Hybrid Tires for your Vehicle

Thursday, July 1, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Tire Rack was able to complete tire testing on low rolling resistant tires. Unfortunately, we were not able to use our usual BMW E92 328i test cars because of tire sizing, Instead, we made a switch to the Toyota Prius, which enabled me to get about 28 mpg better than my personal vehicle! Check out the overall average fuel economy data from our Real World Road Ride. The Original Equipment Toyota tires were the Goodyear Integrity, so we used it as the baseline fuel economy tire.

Tire Line Test
MPG*
Gallons/Year
@ 15,000 Miles
% vs.
Baseline
Michelin Energy Saver A/S 53.8 278.8 +4.74%
Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 53.5 280.4 +4.12%
Yokohama dB Super E-Spec 52.8 284.0 +2.81%
Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max 51.6 290.7 +0.37%
Goodyear Integrity 51.4 291.8 ---
Michelin HydroEdge with Green X 51.1 293.5 -0.59%
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred 50.0 300.0 -2.64%
* Our evaluation used Linear Logic ScanGauge II automotive computers to record fuel consumption and Race Technology DL1 data loggers to record true distance travelled.
(offset 6% for Prius Summer E10 regular grade fuel)

Don't worry if you don't have a hybrid car; these tires may still work for you. Select your vehicle and search for low rolling resistant tires (LLR). You can buy these tires online and have them shipped to one of our independent Recommended Installer of your choice.

Read all the results:  When Lean and Green goes Round and Black

Comments on Hybrid Tires for your Vehicle

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Larry:
is the Michelin Defender as good as the Michelin Energy Saver for a Prius?
Thursday, October 18, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
The Defender has a longer treadwear warranty, but is not as focused on lowering rolling resistance.

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