Michelin X-Ice XI3 tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$116.80
Summary: A studless winter tire designed for seasonal use. A 40,000 mile treadwear warranty is a rarity in the winter tire category. Available in 14-19" sizes to fit many cars.
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About - Michelin X-Ice XI3

The Michelin X-Ice XI3 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, winter/snow tire models like the X-Ice XI3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Snow traction:
Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needed to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

Ice braking:
We tested ice braking on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand

A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.

Features & Specs - Michelin X-Ice XI3
info Size tested 215/60R16
info Speed rating H
info Tread Studless
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User Reviews - Michelin X-Ice XI3
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5.0
Best Winter Tire Ever!
1/26/2016
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have 3 sets of these tires. One on my wife'e 2010 Prius, my 2009 Corolla S and my daughter's 2008 Yaris. I've used a lot of different winter tires over the years and still have a set of Bridgestone Blizzack on my 1994 Corolla and 2007 Corolla but they don't do nearly as well as the Michelin X-Ice XI3.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great control, but poor climber
12/31/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Icy Inclines
Best Uses
Comment:
On a ski trip, we did have difficulty going up an icy 25 degree incline. In our FWD TSX Wagon, It took us 3 runs before we made it up.. Meanwhile, our friends in an AWD Toyota RAV4 shod with all season Dunlop ST30s ambled up on the first try. <br /><br />Expect more road noise than an all season tire, but for winter tires, these are relatively quiet. Overall, the XICE xi3 tires are quite capable, even on black ice.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
outstanding tire
11/25/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Excellent Tracking Long
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Great tire for hard Vermont winter commuting and trips. Deep tread, handles well, seldom slips. Lasted 20,000 miles, then through the summer, and still had 5/32 to 1/4 left in November. Under $100 at tirerack.com with a rebate. No complaints whatsoever.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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