Recently had to replace the crapyear LS2 tires at 35K miles. They were shot. Noisy, so much so that at 60 MPH the drone went right through your bones. They thumped, and wandered badly.
I did some research and found the Pure Contacts to be good tires, long tread life, good road grip and are also stated as LRR tires. I also read that people in snow belts have had good results, thats a follow up to come.
First impression after having them installed, set to factory specs 36 PSI, was the car felt soft, in a good way. The noise level dropped considerably, drone was gone, and so was the thump. Felt like a new car again, actually better than when new. At first the car tracked a little funky, had a slight wander to the left, but after 100 miles that was completely gone. It could have just been me being used to the other tires having a pull in the other direction. Rides over road cracks and tar strips much quieter and smoother. Traction is good wet and dry. One thing I noticed right away is it takes longer to slow down with regen, a sign of lower resistance, which is good, I just have to retrain my right foot a bit.
MPG for 250 miles at 36 PSI in cold and wet weather has been right around the 42 mark. I raised pressure to 40 PSI yesterday, trip home returned up to 47 MPG, and this morning, with wet roads, in 40* temps I saw 47.6 MPG. Promising. With the other tires, if I saw 42 on cold wet roads I was lucky. I now have 350 miles on these tires, and the outlook is good. The ride at 40 PSI is not much different than at 36, a bit firmer, but still very comfortable.
Handling is good
MPG is good
Price is a bit high, but so are many tires in this category.
Comes in 17" and 18" diameter so available for all models of the Fusion Hybrid/Energi(not in the 19" size)
Recommended for the FFH.