Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Tires

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By Tom Merola, Automotive Tire Expert | Email: tmerola@townfair.com


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Gas prices are hitting record highs almost daily, causing financial pain at the pump for millions of Americans. In an effort to combat already soaring fuel prices, motorists are struggling to find ways to increase their mileage and reduce costs.

While there are other steps you can take to save gas and money, many drivers are looking to get the highest fuel mileage they can out of their vehicles. Believe it or not, one of the biggest ways to increase fuel efficiency, is with a set of new tires.


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There's pain at the pump for American drivers as US gas prices soar to record highs.

How about saving money?

While many factors come into play, studies show that drivers may pocket hundreds of dollars over the life of a set of tires designed with low rolling resistance — a critical feature of fuel-efficient tires.

Tire makers are using the latest in technology to create tires that lower rolling resistance and add 2-8% in higher fuel mileage, which definitely adds up over time. Fuel-efficient tires can not only help save you money on gas, but they have environmental advantages, too. The less fuel your vehicle burns, the fewer emissions it creates. That's something you can feel good about.

Now that we have you in a good mood, here’s our 2022 Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Tires designed with performance and fuel efficiency in mind.



10. Continental ProContact


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The Continental ProContact has been developed with ecofriendly technologies that reduce its carbon footprint. The addition of grooves on the tread further increases the braking performance of the tire.

Using their unique EcoPlus Technology in the compound and tread makeup, the ProContact is built to lower rolling resistance and save fuel. In addition, this is a tire that confidently grips the road in both dry or wet conditions due in part to Continental’s ProActive Edge Technology.

The ride is smooth and comfortable and you’ll find an 80K mile tread warranty backing it all up.

Features & Benefits


  • Silane infused tread compound to increase durability.

  • Grooves to increase handling on wet surfaces.

  • Excellent cornering ability even at high speeds.



9. Michelin Premier A/S


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The Michelin Premier A/S is one of the best low rolling resistance tires available for reducing fuel expenses. The tire provides good feedback to the road, and you will be cornering and stopping confidently with these tires underneath you.

The design of the tire and its EverGrip technology tread provides superior traction on wet roads, gripping tightly and stopping much more quickly than the large majority of competitors. In addition, the tire provides the same great traction even when worn.

The tires feel like a luxury tire due to the reduction of noise and vibrations. For ride comfort, traction and safety, it’s tough to find a better model than this Michelin tire.

Features & Benefits


  • EverGrip Technology that provides wet traction throughout the life of the tire.

  • Ability to take corners at high speeds even on wet roads.

  • Comfort Control Technology used computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibrations and road noise.



8. Bridgestone Ecopia EP150


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The Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 provides eco-friendly performance through NanoPro Technology for higher fuel efficiency and safety. It allows for reduced rolling resistance, which in turn also enhances fuel efficiency.

The Ecopia EP150 also reduces the production of harmful carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. Bridgestone claims that the Ecopia Ep150 rolls 42% more than the average tire.

Furthermore, the reduced rolling resistance achieved with this tire will reduce fuel expenditure considerably without undermining safety from braking performance, including in wet conditions.

Features & Benefits


  • Helps prevent irregular treadwear and improves noise.

  • Improves dry and wet handling and reduces irregular wear through tread block design.

  • Low rolling resistance and enhanced fuel efficiency.

  • Enhances wet performance and helps reduce energy loss.



7. Continental CrossContact LX20


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Here’s our top choice in a fuel efficient tire for pickups, SUV’s and crossovers. The Continental CrossContact LX20 remains true to breed, providing another aesthetically pleasing design done deliberately to invoke better performance from your vehicle.

The LX20 from Continental not only features an eco-friendly design, but its unique tread compound lowers rolling resistance and enhances fuel efficiency as well. Dry, wet and snow traction is excellent on this model, and the ride is very comfortable and quiet.

Features & Benefits


  • EcoPlus Technology tread compound.

  • Center Rib increases dry road grip.

  • Continental’s Traction Grooves promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow traction.

  • 70,000-mile tread warranty.



6. Michelin Defender


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The Michelin Defender is a solid contender for some of the most efficient tires in the market. The circumferential and lateral grooves work to increase road grip and provide great cornering ability.

Michelin’s MaxTouch construction and IntelliSipe technology combine with Green-X low rolling resistance to provide greater all-season grip and enhanced fuel mileage in the new Defender tire.

Add in the outstanding ride comfort, longer lasting tread life and 90,000-mile warranty, and it’s no wonder why this is one of the best all-season tires available today.

