Even if you do not own a hybrid you are not excluded from using a low rolling resistance tire. As you look through the low rolling resistance tires you will see there are new sizes added to fit many modern sedans and passenger vehicles.
Check out the Fuel Economy Results from the Road Ride testing using the 2009 Toyota Prius.
|Tire Line||Test MPG*||% vs. Baseline|
|Michelin Energy Saver A/S||53.8||+4.74%|
|Bridgestone Ecopia EP100||53.5||+4.12%|
|Yokohama dB Super E-Spec||52.8||+2.81%|
|Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max||51.6||+0.37%|
|Michelin HydroEdge with Green X||51.1||-0.59%|
|Goodyear Assurance ComforTred||50.0||-2.64% |
|*Calculated based on GPS distances and ScanGage II recorded consumption |
(offset 6% for Prius Summer E10 regular grade fuel).
If your goal is better fuel economy for your commuter vehicle then these tires will be well suited for you. They however, may not be the best option for one that does drive with a little more "spirit." Read Switching from Worn-Out to New Tires. The new tires do have a higher rolling resistance than old ones do. The Tire Rack selected brand new tires at full tread depth from in stock inventory for the testing.
Take a look at the some of the category leaders from the Road Ride and Track Ride Testing.
- Fuel Economy: Michelin Energy Saver A/S
- Ride Comfort: Goodyear Assurance ComforTred
- Noise Comfort: Goodyear Assurance ComforTred
- Road Handling: Yokohama dB Super E-Spec
- Wet Braking: Bridgestone Ecopia EP100
- Dry Braking: Goodyear Integrity
- Wet Cornering: Michelin HydroEdge with Green X
- Dry Cornering: Goodyear Integrity
Looking for more information? The full tire test details including; Test Report, Test Result Charts, and Test Video are available to view.