Michelin CrossClimate 2 vs Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Michelin CrossClimate 2 and the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Michelin CrossClimate 2 and Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 are Premium Touring All Season tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

CrossClimate-2 VS Cinturato-All-Season-SF2

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been ten tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these ten tests:

  • Michelin CrossClimate 2 finished ahead of the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 in nine of the tests
  • Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 finished ahead of the Michelin CrossClimate 2 in one of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is better than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during ten dry braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 3.99% less distance than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
38.05M
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
39.63M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.2M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 40.3M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 36.9M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 37.67M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 40.2M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 40.2M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.6M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 39.5M
2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 38.8M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 38.8M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 36M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 36.7M
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 40.7M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 43.7M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.5M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 40.4M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three dry handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.81% faster around a lap than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
69.8s
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
70.37s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 45.8s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 46s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 79.3s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 80.6s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 84.3s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 84.5s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.66% faster around a lap than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
90.85Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
90.25Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 105.5Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 103.7Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 91.1Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 89.9Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 89.2Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 88.7Km/H
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 77.6Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 78.7Km/H

Wet Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during five wet braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 0.99% less distance than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
42.98M
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
43.41M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 52M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 53M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 26.48M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 28.05M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 56M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 56M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 32.2M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 35.9M
2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 46.7M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 46.7M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43.6M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 40.8M
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.9M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 37.6M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 34.8M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 33.3M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during one wet braking - cool tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 stopped the vehicle in 0.23% less distance than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
30.95M
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
30.88M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 30.95M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 30.88M

Wet Braking - Concrete

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during one wet braking - concrete tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 stopped the vehicle in 8.76% less distance than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
41.1M
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
37.5M
Wet braking on Concrete in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Concrete: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 41.1M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 37.5M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during one wet handling [s] tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was 0.66% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
83.75s
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
83.2s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 50.65s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 50.69s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 99s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 100.3s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 101.6s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 98.6s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during three wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was 0.72% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
69.4Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
69.9Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 63.2Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 64.1Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.3Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 70.6Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.7Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 74.5Km/H
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 69.4Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 70.4Km/H

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during zero wet circle tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 had 0% higher lateral wet grip than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
6.31m/s
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
6.31m/s
Lateral wet grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Wet Circle: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.31m/s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 6.31m/s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during five straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 floated at a 0.72% higher speed than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
83.1Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
82.5Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 82Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 83.5Km/H
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 92.2Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 88.9Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.1Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 91.5Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 78.8Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 77.9Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 79Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 81.7Km/H
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 81.1Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 81.8Km/H
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 77.6Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 73.7Km/H
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 81Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 81Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during six curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 slipped out at a 5.58% higher speed than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
15.78m/sec2
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
14.9m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.43m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3.83m/sec2
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 87m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 82.2m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2.52m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 2.28m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.5m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 6.4m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.29m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3.17m/sec2
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.5m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3.15m/sec2
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.2m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3.3m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during eight snow braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 5.65% less distance than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
23.38M
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
24.78M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 24.4M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 24.5M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 17.33M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 18.01M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 28.5M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 31.1M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 34.9M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 23M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 23.6M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 25.2M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 26.5M
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27.9M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 30.2M
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11.1M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 12M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 accelerated 11.9% faster than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.48s
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
6.22s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.45s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 5.74s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.5s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 6.7s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during six snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had 6.35% better snow traction than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
2034.81N
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
1905.63N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3493N Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3478N
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2995N Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 2691N
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2765N Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 2610N
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2727N Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 2442N
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.37N Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3.1N
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 225.5N Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 209.7N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 4.47% faster around a lap than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
83.6s
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
87.51s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 89.29s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 90.52s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 110s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 116.7s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 51.5s Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 55.3s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 1.72% faster around a lap than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
49.4Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
48.55Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43.4Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 42.9Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 41.3Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 40.8Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 58.1Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 57.5Km/H
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 54.8Km/H Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 53Km/H

Snow Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 provided 1.23% more lateral grip than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
3.22ms/2
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
3.26ms/2
Lateral snow grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Snow Circle: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.22ms/2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3.26ms/2

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 6.05% faster through a slalom than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
4.13m/sec2
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
3.88m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.27m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 4.04m/sec2
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.99m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 3.71m/sec2

