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    With so many new LRR tires becoming available I decided it may be helpful to have a current list with specifications in one place. I am listing all of the available tires rated as LRR. If you notice any that I have missed please let me know and I'll add them to my list. I'm still sick so I'll make this first post more informative once I feel a bit better. Until then here is a short list of tire that I find to be most useful for saving money and fuel.

    When choosing a tire for fuel efficiency and economics it is important to take tire life into account. While some tires rate higher in LRR, others have extreme longevity. In some cases a tire that has to be replaced twice due to a low treadwear rating may cost you more in the long run. In other cases the tire with the lowest rolling resistance may be cheap enough that you can purchase 2 sets and still save money compared to a more expensive but longer lived tire. Other factors that may influence your tire choice is manufacturing process and tire material ingredients. Nokian and Yokohama stand out in this respect because their tires are made with less toxic materials and/or use less petroleum in the manufacturing process (80% less with the Yokohama). The Nokian plant is powered by hydroelectric power and the Yokohama plant is rated zero emissions.

    Another thing to consider when choosing a new tire is revolutions per mile. You will want to choose a tire that closely matches the revolutions per mile of your OEM tire. While in my experience the revolutions per mile has not had a dramatic impact on my speedometer or MPG, it is something to consider if the revs/mile are drastically different. Please see the link below for a better definition of revolutions per mile and how it can affect your mpg and speedometer. For information on the Prius v (Wagon) please proceed to the bottom of this post.

    Your tire choice is personal and should be based on your specific needs. If you live in a very wet climate then a good tire for you should emphasize wet handling and traction. If you live in a very dry climate then a LRR summer tire may be all you need. For those in snowy regions or those who desire traction and handling above allow else you may want to consider a tire that emphasizes those points even if you take a larger hit to mpg. The most important factor you should consider is safety. Without good traction any mpg savings you get from a tire can be wiped out in seconds due to an accident. Tirerack.com conducts tests on tires that attempt to rate tires based on traits like wet and dry braking and handling, mpg, noise, comfort, etc.. They also include web-charts to show how well a tire performs in a certain category. Use these charts to determine if a particular tire fits your criteria in that category. For example: I wanted a 17" tire that "was quiet, handled well and excelled in wet traction. Using the web-charts I was able to determine that the Primacy MXM4 was by far the best choice for me.

    One additional trait to consider is temperature and climate. At temperatures below 40 degrees, traction can be drastically reduced unless you are rolling on a tire designed for cold winter temperatures. This applies to dry traction conditions as well because summer and all-season tires lose their pliability in cold temps. In some northern states or countries, an all-season tire just doesn't cut it. Some all-season tires can handle light snow when temps are warmer but they will never compare to the traction and overall safety of a true winter/snow tire. for safety reasons I recommend purchasing a second set of wheels and tires dedicated to winter driving.

    For LRR tire test results performed by TireRack.com please click the following links or see my thread which includes winter tires:
    New Tire Tests from Tirerack.com | PriusChat
    Testing Passenger and Touring All-Season Tires
    When Round and Black Becomes Mean and Green
    Eco-Friendly All-Season Tires — How Does Performance Measure Up?
    Testing Eco-Focused Crossover SUV All-Season Tires in Real World Conditions

    For a better understanding of what LRR means and how new tires can affect MPG please click the following links:
    Low Rolling Resistance Tires/Fuel Efficiency
    Part-1 Understanding Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)
    Part-2 Defining Rolling Resistance
    Part-3 Changes to expect when switching from worn-out to new tires

    Learn how tire price, treadlife and fuel economy can affect lifetime ownership costs:
    Total lifetime cost for fuel and tires over 150,000 miles | PriusChat

    For European tyre models see this thread: Low Rolling Resistance replacement tyres (Europe) | PriusChat
    Priuschat.com Favorites in North America
    Michelin Energy Saver A/S
    Michelin Primacy MXM4 (V-rated)
    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
    Continental ProContact with EcoPlus
    Continental PureContact with EcoPlus
    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
    Hankook Optimo H727 (not LRR but a good tire)

    For those who just want to be told what to get here it is:

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S = The ultimate in mpg, good wear but lacking in performance. Good wet braking. not great in snow. Low noise and comfortable. The hypermilers dream tire! My personal favorite!

