Low tyre wear
Lower risk of hydroplaning
Can be noisy
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.
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.
bought these tyres for a manual Ford focus sedan 3 yrs ago.
grip ok, will slide in wet under moderate load.
tyre response ok. it's no performance tyre.
can't really tell if it save fuel.
lasting very well , wear evenly as I rotate every service and its quiet.
does what I want and happy with it.
Not as good as the other tyres I had - if you drive on a lot of tight windy roads go for another bra
I live in a rural area that is is very hilly with lots of tight winding roads with sharp corners. The roads are often not good with lots of potholes, uneven surfaces, 5% of travel is on rough gravel/dirt roads. High rainfall area means lots of slippery roads as well. Being able to have confidence in driving in these conditions is important and the ability to take sharp corners in wet weather and quick evasive action for pot holes is critical to safety. I had other tyres on which were good but put the Michellin MX2's put on as I was told by num...erous tyre shops they were as good but also had longer tread life. They are not as good. It feels like the car rolls a little bit when cornering and it doesn't hug the road like the other tyres I had. I don't like them and regret getting them to the point where I am considering selling them and getting the other brand out back on. See my other review to find out which tyres I had on before the Michellins and why they were so good.
Best value but low efficency
I changed the Michelin tire almost one year, big brand, low price from Costco.
But I think it is low efficiency compare my Goodyear one. I use more than 5% petrol for my car after changing the new Tyre, and the noise of tire is stronger than before.
Any way good value for this tire.
Wait till its on sale at Jaxtyres or the like
It does the job, as it says for a normal car and if you aren't going to drive recklessly. Wait till the sale cycle happens with Jaxtyres. They have them on sale on a cycle like all their other tyres so when you buy 4, the 4th one is free and the like.
Ok tyres but far from the best
It took me a long time to decide on the Energy XM2 tyres to replace the Continental tyres on my car and used the reviews on this site as part of my decision but I am not really overly satisfied with them given the high asking price of the tyre.
First thing that was an issue was a strange sound they made on certain road surfaces to which even the tyre shop could not understand why it was happening. This issue has mostly disappeared as they have worn down a bit but still is there at times.
Second issue is wet weather grip is lacking comp...ared to other brands and given the high asking price it's enough to make me switch back to continentals next time around. Overall they are an decent tyre but not for the asking price they sell for.
For tyres that are now made in Thailand, i was quizzical at the quality for sure. I was surprised that these were as good as the original french michelins of years ago. I have had 2 sets now averaging around 50,000km per set. I drive a lot of country roads, highways and long distances daily averaging 200km per day 5 days a week. The grip and life span is great. Not noisy whatsoever. Far superior to the Goodyear Excellence that came with the car originally.
The good and the bad
Fitted to a Hyundai Excel.
Amazing wear for a car not driven like a Granddad, 100,000Kms has got to be excellent in anyone's book.
Held pressure really well and very even wear, would have been contributing factors to the longevity.
Hard to say on road noise, definitely not 'noisy', but not 'quiet' either.
Grip on a dry road was satisfactory, hung on with no histrionics. However, like all tyres, slowly got worse as they wore down.
Wet grip not what you'd call good when new, ok at best. Meant the car had to be driven wit...
Good performer for the price, nothing special though
These were fitted to my falcon ute, where long life and value for money are more important than ultimate performance.
For this application they seem a fine tyre. The grip seems OK for a cheapish product, and there is no sign of them wearing out after 14 000 km.
The Energy XM2 is sold as having lower rolling resistance, and hence better fuel consumption, but I didn't notice any improvement. If there was a change then it was less than 1/2 L/100km.
It's ok but not Brilliant
I have purchased the tyres in March 2017 and have pushing through them for over 7 months now. The tyre grooves are very wide allowing nails to easily penetrate - I have had to get nails removed twice since March and been stuck having to change to the spare on the side of the road. I find they don't hold air very well, 5 psi loss over 2 months. I have never had this problem on my previous set - Hankook Optimo K415. They drive nicely, just as good as the Optimo although don't think they are strong and durable as the Optimo. The tyres are on a To...yota Avalon 2002 model - they are known for excessive front wheel tyre wear. My previous brand got 60 k without rotation. Time will tell how long they last. They are far superior then the Bridgestone. Jax tyres advertise fuel economy although I haven'been getting increased miles since i bought them, but getting less then the Optimo with on average 20 ks less on a full tank.
These are by far the best quality set of tyres I have purchase. They run much quieter and smoother than my existing ones, albeit a bit pricey - $520 for a set of four. However, if price is not a consideration, I would give these 5 stars. Would buy these again.
I have a 2006 Subaru Outback AWD stationwagon for road trips and have done 30,000km on these Michelin Energy XM2 and have rotated them every 10,000k. They are wearing well, are comfortable and have a good grip. They are fairly quiet. I'd definitely buy these tyres again. I purchased these tyres at Costco. They can be a little pricey but if you shop around you can get a good deal.
I changed to these Michelin types when i drove over a nail and these were the tyres the guy recommended me, coming from a person who doesn't know much about cars the guy said these were the best for wet weather so I went with them. The next day it was bucketing down and the tyres skidded so many times. Dangerous!
Good but not great
Bought 4 new tyres from costco. Had the primacy which came with the car i bought. Good tyres, but not as smooth ride as primacy. Also louder when driving around, but good when braking in wet conditions. Grip is fine when turning, minimal sliding of tyres. Lot cheaper than primacy, so great for value.
Questions & Answers
whats The difference between Michelin energy xm2 and Michelin primacy 4 ??
Completely different read pattern
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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