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Michelin Latitude Tour HP

Michelin Latitude Tour HP Review - Our Honest Opinion

Here are the key stats for the Latitude Tour HP, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleCrossover/SUV Touring All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2007
Run Flat?No
Overall Score76/100


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Michelin Latitude Tour HP in Australia

This offering by Michelin has been around in Australia for about 17 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 46 sizes.

This crossover/suv touring all-season tyre is a solid option for those looking for an all season tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The Latitude Tour HP Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 9 sizes of the Latitude Tour HP tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
B0.1L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$35 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Latitude Tour HP tyres rank a B on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.1L/100km. This works out to $35 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.


Here's how the Latitude Tour HP compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Latitude Tour HP ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
C5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Latitude Tour HP tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.


Here's how the Latitude Tour HP compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.


EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
(A - C)
B (70 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Latitude Tour HP tyres produce 69.9 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).


Here's how the Latitude Tour HP compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the Latitude Tour HP scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

  • ADAC: Summer SUV Tire Test R16
  • TireRack: Best in Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season


With a UTQG treadwear rating of 440, the Latitude Tour HP would theoretically last 4.4 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.


The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

These tyres score a grade of A.


The Latitude Tour HP tyres have a warranty of 6 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these crossover/suv touring all-season tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!


With an overall rating of 76 out of 100, the Latitude Tour HP tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for crossover/suv touring all-season action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of B, which is above average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of C, which is more or less average.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 440
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 46 sizes of the Latitude Tour HP tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

215/65 R16 98H
215/60 R17 96H
225/60 R18 100H
235/65 R18 110V
235/65 R17 104H
235/60 R18 103V
235/65 R17 104V
235/65 R18 110V XL
235/55 R17 99H
235/55 R19 101V
235/60 R18 107V XL
235/60 R18 103H
235/65 R18 104H
235/50 R18 97V
235/55 R18 100V
235/55 R17 99V
235/55 R19 101H
245/60 R18 105V
245/70 R16 107H
245/60 R18 104H
245/45 R19 98V
245/45 R20 103W XL
255/50 R20 109W XL
255/55 R18 109H XL
255/50 R19 103V
255/55 R18 109V XL
255/55 R19 111V XL
255/50 R19 107H
255/55 R18 105V
255/55 R18 105H
255/60 R20 113V XL
255/55 R19 111W XL
255/60 R18 112V XL
255/70 R18 116V XL
265/50 R19 110V XL
265/60 R18 110V
265/45 R21 104W
265/45 R20 104V
265/60 R18 109H
265/65 R17 110S
275/45 R19 108V
275/60 R20 114H
275/40 R20 106W XL
275/70 R16 114H
285/60 R18 120V XL
295/40 R20 106V
Louis from Tyre Geek


I'm Louis, an engineer passionate about helping Australians choose better tyres for their vehicles!