Review Michelin X Tour A/S T+H - 195/65R15 91H Tire and MPG

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  1. jalexainkc

    jalexainkc Junior Member

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    So just put on a new set of
    Michelin X Tour A/S T+H - 195/65R15 91H Tire
    From Sam's Club. So far what I have noticed is these tires are much quieter than the previous Toyo NanoEnergy OEM that came with the car back in 2016. Haven't done a long road trip yet so not sure if the quiet ride will hold up.
    After reading reviews on here and talking with the tire people at Sam's Club I did verify the tire is exactly the same as Defender T +H that seems to be one of the gold standards as far as best balance between MPG and Handling. Has anyone got any hard data to say definitively that MPG wont suffer? I was averaging just over 63 mpg on my 60 mile commute. I know there will be a break in period, usually a couple of 100 miles is that correct? I would like to hear from anyone who has or are using this tire and see if the MPG stays on par or it suffers. My 2016 just turned 50K on odometer and the Toyos were just getting to squirrely for my comfort in the rain and since it will be fall and winter soon I wanted the piece of mind. So if you are running these tires please reply or if you found this helpful let me know.
     
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    Mendel Leisk 'Orrible Oracle

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    It being a "balance" tire, I'd suspect mpg will be down slightly, but not much.

    I drove another vehicle with brand new Defenders (without the T+H), and found them very smooth, and seem easy-rolling. I'd reset the trip meter at the outset, drove them from Coquitlam out to the airport (YVR), and got pretty good mpg numbers, for that car.
     
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    No 2 tyres are the same - otherwise they'd all look identical and have the same price. I don't know either of those tyres, though.

    I've noticed in the past, moving from the OEM tyres will come at a cost in some way, sometimes with matching benefits. And, to be honest, you won't know till you've worn them out too. There is longevity for one - maybe worth a litre or 2/100km if if's longer. Noise - when I changed on my last car (not a PRIUS), the new ones were definitely quieter - till it rained!!! But seeing it's dry more than raining, I was happy. Fuel economy with them did seem to take a slight initial hit, but after a few thousand kilometers was about the same as before - something I couldn't understand - maybe I wasn't reveling in the better grip so much!!

    If grip is better, it probably means they're safer - unless you drive faster.
     
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