Quiet Tires: Look No Further Than Michelin

The Michelin brand is synonymous with quality tires. As a brand, they often showcase some of the quietest and smoothest riding tires.  

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is known for longevity as it's offered with a 60,000 mile tread life warranty and provides good snow-handling capability for an all-season tire. Michelin's LTX M/S2 is also extremely long-lasting with a 70,000 mile warranty, along with nimble handling characteristics for your truck or SUV. If a great value in a passenger tire for your cruiser is what you're after give the Michelin Harmony a try. After testing all three tires, they are some of my go-to recommendations. You would be in good shape with any of them.
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin Harmony
Michelin Harmony

Take a look at what customers are saying about their experience with each tire:

"An extremely impressive tire that performs as advertised regardless of the climate or geography. I've ridden these tires coast to coast and many destinations in between and they have NEVER failed me. In addition to remaining quiet and comfortable even after all these miles, I was recently reminded how well they (still) perform on winter roads as our first real winter weather arrived with the new year. In short, if you're willing to pay for the best, look no further than the Primacy MXV4. It doesn't get any better in my opinion." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2008 Lexus ES350 (Michelin Primacy MXV4)

"Amazing, I bought these roughly 4 years ago and have driven in just about anything with them. The tread is still there, but I am selling the truck. These tires are by far the best I have ever had on ANY vehicle. Little noise, OK traction in snow and water, and great traction in dry terrain. Simply amazing!
" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche (Michelin LTX M/S2)

"We're very pleased with our Michelin Harmony tires and would highly recommend them to anyone with a minivan. I bought a set of 4 at 80,000 miles and now have over 100K on them! They had approximately 80% expressway and 20% city driving (Chicago metro weather too!). Its time for them to be replaced due to low tread (3/32 on two and 4/32 on the other two). Regular tire rotations at 7-8,000 miles along with the use of Nitrogen helped prolong the life of these tires! We'll be buying another set of these within a few weeks. Thank you Michelin!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2001 Chrysler Town and Country LXi (Michelin Harmony)


Sunday, April 1, 2012 by Tarek


I'm looking for good quiet tyres for my 2002 Mitsubishi Pajero Io. Mistubish recommends the 215/65R16 98. I drive inside the city, and occasionally on the highway. And it never rains here, maybe only 3 days a year. Temperatures in summer hit 48 degrees celcius.

The Latitude Tour HP suits this size (the ones I found are extra load - 102). Would you recommend it?

Primacy MXV4 doesn't come in this size but since it's highly regarded by tirerack, can I go with it and so fit another size than than the one the manufacturer recommends.

I saw the noise comfort rating are 7.1 and 7.8 for the MXV4, is that a big difference and worth not going with the manufacturer's recommendations? Thanks a lot.
Monday, April 2, 2012 by Alex

Hi Tarek,

I do have Primacy MXV4 in 225/65/16, on back order. Is there an equivalent Mitsubishi model sold in the USA? I'd love to help you with the fitment. Latitude Touring HP is a good tire, but build on the truck platform. Deviating in size can have some ramifications. Can you email me with some additional details? Alex@tirerack.com,
Sunday, December 30, 2012 by Liam

Tyres on my Hyundai IX35 will soon need replacement (Hankook K415 on already)I would like a MUCH quieter less roadnoise tyre also with a smother drive next time. Your advise would be most welcome,
With thanks,
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Alex

Hi Liam,

We do not have the IX35 in North America. What tire size are you looking for?
Monday, April 22, 2013 by rich

looking for a quiet, soft riding tire for my 2012 elantra
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack

Hi Rich,
Elantras can have a few different tire sizes. DO you have your size or exact model?
Friday, May 24, 2013 by majeed aziz

I have chevy traverse lt and
i wanna make my truck more softer on pumps and pothels
My oem wheels 20 inch wheels
i will change it to 17 inch 245/70R
can you guide me which tire i should have ?
Because i have problem on my low back
Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack

Hi Majeed,

Within the Michelin line the LTX MS2 is your best bet.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Ray

I am replacing tires on my wife's Mercedes. What was on it was Pirrelli 275/55/R19. They were very noisy! I am replacing them with Michilin 275/55/R19. Is this a quieter running tire?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by scott

I will soon be replacing the tires on my 2011 Prius. Quiet tires and reduced road noise are important
Monday, June 10, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack

Hi Ray,

Your size is very limited in choices. The Michelin latitude sport would be the most quiet.

Monday, June 10, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack

Hi Scott,

What size tire do you have on the Prius?
Monday, September 2, 2013 by John

Need tires for 04 Camry 4-cyl XLE-215/60R16. Which is better ride/quiet/traction dry & wet, handling, value, 60000 mi #1 Continental PureContact w/EcoPlus Tech 95V (700-A-A). #2 Michelin MXV4 95V (620-A-A). #3 Mich Defender 95T (820-A-B)
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Alex @ Tirerack

Hi John

They have their individual strengths. Please send me an email alex@tirerack.com and we can discuss them.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 by Teena Wharton

Need QUIET tires for 2008 Honda CRV. What would you recommend?
Sunday, December 7, 2014 by Gary charette

Need QUIET Tires for 2013 elantra the tires it came with are very noisy what do you recommend thanks.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Alex

@Teena & Gary
What tire size are you each running?
Monday, March 2, 2015 by Judd

I have a 2010 Prius II with 15 inch wheels. What would be the quietist Michelin tire I could order?
Monday, March 2, 2015 by Alex

Michelin Premier AS is the quietest Michelin in your size.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 by Claudia

Looking for a quiet, comfortable tire with long tread-wear for 2013 Camry LE...fuel economy also. Any recommendation? Thanks
Friday, October 9, 2015 by Alex @ tirerack

The longest tread wear is Michelin Defender. If you prefer quieter, the Premier AS is the way to go. Typically as a tire lasts longer the firm rubber will not be a quiet as a shorter life tire,
Sunday, October 25, 2015 by john

Looking for the Quietest, most comfortable best handling all season V rated tires.
For my 2015 Hyundai sonata limited 2.0
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Alex @ tirerack

Hi John, The Michelin Premier AS tire is the quietest option. The v speed rated is pretty good handling option. In order to get a more responsive, sporty feel you would compromise the ride quality.
Monday, June 20, 2016 by Kelly

I am looking for a high milege Quiet tire for a Hyundai elantra 2014 car. I'm a realtor and really put the milege on them and the ones that came with the car are not quiet at all. Any suggestions?
Monday, June 20, 2016 by Alex@Tirerack

Hi Kelly. There are a few tire sizes that could have been on the Elantra. Do you have your size? Are you looking for 50-60k tires or more miles? You can email me directly at alex@tirerack.com
Sunday, September 4, 2016 by Kallie

I'm wanting a quiet set of tires with a smooth ride for an 2012 Infinity G25. What are your recommendations?
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Alex@tirerack

Hi Kallie,

There are 2 great options. If you need snow traction the Premier all-season would be ideal. If your in a light or no snow area Primacy MXM4 is also a great choice.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Charlie

Hi I have a 2015 Ford Taurus Sho 245/45/20 or 255/40/20 will work for my ride. I am big in to drag racing sometimes on the weekend but I use it as a daily driver for my family as well so I am looking for performance, quite ride and good for hot vegas weather.
Friday, January 19, 2018 by Henry

I’m looking for rims for my 02 dodge 2500. Do they come in my lug pattern and how much?
Monday, January 22, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Henry, we do have wheels for a Dodge 2500. Click below and make sure the full exact model is entered correctly and then select diameter wheel you are interested in to see what is currently available.


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