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Mine came from Toyota with 18" Bridgestone Turanza EL440s on them. Googling leads me to believe they were designed as a compromise between comfort and handling characteristics... I am considering swapping them out at some point to a grand touring tire built specifically for road noise, since that (and wind noise) are the main NVH that I hear at highway speeds.

Did Toyota spec out multiple different tires for the 2019 Avalon? what were your experiences?
 

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After driving roughly 9,500 miles in the year since we bought the Avalon, in all 4 seasons, including snow/ice/rain and some very hot days, I've discovered the Bridgestone Turanza's are just OK. They are an all around compromise. OK in all conditions, but excel in nothing. For a manufacturer to spec this tire, is probably the least offensive tire out there for the largest amount of customers. I'm definitely going for a more quiet ride and am willing to sacrifice some handling capability as I've certainly not needed any more than what we currently have, and I do find myself enjoying the quiet more than I thought I would, especially on those road trips.

It'll be interesting to see what is available in 235/45/18 in another year or so.
 

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My 2019 Limited (built in July 2018) came with Hankook Kinergy GT tires, which are rated on Tire Rack at the bottom of Grand Touring tires. I've found them to be very noisy and they do not seem to have a lot of traction on wet roads. I didn't get a chance to drive them in the snow last year (probably a good thing). I've got over 11,000 miles on them now and they show very little wear, but I'm not happy with the way they handle and sound, and how they cause the rear-end to side step (even at low speeds) when they roll over a manhole cover on a curve. I've never had that happen with any newer vehicle I've owned.

When I replace them it will probably be with Michelin CrossClimate+ or Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady tires.
 

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My 2019 Avalon Limited (built and bought in Aug 2019) came with Bridgestone Turanza EL440 tires. I drove through one rain event (not really a storm!), along with normal weather, and I knew they had to go. As of last week, my Avalon rides on Michelin CrossClimate+ tires and I'm extremely happy with them. Although I haven't driven with the Michelins through any rain or snow events yet, the ride is so much better and I trust their reviews! I only had 3,158 miles on the Bridgestones, but I wasn't about to wait until they wore out to replace them. It wasn't worth it to me to find out if I made it that long with those POS Bridgestones!
Anyone want some lightly used tires...
 

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Mine came from Toyota with 18" Bridgestone Turanza EL440s on them. Googling leads me to believe they were designed as a compromise between comfort and handling characteristics... I am considering swapping them out at some point to a grand touring tire built specifically for road noise, since that (and wind noise) are the main NVH that I hear at highway speeds.

Did Toyota spec out multiple different tires for the 2019 Avalon? what were your experiences?
I have purchased 2 different Avalon's and specify the dealer have Michelin tires on it when I pick it up and they always do, no Michelin no Avalon!
 

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I have purchased 2 different Avalon's and specify the dealer have Michelin tires on it when I pick it up and they always do, no Michelin no Avalon!
I tried to do this but the dealer I was purchasing from said they weren't able to swap out factory tires. Probably a dealer-specific thing.
 

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I tried to do this but the dealer I was purchasing from said they weren't able to swap out factory tires. Probably a dealer-specific thing.
I experienced the same resistance. I suspect it also has to do with warranty terms, as the tire warranty is part of the warranty package for each vehicle.
 

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My 2019 Limited (non-hybird) also came with the Hankook. I changed them out at about 300 miles for some new tires I bought at Les Schwab. So far I am really pleased with them.They are 235/45R18 Mazama Reputation "Luxury Touring". Plus I get excellent service from Les Schwab.
 

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My Canadian V6 limited came with Hankooks. However i've been visiting dealership websites and looking at their inventory pictures and some Avalons Limiteds have Bridgestones on them. All of the XSEs i've seen have MIchelins for the 19".
 

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My 2019 Limited came with the Turanza EL440’s also. I’m at 13,700 miles and the rear tires are almost bald. It is a safety hazard to drive above 45 mph in the rain due to hydroplaning. I found this out a couple of days ago when I hit a small puddle at 45 mph and the car immediately drifted a foot across the lane into the oncoming lane. In addition the car vibrates so bad when I talk it sounds like I am sitting in a vibrating chair. These tires are a POS. I’m taking it to the dealer tomorrow and see what they can do. I suspect they will say it is a tire problem and these tires do not have a tread wear warranty.
 

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My 2019 Limited came with the Turanza EL440’s also. I’m at 13,700 miles and the rear tires are almost bald. It is a safety hazard to drive above 45 mph in the rain due to hydroplaning. I found this out a couple of days ago when I hit a small puddle at 45 mph and the car immediately drifted a foot across the lane into the oncoming lane. In addition the car vibrates so bad when I talk it sounds like I am sitting in a vibrating chair. These tires are a POS. I’m taking it to the dealer tomorrow and see what they can do. I suspect they will say it is a tire problem and these tires do not have a tread wear warranty.
Wow, that's a problem. let us know if they replace.
 

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Wow, that's a problem. let us know if they replace.
They would not do anything and said it was the tire warranty that was applicable. The tread wear warranty on those tires is zero miles! They were willing to sell me a new set of tires. They quoted $208 for the Pure Contact LS tires I wanted. I asked if they would match a certain on line tire shop and they agreed. So I’m happy getting the new tires for $168 each. The tires will be here Monday and hopefully I can get them installed Monday afternoon.
I said my tires were almost bald. That was an understatement. Pretty sad for 13,860 miles.
 

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They would not do anything and said it was the tire warranty that was applicable. The tread wear warranty on those tires is zero miles! They were willing to sell me a new set of tires. They quoted $208 for the Pure Contact LS tires I wanted. I asked if they would match a certain on line tire shop and they agreed. So I’m happy getting the new tires for $168 each. The tires will be here Monday and hopefully I can get them installed Monday afternoon.
I said my tires were almost bald. That was an understatement. Pretty sad for 13,860 miles.
I don't know, I've never seen a new set of tires look like that in 13k unless you were racing. Either the tire itself was defective, or there is a serious alignment or power delivery issue (where one side is getting more power than the other). Before this, the worst I've seen from new tires are the sidewalls cracking at 5k, which the tire manufacturer (Michelin) acknowledged was a defect, but nothing like this.
 

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I am shocked about that tire condition, especially with the different condition of the one on the floor next to it. Clearly something is wrong for one tire (was it just one?) to be that worn at that low a mileage. I'm right at 10,000 miles and mine still have more than 1/2 of their tread left, and are all wearing very evenly.
 

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I have the HANKOOKS at 14,000 mi wearing evenly about 3/4 tread life.I have had no real issues they seem to do the job for my style of driving.I would replace with a more weather oriented tire(Michelin CrossClimate+ etc.) when due.I check tire pressure fairly frequently.
 

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My 2019 Avalon Limited also came with 18" Bridgestone Turanza EL440s. After one minor rain event, I knew they had to go! At 3,158 miles, I replaced them with Michelin CrossClimate+ tires and have never been more satisfied with a tire. There's no way I was going to wait until I wore down the EL400's thread before replacing them. Safety trumps $$$!!
 
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