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– The owners were happy with the tire’s excellent traction in snow, slush, and ice.
– Some drivers mentioned that the tires had great mileage.
– The buyers appreciated the excellent braking performance of this tire.
– Most users agreed that the tires were good value for money.

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– A few drivers mentioned that this tire was on the noisy side.

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Michelin X-Ice North 4

Manufacturer's description

Michelin X-Ice North 4 (XIN4) (presented in 2018) is a passenger-car studded tire, designed to increase driving safety in the harshest weather conditions. It is characterized by efficient braking, stable handling response on snow and ice, heavy-duty construction, and a noiseless ride.

Notable Features

The Michelin X-Ice North 4 came to replace the Michelin X-Ice North 3. The tires of two generations are strikingly different from one another. The difference lies not only in the improved tread pattern, but also in the special algorithm for placing the anti-skid studs, which increases their overall number by two and a half, raising it to 250!

Essentially, this means that on slippery winter surfaces, where the “steel teeth” make all the difference in the world, the Michelin X-Ice North 4 comes out the absolute king of snow and ice grip. The tire models from the leading rivals have 30% less studs. The optimized stud pattern The studs in the X-Ice North fourth-generation pattern “sit” in a special way. Both longitudinally and crosswise, they are arranged in at least 22 lines. Meaning, each stud has a place of its own, which further improves ice braking and reduces the road noise. The shape of the Michelin XIN4 studs compared to the racecar studs and the XIN3 studs However, most of the improvement in ice grip is due to the studs themselves. The Michelin XIN spikes got a new unique shape, similar to that of the spikes that were used by this French manufacturer to equip the tires for the racecars competing at the World Rally Championship.

If we are to compare them to the studs of the predecessor model, we will notice that their length remained the same (11 mm), but the diameter of the upper and the basic flanges shrank. What also changed is the aspect ratio between the stud’s neck and the flange size. This leads to the following consequences: the stud’s body hardly ever comes in contact with the road. What does come in contact with the road surface is the hard alloy insert with special rim, which allows the Michelin X-Ice North 4 “bite” into the ice as efficiently as possible. The central “herringbone” section of the tread The studs for this winter “Nordic” tire model are made of an iron-based alloy, which evens out the wear rate of both the studs themselves and the tread rubber surrounding them, and also allows the studs to withstand increased loads, as well as physical and chemical stress, more effectively. The high sipe density in the tread The directional tread design with a high tread-to-void ratio in the central section of the tread improves the Michelin X Ice North 4 performance on dry pavement, melting snow, and in deep puddles. The flanges on one of the side walls of the tread blocks function as brake boosters. The 3D sipes of an altered U-shape enhance traction and improve the tire’s handling response on snow. The 3D U-shaped sipes The glass transition temperature of the Michelin XIN4 X-Ice North 4 improved rubber compound has reached a new limit of -65 °C, as a result of which, even at ultra-low temperatures, the tires are in close contact with the road surface, still guaranteeing high driving safety. Multilayered rubber compound In addition, the use of new-generation elastomers in the tread compound resulted in the model’s high mileage and its ability to optimize fuel consumption.

UPD. In 2019, the French tire maker launched a new SUV version of this model – Michelin X-Ice North 4 SUV.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin / X-Ice North 4
Car Type
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 mm
Aspect Ratio
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Michelin / X-Ice North 4 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Revs per mile Max inflation pressure Load range Tread depth Section width Max load at cold inflation pressure Overall diameter Tire weight Sidewall styling Approved rim width Measured rim width Utqg Price
R15 185/65 R15 92T 185/65 R15 92T
R15 195/60 R15 92T 195/60 R15 92T
R15 195/65 R15 95T 195/65 R15 95T
R15 205/60 R15 95T 205/60 R15 95T
R16 195/60 R16 93T 195/60 R16 93T
R16 205/55 R16 94T 205/55 R16 94T
R16 205/60 R16 96T 205/60 R16 96T
R16 205/65 R16 99T 205/65 R16 99T
R16 215/55 R16 97T 215/55 R16 97T
R16 215/60 R16 99T 215/60 R16 99T
R16 215/65 R16 102T 215/65 R16 102T
R16 225/55 R16 99T 225/55 R16 99T
R16 225/60 R16 102T 225/60 R16 102T
R17 205/50 R17 93T 205/50 R17 93T
R17 205/55 R17 95T 205/55 R17 95T
R17 215/55 R17 98T 215/55 R17 98T
R17 215/65 R17 103T 215/65 R17 103T
R17 225/45 R17 94T 225/45 R17 94T
R17 225/50 R17 98T 225/50 R17 98T
R17 225/55 R17 101T 225/55 R17 101T
R17 235/50 R17 100T 235/50 R17 100T
R17 235/55 R17 103T 235/55 R17 103T
R17 245/45 R17 99T 245/45 R17 99T
R18 225/45 R18 95T 225/45 R18 95T
R18 235/45 R18 98T 235/45 R18 98T
R18 235/50 R18 101T 235/50 R18 101T
R18 245/40 R18 97T 245/40 R18 97T
R18 245/45 R18 100T 245/45 R18 100T
R18 245/50 R18 104T 245/50 R18 104T
R18 255/40 R18 99T 255/40 R18 99T
R18 255/45 R18 103T 255/45 R18 103T
R19 235/45 R19 99H 235/45 R19 99H
R19 245/45 R19 102H 245/45 R19 102H
R19 255/40 R19 100H 255/40 R19 100H
R19 265/40 R19 102H 265/40 R19 102H

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