long.

So based only on this data, and not any experience of driving on any of them, I would choose them in this order
1. Continental (better review, seems to be great for Dry/Wet)
2. Pirelli (slightly lower review than #1 , Better fuel economy, seems to be better for Snow/Winter)
3. Yoko GO55
4. Yoko YK740

As a comparison, the OEM is a 440 AA tire.

Of note, Bridgestone also makes a 265/50R20 tire
The Dueler H/L Alenza Plus
It's $198 and 800 AA. But no tirerack reviews unfortunately. I would put this on par w/ the Yokos YK740. It's probably a "better" rated tire than the Yokos, but the price is a premium because of the bridgestone name.

So take this for what you will. Hope it helps.
 

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Thank you, for a detailed explanation and suggestions.
Looking through the review of Pirelli, a lot of people are complaining about traction in the snow. That won't work, since i live in the midwest.
 

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Sure thing.
Yes, even the review from tirerack says that the Pirelli's weren't the best in winter. Hankook took that one.

I only looked at tires in the same tread wear. There are others that are lower than 680 that might be better for winter. The lowest temp in san diego is 40F so, ya, not much winter. We drive to snow areas once every 4 years, maybe.

I don't know how bad the winters are in the area you live, so it might be worth getting a pair of winter only tires, 18" rims.

Or if you think the OEM Bridgestones are good, it's actually rated higher than the Continental and the Pirelli
Tire Test Results : Testing Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires: Can Some of the Newest Help Yours Drive More Like a Car?

440 treadwear and $205 each.

In the same 600 treadwear range are the Bridgestone Ecopia and the Michelin Premier LTX
 

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I am considering MICHELIN PREMIER LTX. The reviews seem to be good. Anyone using them on this vehicle?
 

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I replaced the original Bridgestone tires on my former JX with Falken Tires and noticed an immediate difference in smoothness and on slippery pavement. They were about $125 each and I would not hesitate to put them on the QX60 or my other vehicles when the time comes.
 

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I am considering MICHELIN PREMIER LTX. The reviews seem to be good. Anyone using them on this vehicle?
The guy right above you said, "In the same 600 treadwear range are the Bridgestone Ecopia and the Michelin Premier LTX".

I think he means that he is talking about them being in the same range as the OEM Bridgestones.

But I am with you, those are the ones I was interested in. I just looked up what the best tires were for the Infiniti QX60. They came up.
 

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Can I butt in here and ask, rather than creating a new thread? Like OP, I bought the car used, and knowing I need to replace tires. I got quoted $250/tire at Midas + $25 for install and balance. So $1,100 for all four. Seems a bit steep. Those were for Michelin Latitudes. I'm willing to pay the price for the optimal tires for road safety (dry/wet, no snow) and a quiet cabin. More interested in those two than fuel economy, but sure, I can consider tires that also improve fuel economy. I can't rely on the recommendations to OP as he's got the 20" rims, where I got the not-as-cool 18" rims. What would you recommend for safety and little to no road noise? Thanks!
 

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I'd like to chime in, and say I would not recommend Pirelli. I've had very bad luck with them, and they don't perform in the snow. Im in Chicago. Ive had great success with all Michelin tires. But recently started to read great things on Yokohama.
 

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I have a 2014 with 20 inch rims — it came with the Bridgestone Tires. I replaced the OEM tires with Michelin Premier LTX tires, and I’ve been extremely pleased with them. The QX60 is a lot more quiet now, especially over Bumps and rough pavement—the Bridgestones were loud By comparison. Surprisingly, the best deal I got was from my local Nissan dealer, not a discount tire chain. They were running a special, 4 for the price of 3. My cost for 4 Michelins and a four wheel alignment was less than $900. So before you buy, recommend you get a quote from your Infiniti dealer and your local Nissan dealership. You might be surprised how good deal you can get, I was.
 

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I bought a full set of Falken Pro G4 A/S 70K miles ago and now it's time to buy new tires. I loved the Falken since they were quiet and only cost $125 from Discount Tire. For some strange reason DT doesn't sell 235/55-20's anymore..... it's a sad day.

Anyone recommend cheap/quite replacements for their QX60? DT has Nankang Cross Sports for $118, but zero reviews (would like some user feedback).
 

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You got 70,000 miles Out of the Falkens? I think I’d stick with them —I really like the Michelins but it looks like I’m only going to get 45 to 50 K miles. Have you priced the Falkens at any other tire chains?
 

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You got 70,000 miles Out of the Falkens? I think I’d stick with them —I really like the Michelins but it looks like I’m only going to get 45 to 50 K miles. Have you priced the Falkens at any other tire chains?
Other than internet searching, I can't find Falcon G4's anywhere. I'm assuming they've updated/upgraded wtih a new model.

DT has Falcon Pro G5 (probably the updated version) for $140 with 60K warranty, so considering these.

Then again, they also sell GoodYear assurance maxlife with an 85K warranty. Tire costs $178 but has a $60 discount. If you calculate cost per warrantied mile, Goodyear comes out the cheapest ($0.0077 cost per mile) vs the Falken ($0.0093) and Nankang ($0.0094).

Just not sure a tire (or my vehicle) will last 85K. 6-years seems like a long time.
 

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Just bought the Goodyear Assurance Maxlife
Our local Nissan dealer has a buy 3 get 1 free deal, plus Goodyear has an $80 rebate. Overall about $100 cheaper than Discount Tire before the rebate.
 

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I have had the BF Goodrich advantage T/A 20 inch tires for a few thousand miles and I have to say I am very happy. Pretty quiet on long trips, good wet traction and reasonably priced. I would recommend them and I’m Very picky when it comes to
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Can I butt in here and ask, rather than creating a new thread? Like OP, I bought the car used, and knowing I need to replace tires. I got quoted $250/tire at Midas + $25 for install and balance. So $1,100 for all four. Seems a bit steep. Those were for Michelin Latitudes. I'm willing to pay the price for the optimal tires for road safety (dry/wet, no snow) and a quiet cabin. More interested in those two than fuel economy, but sure, I can consider tires that also improve fuel economy. I can't rely on the recommendations to OP as he's got the 20" rims, where I got the not-as-cool 18" rims. What would you recommend for safety and little to no road noise? Thanks!
I think the Lattitude is a snow tire?
 
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