Michelin Energy LX4 Sizes & review

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The Energy LX4 is Michelin’s Passenger All-Season tire developed for the drivers of full-size sedans, minivans and crossover utility vehicles looking to combine fuel efficiency, ride comfort and all-season traction. Michelin Energy LX4 tires are designed to provide long wear and traction in a wide range of driving conditions including occasional light snow.

Energy LX4 tires use a long lasting all-season compound molded into a symmetric tread design featuring rounder shoulders to provide progressive, predictable cornering. Circumferential grooves and independent tread blocks enhance hydroplaning resistance and wet traction while a continuous center rib promotes highway stability and a quiet, comfortable ride.

Michelin EnergySaver Construction helps enhance vehicle fuel efficiency by requiring less effort from the engine while their Comfort Control Technology uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibrations and road noise.

*Specific sizes featuring Green X technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.

Max. Inflation Pressure Tread Depth Tire Weight Rim Width Range Meas. Rim Width Sect. Width Tread Width Overall Diam. Revs. Per Mile
500 A A 2,205 lbs 50 psi 10/32″ 31 lbs 7-8.5″ 7″ 9.7″ 7.7″ 28.3″ 732



  1. The Michelin Energy LX4 tire provided a great smooth quite ride. The soft flexible tire does provide great highway use and dirt/gravel road use. I did not use for off road use or in cold snow and ice weather. Tire does provided great wet road traction on pavement and concrete. Only draw back that I observed, with a soft tire I felt the wear of the tire was quicker that I had expected, approx 40,000 miles. For the vehicle, we have had 2 sets of the Energy LX4 tires, the first set replaced at 41,000 miles and the second set replaced at 40,100 miles.

  2. These were OE tires on my Odyssey, and I’ve just put them back on after taking off my X-Ice xi2s, which are excellent. The LX4s are loud, hard riding tires abviously designed to squeeze out a tenth of an MPG more in testing. They were absymal in snow/ice, and hydroplane fairly easily. Treadwear has been okay, although the previous owner did not rotate them so two have worn faster.I am considering replacing them with Defenders, which have gotten good reviews.

  3. I have a set of these Michelin LX4 on my Odyssey EXL. I had always been happy with Michelin in the past on my Honda Accords and Nissan. They are generally more quiet than any other tires of comparable costs, particularly when they get olders (35K+). This set performs well for the most part with no exception. I rotated my tires every 7.5K so they wear evenly and keep the pressure between 35 to 40 psi depending on the weather (high pressure during the winter months). They are very quiet on the city and highway unless the road surface have grooves but never pave up in some states. I’d say that we did about 30K on high way and 20K in city. They are probably good for another 4-5K in the summer before I have to replace them. The tires traction is very good in dry, wet or light snow conditions now that the tread had worn out but it is used to be good in 4-6 in” of snow too when it was newer. I will likely replace them with the Michelin Defender which has a better tire life (60K+) for almost the same price. I think if the Defender is quiet as this tire, I will be happy.

  4. My van is on it’s second set of these tires with only 74000miles on the vehicle. The performance of the tire has been very good in all aspects except wear. Both sets were worn to or near the wear markers. Both sets were worn evenly so no tires are coming off due to poor wear patterns. The odometer never matched the test mileage signs posted along the highway, when i always recorded slightly more miles then actually driven, no matter how many places I tried this test. So even tho I am changing tires early, my vehicle appears to have recorded more miles than i actually drove. A check of tire racks specs indictes this tire would turn 4 more revolutions per mile than the Michelin “defender in the same size. I hope this clears the concern about the odometer reading.I went to the new “defender” series. Driving around town so far has shown improvement in quietness, and ride. But then most new tires start that way. Interesting is the feeling the engine is better matched to the gear I am in. (less engine strain) Hopeing for improved longevity, the riding experience is better already.

  5. Wife was talked into these at a dealer. After 20k miles I am not impressed. They are surprisingly loud for a passenger tire and the light snow traction is atrocious. With less than 2 inches of snow on the ground I lost all forward traction on a slightly inclined road and could not get going once stopped. Had to go back down the hill and wait for the road to be plowed.

