Michelin Energy Saver A/S Review: 2021 Analysis

| Last Updated: October 12, 2021

The Michelin Energy Saver A/S is one of a kind. It combines low rolling resistance with amazing durability and satisfying wet and dry performance. 

Looking for a tire that helps you minimize your car's fuel consumption? Then this review is for you.

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TL;DR: Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Before going deeper into the analysis of this tire, let's review its pros and cons.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Michelin Energy Saver A/S All Season Radial Car Tire for Passenger Cars and Minivans, P225/65R17 100T

PROS

  • Incredible durability
  • Promotes low fuel consumption
  • Balanced wet and dry performance
  • Traction level suitable for light snow roads

CONS

  • Not recommended for spirited drivers
  • Disappointing grip on deep snow and ice

Best For:

Hybrid vehicles and drivers looking for durable tires that provide maximum fuel efficiency

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Performance Ratings

For any tire, the number of miles reported is a key factor. The reported miles determine how reliable the ratings are since the higher the number of miles, the less likely the ratings are to vary. 

To that end, the Energy Saver and its more than 9 million reported miles indicating that its current ranking of 2 out of 23 in the Passenger All-Season segment is unlikely to change.

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Michelin Energy Saver A/S Dry Performance

Dry Ratings

Dry Overall

8.0

Cornering Stability

7.8

Dry Traction

8.2

Steering Response

8.0

Throughout this review, we will mention several times that the performance of this tire should be evaluated from the perspective of its unique design. Like all tires with Michelin's Green X technology, the values may seem lower than other conventional tires. That said, we must say that the dry grip of the Energy Saver is above average in its segment. If you are looking for a fuel-efficient tire with good dry traction, this can be an excellent alternative.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Wet Performance

Wet Ratings

Wet Overall

7.1

Hydroplaning Resistance

7.3

Wet Traction

7.0

Despite its circumferential and lateral grooves, wet performance already shows that the low rolling resistance compound used in this tire takes a toll on traction. While the hydroplaning resistance and wet grip are adequate, this is not the most suitable alternative for people living in rainy areas. The Energy Saver offers adequate traction under adverse weather conditions.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Snow / Ice Performance

Snow / Ice Performance Ratings

Snow / Ice Overall

5.0

Light Snow Traction

5.8

Deep Snow Traction

4.6

Ice Traction

4.5

The silica-based compound used in the tread rubber is even more noticeable in snow and ice performance. According to the ratings, traction in light snow is fair. In deep snow and ice, the situation is different, though, as the values are lower. In short, these tires are only recommended for places where winter is mild, and even then, driving with caution is advised.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Comfort Performance

Comfort Ratings

Overall Comfort

8.0

Ride Quality

8.2

Noise

7.8

Michelin has always been known for offering tires with superior ride quality, and this one is no exception. While we would have liked a better noise rating, the overall comfort rating of this tire is among the best in its segment. If you require a quiet tire, then this is one of your best choices.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Ratings

Treadwear

7.6

One of the disadvantages of "green tires" is that their durability is often limited. Fortunately, that is not the case with the Michelin Energy Saver. Its tread design, along with its exclusive Comfort Control Technology gives it long service life. If you need a durable tire for your car then the Energy Saver A/S is a good option to consider.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Warranty

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 65,000 miles, whichever occurs first. This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.

Uniformity Warranty

Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

Michelin provides an amazing 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

Road Hazard Warranty

None.

Manufacturer Special Warranty

This tire comes with a special warranty consisting of 60-day satisfaction (in which you can exchange the tire for a BFGoodrich or Uniroyal equivalent) and a 3-year flat changing service.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

On top of the tread life warranty offered by Michelin, this tire features Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence.

Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.

Despite being a low rolling resistance tire that favors fuel economy, this tire comes with a generous 65,000 mile or 6-year warranty which is hard to ignore if you are looking for tires that have a solid manufacturer's backing.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Specs & Options

Eco-friendly tires are not usually available in many sizes. However, in this case, the market coverage is quite acceptable. With sizes ranging from 15 inches to 18 inches and rim widths from 175 to 265, the chances are that the right size for your car is available. In terms of UTQG, the 480 A A rating aligns with what is expected for this type of tire. To learn more about UTQG, read this article.

The excellent market coverage of this tire is certainly above average for this category.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Reviews

Feedback from drivers who have used the Energy Saver is highly positive. The vast majority agree that these tires are more than adequate in dry, wet, and light snow conditions. Moreover, in terms of durability, a considerable percentage of drivers achieved a tread life of over 80k miles, which is undoubtedly one of the strong points for those looking for a good cost-benefit ratio.

Another aspect that confirms the tire's ratings is that its traction leaves much to be desired when driving on roads with more than one inch of snow. All in all, this is one of the most durable and complete high-efficiency tires in its segment.

Quick Recap

Michelin Energy Saver A/S All Season Radial Car Tire for Passenger Cars and Minivans, P225/65R17 100T

Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Dry

8.0

Wet

7.1

Snow / Ice

5.0

Comfort

8.0

Treadwear

7.6

End of the Road

Low rolling resistance tires are relatively new on the market. They offer optimal fuel consumption, which is ideal for hybrid vehicles and environmentally conscious drivers. In this regard, the Michelin Energy Saver A/S is emerging as one of the best tires available today, thanks to its balanced performance and incredible durability.

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.