This is a review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S, a passenger all-season tire that is durable for year-round use.
We have researched various professional websites, analyzing performance tests and user reviews, to see how this tire compares to other similar options in the same category of passenger tires. We have analyzed categories to see the tire’s overall performance, researching categories such as dry grip, wet grip, road feedback, handling, turning, noise and comfort, durability, price, and treadwear to see if this is a good deal for the cost.
Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.
Based on our research and analysis of user reviews and performance tests, we have concluded this tire is a great choice for those who need a reliable all-season tire that performs in the middle of the pack in terms of wet performance, dry performance, comfort, and treadwear performance.
Keep reading to see why we came to the conclusion that the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire is a good deal for those who want a lower-priced option that can work all year round, providing ample traction and handling in dry conditions, but falling short on consistently wet and snowy weather rods.
Michelin Energy Saver A/S – Overview
The Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire is designed for passenger cars or all-season use, although it does not perform as well during the snowy and winter seasons. Providing good performance standards in dry weather, such as favorable handling, agility, and braking, it doesn’t perform as well in performance tests in the wet and snowy seasons.
According to user reviews on Tire Rack, this tire earned a 7.0 out of 10 for wet performance and earned ‘Good Ratings in terms of hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. For dry performance, the tire scored even higher, increasing the user confidence and reliability in dry and summer weather. The tier earned a 7.8 for cornering stability, 8.2 for dry traction, and 8.0 for steering response.
In other performance test, the Michelin Energy Saver A/S has earned 2nd place out of 15 tires. The Michelin tire was reported to be ‘very balanced, earned top marks in wet conditions, and had low fuel consumption.’
However, another test saw this tire only earn 13th place out of 15 tires. In this test, the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire scored high marks in terms of dry performance and wet performances but scored lower in terms of comfort, rolling resistance, and noise, earning a 7.2 out of 10 overall.
The Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire earned a 7.2 for hydroplaning resistance, 6.9 for wet traction, 7.8 for cornering stability, 8.2 for dry traction, and 8.0 for steering response on the Tire Rack website. Compared to other tires, this is a good rating for this passenger’s all-season tire. Furthermore, user reviews of Discount Tire gave this tire a 4.0 out of 5 for cornering and steering, 5.0 for wet traction, and 5.0 for dry traction.
Michelin states this specific tire contains MaxTouch Construction, which maximizes the contact with the road and leads to a longer tread life than the other passenger tires in the competition. Based on user reviews, this claim has mixed reviews. User reviews state that this tire has ‘excessive tire wear,’ they need to ‘replace all the tires,’ and ‘they are very noisy.’
However, user reviews on Tire Rack rate this tire as a 7.4 out of10 in terms of treadwear performance. Lastly, the performance test on Tyre REviews comparing European Summer Tyres in 2012 gave this tire a 6 out of 10 in terms of wear. Overall, we can conclude this tire has fair durability and wear depending on the driving conditions and the amount of use over the entire year.
Noise and comfort
The tire performance test on Tyre Reviews in 2012 stated this tire earned a 4.8 out of 10 for comfort, which was a low-scoring tire compared to other options. However, another tire test conducted in 2018 rated this tire as the top 5 in terms of ‘noise,’ with only the Dunlop sport BluResponse, Giti GitiSynergy E1, Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K1, and the Vredestein Sportrac 5 earning higher marks.
This tire earned a middle-of-the-pack spot for the value based on the cost/wear per 1000 kilometers when compared to other similar 15” summer tires in 2018. However, the Michelin Energy tire was deemed to be the most expensive when compared to other summer tires in the test, coming to over $260 in local currency, with the lowest-priced option coming to just $180.
Looking at various user eCommerce sites, the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire ranges from approximately $125 to $221, with the average coming to $200.74 for the Energy Saver A/S size 215/50 R17 tire.
The Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire is a good choice for those who want a high-performing option in summer conditions. Although this is at the high-end of the price spectrum when compared to other summer tires, the ample performance in terms of traction, handling, speed, and braking make this a smart investment for those who drive in dry conditions all year round.
Regarding user reviews on Tire Rack and performance tests, we found this tire ranked highly in terms of dry performance, handling, and braking. Although the tire may not last as long as users would like for the price, the majority of users are happy with the tire’s performance.
We would recommend the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire for drivers who only drive in dry conditions all year and do not care about spending a little extra money for a high-performance option. For drives who want consistency in handling, braking, steering response, traction, and performance, this tire can do just that.
However, for drivers who need a more well-rounded option that can handle wet and snowy conditions better, we recommend another all-season passenger tire that may cost less money. Furthermore, if you are interested in purchasing a passenger all-season tire that does not break the bank, we recommend checking out the Infinity Ecosis, Fulda EcoControl HP, Maxxis Premitra HP5, Firestone RoadHawk, Vredestein Sportrac 5, or the Giti Giti Synergy E1 tire.