Primewell Valera Touring II Review
- Dry 75% 75%
- Wet 70% 70%
- Snow 65% 65%
- Comfort 80% 80%
- Noise 70% 70%
- Treadwear 75% 75%
- Overall 74% 74%
The Primewell Valera Touring II is an all-season tire that offers advanced features for a lower price. The Valera Touring II is probably one of the most economical and affordable choices for an all-season tire that doesn’t have a Chinese badge. This tire is also backed by an impressive 50,000-mile limited warranty and is specifically designed to fulfill the needs of compact cars and small crossovers.
I find it hard to believe that a complete set of four Primewell Valera Touring II tires will only start at less than $200. I am hoping the price is not an indication of the quality and performance of the Valera Touring II since other Chinese-made tires (with a funny name) might cost a bit more.
For this review of the Primewell Valera Touring II, I was able to acquire a 2010 Toyota RAV 4 with the 3.5-liter V6 motor and 5-speed automatic transmission. I’ve always felt the four-banger was inadequate for the task at hand since the V6 engine of the RAV 4 is more powerful, much smoother, and has better fuel economy on the highway. However, my test car has obviously seen better days. I’m just thankful the engine and the suspension is in great shape, save for some squeaking noises in the rear.
The owner of the RAV 4 was kind enough to lend me the car for an entire day. The CUV was fitted with stock 17-inch wheels wrapped in relatively fresh Primewell Valera Touring II tires.
Primewell Valera Touring II Review: Features
The tire is equipped with a series of circumferential and lateral grooves with multiple sipes to provide good traction on dry, wet, and mild snowy roads. The tire shoulders are equipped with stable pattern blocks and transverse grooves to improve the handling and responsiveness of your vehicle.
The variable-pitch tread design is responsible for the hushed and comfortable ride. Finally, the Valera Touring II is manufactured using an advanced tread compound that offers good all-weather traction with lower tread wear.
Primewell Valera Touring II Review: Test Drive
But for what it’s worth, the road noise is a bit of an issue since touring tires are supposed to be hushed on the highway. There are better touring tires for the money, but I bet only a few of them can go head-to-head with the Primewell Valera Touring II in terms of price.