If you are looking to get the most out of your SUV or CUV, this article may interest you. This is because we will review the Michelin Premier LTX, one of the best-selling tires in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season segment.
Why? Read on to find out.
TL;DR: Michelin Premier LTX
Ready to find out more about this tire? Let's first analyze its strengths and weaknesses.
Michelin Premier LTX
Drivers of SUVs and CUVs looking for a tire with excellent performance to use all year round.
Michelin Premier LTX Performance Ratings
Before entering the ratings, it is necessary to review the number of miles reported for this tire. Why? Simple, the greater the number of total miles reported, the greater the reliability of the ratings. In the case of the Premier LTX, its reported 18M+ miles are sufficient to fully support its rank 16 out of 38 in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season segment.
Michelin Premier LTX Dry Performance
Dry Performance Ratings
As you would expect from a tire featuring Michelin's Total Performance technology, the dry grip is exceptional. This allows the Premier LTX to give you better handling, greater stopping power, and overall performance that is hard to beat. If you are looking for a high-performance everyday tire for your SUV or crossover, this is one of your best alternatives.
Michelin Premier LTX Wet Performance
Wet Performance Ratings
The combination of Expanding Rain Grooves around the tire's circumference and Emerging Grooves across its shoulders make this tire's traction in the wet almost as good as in the dry. In other words, this is the ideal tire for drivers seeking peace of mind when driving in adverse weather conditions.
Michelin Premier LTX Snow / Ice Performance
Snow / Ice Performance Ratings
Snow / Ice Overall
Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
Thanks to the extreme silica and sunflower oil enhanced tread compound that Michelin uses in this tire, its behavior in snow and ice is more than adequate on roads with light snow. While not a winter tire, the Premier LTX allows you to drive your SUV or crossover, knowing that you will have predictable braking on roads with less than an inch of snow.
Michelin Premier LTX Comfort Performance
Comfort Performance Ratings
Providing the best possible comfort has always been a priority for Michelin. Proof of this is the excellent ride quality and noise level ratings of this tire. If you want a smooth and quiet tire, the LTX is one of your best options in this segment.
Michelin Premier LTX Treadwear Performance
Treadwear Performance Ratings
Possibly the only weakness of this tire has to do with its useful life. Despite its rigid internal structure and high-quality tread materials, its Treadwear rating leaves much to be desired. In short, this tire's outstanding all-weather traction comes at a price, its durability.
Michelin Premier LTX 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. To learn 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 its relatively low Treadwear rating, Michelin backs this tire with a generous 6-year / 60k-mile manufacturer's warranty. This coupled with Michelin's special 60-day satisfaction / 3-yr flat changing warranty and Tire Rack's Road Hazard Warranty make this tire a hard-to-ignore alternative.
Michelin Premier LTX Specs & Options
One point in favor of the LTX is its excellent market coverage. This rim is available in sizes ranging from 16 inches to 22 inches and rim widths from 215 to 285. Regarding its UTQG, the value of 620 A A is in line with what is expected for this type of rim. To learn more about UTQG, read this article: How Long Do Tires Last.
The broad market coverage of this tire ensures that the correct size is available for your SUV or CUV.
Michelin Premier LTX Reviews
Drivers' reviews of the Premier LTX confirm everything previously discussed. This is a tire that offers excellent city and highway performance regardless of the time of year or weather conditions. Additionally, it is silent, so it provides an unparalleled driving experience.
However, many users note that the durability of the LTX is not what they expected. According to the reviews, it is reasonable to think that the useful life of this tire is around 60k-65k miles, as long as it is properly maintained. Keep in mind that if your driving style is aggressive, this figure can quickly drop to 50k-55k miles. In short, this is a tire that is geared towards drivers looking for performance, not those looking for durability.
Michelin Premier LTX
Snow / Ice
End of the Road
In this review, we have taken an in-depth look at the pros and cons of the Premier LTX. This tire will certainly not disappoint drivers who need reliable braking and handling in all weather conditions.
Moreover, spirited drivers will find this to be a tire designed to get the most out of their SUV or CUV. On the other hand, the excellent performance of the LTX comes at a price of faster tread wear compared to other tires in the segment.
Performance or tread life? That is the question to ask yourself when considering this tire.