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Handling Snow/Ice Performance Dry Performance Wet Performance Price/Quality Treadwear Comfort

Key Facts about Michelin X-Ice Xi3:

Summary


We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Michelin X-Ice Xi3. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

Reasons to buy

The drivers appreciated very good quality and a great price.
The owner said the tires' performance was exceptional on snow and ice.
A few drivers said that those tires were smooth, quiet and comfortable to ride on while offering good grip and nice handling while driving.
A satisfied driver said that those tires were worth the money they cost.
The driver appreciated excellent braking performance of this tire.

Reasons not to buy

One disappointed driver said the tires didn't last long.
The owner said about the tires' vibration and horrible road noise.


Description


Provides ultimate winter confidence over many miles, enabling you and your loved ones to fully embrace winter even in the harshest conditions.

  • Built to take on Ice and Snow (This 3rd generation X-Ice winter tire provides the necessary traction to safely overcome extreme winter conditions featuring Cross Z Sipes , Micro-Pumps, and FleX-Ice compound).
  • Michelin Total Performance (The Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tire provides winter performance that lasts for 40,000 miles with Michelin MaxTouch Construction which features a unique contact patch shape - maximizing even and longer tread life).
  • Lasting winter performance (The Michelin X-Ice Xi3 is also designed to be environmentally friendly to help reduce fuel consumption in addition to having excellent winter grip and long lasting tread life).

Latest reviews

27 October, 2018 21:27 by Robert Robinson
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Handling
Snow/Ice Performance
I have never been stuck in the snow or ice since installing them.
Comments
Have them on my 2016 Jeep Patriot awd and what an awesome combination. I live in Newfoundland Canada where it can snow at least 8 months out of the year and so far this season we have had lots of snow and the tires have performed great, especially on packed snow and ice for which they were designed for.
27 October, 2018 11:29 by Casey
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance
They do handle and perform well as far as traction, responsiveness to steering input, and braking goes.
Comments
I daily a 2013 mustang GT in New England winters and have Michelin X-ice3 245/45R19's and for anyone who say's a mustang cannot drive in the snow is hilariously ignorant, I have never been stuck even in 6 inches of snow, for years now. These tires are amazing!
21 October, 2018 04:43 by Christopher
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance
These tires provide safe traction and handling in all types of snow.
Comments
I got to say it's worth every penny I spent for xice hands down. I was planning on buying a all wheel drive but these winter tires on a front wheel drive makes it feel like a all wheel drive and out performs a lot of all wheel drive with no winter tires on. I guess all wheel drive doesn't matter as much as what kind of tire you put on your car.

Detailed Information


Type and Size
Tire Model
Michelin X-Ice Xi3
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
Width
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 mm
Aspect Ratio
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Sizes & Specifications


