2010 Toyota Corolla – The Best Tire Options

2010 Toyota Corolla

This article will give insight into the best tire options for the 2010 Toyota Corolla

As a 2010 Toyota Corolla owner, you should feel proud owning the 5th most popular selling vehicle in 2010.  I’m sure you bought this car for its reliability, quiet, comfortable ride, and excellent fuel economy.  Given its terrific reputation, chances are that your beloved Corolla has been running like a champ, but it’s probably due for a new set of tires.  If you are looking for recommendations on the best replacement tires, then you have come to the right place.  As an AutoSquad tire expert with several years of experience, I’d like to recommend your best tire options for your 2010 Toyota Corolla, while keeping value, performance, and tread life in mind.

2010 Toyota Corolla

The 2010 Toyota Corolla offered multiple trim levels and the O.E. (original equipment) tire size varied from trim level to trim level.  So, to make it easy for you, I’ve divided my recommendations based on the vehicle’s trim level (sub model).

2010 Toyota Corolla Base and LE Models – Tire Size 195/65R15 89S

The O.E. tires on the base and LE model were Continental ContiProContact.  This popular tire rates well with AutoSquad customers with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and comes standard with an 80,000 mile tread life warranty.  There several fantastic options outside of the O.E tire, including the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A and the Michelin Defender.

The BFGoodrich has an excellent UTQG rating of 680 and a traction rating of A.   In non-tire mumbo jumbo, it basically means you can expect between 65,000 and 70,000 miles in tread life, and superior traction (the “A” traction ratings is one of the best ratings that be assigned by the Department Of Transportation).  With its low price point and long tread life, it’s an excellent option.  AutoSquad customers agree with us and have rated this tire a 4.4 out of 5.

The Michelin Defenderis another great option for your 2010 Toyota Corolla.  This tire features a tread life warranty of 90,000 miles (whoa!), far surpassing any other tire in the market.  If long tread life is what you are after, this is the tire for you.  As with most all-season tires, the Michelin Defender is designed for year round all-weather use in dry, wet, and light snow conditions at above or below freezing temperatures.  By the way, did you know that you can get $70 back when purchasing 4 Michelin tires from now until April 15th, 2013?  Combine that with our sequester savings and you can save up to $130 on a set of 4 tires. 

2010 Toyota Corolla LE, S, and XLE Models – Size 205/55R16 89H

The original tire for these models was the Goodyear Eagle RS-A.  This tire is performance oriented, but only offers a UTQG rating of 260, which is relatively low based on industry standards.  It comes with an “A” traction rating, so it will perform well, but it may not be the best option for value-oriented buyers.  Luckily, there are a few different options that offer the same (or better) performance level with much a much higher estimated tread life warranty-including the Bridgestone Potenza RE970 AS Pole Position, Cooper Zeon RS3-A, and the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus.

The Bridgestone Potenza RE970 AS Pole Position offers superior traction  with a “AA” traction, the best that can be assigned by the Department of Transportation.  With an estimated 40,000 miles worth of tread life, this tire combines a quiet ride with superior traction.  This would be a great fit for any of the 2010 Toyota Corolla models.

The Cooper Zeon RS3-A is an AutoSquad “Staff Pick”, and for good reasons.  This tire was also rated “Best in Class 2011″ by a popular consumer magazine, and combines excellent tread life miles with exceptional traction and handling.  Another “AA” traction rated tire, this one has a UTQG tread life rating of “500”, meaning you can expect around 50,000 miles in tread life.  It’s relatively rare for a tire focused so much on performance to have that many expected miles.  AutoSquad Customers rate this tire 4.5 out of 5.  If you are looking to combine high mileage with best in class traction and handling, then the Cooper Zeon RS3-A is the tire for you.

Now if you want the best in class with the best overall offering then the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus is the best Ultra High Performance option for your 2010 Toyota Corolla.  This tire comes standard with a 45,000 mile tread life warranty and excellent traction and handling.  The Michelin Promise Plan means you can have the utmost confidence in your tire quality.  With its 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee, 3-year flat tire changing assistance, and its mileage warranty, Michelin offers one of the most comprehensive warranty programs in the industry.  Buying 4 of these Michelin tires will also get you $70 Back in mail in rebates (runs until April 15th), and if you combine that with AutoSquad’s Sequester Savings(runs until end of March, 2013) you can get $130 off a set of 4 tires! Now that’s savings everyone in Washington can agree on!

2010 Toyota Corolla XRS Model – Size 215/45R17 87W

The 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS came standard with the Goodyear Eagle RS-A.  As I mentioned earlier, this tire has great traction but lacks in overall tread life mileage.  The “A” traction rating is good, but otherwise this tire rates poorly for noise comfort and tread life. 

The Bridgestone Potenza RE970 AS Pole Position is a winner in this size.  With its “AA” traction rating and 40,000 mile tread life warranty, this tire is ideal for consumers who want superior traction and a quiet ride. 

The Continental ExtremeContactDWS is another excellent option for your 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS.  With an “A” traction rating and a 50,000 mile tread life warranty, this tire will provide some of the longest life you can expect from an Ultra High performance tire.  AutoSquad customers give this tire one of the highest ratings on our website with a 4.8 out of 5 overall rating.  Intended for use in dry, wet, and snowy conditions, this is a tire that has been rated well by a popular consumer magazine for the past few years.

However, if you are an environmentalist or a value shopper, then the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 is the tire for you!  Another AutoSquad “Staff Pick”, Bridgestone designed the tire an eco-friendly tire for consumers seeking fuel efficiency and low rolling resistance.  With a high tread life mileage warranty, 65,000 miles, this tire is optimal for consumers who prefer high mileage and fuel efficiency over extreme traction.  This tire still has an “A” traction rating so it still offers good traction.

AutoSquad offers all of the above tires, and many more, at highly competitive prices.  So, here’s a bit of shameless self-promotion in case you are unfamiliar with AutoSquad.  We are a tire retailer but also a mobile tire and brake installation service.  We conveniently install tires and brakes at your home or workplace, and you will notice that our customers love us! We also find that our customers save 10-15% overall when compared to our competitors!  We save you time and money; all the while your tires and your 2010 Toyota Corolla are getting the best possible TLC!


Contact AutoSquad at 855-484-3778, or visit www.AutoSquad.com to see our tire selection and make an appointment online. Please note that AutoSquad’s service is currently available in the Washington, DC metro area only. 

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