  6. I use these tires on the 2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature L I use for my sedan service in the San Francisco Bay Area. They were a replacement for the original tires that came on the car. I chose them because it’s about the only white wall you can find, they class my sedan up. I put them on at 30,000 miles and at 94,000 the wear bars were just showing, they probably had a comfortabl 5k miles left in them. Quiet new they got much louder with age. Not a strong cornering car but it’s not a racer. I would have chosen the Defender but unfortunately, it’s N/A in a White Wall. I had them rotated every 5-7k miles.

  7. 2010 Honda Odyssey Touring. This is the family hauler that my wife drives 70% of the time. After about 6 weeks without driving the van, I hopped in and drove it one day and noticed a lot of road noise, so much so, I took the van to the dealer to have it checked out. Was told it’s because the tires are wearing. This was with 30k miles on the van and these stock tires. It seems they went from being pretty quiet to quite noisy from 29-30k miles. I rotated the tires at 10k miles than again at 17k and just now at 31k.Did the routine oil changes at 4-5k where they’d always put 36-38 psi in the tires. I would occasionally monitor the on board computer to check the tire pressure. If I noticed they were below 33 psi when “cold” I would add some to each with my air compressor. So all tires would always be in the 36-38 psi range.We live in a climate that rains quite a bit and have never hydroplaned nor skidded with these tires, however sometimes if accelerating a bit the tires would want to spin easily if wet. Overall, I was very please with these tires until the 30k mark where the noise from them is almost annoying. And even though we have always been very good about keeping the tire pressure where it should be, the tires have worn on the edges a lot more than the center (which usually indicates under-inflated). But at 36-38 psi cold at all times, they have rarely been under-inflated.I also had the alignment done at 15k miles just to make sure all was well too. And as it stands I can drive down the freeway at 70 mph and let go of the steering wheel and it’ll track straight in the lane for quite a long time, so I know my alignment is fine too.Because of the noise of these tires and the uneven wear even though alignment and tire pressure have always been where they are suppose to be, I would pass on purchasing these tires again, unless they had a big sale on them.

  8. tires have 27K on them and are at 5/32. Will have to replace soon so would guess no more than 35K when they are shot. This is disappointing and as a result, will probably not purchase again. Drive pretty conservatively and don’t tow or put extra weight on the tires. don’t like the warranty – perhaps its the same for all manufacturers but you have to wear them down until they are no longer safe to drive in order to claim any warranty. Who is going to do that? Seems to be a piece of paper and words with not much backing.

  9. After 34,000 miles, the edges of the tire have virtually no tread and the Honda dealer is saying that the tires “failed”. It appears as if the tread has been gouged with a screwdriver–small chunks of rubber are missing.The road noise from these tires has bothered me from day 1, so that, along with the horrible premature wear, will have me avoid these in the future.

  10. I’ve made it to almost 50k on these tires. Don’t let those numbers deceive you. I was shocked by the amount of wear I saw on the tire by the time they reached only 20k. In fact I thought someone must have taken the van and just driven it thru a ton of gravel. The edges of the tires looked ruffle and the tread was way down and gave the tires a very aged look. From 30k on the dealer kept informing me that the tires needed to be replaced. By 35k he refused to rotate and balance b/c he said the tires are already worn out and no point in rotating. There was only a minimal amount of tread but I felt cheated (and was no doubt a little dumb to do this) but kept driving it w/o rotating the tires. Well, its reached its lifetime warranty of 50k and I am about to dispose of these tires. Wont ever buy these tires again for this vehicle. Way too expensive for such a short life. But not sure if the tire is the problem or the vehicle. Seems like most Sienna’s on this post have tires which average about 30k. Maybe the vehicle is too heavy for such tires. I don’t know. But to the credit of these tires, they were quiet and gave a very comfortable ride on highways and roads in Texas and all along the south coast.

  11. I have to say something in the defense of Michelin. There are no tires out there that can offer great performance and last 40K, 50K, 60K or more. Dont be fooled by advertised warranties that sound too good to be true. I must say those of you reviewing and complaining about only getting 30K on a set are being very unrealistic. These are by far one of the best tires for a mini van. I’m an automotive technician with tire experience on many vehicles such as BMW,(Dinan also) Lamborghini, Mercedes, and many more. Michelins have always proven on any car, to strike a great balance between confort, performance, and longevity. And consistanly balance with less weight. (BTW many cars only get 15,000 miles of tire life) Combining the weight of new minivans with the ample power, and still manage to have a soft enough compound for a smooth ride and good wet traction, we are lucky to get 30K miles. I milked nearly 40K on my first set, and now have 35K on second set, and nearing the TWI’s. (I had a set of Avid’s in between, and they were not a good tire for the van, and terrible in the wet.)