    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max = Great mpg but behind the others in road noise, handling, and overall road manners and performance. Great tread wear but lacking wet traction. Good snow/ice traction but behind the EP422, barely.

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 = Great mpg! It is behind the Energy Saver A/S but higher than the Fuel Max. Good wet traction, great snow traction, poor handling tire but lacking in dry braking and cornering ability. Comfortable and low noise. Tread wear average.

    Continental PureContact with EcoPlus = Better fuel economy than the ProContact, very high tread wear, excellent wet braking and handling, great steering feel but rides a bit rough.

    Continental ProContact with EcoPlus = Least mpg of those listed above (just behind Fuel Max by a few 10ths) but what it loses in mpg it makes up for with excellent handling and wet traction, very high tread wear warranty (but some say they wear out fast), low price, and low noise.


    *Tires are listed in the following format: UTQG Rating, Max Psi, Tread Depth, Tire weight, Revolutions per mile, Rim Protector, Price at Tirerack or other retailer.

    175/65/15 (Prius c OEM size)

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (All-Season)
    UTQG=480 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 17LBS, 869, $81

    Yokohama AVID Ascend (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=800 A B, 44PSI, 12/32, 18LBS, 866, $89

    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max (All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51PSI, 10/32, 16LBS, ?, $104

    Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=400 AA A, 51PSI, 10/32, 16LBS, ? $99


    185/65/15 (2004-2009 Standard U.S. OEM tire size)
    Grand Touring Summer
    Bridgestone Ecopia EP100
    UTQG=400 A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 17LBS, 857, $80

    Yokohama dB Super E-Spec
    UTQG=460 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 18LBS, 848, $114

    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max (Viva Authority Fuel Max at Walmart)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51PSI, 10/32, 16LBS, 855, $86

    Kumho eco Solus HM KR22
    UTQG=800 A B, 44psi, 11/32, 19lbs, 855 $68 (100,000mile warranty)

    Nokian eNTYRE
    UTQG=720, 16.8LBS, 11/32, 851, $113 (TiresbyWeb.com)

    Nokian H
    UTQG=320 A A, 17LBS, 11/32, 851, $124

    All Season
    Goodyear Integrity
    UTQG=460 A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 17lbs, 855 $73

    Yokohama Avid Ascend (T)
    UTQG=800 A B, 44PSI, 12/32, 20LBS, 847, $87

    Cooper GFE
    UTQG=540 A B, ?PSI, 10/32, ?LBS, ??

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
    UTQG=400A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 17LBS, 852, $81

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S
    UTQG=480 A B, 44psi, 9/32, 17lbs, 851, $106

    Michelin Primacy MXV4 w/GreenX
    UTQG=620 A A, 44PSI, 11/32, 20LBS, 851, $98 (60,000mile warranty)

    Michelin Defender w/GreenX
    UTQG=? A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 18LBS, 851, $115 (90,000mile warranty)

    Michelin HydroEdge w/ GreenX
    UTQG=800 A B, 44PSI, 11/32, 856, $103 (90,000mile warranty)

    Kumho ecowing KH30
    UTQG=440 A A, 44PSI, 9/32, 17LBS, 851, $73

    Continenatal ProContact w/Eco Plus
    UTQG= 600 A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 848, $77 (80,000mile warranty)

    Hercules RoadTour655
    UTQG = 440 A A, 44PSI, 10.5/32, 18LBS, $57.27 Onlinetires.com

    15" Studless Ice & Snow
    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 w/ GreenX
    UTQG=None, 51psi, 18lbs, 851, $98

    Nokian WR D3
    Nokian WR A3
    Nokian All-Weather+
    Nokian W+

    Nokian WRG2
    UTQG=, 17LBS, 11/32, 851

    195/60/15 (2004-2009 non-U.S.A. OEM tire size)

    Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (Grand Touring All Season)
    UTQG=600 A A, 44PSI, 12/32, 21LBS, 860, $98

    Yokohama Avid Ascend (T)
    UTQG=800 A B, 44PSI, 12/32, 20LBS, 855, $87

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51psi, 10/32, 19lbs, 855 $96

    Kumho Solus KH16 (Grand Touring All Season)
    UTQG=440 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 18LBS, $71

    Kumho Solus HM KR22 (All Season)
    UTQG=800 A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 19LBS, 862, $73

    Kumho ecowing All Season KH30 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=440 A A, 44PSI, 9/32, 18LBS, 858, $74

    Hankook Optimo H727 (All Season) reported to be great in snow
    UTQG=700 A B, 44PSI, 11/32, 20LBS, 858, $76

    Pirelli P6 Four Seasons (High Performance All-Season)
    UTQG=500 A A, 44PSI, 9/32, 22LBS, $79

    Continental ProContact w/ EcoPlus (Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=600 A B, 44PSI, 11/32, 18LBS, 858, $

    Goodyear Asurance Fuel Max (All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51PSI, 10/32, 17LBS, $94

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S (All-Season)
    UTQG=480 A B, 44PSI, 9/32, 18LBS, 859, $97

    Michelin HydroEdge w/GreenX (All-Season)
    UTQG=800 A B, 44PSI, 11/32, 22LBS, 867, $97

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S (All-Season)
    UTQG=480 A A, 44PSI, 11/32, 17.6LBS, 858, $

    Michelin Defender w/GreenX
    UTQG=? A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 18LBS, 859, $115 (90,000mile warranty)

    Nokian H
    UTQG=320 A A, 17.9LBS, 11/32, 858, $125

    Hercules RoadTour655
    UTQG = 440 A A, 44PSI, 10.5/32, 21.3LBS, $57.27 Onlinetires.com

    15" Studless Ice & Snow
    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 w/ GreenX
    UTQG=None, 51psi, 18lbs, 859, $94

    Michelin Primacy Aplin PA3 (Performance Winter/Snow)
    UTQG= None, 51psi, 19lbs, 859, $116

    Nokian WRG2
    UTQG= 420, 17LBS, 11/32, 851

    Nokian WR D3
    Nokian WR A3
    Nokian All-Weather+
    Nokian W+

    195/65/15 (2010+ OEM tires size and alternative to correct 2004-2009 speedometer error)

    Hankook Optimo H426 (All-Season Grand Touring) * T rated tire is LRR
    UTQG=440 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 17LBS, 830, $72

    Cooper GFE
    UTQG=540 A B, ?PSI, 10/32, ?LBS, ?? $103.99 (Big O Tires)

    Michelin HydroEdge w/ Green X (All-Season)
    UTQG=800 A B, 44psi, 11/32, 21lbs, 842, $99 (90,000mile warranty)

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S (All Season)
    UTQG=480A B, 44PSI, 9/32, 18LBS, 832, $105

    Michelin Defender w/GreenX (All-Season)
    UTQG=? A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 18LBS, 832, $107 (90,000mile warranty)

    Kumho eco Solus HM KR22 (All Season)
    UTQG= 800 A B, 44PSI, 11/32, 20LBS, 834, $77

    Hankook Optimo H727 (All Season) reported to be great in snow
    UTQG=700 A B, 44PSI, 11/32, 20LBS, 831, $76

    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max (All Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51PSI, 10/32, 18LBS, 836, $90

    Continental ContiProContact (All Season)
    UTQG=500 AA A, 51PSI, 10/32, 835, $87

    Continental ProContact with eco Plus (All-Season)
    UQTG=600 A B, 44PSI, 11/32, 17LBS, 831, $75

    Bridgeston Ecopia EP100 (Summer Tire)
    UTQG=400 A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 19LBS, 833, $86

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (All Season)
    UTQG=400 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 18LBS, 833, $94

    Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (Grand Touring All Season)
    UTQG=600 A A, 44PSI, 12/32, 22LBS, 833, $94

