Michelin Latitude Tour review
If your plan for tires is to set it and forget it, then these are the tires for you. You just can’t go wrong with this long-lasting, dependable set of premium tires – at a reasonable price.
- Excellent wet grip
- Long tread life
- Basically does everything well
- Limited sizes
Bargain hunters should look elsewhere, but the Michelin Latitude Tour is a perfect example of getting value for your money. These moderately priced tires deliver fantastic results in every category and are ideal for drivers looking for excellent and dependable daily driving tires for modern crossovers and SUVs. They even good enough that we recommend them for a lot of premium models, from Acura to Lexus.
The tread design of the Latitude Tour won’t get your blood pumping like some off-road mud-terrain tire, but it’s intricate pattern makes use of Michelin’s Comfort Control Technology, allowing for quiet ride over the life of the tire.
Built for long distance use, it comes with a 65,000 mile treadwear warranty though most owners report going well beyond that.
As an added benefit, the tire’s low rolling resistance means it should save you 82 gallons of fuel over the course of the tire’s life. That’s almost $300 at todays gas prices.
A more than capable tire in terms of dry weather grip, the Latitude Tour was always a stand-out performer in the wet, and this latest version of the tire is now even better, boasting a 5% shorter stopping distance in the rain.
To give you more proof of just how good this tire is, out of 1,229 reviews on the Michelin website, the average rating is 4.6 out of 5.
Overall, if your idea of a great tire is one that gives good grip, great safety, a long and quiet life, all for a decent price, pick up a set of these tires are you won’t regret it.
Michelin Latitude Tour Price
The Michelin Latitude Tour ranges is price from approximately $170 per tire to $250 per tire.
Michelin Latitude Tour Warranty
Michelin backs the Latitude Tour with a 65,000 mile limited treadwear warranty. In addition, it comes backed by the Michelin Promise Plan which includes a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, a 3-year roadside assistance plan where a certified professional will change your flat tire to your spare for free (or provide free towing of 150 miles / 240 km), and a limited warranty that covers defects in material and workmanship for the usable tread of the tire, or for the first six years from the date of purchase.
Michelin Latitude Tour Sizes
Are Michelin Latitude Tour Tires Good in Snow?
As far as all-season tires go, the Micheline Latitude Tour is above average in terms of grip in mild winter conditions due to its heavy siping. Michelin made some trade-offs with this tire in terms of dry weather grip to favor wet and wintry weather grip and it shows. Still, this tire doesn’t carry the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall so it’s not a true winter-capable tire. In other words, it’ll get by in milder winter climates, but in northern states we definitely recommend a proper set of winter tires.
Michelin Latitude Tour vs Tour HP
So what’s the difference between the Latitude Tour and Latitude Tour HP tires? While they share almost identical names and look very similar from a distance, get up close and you’ll see a tread design that’s quite different. While the same basic five-row tread pattern is shred, the standard Tour makes use of zig-zag sipes and give it a real edge in wet and winter performance. The Tour HP on the other hand is designed more for performance driving (though it is still a conventional all-season tire). The compounds are also unique with the harder Tour tires having a UTQG rating of 720 compared to the softer and grippier 440 rating of the Tour HP. That difference can be seen in overall tread life with the Tour tires rated for 65,000 miles per set, while the Tour HP gets either a 55,000 or 45,000 mile rating.
Pricing also varies with the Tour HP costing roughly $30 more per tire.
We should also point out that the Tour HP is available as a run-flat tire as well.
How Long do Michelin Latitude Tour Tires Last?
Based on their factory tread life rating, and the fact that Michelin’s generally over-perform, you should expect to get at least 65,000 miles on a set.