215/50/17 Michelin Defender LTX m/s

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  1. BryceD15

    BryceD15 Junior Member

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    Looking for tires for our 2015 V 5. I noticed that they make the Defender LTX m/s in the 215/50/17 size. I'm familiar with this tire, but not on a vehicle like a Prius. I'm used to seeing them on vehicles like suv's or trucks. Anyone have any opinions or experience with this tire on a Prius V? I would like to have the regular Defenders, but they aren't made in the 215/50/17 size.
     
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  2. bisco

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    defenders have great longevity, but be aware you will probably lose a few mpg's.
     
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    Not really appropriate for a Prius. You should be looking at a touring tire like the Michelin Premier. If you want max MPG look at the Energy Saver AS.
     
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