Michelin Premier LTX Tire Review & Rating

New in 2015, the Michelin Premier LTX is the company’s latest offering for drivers of all types of pickups, light duty vans, crossovers and SUV’s who are looking for superior all-season traction, ride comfort and a longer treadlife.

The Premier LTX uses sunflower oil and increased amounts of silica in the tread compound that are designed to enhance grip on wet pavement. Combined with their EverGrip Technology, this combination delivers on its promises. In fact, based on company tests it stops shorter than other models like the Continental LX20 and Goodyear CS TripleTred.

Michelin Premier LTX Tire Review

EverGrip technology is groundbreaking for the truck/SUV touring all-season class. Based on the same technology that you’ll find in their Premier A/S for cars, EverGrip widens the tread grooves and allows new grooves to open as the tire wears down. The result is that dry/wet traction when worn is comparable to what you find on brand new tires.

Traction and braking performance is not the only benefits with the new Premier LTX. The comfort and noise level on this model is exceptional. On most tires in this class you’ll have to make a trade-off between traction and ride comfort, but not on this tire.

Much of this is due to the twin steel belts that have been reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide cord and sit under a polyester casing ply. The end result is a tire that provides the strength, durability and safety you would expect, with the level of response and comfort that comes on a high quality Michelin tire.

Michelin has initially released 34 sizes ranging from 16-22 inches, with speed ratings of H and V available. A 60K mile tread warranty is also provided.

Pros

  • Exceptional wet traction
  • Delivers good feel for the road at all speeds
  • Ride is smooth and comfortable
  • Tire is very quiet at all speeds
  • Very good winter performance

Cons

  • Hard to find any real faults with this tire

Overall Thoughts

Michelin’s motto for the Premier LTX is “Safe when new. Safe when worn”, and it fits well with this tire. We’ve spoken highly of the EverGrip technology on the Premier A/S and it was only natural for the company to extend it out to their LTX line. For anyone who drives on wet roads and highways, this tire delivers excellent performance. It’s built to keep you and your family safer, and it does just that.

Beyond that, this tire drives smoothly on all but the roughest pavement. It rides comfortably and you won’t hear any obnoxious and excessive road noise. Treadlife looks to be above average in its class and it comes backed for 60,000 miles.

All in all the new Premier LTX gets our vote as the top touring all-season tire in the truck, SUV and larger crossover class. You’ll find it simply does not disappoint with its performance, comfort and long life.

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What Vehicles Will The Premier LTX Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, S10, Suburban, K2500, Colorado, Blazer
  • Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
  • Ford Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Bronco, F-150, Excursion, Explorer
  • GMC Yukon, Sierra, Canyon
  • Honda Element, CR-V
  • Hummer H3, H2
  • Isuzu Trooper
  • Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Liberty
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Lexus GX470
  • Mazda B4000
  • Mercury Mountaineer
  • Mitsubishi Montero
  • Nissan Titan, Xterra, Frontier
  • Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander

Tire Sizes

16″

215/65R16 98H BSW
215/70R16 100H BSW

17″

225/60R17 99V BSW
235/60R17 102H BSW
235/65R17 104H BSW
255/60R17 106V BSW
275/55R17 109V BSW

18″

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″

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″

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″

285/45R22 114H BSW

Price Range

Michelin Premier LTX prices range from approximately $136 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Michelin provides a 6-year or 60,000 mile tread warranty on the Premier LTX. Mileage is reduced by half if different size is used on rear than on front. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or 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.

You will also find a 3-year flat tire changing service and Michelin’s 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee.


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4 Comments on "Michelin Premier LTX Tire Review & Rating"

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osubimmer
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I had been very pleased with my vehicle for the last three years and 77,000+ miles. However, I had long felt that there was excessive tire/road noise. The O.E. tires had worn exceptionally well, going the 77,000+ miles. Anticipating the need for a replacement set of tires, I begin to research recommendations for a tire design that might be quieter. Several sources pointed to 4-6 different recommended lines from various manufacturers. My vehicle O.E. provided tire and replacement was to be a 235/60R18 107V. Researching the recommendations I found few that offered the size required for my vehicle. I was skeptical that a tire could markedly improve the noise and ride experience, but I was set upon trying to improve my driving experience. One tire that was recommended was from Michelin. Talking with other users and from past experience, I knew that Michelin generally provided a quality product, so I decided to give it a go. The Michelin line was the Premier LTX design. Well, I have been blown away with the difference. The road noise that was a concern for the last three years is GONE. Plus the ride is much, much smoother. Reading other reviews and I realize… Read more »
Larry
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Bought these for my 2013 Ford Explorer, replacement for original tires. These tires are amazing. Quiet, hold the road,. First trip highway trip was just over 400 Mile’s. Usually pretty tired after that many miles (I’m in my late 70’s). Was not tired at all, compared to most much shorter trips. Can’t say enough good about these tires.

Gary L
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Purchased the 235 50R/18 size of the Michelin Premiere LTS as a replacement for my 2014 Malibu 3LT OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle LS2). Even though the Michelin LTX is marketed for SUV’s, it is absolutely amazing on my car, and was recommended by my store – Discount Tire. Smoother and quieter ride than when the car was new, and very tight handling with the 2.0 turbo that puts out 285 HP. I’m looking forward to seeing how long these last. The OEM’s lasted 26K miles only (typical of a factory tire).

Jason Reece
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I bought a new Mazda CX-9 in Nov 2012 and loved everything about it….except the OEM tires. My GT has 245/50VR20 tires and the OEMs caused a lot of road noise. The ride quality was also less than ideal on imperfect pavement. I replaced them at 32k miles with the Michelin Premier LTX and it is like a different car….quieter, smoother ride, great wet weather traction and still handles better than any vehicle its size should! Love ’em!

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