Michelin X-ice Xi3

Michelin X-ice Xi3photo, test, review

The Michelin X-ice 3 (XI3) is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2018 Autofil Michelin X-ice Xi3 test

In 2018 experts of the Norwegian magazine Autofil have tested the Michelin XI3 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with nine similar budget, mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
6h place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
1-5th place in Dry handling. One of the best result.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
8-10th place in Dry directional stability. One of the lowest result.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
3rd place in Wet braking distance. The braking distance was 2.7 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
3rd place in Wet handling. Michelin was 0.8 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
2-4th place in Subj. wet handling.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
8th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 2 meters longer, than the leader.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
10th place in Snow handling. Michelin was 2.1 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
5-10th place in Subj. snow handling.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
10th place and the lowest result in Snow traction. Acceleration time was 0.3 seconds lower, than the leader.
test Michelin X-ice Xi3 review
4th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters longer, than the leader.
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10th place and the lowest result in Ice handling. Michelin was 8.9 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Michelin X-ice 3 review
7-10th place in Subj. ice handling. One of the lowest result.
test Michelin X-ice 3 review
9-10th place in Ice traction. One of the lowest result. Acceleration time was 0.5 seconds bigger, than the leader.
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5-6th place in Rolling resistance. Fuel consumption difference was 1.1% bigger, than the leader.
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2-9th place in Noise level test.

Overall Michelin X-ice Xi3 review

According to the test results Michelin shared 8th place with Falken.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry braking and handling, low directional stability.
  • Relatively short wet braking distance and good handling.
  • Relatively poor on the snow: long braking distance, the worst handling and traction.
  • Good ice braking, but the lowest handling and traction.
  • Good noise level.
  • Average rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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