Re: More Tire Blues
I just had some Nokian Rotiiva AT installed. They ride great, low noise, look great, have no rubbing issues, and have a snowflake! I think it's in my head and too early to tell, but I drove the exact same stretch of highway, reset the mpg calculator before and set cruise at 65mph and it showed better mpg with the Nokians. On a 15 mile stretch on cruise the stock tires clocked 22.1mpg, the Nokians clocked 24mpg. The Nokians are also a larger diameter (275/55/20), which means that mpg is probably around 25mpg. They are supposed to be a low rolling resistance tire so it could be why, but I wasn't buying into that until now... I'm starting to wonder. Also tire pressure was the same both times, as indicated by the EVIC at exactly 37psi on all 4 corners, and both times with a full tank of gas.