The Michelin CrossClimate is a Premium Touring All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.
This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin CrossClimate Plus.
Tyre review data from 141 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 1,840,286 miles driven.
The CrossClimate is ranked 17th of 56 All Season Premium Touring tyres.
2018 ADAC All Season Tyre Test - 9th of 11 tyres
2018 New and Worn Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 17 tyresView Full Test >>
2017 All Season Tyre Test - 2nd of 12 tyres
|185/60 R14 86H XL||C||B||68||6.85kgs|
|175/65 R14 86H XL||C||B||68||6.85kgs|
|185/65 R14 86H||C||B||68||7.11kgs|
|165/70 R14 85T XL||C||B||68||6.48kgs|
|175/70 R14 88T XL||C||B||68||7.10kgs|
|195/55 R15 89V XL||C||A||68||7.37kgs|
|185/60 R15 88V XL||C||A||68||7.37kgs|
|195/60 R15 92V XL||C||A||68||7.76kgs|
|195/65 R15 95V XL||C||A||68||8.00kgs|
|195/55 R16 91V XL||B||A||68||8.10kgs|
|195/55 R16 91H XL||B||A||68||8.10kgs|
|205/55 R16 94V XL||C||A||68||8.80kgs|
|215/55 R16 97V XL||B||A||69||9.17kgs|
|205/60 R16 96H XL||C||A||68||8.80kgs|
|205/60 R16 96V XL||C||A||68||8.80kgs|
|215/60 R16 99V XL||B||A||69||9.60kgs|
|215/65 R16 102V XL||B||A||69||9.93kgs|
|215/45 R17 91W XL||C||A||69||9.29kgs|
|225/45 R17 94W XL||C||A||69||9.30kgs|
|205/50 R17 93W XL||C||A||68||9.05kgs|
|215/50 R17 95W XL||C||A||69||9.33kgs|
|225/50 R17 98V XL||C||A||69||9.91kgs|
|205/55 R17 95V XL||C||A||69||9.37kgs|
|215/55 R17 98W XL||C||A||69||9.91kgs|
|225/55 R17 101W XL||B||A||69||10.02kgs|
|215/60 R17 100V XL||B||A||69||9.84kgs|
|225/60 R17 103V XL||C||A||68||10.82kgs|
|215/65 R17 103V XL||B||A||69||10.80kgs|
|225/55 R18 102V XL AO||B||B||69||11.00kgs|
2016-03-25 - Hi! I'd like to have some suggestions from you about these tyres. I drive a Citroen C5 Tourer and now I have to choose new tyres; I've seen the new Dunlop Sportmaxx rt2 as a summer tyre and it seems to be the best choice for my car, but in winter I don't wanna have winter tyres anymore. Could the michelin Crossclimate be a good alternative, a good compromise for my car for an all year round safety drive? Thank you for your answer!
This is exactly the type of motoring the Michelin CrossClimate is designed for. If you plan to use your car in the north of Scotland, or to drive to the alps a dedicated summer / winter solution is still the ideal, however if you just want to use your in the mid/south of the UK, year round without worrying about what tyres are on the car, the CrossClimate is the tyre to fit.
2016-07-18 - Please can you give me an indication of the flexibility of the sidewalls on the CrossClimate, in my experience this has been a let down on tyres with a compound soft enough to work in cold conditions. Many thanks
Like most modern tyres, the CrossClimates have thin sidewalls to reduce heat build up and weight in the tyre, which affects fuel economy and comfort. As you can read in our full test here the CrossClimate has the advantage of feeling like a summer tyre, where the other all season and winter tyre in the test were noticeably more vague.
2016-08-15 - In 175/65R14 these Michelin Cross Climates are XL (maybe they are in all sizes) and I wondered how this would feel on a small supermini that only requires SL? It currently has Michelin Energy Savers on it. Would these tyres mean using higher pressures and if so, by how much? Is the change from SL to XL an allowed change in terms of things like insurance etc? I have used Bridgestone A001s in the past and been impressed but didn't like how they hit the fuel economy. These seem to be an improvement on that front, hence my interest. Finally, can you change just two tyres (on the same axel) or would it be like using winter tyres and you'd need all four changing at once to keep the car in balence? Thanks for any input you can give :)
Michelin are going through a process of simplifying their product range so they only have the highest load rating of the tyres. This is fine for insurance, and looking at the tyre tests, fine for comfort too. Ideally you would change all four tyres, but during the summer and autumn months it is fine to change two, only during freezing, snow and ice driving would the difference become apparent. You would run the standard pressures with the XL CrossClimates.
