Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Latitude TourReviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2011 Honda Pilot LX 2WD
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Fremont, CA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
February 04, 2013

We have a 2011 Honda Pilot LX 2WD. We bought these in 245/65R17 to replace the awful factory Goodyear Fortera HL in the same size. The ride is great and they are also extremely quiet. All we can hear now is wind and engine noise, instead of the groaning Fotera HL tires!

We bought these tires despite modest reviews for 03-08 Pilot application. The reason is that 03-08 Pilots' application is 235/70R16, and the Latitude Tour in that size is a Ford factory spec tire, with ~15% less initial tread depth (11/32" vs 12.5/32"). The Ford spec tires in 235/70R16 also lacks Michelin's "Green X" eco feature. We believe this is why Consumer Reports rates these tires much better than the reviews at tirerack.com would indicate.

We will update again once we put 10k miles on them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred

Monday, January 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera TripleTred Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.3
 
 

2004 Buick Rainier CXL AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Branson, MO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2013

I have never had good luck with Goodyear tires. Due to the Buick having this size and the small amount of available choices, I went with the Triple Tred due to the reviews on TireRack. I have been impressed with these Goodyears. I did consider them for my 2004 Chevy Dually, but went with a tried and true favorite of Michelins.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.25

2007 GMC Acadia SLT FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 43,496
Location: Bossier City, LA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 43,496 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2013

This tire came with my new car, i drive 80% highway 20% city at first 38,000 miles traction were reasonably good when raining no complain, but shortly there after its wet traction is getting worst and worst. I now live in southern states so i don't have snow to worry about, but if i were still live in Chicago,IL i would have replace these tires already. If they can't give me good traction when wet its definitely not going to make it through snows. I will try to stretch another 6,500 miles out of it and reach 50,000 miles before i will get another set of tires. Next set would probably be the Continental Cross Contact LX20 or the Goodyear Assurance CS Triple Tred depending on which set is on sale.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/AReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.85

2005 Buick Rainier CXL AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: Zeeland, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2013

I bought these tires for my 05 Buick Rainier when I found out BFG no longer made the tires I wanted. I was a little hesitant because these things look meaty and was afraid how the car would look, well it looks a little more aggressive now. We replaced a set of Goodyear Fortera tires with these, the Goodyear tires are junk, ok wet traction and IMO horrible snow/winter traction. When we first bought the Buick it had the Goodyear tires on it and I was almost fearful to drive it in the snow even with AWD. When we got the BFG's I noticed an immediate difference when leaving the tire place on a rainy day, they just hooked up, mat the gas and go, no slippage. Samething on dry pavement. Now onto winter driving, before the Buick was as a straight line machine, meaning it was great in a straight line at constant or slowly changing speeding, anything else required a prayer and your first born to get out of without requiring a change of drawers. It was often more preferable to drive the old beat up pickup with no heat on snowy days then take the Buick. Now its a dream, like all winter driving it still requires care but its solid on the road, hooks up in slush, light snow and deep snow without issue, it sheds snow and slush nicely too. These tires give a great deal of confidence in the snow, ice and winter driving. Now onto mud and off road, I have had it out deer hunting a few times through mud, clay, sand and over logs and rocks; again a measure of common sense and its good to go, not issues. My only complaint is that they gouged my gas mileage a hair and they are noisy between 30 and 40 miles an hour; not so noisy that passengers notice but I do. They also stiffened up the ride a little, which depending on what you want may be a positive, I don't mind it and I still get comments to the tone of "...this thing rides nice..." Short and sweet, short of horrible tread life we will be buying these again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91

2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT
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Miles driven on tires: 28,600
Location: Creston, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 28,600 Miles on Tires
January 01, 2013

Our Traverse is AWD and these are the tires that it came equiped with from the factory. We use the our Traverse to haul hay and feed on a flat trailer for the farm, to use on the sandy beaches of the Outer-Banks on vacation and delivery of farm products to Local Roots (indoor farm co-op market). The tires at 28,000 miles appear that they will last at least until 60,000 miles and they offer incredible traction in the sand of the OBX beaches, to soft hay fields, to highway Winter driving to hockey rinks all over Cleveland, Ohio. From what I can tell from other Traverse owners that have taken a chance on Cooper and Continental tire replacements, the Goodyear is twice the tire and worth the extra money.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45

2008 Ford Explorer
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Miles driven on tires: 72,500
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 72,500 Miles on Tires
December 07, 2012

These tires came from the factory on my 2008 Explorer. I work in the construction industry as a project manager. Between the many miles of commuting and driving on job sites I have been able to put these tires through the ringer. The dry traction is great. Wet traction is great. I drive on job sites after rain showers and have never had a problem getting stuck. This both with and without 4WD being engaged. I've been in mud and ruts that were deep enough to bottom out my vehicle. I can't complain about these tires. They have served their purpose and I have almost 75,000 miles on my vehicle.

