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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Stock tires?

Still have a couple of weeks before I see a Niro at my local dealership... I just had a quick question about the stock tires... Like what brand and model are they? I'm in Canada in case they're different by country.
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Just picked mine up a couple hours ago (EX Premum) and it came with Michelin, don't know the model. I'm in Eastern Canada.
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Michelin Energy Savers A/S.
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Thanks both. Congrats on your new wheels jjr .... why don't you post a pic or two? Many of us are still waiting to even see them at our dealerships ... it helps with the waiting
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I will, just being lazy tonight, haha. Get home from work on Fridays and just want to pass out.
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All the Niros I've seen have the Michelin X Energy Saver tires. This was a big plus for me, not having the usual Hyundai/Kia Kumho or Hankook tires. Not that those are bad tires necessarily, but IMO Michelins are the best tires made. Should have no problem getting 60k miles on these,with good performance.
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I wee that they're classed as all seasons but the tread isn't very aggressive... They actually look like a summer tire on their website.
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I wee that they're classed as all seasons but the tread isn't very aggressive... They actually look like a summer tire on their website.
They are "all weather" M&S tires, but they won't have aggresive tread because theyre energy saving- lower rolling resistance.
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I really feel the road though and they seem noisy. I found some Yokahama touring tires that work with the Niro and say that they are for comfort and road noise. Can't wait a few years to really see if this is an improvement.
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Michelin Energy Savers A/S.
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This.

It's a tire for a commuter car, don't expect it to be amazing other than long life. Lateral grip is okaaay and probably would do okay in rain. I wouldn't trust anything more than light snow and leave it to real winter tires. Just my impressions from a test drive, and I did try to push it on an impromptu "skid pad".
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