I felt excited when I was told to create a draft of our 2017 Lexani tires review. Not much is known about Lexani when it comes to making tires but the brand is known worldwide as a maker of high-quality luxury wheels and car accessories for a wide array of vehicle models.

All Lexani tires are designed in-house from the headquarters in Irwindale, California. The corporate principle of quality, attention to detail, and style is carried over to Lexani’s wide array of tire offerings. Whether you drive a high-performance sports sedan or coupe, SUV, minivan, pickup truck, or an affordable compact, it is safe to assume that there is a Lexani tire that is right for your vehicle.

What I really love about Lexani tires is the tread design. Again, it is important to point out that the tread design should NOT be the primary factor in choosing a brand new set of tires. But if you pride yourself in customizing the look of your ride, Lexani tires will make your car look more purposeful and aggressive, especially when paired with a fantastic set of aftermarket wheels. Considering the low price, Lexani tires will certainly give renowned brands such as Bridgestone and Continental a run for their money when it comes to design and performance.

It comes as no surprise that Lexani tires are manufactured by Nexen Tires of America in South Korea. If you get a chance to read our Nexen tires review, you will see that South Korea is not just about making great cars with a lengthy warranty. They are also pretty good at creating tires for both old and modern cars.

Why Choose Lexani Tires?

  • High-end quality at a budget price

Lexani tires may look expensive, but you will be surprised at the cost. I have a friend who owns a 2015 Audi RS5 fitted with 21-inch wheels. When it was time to replace the rubber, the lowest price that he could find was around $350 to $450 per tire. This was from a premium brand.

All in all, a new set of tires for his Audi would set him back around $1500 to $2000 including mounting and balancing. Luckily for him, he was able to get hold of Lexani high-performance tires which only cost $175 each. He was satisfied with the traction, handling, stability, and tread wear of his Lexani tires that he is planning to buy a new set for his SUV.

  • Good looks and performance

Don’t listen to what pundits will tell you regarding the tread design. It is important for a tire to have precious amounts of grip, but it has to look the part as well. Lexani tires are equipped with magnificent and good-looking tread designs that belie the low price. If you are fond of dressing up your ride, you should consider Lexani tires on your next purchase.

2017 Lexani Tires Review

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Lexani Passenger All-Season Tires Review

Lexani LXM-101

  • Dry 100% 100%
  • Wet 100% 100%
  • Snow 80% 80%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Noise 80% 80%
  • Treadwear 100% 100%
  • Overall 90% 90%

This is the perfect Lexani tire for subcompact or compact cars equipped with 13 to 15-inch wheels. The Lexani LXM-101 is an all-season tire specifically designed to deliver maximum comfort, fuel economy, and stable handling on both wet and dry pavements.

The Lexani LXM-101 is engineered with five continuous tread blocks and four longitudinal main grooves that function as shock absorbers to deliver a quiet, stable, and smooth ride while increasing traction and grip.

I had at my disposal a 2014 Ford Focus equipped with 15-inch wheels and Lexani LXM-101 tires.

The tires were smooth and quiet on both city and highway driving. The ride quality is also commendable. It comes as no surprise since these tires are designed to absorb shock as you drive. Dry traction was also excellent and the steering response was spot-on.

It seems I had nothing bad to say about the Lexani LXM-101 until the owner of the focus told me that these tires are a bit sensitive when it comes to tackling potholes and large craters. Since the tires are designed to reduce shock, they are engineered with softer sidewalls and are not strong enough to withstand hard impacts which can damage the wheels.

Of course, this all boils down to how you drive your car. You will have to drive carefully and avoid large potholes as much as possible, whether you are using Lexani tires or not. Despite this shortcoming, I was still impressed with the on-road performance of the Lexani LXM-101 especially when you consider the pocket-friendly price.

Lexani LXHP-102

  • Dry 100% 100%
  • Wet 100% 100%
  • Snow 80% 80%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Noise 80% 80%
  • Treadwear 100% 100%
  • Overall 90% 90%

If the LXM-101 is designed mainly for economical all-season driving, the Lexani LXHP-102 is a sportier alternative that delivers excellent traction and handling on both wet and dry conditions.

This tire is engineered with unique shoulder blocks to give you sporty handling and control whether you’re driving on city streets or on the highway.

The Lexani LXHP-102 is manufactured using an advanced tread compound to minimize tread wear without sacrificing traction and comfort.

My test car for this tire is a 2016 Hyundai Elantra fitted with 16-inch wheels. I am familiar with this car and have driven it many times before.

My initial impression of the Lexani LXHP-102 is the silence and ride comfort at low speeds. There was a slight increase in tire roar at higher speeds which, thankfully, was not enough to upset the overall driving experience.

Wet and dry traction was excellent and the braking performance was worthy of praise. I asked the owner of the Elantra about the tread wear and he told me that since he got the tires installed about 2 months ago, he never noticed anything irregular about the tread wear.

Lexani LXUHP-107

  • Dry 100% 100%
  • Wet 100% 100%
  • Snow 80% 80%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Noise 80% 80%
  • Treadwear 100% 100%
  • Overall 90% 90%

The Lexani LXUHP-107 is an economical choice for high-performance sports coupes and sedans.

The treads on this tire features a circumferential groove design which will enhance traction and grip on dry roads while swiftly dissipating water to prevent hydroplaning. The tread compound is engineered to minimize tread wear while the tire casing is constructed from polyamide and polyester tread plies for all-weather durability.

I was lucky enough to test drive a 2015 Cadillac CTS equipped with 18-inch wheels and Lexani LXUHP-107 tires.

