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Seems like this would have been discussed numerous times, but searching found nothing other than debates about patches, where to place a new pair of tires, how to haul a spare, and similar.

We were planning to replace the original set of 17" tires (40,000 miles) in a month or two, when a nail expedited our timeline. Sigh!

Are LRR (low rolling resistance) tires recommended for the Pacific Hybrid? I know they make a big difference for a Prius.

Are there any recommendations for suitable all-weather replacement tires?

Thanks,
Tim
 

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Seems like this would have been discussed numerous times, but searching found nothing other than debates about patches, where to place a new pair of tires, how to haul a spare, and similar.

We were planning to replace the original set of 17" tires (40,000 miles) in a month or two, when a nail expedited our timeline. Sigh!

Are LRR (low rolling resistance) tires recommended for the Pacific Hybrid? I know they make a big difference for a Prius.

Are there any recommendations for suitable all-weather replacement tires?

Thanks,
Tim
Just replaced the OEM Falkens at 60k with GoodYear MaxLife Assurance 85K tire. Quiet, great ride, good in all weather. We have the 20" but they are available in 17"
 

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Thanks for the recommendations. Both seem like good options.

If I get some random all-weather tire from the local shop, will my fuel economy drop in any significant way?

With the Prius, it was common to hear people lament a 10-15% drop in MPG when not using LRR tires (like the preferred Ecopia 422). Is the Pacifica Hybrid as sensitive to the type of tire used?
 

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Thanks for the recommendations. Both seem like good options.

If I get some random all-weather tire from the local shop, will my fuel economy drop in any significant way?

With the Prius, it was common to hear people lament a 10-15% drop in MPG when not using LRR tires (like the preferred Ecopia 422). Is the Pacifica Hybrid as sensitive to the type of tire used?
Any vehicle will be sensitive to whatever tire you use . A more aggressive tire tread , low rolling resistance , bigger tire , air pressure , etc are all contributors to mpg. So definitely it pays to do your homework
 

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Seems like this would have been discussed numerous times, but searching found nothing other than debates about patches, where to place a new pair of tires, how to haul a spare, and similar.

We were planning to replace the original set of 17" tires (40,000 miles) in a month or two, when a nail expedited our timeline. Sigh!

Are LRR (low rolling resistance) tires recommended for the Pacific Hybrid? I know they make a big difference for a Prius.

Are there any recommendations for suitable all-weather replacement tires?

Thanks,
Tim
I’ve always used Michelins. I’ve used Defender T+H on my other cars that aren’t the PacHy and been very happy with them, but I think that model is called the X-1 again.
Seems like this would have been discussed numerous times, but searching found nothing other than debates about patches, where to place a new pair of tires, how to haul a spare, and similar.

We were planning to replace the original set of 17" tires (40,000 miles) in a month or two, when a nail expedited our timeline. Sigh!

Are LRR (low rolling resistance) tires recommended for the Pacific Hybrid? I know they make a big difference for a Prius.

Are there any recommendations for suitable all-weather replacement tires?

Thanks,
Tim
I’ve always used Michelins, and been happy with them. I believe that the Defender T+H (not the LTX which is a truck tire) is called the X or X-1 again. They have a pretty pliant and quiet ride, last for ever, and allegedly save energy, I’ve used Defenders or X-1s since the 90 on vans, Focuses and Escorts that I’ve owned. My only complaint is that they’re not great in snow, nor are they meant to be.

I’ve been using CrossClimate 2s on my Ford CMax for a couple months and about 10000 km now. They’re Snowflake rated, which is a plus, and according to the tech at Costco, remain snowflake rated throughout their 100000 km lives. I’ve not used them in winter weather, but they definitely have better wet traction than the Michelin Energy Savers that the car shipped with. On the downside, they’re a little bit loud, pick up stones pretty easily, and don’t seem to go as far on a charge (but there are a lot of lurking variables there).
 

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We also have been using CrossClimate 2s on our 2021 PacHy Limited since taking possession of the car. Out from the dealer lot and IN to the Tire dealer. All around good traction dry, wet, puddles of water or slush, wet snow, they really have all around good traction and we don't need to change for winter tires up here in Canada with these tires.
 

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I have the Michelin Defender LTX - I do not like them and would never get them again. Lack of traction; especially in wet weather.
Totally agree. I have always loved Michelin Defenders. But when it came time to replace a pair of two originals on our 2018 PacHy, I found the Michelin Defender LTX to literally be dangerous. The two original rear tires had plenty of tread and were moved to the front. Two new Defender LTX(235/65R17) went on rear. Vehicle immediately became loose and unstable in the rear in dry, properly inflated, normal conditions. The problem was the difference in lateral flexibility between the original and Defender LTX tires. Simply changing lanes above 40 miles per hour became a very scary proposition with fishtailing behavior. Replaced all four immediately with 4 Michelin Premier LTX DT, problem solved.
 
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