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 haven't put a lot of miles on these tires thus far, however they are proving to be an excellent winter tire. I live outside Lake Tahoe and make it a point to search for snow covered mountain roads. My latest encounter with snowy mountain roads had my WRX shredding about 12-14" of snow @ 20-30 mph with relative ease. I have yet to encounter ice (thankfully) and haven't gone through any thick or slushy stuff so can't comment fully on the performance there. Dry road and rainy conditions are exceptional with minimal amounts of extra vibration or tire noise. Most importantly, I haven't noticed a significant decrease in my gas mileage under "normal" driving conditions. I was running Winter Sports on my last car which was 2WD and is difficult to compare the two because of the AWD. xWD aside, the Michelin's are faring very well to the trials I am putting them through.
Put a set of X-Ices on our 2012 Audi A4 Avant and our Midwestern winter has suddenly become much, much more manageable. The tires provide superior traction in snow, slush and various other winter conditions. Cornering is predictable and stable. Although some sliding occurs on ice (and it is bound to on non-studded tires), the movement is predictable. We are extremely pleased with our X-Ices!