There is a little bit of tire noise, but that is common for this type of tire. It is not louder than any other set of tires I have had on my previous SUV's. I would recommend these tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86
 
 

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Chateaugay, NY
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2012

Excellent tire except somewhat noisy on highway

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

Monday, December 17, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,500
Location: San Ramon, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,500 Miles on Tires
March 04, 2007

Michelins LTX M/S replaced the Goodyear Fortera Triple Treads that had only 8K miles on them. The Michelins are "as advertised" from reviews on the online tire review websites and tire installer website reviews. This tire is an "all around" excellent tire. Queit, handles well, basically does everything well. No snow experience to report, mainly highway. Owners with large SUVs said they are having great results from these tires even though the tire technology is aging. If it works then no reason to change it. After two sets of Goodyear TTs these tires I can live with. You wont be disappointed.

 

235/65R17 Tires for Your Volvo XC90

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

In the United States, Volvo made a big change to their game plan by discontinuing the V70 station wagon to focus on the XC70 Cross Country and XC90.

XC90 drivers like the fact they're getting the combination of safety and versatility in an SUV. If there's one quibble, it's a pattern of very average tire wear. Perhaps it's a combination of a higher center gravity and suspension dynamics, but whatever the root causes, many SUV/CUV vehicles wear their tires markedly faster compared to a sedan of similar mass. Therefore, XC90 drivers should also look at wear relative to cost so they can lower their treadwear cost per mile.

Be sure to check your tire size as Volvo used both 235/65R17 and 235/60R18 as Original Equipment. The best choice for your vehicle will depend on the weather conditions you encounter. If you're running the 235/65R17 size and need an all-season option to use year-round, consider the following options: 

235/65-17 General Grabber HTS $152*
General Grabber HTS
$152*
235/65-17 Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 $158*
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia $158*
235/65-17 Goodyear CS Assurance TripleTred All-Season $169*
Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season $169*


The General Grabber HTS stands out to me because of its wet grip capabilities. It was designed to combine style, comfort, durability and performance in a tire that offers pleasant road manners and a long life, in addition to year-round traction, including in light snow.

When testing the Bridgestone Dueler H/L422 Ecopia, I found it to offer average traction in wet conditions. The tire does provide handling and comfort with a reduced environmental impact. Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia tires are designed to enhance vehicle fuel economy by reducing tire rolling resistance along with the vehicle's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while delivering year-round all-season traction.

Goodyear's Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season's predecessor, the Fortera TripleTred, was successfully used by many Snowbelt drivers. This newer model displayed good emergency handling and decent wet grip during our tests. CS TripleTred All-Season tires feature three unique zones designed to provide all-season traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions.

Installing a set of winter / snow tires is the best option if you experience harsh winter conditions. If you reside in an area where all-season tires are what you need, keep these three options in mind as you search for a combination of treadwear, road manners, wet grip and light snow grip. Getting the right tire will help make your XC90 that much safer.

*Prices subject to change

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.91

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 72,620
Location: Ankeny, IA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 72,620 Miles on Tires
November 06, 2012

These tires came stock on my Jeep GC. Couldn't believe the tread life for a factory supplied tire- still had 4/32 to 5/32 left after 72,000 miles! Was so pleased I bought another set to replace them with as winter was coming and I had punched a 3/8" hole in one of them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.12

2011 Honda Pilot
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Miles driven on tires: 12,500
Location: Costa Rica, SJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,500 Miles on Tires
October 18, 2012

This tires LOST pressure !! vibrating after just 7000 miles, Treadwear IS THE WORST ( like F1 slick right now = 20.500 km )

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination ST

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination STReviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2004 Lincoln Aviator
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Malvern, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
October 18, 2012

