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Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire
X-Ice Snow
The Michelin X-Ice Snow fits many cars and SUVs, and has a 40,000 mile treadwear warranty. Most winter / snow tires do not have a warranty.
Description
The Michelin X-Ice Snow fits many cars and SUVs, and has a 40,000 mile treadwear warranty. Most winter / snow tires do not have a warranty.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Snow traction

Snow traction

Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needs to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

 /  5
Ice braking

Ice braking

Ice braking is completed on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are some tires that do not have ice braking ratings.

 /  5
Dry braking

Dry braking

Dry braking is measure of stopping performance from 60 to 0 mph.

 /  5
Wet braking

Wet braking

Wet braking is measure of stopping performance from 60 to 0 mph.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

For most tires, Handling includes how well the tires perform; in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; on CR's wet handling circuit; and steering feel.

 /  5
Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning reflects how resistant a tire is to skimming in standing water.

 /  5
Ride comfort

Ride comfort

Ride comfort reflects on-road judgments.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Noise reflects on-road judgments.

 /  5
Rolling resistance

Rolling resistance

Rolling resistance is measured on a dynamometer and is a factor in fuel economy.

 /  5

About

The Michelin X-Ice Snow is part of the Tires test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Winter/snow tires models like the X-Ice Snow are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Snow traction Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needs to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

Ice braking Ice braking is completed on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are some tires that do not have ice braking ratings.

Dry braking Dry braking is measure of stopping performance from 60 to 0 mph.

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