Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour
Friday, January 13, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2010 Ford Escape 4wd XLT 4cyl
Miles Driven on Tires: 18,300
Location: Rome, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Latitude Tour
Follow-Up Review: 24,500 miles on tires
I am still finding it hard to believe the rating people are giving these tires. They are solid all-season radial. For me usually after purchasing a new car the tires are replaced with in the first six months. Theses tires are doing a solid job quit and response. The only time I have had a problem when traveling down the highway at 85mph the tires I did experience some hydroplaning. But every tire will did it 85 mph in a thunderstorm. The bad reviews this tire has gotten from folks I truly believe is result of there lack of driving skills or possible the vehicle they are driving has some problems. The final issue people complain about the snow traction of these tires. Remember these are not snow tires. A wise old man once told all season tires are meant for 3 seasons. Spring, Summer and Fall. No tire will perform as good a snow tire in the snow otherwise they would no longer make them.
Initial Review: 18,300 miles on tires
It seems amazing to me the negative response that these tires are getting. They are good solid daily driver. The tires have very limited road noise. The handling is good for tire that is on a SUV. The tires are a good in the snow. This is first winter I have experienced these tires in the snow and they will get the job done. They by no means have the traction of a snow tire. They are not meant to. These get the job done if you know and understand what the intended purpose of the tire. I general run 4 snow tires on my vehicle this year I just had not gotten around to it. I think people need to understand what a wise man once told me all-season tires are a three season tire. They are not meant to be used in the snow. If you live were it snows buy dedicated snow tires for all 4 wheels. The tires are probably the most important part on your vehicle. That being said I drove my Escape in 2 snow storms with these tires on my vehicle and didn't spin a wheel.