Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI 2 tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$168.33
Summary: A studless winter tire. Use winter tires in sets of four for the best balance of handling and winter grip. 40,000 mile tread wear warranty.
Dividing line
Community icon7 people have reviewed this model.
About - Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI 2

The Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI 2 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, winter/snow truck tire models like the Latitude X-Ice XI 2 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 Latitude X-Ice XI 2
info Size tested 265/70R17
info Speed rating T
info Tread Studless
More features and specs
User Reviews - Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI 2
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
The best winter tire on the planet.
11/28/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Excellent Control On Ice
Excellent Snow Traction
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
None
Best Uses
Comment:
I 1st purchased the X-Ice for my Windstar in 2007 to replace the Nokian's. I could not believe the difference in traction, braking, acceleration and control. I was so impress that I purchased a set of X-Ice 2,(new and improve tire)for my daughter's new Focus and the following year for my F-150. For the F-150 they replaced a set of Blizzark's and again no comparison. My 2wd F-150 can out accelerate just about any vehicle from an intersection. I drove 5 winters on the F-150 tires and last spring I decided to leave them on for the summer to burn them up as they had lost their effectiveness for winter traction. I hardly felt any difference in hot pavement control all summer. In all I've purchased 5 sets of X-Ice and X-Ice 2 tires and you would be hard press to find any better. 60% of our winter driving here in Alberta is on VERY icy roads.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Buy something else
10/11/2015
Pros
Cons
Wet grip
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires are used on a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser that is front wheel drive but has a 4 wheel drive capability available on demand. I live just outside the snow belt in hilly Southern NY. I have a job that requires me to get to work no matter what the weather, that's why I equipped my FJ SUV with these tires. I have gone through two winter seasons on these tires. The first season didn't seem to be too bad, although my husband managed to get this vehicle stuck in our driveway during a big snowstorm then it slid off the driveway and into the tree next to our driveway when he tried to gun it getting it out onto the road which still hadn't been plowed. <br /><br />t don't know if it's the combination of the heaviness of the FJ Cruiser and these tires or what, but after the snowplow comes and salts the roads, the roads here turn to ice and the snow continues to pile up on top of the ice. With just about 4 inches on the ground (over ice), smaller, lighter cars with all season radials were passing me with little problem on my very slight incline of a street and my FJ Cruiser wheels just couldn't get me anywhere, even in 4WD. It was embarrassing. Eventually, I barely got the FJ in the driveway and left it there at the end of the driveway. I can't stop at the bottom of my hill and you can barely call it a hill. The FJ slides out onto the cross street, even with these tires. Every small incline and especially the declines of these very small hills sends the FJ off to the side of the road when there is just a few inches of snow on the ground. Maybe it's the combination of an FJ with these tires. Maybe it's because the plow comes, salts the roads, the snow melts and turns to ice, then more snow falls and I end up driving on snow covered ice. I'm going to go to a local tire service and ask if they can stud these tires. If that doesn't work, I will probably buy a different vehicle for this coming winter and next time, I'm getting some other type of STUDDED snow tires. I still can't believe that these tires weren't any good on this vehicle.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Tires!
9/25/2015
Pros
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I've run these for 3 years in Northern Wisconsin and would highly recommend them. The difference over all season tires is amazing. Great traction on snow and ice. Also quiet, comfortable and stable handling when the roads aren't snow covered. Looks like the tread should last a few more winters.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more