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A Buyer’s Guide to Michelin X-Ice Snow Tires

A Buyer’s Guide to Michelin X-Ice Snow Tires

Michelin tires are a popular choice for a wide range of vehicles, and their latest lineup, the X-Ice series, is no exception. They are designed to deliver exceptional performance, superior traction and grip on snow and ice, and long-lasting durability.

They incorporate a variety of features, such as micro-pumps that help reduce the amount of water between the tire’s footprint as well as Michelin's Total Performance promise of reduced fuel consumption and long-lasting tread life.

In this article, we take a glance at three X-Ice tire variations and what makes them stand out from the competition.

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Michelin X-Ice Snow

The X-Ice Snow is the newest member of the X-Ice family. And while newer isn’t always better, this tire is far superior to most of its rivals. It is a studless winter tire designed for maximum safety and mobility in harsh winter conditions.

It is made to perform effectively even in the coldest conditions without compromising its smooth handling qualities.

Technical Specs 

Category: Studless snow tire

Vehicle compatibility: passenger cars, minivans, SUVs, and crossovers

Tire sizes: 15″, 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″, 20″, 21″, and 22″

40,000-mile treadwear warranty

Design Features of the X-Ice Snow

This winter tire comes equipped with:

  • An advanced V-shaped tread pattern with a long-lasting directional tread pattern
  • Flex-Ice 2.0 tread compound
  • Notched and variable-thickness full-depth 3D sipes
  • Michelin Evergrip Technology

Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The X-Ice Xi3 is built for excellent braking performance and maximum traction on snowy and icy surfaces, it is an excellent ice and snow tires with strong biting edges. The soft compound tread provides traction even when temperatures drop below freezing and also improves noise cushioning, making it one of the quietest tires on the market.

Drivers can expect the Xi3 tires to perform confidently when braking quickly and swerving in and out of their lane to avoid a hazard.

In addition to providing excellent winter traction and long tread life, the Xi3 is environmentally friendly, helping to reduce fuel consumption and thus saving you money at the pump.

Technical Specs

Category: Studless snow tire

Vehicle compatibility: passenger cars, minivans, SUVs, and crossovers

Tire sizes: 14″, 15″, 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″, 20″

Load range: 86 (1168 lbs)

Speed rating: H and T

40,000-mile treadwear warranty

Design Features of the X-Ice Xi3

The Xi3 features a few design improvements over its predecessor, including:

  • Increased number of tread blocks
  • Micro-pumps to absorb and evacuate water
  • 3-D Cross-Z Sipes
  • Full-silica Flex-Ice compound

Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Before the X-Ice Xi3, there was the Latitude X-Ice Xi2. This tire is designed specifically for light trucks, SUVs, and crossovers to provide unparalleled traction and stability on slippery and icy roads, as well as exceptional durability.

Technical Specs

Category: Touring winter tire

Vehicle compatibility: light trucks, SUVs, and crossovers

Tire sizes: 13″, 14″, 15″, 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″, 20″

Load range: 82 (1047 lbs) to 113 (2535 lbs)

Speed rating: T and H

Design Features of Latitude X-ice Xi2

The Latitude X-Ice Xi2’s features include:

  • Special Winter Flex Compound
  • Cross-Z sipes Technology
  • Full-depth sipes
  • Comfort Control Technology
  • Green X eco feature

Why Should You Consider X-Ice Tires for Your Winter Commutes?

Users worldwide give the X-ICE tires high marks, with strong ratings for snow and ice grip, durability, and comfort. We'll go over some of the benefits of these tires and why they should be at the top of your list when looking for new winter tires.

  • Exceptional durability: X-Ice tires outlast competing brands by up to six winters without showing any signs of weakness. This is due to the winter-specific tread design and Evergrip Technology, which guarantees long wear by increasing the rigidity of the tread block and enhancing the interaction between the tires and the road surface during acceleration, braking, and cornering.
  • Outstanding hydroplaning resistance: The new aggressive winter tread design with a higher void ratio and a V-shaped tread pattern improves snow, slush, and water evacuation while also increasing resistance to aquaplaning.
  • Superior ice-braking performance: Michelin X-Ice tires stop 2.7 meters shorter on ice than the leading competitor, placing them among the best in class.
  • Innovative rubber compound: The X-Ice tires feature Michelin’s Flex-Ice 2.0, a new silica-based rubber compound that is designed to maintain flexibility even in extremely cold climates.

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