Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have owned multiple vehicles, and some came with the Michelin MX4 high energy tires. I find the Continental DWS tire to be fare superior in just about every category that you have listed here. I more than pleased with this tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

These tires were stock from Mazda. I don't know how this tire can be rated as all season. Traction is extremely poor in the least amount of snow. It performs ok on dry roads. I will probably replace these tire before this winter is over.   Read More

Looking for Quiet Tires? Check Out My Top Three Picks!

When shopping for tires, most drivers place a good deal of emphasis on quietness. No one wants to listen to a loud tire on a long trip or have to shout at their passengers to have a conversation. Tire noise can be more than just an annoyance, it can also mask important sounds that affect vehicle performance, maintenance and safety.   For most drivers, the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

These tires are by far the BEST tires I have had on my Saab !!! The car handles great. My car feels like it's floating. Amazing ride. I highly recommend these tires. I have a radar and these tires can handle speed with ease. I've gone up to 130 mph. And its very stable. I would buy them again. I had Perelli's and they did not handle well. If you drive a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

These replaced the original Continental run-flats after 24000 miles at which point the wear bars were showing. These tires completely changed the character of the car. It now rides much more smoothly, quieter and the speedometer is more accurate. These tires were original equipment on my last two cars (Passats w/4Motion) and I loved them on those, too....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Just got these tires on 07 MDX. Ride quality is superb. Road noise reduction almost 100% from the old set of Michelin Energy. Will update when more miles are on these tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

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...  Read More

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

I have 32,000 miles on these tires and probably have 10,000 miles left. Good life for a heavy full sized car. Not to great in snow, but not terrible. Seem to be fine on wet roads. I normally drive too fast and so far the tires have kept me on the road even when roads are sandy in the spring. Our roads in this part of New York are poor in quality with pot...  Read More

What are the Quietest Tires Available for 2013? Find Out Here!

In a recent post, "Best Tire Brands for Long Treadwear", some of the longest wearing tires were discussed and how treadlife is one of the most important factors that consumers consider when deciding which tiresto buy. In addition to treadlife, tire noise is a major factor to most drivers when selecting a new set of tires. Who wants to listen to the drone of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

I am so happy with my Pirelli Scorpion Verde's that I can't wait to buy another pair. I had Michelin Energy's on my X5 and yes they are a good all around touring tire, however the price is just outragious. Plus, Pirelli's Scorpion Verde's to me are a far more superior tire from the ride, the handling and the way the tire is built. For example, as soon as...  Read More

Goodyear vs. Michelin Brand Showdown

Two of the most recognizable and respected brands in the industry are Michelin and Goodyear. Both brands have their fans, both brands have their detractors, but ask any sampling of people in the United States to name a couple of tire brands and Goodyear and Michelin will probably dominate the responses. A common question that we receive is: "Which brand is...  Read More

Best Tires for Fuel Economy

With high fuel prices, everyone is looking for ways to save money at the pump. The tires on your car have an impact on your fuel economy. One easy way to reduce your rolling resistance is to always maintain proper air pressure in your tires. An underinflated tire takes more energy to roll - costing you money. Today, many manufacturers have designed tires to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy LX4

I have a set of these Michelin LX4 on my Odyssey EXL. I had always been happy with Michelin in the past on my Honda Accords and Nissan. They are generally more quiet than any other tires of comparable costs, particularly when they get olders (35K+). This set performs well for the most part with no exception. I rotated my tires every 7.5K so they wear evenly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy LX4

These were OE tires on my Odyssey, and I've just put them back on after taking off my X-Ice xi2s, which are excellent. The LX4s are loud, hard riding tires abviously designed to squeeze out a tenth of an MPG more in testing. They were absymal in snow/ice, and hydroplane fairly easily. Treadwear has been okay, although the previous owner did not rotate them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

Six months ago, I bought the car used with 19,200 miles on it. At the time the tread depth was 5/32. Just had a 5,000 mile check and was told the tread depth is now 3/32 or less, and the tires need to be replaced. Original owners of the car bought it in Maine and resided in Florida for a couple of years, so I cannot speak to their driving habits, however, I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

These are my first winter tires and compared to the horrid Energy LX4s that were OE on the van, these cut through snow and ice like nothing I've ever seen before. Sure, if you drive fast on packed snow and jam on the brakes you can break traction, but in normal driving I never lost grip.As soon as I put them on, I noticed how quiet and smooth they are - far...  Read More

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

I purchased these tire right before winter and am happy with them for the most part. They get a little hard below 20degrees but seem to get better after a few miles. They are good in snow and very good in the rain. They seem to be wearing very well so far and hope they give better tread life than the Michelin Cross Terrain that they replaced. I did notice a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

This tire was purchased for a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid. Tire performs great in wet and dry conditions. Very impressed with the noise levels experienced with this tire... nearly silent on good roads and greatly improved on all other surfaces. Fuel economy dropped 3 mpg as compared to the previous tires(Michelin Primacy MXV4) Much of the difference may be new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

These tires came on my car. They're good when dry, OK when wet, lousy in snow. I have 34,000 miles on my car and use snow/winter tires in the winter. The tires have no more than 20,000 miles on them, but are worn out and provide very little traction when wet and no traction in snow now.   Read More

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

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...  Read More