Ice Braking

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during one ice braking tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 stopped the vehicle 9.09% shorter than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
19.8M
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
18M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 19.8M Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 18M

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during two subj. comfort tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 scored 6.82% more points than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
10.25 Points
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
11 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 9.5 Points Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 10 Points
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11 Points Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 12 Points

Noise

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during six noise tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 measured 0.95% quieter than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
70.64dB
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
69.97dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.5dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 70.8dB
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 69.1dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 68.7dB
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 71.1dB
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.6dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 72.2dB
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 65dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 64dB
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.2dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 72.4dB
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.1dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 70.6dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during one noise tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 measured 0.14% quieter than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
69.6dB
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
69.5dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 69.6dB Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 69.5dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two tyre weight tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 weighed 4.42% less than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
21.65Kg
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
22.65Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 35Kg Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 36.2Kg
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 8.3Kg Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 9.1Kg

Wear

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three wear tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is predicted to cover 18.34% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
47151KM
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
38503.33KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 40407KM Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 40063KM
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57046KM Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 42447KM
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 44000KM Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 33000KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during one value tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 proved to have a 5.07% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
12.24Price/1000
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
11.62Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 15.72Price/1000 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 13.1Price/1000
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 8.76Price/1000 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 10.13Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better during four price tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 cost 19.04% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
373.5
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
302.37
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 580 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 440
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 635 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 525
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 104.99 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 83.49
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 174 Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 161

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during five rolling resistance tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had a 5.92% lower rolling resistance than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
7.31kg / t
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
7.77kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/65 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.11kg / t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 7.32kg / t
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.66kg / t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 7.2kg / t
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.17kg / t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 7.51kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.9kg / t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 7.5kg / t
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.69kg / t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 8.59kg / t
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tyre Test
215/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.73kg / t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 8.75kg / t
2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
235/55 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.9kg / t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 7.5kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two fuel consumption tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 used 2.71% less fuel than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.39l/100km
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
5.54l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.48l/100km Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 5.68l/100km
2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.3l/100km Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 5.4l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 emitted 27.78% less particle wear matter than the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

Michelin CrossClimate 2
52mg/km/t
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
72mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2024 ADAC All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin CrossClimate 2: 52mg/km/t Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 72mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Michelin CrossClimate 2 and Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2.

In total the Michelin CrossClimate 2 has been reviewed 103 times and drivers have given the tyre 81% overall.

The Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 has been reviewed 14 times and drivers have given the tyre 77% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Best Review for the Michelin CrossClimate 2
Given 81% 235/50 R18 on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Car = 2014 Infiniti Q60 AWD (aka G37 Coupe / CV36 Skyline - RWD bias ATTESA AWD) Overall, pleased with the tire as I wanted a comfortable tire with long tread life and a true "All-Season" tire for the winter months as I have not yet purchased a set of dedicated summer wheels/tires yet. Coming from previous Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ which lasted around 52k of 45k mile rating with sometimes spirited driving, so have no reason to doubt Michelin's tread ware claims, at least on my vehicle. Handling in the dry, the AS3+ was better when taking curves/turns and activated the VDC/TCS less often,... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 287 - tyre reviewed on May 13, 2021
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Best Review for the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
Given 82% 225/50 R17 on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
I bought these tyres, pretty happy with them so far. Performance in wet and dry seems good. Also they are very silent and feel grippy. These are my third new style all seasons. I started with the cross climates on a Mazda 6 1.8 2003. A couple of times in very heavy snow and never felt slippery. Second weather control 005 evo on a bmw 325xi 2007. During wet and dry happy with the tyres. Wet grip was great. but in the snow very slippery even with four wheel drive. And on a bit of slushy ice road pretty much useless. When I applied the brakes the car just didn’t stop lucky no accidents.... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 209 - tyre reviewed on July 4, 2021
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Conclusion

In conclusion the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], wet braking, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], snow slalom, tyre weight, wear, rolling resistance, fuel consumption and abrasion tests, whereas the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 was better in wet braking - cool, wet braking - concrete, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], wet circle, snow circle, ice braking, subj. comfort, noise, noise, value and price tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Michelin CrossClimate 2 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

 Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Michelin CrossClimate 2 and Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.