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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.
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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 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
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User Reviews - Michelin Latitude X-Ice XI 2
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4.0
Very well may buy these again?
1/13/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Tread life
Wet grip
Cons
Not As Good In Snow As
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Now have one season and 5,000 miles on these tires. They are very quiet and ride very well. I felt more confident in 6-8 inches of new wet snow with my previous winter tires, Goodrich TA All Terrain tires.<br />I will also say the Michelins are easier to keep balanced. Have not had them long enough but no cupping yet as happened with the more aggressive tread TA All Terrain tires. Stoping distance is shorter on wet roads than the TA's.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Excellent
11/3/2014
Pros
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Tires are on my 2011 Kia Sorento. I enjoy pushing the limits on snow and these tires corner like nothing I could have ever expected and the acceleration and stopping is amazing as well. I have a different brand/model on my Rav4 and barely notice a difference from my all-seasons. Wish I bought these ones for it as well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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4.0
Good tires &amp; value
10/27/2014
Pros
Good handling
Great Wear
Noise
Quiet Traction Vs Studs
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Private purchase of set of 4 & rims (prior owner changed vehicles after a year). I ran them another 3 winters (incl one full year). Lot of miles (kilometres in Canada). Lot of early am drives on unplowed hwy covered with ice & snow, at times dragging through snow in 4x4 low setting due to poor visibility. <br />Looking at another set for new vehicle.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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