It’s very hard to find a budget-friendly touring tire that delivers reliable performance in the winter, but the Sumitomo Touring Plus LS seems to be the exception. Most of these cheap so-called all-season tires are only good on dry tarmac, but Sumitomo begs to differ with the Touring Plus LS.
This tire promises reliable and comfortable performance on dry, wet, and snowy pavement. Not only that, but it promises superior treadlife. Does it deliver on its promises? This review attempts to address that.
Tour Plus LS
|Bottom Line||The Sumitomo Tour Plus LS is one of the most impressive and well-rounded all-season tires on the market today.|
|Pros||Superb traction on dry and wet surfaces, admirable performance in the snow and highly durable tread compound.|
|Cons||Road noise can be improved a little|
|Tire sizes||18”, 17”, 16”, 15”, 14” and 13”|
|Price range||Starts from approximately $57.|
Sumitomo Tour Plus LS (Our Review)
The Sumitomo Tour Plus LS is one of the most impressive and well-rounded all-season tires on the market today. The appeal with this tire isn’t just its capabilities; it’s also the price tag. This is a tire that can rival some of the most premium options on the market, yet it’s listed at a budget price point of around $57. Not only that, but it’s backed by an astounding 85,000-mile warranty!
The tire is equipped with an advanced carbon black tread compound that’s optimized to deliver outstanding year-round traction. Cornering performance is enhanced with the aid of shoulder blocks and is evident on all road surfaces. The tire also incorporates a continuous center rib that aids in improving stability and steering response.
For optimal traction on wet terrain, the tire features circumferential grooves that help channel the water away from the tread. The grooves also come in handy when it comes to navigating the slush and snow. Additionally, the tire features heavy siping that enables it to navigate snowy surfaces without any problems.
- Superb traction on dry and wet surfaces
- Admirable performance in the snow
- Outstanding 85,000-mile warranty policy
- Highly durable tread compound
- Extremely comfortable ride quality
- Road noise can be improved a little
Vehicles That Can Use Sumitomo Tour Plus LS
The Sumitomo Tour Plus LS is an all-season tire that’s designed for sedans, coupes, minivans, and crossovers. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the Sumitomo Tour Plus LS.
- Chrysler: Town and Country, PT Cruiser
- Dodge: Neon, Caravan, Shadow
- Buick: Century, LeSabre
- Chevrolet: Cavalier, Cobalt, Venture, Monte Carlo
- Pontiac: Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, Sunfire
- Saturn: SL2, L100, L200, SW1
- Ford: Edge, Focus, Mustang, Taurus
- Honda: Accord, Civic, Odyssey
- Hyundai: Elantra, Accent
- Nissan: Maxima, Altima, Quest
- Toyota: Previa, Echo, Prius, Corolla, Sienna, Camry
Sizes and Specs
|13 Inches||P175/70R13 82T BW|
|14 Inches||P175/65R14 81T BW|
185/70R14 88T BW
195/70R14 91T BW
185/65R14 86T BW
P215/70R14 96T BW
|15 Inches||205/70R15 96T BW|
215/70R15 98T BW
185/65R15 88T BW
195/65R15 91T BW
205/65R15 94T BW
215/65R15 96T BW
185/60R15 84T BW
195/60R15 88T BW
205/60R15 91H BW
215/60R15 94T BW
|16 Inches||215/65R16 98T BW|
205/60R16 92H BW
215/60R16 95T BW
225/60R16 98T BW
205/55R16 91T BW
215/55R16 93H BW
225/55R16 95V BW
|17 Inches||215/65R17 99T BW|
225/65R17 102H BW
235/65R17 104H BW
215/60R17 96T BW
225/60R17 99T BW
225/55R17 97T BW
|18 Inches||225/55R18 98H BW|
235/55R18 100V BW
The Sumitomo Tour Plus LS starts at a cost-effective price point of around $57. Note that you may find special offers like discounts, rebates, and coupons on the tire. Bear in mind that the prices of tires may vary from one dealer to another. Further, the prices vary depending on the size and specs you choose.
The T-rated models of the Sumitomo Tour Plus LS are backed by an 85,000-mile or 6-year tread warranty, whereas the H and V-rated models are backed by a 65,000-mile or 6-year warranty. Uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear.
Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 6 years, with free replacement during the entire 6-year period or until the last 2/32 inch of treadwear. You also get to enjoy a road hazard warranty that covers the first year of use or the first 1/32 inch of treadwear.
And lastly, Sumitomo offers a 30-day test drive period. Don’t like the tire’s performance? You’re eligible for an exchange during the 30-day period.
Sumitomo Tour Plus LS Tire Customer Review
Michael P. says: “I’m truly impressed with this tire. It has everything you could ever need from an all-season tire, from exceptional traction on dry, wet, and snowy terrain to pleasant ride quality. Not to mention being an inexpensive tire that has an excellent warranty backing it up.”Michael P. posted (5 / 5) review
Troy G. says: “Don’t scold me for it, but I’ve never heard of Sumitomo until a friend recommended that I give the Tour Plus LS a try. Let me tell you, this is the best tire I’ve ever used, which is weird for me to believe considering how inexpensive it is. Outstanding value for the price.”ATroy G. posted (4 / 5) review