Rim Model Size Index Features sidewall styling overall diameter section width approved rim width max inflation pressure utqg tire weight revs per mile load range measured rim width tread depth max load at cold inflation pressure
R14 175/65 R14 86T XL 175/65 R14 86T XL BW 23.0 7.0 5 - 6 50.0 15.83 905.0 XL 5.0 10.5 1168.0
R14 175/70 R14 88T XL 175/70 R14 88T XL BW 23.7 6.97 4.5 - 6 50.0 16.27 878.0 XL 5.0 10.5 1235.0
R14 185/60 R14 86H XL 185/60 R14 86H XL BW 22.8 7.4 5 - 6.5 50.0 15.87 914.0 XL 5.5 10.5 1168.0
R14 185/65 R14 90T XL 185/65 R14 90T XL BW 23.46 7.44 5 - 6.5 50.0 16.27 887.0 XL 5.5 10.5 1323.0
R14 185/70 R14 92T XL 185/70 R14 92T XL BW 24.25 7.44 4.5 - 6 50.0 16.6 858.0 XL 5.5 10.5 1389.0
R15 175/65 R15 88T XL 175/65 R15 88T XL BW 24.0 7.0 5 - 6 50.0 17.88 867.0 XL 5.0 10.5 1235.0
R15 185/55 R15 86H XL 185/55 R15 86H XL BW 23.03 7.64 5 - 6.5 50.0 17.46 903.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1168.0
R15 185/60 R15 88H XL 185/60 R15 88H XL BW 23.7 7.4 5 - 6.5 50.0 17.42 876.0 XL 5.5 10.5 1235.0
R15 185/65 R15 92T XL 185/65 R15 92T XL BW 24.5 7.4 5 - 6.5 50.0 18.23 851.0 XL 5.5 10.5 1389.0
R15 195/55 R15 89H XL 195/55 R15 89H XL BW 23.4 7.9 5.5 - 7 50.0 17.5 888.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1279.0
R15 195/60 R15 92H XL 195/60 R15 92H XL BW 24.2 7.9 5.5 - 7 50.0 18.25 859.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1389.0
R15 195/65 R15 95T XL 195/65 R15 95T XL BW 25.0 7.9 5.5 - 7 50.0 18.89 832.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1521.0
R15 205/65 R15 99T XL 205/65 R15 99T XL BW 25.5 8.2 5.5 - 7.5 50.0 22.07 817.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1709.0
R15 205/70 R15 96T 205/70 R15 96T BW 26.34 8.23 5 - 7 51.0 21.67 790.0 6.0 10.5 1565.0
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T BW 26.89 8.7 5.5 - 7 51.0 24.71 774.0 6.5 10.5 1653.0
R16 185/55 R16 87H XL 185/55 R16 87H XL BW 24.02 7.64 5 - 6.5 50.0 18.25 866.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1201.0
R16 195/55 R16 91H XL 195/55 R16 91H XL BW 24.4 7.9 5.5 - 7 50.0 19.73 852.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1356.0
R16 195/60 R16 89H 195/60 R16 89H BW 25.2 7.91 5.5 - 7 51.0 19.69 825.0 6.0 10.5 1279.0
R16 205/50 R16 91H XL 205/50 R16 91H XL BW 24.1 8.4 5.5 - 7.5 50.0 19.82 863.0 XL 6.5 10.5 1356.0
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H BW 24.88 8.43 5.5 - 7.5 51.0 26.41 836.0 6.5 10.5 1356.0
R16 205/55 R16 94H XL 205/55 R16 94H XL BW 24.9 8.4 5.5 - 7.5 50.0 20.35 836.0 XL 6.5 10.5 1477.0
R16 205/60 R16 96H XL 205/60 R16 96H XL BW 25.7 8.2 5.5 - 7.5 50.0 20.92 810.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1565.0
R16 205/65 R16 99T XL 205/65 R16 99T XL BW 26.5 8.2 5.5 - 7.5 50.0 22.11 786.0 XL 6.0 10.5 1709.0
R16 215/55 R16 97H XL 215/55 R16 97H XL BW 25.3 8.9 6 - 7.5 50.0 23.68 823.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1609.0
R16 215/60 R16 99H XL 215/60 R16 99H XL BW 26.1 8.7 6 - 7.5 50.0 21.98 796.0 XL 6.5 10.5 1709.0
R16 215/65 R16 102T XL 215/65 R16 102T XL BW 27.0 8.7 6 - 7.5 50.0 22.66 770.0 XL 6.5 10.5 1874.0
R16 225/55 R16 99H XL 225/55 R16 99H XL BW 25.75 9.17 6 - 8 50.0 22.93 808.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1709.0
R16 225/60 R16 102H XL 225/60 R16 102H XL BW 26.6 9.0 6 - 8 50.0 22.73 782.0 XL 6.5 10.5 1874.0
