If you drive a high-end CUV or SUV like those made by Acura, BMW, Lexus, and Porsche then you know first-hand how difficult it is to get a replacement tire that provides the same comfort and performance as the OEM.
In this review, we will explore an alternative that may be of interest to you, the Latitude Tour HP, a tire specially designed for that purpose.
TL;DR: Michelin Latitude Tour HP
Let's review the main benefits of this tire before continuing.
Drivers of sporty luxury CUVs and SUVs who want a tire with good performance and excellent ride quality.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Performance Ratings
Before starting the review of this tire, it is necessary to talk about its ratings. The ratings of any tire are closely tied to the number of total miles reported. The higher the number of miles, the greater the reliability of the ratings.
In our case, with more than 16 million miles reported, it can be said that both the ratings and the ranking of 21 out of 38 in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season segment of the Latitude Tour HP are solid.
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Michelin Latitude Tour HP Dry Performance
The Latitude Tour HP is a tire geared towards luxury sports SUVs, so it is not surprising that its dry performance is so good. If you are a spirited driver, this is good news as this tire will allow you to get the most out of your vehicle.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Wet Performance
Wet Performance Ratings
Thanks to its wide circumferential grooves and 2-D Active Sipes, this tire offers good resistance to hydroplaning as well as good handling in the rain. This is especially useful in sporty SUVs that need stability when cornering. In other words, this tire gives you an adequate level of traction in inclement weather conditions.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Snow / Ice Performance
Snow / Ice Performance Ratings
Snow / Ice Overall
Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
While the ratings on snow and ice are not as outstanding as on dry and wet, this tire provides enough traction to drive safely on light snow roads. In short, the Tour HP is best suited for areas where there is very little snow during winter.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Comfort Performance
Comfort Performance Ratings
The target audience for this tire is looking for an upscale driving experience for their vehicles. For this reason, Michelin decided to use its FAZ Technology (Filament At Zero degrees), which greatly enhances ride quality. In other words, this tire delivers the quiet, smooth ride that you expect from Michelin.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Treadwear Performance
Treadwear Performance Ratings
Bearing in mind that the Latitude Tour HP is a tire designed initially to be OEM for premium crossover and sport utility vehicles, its Treadwear rating is quite good. If you are looking for a tire for daily driving with good durability, this is an option to consider.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Warranty
6-year warranty or 55,000 miles (H- & V rated) and 45,000 miles (W-, Y-, & Z rated), 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. To know how to check tread wear, read this guide: How to Check Tire Tread.
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
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 only having six years or 55k-45k of Treadlife Warranty, this tire enjoys an excellent Manufacturer Special Warranty of 60-day satisfaction and 3-yr flat changing and Tire Rack's awesome Road Hazard Warranty, which makes it an alternative to consider.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Specs & Options
Fortunately, this tire is available for vehicles with wheels from 17 inches to 21 inches with rim widths from 225 to 295. Regarding the UTQG, the 440 A A rating is in line with what is expected in this segment. To learn more about UTQG, read here.
Thanks to its excellent market coverage, it is very easy to enjoy the benefits of the Tour HP in your CUV or SUV.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP Reviews
Most of the reviews for this tire are highly positive. Drivers note its excellent wet and dry grip even under adverse weather conditions. Unsurprisingly, feedback on its snow performance is mixed. Most drivers agree that it is not a tire they want to use when the road has more than an inch of snow.
On the other hand, despite its Treadwear rating, one aspect where the Latitude Tour HP surprises is in its tread life. Following preventive maintenance (tire rotation and air pressure check) many drivers have managed to enjoy this tire for more than 70k without problems.
All in all, the Tour HP proves to be an excellent replacement for OEM tires on crossover and sporty SUVs.
Michelin Latitude Tour HP
Snow / Ice
End of the Road
In this review, we have explored the benefits of the Latitude Tour HP, a tire that provides great reliability in dry and wet as well as remarkable comfort and durability. There is no doubt that if you drive a luxury SUV or CUV, this is one of the best options available today.