General Altimax RT43 Tires Review

The General Altimax RT43 was released in July 2013 and was designed to replace the original Altimax RT tire. They have done a brilliant job on the upgrade and this is evident in the tires performance.

The new instalment is built to deliver increased all season traction and handling. These tires perform greatly with enhanced ride comfortability and extended tread life and they are designed for drivers of sedans, minivans, coupes and crossovers.


General Altimax RT43

Altimax RT43

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Bottom Line The tire stability is exceptional throughout the speed range and the ride quality is excellent on all road surfaces.
Pros Responsive handling and enhanced stability, can be utilized in light snow conditions and ride is comfortable and quiet.
Cons The tread warranty lacks and premium competitors are better in wet and dry road conditions.
Tire sizes 20”, 19”, 18”, 17”, 16”, 15”, 14” and 13”.
Price range Starts from approximately $56.
Warranty 75,000 miles.

General Altimax RT43 Tires (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

A symmetric tread pattern and high tech twin cushion silica tread compound combine with anti slip sipe technology to deliver enhanced dry and wet road traction as well as increased ride comfortability. Along with the four circumferential grooves, General has incorporated new technology with sipes around the tread to produce good grip on light snow covered road surfaces.

The continuous center rib adds overall stability and excellent steering response in all conditions, while acoustic modulation sound technology suppresses sound vibrations for lower road noise and better ride quality.

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On the inside of the tires tread, there are two steel belts with a polyester cord body casing which allow for added strength and long term durability. The tread life is also among the longest of any tire in this category which speaks volumes for its durability.

Overall, the tire stability is exceptional throughout the speed range and the ride quality is excellent on all road surfaces.


  • Can be utilized in light snow conditions 
  • Ride is comfortable and quiet
  • Tread life is exceptional in all classes
  • Responsive handling and enhanced stability 
  • Excellent traction in dry and wet conditions 


  • The tread warranty lacks in comparison to the best on the market
  • Premium competitors are better in wet and dry road conditions 
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Vehicles That Can Use General Altimax RT43

This tire is designed to deliver enhanced all season traction and stability for drivers of sedans, minivans, crossovers and coupes.

  1. Lexus LS400
  2. Toyota Corolla
  3. VW Golf
  4. Ford Mustang
  5. Honda Accord
  6. Dodge Challenger
  7. Chevrolet Malibu 
  8. Chrysler 300
  9. Acura RSX
  10. Nissan Sentra

Sizes and Specs


  • 175/70R13 82T BSW


  • 175/70R14 84T BSW
  • 185/70R14 88T BSW
  • 195/70R14 91T BSW
  • 205/70R14 95T BSW
  • 215/70R14 96T BSW
  • 225/70R14 99T OWL
  • 175/65R14 82T BSW
  • 185/65R14 86T BSW
  • 185/65R14 86H BSW
  • 185/60R14 82H BSW
  • 195/60R14 86H BSW


  • 205/70R15 96T BSW
  • 215/70R15 98T BSW
  • 225/70R15 100T OWL
  • 235/70R15 103T OWL
  • 175/65R15 84H BSW
  • 185/65R15 88T BSW
  • 185/65R15 88H BSW
  • 195/65R15 91T BSW
  • 195/65R15 91H BSW
  • 205/65R15 94T BSW
  • 205/65R15 94H BSW
  • 215/65R15 96T BSW
  • 185/60R15 84T BSW
  • 185/60R15 84H BSW
  • 195/60R15 88T BSW
  • 195/60R15 88H BSW
  • 205/60R15 91H BSW
  • 205/60R15 91T BSW
  • 215/60R15 94T BSW
  • 225/60R15 96H BSW
  • 185/55R15 82H BSW
  • 195/55R15 85V BSW


  • 205/70R16 97T BSW
  • 215/70R16 100H BSW
  • 225/70R16 103T BSW
  • 205/65R16 95T BSW
  • 205/65R16 95H BSW
  • 215/65R16 98T BSW
  • 215/65R16 98H BSW
  • 225/65R16 100H BSW
  • 225/65R16 100T BSW
  • 235/65R16 103T BSW
  • 205/60R16 92T BSW
  • 205/60R16 92H BSW
  • 205/60R16 92V BSW
  • 215/60R16 95T BSW
  • 215/60R16 95H BSW
  • 215/60R16 95V BSW
  • 225/60R16 98T BSW
  • 225/60R16 98H BSW
  • 235/60R16 100T BSW
  • 235/60R16 100H BSW
  • 185/55R16 87H XL BSW
  • 195/55R16 87V BSW
  • 205/55R16 91T BSW
  • 205/55R16 91H BSW
  • 215/55R16 97H XL BSW
  • 225/55R16 95H BSW
  • 195/50R16 84H BSW
  • 205/50R16 87H BSW


  • 215/65R17 99T BSW
  • 225/65R17 102T BSW
  • 225/65R17 102H BSW
  • 235/65R17 104T BSW
  • 215/60R17 96T BSW
  • 225/60R17 99T BSW
  • 225/60R17 99H BSW
  • 235/60R17 102T BSW
  • 215/55R17 94T BSW
  • 215/55R17 94V BSW
  • 225/55R17 97T BSW
  • 225/55R17 97H BSW
  • 225/55R17 97V BSW
  • 235/55R17 99T BSW
  • 235/55R17 99H BSW
  • 205/50R17 93V XL BSW
  • 215/50R17 95V XL BSW
  • 225/50R17 94T BSW
  • 225/50R17 98V XL BSW
  • 205/45R17 88V XL BSW
  • 215/45R17 87V BSW
  • 225/45R17 91H BSW
  • 225/45R17 94V XL BSW
  • 235/45R17 97H XL BSW
  • 245/45R17 99H XL BSW
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  • 235/65R18 106T BSW
  • 225/60R18 100H BSW
  • 235/60R18 107T XL BSW
  • 215/55R18 95T BSW
  • 225/55R18 98H BSW
  • 235/55R18 100H BSW
  • 225/50R18 95T BSW
  • 235/50R18 97V BSW
  • 225/45R18 95V XL BSW
  • 235/45R18 98V XL BSW
  • 245/45R18 100V XL BSW
  • 245/40R18 97V XL BSW


  • 225/55R19 99H BSW
  • 255/45R19 104V XL BSW
  • 245/40R19 98V XL BSW


  • 245/50R20 105H XL BSW

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The General Altimax RT43 prices range from approximately $56 and upwards. You may also find occasional discount prices, coupons, rebates and special offers on this tire.


General Tire warrants the RT43 for 6-years or 75,000 miles. Mileage for rear tires is reduced by half if sized differently than the fronts. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear.

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General Altimax RT43 Tires Customer Reviews

James says: “I am not employed by General Tire Co. and I am not being paid for this review. I Got these tires for a fraction of what other, more expensive brands cost. These tires are very quiet and have a very attractive footprint. The ride is very smooth compared to the OEM tires. Overall, I am very satisfied and confident in these tires. I will definitely be purchasing General tires in the future.”

James posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

DJ Brown says: “Bought a set for my 2017 Ford Escape. I live in Michigan, they worked great in all weather including snow. I liked them so much that when my daughter bought a 2018 Ford Escape a few months later, I bought her a set too. She lives in Kentucky, more rain and less snow there but she loves them and I know she is riding on great tires. With us living in two different states, I ordered them and had them shipped to a installer that was just 3 miles down the street. The whole process worked great. This is the third time I have bought tires and each time I have been very happy with the product and service.”

DJ Brown posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review