  12. these were 3rd set – the OEM was junk, literally gone at 20k mi – second, was Goodyear, was a good experience – then these Mich: fourteen months and only 22k miles – chewed threw enough tire to think “new set for winter 2014” – started looking at TireRack review of it – I AM NOT CRAZY – these things eat themselves – then yesterday a sidewall bubble happened and I replaced them today with Mich Defender AS – I hope they do better

  13. Good OEM tire. Better than expected tread wear so far, but a bit louder than I was hoping for. Decent in the little bit of snow that we’ve encountered. I would say overall a good tire, but I’ve experienced better performance for less $$$. May upgrade to a different model in Michelin’s lineup, or a premium offering from a competitor.

  14. I had to write a review after reading some of the ones posted. This is the third set of these tires I’ve had on this vehicle and they are superb. Got 65K-66K on each set. I can only surmise that these other fellows did not keep them inflated and balanced. No reason not to get 60K plus. I have only used Michelins for the past 30 years. My Odyssey came with the Michelin PAX tires as original equipment. That was my only bad experience with the brand.

  15. Every Michelin I’ve ever had has been quiet and long lasting, and every set never giving me a flat, tire pull, leaking, or any other annoyance. I have them rotated every 5,000 miles and they last for 50,000 miles or more. This set never needed a re-balance, staying smooth after every rotation. Tire pressures are checked every month, with pressures adjusted for seasonal temperatures. This car needed a wheel alignment when I purchased it and never needed another in 45,000 miles of driving. It had a few good pothole whacks but steering stayed true. I can’t understand why the other reviews rate this tire so poorly unless the driver’s don’t know how to take care of them. Example: At a dealership I once worked for, a woman came in with 17,000 miles on a less than a year old car and wanted the tires replaced under warranty. They were trash, to say the least, with pressures down to 12-15 psi and serious alignment problems.

  16. Michelin Energy is agreat handling tire. All Michelin tires are over priced in my opinion but they certainly are one of the best performing tires on the market. You get what you pay for. As for longevity, these Energy tires held up very well for my mostly highway driving style.

  17. This tire came stock on my Lincoln and I currently have 50,000 miles on them, not to mention they are original since 2008. Overall traction is great, with superb ride comfort and low road noise. Winter traction is above average as well. Definitely not a snow tire, but for light to moderate conditions, they work well.After 50,000 miles the tires are done and to the wear bars. Even though their life is over, they still perform. I’m just now noticing a drop in performance. They have also started pulling a bit, but I got every penny out of these tires.Will absolutely be buying again.

  18. This tire provided good handling and wear. The only problem was with one tire that developed a vibration at approximately 30,000 miles. The vibration would occur in the 55-60 mph range. Above or below that speed, it was not noticeable. Attempts by dealer to balance the tire was unsatisfactory. If it wasn’t for this one tire, I would have definitely considered this tire as a replacement.

  19. When the time came to replace it I was shocked to see it made little over 15K miles.When I had to replace rear ones I bought Michellin only to fit other two. It cost me $150-160/tire. 15K miles for that price is a joke.Now I’m replacing all 4 and will not be Michellin

  20. I replaced my pax tires with Michelin Energy LX4’s 236/65/R16’s at about 28,xxx miles. I am hitting 88,000 this week and my tread depth is at 4/32nds I will be replacing them as I now have a vibration in the steering wheel due to a bad tire I believe. they have given me 60,000 great miles of combined highway and city summer and winter all across PA, MI, OH, IN, WI, NY, KY, NC, SC, TN. They have been a great buy for me and glad I invested in them in the beginning 3 years ago.

  21. My CT200h came with a set of these tires installed and they must be the poorest performing tire Michelin has ever made. At 28K miles there was still usable tread on the tires but the wet and dry traction was so bad that I had to replace them for safety reasons. The tires were scary on wet pavement. Anything more than slow excelleration caused the front wheels to spin and gain no speed at all – on a CT200h! Braking was just as bad or worse, I couldn’t depend on the tires to safely stop the car wet or dry. Would not buy this model of tire ever again.


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