Low tyre wear
Lower risk of hydroplaning
Can be noisy
Very good tyre at the price point
I love Michelin's and fitted these to replace the OEM tyres we had on the Corolla. It immediately felt like a softer ride and the handling improved too. Significantly better ride in the wet, especially here in Victoria with our wet winters. Would happily fit them again. I have always had more expensive Michelins so had my doubts about the Energy being an entry level but they are great tyres. Would happily fit them again.
Purchased in June 2018 at Tyrepower.
Nosy... Is an understatement.
Loudest Tyre's I have had.
If inflated to 36PSI + they feel unbalanced and you cannot do over 80km. As the car feels like it is shaking to bits
Need to have at 28PSI to have any control.
Wouldn't recomend michelin tyres to anyone.
Cost more and aren't good.
Purchased in September 2019.
Typical Michelin quality
I like good tyres. And as far as I'm concerned Michelin are at the top of the tree of quality.
I like a comfortable, quiet, good-grip-in-the-wet kind of tyre. The XM2+ are probably, IMO, the best value for money on the market. I hear people squeal about them being expensive. You're kidding me...right?! I'm on the aged pension, and even I can save up and pay the $120 or so for them. When you get to $200 a pop, THEN, you can start squealing!
And to those souls who take no notice of maintenance on their vehicles, may I point out that tyres ...must be checked at least fortnightly. I run mine at 42 psi. That is done to enable the tyre to remain in a more stable position when cornering and highway cruising. The higher inflation maintains a higher level of stability of the internal radial wiring. Consequently, the tyre runs cooler and lasts much longer. Fuel economy is also pushed out a good 15-20%. At least that's been my experience with my 1990 TP Magna. I still get 10.5 lts per 100 ks. Not bad for a 30 year old car. Plus the other week, here in Qld, I had to do some 'nearly' lifesaving manoeuvring in a 110 zone due to some dill in some kind of Jelly Bean shopping-trolley car, nearly causing a B-Double to wipe out, I had to squeeze the old girl pretty hard and went from 100 ks to 140 pronto! No worries. Great car! And MAINTENANCE is the key guys.
Purchased in August 2019 at JAX Yeerongpilly for $115.00.
These are my favourite tyres I own.
These are perfect, I own two cars and these are my go to for rainy days and more, they are small but support the weight of my fairly big car, not much to say but they're great!
Purchased in December 2019 at eBay for $200.00.
Absolutely great tyres. Put them on my 2008 Honda Civic. Grip is excellent alot better than I expected for the price. Nice and quiet and wet weather grip is superb. Road feedback is great I know the limits of the tyres where as the previous inferior brand I had were unpredictable
Second time around
Bought these for a Toyota Aurion after the first set lasted 6 years.
They have excellent grip, they are quiet even on rough roads and have great longevity.
I highly recommend paying more for a quality tyre.
Purchased in July 2019 at JAX Tyres for $130.00.
Fantastic but pricey tyre
Have run these on a Toyota Camry and a Prius - best tyre I've ever used. Quiet, comfortable, great dry and wet grip and superior fuel economy coupled with a 80000km lifespan. Obviously not a sporting tyre as the soft sidewalls tend to roll a bit in corners, but these are meant for long, high speed touring and commuting trips where a supple, quiet ride is paramount.
Everything is good about these tyres except perhaps for the price - compared to a cheaper brand like Hankook etc you're looking at between $100-200 extra a set depending on your tyre size. It's up to you whether the extra cost is worth it for your circumstances, but they are certainly worth consideration if you're after a high quality tyre.
Purchased in March 2015 at JAX Tyres for $135.00.
I have always had good experience with Michelin tyres and the XM2 is another example.
Bought it for a Toyota Corolla and it worked very well. Unlike Japanese tyres that are too soft and noisy, the XM2 has the perfect balance between longevity, performance and low noise. I used to buy Japan made Michelins and I am told they are all made in Thailand.
Notwithstanding, they offer excellent value proposition and these XM2 are expected to last for 4 years. The Japanese tyres didn't last for 3 years and they look pretty bad. I have also experience s...
Best tires I've ever had on my cars
I've had these tyres fitted to 2 previous cars & more recently my 2016 Kia Rio. I continually to choose to get these tyres fb or the reasons listed below:
*They have excellent grip, even in torrential rain
*They're super quiet (can barely hear tyre noise even on rough roads)
*They make the cars' ride smoother/more comfy
*They braking performance is phenomenal.
*Steering feels more direct
* They last a really long time
The Michelin XM2's are an expensive tyre compared to others on the market, but they're also so much safer than the dodgy Chinese budget tyres out there.
