Will fitting Michelin Cross Climate+ tyres affect my fuel consumption?

My 2017 Fiesta 1.0 litre Ecoboost (previous model) has 195/55/15 tyres which are due for replacement. I'm considering changing to an All Season tyre.

ATS have Michelin Crossclimate+ at £108 fitted, Cross Climate2 at £145 fitted or Continental All Season at £141 fitted. Only the Cross Climate 2 are B rated for economy. The others are C rated. The car at present has Conti Eco Contact which are B rated - the MPG averages around 45 MPG. Any idea how different this might be with C rated all season tyres? My annual mileage is around 6000 to 8000. Any other makes you would suggest?

Asked on 5 January 2024 by Halliborange

Answered by David Ross
The economy rating on tyres actually refers to rolling resistance, which is a key factor in fuel consumption, but it is worth noting that the difference in rolling resistance between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre is only 7.5%. Given that your annual mileage is relatively low, we would not expect to see a massive change in fuel consumption, although we would expect it to drop a little.
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