So when I bought my new explorer, it had those Michelin latitude tour HP tires on it, mostly highway tire. I didn't really like them and here in PA, you never know what kind of winter we are going to have. So Ive been researching for a while what options on AT type tires...not many because of this size...but Yokohoma has the Geolander in the 245/60 R!8 size...I got them today installed for 139.99 for the tire, 8 dollars for mount and balance, and 4.99 for the nitrogen fill. I drove it home today and I will say I feel that the ride is just as good as the Michelins, no increase in road noise, and to me it almost feels like it rolls faster than the Michelin tires. The tires weigh the same at 34 lbs each, so unless rolling resistance gets me, I don't think the MPGs will change. I'll try and update when we get snow how well they handle.