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What MPG to expect above 75mph?

Old 03-05-19, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Raidin View Post
It's worth it for us who drive a lot and at economical levels. I bought my CT as an alternative to the Prius for space, refinement, and comfort, not to mention it looks way better.

The Ecopias are about $80 more over a set of OEM Michelins. They also last much longer. 3 MPG difference would save me $22 a month. I end up saving a lot more than $80 throughout the life of the tires. For most people, this may not be the case.

Cost analysis is important, as E46CT eluded.
Yeah your case is an exception since you drive a lot. Gains are easily realized by small improvements.

But for your typical 10k a year driver, it would be difficult to realize meaningful gains with eco-specific tires, particularly when you consider the performance compromise which can have the opposite effect on efficiency making you take turns slower, etc.

Not to say to go all out performance on the CT. But I think most decently priced a/s or a/s "performance" oriented tires would do just fine. Overall, strongly consider the cost of a tire more so than just its rating. I love the Hankooks for this purpose. They were the cheapest name brand tire with good ratings/reviews. They market their tread compound as utilizing LRR technology, but the tire isn't officially classified as an LRR tire.
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