2010 Prius, 17 inch wheels---which tires

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  1. Yaesu

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    Just purchased a 2010 Prius II. It has 17 inch wheels and needs new tires. I would like to know which tires (make and model) are recommended and what is the recommended pressure?
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    Sometime (if the current tires ever wear out), I'll be looking for 215/45R17 replacements too. Right now my favorite is Michelin Primacy MXM4. I believe it'll have a slight edge over the Premier A/S for rolling resistance, and it has the rim protector.
     
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    I have the Michelin Primacy MXM4 and I love them. I've had them on for 1 1/2 years with 30,000 miles and it still has lots of tread left.
     
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    What are you running for air pressure in the tires and do you run the same pressure front and rear?
     
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    If I may butt in: I typically set them around 36 psi all around, leave 'em be till they're below 34. The front/rear difference seems trivial, and complicates rotations. I did run higher for the first few years, but found it jarring, dropping seemed to have little (if any) impact on mpg. On 15" it's easier to go higher I think, they have so much more flex.
     
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    I have the standard 15" wheels and leave them at 35 psi as Costco always lowers them. I get about 50 mpg hand calculated over the last 4 tanks (52.2 mpg on the display).

    The tires are Bridgestone Turanza Serenity and have 23 k miles on them to achieve this mpg.

    Good enough for me and not even really trying ;).
     
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    I run about 38psi all around and I get 46 mpg.
     
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    Just got new tires. Now that I've driven this new 2010 Prius (new to us) a bit, I can tell that it doesn't get the high mileage that our 2010 II gets. Apparently the 17 inch wheels and the weight of extra electronics in the Prius V makes the difference.

    Thanks to all for your answers.
     
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    I got the michelin primacys and they are quiet and got good grip, but expect your mpg to go down a lil. 46mpg on a regular basis
     
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    Was this your experience then? What did you have on previously?
     
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    Before I had the oem toyos
     
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    I bought Goodyear Fuel Max tires at Sam's Club. Since we just bought the car, we have no way to compare the fuel mileage to the Michelins that were on the car. The Goodyear tires are no more noisy than the OEM tires on our 2010 Prius II. It appears that the Prius II with 15 inch wheels gets much better fuel mileage than the Prius V with the 215/45-17 inch tires. We didn't have a clue that the taller and wider tires would have so much effect on the mileage. But to be honest, I am comparing MPG in Florida to MPG in Kentucky, and possibly the driving conditions in Florida are not as conducive to high mileage. Time will tell.
     
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    I have factory 2016 Corolla S 17" wheels and tires on my Prius, non-LRR tires of course. Just want to leave a "mark" so I can follow this post closely. :pSorry I don't have any input to contribute to the community.
     
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    I am a big fan of the Bridgestone Ecopia 422+. They now almost have the same miles the Toyo's had, when replaced, and still have plenty of tread left. 37psi up front, 36psi in the back. Display reports 50-51MPG for each tank. If I didn't have to drive 180 miles, once per week, at 75MPH, it would be much higher. They are quieter than the Toyo's and I expect to get at least 50,000 miles out of them. I also had no loss in MPG when installed!
     
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    I have one issue with the Ecopia EP422 Plus: there seems to be two versions available, with different countries of origin, different wear index, and (at least in 195/65R15, maybe also in 215/45R17) two tread configurations. For sure the 15", with the two versions the tread pattern is similar, but the number of rows, and amount of space between the rows, varies.

    For me at least that puts them on the back burner, too much hassle, trying to figure out which is which, which version the tire retailer will come up with, and so on. There was one owner here, with 15" size, that ended up with two of each version. He raised heck and finally got four the same.

    Link to 17" Tirerack page:

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    And 15" Tirerack page, and this case TR resorts to describing the rib quantity:

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