Michelin CrossClimate Plus

Michelin CrossClimate Plus photo, test, review, ratings

The Michelin CrossClimate+ is a Premium Touring All Season tyre with directional tread, designed for Passenger cars and Crossovers.

The tyre replaced the Michelin Crossclimate in 2017.

The tire has been replaced by the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Key performance

Dry performance
99.53%
Wet performance
97.11%
Aquaplaning
71.63%
Snow performance
95.21%
Noise
98.65%
Rolling resistance
94.16%

Michelin Crossclimate+ Tests

2021 Auto Zeitung

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 8 similar budget, mid-range and premium summer tires.

Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Dry braking. +1.8m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry handling. +0.1sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry handling. +0.3sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +2.9m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
9th place in Wet handling. +3.1sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet handling. +0.3sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -4.2km/g float speed.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Snow braking. +0.8m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow handling. +0.7sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow traction. -96 Newton pulling force.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
1-3rd place in Noise. -1dB external noise.
Michelin CrossClimate Plus test, review, ratings
6th place in Rolling resistance. +0.9kg/t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 39.2m -0.2m 100%
Dry braking at 100km/h (cold) 5-6 39.8m +1.8m 95.48%
Dry handling 2 69.3sec +0.1sec 99.85%
Dry handling (cold) 2 76.9sec +0.3sec 99.6%
Wet braking 4 55.1m +0.5m 99.09%
Wet braking (cold) 2 56.3m +2.9m 94.85%
Wet handling 9 68sec +3.1sec 95.44%
Wet handling (cold) 4 90.6sec +0.3sec 99.67%
Straight aqua 8 73km/h -4.2km/h 94.24%
Snow braking at 50km/h 4-5 32.8m +0.8m 97.56%
Snow handling 7 30.7sec +0.7sec 97.71%
Snow traction 7 2144 Newton -96 Newton 95.52%
Noise 1-3 70dB -1dB 100%
Rolling resistance 6 8.4kg/t +0.9kg/t 89.28%

2020 Tyre Reviews

Test by the magazine Tyre Reviews in 2020. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 8 similar All Season tires from different price categories. Also they included into the test winter and summer tires as reference.

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Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -1.4m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
1-2nd place in Dry handling. -0.18sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
2nd place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score 9.5 points.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +2.3m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet handling. +1.4sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
1st place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 9.5 points.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
6th place in Straight aqua. -8.62km/h float speed.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
8th place in Lateral aqua. -0.43m/s2 remaining lateral acceleration.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +1.4m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
5th place n Snow traction. +1.18sec acceleration time.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
5th place in Snow handling. +3.01sec handling time.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
5th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score 6.8 points.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
9th place in Comfort. Subjective score 9 points.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
7th place in Noise. +1.6dB external noise.
Michelin CrossClimate plus test, review, ratings
6th place in Rolling resistance. +0.81kg/t.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 36.2m -1.4m 100%
Dry handling 1-2 101.04sec -0.18sec 100%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 38.8m +2.3m 94.07%
Wet handling 6 72.12sec +1.4sec 98.06%
Straight aqua 6 75.66km/h -8.62km/h 88.61%
Lateral aqua 8 1.8m/s2 -0.43m/s2 76.11%
Snow braking 6 25.15m +1.4m 94.43%
Snow handling 5 83.22sec +3.01sec 96.38%
Snow traction 5 22.74sec +1.18sec 94.81%
Comfort 9 9 points -1 point 90%
Noise 7 58.9dB +1.6dB 97.28%
Rolling resistance 6 8.77kg/t +0.8kg/t 90.87%

2020 Sport Auto

Test by the German magazine Sport Auto in 2020. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/45 R18 and compared to 6 similar budget, mid-range and premium All Season tires. Also they included into the test reference summer and winter tires to compare results.

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Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +0.9m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet handling. -0.1 km/h handling speed.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Wet lateral handling. -0.31m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
7th place in Straight aqua. -7km/h float speed.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
7th place in Lateral aqua. -1.33m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
3rd place in Dry braking. +0.7m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Dry handling. -2km/h handling speed.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +5.7m braking distance.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow handling. -0.7km/h handling speed.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
5th place in Snow lateral handling. -0.28m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.4kg/t.
Michelin CrossClimate+ test, review, ratings
2-4th place in Noise. +0.8dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 3 40.3m +0.7m 98.26%
Dry handling 4-5 120.3km/h -2km/h 98.34%
Wet braking at 80km/h 2 31.1m +0.9m 97.1%
Wet handling 2 72.2km/h -0.1km/h 99.86%
Wet lateral handling 3-4 7.73m/s2 -0.31m/s2 95.98%
Straight aqua 7 90.2km/h -7km/h 92.23%
Lateral aqua 7 1.82m/s2 -1.33m/s2 26.92%
Snow braking at 50km/h 6 31.8m +5.7m 82.07%
Snow handling 3 45km/h -0.7km/h 98.44%
Snow lateral handling 5 3.2m/s2 -0.28m/s2 91.25%
Noise 2-4 71.6dB +0.8dB 98.88%
Rolling resistance 1 7.8kg/t -0.4kg/t 100%

2020 Auto Bild

Test by the German publication Auto Bild in 2020. The experts have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 13 similar All Season tires from different price categories. Also they added into the test summer and winter tires as reference.

