Best Tires for Ford Freestyleby Jeb HogeUpdated November 07, 2017
The Ford Freestyle is a large crossover vehicle that was built in front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions and was offered with two different wheel and tire sizes. With the year 2007 being the last of the model years of Freestyle, most of the vehicles in use either have been or will soon be in need of replacement tires, and there are a number of options to consider.
Original Equipment Options
The Freestyle came with tires in either the 215/65-17 (17-inch diameter) or 225/60-18 (18-inch diameter) size. The original equipment for the 17-inch tire is the Continental ContiTouringContact CT95. The original equipment for the 18-inch tire is the Pirelli P6 Four Seasons. Drivers who prefer to keep using the factory-installed tire type can still purchase these tires.
17" Alternative Options
Recommended alternative options include Yokohama Avid TRZ, Michelin Primacy MXV4, and Goodyear Assurance TripleTred. These tires typically will provide a quieter ride and improved handling and wear over the original equipment. However, they may cost more than the OEM tires.
18" Alternative Options
Recommended alternative options include Michelin Primacy MXV4, Yokohama Avid H4S, and Goodyear Assurance TripleTred. These tires typically will provide a quieter ride and improved handling and wear over the original equipment. However, they may cost more than the OEM tires.
Jeb Hoge has a degree in English and more than 10 years of experience as a technical/business writer supporting federal defense contractors and government agencies. He is a member of the Society of Technical Communicators and Toastmasters.