Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.71
 
 

2010 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
March 02, 2013

I have a 2010 Prius that came with Yokohama 33's. These wee rough riding tires in the Prius. After reading consumer report, who rated the Continental ProContact Eco + as a great tire I went to TR and bought a set. The tires wandered on a four lane road at 65mph so I returned to TR and they said I could return the Continentals by the end of the month if I didn't like them. TR put a set of Michelins on hold for me. After a few days I change the tire pressure to the tire pressure on the door. This cut out 90% of the drift and by the end of the month almost all drift was eliminated due to the tires wearing in. Reading TR reviews on both tires, at the end of the month I returned the Eco+ for the Energy Saver ES. As soon as I drove out of the garage I knew I would not keep the Michelins. They were Hard, stiff, and a rough ride. The mileage is 1-2 better on the Continentals and the ride is a 9-10 where the Energy savers is a 3-5. I missed the return date at TR and am now stuck with the Michelins. Don't always trust reviews for ride but if you have a Prius and you hate the hard seats and want a comfortable ride go with the Continental ProContact Eco + over Michelin Energy Saver A/S or the Yokohama 33 that came with the car. The Yokohama 33 rode about like the Michelins, 3-5, Continentals 9-10.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7
 
 

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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Miles driven on tires: 700
Location: Seattle, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 700 Miles on Tires
February 27, 2013

This tire came standard with the Toyota Camry Hybrid LE. These tires are rated low rolling resistance (LRR) and thus they might provide a better fuel efficiency. They perform well on dry or wet roads in the city. Cornering could be better; if your driving style is rather spirited, you will notice some sliding of the rear wheels when taking a turn too tightly. Where this tire disappoints is on wet and cold pavement. I drove up to Snoqualmie pass in Washington state last weekend and at 70 MPH going uphill on the wet freeway (outside temp 38 F) the tires lost traction and the car felt like it was slightly skidding. I had to slow down to 60 MPH. It wasn't really confidence inspiring. The tires handled well on slushy snow, although brisk acceleration caused the wheels to spin and the anti-skid light to come on. I have not had a chance to test these tires on ice or deep snow, yet. I always carry tire chains in the trunk just in case.

Overall, this tire is ok for driving in the city if you don't expect lots of snow. If you like to drive up to the mountain passes or you expect snow in your area, make sure that you have tire chains or install a set of winter tires in the winter. Also, this tire feels generally rather stiff, at least compared to the Pilot Exalto A/S that we had on the old car. I would not buy this tire myself and I wished that the Camry had come with a more reliable tire like the Primacy MXV4 (or even the Pilot Exalto A/S).

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.44
 
 

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L with Navigation
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Midlothian, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2013

The tires ride comfortably. The noise is quieter than the oe tires, but still noticeable. The tires handle well in light snow and rain. Deep snow has not been available. Tread wear is not appreciable at this time, I will need to look at tread wear at 20M miles. Good tire, but I will look at the Michelin Defender when I replace tires next time. There was not much available in Michelin in 225/65/17 when I bought these at a reasonable price.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.71
 
 

2012 Toyota Camry 4CYL
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Miles driven on tires: 5,200
Location: Mesa, AZ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,200 Miles on Tires
February 24, 2013

Great tires, came on the car new. Comfortable and smooth riding. They seem to be wearing pretty good, but I only have just over 5,000 miles on them, I'll know better when I have 10,000 miles on them. There is a little road noise, probably because I have to keep 35 psi pressure on them, required by Toyota specs. They handle excellent here in the desert area in Phoenix where I live. This new Camry drives like a sports car with these tires, love them so far.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/SReviewer's Overall Rating: 7

2009 Lexus RX350
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Miles driven on tires: 37,000
Location: Toronto, ON
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 37,000 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2013

Overall quite happy with these tires. They are smooth, comfortable and priced great for Michelin's. They seemed to wear great also, with lots of tread left. They help with mileage as claimed; I went from 9.8L/100km's to 9.3L's/100km's-- approx 1.5 MPG, so that was an added bonus.
On my vehicle they could be 5% quieter would be my only complaint. In the last 2000 miles or so they were becoming a bit louder, but not objectionable.
These tires are not great in the snow as noted-- I got caught in quite a bit before switching to my snows for the season. They are passable in a pinch, but everyone should be on dedicated snow tires if snow is on the ground regularly where you live anyway, right?
I would also not buy these if you want handling and responsive road feel, as that is not these tire’s mission. On my luxury SUV, they are a good fit for highway cruising but if you corner hard you will feel the soft sidewall flex and they don't have a very responsive steering feel. They are quite lightweight though so that helps keep them from being ponderous feeling. They drive fairly nimbly actually. They are 2lbs per tire lighter than the LX4's that were on my vehicle, which is quite a bit for unsprung weight. Even though these Energy Saver's are softish they never feel too soft, nor fully in control of my heavy SUV. If I owned a sports car, my opinion would not be as high though.
In the end I would happily buy these again as long as the price doesn't go up much from where it is and I guess that's the best endorsement a tire owner could give.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy MXV4 PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82

