Michelin LTX M/S Tire Review & Rating
The LTX M/S from Michelin is built to provide all-season traction and handling for drivers of pickups, vans, SUV’s and commercial light trucks. In addition to providing excellent year round highway manners, the M/S sports the ruggedness of a light truck tire to deliver exceptional traction on wet and snow covered roads, to go with a longer lasting treadlife.
An all-season tread compound combines with a symmetric tread pattern and Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction to give this tire a larger and more stable contact patch. This results in a longer treadlife due to the way the tire distributes cornering, braking and acceleration forces.
The tire’s deeper offset circumferential grooves help channel away water from under the tire and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Interlocking high-density sipes and a special rubber compound enhance grip on wet, snow or ice covered roads, which is an area that this tire excels in. In addition, the tire’s unique tread design is engineered to provide a more quiet ride on all types of road surfaces.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts (3 steel belts on D and E load ranges) that are nylon reinforced for added strength and durability at higher speeds. A polyester cord body further increases ride comfort and more even treadwear. The tire is available with raised white lettering on certain sizes.
- Outstanding dry, wet and snow traction
- Steering is crisp and responsive
- Excellent cornering stability
- Ride is comfortable and quiet
- Exceptional tread life
- Just a bit more braking performance on ice
It’s hard to find fault with this original Michelin LTX MS. It provides some of the best dry, wet and snow traction in this class. The tire simply grips the road through all types of road and weather conditions. About the only negative worth mentioning is braking on ice. It’s a little longer than we would like, but even then it’s still very good.
The ride on this tire is outstanding. It’s comfortable and there is little to no road noise. This is another area that many drivers have commented on as well. You can expect a long lasting treadlife, which we have heard some drivers getting upwards of 100K miles out of their tires.
Overall, while we like the newer M/S2, which is going to be the eventual replacement to this model, we rank this tire right up there with the likes of the Yokohama H/T-S G051, Goodyear Fortera TripleTred and other top models. It makes for an excellent choice in all-season highway tires.
What Vehicles Will The LTX M/S Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Silverado, Trailblazer, Avalanche, S10, Astro, Express G2500, Tahoe
- Dodge Ram, Dakota, Sprinter 2500
- Ford Explorer, Ranger, Excursion, Econoline E350, F-150, Sport Trac, Edge, Escape
- Freightliner Sprinter 2500
- GMC Yukon, Sierra, K1500, Suburban, Sonoma
- Honda Ridgeline, Pilot, Element
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee Sport, Liberty, Wrangler
- Lexus RX300, LX470
- Lincoln Navigator, Mark LT 4×4, Aviator
- Mazda Tribute, CX-9
- Mercedes-Benz ML320
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Nissan Xterra, Frontier
- Saturn Vue
- Toyota Highlander, Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Pathfinder, Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner
P275/70R16 114S BSW
P275/70R16 114H BSW
P245/65R17 105T BSW
P245/60R18 104T BSW
Prices on the LTX M/S range from approximately $155 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Michelin provides a 6-year or 60,000 mile tread warranty on all S and T-speed rated tires. The mileage is reduced by half for the rear tires if different sizes are used in front. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are 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.
Michelin also includes a 3-year flat tire changing service and their exclusive 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee.
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