Michelin LTX M/S2 Review
Not to be confused with the Defender LTX M/S, the Michelin LTX M/S2 builds upon the LTX MS and improves upon an already great tire.
- Long life
- Great warranty
- Wet performance
- A touch pricey (but worth it)
The LTX M/S2 is a great all-season tire for light trucks, SUVs and crossovers. In fact, it’s been a factory fitment on numerous vehicles from brands like General Motors, Toyota and Honda, plus even luxury brands like Lexus.
An improvement over the original LTX M/S, one of the big areas of improvement is in all weather capability. The new tread design actually allows for 8 percent more “biting” edges, helping improve overall traction. The tires do perform better in the snow, although we’d stop short of saying they’re an ideal winter tire.
Similarly, they’re above decent off-road, but please remember that these are highway all-seasons, not all-terrain tires are aren’t meant for off-road duty. That said, they’ll do in light off-roading in a pinch.
On road, they are perhaps most impressive in the wet, with zig-zag sipes that allow for more surface area of the treat to touch the ground, while the MaxTouch design of the tread makes for more overall contact area.
Michelin claims that in internal testing against both the Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684 II and Goodyear Wrangler SA, the tire stopped 8 percent shorter on wet roads.
We’re really impressed by just how long these tires hold up. A 70,000 mile treadwear warranty means you won’t be replacing tires for a very long time. In fact, that warranty is as much as 20,000 miles more than some competitive offerings. And it’s more than just an empty promise. An examination of user reviews show almost zero complaints from owners about premature tire wear. In fact, the opposite is true. Many consumers report exceeding the 70,000 mile range by a considerable margin.
Is the Michelin LTX M/S2 a Good Tire?
Value tires don’t have to be dirt cheap brands from China. These are value tires. And we mean that in the sense that while they aren’t cheap (nor are they expensive, to be fair) they are fantastic for the money.
The LTX is a true example of Michelin’s dominance in the tire industry. It’s quiet, with solid handling in almost all weather and the tires just last and last. We love this tire and consumers do too. Pretty much every consumer review is glowing and rates the LTX M/S2 as one of Michelin’s most praised tires. And that’s saying a lot!
What Vehicles Will The Michelin LTX M/S 2 Fit on?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, Suburban, Traverse
- Dodge Durango, Ram, Dakota
- Ford Expedition, F-150, F-250, F-350, Explorer
- GMC Yukon, Sierra
- Honda Pilot
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Nissan Murano, Titan, Pathfinder, Armada, Xterra
- Toyota Sequoia, Tundra, 4Runner, Tacoma
Michelin LTX M/S2 Warranty
The Michelin LTX M/S2 is backed by a 6-year or 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty on T, H and S rated tires. Tires with an R speed rating come with a 50,000 mile warranty. Plus, all Michelin tires come backed by a Standard Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty, covering defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the tread or from six years from purchase (whichever comes first).
Michelin LTX M/S2 Price
LTX M/S2 tires start at roughly $155 for smaller 15-inch fitments and top out around $250 for a 20-inch size.
Michelin LTX M/S2 Sizes
How maNy Ply is the Michelin LTX M/S2?
There are a variety of load range capabilities for the Michelin LTX M/S2 depending on the specific fitment you choose. For those looking for a 10-ply (Load E rated tire) Michelin does offer a few specific LT options to meet the needs of heavy duty pickup trucks.