Michelin Premier LTX Review

Michelin Premier LTX Review

Some years back, driving trucks, SUVs, and crossovers was a bit problematic because of their size. These vehicles are cumbersome to drive on the road, and as a result, you would most likely find these vehicles being used for hauling heavy loads, towing other vehicles, or off-road driving.

However, manufacturers of vehicles have made necessary changes in these vehicles, allowing them to have better on-road capability, and the driving dynamics have also changed. With the change in driving dynamics, there is a need for dynamic tires, and this is where Michelin Premier LTX comes into play.

This tire is a touring all-season tire built for crossovers and SUVs. The tires provide better on-road dynamics that make you enjoy your ride regardless of the road or surface type. As with other Michelin tires, the tire comes with a lasting warranty and numerous tire sizes, if you are looking for a replacement tire for your car this could just be the one for you!

This Michelin Premier LTX review will discuss the features, sizes and vehicles that would fit as replacement tires.

Michelin Premier LTX Tires

Michelin Total Performance Package

This is one of the tires where Michelin decided to use the Michelin Total Performance Package. The performance package means that the tire manufacturer incorporated many technologies into the design and manufacturing of the tire. The inclusion of these technologies is to produce a tire with long tread life, all-season safety and security, as well as a high level of comfort and luxury.

Advanced Tread Compound

One of the technologies or innovations used to provide the Michelin tire with features such as all-weather traction, strong braking, improved fuel economy and excellent steering response is its tire tread compound. This Michelin premier ltx review will explain how these features mean a better, safer, more enjoyable experience for you!

The advanced tire compound used on the Premier LTX includes the combination of extreme silica and rubber compound enhanced with sunflower oil. This combination improves the wet traction of the tire, even in extremely cold temperatures. The rubber compound assumes a light-truck-size-tuned symmetric tread pattern.

This tread pattern in conjunction with the intermediate ribs and shoulder blocks provide the Michelin Premier LTX with straight-tracking, handling and responsiveness.

EverGrip, Emerging Grooves and Expanding Rain Grooves

Another applaudable feature of the Michelin Premier LTX tire is the way Michelin combined three different technologies, namely the EverGrip Technology, The Emerging Grooves technology and the Expanding rain Grooves. The combination of these three innovations ensures that the tire maintains its stability on wet roads and light snow conditions. The feature remains even when the tire wears down.

For instance, the expanding rain grooves open up when the tire wears down, providing a wider surface area for the collection and evacuation of water. The purpose of the Emerging Grooves is the creation of more biting edges for wet surfaces or snowy roads, especially after the tire wears down.

Internal Structure

The internal structure of the Premier LTX also helps ensure that drivers get excellent performance from the tire. The internal structure features twin steel belts as well as a reinforcement in the form of a spirally wrapped polyamide cord sitting atop a polyester casing ply. All of these components combine effectively to increase durability, stability at high speeds and ride quality.

Dry Performance

When it comes to dry braking and handling, this tire competes with other touring all-season tires. These tires stay firm on dry roads and elicit a commendable steering response. The tire also provides stability at high speeds on dry roads, even when used with heavier or larger vehicles.

Wet Braking and Performance

While the Premier LTX competes with its counterparts in terms of dry traction and performance, the tire leads the industry when it comes to wet performance and traction!

There is hardly any touring all-season tire that can do what the Premier LTX does on slippery surfaces.

The handling feels secure and safe, and the cornering stability and ability are all drivers could ask for. The braking distances of this tire on wet roads are the shortest so far. Finally, the Michelin Premier LTX offers an unbeatable hydroplaning resistance.

If you ever want to drive safely in the rain, there is no doubt that the Premier LTX is your best option

Snowy Roads

If you live in an area with mild winter conditions, this tire remains one of the best you can ever get. The braking and handling on dry surfaces in freezing conditions are outstanding. You can also use the tire on light snow. The braking is really average, and the handling is not bad at all.

However, it is important to get winter tires if you live in snowy conditions and want to drive safely.

Ride Quality and Road Noise

One of the quietest Michelin tires we have ever seen is the Premier LTX. It makes little or no noise at all as it absorbs disturbances and imperfections on the road, regardless of the size. If you are planning to go on a long trip, the Premier LTX is a perfect option.

Vehicles that Fit the Premier LTX

  • 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

Michelin Tire Sizes

16 Inches

215/65R16 98H BSW

215/70R16 100H BSW

17Inches

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

 

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