    Yokohama Avid Ascend (T) (All-Season)
    UTQG=800 A B, 44PSI, 12/32, 20LBS, 828, $87

    Yokohama dB Super E-Spec (Summer Tire)
    UTQG=460 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 19LBS, 831, $126

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51psi, 10/32, 19.8lbs, 831 $96

    Firestone Affinity Touring (All Season)
    UTQG=500 A A, 44psi, 19lbs, $90

    Nokian eNTYR (All-Season)
    UTQG=700 A A, 18.7lbs, 11/32, 831, $116 (Tiresbyweb.com)

    Nokian H
    UTQG=320 A A, 19.4LBS, 11/32, 831, $130

    Hercules RoadTour655
    UTQG = 440 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 22.2LBS, $58.85 Onlinetires.com

    15" Studless Ice & Snow
    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 (Studeless Ice & Snow)
    UTQG=None, 51psi, 10/32, 19lbs, 832, $104

    Nokian WRG2
    UTQG=420, 18.7LBS, 11/32, 851, $132 (TiresbyWeb.com)

    Pirelli Winter 210 Snowcontrol Series II
    UTQG=None, 44psi, 11/32, 20lbs,

    Nokian WR D3
    Nokian WR A3
    Nokian All-Weather+
    Nokian W+

    195/55/16 (2004-2009 Touring OEM tire size)
    Continental ProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG= 540 A A, 51psi, 10.5/32, 18lbs, 851, $103

    Bridgestone Turanza EL470 (All Season)
    UTQG= 260 A A, 51psi, 18lbs, $139

    Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 (Touring All-Season)
    UTQG= 260 A A, 51psi, 9/32, 19lbs, 854, $118

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 (Grand Touring Summer)
    UTQG= 400 A B, 51psi, 10/32, 19lbs, 857, $96

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (All-Season)
    UTQG= 400 A A, 51psi, 10/32, 19lbs, 853, $100

    Yokohama dB Super E-Spec (Grand Touring Summer)
    UTQG= 460 A A, 44psi, 10/32, 19lbs, 850, $155

    16" Studless Ice & Snow
    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 (Studeless ice & snow)
    UTGQ= None, 50psi, 10/32, 21lbs, 852, $133

    Nokian WRG2
    UTQG=420, 44PSI, 11/32, 18.7LBS, 851,

    Nokian WR D3

    205/60/16 (OEM Prius v Wagon)

    Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (Grand Touring All Season)
    UTQG=600 A A, 51PSI, 12/32, 24LBS, 812, $113

    Michelin Defender w/GreenX (All-Season)
    UTQG=820 A B, 44PSI, 10/32, 21LBS, 810, $131 (90,000mile warranty)

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S (All-Season)
    UTQG=480 A A, 51PSI, 9.5/32, 21LBS, 810, $148

    Yokohama Avid Ascend (H) (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=800 A B, ?PSI, 12/32, 22LBS, 808, $109

    Yokohama BluEarth S34 (Grand Touring All-Season) oem tire
    UTQG=320 B A, 51PSI, ? , 22LBS, ? , $148

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51psi, 11/32, 20.7lbs, 809 $

    Nokian eNTYRE (All-Season)
    UTQG=700 A A, 11/32, 21.2, 809, $


    205/50/17 (A 17" alternative to correct 2004-2009 speedometer error)

    Nokian eNTYRE (All-Season)
    UTQG=560 A A, 11/32, 20.5lbs, 827, $

    Continental PureContact with EcoPlus (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=700 AA A, 51psi, 10/32, 22lbs, ?, $138

    Pirelli P6 Four Seasons (High Performance All-Season)
    UTQG=500A A, 50psi, 10/32, 24lbs, $126

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (All-Season)
    UTQG=480, A A, 50PSI, 10/32, 22lbs, 829, $153

    Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (Grand Touring All Season)
    UTQG=600 A A, 50PSI, 12/32, 25LBS, 829, $139

    Yokohama AVID Ascend (V) (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=740 A A, 50psi, 12/32, 24lbs, 829, $152

