If you drive a Porsche Cayenne or an Audi Q7, your expectations regarding quality and performance are very high. After all, they are two of the best luxury sports SUVs in the world. It is for this reason that few manufacturers dare to develop tires for this type of vehicle.
But not Michelin.
The quality and extraordinary technology of the Michelin Latitude Sport have made it the OE tire for most luxury sport SUVs in production today.
This review will explore why the Michelin Latitude Sport is one of the preferred tires in the Street/Sport Truck Summer segment.
TL;DR: Michelin Latitude Sport
Short on time? Here is a summary of the pros and cons of the Michelin Latitude Sport.
Luxury sports SUVs that require a high-performance tire that also provides unsurpassed ride quality
Michelin Latitude Sport Performance Ratings
Before discussing the Michelin Latitude Sport performance ratings, it is essential to analyze how reliable their figures are. The reliability of the ratings is directly linked to the number of miles reported in the reviews. Considering that the ratings of a tire start to be relatively reliable after 1 million miles, the 378k miles of the Michelin Latitude Sport put it in an uncomfortable situation.
Simply put, all of the ratings we will discuss in this review are likely to change significantly. That said, we have provided the following links for your convenience.
- Dry Performance
- Wet Performance
- Comfort Performance
- Treadwear Performance
- Specs & Options
Michelin Latitude Sport Dry Performance
Dry Performance Ratings
Truth be told, the Michelin Latitude Sport's fantastic dry performance is no surprise. After all, we're talking about the OE tires of SUVs like the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne, and the VW Touareg. If you're looking for a tire with extraordinary grip in straights and curves, then the Michelin Latitude Sport may be for you.
Michelin Latitude Sport Wet Performance
Wet Performance Ratings
Since the Michelin Latitude Sport is a tire aimed at high-performance SUVs, its wet performance is critical. Fortunately, the Latitude Sport achieves enviable values thanks to the same dual tread compounds used in the Pilot Sport PS2 tires. The combination of this unique compound along with its asymmetric tread pattern makes the Michelin Latitude Sport one of the best alternatives for your SUV.
Michelin Latitude Sport Comfort Performance
Comfort Performance Ratings
Since the Michelin Latitude Sport is focused on luxury sport SUVs, the level of comfort it provides to the driver is a decisive factor. In that respect, the values are nothing short of astounding. The Latitude Sport is undoubtedly one of the tires that provides the best driving experience on the market.
Michelin Latitude Sport Treadwear Performance
Treadwear Performance Ratings
While the Treadwear rating of the Michelin Latitude Sport leaves much to be desired, there is one aspect to keep in mind. OE tires are not usually noted for their durability. From that perspective and considering its excellent warranty, it can be concluded that the Michelin Latitude Sport provides adequate treadwear life for daily driving applications.
Michelin Latitude Sport Warranty
6-year warranty or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first). This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.
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
Sadly, Michelin does not provide this type of warranty for this tire.
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 its low Treadwear rating, the Michelin Latitude Sport boasts a fantastic tread life warranty of 20,000 miles or 6 years. Moreover, Michelin also offers a generous special warranty that along with Tire Rack's Road Hazard Warranty, makes the Latitude Sport hard to ignore.
Michelin Latitude Sport Specs & Options
Despite starting as an OE tire, Michelin has expanded the coverage of the Latitude Sport to cover the most popular sizes to the delight of many enthusiasts. As a result, this incredible tire is available in sizes ranging from 18 inches to 21 inches and rim widths from 255 to 295.
As for its UTQG of 220 AA A, it could be said that it is within the expected values for a tire of this type. For more information about the UTQG, we suggest you read this article.
All in all, the Michelin Latitude Sport market coverage is surprisingly good for an OE tire.
Michelin Latitude Sport Reviews
Drivers are generally relentless when reviewing OE tires. Interestingly, that's not the case with the Michelin Latitude Sport.
Michelin has met the expectations of the select group of luxury sports SUV owners flawlessly. Although most of the users of the Latitude Sport agree that the tread life of this tire is around 30,000 miles, most have decided to use it again in their vehicles. Among the reasons for preferring the Latitude Sport are its excellent handling both in dry and wet, its quiet ride, and its predictable grip under most driving conditions.
The overwhelming amount of positive feedback about the Michelin Latitude Sport only serves to reinforce our opinion that this is one of the best tires of its kind.
Michelin Latitude Sport
End of the Road
Luxury sport SUVs are vehicles with exceptional requirements. They tend to have a lot of power and torque, so they need excellent grip and cornering stability. On the other hand, they are also expected to provide an upscale driving experience.
Throughout this review, we have seen how the Michelin Latitude Sport fulfills all these requirements like no other tire on this segment. If you need a tire for your SUV with an amazing balance between performance and ride quality, the Michelin Latitude Sport will not disappoint.