R16 225/65 R16 100T 225/65 R16 100T BW 27.5 9.0 6 - 8 51.0 27.09 757.0 6.5 10.5 1764.0
R16 235/60 R16 100T 235/60 R16 100T BW 27.09 9.45 6.5 - 8.5 51.0 27.47 768.0 7.0 10.5 1764.0
R17 205/50 R17 89H 205/50 R17 89H BW 25.12 8.43 5.5 - 7.5 51.0 22.66 828.0 6.5 10.5 1279.0
R17 215/45 R17 91H XL 215/45 R17 91H XL BW 24.65 8.39 7 - 8 50.0 21.05 844.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1356.0
R17 215/50 R17 95H XL 215/50 R17 95H XL BW 25.5 8.9 6 - 7.5 50.0 22.71 815.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1521.0
R17 215/55 R17 98H XL 215/55 R17 98H XL BW 26.3 8.9 6 - 7.5 50.0 25.0 791.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1653.0
R17 215/60 R17 96T 215/60 R17 96T BW 27.17 8.7 6 - 7.5 51.0 25.75 766.0 6.5 10.5 1565.0
R17 215/65 R17 99T 215/65 R17 99T BW 28.0 8.7 6 - 7.5 51.0 26.52 742.0 6.5 10.5 1709.0
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H BW 24.96 8.86 7 - 8.5 51.0 27.36 833.0 7.5 10.5 1356.0
R17 225/45 R17 94H XL 225/45 R17 94H XL BW 24.96 8.86 7 - 8.5 50.0 22.42 833.0 XL 7.5 10.5 1477.0
R17 225/50 R17 98H XL 225/50 R17 98H XL BW 25.9 9.2 6 - 8 50.0 22.66 803.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1653.0
R17 225/55 R17 97H 225/55 R17 97H BW 26.77 9.17 6 - 8 51.0 30.18 777.0 7.0 10.5 1609.0
R17 225/55 R17 101H XL 225/55 R17 101H XL BW 26.8 9.2 6 - 8 50.0 26.15 777.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1819.0
R17 225/60 R17 99H 225/60 R17 99H BW 27.64 8.98 6 - 8 51.0 27.05 753.0 6.5 10.5 1709.0
R17 235/45 R17 97H XL 235/45 R17 97H XL BW 25.35 9.29 7.5 - 9 50.0 22.75 821.0 XL 8.0 10.5 1609.0
R17 235/55 R17 99H 235/55 R17 99H BW 27.17 9.65 6.5 - 8.5 51.0 27.49 766.0 7.5 10.5 1709.0
R17 245/45 R17 99H XL 245/45 R17 99H XL BW 25.67 9.57 7.5 - 9 50.0 22.82 810.0 XL 8.0 10.5 1709.0
R18 215/45 R18 93H XL 215/45 R18 93H XL BW 25.6 8.4 7 - 8 50.0 22.82 812.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1433.0
R18 215/55 R18 99H XL 215/55 R18 99H XL BW 27.28 8.9 6 - 7.5 50.0 24.07 762.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1709.0
R18 225/40 R18 92H XL 225/40 R18 92H XL BW 25.08 9.06 7.5 - 9 50.0 22.24 829.0 XL 8.0 10.5 1389.0
R18 225/45 R18 95H XL 225/45 R18 95H XL BW 25.94 8.86 7 - 8.5 50.0 23.1 802.0 XL 7.5 10.5 1521.0
R18 225/50 R18 99H XL 225/50 R18 99H XL BW 26.9 9.2 6 - 8 50.0 26.65 774.0 XL 7.0 10.5 1709.0
R18 225/55 R18 98H 225/55 R18 98H BW 27.76 9.17 6 - 8 51.0 25.75 749.0 7.0 10.5 1653.0
R18 225/60 R18 100H 225/60 R18 100H BW 28.62 8.98 6 - 8 51.0 28.0 727.0 6.5 10.5 1764.0
R18 235/40 R18 95H XL 235/40 R18 95H XL BW 25.39 9.49 8 - 9.5 50.0 22.09 819.0 XL 8.5 10.5 1521.0
R18 235/45 R18 98H XL 235/45 R18 98H XL BW 26.34 9.29 7.5 - 9 50.0 23.15 790.0 XL 8.0 10.5 1653.0
R18 235/50 R18 101H XL 235/50 R18 101H XL BW 27.3 9.7 6.5 - 8.5 50.0 27.82 762.0 XL 7.5 10.5 1819.0
R18 245/40 R18 97H XL 245/40 R18 97H XL BW 25.71 9.76 8 - 9.5 50.0 23.99 809.0 XL 8.5 10.5 1609.0
R18 245/45 R18 100H XL 245/45 R18 100H XL BW 26.65 9.57 7.5 - 9 50.0 25.82 780.0 XL 8.0 10.5 1764.0
R18 245/50 R18 104H XL 245/50 R18 104H XL BW 27.68 9.96 7 - 8.5 50.0 27.16 751.0 XL 7.5 10.5 1984.0
R18 255/45 R18 103H XL 255/45 R18 103H XL 27.05 10.04 8 - 9.5 50.0 25.13 769.0 XL 8.5 10.5 1929.0
R19 245/40 R19 98H XL 245/40 R19 98H XL BW 26.73 9.76 8 - 9.5 50.0 27.34 778.0 XL 8.5 10.5 1653.0
R19 245/45 R19 102H XL 245/45 R19 102H XL BW 27.68 9.57 7.5 - 9 50.0 28.22 751.0 XL 8.0 10.5 1874.0

