Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2011 Toyota Highlander
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Cranston, RI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 20, 2012

Great tire overall. This is an aggressive tire for the Highlander but I was anticipating driving in snow this winter but didnt want to buy a tire just for the snow. This was a great alternative. The tread pattern has some substantial spacing and the tire is heavily siped. Both help with grabbing and ejecting. This tire is real grabby so your fuel economy might go down 1-2 mpg over a worn or less grabby tire. I put them on in November and just took them off now in March and put the original Toyo's back on. The original Toyo's had 16,000 miles on them and the wear was already bad and I didnt think they would be good in the snow, albeit they will be fine another summer. I plan on putting the Michelins back on before next winter and leaving them on. The tire never seems to lose air. Its super grabby and I am confident it would get me thru any mud or snow I would encounter, probably as close to a regular unstudded snow tire as possible. A lot of people get high mileage out of these so I am hopeful to go 60,000 plus. There is no noticeable difference in noise or drive comfort from the original equipment Toyo, I would say they grab much better on dry, wet, or snow, and should last a lot longer. The OE Toyo's were not good in the snow.

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