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Old 11-13-2017, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question TIRES: the 2010 Prius needs new shoes

like the title says,

I've got a 2010 Prius that needs new tires
I'm a Michelin fan, (but I don't have to have them)
so I'm looking at the DEFENDER, PREMIER, and ENERGY series (all in A/S trim)

I drive 110 miles/day (mostly going 55-70mph on 2 lane highway) on my commute in the Pacific NorthWest and often encounter heavy RAIN, light Snow, and sometimes a little ice.

I'd like tires that will last a long time, be quiet, fuel efficient, and have good traction

I'd prefer to purchase my tires thru Discount Tire Company (America's Tire Co.)

does anyone have any good info for me?





btw,
I put this in the Hybrid section because of the platform
I didn't see a section for equipment/accessories/tires

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Old 11-13-2017, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PREMIER $120
https://www.michelinman.com/tire/mic...&zipCode=98382

DEFENDER $119
https://www.michelinman.com/tire/mic...&zipCode=98382

ENERGY
https://www.michelinman.com/tire/mic...&zipCode=98382
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I personally think I'd probably go with a Bridgestone Ecopia EP422. Its what they have on the Leaf. But, I'd look at other EVs and high MPG cars for options as well.
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I like the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus.

But of the above, I'd go with the Energysavers
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I put these on the Prius in January: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...utoModClar=Two

I had similar Continentals, but a discontinued model, on my Civic and was quite happy with them, especially in rain and snow. So far, these have been great, and I expect to get 80,000+ miles out of them.
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I personally think I'd probably go with a Bridgestone Ecopia EP422. Its what they have on the Leaf. But, I'd look at other EVs and high MPG cars for options as well.
+1, but they're now called EP422 Plus.

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Ditto on the Bridgestones. Costco had a crazy good sale on them a while back. I think we paid $260 out the door for a set.
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Been big on recommending Nokian's Entryes can be had pretty cheap at simple tires, but I have a front tire thumping like a drummer after 25,000 miles. WRG2 or 3's no issues other than cost.

Maybe I'm too aggressive on the throttle, but I'd spin a ecopias in 3rd gear on wet pavement (and others) IMO if a cobalt can spin them not good wet traction.
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I work at Discount Tire. It sucks.(to have to work there...) Otherwise its a great company.

I'm rocking the bridgestone ecopia EP422+es as suggested above. I made the change the same time as a wheel change, resulting in a 12 lb per assembly drop in weight, and switched from a 215/50/17 down to 205/60/16. Even with the width decrease and switch to a more dedicated LRR tire, it appears to have maintained hard corner traction. Straight line traction is slightly reduced. I don't recall how traction is in the rain, but haven't had any hairy situations with them yet. They are not noisy, except when cornering. The higher profile sidewall definitely contributes to corner noise.
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I had Ecopia EP422's on my Prius (still do on the front). I can't say I was too impressed by them. Traction and fuel economy were fine, but they seemed to wear way too fast. I swapped back to them from snow tires in May and had to replace 2 because they were down to the wear bars and it'll probably be the same for the other 2 next spring. The first 2 had less than 30k miles and the other 2 will be about 35k miles; I ran about 40-44PSI in them. I replaced the first 2 with Continental Control Contact Touring's, too soon to tell how they'll last.

I would go with whatever has the best wet traction.

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