Michelin Energy XM2

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 74%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 72%
Wear 85%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 68%

The Michelin Energy XM2 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 34 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 663,325 miles driven.

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Given 64% while driving a Honda CRV (215/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
these tyres are quite worth the price for the qualities it has. economy wise abit of improvement hardly noticable. comfort is very good at first when new nearly no noise but now after awhile starting to get noisier. grip levels are good but its fitted on an suv so yea.. tread wear still very good even though this car has been known to eat tyres because of its small width and heavy weight.
215 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

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Toyota (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 25 spirited miles
Short intro: toyota Mark X is a JDM toyota basically a Lexus IS250, same power, chassis, handling dynamics, so on... So its stock wheels are ONLY 16 inch makes no sense.
I bought these new when I was just getting into cars, there I only knew michelin is the best tyre manufacturer but I didnt knew tyres have models! Hence I settled for these, instead of michelin PS3 PS4 which are the best ones.

Region: tropical Asian, only sun and rain.

Dry grip and brake were excellent when new, and still quite good now near their end of life. Dry cornering is also pretty confident.
Wet grip and brake was only good when new, but it is getting scarier nearing their end of life.
When wet, it is easy to skid during U-turns or sharp turns, it is fun when I do it on purpose but dangerous as I had unwanted slips when carrying my family for a couple of times.

Handling is okay, consistent throughout all its life.
Road noise gets progressively louder and more obnoxious a long its life.
Comfort is good, wear is excellent consider I've done 40km/25mil in 2 years.

Overall, wouldn't get these again, good for economy cars (city cars, grocery getters), but not on a heavy RWD sedan

Bought new set of 18X8.5 wheels and are going Hankook V12 Evo2 next.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 17, 2019   
Given 80% while driving a BMW 325i (185/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 22,000 average miles
Review for Michelin Energy XM2 size 185/65/R15 on a 1994 BMW 325i sedan
I find these tyres almost perfect for average daily driving
high comfort and low road noise
impressive tire wear (22500 miles so far and plenty of tread left)
impressive braking performance during emergency stop situations
just dont exect UHP handling and grip levels, these are real world daily tyres
my only concern are the soft sidewalls in potholes, had to replace one
I would buy them again...
0 - tyre reviewed on November 8, 2019   
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Given 59% while driving a Toyota Mark X (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
First, toyota markx is a Jdm car, sedan 2.5 V6 Rwd, 212hp 260nm, so the oem wheels of 16X7.5 with 215/60R16 doesn't make sense

When i got the car i didnt know crap about specific tyre models, was thinking michelin is one of the best, hence settled for xm2.

*I live in tropical country, no snow but rains a lot

When dry, grip is alright, handling is good,not sure about road feedback but comfort was also good, tyre noise increases with mileage.
Not the most powerful car, but at roundabouts or U-turns, if i floor it the car would slip and do small drifts, but flooring it in a straight line never slips.

In wet, if driving defensively it'd be normal, never experienced aquaplaning or slides but, in turns, roundabouts, u turns, if go pass 30% throttle over 3k rpm the car will break loose, have not had an accident yet but it's not fun

Now bought a set of 18x8.5 wheels, looking at Hankook v12 235/50R18
1 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2019   
Given 59% while driving a Toyota Mark X (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
First, toyota markx is a Jdm car, sedan 2.5 V6 Rwd, 212hp 260nm, so the oem wheels of 16X7.5 with 215/60R16 doesn't make sense

When i got the car i didnt know crap about specific tyre models, was thinking michelin is one of the best, hence settled for xm2.

*I live in tropical country, no snow but rains a lot

When dry, grip is alright, handling is good,not sure about road feedback but comfort was also good, tyre noise increases with mileage.
Not the most powerful car, but at roundabouts or U-turns, if i floor it the car would slip and do small drifts, but flooring it in a straight line never slips.

In wet, if driving defensively it'd be normal, never experienced aquaplaning or slides but, in turns, roundabouts, u turns, if go pass 30% throttle over 3k rpm the car will break loose, have not had an accident yet but it's not fun

Now bought a set of 18x8.5 wheels, looking at Hankook v12 235/50R18
0 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2019   
Given 90% while driving a Toyota Corolla (185/70 R14 H) on mostly town for 0 average miles
Having covered 20k on these tyres I can now say how brilliant I have found these tyres. Grip is good in both wet and dry conditions. Rolling resistance and road noise good as well. I would be expecting to change them by now from previous makes purchased but I am sure these will cover a further 15k. When they need replacing, these Michelins will be my first choice.
4 - tyre reviewed on July 6, 2019   

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