Michelin LTX A/T2 Review
Well rated and almost universally recommended by owners, what’s not to love about the Michelin LTX A/T2?
- Great warranty
- Wet performance
- Off-road durability and tread life
- A bit pricey
As it turns out, not a lot. Owners report real world milage that well-exceeds the 60,000 mile warranty. While a nice bonus, that’s not anything you should really be surprised about when buying a premium tire like a Michelin.
When it comes to the off-road experience, it really depends on what type of terrain you’re tackling. Rather than being a go-anywhere tire, the LTX A/T2 is meant more for putting on the miles off the beaten path. In other words, if your commute involves miles and miles of dirt and highway, this is an ideal pick.
In fact, Michelin built the tire for just such work and according to studies the tire lasts 35% longer when driven on gravel than two of the leading competitors.
At the same time, the tire comes built with Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction, which helps to optimize the tire’s contact patch over time and maintain it’s shape, so when it does wear, it wears evenly over the length of the tire.
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Plus, it makes use of what Michelin calls its “Comfort Control Technology” to keep vibration and road noise to a minimum. All all-terrain tires suffer from some compromises in this area, but this Michelin is one of the best. This is also in keeping with the tire’s focus on great on-road performance.
It provides dependable all-season traction, as it uses circumferential grooves that evacuate water from the tread to boost wet grip.
Michelin also prides itself on its “Total Performance” pledge, with a commitment to have its tires perform just as well when worn as when new.
Of note, the LTX AT2 comes as factory equipment on the Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road. Despite the name, that truck is more focused on the off-road-light crowd, the the TRD Pro models being more extreme and coming equipped with more capable off-road tires.
Overall, the Michelin LTX AT2 is extremely well-rated. Out of over 800 real owner user reviews on Discount Tire, it is rated a 4.7 out of 5 and recommended by 94.6 percent of owners. It delivers superior on-road grip, performance and manners while still offering vastly superior off-road grip and durability than any all-season tire.
What Vehicles Does the Michelin LTX A/T2 Fit On
- Chevrolet Avalanche, Tahoe, Silverado, Suburban, Colorado, Blazer
- Dodge Ram, Dakota, Durango
- Ford Explorer, F-150, E-150, Expedition
- GMC Sierran, Canyon, Yukon, Savana 1500, Envoy
- Honda Ridgeline
- Infiniti QX56, QX80
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Liberty
- Kia Sorento
- Lincoln Navigator
- Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder, Titan, Armada, Xterra
- Ram 1500
- Toyota Land Cruiser, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner
Michelin LTX A/T2 Price
The Michelin LTX A/T2 can be had starting from $200 per tire for a 16-inch size and going up to approximately $360 per tire for a 20-inch size.
Michelin LTX A/T2 Warranty
Michelin backs the LTX A/T2 with a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty on S, R and T rated versions of the tire. Plus, the tire also comes with a standard limited warranty that covers both workmanship and materials for the entire life of the usable tread, or until 6 years from the original date of purchase.
Michelin LTX A/T2 Sizes
Who Should Consider This Tire?
As an almost over-engineered tire designed for plentiful off-road use, we recommend the Michelin LTX AT2 for anyone who needs a true all-terrain tire, but who spends more time on dirt or gravel roads, rather than rock-crawling or mud-bogging. It’s incredibly good for putting on the miles over gravel and not wearing our prematurely. In fact, Michelin claims it will last up to 35% longer on gravel roads than two rival tires, the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 (since replaced by the ET Revo 3) and the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor.
With any Michelin tire, you’ll have to be ready to pay up front to get top quality, but it really will be worth it with tire life in the real world generally exceeding the manufacturer’s estimates.
Michelin Tires Prices
Michelin Tires range in price considerably although they universally wind up at the high end of the pricing structure. In a true case of getting what you paid for, Michelin’s almost always cost more than the competition and with a few exceptions out-perform the competition, especially when the tires are worn.
What is the Michelin LTX AT2 Ply Rating
The LTX AT2 comes with a 6 ply rating.
Are Michelin LTX AT2 Tires Good in Snow?
With an aggressive tread pattern that works to give these all-terrain tires grip in deep-loose surfaces, the Michelin LTX AT2 does offer some winter capability. The serrated edges on the tread blocks help clear snow, although there’s limited siping on the tires to offer true grip. Winter tires, as a rule, use thin divisions in the tread called sipes to actually trap snow and use it as a fiction surface against the snow on the road. Without many of these, the LTX AT2 doesn’t do well on snow-covered roads. The natural tread compound is also not designed for colder temperatures and so in prolonged cold weather it will start to freeze up and lose traction. This tire does not come certified for winter use with a three-peak mountain snowflake rating.
For a list of winer-rated all-terrain tires, see here.