Michelin is arguably the leading manufacturer of tires across the entire globe, with the Michelin Premier LTX being the company’s most popular touring all-season tire as of late.
|Bottom Line||We really tried to find some sort of shortcoming associated with this tire aside from the fact that it’s costly, but our attempts were to no avail.|
|Pros||Exceptional handling on dry and wet terrain alike and one of the best tires at combating hydroplaning.|
|Cons||Nothing apart from its pretty expensive price tag|
|Tire sizes||22″, 20”, 19″, 18”, 17” and 16”|
|Price range||Starts from approximately $136.|
The Premier LTX does an excellent job of delivering top-notch traction and braking power both on dry and wet terrain. It also performs nicely on snow and ice. However, the question remains, does the Michelin Premier LTX live up to the hope? Stick around to find out.
Michelin Premier LTX (Our Review)
We’re pretty big fans of the Michelin Premier LTX, mainly because of the unique technology that it implements. Come on, this tire utilizes sunflower oil in its tread compound. You just have to appreciate the ingenuity. The combination of sunflower oil and the extra amounts of silica helps ensure a remarkable grip on all sorts of terrain, especially wet pavement.
That’s not all, though, as the Premier LTX also incorporates Michelin’s EverGrip technology that, along with the symmetric tread compound, helps boost the grip significantly.
What’s EverGrip technology, exactly? Well, it’s composed of wide tread grooves that make way for new grooves whenever the tire starts to wear down. This, as you might have guessed, helps maintain dry/wet traction throughout the tire’s lifespan.
We wholeheartedly believe that there’s no such thing as a perfect product, and we really tried to find some sort of shortcoming associated with this tire aside from the fact that it’s costly, but our attempts were to no avail. We’re truly impressed.
Before continuing make sure to check other LTX tire in our special LTX M/S Michelin Review.
- Exceptional handling on dry and wet terrain alike
- One of the best tires at combating hydroplaning
- The wet braking distances are remarkably short
- Flaunts EverGrip technology for an excellent grip
- Extremely pleasant and quiet riding experience
- Nothing apart from its pretty expensive price tag
Vehicles That Can Use Michelin Premier LTX
- Chevrolet: S10, Tahoe, Silverado, Avalanche, Suburban, Colorado
- Ford: Explorer, Escape, Excursion, Expedition, F-150, Ranger, Bronco
- Toyota: FJ Cruiser, Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, Highlander, Land Cruiser, 4Runner
- Jeep: Liberty, Wrangler, Grand Cherokee
- Dodge: Dakota, Ram, Durango
- GMC: Canyon, Yukon, Sierra
- Hummer: H3, H2
- Honda: CR-V, Element
- Land Rover: Discovery
- Nissan: Titan, Frontier, Xterra
Sizes and Specs
|16 Inches||215/65R16 98H BSW|
215/70R16 100H BSW
|17 Inches||225/60R17 99V BSW|
235/60R17 102H BSW
235/65R17 104H BSW
255/60R17 106V BSW
275/55R17 109V BSW
|18 Inches||225/60R18 100H BSW|
235/50R18 97V BSW
235/60R18 103H BSW
235/60R18 107V BSW
235/65R18 106V BSW
245/60R18 105V BSW
255/55R18 109V BSW
255/55R18 109H BSW
265/60R18 110V BSW
|19 Inches||235/45R19 95H BSW|
235/50R19 99H BSW
235/55R19 101V BSW
235/55R19 101H BSW
255/50R19 107H BSW
255/55R19 111V BSW
255/60R19 109H BSW
275/55R19 111H BSW
|20 Inches||235/45R20 100H BSW|
235/55R20 102V BSW
245/50R20 102V BSW
245/60R20 107H BSW
255/50R20 109V BSW
255/55R20 110H BSW
265/50R20 107V BSW
275/50R20 109H BSW
275/55R20 113H BSW
275/60R20 115H BSW
|22 Inches||285/45R22 114H BSW|
The Michelin Premier LTX isn’t a budget-friendly tire by any means, as its prices start at around $136. The price of the tire differs according to two main factors. First, it varies based on the size and specs you choose. And secondly, it might vary from one dealer to another.
You might also find special offers on Michelin tires such as coupons, discounts, and rebates, so you should definitely keep an eye out for such offers to knock off a few bucks off its costly price.
The Michelin Premier LTX is backed by a 6-year or 60,000-mile tread warranty. There are more affordable tires that are backed by longer tread warranties of around 70,000 miles, so Michelin should certainly consider upping the warranty policy for this tire.
You must also take into consideration that the mileage is lessened by half (30,000 miles) if you use different size tires on the front and rear. As far as the uniformity, it’s guaranteed for the first oneyear of use or the first 2/32-inch of wear, whichever comes first.
The 6-year warranty covers both workmanship and materials, just so you know. Also, Michelin offers free replacements throughout the uniformity period. Not satisfied? You also get to enjoy the Michelin 30-day satisfaction guarantee as well as a 3-year flat tire changing service.
In the end, consider looking into our other Reviews of Tries by Michelin such as:
- A/S Premier Michelin Review
- AS 3 Plus Pilot Michelin Tire Review
- Latitude Tour Michelin Review
- T+H Defender Michelin Tire Review
Michelin Premier LTX Tire Customer Review
Jerry C. says: “I managed to dig deep into my pocket to get my hand on the Premier LTX, and I’m more than happy with my decision. I drive a Lexus GX470, and I’m very impressed with this tire’s aptness when it comes to grip and traction. It’s also super responsive and comfortable.”Jerry C. posted (5 / 5) review
Mason M. says: “This tire can literally do it all, from responsive steering and hard cornering to superior traction on snow and ice. Just keep in mind that this is an all-season tire and not a winter-specific tire, so don’t expect it to outperform a winter tire.”Mason M. posted (5 / 5) review