2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback MT
Just some obervations: At a Discount Tire I asked the salesman to pull a Continental Extreme Contact DWS06+ and a Yokohama YK740 GTX in 215/50R17 to compare side by side. Sidewalls are about the same stiffness and it seems adequately rigid for my tastes (I prefer steering response to be relatively quick and stable). The center stiffness (pushing down on the center of the tread) is different, with the YK740 having some give, but IDK what this means in terms of steering response vs. bump absorption. There is visibly much deeper tread on the YK740, spec'd at 12/32 vs only 10/32 on the DWS06+. Still deciding...