Michelin Energy LX4 Tire Review & Rating
Designed to deliver increased fuel efficiency, the Energy LX4 all-season tire from Michelin is used as original equipment on vehicles like the Honda Odyssey, Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Entourage and many others. It’s also a replacement option for all types of coupes, sedans, minivans, pickups and SUV’s.
An all-season tread compound and symmetric tread design features Michelin’s EnergySaver construction that provides a lower rolling resistance for higher fuel efficiency. Rounded shoulders enhance cornering grip, while the tread block design adds to dry and wet traction.
Four circumferential grooves combine with independent tread blocks for increased handling on wet road surfaces. They also provide a reduced risk of hydroplaning for better overall safety. The all-season design gives this tire traction on light snow covered streets as well.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body and Comfort Control Technology increase ride comfort and reduces outside road noise. The LX4 comes in 16-17 inch sizes, and sports a 50,000 mile tread guarantee.
- Dry traction is very good
- Cornering and steering response are predictable
- Quiet and comfortable riding tire
- Increased fuel efficiency
- 50,000 mile tread warranty
- Treadlife could be a little better
- Wet/snow handling decreases with treadlife
The LX4 follows several other models in Michelin’s Energy Saver line of tires. Expect to find very good dry traction and cornering performance from this tire. Steering response is predictable and provides good feel. There’s no doubt you will feel more confident behind the wheel when driving on this tire. In addition, you should also find enhanced fuel efficiency.
Ride comfort is as you would expect from a Michelin tire. Road noise is minimal and the ride on the highway is smooth. Handling on wet and snow covered pavement is good for the most part until the tire wears down. That said, it’s a problem that most all tires face.
Treadlife is the only other area where we would like to see a little improvement. Some drivers have reported getting less than the mileage guarantee, which Michelin backs up with a 50,000 mile warranty. Overall, we rank the LX4 in the middle of the all-season class. It’s a decent choice, but we like other Michelin tires like the Defender and Premier A/S as better performers.
What Vehicles Will The Michelin LX4 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- BMW 525i
- Cadillac STS, Eldorado
- Chevrolet Equinox, Uplander, Silverado, Malibu
- Dodge Magnum
- Ford Crown Victoria, Escape, Freestyle
- Honda Odyssey, Accord
- Hyundai Sonato, Entourage, Azera
- Jaguar XJ8
- Kia Sedona, Optima
- Lexus RX350, RX400h, RX330
- Lincoln Towncar, Zephyr, LS
- Mercury Grand Marquis
- Nissan Altima, Rogue, Quest
- Saturn Vue
- Toyota Highlander, RAV4, Sienna, Camry
- Volkswagen Jetta
P215/65R16 96T RRBL
P225/60R16 97T WW
235/65R16 103T BSW
P235/50R17 95S BSW
P225/60R17 98T BSW
P225/60R17 98T RRBL
225/65R17 101S BSW
235/60R17 102T BSW
245/60R17 XL 108T RRBL
Michelin Energy LX4 prices range from approximately $141 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Michelin provides a 6-year or 50,000 mile tread warranty on the LX4. Mileage is reduced by half if rear size is different than front. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship is warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
A 3-year flat tire changing service is also included, and you will also find a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
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