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Low Rolling Resistance replacement tires: Current List

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Fuel Economy' started by F8L, Apr 17, 2011.

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  1. F8L

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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
    Testing the Michelin Premier A/S: Is it the New Benchmark Among Grand Touring All-Season Tires?
    Testing Grand Touring All-Season Tires with a Sporty Edge
    Testing Grand Touring All-Season Tires

    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 PureContact with EcoPlus
    Michelin Premier A/S
    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
    Hankook Optimo H727 (not LRR but a good tire)
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Plus (available in 17" sizes)

    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. So-so wet traction, great snow traction, poor handling tire and lacking in dry braking and cornering ability. Comfortable and low noise. Tread wear average.

    Continental PureContact with EcoPlus = Very high tread wear, excellent wet braking and handling, great steering feel but rides a bit rough. A Grand Touring tire which should be compared to other tires in this category. I.e. it is likely less efficient than Standard Touring tires like the OE units.

    Michelin Premier A/S = Very high tread wear, excellent wet braking (best in category) and handling. A Grand Touring tire which should be compared to other tires in this category. I.e. it is likely less efficient than Standard Touring tires like the OE units.

    Pirelli Cinturato P7 = Very comfortable tire with great fuel efficiency for its class. Only available in 16" and 17" sizes. May be a good replacement tire for the OE 17" tires. Less traction and handling than the competition but by a small margin.

    *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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  2. Thai

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    this is excellent. thanks justin, hope you feel better man!;)
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    An addition for 215/45/17 category:

    Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 (Grand Touring All-Season)
    300 AA A, 44psi, 11/32, 21lbs, 844 $230

    These are the stock tire we got. FWIW, the Michelin Primacy is high on my replacement list. Interesting, the Pilot price at TireRack has the comment "closeout".

    BTW, I really like TireRack's option to pick your vehicle, and then only show LRR choices.

    Also, I think they should have some LRR index as published knowledge: LRR is not a simple yes/no. There's a wide gamut within the group.
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    According to my Discount dealer, Primacy is the replacement of the Pilot HX.
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    Members have lauded a Nokian and Hankook (sorry, I'll have to track down specifics) for performance *and* fuel economy. Is LRR only part of the story for fuel economy ? I cannot guess what other variable is at play here. Maybe tyre weight ?
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    Thanks for the additions. There are more tires available. I'll be sure to add them.

    I'll also look for 18+ tires as well.
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    I agree with you. There are indeed other factors which si why I added weight and revs per mile. Until manufactures start listing exact numbers for LRR these are about the only factors we can compare. I also added the warranty for some tires because even if they have a slightly higher rolling resistance, they could still be more affordable in the long run if they last say 100,000 miles vs. a tire warrantied for 50,000 miles. :)
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    Wow, great sounding tire...but not avail in Prius 17" size. :( Hopefully, they will have more tire size avail in the future.
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    The Kumho tire has an even higher rating and its much cheaper. I wonder how much longer it would last vs. the fuel saved. One factor that favors the Nokian is that it is a greener tire and is manufactured in a carbon neutral plant much like the dB Super E-Spec. So for those interested in an eco-friendly tire, those would be good choices.
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    Agreed. I should add the TireRack performance tests on my first page. Thanks!
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    Primacy MXV4 is listed as having Greenx on the Michelin site:
    Primacy MXV4 | Michelin Tires

    These are what I ordered since Energy Saver A/S have been unavailable and these tires are getting really good reviews and my Yokos have 39k on them...way overdue.
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    If I don't have them listed I'll add them. Thanks! :)
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    Maybe you should create a google document or something to keep updated with the changes? I think a spreadsheet would work well for this information, actually.

    Clearly, things will continue to change, and you could even share the google document (I believe) and allow others to add additional items or even remove those which have become discontinued.

    I think this is definitely good to have. Too bad we can't get a rating of sorts from PC members to give an idea of how they like the tires and any comments during the course of their ownership.
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    I like the idea. It could then be shared between forums or list servers as well. I'll talk to Tony about it. He is pretty good with this sort of thing. Then I wouldn't have to update the page in both the GenII and GenIII section. :)
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    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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    Walmart sells a rebranded version of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max as the Goodyear Viva Authority Fuel Max in 185 65 15

    My mileage is better than the Integrities
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    What happened to the Yokahamma 338 tires that came as orginal equipment on 2010 Prius? Are they discontinued already? From what I can gather on Yokahamma's web site, it sounds like the Envigor is the LRR tire now, is that correct?
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    They were Avid S33s

    Just looked at the Envigor and it has the same tread pattern as the S33, did notice the tread rating is now 560 instead of 320 so it should be a much better tire.

    My only complaint is quick wear and hydroplaning, which is odd with the tread style.
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