Michelin CrossClimate

Michelin CrossClimate photo, test, review

Michelin CrossClimate is a Premium Touring All Season tyre with directional tread, designed for passengers cars.

The tire has been replaced by the Michelin CrossClimate Plus.

The tyre also has version for SUV.

2016 Auto Bild Michelin CrossClimate test

In 2016 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Michelin Cross Climate at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with six similar budget, medium and premium All Season tyres. In addition, experts included into the test reference summer and winter tyres for comparison of results.

Michelin CrossClimate test and review
3rd place in Wet braking. The braking distance was: a) 1.5m longer, than the best a/s tire; b) 4.4m longer, than summer; c) 3.3m shorter, than winter.
Michelin CrossClimate test and review
3rd place in Wet handling. Michelin was: a) 0.6km/h slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 1.7km/h slower, than summer; c) 0.7km/h faster, than winter.
Michelin CrossClimate test and review
1-2nd place in Wet lateral handling. Michelin was: a) 0.04sec faster, than next a/s tire; b) 0.25sec slower, than summer; c) 0.44sec faster, than winter.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
6th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was: a) 4km/h lower, than the best a/s tire; b) 5.7km/h lower, than summer; c) 3.8km/h higher, than winter.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
6th place in Lateral aqua.
test Michelin Cross Climate review
1st place and the best result in Dry braking among a/s tires. The braking distance was: a) 2.5m shorter, than next similar tire: b) 1m shorter, than summer; c) 5.3m shorter, than winter.
test Michelin Cross Climate review
1st place and the best result in Dry handling. Michelin was: a) 0.2km/h faster, than next a/s tire; b) 1.4km/h slower, than summer; c) 1.5km/h faster, than winter.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
3-4th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was: a) 1.1m longer, than the best a/s tire; b) 1.5m longer, than winter; c) 14m shorter, than summer.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
3rd place in Snow handling. Michelin was: a) 1.9km/h slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 3.1km/h slower than the best a/s; c) 19.5km/h faster, than summer.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
3-4th place in Snow traction.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
3rd place in Snow slalom.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
1st place in Rolling resistance.
test Michelin CrossClimate review
6th place in Noise level.

Overall Michelin CrossClimate review

According to the test results Michelin took 2nd place and got an expert score “Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance, good handling and one of the best lateral stability.
  • Low straight and lateral aquaplanning resistance.
  • The best results on the dry.
  • Good and balanced results on the snow.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • High noise level.

Similar tires from the test:

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