Michelin Energy MXV4 S8 Tire Review & Rating
The Energy MXV4 S8 from Michelin utilizes their new XSE technology that is engineered to increase traction, treadwear and fuel efficiency. Developed for drivers of coupes, sedans and crossovers, the MXV4 S8 is designed to provide touring all-season performance and good ride comfort.
A new Smart Tread Compound enhances traction on wet pavement, as well as creating a lower rolling resistance for increased fuel economy and lower overall CO2 emissions. The tire’s symmetric tread pattern and European profile increase steering response and give the tire added cornering performance.
Four circumferential grooves and unique lateral grooves provide wet surface traction and handling, while also evacuating water from under the tire’s footprint. Michelin is known for manufacturing tires that are more quiet on the road than other name brands, and the Energy S8 is no different. Green X banding and diagonal intermediate tread blocks lower road noise and further enhance ride comfort.
Inside the tire, Michelin’s exclusive BAZ technology is added to the tire’s twin steel belts for added strength and durability. A Bead Tension Structure provides further performance throughout the speed range, as well as ride comfort. A 50,000 mile warranty is included with this tire, and you will find it available in either an H or V-speed rating.
- Excellent dry traction and cornering grip
- Steering response is above average
- Ride comfort is very good
- Very little road noise
- Snow and ice performance
Used as original equipment on Toyota, Lexus and others, this tire provides the ride comfort you would expect from Michelin. Beyond being comfortable, it is also quiet. Dry traction is very good, and cornering performance is adequate for this type of tire.
The biggest issue this tire faces is its poor performance in even light amounts of snow. Deep snow and ice is even more problematic. Despite being an all-season tire, you will want to use extra caution on wet surfaces and especially in winter conditions. Overall, we rank this model in the middle of the touring all-season class.
What Vehicles Will The Michelin MXV4 S8 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chrysler 300M
- Ford Fusion
- Honda Civic, Accord
- Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe, Azera
- Infiniti G35
- Kia Rondo
- Lexus RX330, ES350, RX400h
- Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr
- Mazda 6
- Nissan Altima, Maxima, Quest
- Saab 9-5
- Subaru impreza
- Toyota Avalon, Camry, Solara, Prius
- Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Passat
- Volvo S40
205/55R16 91H BSW
205/55R16 91V BSW
215/60R16 95H BSW
P215/60R16 94V BSW
P205/65R16 94H BSW
P225/50R17 93V BSW
P215/55R17 93V BSW
P235/55R18 99V BSW
P245/45R19 98V BSW
Prices on the Energy MXV4 S8 range from approximately $151 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Michelin provides a 6-year or 50,000 mile tread warranty on this tire. The mileage is cut in half if the rear size is different than the front. A one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity is also included.
Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 6-years and includes 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 warranty is provided, and you also receive Michelin’s 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee.
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