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 50psi, 11/32, 24.1lbs, 826 $

    17" Studless Ice & Snow
    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 (Studeless ice & snow)
    UTGQ= None, 50psi, 10/32, 22lbs, 828, $145

    Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3
    UTQG=None, 51psi, 10/32, 20lbs, 828, $161

    Nokian WR A3

    215/45/17 (2010+ Prius Five OEM size)

    Hankook Optimo H426 (All-Season Grand Touring) H rated tire is LRR
    UTQG=440 A A, 44PSI, 10/32, 20LBS, $119

    Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=400AA A, 51psi, 10/32, 21lbs 839, $136

    Hankook Optimo H426 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=440A A 44psi, 10/32, 20lbs, $118

    Michelin Primacy MXM4 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=500 AA A, 51psi, 10/32, 21lbs, 844, Rim Protection, $132

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 (Summer Tire)
    UTQG=400 A A, 51PSI, 11/32, 20LBS, 845, $194

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (All-Season)
    UTQG=480, A A, 51PSI, 10/32, 21lbs, 845, $162

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 51psi, 11/32, 23.3lbs, 844, $

    Yokohama Avid ENVigor
    UTQG=560 A A, 51psi, 11/32, 23.5lbs, 844

    17" Studless Ice & Snow

    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 w/GreenX
    UTQG=None, 51psi, 10/32, 23lbs, 844, $148

    Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 w/GreenX
    UTQG=None, 51psi,10/32, 21lbs, 846, $173

    Nokian WRG2
    UTQG=400 A A, 21.8lbs, 11/32, 843, $215 (TiresbyWeb.com)

    Nokian WR A3

    215/50/17 (2012+ Prius v Five OEM Size)

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S (Passenger All-Season)
    UTQG=480 A A, 44PSI?, 9/32, 22lbs, 815, $144

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=480 A A, 51PSI, 10/32, 22LBS, 817, $149

    Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (Grand Touring All Season)
    UTQG=600 A A, 50PSI, 12/32, 26LBS, 817, $144

    Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=400 AA A, 51PSI, 10/32, 20LBS, 818, $139

    Michelin Primacy MXM4 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=500 AA A, 50PSI, 10/32, 23LBS, 815, $161

    Pirelli P6 Four Seasons Plus (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=500 A A, 51PSI, 10/32, 22LBS, ? , $143

    Yokohama AVID Ascend (V) (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=740 A A, 51PSI, 12/32, 26LBS, 814, $131

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 50psi, 11/32, 25.2lbs, 813 $

    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max (All-Season)
    UTQG=580 AA A, 50PSI, ? , 22LBS, ? , $142

    Nokian eNTYRE (All-Season)
    UTQG=560 A A, 11/32, 22lbs, 814, $

    17" Studless Ice & Snow

    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 w/GreenX
    UTQG=None, 50psi,10.5/32, 24lbs, 816, $141

    225/40/18 (best size for 2010 Prius)

    Continental ContiTouringContact CW95
    UTQG=360 A A, 51psi, 23lbs, 10/32, 827, $195

    Continental ExtremeContact DWS (non-LRR tire but a great tire)
    UTQG=540A A, 51psi, 21lbs, 10/32, 825, $142

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 50psi, 11/32, 24.7lbs, 827 $

    18" Studless Ice & Snow
    Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 w/GreenX
    UTQG=None, 50psi,10.5/32, 21lbs, 829, $218

    Michelin X-Ice Xi2 w/GreenX
    UTQG=None, 50psi,10.5/32, 23lbs, 829, $177

    Nokian WR A3

    235/40/18
    Michelin Primacy MXM4 (All-Season)
    UTQG=500 A A, 51psi, 9/32, 22lbs, 819, $155

    Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus (Grand Touring All Season)
    UTQG=500 AA A, 50PSI, 12/32, 25LBS, 820, $229

    Pireli P6 Four Seasons (All-Season)
    UTQG=400 A A, 50psi, 11/32, 23lbs, 818, $162

