Mazda 8 (MPV) 2.3 Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 (28) 90% 85% 83% 81% 78% 90%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (75) 91% 79% 83% 86% 70% 73%
Yokohama Aspec A349 BluEarth (11) 72% 59% 69% 78% 87% 65%

Mazda 8 (MPV) 2.3 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 given 79% (235-50-18-)
Driving on mostly town for 30000 easy going miles
They're great on dry and wet condition. Never overcame the grip of the tyre from a family mpv. You could really transform the handling of a car with a sticky tyre. The wet grip and aquaplaning is quite impressive. The grove might seem a little aggressive for a family mpv, but they're quite comfortable albeit a little noisy. They don't last long, only got 30,000km out of the front tyres, but they've got a balance of performance and comfort unlike cheaper brand where they might have the grip, but not the comfort.
tyre reviewed on 2020-09-19 18:29:12
Writing about the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 given 61% (235-50-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 35000 spirited miles
The dry grip seems to be ok, they're not Bridgestone Adrenalin Re003 or Michelin PS4 sticky, but they're more than enough for a family mpv (I did use Potenza RE003 and PS4 on a family mpv), but they will aquaplane dangerously on road with poor drainage and puddle. Aquaplaning at 100km/h on a highway isn't fun and scary, but these tyres will aquaplane easily at more 80km/h and would actually lift both front tyres without any grip whatsoever. Aquaplane once at an 80km/h bend and needed to counter steer the oversteer moment in a FWD family mpv, which is not usual with my other set of tyres (Bridgestone, Michelin, Yokohama). Dry grip is not bad, they're better than the Yokohama that was an OEM tyre from the factory, could lean on it and progressively understeer with enough warning so you could control the understeer. They're noisy after 20,000km, but they will last a long time. If I'm not mistaken they're in the 500 treadwear, but replaced them at 35,000 because I got a puncture and sidewall was destroyed because of that.
tyre reviewed on 2020-09-19 17:47:20
Writing about the Yokohama Aspec A349 BluEarth given 60% (215-65-16-H)
Driving on mostly town for 28000 average miles
Fitted by the factory on our 2014 Mazda 8 2.3. Had to replace after 45000km due to low profile (about 2.5mm left all around).
Quiet, comfortable tyre with a good wear for our heavy MPV. Good handling in the dry, but poor performance in the wet. I never experienced aquaplaning, but starting on a red light or uphill on wet roads set the tyres spinning easily. Also breaking at low speeds in parking decks or cornering over a manhole sent the car slipping easily.
tyre reviewed on 2017-11-03 01:52:56
Writing about the Yokohama Aspec A349 BluEarth given 64% (215-65-16-H)
Driving on mostly town for 28000 average miles
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tyre reviewed on 2017-11-03 01:46:00
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