Michelin is one of the most recognized, leading tire brands in the world. The brand’s history of quality and reliability make it a popular choice among many consumers, especially Tire America customers. Let’s look at a few of the top-rated tires Michelin offers today, and see if we can find the right one for you.
#1: Defender T+H
The Defender T+H is an all-season touring tire for passenger vehicles and light trucks. According to Michelin, the tire’s sipes and independent tread blocks help provide excellent traction in dry, wet, and light-snow road conditions. The tread compound and design promotes even wear and long tire life (80,000-mile treadwear limited warranty), all while delivering a quiet, comfortable ride.
The Defender T+H has an A rating for traction, B for temperature and 820 for wear.
#2: Defender LTX M/S
The Defender LTX M/S is an all-season radial tire, from Michelin. It carries a 50,000 or 70,000-mile treadwear limited warranty, depending on speed rating and size. The manufacturer claims it lasts 10% longer than the LTX M/S2, using the same successful tread pattern with the improved EverTread®compound. Add in shorter wet stopping distances and better snow traction, the Defender LTX M/S is also eco-friendly, saving up to 65 gallons of fuel over the life of the tire.
The Defender LTX M/S has an A rating for traction, A for temperature and has a wear rating of 720 and 800, in most sizes.
#3: Energy Saver A/S
The Energy Saver A/S is an eco-friendly, all-season passenger tire, designed to save more than 100 gallons of fuel over the life of the tire. Plus, the tire provides excellent on-road performance. According to Michelin’s internal testing, the Energy Saver A/S stops eight feet shorter and last 16,000 miles longer than the Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 (P185/65R15 size tire). Add a durable construction that allows the tire to come with a 50,000-, 55,000- or 65,000-mile treadwear limited warranty (depending on speed rating and size), the Energy Saver A/S is a great option for consumers with long commutes.
The Energy Saver A/S has an A rating for traction, A for temperature and 480 for wear.
#4: Premier A/S
The Premier A/S is an all-season touring tire that utilizes EverGrip technology to provide confident wet braking throughout the life of the tire. According to Michelin, grooves in the tread pattern emerge while others expand and widen as the tire wears. This allows water to evacuate efficiently despite the loss of tread depth. The tire’s unique tread compound uses sunflower oil to stay flexible in low temperatures, helping the tire perform in winter conditions too. With a 60,000-mile treadwear limited warranty, this tire is a true year-round performer.
The Premier A/S has an A rating for traction, A for temperature and 640 for wear.