Which tyres for our Honda Jazz and Toyota Avensis?

We run two cars, a Jazz and an Avensis. Both have tyres that have reached 3mm depth so need replacing. In the past, you have recommended Michelin Energy Savers for the Jazz. Is this recommendation still valid? The Avensis has Michelin Primacy HP at present, but reading various tyre reviews many people seem to think that Michelin P3 would be better. What is your view?

Asked on 28 December 2013 by JT, Bolton.

Answered by Honest John
Energy Savers are good, but have hard sidewalls, so the ride isn't brilliant, particularly if the Jazz is on 16-inch wheels, and they become noisy at low ambient temperatures. If you want tyres that are good in the summer and can also cope with winter snow and ice, I recommend Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons. Another reader has had excellent experience of these on a Jazz with wear rate the same as summer tyres. Primacy HP have now been replaced by Primacy 3.
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