Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 vs Michelin CrossClimate 2

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 and the Michelin CrossClimate 2 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

There are a few basic differences between the two tyres. The Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 is an Touring All-Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars, and the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is an Touring All-Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars

Premitra-All-Season-AP3 VS CrossClimate-2

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 four tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these four tests:

  • Michelin CrossClimate 2 finished ahead of the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 in four of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is better than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 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 four tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four dry braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 4.91% less distance than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
40.75M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
38.75M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 38.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 38.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 43.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 43.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 1.3% faster around a lap than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
91Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
92.2Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

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

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 90.3Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 91.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 91.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.3Km/H

Wet Braking

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four wet braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 3.19% less distance than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
53.25M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
51.55M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 54.7M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 54.7M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 51.8M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 51.8M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.07% faster around a wet lap than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
72Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
72.05Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

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

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 72.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 71.3Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.8Km/H

Wet Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was better during two wet circle tests. On average the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was 1.33% faster around a wet circle than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
12.57s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
12.74s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 13.08s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 13.09s
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 12.05s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.39s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was better during one straight aqua tests. On average the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 floated at a 0.06% higher speed than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
86.85Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
86.8Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 91.6Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 82.1Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 80.5Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was better during one curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 slipped out at a 6.1% higher speed than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
2.95m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
2.77m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 2.49m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2.52m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 3.4m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.01m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 7.97% less distance than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
29.5M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
27.15M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 27.2M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 31.8M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27.3M

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 had 11.15% better snow traction than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
2474N
Michelin CrossClimate 2
2784.5N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 2867N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2995N
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 2081N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2574N

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 2.64% faster around a lap than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
47.85Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
49.15Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

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

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 41Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 41.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 54.7Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57Km/H

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 15% faster through a slalom than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
3.91m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
4.6m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 3.91m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.6m/sec2

Noise

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one noise tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 measured 0.62% quieter than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
72.25dB
Michelin CrossClimate 2
71.8dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 71.6dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72dB
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 72.9dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.6dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one tyre weight tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 weighed 4.51% less than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
8317Kg
Michelin CrossClimate 2
7942Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 8317Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7942Kg

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two wear tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is predicted to cover 6.25% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
39490KM
Michelin CrossClimate 2
42123.5KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 38316KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 40407KM
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 40664KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43840KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was better during two value tests. On average the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 proved to have a 31.81% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
9.52Price/1000
Michelin CrossClimate 2
13.96Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 10.31Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 15.72Price/1000
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 8.73Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.2Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was better during two price tests. On average the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 cost 35.9% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
375
Michelin CrossClimate 2
585
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 395 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 635
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 355 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 535

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two rolling resistance tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had a 17.97% lower rolling resistance than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
8.79kg / t
Michelin CrossClimate 2
7.21kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 8.6kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.17kg / t
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 8.97kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.24kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 used 3% less fuel than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
5.5l/100km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.67l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 5.5l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.67l/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 37.55% less particle wear matter than the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3.

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
22.9Gram/1000km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
14.3Gram/1000km
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (Gram/1000km), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 22.9Gram/1000km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 14.3Gram/1000km

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 and Michelin CrossClimate 2.

In total the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 has been reviewed 7 times and drivers have given the tyre 81% overall.

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

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

Best Review for the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
Given 74% 225/50 R17 V on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
I had these fitted in preparation for winter on the front replacing a mix of premium, but worn tyres. To honest it has been really hard to notice the difference, maybe slightly stiffer and harder ride and slightly increased noise. Little feedback in steering, to again to honest it wasn't particularly there to begin with, all this is more to do with the car car than the tyres. AS for the tyres I've no complaints, in fact for the price nothing but praise: They brake wet or dry in a totally predictable manner never breaking away or causing the steering to twitch as I have known in the past... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 117 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2019
View all Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 driver reviews >>
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
View all Michelin CrossClimate 2 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 was better in wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, value, price and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better in dry braking, dry handling [km/h], wet braking, wet handling [km/h], snow braking, snow traction, snow handling [km/h], snow slalom, noise, tyre weight, wear, rolling resistance and abrasion 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 Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 and Michelin CrossClimate 2, 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.