2002 Acura 3.2TL
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Bel Air, MD
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2013

I rotate my tires every 6000 miles. Keep them properly inflated. Make sure they are properly mounted, balanced and alligned. Easy on curves and avoid pot holes. Easily an 80000 mile tire if taken care of and not abused.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

Monday, February 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy MXV4 S8Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.50

2008 Lincoln MKZ
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Miles driven on tires: 62,000
Location: Liberal, MO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 62,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2013

The tires were rotated every five to ten thousand miles ! Only complaint is that after about 40,000 miles when first rotated they were noisy ! Still drove excellent at 62,000 miles but needed replaced. Were worn as perfect as any I have ever seen.
Put on a new set of Nexen tires and the car does not drive as good as the worn out Michelins drove !
Taking the Nexens off ! Thought the price for new Michelins was high as I plan on trading the call off in a few months !

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Monday, February 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.18
 
 

2010 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Overland Park, KS
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
February 09, 2013

After my OEM Bridgestone Ecopias E20, I replaced with the Michelins hoping for a bit better MPG. Bridgestones averaged 53.9 for the last 20,000 miles. The Michelins are at 46.6 for the first 7000 miles. I am very disappointed in the MPG decrease.The best I have acheived on my daily commute of 88 miles has been 47.9. I would not recommend these on the Prius based on mypersonal experience. They are terible in snow or ice.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8
 
 

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 700
Location: Columbus, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 700 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2012

The Energy is the OEM tire and has good performance on wet and dry pavement. However, it is a terrible tire for light snow and ice. One inch of snow causes wheel slip when starting from a dead stop at a traffic light. I am considering either the XIce or the Conti DWS as a winter tire for Columbus, Ohio.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy LX4

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy LX4Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.18

2010 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 39,500
Location: Edison, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 39,500 Miles on Tires
January 29, 2013

These tires came with my Odyssey. Initially it was good but after 10K miles getting worse. Bad wet/snow traction. Feels very unsafe while driving. Stay away from these tires.
I'm about to replace them and will not recommend these tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.91
 
 

2012 Ford Fusion
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Miles driven on tires: 7,500
Location: Brighton, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 7,500 Miles on Tires
January 01, 2013

I have driven on these tires from july to january they are great on gas mileage but horrible on dry road control, wet roads, monsoon roads, light snow covered up to 6 inches of snow, I came from a base 04 impala with no abs,traction control or antiskid control, but the tires on it where ultra high perfomace a/s and it did better in all conditions then the fusion does with the energy savers. If you live in an area with very light snow and good roads then these tires would work for you!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2008 Lexus RX350
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Miles driven on tires: 900
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 900 Miles on Tires
January 12, 2013

In 30+ years of driving. I have had Dunlop, Michelins.Goodyear and just about every other Brand out there.I purchased these to replace my Michelin energy tires that came on my 2008 lexus 350rx.In all that time of driving. I have never had tires that had such great traction, wet and dry braking , comfortable ride. I purchased these based on Consumer Reports rating them as the best All season tires and they were right on the money. Absolutely incredible tires.I am now spoiled to ever purchase another brand. As good as the Micelins were, these are 10x better. I never know that tires could make such a difference in enjoying the driving experience, but I guess your never too old to learn.buy these, and you will thank me later. No other tire even comes close

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy MXV4 PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.67

2011 Buick Lucerne
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Miles driven on tires: 39,000
Location: Yates Center, KS
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 39,000 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2012

These were the O.E.M tires on our Lucrene when we purchased it at 23k miles. My wife has driven it for seven months and has put about 16k additional miles on it, so these tires have 39k miles on them. The car developed a tremor when driving and we took it to the dealer and one of the tires had gone bad, and we were told that all the tires were almost down to the wear indicators and would need replaced soon. The tires drove really well, and the ride was very quiet. Because of the drought it never was driven in heavy rain or snow, so no opinions were given on those types of driving. Gave a below average on tread wear since they wore out before the 45K mile rating. We replaced them with the Michelin Primacy MXV4 because of the ratings they received on the TireRack Consumer Survey Results and their longer tread life warranty.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.56

2003 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS
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Miles driven on tires: 14,000
Location: Ardmore, OK
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 14,000 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2012

Well balanced all around tire which I was so glad to pick. As soon as the vehicle has worn this tire, the ride became softer and smoother, and best of all; the vehicle turned out very quiet regardless of any road surface. I must confess that I did not realize how much road noise was pronounced until I replaced old Yoko to this Michelin. Now, I neither raise my voice up to communicate with the person who sits next to me nor crank the volume up to listen to my favorite music. Both dry and wet traction are just adequate to put my foot down comfortably – even under the torrential downpour in TX, or 2-4 inches of fresh snow in OK, whereas the vehicle feels lighter for acceleration and gets easier to maintain its speed.

