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Obviously, cheaper is better for the wallet, but I also don't wanna be penny-wise, pound-foolish. :)

BF Goodrich Advantage T/A Sport @ $105/tire

Michelin Premier A/S @ $150/tire

Michelin Primacy MXM4 @ $165/tire

Michelin Primacy MXV4 @ $170/tire
Michelin Premier A/S if these are your only choices. The Goodrich is going to sacrifice far too much for the Volt, noise, harshness, and economy. Yes, the Goodrich is cheaper out of the gate, but you will lose those savings over the life of the tire as it is not LRR.
 

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Thanks My main concern is less economy than harshness and road noise.
The Premier A/S is an excellent tire and is really hard to fault. I personally put the Continental True Contacts on my 2012 Volt right before I sold it. Michelin makes some of the best tires on the road when everything is considered. I could see you easily losing quite a few miles per charge on the Volt (probably 5-8 miles) with the BF Goodrich instead of using the Premiers. That is a whopping difference. The Goodrich's will be much louder and harsher as well. The Goodrich tire is really for being "sporty" and making aggressive maneuvers as the tread easily indicates.
 

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I'd go to tirerack and read the in-depth polls and reviews on all the tires you've listed, then make a conclusoin about how these would work on an electric vehicle. If your commute is well within the volt's range and you like to drive spirited around turns, that's a completely different tire than if you are trying to set land Ev range records like forum member ari_C. My volt rolls on Yokohama Avid Ascends wrapped around 18" rims. Cornering and tire longevity (and great looks) were my important factors.
 

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My vote is none of the above. Get a set of Continental TrueContacts.
 

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I'm running Michelin Primacy MXV4's now great tire, smooth, good handling and quiet. I buy them 2 at a time from bestusedtires.com and have 2 mounted and balanced and installed when I get an oil change about every 2 years. I also keep a couple spares on hand and have an extra OEM polished wheel with a mounted tire. I rotate tires myself and relearn the tpms with the Let air out method. I understand this works with my 2011 but won't in the later years. Before selecting any tire know the tread width. Volt needs a narrow tread width, OEM Goodyears are slightly less than 7". Some 215/55/17 tires are over 8" wide, this really kills range and fuel mileage.
 

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I'm running Michelin Primacy MXV4's now great tire, smooth, good handling and quiet. I buy them 2 at a time from bestusedtires.com and have 2 mounted and balanced and installed when I get an oil change about every 2 years. I also keep a couple spares on hand and have an extra OEM polished wheel with a mounted tire. I rotate tires myself and relearn the tpms with the Let air out method. I understand this works with my 2011 but won't in the later years. Before selecting any tire know the tread width. Volt needs a narrow tread width, OEM Goodyears are slightly less than 7". Some 215/55/17 tires are over 8" wide, this really kills range and fuel mileage.
But the ones bigger than 8 inches really last a long time
 

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Hands down the Michelin Energy Saver AS, same as the standard factory tire on the 2016 and I believe 2017 Volts. On my 3rd set with our 2010 Prius, 195X65X15 size. Quiet, fuel effeicent (more so than any other tire in the U.S) and 65,000-70,000 tread life.

Costco also offers $70.00 off on Michelin and at times via on-line with executive members free mounting as well. When I had tires replaced on the Prius last year, Costco had that offer then.
 

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Hands down the Michelin Energy Saver AS, same as the standard factory tire on the 2016 and I believe 2017 Volts. On my 3rd set with our 2010 Prius, 195X65X15 size. Quiet, fuel effeicent (more so than any other tire in the U.S) and 65,000-70,000 tread life.

Costco also offers $70.00 off on Michelin and at times via on-line with executive members free mounting as well. When I had tires replaced on the Prius last year, Costco had that offer then.
Unfortunately, my Costco doesn't have those...
 

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I have 2 Volts; one with Michelin Premiere A/S (from Costco) and one with Goodyear Assurance.

The Goodyears are far more efficient; the car gets more EV range (by a lot) consistently. My wife is asking for her next set of tires to be the Goodyears.

However; I have commuted in both cars and the Premiere tires are far better handling, riding , wet weather, snowy days tires.

It all depends on what is most important TO YOU.
 

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If you do go with Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max , make sure you buy the ones with the GM TPC 1406 stamped on them, to match OEM. Unless range and gas mileage are not of concern. If you go with Michelin Primacy MXV4's I believe the 93V's have a slightly narrower tread than 94V's. Other dimensions are the same.
 

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I have 2 Volts; one with Michelin Premiere A/S (from Costco) and one with Goodyear Assurance.

The Goodyears are far more efficient; the car gets more EV range (by a lot) consistently. My wife is asking for her next set of tires to be the Goodyears.

However; I have commuted in both cars and the Premiere tires are far better handling, riding , wet weather, snowy days tires.

It all depends on what is most important TO YOU.
I also have one volt with the premiere and another with different tires. Big range hit on the Michelin, I went pirelli p7 on mine because of that.
 

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I love my Michelin Premier A/S, 235-50/17’s (inch wider, same height as stock). Very sticky when cornering and when wet. Pretty good in snow too. BUT I would have liked to try the P7's because of the mileage tax.
 

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Actually, turns out Costco has a 30-day no-penalty return policy. So maybe I WILL get the Pirelli P7! Those of you who have them, which exact model did you get? I see Walmart has:

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Tire 215/55R17 Tire @ $110

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Tire 215/55R17 Tire @ $125 (no clue why there's a price difference, as these seem to be identical to the ones above)

Pirelli Cinturato P7 215/55R17 94V @ $160
 

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I'm happy with the Premiers.
I lost some range, but they are quiet, comfortable and handle rain and snow well.
 
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