The Latitude Tour is Michelin’s Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season light truck tire developed for the drivers of crossovers, sport utility vehicles and light duty pickups looking to combine comfort, wear and fuel efficiency. Most Latitude Tour tires meet Michelin’s Green X standards for long tread life, good wet traction and low rolling resistance, as well as provide year-round traction, including in light snow.
Latitude Tour tires use a silica-based tread compound molded into a symmetric tread design optimized with Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction to deliver more miles of treadwear. Stable shoulder blocks and a continuous center rib enhance responsiveness and highway stability, while wide circumferential grooves help resist hydroplaning and multiple sipes provide biting edges in snow. Latitude Tour tires also feature Michelin Comfort Control Technology that combines computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibration and road noise. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts under the tread area on top of a polyester cord casing that enhances ride quality.
Note: While Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season light truck tires offer all-season versatility including traction in light snow, tire sizes featuring extremely wide tread widths may limit the traction this type of tire can provide in deep snow.
*The application of the Green X symbol is determined by laboratory testing on a model-by-model, size-by-size basis. Specific sizes featuring Green X technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.
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I initially liked the tires and had great driving control. Gradually they became more noisy and after only 3 summers the tread was wearing away but still passed inspection. In the middle of the 4th summer one tire blew because of excessive wear. I only had them on in summer and only for 50,000km. My car is a hybrid and i had adjusted my driving habits to be more relaxed in keeping with the hybrid tech, so i am very disappointed.
We are conservative driving seniors and the tires have a mix of highway and city driving. They are balanced and checked for air pressure regularly. This tire started it’s road noise at around 15,000 miles and the Lincoln quiet ride now with 21,000 miles has been reduced now to a howling subway or singing bird. Very disappointed with these and would look in a different direction for a tire purchase.
never had a set of tires that lasted so long! has a very comfortable ride. although the problem of driving in snow is probable because there is not much left of the tread on them. planing on getting a new set this week. they will be Michelin!
Worst tire I’ve ever purchased.Michelin should remove from the market.Unsafe at any speed.
Tires grown increasingly noisy with wear. At 25,000 I disposed of them. Could not take noise in city and highway. Very disappointed. Have bought Michellin Tires for over 40 years, now I will be looking at other brands. Michellin has grown too large and lost its quality control.
Worst tire we have Ever bought…unsafe in rain and snow.When first installed smooth quiet ride. By 12K miles ride began to get rough. Wet pavement was like riding on ice,Any standing water was worse. By 24K miles had to replacetires due to rough ride with plenty of tread left. Hadthe tires balanced and alignment done repeatedly atdifferent shops. None of them could get the tiresbalanced or alignment right. Problems resolvedWith a new set of tires…NOT another set of these.Wouldn’t recommend these to my worst enemy!!Should have warning label on them.
These tires came with my ’16 Highlander. The Highlander has a reputation for having numb/vague steering and I initially chalked up the slow steering response to this fact. I was wrong. After 50K+ riding on these tires, the steering response is so bad that the car is fairly unpredictable at highway speeds. I understand that this car has a fair amount of body roll when having to do emergency lane changes, but the tires have demonstrated a resistance to turning with small steering wheel input, and then exaggerated turning when given more. Again, at first I thought it was me losing my ability to drive…. again, I was wrong. It wasn’t until I checked the tread life that I realized that I was missing some sections of tread, while some sections of tread were flapping like a worn out shoe sole. Plus, i saw a hairline crack running around the seam between the tread and the sidewall. These tires are rated for 70K miles and I’m seeing these failures at 50K miles… and who knows when they actually started to appear. I started reading some reviews from other sites and found that other people are having the same problems with these tires dating back to 2012. Apparently this is dry rot?? I do NOT recommend these tires to anyone.