Michelin Agilis LTX Review

Michelin Agilis LTX

This article takes a look at the Michelin Agilis LTX tire to help you decide if this tire is right for your vehicle. 

We have researched all aspects of the Michelin Agilis LTX and taken a deeper look at the manufacturer’s specifications to research how good this tire is and how the Agilis LTX tested in several environments.

Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.

Conclusion:

Based on our research the Michelin Agilis LTX tire is a decent option within its price range. From the data and user experiences gathered for this review, this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement, though they also work well in wet conditions and even light snow. 

But for snowier conditions, you’ll want to consider a dedicated snow tire. It’s important to account for what all-season tires are designed for and know that they won’t be the best buy in any one of the seasons.

Pros

  • Impressive dry handling
  • Ride quality
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Tires get noisier as they wear
  • Wet and snow traction needs improvement
  • Treadwear could be better

We compiled the data and compared it with customer reviews for a full-spectrum view of this tire and its performance. We do this in order to give you the most accurate, objective and unbiased review.

We will be looking at handling, noise, comfort, durability, and price to help you decide if this is the tire for you.  

Now, let’s dive deeper into the treads of the Michelin Agilis LTX to see what it’s made of.   

Michelin Agilis LTX Overview

The Michelin Agilis LTX is the manufacturer’s standard highway all-season tire. The Agilis LTX was developed for large trucks, SUVs, and other heavy-load vehicles. The LTX was meant as an original equipment tire on certain vehicles. 

Original equipment, or OE, refers to parts of your vehicle that come with it from the factory. 

OE tires are placed by manufacturers to adapt each model type with parts that will enhance performance characteristics that the company desires to highlight, such as fast and smooth highway rides, or off-road capabilities. In this case, the OE tires are highway all-season tires.

This Agilis LTX attempts to put together a combination of decent ride quality, handling, durability, and dry/wet traction for moving through most seasons, though it is best in the warmer months. Though the Agilis LTX classifies as a “highway all-season tire,” it scored best on the pavement rather than off-road or winter conditions. 

Highway all-season tires take on heavy loads for a truck or SUV. They are meant to provide comfort on the road. Highway tires typically incorporate durable compounds in their construction and tread patterns that wear evenly and last. 

If you plan to drive in the snow for the cold season, it might be best to consider a dedicated snow tire. 

In its class, the Agilis is more affordable than most of its competitors as it is OE (Original Equipment) and performs at the level that the price reflects. 

It is designed with an all-season tread compound backed up by a 1-Year uniformity warranty, and a 6-year workmanship & materials warranty, which is average for its class. 

Performance Breakdown

Now, let’s look at a more comprehensive breakdown of the Michelin Agilis LTX highway all-season tire. 

Performance 

Wet

The Michelin Agilis LTX performs decently in wet performance. It scored above average in hydroplaning resistance, as well as wet tracking. 

The tire’s asymmetrical tread pattern is designed with multiple block rows which utilize sipes and grooves to maximize traction on wet roads.

Users claimed that they rarely experienced any troubles with hydroplaning and turning in the corners was not a problem. 

Dry

The Michelin Agilis LTX tested its highest in dry traction, particularly cornering stability, traction, and steering response. 

Michelin’s all-season tread compound was molded into a blocky design to enable maximum traction on dry terrain. 

Users said that the tires did exceptionally well in dry performance, from turns to straightaways. 

Snow

Expectedly, the Michelin Agilis LTX tested its lowest in the snow. As it is a standard all-season tire, the LTX was not designed for snowy conditions beyond a light dusting and struggled in the winter.  

Though its traction enhances with the asymmetrical pattern, the tire struggled in this category. Again, it’s better to have a dedicated snow tire if you are driving in snowfall all winter for safety as well as satisfaction.     

Handling

According to customer reviews, the Michelin Agilis LTX tires felt solid in turns as well as at high speeds on straight roads.  

The tire’s structure has blocky tread designs to enable it for good handling in light snow from slow to high speeds. 

Noise and comfort

Noise

Customer reviews noted that the Michelin Agilis LTX was quiet at lower speeds. Though as the speed increased, reviewers claimed the noise became more noticeable. They also claimed that as the tires wore, the noise increased. 

Michelin seemingly did not design any features on the LTX to minimize noise on the road as they are OE. 

Comfort

Unlike the Agilis LTX’s noise reviews, customers reported that the tires were smooth and comfortable in their ride, especially in their lower mileage. However, as they aged, expectedly, comfortability decreased. 

Durability

Michelin Agilis LTX was designed for a longer lifespan with a hefty new interior construction, and they have backed that up with a 1-year uniformity warranty. 

User reviews ranged in this area. Some claimed that the tires only lasted 30,000 miles before needing new ones, while others have said that the tires lasted up to 80,000 miles. This is dependent on the conditions they are used, as well as your driving style.

Price

According to customer reviews, the Michelin Agilis LTX is an averagely-priced tire within its class all-around, and many sought to buy another pair to replace the worn tires.

For its price, quality and durability, there are better options on the market, but these certainly felt right for many customers. We’ll cover some of those options in the next section.  

Recommendations & Conclusions

Recommendations

Overall, the Michelin Agilis LTX is a decent option on a budget, and since they are original equipment, you won’t have to dedicate to them for long if you don’t want to. But there are certainly better options out there if you can spend a little more. We recommend looking at tires such as:

  • Michelin LTX M/S2
  • Continental VANCOFOURSEASON
  • Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Conclusions

Based on our research the Michelin Agilis LTX tire is a decent option within its price range. From the data and user experiences gathered for this review, this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement, though they also work well in wet conditions and even light snow. 

But for snowier conditions, you’ll want to consider a dedicated snow tire. It’s important to account for what all-season tires are designed for and know that they won’t be the best buy in any one of the seasons.

After long periods of use of this tire, we found that Michelin Agilis LTX has a good steering response and creates a solid, smooth, and comfortable experience while driving on dry pavement.

In its higher miles, the noise level increased, and so did its performance as the treads wore. Though this is the nature of most OE tires. 

According to reviews, it also shows that though this is a highway all-season tire that should be adaptable from Summer to Winter, the grip, braking, and acceleration in snowfall were inferior to some of its competitors. 

The Michelin Agilis LTX doesn’t outperform other tires within its class, but it doesn’t fall too far behind either. And for its price range, it’s not a terrible tire. We think you will have a satisfactory ride, and we hope you enjoyed the review.  

References

Michelin Agilis LTX Review | Tirerack.com