When it comes to fuel efficiency, we often look toward fuel systems, aerodynamics, ignition systems, and weight management. What many overlook is the condition and design of the tires on your vehicle. We can look at the design of the tires, the materials used in the manufacturing of the tires, but often it may come down to a simple variable like proper inflation. TireReviews.com has an excellent article shared here to update our readers on the top fuel efficient tires for 2017:
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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Tires For 2017
With fuel prices constantly rising and falling, many drivers are looking to get the highest fuel mileage they can out of their vehicles. One of the biggest ways to increase fuel efficiency is with a set of new tires.
Today, tire makers are using the latest in technology to create tires that lower rolling resistance and add 2-8% in higher fuel mileage, which definitely adds up over time. That said, here’s our 2017 Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Tires. All tires are not listed in any particular order. They are all designed with performance and fuel efficiency in mind.
Michelin Energy Saver A/S
The Energy Saver A/S is Michelin’s most fuel efficient tire in their lineup. It’s unique tread compound and EnergySaver construction claim to add up to 8% more fuel efficiency to your hybrid or fuel efficient vehicle. Beyond that, this model provides excellent dry and wet performance to go with a very comfortable ride quality. There’s also a 65,000 mile tread warranty included.
Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology
The new PureContact from Continental is specially designed with Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives in the tread compound that provide a lower rolling resistance and enhance fuel efficiency. It also provides increased dry, wet and snow traction. ComforRide technology adds a shock absorbent layer to give the tire extra comfort on all road surfaces. You’ll also find a 70,000 mile tread guarantee on this tire.
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422
With an environmentally-friendly tread design, the Ecopia EP422 uses Bridgestone’s NanoPro Tech tread compound for lower rolling resistance and enhanced fuel economy. The symmetric tread pattern also sports a Fuel Saver compound in the sidewalls that further add to better fuel efficiency. Expect to find very capable all-season traction and a comfortable ride on this tire.
Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
Goodyear’s Assurance Fuel Max is designed with a low rolling resistance tread compound for greater fuel efficiency and all-season driving performance. This model features unique Dry and Wet Zones that function together to provide the best traction and handling possible. Add in the comfortable ride this tire provides and a 65,000 mile tread warranty and it’s easy to see why this tire is a popular choice among drivers of all types of coupes, sedans, vans and crossovers.
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
While the Serenity Plus from Bridgestone is designed with a unique NanoPro tech tread compound that lowers rolling resistance and increases the fuel efficiency, this is a tire that also delivers excellent comfort and some of the better traction and handling in its class. This is an ideal highway driving tire that also comes with a longer 80K mile tread warranty.
Michelin’s MaxTouch construction and IntelliSipe technology combine with Green-X low rolling resistance to provide greater all-season grip and enhanced fuel mileage in the new Defender tire. Add in the outstanding ride comfort, longer lasting tread life and 90,000 mile warranty, and it’s no wonder why this is one of the best all-season tires available today.
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Here’s our top choice in a fuel efficient tire for pickups, SUV’s and crossovers. The LX20 from Continental not only features an eco-friendly design, but its unique tread compound lowers rolling resistance and enhances fuel efficiency as well. Dry, wet and snow traction is excellent on this model, and the ride is very comfortable and quiet. Treadwear is exceptional for a tire in this class, and is backed with a 70,000 mile warranty.
Michelin Premier A/S
The Premier A/S touring all-season tire features a wide range of tire technology that not only lower the rolling resistance for added fuel economy, but give it outstanding traction and handling on all types of road surfaces. For ride comfort, traction and safety, it’s tough to find a better model than this Michelin tire.
Bridgestone Ecopia EP100
The Ecopia EP100 makes the list due in part to its NanoPro Tech compound and lower rolling resistance that substantially add to improved fuel efficiency. This summer tire provides very good dry and wet traction to go with a smooth, comfortable ride. Bridgestone includes a 50,000 mile tread warranty that is rare for a summer tire.
Using their unique EcoPlus Technology in the compound and tread makeup, the ProContact is built to lower rolling resistance and save fuel. In addition, this is a tire that confidently grips the road in both dry or wet conditions due in part to Continental’s ProActive Edge Technology. The ride is smooth and comfortable and you’ll find an 80K mile tread warranty backing it all up.