Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Review
The Michelin X-Ice Xi2 is a studless winter tire for sedans, coupes, and family vans. It impresses users with its performance on ice and snow, particularly its ability to stop and start on ice. It has a speed capacity of 118 mph and a 40,000 tread-wear warranty, unusual for a winter tire.
Drivers posting Michelin X-Ice Xi2 (starting at $72) reviews at Tire Rack are very impressed with this winter tire. A Ford Thunderbird driver from Alberta, Canada, reports that the tire performs very well in low temperatures and snow and has no trouble stopping on ice. A Subaru Forester driver from Indiana says the one condition in which the X-ice does not respond well is loose snow on top of ice. A Honda Civic driver from Connecticut declares that it handles better than expected on ice for a non-studded tire. Users posting Michelin X-Ice Xi2 reviews at Epinions praise the tire for excellent traction and superb cornering in the snow, as well as a quiet ride. Drivers are a little more cautious in Michelin X-Ice Xi2 reviews at 1010tires.com, noting that the tire is not so great in deep, loose snow. But don't tell that to a driver at Discount Tire Direct, who made it down an unplowed street in more than 18 inches of snow.
The Michelin X-Ice Xi2 is a studless ice and snow tire for sedans, coupes, and family vans. Its speed capacity is rated T, or 118 mph, and it comes with a 40,000-mile tread-wear warranty, something you don't often find on a winter tire.
Despite its limited success in loose snow, the X-Ice Xi2 excels on ice and packed snow, even without studs, making it an ideal winter tire for consumers in states that restrict the use of metal studs -- and those that don't.