I bought this car with only 13000 miles on the original Michelins which were so mushy and squealy when driven quickly on back roads that I had to make a change or sell the car. I upgraded the wheels to 18x9's all around and put Toyo Proxes S/T's, which transformed the car into a sports car. The Toyos lasted 45000 miles and were incredible in all weather, including snow, but rode a bit rough and made a bit of noise. I put the Firestones on due to their Tire rack rating, as Toyo discontinued the tires I had. The Firestones handle wet driving as good as the Toyos, which is outstanding, are very good in the dry, with just a bit less crispness on turn in, but ride and noise are the best combination I've found yet in a tire which drives this well in all conditions. For a 5000 lb vehicle to drive this well takes a really great tire. I'm looking to buy a new Grand Cherokee Overland and I asked the dealer if they would swap out the OEM Goodyear Forteras for the Firestone S/T's - they laughed of course. You can't beat these for an all-weather SUV ... at any price

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.55
 
 

2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
September 22, 2012

Worst tire I have ever owned. Came stock on 2010 Traverse. After 30,000 miles of being Mom's taxi they need to be replaced. Would not reccomend.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.64

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT
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Miles driven on tires: 64,000
Location: Eldersburg, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 64,000 Miles on Tires
October 03, 2012

Came with my new 2009 Traverse. I rotate them myself, maybe 6 times and I have over 60k on them. They wore great. I am buying them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Monday, September 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8

2011 GMC Acadia
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Miles driven on tires: 32,000
Location: Harrison, AR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 32,000 Miles on Tires
September 19, 2012

Tread wear not very good 32,000 miles and maybe have a few thousand at most left before wear indicators. Changing early due to running over file which punctured the tire.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera TripleTredReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Clarence, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
September 18, 2012

These tires are unbelievable! I am on my 3rd and final set and these are awesome. There is no noise when driving which is incredible because my last sets drove me crazy with the humming noise. They ride incredibly and they are a bit more expensive than my last set but in my opinion they are extremely well designed and I can trust them carrying my kids lives around. I will definitely replace all these with new ones if I still have the car in 40k miles!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera TripleTredReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

1996 GMC K1500 4wd Pick-up
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Miles driven on tires: 74,500
Location: Crestview, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 74,500 Miles on Tires
August 16, 2012

I bought the Fortera TripleTreds while I was stationed in Germany. I replaced the set of Wranglers that were on my GMC Sierra 4WD. I felt the difference immediately; I could "feel" the tires grab/hold the road while driving and cornering. I was stationed in Germany for 5-1/2 years. The tires held up great while cruising up to 90 mph on the autobahn--the truck has a sweet spot for 87 mph. I had absolutely no problems driving on/through snow, mud, dirt, ice-covered roads and heavy rain. I'm stationed in Florida now. The tires are holding up with no problems while driving on the sandy off-roads and interstate/local highways, especially when driving through the daily torrential rainfalls that seem to happen just about everyday during the summer months. I liked these tires so much, when the wife's Toyota Camry needed new tires I installed TripleTreds on it. She said she was impressed that she could "feel" the tires grab/hold the road like no other tire she had on her past cars.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera TripleTredReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.6

1992 Ford Explorer 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Edmonton, AB
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
July 29, 2012

My third set of these tires on 3 different vehicles in two cities with significant different weather conditions. More than 100,000km on each set. Great in rain, great on ice, not the best for 4 x 4 in mud or deep snow, but great for everything else. One of the best things that the vehicle feels more sure footed, a more confident safe feeling than previous tires of same size. I have also heard they are updating the tread design to improve dry traction.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.12

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Hollis, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
August 01, 2012

Tires came with vehicle.Have not yet driven them in snow.Traction seems ok in the rain,but they will hydroplain in some conditions.My biggest concern and I've checked with Goodyear tire dealers and called the 18003212136 number and I still get conflicting stories about why the sidewall tread patterns go forward on one side of vehicle and face rear of vehicle on the other side.I've seen this on the Traverse/Pilot/Acadia/Gr.Cherokee/Edge/and Explorer.The manufacturer says it does not matter.I don't believe them.The dealer says those sidewall treads are all supposed the same direction.Jeep service mechanics say it does not matter.In speaking to owners of aforementioned vehicles-they did not even notice this until I brought it to their attention.I've even contacted the National Highway Trans.Safety Admin.They say I'm the only one who has logged a complaint on this matter.I at a loss.The tire is rated a 50k but I don't see that happening.When it's time for new rubber,I'm going back to the Bridgestone/dueler apt-.Can anyone help me?Open to all ideas.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2.55
 
 

2010 Honda Pilot
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: New York, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
August 02, 2012

piece of crap i'd rather drive on my rims than those tires had better used junk yard tires than these tires you be the judge for yourself. 12000 first set and they bold second set 17000 and they illegal goodyear tried to blame me when show them proof that rotation and balance every 3000 was done and alligment all 4.