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Tire Comparison

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Some of our measurements were obviously with different-sized tires, but some, such as these two 285/75R16s are just about as apples-to-apples as you can get. They are the same height, tread width, and are within a few pounds of each other, mounted on their respective aluminum rims. In this case, the 1⁄2 mpg difference is most likely because the Cooper tire (left) has a more aggressive tread pattern than the Goodyear tire (right).