2016-09-30 - Does the cross climate meet the legal criteria for winter tyres in european countries especially Germany
Yes, the Michelin CrossClimate is mountain and snowflake symbol marked so fully legal in countries which require a winter tyre.
2016-10-28 - Hi, I have just replaced 2 front worn radials on my Merc A180 with crossClimates, but the rear radial tyres dont need replacing yet, will this affect performance and safety when driving.
It's always best to fit the new tyres to the rear of the car, especially when changing tyre types as you are with the CrossClimate. While the balance in the dry should be fine, in cold wet and snow the car might have a tendency to oversteer which is far more difficult to control than understeer.
2017-03-26 - Are crossclimate legal as wintertyres in countries that req wintertyres as law in certain months.
Yes, the Michelin CrossClimate is "mountain and snowflake" rated, which makes it a legal winter tyre.
2017-04-04 - When will the Michelin Cross Climate be available in 165/65/14 size
Unfortunately Michelin don't currently have any plans for 165/65 R14 CrossClimate size.
2017-11-05 - Does cross climate have a greater fuel consumption than summer tyres? Because I see mixed user reviews about this but no actual test.
If you look at the 2017 all season tyre test the CrossClimate has a lower fuel use than the summer tyre included in the test.
2018-03-04 - Im considering purchasing some cross climates for my car. However, my car has 14" wheels and I understand that Michelin do not produce the crossclimate+ tyre in 14" sizes. Is there a noticeable difference in durability and performance when worn between the standard crossclimate and the + models? And is there a reason why they do not produce the + model in 14"?
There are minimal differences between the CrossClimate and CrossClimate+ versions of the tyre. I would imagine the current lack of + version would indicate it's a low volume size and the moulds have yet to be updated.
2018-03-30 - My current Continental Sport Contact 3 tyres are down to 3mm on the front (rear 6mm). On any kind of light snow/slush the front tyres just spin. Could I fit 2 Cross Climate tyres or shouldn't you mix summer and all season tyres?
It is not advised to fit just two all season tyres, when you do encounter snow or ice the grip imbalance is so high it can cause very dangerous situations.
2018-06-28 - I'm in a quandary; which would be my best choice? Michelin CrossClimate or Nokian Weatherproof SUV 235/65R17 for a Toyota RAV4?
It depends on your usage plans, however I believe the CrossClimate a better all season tyre for the majority of the UK as the Weatherproof behaves more like a winter tyre in the dry, which gives you extended dry braking.
2019-03-01 - Why Crossclimate have so much difference from Crossclimate+ on ice performance?
It shouldn't, both tyres should be very similar.
2020-05-05 - In which country or countries are your Michelin CrossClimate tires that are sold in Iceland currently manufactured?
I'm afraid I can't answer that question, but it will be noted on the sidewall of the tyre.
2022-01-18 - Hi! I would like to ask about the performance of these tires in off-road conditions. Is it true that Allseason tires tend to deteriorate easier? I usually do 50% asphalt - 50% offroad with max. snow of 1 month per year. Do you think they should fit or a summer tire is preferable? My car is a Fiat Panda Cross.
Like most summer and all season tyres, the Michelin Crossclimate is not intended for heavy off-road use, and as such it is not constructed like an off-road tyre. My main concern would be puncture risking from doing a serious amount of offroading with them!
2023-12-01 - Hi Tyre Reviews, I drive a Mini Cooper (R56) tyre 205 45 R17 and since Michelin Crossclimate is no longer produced I am looking for advice on which tyres to buy and whether it is the same or the best alternative. Please list more suggestions premium tyre that can be bought on the EU market. Thanks and best regards
I suggest you check out the test section one the website where there are countless all season tests including the CrossClimate 2 and all the key competitors.
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