After about 36,200 miles, the Goodyear LS2s needed to be replaced. They were loud, the impact noises was ridiculous, wet traction was terrible, it never tracked straight, it needed to be replaced.
A lot of people recommended the Continental Pure contacts, I have them on the EcoBoost Fusion and liked it. But for my Fusion Hybrid, I decided to try the Pirelli tires because they were fairly new and weren't out when we got the Continental tires.
First Impressions after getting them installed were spectacular! I thought for a while that the Continental tires were the way to go, but the Pirellis are ridiculously good. They beat the Continentals in noise, comfort, and steering feel. They made the steering feel a little bit more hefty, maybe that is because they are new and haven't been completely broken in yet. But when we got those Continentals it didn't feel like that. The Pirelli doesn't allow much of the road's imperfections into the cabin. It is a very comfortable ride. But it allows just enough road vibrations so you can "feel the road" so you don't feel completely isolated from the road. It adds more confidence and lets you know what is going on. The noise of the tires (or the lack thereof) are not perceptible to the ears at all. They work really well with the ANC in the hybrid. All you hear is wind and engine noise. The downside to that is that you will here a little bit more engine noise during acceleration now.
The dealer set the tire pressure at 32 PSI, I might raise it to about 38 or 40 PSI, MPG at 32 PSI were around 41.4 to about 45.8. Those would probably increase when if i set the tires to 38 or 40 PSI.
I have not driven these tires in the rain yet, *Drought over in the low country state.* I will update this post when I finally do drive it in the rain.
Excellent Steering Response
Very Comfortable, Little to no vibrations
MPG at 32 PSI is better then LS2s at 42 PSI (Will get better)
Price is a little high, but It is worth it
Edited by Christopher Ngo, 07 June 2015 - 02:43 AM.