Right off the bat, the Cadillac CTS is an incredible drive. It is comfortable, fast, and has excellent handling. The tires were silent in city driving but there was a bit of noise as I was driving at speed on the highway. The ride comfort was similar to stock and is surprising given the low profile of the sidewalls. There was a lot of traction and grip on dry roads, while wet weather handling and grip was also commendable given the price of the tires.

Unsurprisingly enough, the Lexani LXUHP-107 delivered the right mix of comfort, value, and on-road manners. This is one of the newest tires in the Lexani lineup, and I would have to say that this is a good one considering the entry-level price.

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Lexani High-Performance Tires Review

Lexani LX-Seven

  • Dry 100% 100%
  • Wet 100% 100%
  • Snow 80% 80%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Noise 80% 80%
  • Treadwear 100% 100%
  • Overall 90% 90%

The Lexani LX-Seven is available for large wheel applications, specifically 17-inch to 22-inch wheels.

This tire is designed to handle the demands of sports cars, coupes, roadsters, and ultra-high performance sedans. Perhaps the biggest selling point of this tire is the price. I’m sure you are aware that large diameter tires are a bit costly and can set you back hundreds of dollars for a single tire alone, but not this tire. Depending on the size and width, this tire will only cost $70 upwards per piece.

I was visibly excited when I was handed the keys to a 2008 Pontiac Solstice. I know that this car is not as spirited as the perennial Mazda MX-5, but my test car was riding on aftermarket 18-inch wheels which gave it a sportier and more sinister vibe.

What I really like about the Lexani LX-Seven is the silence and ride comfort, even as I was approaching triple-digit speeds. Traction and handling in the dry was top-notch, while wet weather traction was also good given the price of these tires.

The owner of the Solstice also gave the tires high marks in terms of winter performance. He told me that he had no problems tackling an inch or two of snow on his way to work during the winter season. These are not winter tires by any means, but it is good to hear that this high-performance tire was able to cope with the extreme demands of snow-covered roads.

Lexani LX-Nine

  • Dry 100% 100%
  • Wet 100% 100%
  • Snow 80% 80%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Noise 80% 80%
  • Treadwear 100% 100%
  • Overall 90% 90%

The Lexani LX-Nine is designed for high-performance sedans and SUVs equipped with plus-size stock or aftermarket wheels. The Lexani LX-Nine is available in a variety of sizes starting from 20-inches all the way to 26-inches.

This tire is engineered with a unidirectional tread design that delivers good traction and grip on wet and dry pavements. It is equipped with wide and solid tire shoulders to enhance handling and stability even when traveling at speed. The wide circumferential grooves are designed to effectively channel water away from the treads to enhance traction and stability on wet roads.

My test car is a 2017 Mazda 6 equipped with 20-inch aftermarket wheels and Lexani LX-Nine tires. The Mazda 6 is one of my favorites because it drives like a true sport sedan without sacrificing space and comfort.

The ride quality was good and the ride comfort was commendable given the sporty nature of the tires. The Lexani LX-Nine has a sporty tread design so I was expecting a bit of tautness in the ride. However, the tires remained silent and comfy even when I was treading city streets with occasional bouts of rough pavement.

I was not able to test the tires on wet driving conditions, but traction and grip in the dry was good overall. I also noticed that the tires looked awesome when paired with the aftermarket wheels of my test car. Without a doubt, the Mazda 6 looks like a more expensive car when fitted with the Lexani LX-Nine.

I asked the owner of the Mazda if he has issues with the Lexani LX-Nine tires and he was quick to retort about the tread wear. He got the rims and tires fitted about 6 months ago and the tires were showing signs of minimal wear. However, this is not exactly an issue given the affordable price of the tires.

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Lexani Truck and SUV Tires Review

Lexani LXHT-106

  • Dry 100% 100%
  • Wet 100% 100%
  • Snow 80% 80%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Noise 80% 80%
  • Treadwear 100% 100%
  • Overall 90% 90%

The Lexani LXHT-106 is designed for light trucks, crossovers, and sport-utility vehicles. This tire is available in a wide range of sizes and applications so you can easily choose the right set for your SUV or pickup truck.

This is a highway terrain tire that can handle a bit of light off-road use. The closed shoulder design of this tire is engineered to produce even tread wear and a silent ride in all types of roads. The dual circumferential grooves are designed to effectively disperse water for enhanced grip and traction on wet roads.

Unfortunately, I was unable to find a test car fitted with the Lexani LXHP-106. I talked to my favorite tire dealer and they told me that customers love the comfort and ride silence of this tire. Other customers complained about the rapid tread wear.

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Lexani Mud-Terrain Tires Review

Lexani Mud Beast M/T

  • Dry 100% 100%
  • Wet 100% 100%
  • Snow 80% 80%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Noise 80% 80%
  • Treadwear 100% 100%
  • Overall 90% 90%

The tire dealer was kind enough to show me the Lexani Mud Beast M/T. Wow. This tire looks formidable. I wish there was sufficient time to find a test vehicle fitted with this mighty off-road tire, but lady luck wasn’t smiling on me this time around.

The Lexani Mud Beast M/T is equipped with beefed-up sidewalls and tread protection technology to offer incredible off-road performance and durability whether you are dealing with deep snow, mud, deep river crossings, or loose gravel. There is no doubt this tire will look particularly awesome when paired with a lift kit and chunkier off-road wheels.

Conclusion

You probably noticed the impressive selection in this Lexani tires review, and that’s a good thing. I particularly like the fact that Lexani offers a wide selection of affordable and stylish tires at affordable prices. If performance, style, and value is what you want in a brand new set of tires, you should include Lexani tires in your shortlist.