If you'll be needing new tyres soon, put away a few extra $$ a week & get the XM2's. You won't regret it.
Worse tyres XM2
I got 4 tyres on my Mazda 2 2006 and it's been the worse tyres I have driven on in my life.
I don't think Bob Jane T Mart did the wheel alignment and it feels like one they tyres aren't balanced feels like it going to roll off the rim.
The front tyres aren't to bad little slow at just a silt second response. Braking has improved heaps smoother braking and better response .
I have brought Michelin tyres before and loved them not theses ones.
Best Tyres I've Owned
My Nissan had Bridgestone Ecopia 150's fitted when new, I got 45,000kms out of them before I replaced them with the Michelin XM2's.
What can I say the difference was noticeable, they are smoother, quieter, much softer ride and the steering seems to have the right amount of feedback now, which was lacking with the Ecopia's, something I blamed the Nissan for.
They look to have tons of tread something the Ecopia's didn't have, will have to see how many kms I can get out of them but at the moment I am loving these new tyres.
A great Tyre
Purcdhased these from Bob Jane. They were a little more expensive than I wanted to pay but I am so please that I did. They grip well in the wet and do not feel any tyre roll while sharp cornering. I have about about 42,000 ks on them and they are just starting to show some wear.
Only just bought these tyres and have already noticed a huge diff compared to the previous tyres. Much more comfortable on the road, less road noise and very grippy . Will be interesting to see if it makes a diff to the petrol consumption .Will do another review of these tyres after my road trip to hervey bay .
Good tyre.. Never had an issue..
I drive around 60000 kms an year and have been using this for last 2 years. Great tyre. Never had a puncture or any issue.Offers good wear resistance as well.
My previous tyre used to slip and slide a lot, especially when moving from standstill. No more problems now.
Hard-wearing and reliable
I have always used these tyres on my cars as they offer outstanding performance while giving excellent grip. I use the tyres all year round and find they are good no matter the weather. I would go as far to say that they stick to the road surface like treacle to a blanket! I always monitor my cars fuel consumption and believe that these tyres help toward a satisfying number. I only do around 5000-6000 miles a year so my tyres last me a good few years. I would estimate I get around 14,000 to 18,000 miles out of a set. Admittedly they are not cheap, but one should never compromise on safety.
Questions & Answers
whats The difference between Michelin energy xm2 and Michelin primacy 4 ??
dothey offer an enjoyable ride as compared with yokohama ES32?
Is this tyre is directional?
No, they aren't. Which means they're easily rotated.
They are Directional tyres, their construction have a tread designed to rotate in only one direction and can't be mounted in any other way. They are also called "unidirectional" tyres. Directional tyres will have an arrow with the word "rotation" on the sidewall (which these have) showing the proper rotation direction. The function of directional tyres is that they have lateral grooves in the tread that form a V-shaped tread pattern. The tread design is intended to channel water from the center of the tyre outward as the tyre rotates. That is about what directional tyres are and they can be rotated!
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Michelin’s Energy XM2 is an all round performance tyre with 20% more mileage than leading competitors, leading to fewer replacements and more savings for you.
20% More Mileage: Thanks to the “Alternating Bridging” technology, the tread blocks move less freely thus reducing the rate of tyre wear.
Fuel Savings: Michelin Energy XM2 has improved fuel saving compared to its predecessor, the Michelin Energy XM1+ thanks to a 10% reduction in rolling resistance.
Thanks to Full Silica Compound:
The silica in the rubber compound reduces friction between the rubber particles, generating less heat.
With less heat generated, less energy is lost, thus reducing fuel consumption.
The silica also increases the tyre's flexibility, therefore improving road holding.
Guaranteed with GREEN X marking
Green X marking on the tyre sidewall indicates Michelin’s leadership in fuel saving and represents Michelin's commitment to reducing fuel usage and CO2 emissions, while maintaining excellence in longevity and safety.
Maximum Safety: Thanks to “Micro-Adaptive Compound”:
The tread compound of the Michelin Energy XM2 is more flexible.
It better adapts itself to the irregularities of the road surface and therefore guarantees excellent grip.
The tread suppleness of Michelin Energy XM2 is better than Michelin Energy XM1 by 3 points (measured in shore).
Optimum Void Grooves
- The grooves of the Michelin Energy XM2 can evacuate up to 20% more water compared to the Michelin Energy XM1+. A higher volume of water evacuated at a faster rate lowers the risk of hydroplaning.
What reviewers thought
Many reviewers were happy with these tyres which are said to be heard-wearing and reliable. Some reviewers have complained about the noisiness of the tyres and that they don’t work extremely well in wet weather conditions.
|Release date||June 2012|
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