Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

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Vehicle: 2008 Honda CRV EX-L
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Location: Lake Peekskill, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Latitude Tour
Follow-Up Review: 65,000 miles on tires
October 08, 2013
So I have come to the end...it's time to replace my Latitudes. With 65k miles on them, I have not been disappointed and they definitely exceeded the expectations. Needless to say, I am purchasing a new set of Latitudes. They effortlessly got me through 3 winters in the northeast, went on a handful of road trips...NY to OBX...and of course there is the daily commute. I still am very fond of this tire, great value, with proven results.
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
February 25, 2010

Ok so here is my story...much of like the previous CR-V owners, the stock tires, whether the Dueler's or the Continentals...don't really satisfy the driver or the car. I was stuck with the Dueler's last winter, and instead decided to drive my Honda Civic in the snow. I stretched out the life of my Dueler's to about 28,500 miles. Since then, about November 2009, I've upgraded to the Michelin Latitude Tour.

I am 25 years old, with a 1 year old daughter. My wife and I share the two cars we own. I bought my CR-V in April of 2008 and by the following spring was looking to get rid of it. The tread wear wasn't really bad so I decided to wait until this winter to put a better set of tires on and see if there was a difference...

I can't put into words the improvement. I live in Putnam County, NY about an hour or so north of Manhattan. And recently we've had our fair share of bad weather as has much of the northeast. I have purposely tested these tires in as many adverse conditions as possible. I drive pretty aggressively on a daily basis so I feel confident I can give you a pretty good review of this tire. It handles, dry, wet, slippery, snow and ice, its a world of difference. No more traction light when you accelerate on wet roads...these tires grip. I can also notice a tremendous difference in the comfort of the ride. It feels like the car is brand new again and I drives better than I ever did. Although I have a heavy foot, there are plenty of times I am easy on the gas...especially when my daughter is in the car. So for those times, when I am not so quick to jump on the gas, I have noticed about 2-3 mi/gal better gas mileage.

Bottom line...The OEM tires on 2008 Honda CR-V's (I'm sure all of the one's from 07-11's) are horrible...anything will be better. If you chose to go with the Michelin Tour's, you won't be disappointed!

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