Toyota Matrix (Corolla wagon) FWD Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Continental ExtremeContact DWS (9) 84% 89% 80% 80% 84% 90%
Toyo Celsius (12) 83% 78% 70% 63% 84% 79%

Toyota Matrix (Corolla wagon) FWD Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Toyo Celsius given 80% (-65-15-)
Driving on mostly town for 6000 spirited miles
Tires are wearing out well. Over 10,000 km of city driving on them and the rear still has 8mm tread while the front has 6mm. Felt great even in the ice and snow. Not as grippy in the ice and snow as Blizzaks or Ice Guards but works well.
tyre reviewed on 2021-11-09 18:02:38
Writing about the Continental ExtremeContact DWS given 70% (205-55-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 9000 spirited miles
I drive hard: used to rally, some autocross also. Due to my location, I always buy all-season tyres -- though I still expect HIGH performance. In the past I've had Bridgestone RE960AS and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. The DWS surpasses ALL tyres I've owned: greatest grip in dry, wet, and snow (especially wet and snow). HOWEVER, I initially disliked them for the FEELING when driving them at (and slightly beyond) the limit -- the sidewalls are VERY soft, which makes for a nice ride, and probably accounts for the grip in wet and snow, but eliminates anything resembling turn-in or precise handling. After greatly increasing pressures front and rear, they are now acceptable to me, but only just. Although they are spectacular tyres due to their incredibly high grip levels -- especially considering they're all-seasons -- I won't likely buy them again (though perhaps for my wife's car) since I miss the precise feeling of a true performance tyre.
tyre reviewed on 2010-10-21 09:55:02
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