Best Tesla Model Y Tires

Best Tesla Model Y Tires

After the incredible success of the Model 3, the Model Y comes to offer that crossover package everyone wants with the electric battery technology that made Tesla what it is today.

If your Model Y tires are looking a little worn, we’ve compiled a list of the very best tires for you to choose from no matter what your driving style, priorities or price range.


Tesla Model Y Tire Sizes

Below is a list of each Tesla Model Y trim level as well as the different tires sizes available from the factory for each.

  • Long Range 255/45/19 or 255/40/20
  • Performance 255/35/21 (front) 275/35/21 (rear)
  • Standard 255/45/19 or 255/40/20



Best Tire for Tesla Model Y

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3 Plus

If you want the best tire, go for a Michelin. Ninety-nine times out of 100 you won’t be wrong. And that’s what we’re recommending you go for here with the Pilot Sport AS 3 Plus.

The silica-infused tread uses more silica than you’ll normally find, with a custom compound to deliver grip in wet that’s almost as good as it is in dry. And dry grip really is impressive with excellent turn in, overall grip and linear responsiveness.

Even cold weather performance is good, which is surprising for such an aggressive tire. In fact, the AS 3 Plus model improved winter grip over the older AS 3 by 28 percent.

And perhaps best of all this level of performance will stick with you for years. Michelin engineered the tire with its Variable Control Contact Patch 3.0 design that more evenly distributes road forces on the tire so it wears more evenly. As a result, they back it with a 45,000 mile warranty.

A premium tire, it’s not even that expensive for what you’re getting.


Best Summer High Performance Tire for Tesla Model Y

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Again, the Michelin comes out on top here. If you’re looking for maximum grip and don’t need all-weather performance, the Pilot Spot 4S delivers. This tire is made for sports car and supercars and never disappoints.

One look at the tread compound says it all. There are massively wide center tread sections for a huge contact patch. Extra wide shoulder tread blocks butt up against one of the center tread ribs making for an absolutely enormous amount of tread that’s touching the road during cornering, delivering world-class grip and handling control.

Beyond that, the interior construction is made from light weight materials to reduce unsprung weight on your vehicle, while Michelin employs its usual technologies to better distribute road forces on the tire allowing for a 30,000 mile warranty.

More than just amazing performance we also love the rim protectors, with the sidewall that comes out wider than the wheel, as well as Michelin’s “velvet sidewall” design that just helps set this tire apart aesthetically.

It’s expensive, yes, but the best is really is worth paying for.


Best Budget Tire for Tesla Model Y

Toyo Proxes Sport AS

With the Proxes Sport AS, Toyo offers an ultra high performance option for those who need year round traction. Making use of an extra sticky rubber compound, the silica-infused tread delivers in the wet as well.

Priced roughly 20% less than the top picks on this list it does offer less performance, but not dramatically so. A 40,000 mile tread life warranty comes on the tire in the Y speed rating required for the Model Y. Don’t be fooled by the 50,000 mile rating that may be advertised, that’s only for V and W rated tires.


Cheapest Tire for Tesla Model Y

Yokohama Parada Spec X

Not much cheaper than the Toyos above, the Yokohama Parada Spec X is a performance all-season tire that’s made for crossovers and SUVs. Grip in wet and inclement weather is solid though overall summer grip is a bit lacking, especially for the grippy tread compound used. This tire comes with a 420 UTQG rating (we’ll leave the 420 jokes to you) so it should offer impressive summer grip.

Perhaps the biggest drawback, however, is the lack of any mileage warranty. Plus, customer reviews aren’t terribly positive. We’d definitely go for the Toyos above.


Best Winter Tire for Tesla Model Y

Continental Winter Contact TS830

There are almost as many winter tire options for the Tesla Model Y as their are summer choices. And if we’re being totally honest, none of them will steer you wrong. In general, we really just want anyone who lives in a true winter climate to own some winter tires and not rely on all-seasons.

The Winter Contact TS830 is designed for high performance machines and features particularly wide shoulder tread blocks for added grip, no matter if you’re driving on cold clear roads, hit an icy patch or the road is completely covered in snow. In addition, the tread pattern is designed to force away water and slush.

Extra attention was also paid on this tire to limit road noise and we feel that in an EV like the Model Y, that’s particularly appreciated.


Cheapest Tire for Tesla Model Y

Laufenn S Fit AS

Yes, you can find cheaper tires than the Laufenn S Fit AS, but we can almost guarantee they are junk. This tire isn’t going to blow you way, but it does offer a solid compromise between performance and every day comfort.

All wether grip is solid, though they don’t perform as well in the cold as some pricier tires.

They also aren’t terribly long lasting with a mileage guarantee of 45,000 miles.

Extremely highly rated by consumers these will satisfy most Model Y owners. And the price is more than 50% less than what you’ll pay for a premium brand!


Additional Tesla Model Y Tires

Falken Azenis FK510

Continental Extreme Contact Sport

Yokohama Advan A052 – This is a street-legal racing tire

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 AC

Michelin X-Ice Snow

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Bridgestone Potenza S001

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4


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