Tyre review data from 2 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 4,500 miles driven.
The X Ice Snow SUV is unranked of 7 Winter Premium Touring tyres.
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- Positive - Braking distances on snow/ice. Stability and steering feel asphalt.
- Negative - Grip on wet roads, aquaplaning.
- Overall - One of the tires that benefited most from the switch to SUV size is Michelin. X-Ice Snow has previously been one of the stiffer tires that gave good stability on asphalt but was not as compliant on winter surfaces.
This time Michelin is one of the very best on ice. The slightly more open pattern also provides good grip on snow. However, Michelin has prioritized longitudinal grip - start and brake - and does not have quite as good lateral grip as the best in the winter rounds.
The X-Ice Snow behaves all the better in the curves in the asphalt tests where it can handle high lateral forces and has good steering response.
The minus item is the wet grip, which is the poorest in the test This means that Michelin ends up just outside the podium.