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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Tire Cost

April 2, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

My sister called from Michigan complaining her 2010 Chrysler Town & County blew its second tire this week in a giant slush-filled pothole.

While searching Tirerack.com for minivan replacement tires ($124 each for the OE Bridgestones), I figured I'd check the price on tires for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI I'm currently driving.

Continental ContiProContact Grand Touring All-Season
$146 each

Lucky for me we don't have many snow-and-ice road issues here at the beach.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 5,867 miles


  • banhugh banhugh Posts:

    You mean after all this product placement for Tirerack.com, they will still charge you $146 for a tire?

  • banhugh, I thought Stokes Tire was their tire place

  • banhugh banhugh Posts:

    That's their local store.

  • shindig4 shindig4 Posts:

    In my experience OEM replacement tires always seem overpriced to me. I bet you can go to tirerack.com and find a better-rated, better-reviewed tire for less. Sure, if you're only replacing one blown tire than you'll probably go for an exact OEM-match to complete the existing set. But if you're buying two or four tires, look at the ratings on tirerack.com and I'm sure you'll find a better value.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Why is the price of the OEM tires on this car in any way noteworthy or postworth, since nothing has happened, apparently, to any of the TSI's tires? Slow news day there "at the beach"?

  • pantherman5 pantherman5 Posts:

    i hope as more of these cars are on the street, more affordable tires will be available. last time i checked with costco, the cheapest 235/45/18 is around 160 per tire. no body can beat costco's customer service and warranty. i needed to replace a tire on my other car, costco offered me pro rated credit on other 3 tires. i ended up with 4 new tires with pro rated discount.

  • ryster ryster Posts:

    Or...you could get Nexen CP671, 235/45/18 V-rated all-season, for $86 each. I would have no issues getting Nexen tires. I kind of wish I had done that instead of putting Michelin Primacy MXV4's on my 2011 Sonata. Would have saved $300+ and had a set of tires that were just as competent for commuting. I don't autocross, I don't race. I just drive to work and back (2 hours per day in the car), and run errands on the weekend. Every 8 days when I fill up the car, the onboard computer says my average vehicle speed is 29 miles per hour. A tire like the Nexen would be perfectly adequate for a commuter vehicle. http://www.nexentireusa.com/tires/oe/cp671

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