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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$116.80
Summary: A studless winter tire designed for seasonal use. A 40,000 mile tread is a rarity in the winter tire category.
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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 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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4.0
Very steady tires
3/15/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Very Good On Packed Snow
Very Good On Slush
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
No Real Issues
Best Uses
Comment:
The tires are on my 2014 Nissan Rogue. We live outside of Toronto Ontario and I commute about 70 km each way to work. This year there has been a lot of snow and very cold weather. The tires give a sense of better grip on the road than normal all season tires. Our other vehicle has all season Michelin Defender tires that are still very good but do require more stopping distance and slower speeds around corners and a bit more caution when on the highway. I take exception to the negative comments on the tires coming from people in the mid to Southern US. It has been my experience that a bit of snow in that part of the world leads to major traffic trauma that simply does not happen in Canada or the northern states. We live with snow and would have our cities and towns shut down for several months of the year if we were to deal with snow the way it is done in the mid to southern US. The correspondent from Halifax knows snow--they get lots of it every year, way more than Toronto.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Poor performer
3/6/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Cons
Handling
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Had the tires on my 2012 Elantra for 2 months and then returned them. They were the worst snow tires I've had. Unable to grip in snow or ice conditions from a stop, car slid uncontrollably to one side or another, similarly to the all seasons I had on the car before. Once the car got going I will say that the handling was decent, but not worth the money. I picked up Blizzak LM-32's instead, night and day difference - Blizzak's are far superior on my ride!
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Love these tires!
2/24/2015
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Dry grip
Handling
Best Uses
Comment:
I do a lot of driving (both city and highway - approximately 35000kms/22000mi a year) and these tires have kept me on the road in any winter conditions I have run into. Provided the snow is not higher than the bottom of my car I can get through it with confidence. They are a little whiny on wet roads but not overly so and handle water very well. Handling and breaking on dry roads isn't great but this is not what I am looking for when I purchase a winter tire.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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