    Yokohama YK580 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    UTQG=580 A A, 50psi, 11/32, 26lbs, 818 $

    18" Studless Ice & Snow

    Nokian WR A3

    Prius v (Wagon) Tire Selection: (Thanks to dhanson865)

    My list isn't purely LRR and it's sorted by rim then RPM sizes not xxx/xx/ sizes but here it is:

    Prius v (Wagon) OEM tire RPM and speedometer accuracy

    OEM 16" #1 811 205/60/16 Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02
    OEM 16" #2 8?? 205/60/16 Yokohama BluEarth S34
    OEM 16" #3 810 205/60/16 Michelin Energy Saver A/S

    OEM 17" #1 8?? 215/50/17 Toyo Proxes A20

    I don't have accuracy data yet so I'm listing tires in the range of 795 to 825 RPM until we have data.


    v (Wagon) ~810 RPM 15" Tires

    823 215/55/15 Michelin Primacy MXM4 with Green X
    822 205/65/15 Michelin Hydroedge with Green X
    821 205/65/15 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
    820 205/65/15 Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
    818 205/65/15 Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    818 205/65/15 Kumho Solus HM KR22
    816 205/65/15 Hankook Optimo H727
    815 205/65/15 Yokohama AVID ENVigor
    806 215/65/15 Michelin Hydroedge with Green X
    797 205/70/15 Michelin Hydroedge with Green X
    79x 205/70/15 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max (maybe 795 RPM?)


    v (Wagon) ~810 RPM 16" Tires

    824 215/55/16 Continental ExtremeContact DWS (Ultra High Performance All-Season)
    824 215/55/16 Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    823 215/55/16 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus (Ultra High Performance All-Season)
    820 215/55/16 Yokohama AVID ENVigor
    808 205/60/15 Yokohama Avid Ascend (All-Season)
    814 205/60/16 Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
    814 205/60/16 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
    812 205/60/16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
    811 205/60/16 Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02
    811 205/60/16 Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    811 205/60/16 Kumho Solus HM KR22
    810 205/60/16 Michelin Energy Saver A/S
    810 205/60/16 Yokohama AVID ENVigor
    808 205/60/16 Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology (Standard Touring All-Season)
    807 205/60/16 Hankook Optimo H727
    800 215/60/16 Michelin Hydroedge with Green X
    800 215/60/16 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
    797 215/60/16 Michelin Primacy MXV4 with Green X (make sure it's marked Green X)
    797 215/60/16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
    797 215/60/16 Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    796 215/60/16 Michelin Energy Saver A/S
    790 205/65/16 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max


    v (Wagon) ~810 RPM 17" Tires

    825 205/50/17 Continental ExtremeContact DWS (Ultra High Performance All-Season)
    818 215/50/17 Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    817 215/50/17 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
    815 215/50/17 Michelin Primacy MXM4 with Green X
    815 215/50/17 Yokohama AVID ENVigor
    807 225/50/17 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
    805 225/50/17 Continental ContiProContact (Grand Touring All-Season)
    803 225/50/17 Michelin Energy Saver A/S
    803 225/50/17 Michelin Primacy MXM4 with Green X
    803 225/50/17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus (Ultra High Performance All-Season)
    795 215/55/17 Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

    RR is going to be all over the board with the varying widths and the occasional non LRR tire in the mix.

    Be careful if you are considering a Michelin Primacy MXV4 that it actually has the Green X logo on the sidewall if you care about LRR. Not all Primacy MXV4 tires are LRR.
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    Good list F8L.

    BTW. What are the numbers in the second last column (just before price). Is that related to rolling circumference?

    Edit: Ok I just figured it out, it's revs per mile.