Sure, some people might feel scary due to the coasting nature of low road resistance tire; but, hey, this is definitely not one of the Ultra High Performance All-Season tires. So, let’s face it. We cannot have a great mileage and highest grip at the same time. There should be a tradeoff and we must understand the name of the game in the first place. Thus, if you are looking for a tire which allows you to do maximum attack on each and every corner, there are bunch of great tire out there. Instead, if you are looking for a moderate, well balanced tire with the great mileage as a bonus, please try one of these and I believe you will not be disappointed.

FYI, here are some additional numbers from our recent cross-country trip.
35.2mpg (from Albuquerque to Amarillo; 325.5miles/9.25gal)
35.5mpg (from Amarillo to Oklahoma City; 258.6miles/7.28gal)
The vehicle having 5MT carried two adults with full load of cargo. All we did was topped off Shell regular gasoline, set the cruise control at 60mph (in another word, the engine rev was kept at 2,500rpm), and enjoyed the view during the road trip. As I am not a Mileage expert, in a similar condition, my previous tire Yokohama Avid H4S gave me barely up to 31mpg. Not a bad choice to improve fuel efficiency about 13%!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HPReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6

2000 Mitsubishi Galant LS
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Marina Del Rey, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
July 24, 2009

I purchased this tire after having previously used the Goodyear GT+4 and Michelin Energy MX4's. I have few miles on these but I have to say that the ride, noise, and handling on these tires is superb. I was looking at the Kumho Ecsta Platinum but at the factory sizing they only had them in the Z rating and that seemed to soft. I have a 100,000 on my Galant and I am really appreciating the difference between these and my Michelin's. That being said I am for the first time inflating the tires at the Mitsubishi specs which is 29psi front and 32 psi back. I think I had been riding 35 psi on all four for years and likely this is what all of the oil change places fill them. I am very impressed with the tire installation places tire rack recommends as their star performers.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L AlenzaReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.33

2008 Lexus RX350
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Raleigh, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
May 09, 2010

We replaced the Michelin S8 Energy tires that came on my wife's Lexus RX350. Although we were happy with the Michelins, the Alenza's give the car a much better ride. Based on the tread wear rating, the Alenza's should last about 30% longer and are less expensive as well. I would highly recommend them for this car.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy LX4

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy LX4Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25

2008 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 84,000
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 84,000 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2012

Just replacing the original factory installed Michelan Ennergy lx4 tires at 84,000 miles and still treadwear left. Regular tire rotation does extend life of tires but these are the best performance tires we have ever purchased. Will buy again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy Saver A/SReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
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Miles driven on tires: 5,656
Location: Green Bay, WI
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 5,656 Miles on Tires
December 16, 2012

So surprised that the C-Max came standard with such a great tire. Handles loaded down vehicle as well as it does with just me in the car. Tire is very quiet which is a plus when driving in E/V mode. Love the tires, love the car.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy MXV4 S8Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.1

2003 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4cyl
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Miles driven on tires: 86,785
Location: Richfield, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 86,785 Miles on Tires
May 29, 2007

All Michelins I have owned have achieved 90,000 miles, only reason to replace is some minor sidewall cracking, tread wear is still above replacemnt requirements (penny test).

Only tire that comes even marginally close is Brigestone. You get what you pay for...

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

Monday, December 10, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy MXV4 S8Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4

2009 Mazda Mazda6 Sport Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 51,000
Location: Hartford, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 51,000 Miles on Tires
December 06, 2012

These are the OE tires and I'm getting ready to replace them. The OE Michelin on my Mazda 6 were good on dry and wet roads when the car was band new, but the first time I drove the car with the original tires in the snow it was not what I expected from Michelin. I know it isn't that hard to spin the wheel on a manual transmission, but It was like having a set of racing tires that you would find on a Corvette, very poor traction. I'm not saying Michelin puts out bad products, they do make other tires that are much better than the Energy MXV 4. I would consider purchasing a different Michelin tire.