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Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
1-2nd place in Dry braking. -0.1m braking distance.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Dry handling. -0.5km/h handling speed.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet braking. +4.7m braking distance.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet handling. -1km/h handling speed.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
10-11th place in Straight aqua. -6.1km/h float speed.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
9th place in Snow braking. +2.3m braking distance.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Snow handling. -1.6km/h handling speed.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wear resistance. -4880km projected mileage.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.28kg/t.

Michelin CrossClimate + test, review, ratings
4-6th place in Noise. +0.3dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 1-2 39.7m -0.1m 100%
Dry handling 3-4 90.1km/h -0.5km/h 99.44%
Wet braking 8 49.7m +4.7m 90.54%
Wet handling 4 78.5km/h -1km/h 98.73%
Straight aqua 10-11 75.3km/h -6.1km/h 91.89%
Snow braking 9 28.9m +2.3m 92.04%
Snow handling 6-7 40.9km/h -1.6km/h 96.08%
Wear resistance 3 70210km -4880km 93.04%
Noise 4-6 70.6dB +0.3dB 99.57%
Rolling resistance 4 8.01kg/t +0.28kg/t 96.5%

2018 Quattroruote

In 2018 experts of the Italian publication Quattroruote have tested the Michelin CrossClimate+ at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with six similar All Season tyres. In addition, experts included into the test reference winter and summer tyres for comparison of results.

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Michelin Crossclimate Plus test and review
1st place and the best result in Wet braking. The braking distance was: a) 1.5m shorter, than next a/s tire; b) 5.2m longer, than summer tire; c) 7.2m longer, than winter.
Michelin Crossclimate Plus test and review
3rd place in Wet handling. Michelin was: a) 2sec slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 3.5sec slower, than winter; c) 2.1sec slower, than summer.
Michelin Crossclimate Plus test and review
1st place in Dry braking. The braking distance was: a) 1m shorter, than next a/s tire; b) 3.6m longer, than summer; c) 3.6m shorter, than winter.
test Michelin Crossclimate Plus review
Last place in Snow braking. The braking distance was: a) 1.4m longer, than the best a/s tire; b) 2.1m longer, thanwinter; c) 18.1m shorter, than summer.
test Michelin Crossclimate Plus review
6th place in Snow handling. Michelin was: a) 1.2 sec slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 1.5 sec slower, than winter; c) 14.5 sec faster, than summer.
test Michelin Crossclimate Plus review
3-4th place in Snow traction. Michelin was: a) 0.3 sec slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 0.4 sec slower, than winter; c) 21.2 sec faster, than summer.
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5th place in Noise level test.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 41.2m -1m 100%
Wet braking at 100km/h 1 44.9m -1.5km/h 100%
Wet handling 3 110.6sec +2sec 98.19%
Snow braking at 50km/h 7 26.8m +1.4m 94.77%
Snow handling 6 51.3sec +1.2sec 97.66%
Snow traction 3-4 17.6sec +0.3sec 98.29%
Noise 5 60.3dB +1.5dB 97.52%

Overall Michelin CrossClimate Plus Review

# Test 2021 Auto Zeitung 2020 Tyre Reviews 2020 Sport Auto 2020 Auto Bild 2018 Quattroruote Overall
Dry braking 100% 100% 98.26% 100% 100% 99.65%
Dry handling 99.85% 100% 98.34% 99.44% 99.41%
Wet braking 99.09% 94.07% 97.1% 90.54% 100% 96.16%
Wet handling 95.44% 98.06% 99.86% 98.73% 98.19% 98.06%
Straight aqua 94.24% 88.61% 92.23% 91.89% 91.74%
Lateral aqua 76.11% 26.92% 51.52%
Snow braking 97.56% 94.43% 82.07% 92.04% 94.77% 92.17%
Snow handling 97.71% 96.38% 98.44% 96.08% 97.66% 97.25%
Snow traction 95.52% 94.81% 98.29% 96.21%
Rolling resistance 89.28% 90.87% 100% 96.5% 94.16%
Noise 100% 97.28% 98.88% 99.57% 97.52% 98.65%

According to the test results Michelin took 4th place.

Main conclusions:

  • A bit unbalanced on the wet: Michelin had the shortest braking distance, but average handling time.
  • The best dry braking distance.
  • Poor snow performance: the longest braking distance, low handling and average traction (but overall it showed very close results to the leaders).
  • Relatively high noise level.

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