Today, we will review one of the most successful tires in the Highway All-Season segment, the Michelin LTX.
This is a tire aimed at drivers of full-size trucks and SUVs that require an OE tire with high durability and good performance.
Don't you think an OE tire may be capable of it? Then read on.
TL;DR: Michelin LTX A/S
Before continuing, let's review the advantages and disadvantages of this tire.
Owners of full-size pick-up trucks, SUVs, and vans looking for a premium tire for everyday driving that boasts excellent durability and predictable all-weather handling
Michelin LTX A/S Performance Ratings
To evaluate the reliability of a tire's ratings, the first thing to do is check the number of miles reported. The higher the number of miles, the greater the reliability of the tire. To this end, the LTX A / S has enough miles to ensure that its ratings are extremely reliable.
This also indicates that its ranking of 24 out of 45 in the Highway All-Season segment is unlikely to vary over time.
Michelin LTX A/S Off-Road Performance
Off-Road Performance Ratings
While off-road performance is not great, this tire at least provides an adequate level of traction on dirt roads, which meets the needs of a large number of drivers. If you are looking for a versatile tire that allows you to get off the road, this is a great option.
Michelin LTX A/S Dry Performance
Dry Performance Ratings
This is a category where the LTX A/S shows off how good its tread design is. The on-road grip of this tire is ideal for commercial vehicles, SUVs, and pick-up trucks that require predictable handling on both straights and curves.
Michelin LTX A/S Wet Performance
Wet Performance Ratings
Just as important as the dry grip is the level of traction in bad weather conditions. In this sense, the traction and resistance to hydroplaning of this tire will not disappoint you. If you are looking for a tire that gives you a safe ride on rain and wet roads, this is a good alternative.
Michelin LTX A/S Snow / Ice Performance
Snow / Ice Performance Ratings
Snow / Ice Overall
Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
For an OE tire, the LTX's performance isn't bad at all. Its ratings indicate that although it is not a winter tire, at least it provides an adequate level of traction for driving on roads with light snow. If you need an all-season tire with adequate grip for light snow, this is a good option.
Michelin LTX A/S Comfort Performance
As expected from Michelin, this is a quiet tire that offers top-notch ride quality. Considering it's an OE tire aimed at SUVs and full-size pick-up trucks, this is a commendable achievement. If you are looking for a superior driving experience, then this tire is for you.
Michelin LTX A/S Treadwear Performance
Treadwear Performance Ratings
Durability is a key factor in commercial applications and multipurpose vehicles. For this reason, it is difficult to recommend OE tires for these applications. However, Michelin has broken this paradigm when designing this tire. If what you need is a reliable and durable tire, then the LTX will not disappoint.
Michelin LTX A/S Warranty
6-year warranty or 60,000 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
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.
Within the Highway All-Season tires segment, this is undoubtedly one of your best options. With a 60,000 mile or 6-year warranty and Tire Rack's generous Road Hazard Warranty, the LTX is emerging as one of the best OE tires for light-duty trucks and SUVs.
Michelin LTX A/S Specs & Options
Even for an OE tire, the LTX has minimal coverage, only one size available, the P275 / 65R18. In UTQG terms, its 420 AB rating is average compared to similar tires. To learn more about UTQG, read this article.
Unfortunately, this tire is only available in one size.
Michelin LTX A/S Reviews
There is no doubt that Michelin has achieved the dream of all tire manufacturers with the LTX A/S. Such a quality OE product that drivers will buy it again.
That is the first conclusion we draw after analyzing user reviews. A large number of them have repurchased two and even three times a complete set of these tires. The reason? On the one hand, the unmatched durability (with proper maintenance over 80,000 miles) and on the other, the combination of performance and smooth handling.
Regardless of whether the driving style is spirited or easy-going, the verdict of the vast majority of drivers is that this tire fulfills all their expectations. For that reason, they are willing to pay the (high) price that Michelin asks for them.
If you are looking for an OE tire set endorsed by hundreds of satisfied drivers, then the LTX A/S is for you.
Michelin LTX A/S
Snow / Ice
End of the Road
This review has explored one of the most balanced tires in the Highway All-Season segment, the Michelin LTX A/S. Its excellent durability, performance, and comfort have earned it the loyalty of drivers of pick-up trucks and SUVs of all types. For this reason, we do not hesitate to ensure that this is one of the best alternatives for drivers who need a set of tires of proven reliability.