I bought my 2009 SX4 Crossover Technology FWD/4 speed automatic just before Christmas 2013. The tires that came on the car (Falken Ziex P205/60R16) I suspect are not the original tires that were on it when new, and they look a little thin in the tread department, so I have no doubt I am going to be buying 4 replacements soon. I am considering my options. The present tires look awful skinny to me, and I am wondering if moving up to 215/60R16 tires would work and would provide any advantage. Or does someone else know of another possible, better tire size that will fit on the stock Suzuki alloy wheels that are on my SX4 Crossover? I am fine with the way it handles, drives, and rides in general. There seems to be a wider selection of 215/60R16 tires out there than the 205/60R16 tires that are indicated on the door jamb sticker and that are on the car now. My research online turned up two tires get particularly good ratings in the larger size - Fuzion Touring and Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum -- while reasonably priced, they both have AA WTQGs, and, living in Florida, I have learned to buy tires with an A traction grade (due to rainy roads during the summer months) and an A temperature grade (due to 90-100 degree temperatures in the summer).
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