Last Updated on November 12, 2023 by Rose Morah
If you are looking for the best Nissan Leaf tires, this article will help you choose the right tires for your needs based on our 2022 tire road tests on Nissan Leaf.
NOTE: This article is based on our own experience with the different tested tires on the Nissan Leaf.
- Our Tire Road Test Results on Nissan Leaf
- Best Nissan Leaf tires
Our Tire Road Test Results on Nissan Leaf
Eager to find out which tires are the best for Nissan Leaf, we tested different tires on Nissan Leaf and came up with a list of the best tires.
However, the results were not as we expected.
Results from our test
First off, the choice of tires for your Nissan Leaf will mainly depend on your personal needs/preferences.
This means that if you are out searching for the best tires, you will need to figure out what you want to get from the tires.
Based on our findings, the following are the factors to consider when getting Nissan Leaf tires:
Range vs handling
You will notice range drops when you put certain tires on your Nissan Leaf, especially those that provide better handling.
So, if you prefer tires that do not have significant range drops, then you will have to sacrifice good performance handling.
In other words, you have to choose between range and better handling.
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Dry traction vs winter/snow traction
Some tires have better traction when driving on dry roads compared to driving on wet/ice roads.
So, you will have to figure out which one will best suit you, depending on your location.
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Quiet (no road noise) vs range
Some people are more concerned about road noise. Therefore, they mainly will be looking for quiet tires.
This is because road noise can be very annoying when you are driving.
However, installing quiet tires will lead to range drop, though not a significant drop. But I have not seen a range drop of more than a 6% on quiet tires.
See also: Best EV Tires For Range.
More findings from our tire test (handling & wear)
|Type of tires||Handling & wear results on Nissan Leaf|
|All-season tires||Handle better in dry weather but are not great in the winter.|
|All-weather tires||Handle better on wet roads and light snow but tend to wear out faster than the seasonal tires.|
|Winter tires||Handle better on deep snow and prolonged winter conditions.|
They tend to wear out fast than the all-weather tires when used in the summer/warmer conditions.
See these 5 Nissan Leaf Tips For New Owners.
Best Nissan Leaf tires
From our Nissan Leaf tire road test, the following 4 tires topped our list of Best Nissan Leaf tires:
- Michelin Energy Saver.
- Michelin CrossClimate (all-weather).
- Goodyear Assurance tires.
- Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus.
Michelin Energy Saver
The Michelin Energy Saver was the best tire when tested on Nissan Leaf for range.
Additionally, they were quieter and fairly okay if you are not driving in heavy rain. This is because we noticed that they do not have good wet traction.
Generally, they were good tires for Nissan leaf owners who are looking for efficiency.
When it comes to performance, Michelin CrossClimate had a considerable advantage over most tires that we tested, especially in wet weather handling. They also performed fairly well in snow and ice.
However, after installing these tires we noted a 5% range loss.
When it comes to road noise, Michelin CrossClimate was quieter than most winter tires.
Goodyear Assurance tires
The Goodyear Assurance tires gave us a smoother and quiet ride compared to the stock tires. However, we lost about 5% of the range.
Its performance in winter conditions (in snow and rain) was also good as we were not sliding around.
They were also cheaper, especially if you qualify for their rebates.
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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus
Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus made it on this list because we have had them before on our other EVs and have had a good experience with them as they don’t wear out fast.
Additionally, they tend to be grippy, and hence don’t easily skid when driving on a wet road.
We have also not had a bad experience when driving in snow and rain, and also after installing the tires on the Nissan Leaf.