Features & Benefits


  • Intellsipe technology that increases handling and braking.

  • Green X technology that reduces rolling resistance, to increase fuel efficiency.

  • Lateral grooves to reduce the risk of hydroplaning.

  • Excellent traction on dry and wet roads.



5. Continental PureContact


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The Continental Pure Contact is an all-season tire designed for drivers who desire the luxury of a smooth, quiet ride combined with fuel efficiency and the safety of best-in-class wet braking.

Continental's ComfortRide™ Technology reduces noise by absorbing vibrations caused by the road while EcoPlus™ Technology offers savings at the gas pump and safety on the road with enhanced tread grip, even in rain and snow. For peace and quiet inside, and peace of mind outside.

The new PureContact from Continental is specially designed with Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives in the tread compound that provide a lower rolling resistance and enhance fuel efficiency. It also provides increased dry, wet and snow traction.

Features & Benefits


  • Silane tread compound to increase traction on wet roads.

  • Asymmetric tread pattern to reduce noise output.

  • Grooves to provide traction on snow and ice.

  • Excellent traction on dry and wet roads.



4. Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max


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Efficient mileage can help you get the most out of your car, van, or crossover. And when you invest in Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires, you're not just getting all-season reliability, you're getting a serious return on investment thanks to savings at the fuel pump.

Fuel Max tires feature a special tread compound that reduces energy use and fuel consumption. These tires are so efficient that in internal Goodyear tests, they saved over 2,500 miles’ worth of gas over the lifespan of four tires.

This model features unique Dry and Wet Zones that function together to provide the best traction and handling possible. Add in the comfortable ride this tire provides and a 65,000-mile tread warranty and it’s easy to see why this tire is a popular choice among drivers.

Features & Benefits


  • Maximum mileage efficiency from the Assurance Fuel Max low rolling resistance all-season compound.

  • Enhanced handling in dry conditions from the Inboard and outboard Dry Tread Zones.

  • Grooves to provide traction on snow and ice.

  • Excellent traction from Dual Aquachannel grooveson wet roads.



3. Bridgestone Ecopia EP422


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The fuel efficiency and reliable all-season traction delivered by the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 help you get the most out of your touring vehicle.

The symmetric tread pattern also sports a Fuel Saver compound in the sidewalls that further add to better fuel efficiency. Expect to find very capable all-season traction and a comfortable ride on this tire.

Low rolling resistance, great all-season traction, and a quiet, comfortable ride all come together to make it one of the most reliable picks in the premium touring market.

Features & Benefits


  • Increase rolling efficiency and fuel economy with Fuel Saver™ sidewall and innovative tead pattern.

  • Engineered to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride.

  • Drive with confidence in wet conditions with circumferential grooves that help channel water out of the footprint area to resist hydroplaning.

  • Get even wear and longevity from an optimized contact footprint that distributes weight evenly across the tire surface.



2. Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus


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Improved tread life, fuel economy, and impressive all-season traction come together to make the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus a true contender in the premium touring market.

Designed with a unique NanoPro tech tread compound that lowers rolling resistance and increases fuel efficiency, you can enjoy optimized performance, handling, and a smoother, quieter ride when you ride on the Serenity Plus.

And, thanks to its all-season design, this grand touring tire is ready for whatever the road ahead brings–wet or dry. The Turanza Serenity Plus uses high-angle lug grooves to help evacuate water, while silica in the compound increases flexibility to improve wet traction.

Features & Benefits


  • Engineered to deliver a quiet, comfortable ride with its asymmetric tread design.

  • Find lasting durability and longer wear life with proprietary polymer technologies.

  • Drive with confidence in wet conditions with circumferential grooves that help channel water out of the footprint area to resist hydroplaning.




1. Michelin Energy Saver A/S


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Some tires are designed to maximize fuel economy. Others for long tread life or all-season safety. The Michelin Energy Saver A/S does it all.

Providing all-season traction, improved fuel economy, and long tread life, this Michelin tire is a great fit for those seeking quality and value.

The Energy Saver A/S is an all-season tire designed with a silica compound that boosts traction and braking on dry or wet roads. To improve gas mileage, the tire features EnergySaver Construction and a special tread rubber that work together to keep the tire cooler and reduce fuel consumption.

Features & Benefits


  • MaxTouch construction for maximum contact with the road.

  • Silica-based tread compound that provides all-around traction and no-compromise braking.

  • Improved fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions through EnergySaver Construction.





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