Michelin A/S Energy Saver vs. Continental Purecontact

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by cary1952, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. cary1952

    cary1952 Member

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    Has anyone had any experience with both of these tires? It seems like the Michelin is the all-time high mpg tire while the Continental has better handling and longer tread life? Anyone know the mpg difference between the 2?
     
  2. alfon

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    I can tell you that the Michelin Energy Saver AS tires gave me 2-3 mpg more
    over the factory Yokohama Avid tires.

    I believe the Michelin Energy Saver AS tires are the most fuel efficient tires
    in the U.S.

    I got nearly 70,000 miles out of my first set of Energy Saver tires. I believe the reviews on
    the Contentinal Eco Plus are not as good. I believe tirerack.com has reviews from consumers
    on both tires.

    If anyone know of a U.S. available tire that delivers more fuel efficiency than the Energy tire
    please let us all know...
     
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