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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 65,000 mile tread wear warranty.
The Michelin Latitude Tour is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the Latitude Tour are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand
A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.
Features & Specs - Michelin Latitude Tour
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
Really satisfied with this tire. Tire over 4 years old and has 55000 miles. Rotate tires every 5000 miles and feel that makes a big difference. Replacing with the same tire. Highly recommend this tire but to get good mileage you have to rotate the tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
A little better than average
They came standard on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. <br /><br />I have 45,000 mostly highway miles on these tires and they need replacement NOW as they are no longer safe in either snow or even moderate rainfall. I've maintained them and the entire vehicle to perfection so they simply don't last until their claimed 65,000 miles. I know two other people with the same tires and they are also replacing their tires in the low to mid 40,000 mile range. The 65,000 wear claim is bogus from my experience.<br /><br />When they were new (or nearly new) they have some strong positives but also some significant negatives related to their all weather capabilities. I can see why they test well initially but a major reason you buy an SUV is for poor weather capability and these tires are really just average in that regard. <br /><br />All things considered I rated them as average but considering their price they don't present a very strong value proposition.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from New York, NY
Good road handling. Poor wear/warranty
Was expecting more. Previously a loyal advocate for the Michelin Latitude Tour HP 255/55R18 on our 2009 Acura MDX. Replaced with the same. Great handling in the summer and winter up in Vermont. Car now at 98,000 miles and going well. Cannot be said for the Michelin tires. Last two I replaced have under 25,000 miles and worse wear than the two with almost 50,000. Need to replace all four now and will not return to this Michelin tire. Clearly something changed - warranty has exclusions and so far impossible to have Michelin honor or even acknowledge an unreasonable amount of wear. Multiple auto repair shops and costco tire locations are consistent - this tire is not worth the money.