    BTW. If anyone wants that in a metric unit : Rolling circumference (cm) = 160934 / (rev per mile)
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    Thanks. :)

    I'm currently adding all of the 195/65/15s. I will have them listed by this evening. There are more options in that size so it's taking longer and well, it's breakfast time! :D
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    I have 10,000 miles on a set of these so far. In spite of a poor track test review by TireRack (wet handling in a BMW 318i), they are a good bang for the buck, and I have not noticed any handling issues whatsoever, running at 40 psi. But I live in the high desert too, so wet traction is not an everyday concern.
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    That is good to hear. They appear to be one heck of a deal considering the extremely high warranty and low price. I'm interested in them if the MPG is similar enough to the others in LRR category.
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    You left out the Gen II touring size 195/55/16.

    I tried 205/55/16 Khumo Ecsta LX Platinums, but they killed my mileage.

    I sold them and replaced them with Bridgestone Ecopia EP422s and now have as good or better mileage than the stock tires but a much quieter ride.
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    There are only two makes in your 196/65/r15 that will handle 51 PSI. Either one of those I believe are the best choice for this size? You could maybe add GY triple tread and Michelin Hydro Edge? Thanks for the excellent job.This should be a big help to allot of us! Hal
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    Thanks, Sorka and Hal! I'll add the new stuff and put labels for the size of tire that came on each Prius. Just makes things easier and cleaner. You are all a big help. :)
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    The Integrities look like a good value in terms of price and rolling resistance. It figures why Toyota picked them for the Prius.
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    True but unfortunately they were not a good tire, especially for wet braking and longevity. :)
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    Thank you SO much! We're just now facing the tire decisino, and really want to choose better LRR tires this time around for our 06 Prius. Our mileage hasn't been as good as we think it could be. We've gotten quotes from a local dealer (Eugene OR), plus from Les Schwab, so now will run through your list. It seems folks here not paying much attention to LRR< though.... Much obliged for your help - sorry you're sick, but thanks for the time in researching this!:)
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    My pleasure, Barb. :)

    You Might want to edit your post to unquote me though. It's a long list. lol
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    Just got four Continental ProContact w/ EcoPlus installed today. First impression: FANTASTICALLY quiet. We'll see what they do to my mileage considering the hodgepodge of tires they replaced (yay used cars!)
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    Excellent list! (One thing: should that be "2%" error, not "2 MPH" error? 195/65R15 tires replacing the originals would almost exactly compensate for a +2% error.)
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    good work F8
    only thing I dont see is a quantity for LRR ?
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    It's a 2mph error if I'm thinking of the right issue. The Genii with 185/65/15 tires produces an error where speedometer reads 2mph too fast.


    Thanks. :) Unfortunately I've yet to see any LRR numbers to quantify the manufacturer's claim of LRR. If they ever become available I'll update the thread. Until then, I will try to link to quality tests that were performed on the listed tires. If you know of any I've missed please link me to them and I'll add them. :)
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    Please provide us with your opinion on the tires after they break in. I'm really interested in these tires. They are priced well, have a good treadwear rating and tested well against other LRR tires. There are no reviews on Priuschat that I know of.
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    cool
    in which case, some temporary resources but interesting resources
    Rolling resistance of Tires?
    Low-rolling Resistance Tires Information, Low-rolling Resistance Tires Reference Articles - FindTarget Reference
    http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/SR286Rolling_Resistance_Data.pdf
    http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/GREEN/REPORTS/cgrtirerollingresistance.pdf
    Tires and Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy: Informing Consumers, Improving Performance -- Special Report 286
    News | Corporate | Bridgestone Corporation
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    Hi Sidecar. As you can see all of that data comes from independent testing. I'm sure the manufacturers also do the tests and have the data but unfortunately they don't seem to like sharing with us. They seem to prefer marketing spiel and adjectives like "super" "ultra" "best" "incredible" to describe their tires performance rather than concrete numerical data.

    BTW. Just in case not everyone knows what those numbers mean. The coefficient of rolling resistance (CRR) is the ratio of the rolling friction force of the tire in relation to the weight (vertical gravitation force) on the tire.

    So for example if car weighing 3600 Lbs had a tires with a CRR of 0.01 then the force require to push the car at low speed on a smooth flat surface would be about 36 Lb's. Obviously it takes a little more due to friction in the bearing etc, but 36 Lb's force would be the contribution of friction from the tires.

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