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tires for 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback

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tires for 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback

I just leased a 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback, and I'm not impressed by the stock tires (Firestone FT140). I'll have the car for 4 years (and about 70.000 km), and I'm wondering what tires to get. My preference right now is to for all-weather tires, which I could put on the original rims, especially the Nokian WRG4 (the Michelin Crossclimate+ does not seem to come in the stock size of 205/50/R17), or some all-season tires with good winter performance like the Yokohama AVID ASCEND GT, or the Continental PURECONTACT LS (judging by the reviews on tirerack). Or are there better options? The alternative would be to keep the stock tires on, and get dedicated winter tires when the time comes, but that might be very unsatisfactory for the 7 months without snow (in the GTA). And what do I do with the Firestone's? Keep them? Sell them? And who would buy them?
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Since it's leased, go with the cheapest option.
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Just keep the stock tires and get dedicated winters with separate rims.
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The all weather tires probably won't last you 70k. You probably need to replace them half way through.
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If it was my car..

- Aftermarket wheels with dedicated winter tires (Yokohama IceGuard or Michelin x-ice if on a budget, nokian hakkapeliitta if not)
- Good summer tires (Firestone Indy 500's or Falken FK510s if on a budget, Michelin PS4S if not)
- Save the stock tires for when you have to trade in the car, you won't have to worry about new tires.

Aftermarket wheel+tire set should be easy to sell for a Subaru when you're done with the car and you'll have wayyyyy better performance.

The Nokian WRG4 are well loved by quite a few members on here, but they won't last 70,000 lol.
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Winters and all-seasons (or summers) is the ideal setup. Anything else is a compromise.
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tevion wrote: I just leased a 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback, and I'm not impressed by the stock tires (Firestone FT140). I'll have the car for 4 years (and about 70.000 km), and I'm wondering what tires to get. My preference right now is to for all-weather tires, which I could put on the original rims, especially the Nokian WRG4 (the Michelin Crossclimate+ does not seem to come in the stock size of 205/50/R17), or some all-season tires with good winter performance like the Yokohama AVID ASCEND GT, or the Continental PURECONTACT LS (judging by the reviews on tirerack). Or are there better options? The alternative would be to keep the stock tires on, and get dedicated winter tires when the time comes, but that might be very unsatisfactory for the 7 months without snow (in the GTA). And what do I do with the Firestone's? Keep them? Sell them? And who would buy them?
If I'm in your position, I'd go with the Michelin CrossClimate+
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Get these all season tires, they are one of the best - Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Then get dedicated Winter tires/rims.
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I have used Nokian WRs since the first generation.

The newer generations have less winter performance to me but ride quality is not bad and they don’t wear fast at all.

To me, that actually defeats the purpose of getting them as the winter performance is not that impressive. The are relatively quiet and they ride pretty good and stand up to being V-rated (in mine).

Of course the best part is always on and no need to swap.

IMHO, this seems to be the wrong direction not differentiating themselves from all season tires that last >6-80000km.

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