I drive 40 miles per work day . In western NY the weather can change dramatically from place to place . This set of tires has performed well in snow and slippery conditions . They run quiet and smooth with a good grip no matter what the road conditions. I am very satisfied with the purchase.
I'm no expert on tires and this is my first set of winter tires. Haven't seen snow or slush yet but on dry, cold pavement they are beyond my expectations. Pretty much like touring tires with very little extra zippy noise but decent handling and good comfort. Water evacuation seems really good over small puddles. The only area where it lacks so far is at hard breaking but that is expected from the softer compound.
Based on 225/45R17 on Jag X-type.
Just bought these for an older Honda Accord that I am using for winter transportation. This car is probably not worth what I paid for the Michelin winter tires, but boy do they give it ice and snow traction! Well worth the cost! We just got a bad ice storm right after I installed them, and I felt confident everywhere I drove them. In my opinion, they are better than the Bridgestone Blizzak tire. I sell Michelin and BFGoodrich tires, as well as all the other major brands and these are by far the best!
These are a must if you live in Michigan. They completely transformed my Honda Civic from a roller skate to velcro-like grip on winter roads. It's almost like having all-wheel drive. I bought a set for my new Impala too and they perform great. No more white knuckle driving even in bad conditions. Make the investment and switch out those all-season tires. Well worth the cost.
I just arrived at work experiencing my 2nd Nor'easter. I had to travel at peak times, both blizzards dishing out white out conditions. The MICHELIN X-Ice delivered more than I expected given the extreme conditions. They turned the situations into what one could consider a "white knuckle" experience, into a calm and confident one with plenty of traction. I switched from a well known competitor and could not be happier. I now have complete confidence in the X-Ice and they can weather any storm. The MICHELIN X-Ice is simply at another level. I drive a BMW 330Ci with rear wheel drive; dynamic traction control was engaged. Thank You Michelin!!!
I purchased four Xi3 Winter tires as I must make frequent trips from coastal MA to the mountains of Southern VT. Conditions can be treacherous with elevation change. I have never been so happy with a set of tires. The Michelin Xi3 Winter Tires provide for outstanding traction in some of the worst conditions, great start up holding power, quiet travel on the dry roads and they do not seem to compromise fuel efficiency. The best thing about these Michelins? I feel absolutely confident in all road conditions. I recommend them without reservation.