Eco-Friendly All-Season Tires - How Does Fuel Consumption Measure Up?

Our fifth round of 2010 tire testing is complete. This time we are back in our BMW test cars. Tire Rack tested tires from the Passenger All-Season category collecting fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads in Indiana. The fuel economy results for the Passenger All-Season tires we tested are shown below.

The Goodyear Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology achieved the best fuel economy at 28.2 MPG in our BMW E92 328i Coupe.

Passenger All-Season Tires MPG
Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology
28.1
Goodyear Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology
28.2
Kumho eco Solus HM KR22
27.8
Michelin Hydro Edge with Green X 27.8

This information is based on our team of test drivers completing approximately 500 miles per tire over several days on the same 6.6-mile test loop. I would recommend using this fuel data as a good tire buying tie-breaker since the mileage differences are small and would only result in a difference of a few extra fill-ups every year.

You can read the full test results here.

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