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Michelin Energy XM2

Michelin Energy XM2

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Pros

Low tyre wear
Lower risk of hydroplaning
Fuel-saving

Cons

Can be noisy

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    1.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    1.0 (1)
  • Wet Weather Handling
    3.0 (1)
  • Dry Weather Handling
    2.0 (1)
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Phil
PhilGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 23 reviews
  • 11 likes

Over priced

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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.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Jeremy W
Jeremy WSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
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Worse tyres XM2

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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.

CarMazda 2 2006
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Blynn
BlynnNewcastle
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

A great Tyre

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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.

CarHonda
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stick
  • 16 reviews
  • 9 likes

new tyres

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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.

Carford focus
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Joe
Joe
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Not as good as the other tyres I had - if you drive on a lot of tight windy roads go for another bra

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CarSubaru Forester 2007
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JJK
JJKSydney
  • 4 reviews

Best value but low efficency

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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.

Car2007 Prius
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Fail
FailSydney
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Wait till its on sale at Jaxtyres or the like

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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.

CarFord
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Markwa
MarkwaPerth, WA
  • 24 reviews
  • 14 likes

Ok tyres but far from the best

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CarFord fiesta
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happyegas
happyegasVictoria
  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

pretty good

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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.

Car2009 Ford Falcon BF 3 Station wagon
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TWE
TWEHunter Region, NSW
  • 5 reviews
  • 6 likes

The good and the bad

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doctorpat
doctorpatAU
  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

Good performer for the price, nothing special though

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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.

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Bob
BobSydney
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

It's ok but not Brilliant

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Peter Y.
Peter Y.Sydney
  • 3 reviews

Great tyres

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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.

Car2006 Honda Accord
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it was terilble !!

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Just newly fitted to my honda city few days ago. Done the alignment as well.When rainy days, the tyres were really disappointed. The grip was terrible even at low speed (60-80km/j). I can felt the car was actually drifting when entering a corner. Even my worn Goodyear nct 5 tyre doesn't perform like that !! Never going to buy this tyre again.

CarHonda city
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Echo441
Echo441Newcastle
  • 2 reviews

Great tyre

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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.

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Questions & Answers

Rathinavelu R.
Rathinavelu R.asked

whats The difference between Michelin energy xm2 and Michelin primacy 4 ??

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Frank. T.
Frank. T.

Completely different read pattern

Naeem A.
Naeem A.asked

dothey offer an enjoyable ride as compared with yokohama ES32?

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Ashok N
Ashok Nasked

Is this tyre is directional?

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world_traveller
world_traveller

No, they aren't. Which means they're easily rotated.

Steve
Steve

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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Details

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.

Features

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.

CategoryPassenger Tyres
Release dateJune 2012
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