Watch out for the OEM tires on the Escape.
Continental/General has already had a RECALL on the Grabber AW on the
Expedition, and maybe the ones on the Escape are next.
I just had one blowout for no reason (other than sidewll separation)
at 15,500 miles, and Ford just wants to hide its head in the sand,
rather than see if maybe it's Ford Explorer/Firestone all over again with
I can't recommend buying a car from a company that wont stand behind its
Luckily I found Michelin X one tires that were same size as my
OEMs. P225/70/15. Since no one does Cross Terrain driving, and we've
had snow twice since creation down in South Texas, I dont need tires
rated for off-road.
I'll never buy another vehicle without Michelins.
Actually, 'Cross Terrain' is just a brand name, they're really street tires,
much more so than the Wilderness HTs they replaced (and surely responsible
for the smooth ride!).
Well, most of the time you don't have a choice, though amusingly I've seen a
LOT of new Explorers at my local Ford dealer coming in with Michelins. Go
figure. I agree, BTW, I'm counting down the days when I can dump the
horrible Bridgestones that came on my Nissan...
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