- April 11, 2008
- Reaction score
- City, State
- South Windsor, Connecticut
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2013 Ford Explorer XLT
Good info here. I need tires ASAP for my 2013 Explorer XLT FWD, I think I'm going with the Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus.
Tirerack.com has them at 159.55/tire, I'll see if my local Town Fair Tire here in CT will price match that price.
Separate winter tires are not an option for me as I do not have a garage for storage, unfortunately.
Great choice. I just got through using them over this last week. One day of VERY HEAVY RAIN and then 14 inches of snow. Handled very well in both conditions, and rock in the dry. Best choice I think I could have made. Haven't seen a mileage increase, but still hoping once I get to some regular driving that I'll see a 1 mpg increase. We'll see.
Update: After taking advantage of the 30 day guarantee that Town Fair Tire offers, I decided to switch from the Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus, to the Michelin Latitude TourI have a Town Fair Tire card with 0% financing for 12 months, so I'm taking advantage of that. For the 4 tires, with alignment, they're charging me $866 out the door.
They tried to push MasterCrafts, and they were going to do the Michelin Latitude Tours for about $50 more. I decided to stick to my guns and insist on the Pireli's.
They didn't have them in stock, they had to order them from their warehouse, they're coming in tomorrow. Is there an easy way to differentiate the non-plus from the plus on the Pirelli's? I just want to make sure they're not pulling a fast one and giving me the non-plus.
The Pirelli's rode really rough, were very noisy, didn't really handle that great in the wintery weather conditions, and I noticed my gas mileage dropped pretty significantly. After switching them out to the Michelin's, as luck would have it we had three fairly major snowfalls, and icy/sleet conditions, and I was extremely impressed in the way these tires performed when I needed them to. My gas mileage has rebounded to where it was previously, they are a very quiet and smooth ride.
The only downside is now they are on sale for $25/tire cheaper than what I paid and are now offering a $70 mail in rebate.
Hope this helps others who are deciding on tires.