Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS Review
Impressive quality and performance at a bargain price, the Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS delivers in all categories, including an affordable price.
- Impressive wet and cold grip
- Solid tread life
- Attractive price
- Not as sporty as some
- Lame name
The Tiger Paw name might sound a bit old fashioned. It does date back to the muscle car era. This tire does, however, make use of the latest technology and is manufactured by Michelin to deliver well-rounded performance for modern vehicles, ranging from cars and crossovers, to SUVs and pickup trucks.
A touring tire, it’s designed to deliver a comfortable and quiet highway ride and it does just that. In fact, it’s impressive that it is quiet considering the heavily siped tread blocks.
Handling is decent, with a conventional five-row tread pattern and a center tread rib that’s nice and wide for highway stability and turn-in response. The divisions in that center rib do make it slightly less engaging than it could be. However, all those slits are there for a very good reason, namely, performance in inclement weather.
With deep grooves in the tire and plenty of slits to evacuate water from the tread base, wet weather grip is very good. As for when the Mercury drops, these are not winter tires (and we still recommend you get winter tires if you live somewhere that gets regular snow) but they do offer more winter grip than many. In particular, note the zig-zag siping on the exterior tread blocks which does allow for some grip on snow covered roads.
Tire life ranges from around 65,000 to 75,000 miles, depending on the speed rating of the specific tires you’re looking at. This isn’t industry leading, but it’s quite high for a budget tire. It part, this is due to the tread compound, but more so due to the tread design which was designed using Uniroyal’s “Tru-Last” technology, wherein the tires are designed to wear more evenly over time, resulting in longer overall tread life.
If there’s anything to complain about with these tires its that they might not be all that sporty. Don’t get us wrong, they’re perfectly suitable for almost any driver but, like we said, we’re actually trying to find fault with them at this point. And it’s hard to do, unless you count the dated name.
Overall we’re very impressed. Budget brand tires are normally an ok compromise for those who don’t want to spend the extra money. These are some of the best in the budget segment and we’d recommend them even for those who have a bigger budget. You won’t be disappointed.
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS Price
Pricing for the Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS starts at just over $75 for a 14-inch size and goes up to just over $150 for a 20-inch fitment.
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS Warranty
The Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS comes with a solid mileage warranty. All V-speed rated tires are warrantied to last 65,000 miles, while H-speed rated tires are warranties to last 75,000 miles.
In addition, a standard limited warranty covers defects in both materials and workmanship and Uniroyal will replace defective tires for free during the first 2/32-inch of tread life within the first year of ownership. After that point, Uniroyal will replace defective tires on a pro-rated basis down to the final 2/32-inch of useable treadlife (within 6 years since purchase).
The tire also comes with a 45 day satisfaction guarantee.
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS Sizes
How Many Miles do Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring AS tires last?
Expect to get between 65,000 and 75,000 miles on a set of these tires. Higher V speed rated tires have a shorter estimated tread life of 65,000 miles while the H speed rated tires are designed to last 75,000 miles. This, of course, depends on proper tire inflation at all times as well as following the recommended tire rotation schedule.