What is the best tire choice for your daily driver? If you ask the MotoIQ crew, we will likely point you to the Nitto Motivo. Almost everyone in the office has had a daily rocking these super versatile tires. So when it came time to replace the tires on our daily driven wagon our first choice was the Nitto Motivo.
Tires are much like anything else with cars, the best choice is dependent on application. In the case of tires, the type of driving you want to do with your car is by far the most important factor in your decision. For example, our 2010 Volvo P3 V70 R-Design lives its life doing exactly what it was designed to do. Work commuter, groceries/supplies hauler, and mega safe road trip warrior. So comfort, noise, and durability are the most important factors in our decision. Right?
Well yes, but after all we are car guys and simply can’t help but try to break speed PBs on freeway on/off ramps. Even if it is in one of the only stock-ish cars in the fleet. Adding performance to the equation definitely ups the ante, but it’s also why the Nitto Motivo is such a perfect fit for our application. We will be outfitting our V70 with a set of 255/40/18 Motivos, which are a little bigger than the stock recommended size.
While we upgrade the tires we’ll be applying the MotoIQ “while we’re in there” mantra and take this time to give the V70’s shoes some much needed TLC. She’s put in almost 150k miles of work and the wheels are beat!
The ol’ girl on a San Francisco road trip doing what she does best. Overall the car is in great condition, but she’s a bit of a Monet. Go ahead, zoom in and feast your eyes on the street rash!
The Motivo’s have a unique all weather tread compound. Silica, along with an innovative binding agent, is infused throughout the compound to increase the tire’s handling and treadlife.
The Motivo has an asymmetrical design with larger low squirm outer blocks to help with dry cornering and an aggressively siped set of inner blocks to aid in wet grip. To enhance straight line stability the tread pattern also features a continuous center rib.