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Michelin X-Ice Xi3
 
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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Winter Tire on my Elantra
4/20/2014
Pros
Excellent Ride Quiet
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Winter traction
Cons
None
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires provide good grip and a comfortable, quiet ride. If the mileage is as good as they claim I'll be very happy.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Best Tires in 45 years of driving
4/9/2014
Pros
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
These are the best tires I have ever owned. On a 2008 Toyota 4Runner 4WD. The tires almost gripped as well as with chains on all 4 wheels, and this was a bad winter in Maryland.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent snow tires
1/3/2014
Pros
Ride comfort
Winter traction
Cons
Handling
Best Uses
Comment:
Excellent winter tires. Handling on clear dry roads is degraded slightly compared to all-seasons but it is not an issue. Road noise is very faint for winter tires (and this is in a Subaru Impreza, a somewhat noisy car - Subaru is not big on sound insulation). Amazing snow and ice traction with less compromised qualities on clear roads compared to most other winter tires. Highly recommended. Can't judge tread life yet.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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