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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$120
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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User Reviews - Michelin X-Ice Xi3
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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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1.0
No better than a good all season tire
2/11/2015
Pros
Cons
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
I have 40 years of driving experience and chose this tire because of mostly highly rated reviews. What a mistake! These are the worst winter tires I've ever driven on. The back end of my car front wheel drive car slips when cornering, the front wheels spin and lose grip during acceleration and I skid when trying to stop even with my antilock brakes engaging. They inspire no confidence in snow, ice and slush and I don't feel safe driving in winter conditions.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Treacherous on snow and ice
2/3/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Cons
Handling
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
This highly rated tire does not live up to it's name. January and February in NY have really put it to the test. Even being extremely careful the tires will slide on ice and moderate snow covered roads. Probably die to the NON-aggressive tread design.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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