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27 October, 2018 21:27 by Robert Robinson
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Handling
Snow/Ice Performance
I have never been stuck in the snow or ice since installing them.
Comments
Have them on my 2016 Jeep Patriot awd and what an awesome combination. I live in Newfoundland Canada where it can snow at least 8 months out of the year and so far this season we have had lots of snow and the tires have performed great, especially on packed snow and ice for which they were designed for.
27 October, 2018 11:29 by Casey
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance
They do handle and perform well as far as traction, responsiveness to steering input, and braking goes.
Comments
I daily a 2013 mustang GT in New England winters and have Michelin X-ice3 245/45R19's and for anyone who say's a mustang cannot drive in the snow is hilariously ignorant, I have never been stuck even in 6 inches of snow, for years now. These tires are amazing!
21 October, 2018 04:43 by Christopher
5
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance
These tires provide safe traction and handling in all types of snow.
Comments
I got to say it's worth every penny I spent for xice hands down. I was planning on buying a all wheel drive but these winter tires on a front wheel drive makes it feel like a all wheel drive and out performs a lot of all wheel drive with no winter tires on. I guess all wheel drive doesn't matter as much as what kind of tire you put on your car.

Questions and Answers

  • Apr 10, 2019

    Autofil: Studless Winter Tire Test R16

    1. 7.9 Continental VikingContact 7
      Performance on the Track (Wet / Snow) Braking (Dry) Drive Feeling (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Snow)
    2. 7.6 Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2
      Stability Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Snow) Rolling Resistance Drive Feeling (Snow / Wet) Braking (Snow / Wet / Dry) Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice) Performance on the Track (Ice)
    3. 7.6 Pirelli Ice Zero FR
      Drive Feeling (Snow) Noise Performance on the Track (Snow) Braking (Snow / Dry) Acceleration (Snow) Acceleration (Ice)
    4. 7.4 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3
      Rolling Resistance Braking (Dry) Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Drive Feeling (Snow) Acceleration (Ice)
    5. 7.3 Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616
      Rolling Resistance Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Snow) Stability Braking (Snow) Acceleration (Ice)
    6. 7 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
      Noise Braking (Snow / Dry) Acceleration (Ice)
    7. 7 Yokohama iceGUARD iG60
      Rolling Resistance Noise Acceleration (Snow) Acceleration (Ice) Braking (Ice)
    8. 6.9 Falken Espia EPZ II
      Braking (Snow) Performance on the Track (Snow) Noise Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice)
    9. 6.9 Michelin X-Ice Xi3
      Rolling Resistance Noise Performance on the Track (Wet) Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice) Performance on the Track (Ice)
    10. 6.6 Linglong GREEN-Max Winter Ice I-15
      Stability Acceleration (Snow) Acceleration (Ice) Drive Feeling (Ice) Performance on the Track (Ice)
  • Nov 14, 2018

    PMCtire.com: The 5 Best Winter Tires

    1. Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
      Ice Performance Reliability Winter / Snow Performance Durability
    2. Michelin X-Ice Xi3
      Ice Performance Сomfortability Durability
    3. Dunlop Winter Maxx WM02
      Ice Performance Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    4. Continental WinterContact SI
      Ice Performance Winter / Snow Performance
    5. Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c
      Value Durability
  • Aug 02, 2018

    TireRack.com: Best in Passenger Studless Ice & Snow

    1. 100 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
      Wet Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    2. 99 Michelin X-Ice Xi3
      Treadwear Wet Performance Comfort Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    3. 97 Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT
      Treadwear Wet Performance Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    4. 95 Bridgestone Blizzak WS60
      Wet Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    5. 95 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
      Wet Performance Comfort Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    6. 93 Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c
      Treadwear Comfort Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    7. 92 Dunlop Winter Maxx WM01
      Treadwear Comfort
    8. 90 Yokohama iceGUARD iG20
      Treadwear Wet Performance Winter / Snow Performance
  • Jul 20, 2018

    Consumer Reports: Winter Tires

    1. 70 Michelin X-Ice Xi3
      Snow Traction Rolling Resistance Ice Braking Noise / Comfort Value Dry Braking Wet Braking
    2. 70 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
      Rolling Resistance Noise / Comfort Ice Braking Snow Traction Dry Braking Wet Braking
    3. 66 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
      Snow Traction Comfort Ice Braking Wet Braking
    4. 64 Cooper Weather-Master WSC
      Snow Traction Aquaplaning Ice Braking Value Noise / Comfort
    5. 64 Toyo Observe G3-ICE
      Rolling Resistance Snow Traction Comfort Ice Braking Wet Braking
    6. 64 Continental WinterContact SI
      Rolling Resistance Snow Traction Comfort Ice Braking Wet Braking Handling
    7. 64 General Altimax Arctic
      Noise / Comfort Snow traction Ice Braking Value
    8. 64 Dunlop Winter Maxx WM01
      Rolling Resistance Ice Braking Comfort Snow Traction Wet Braking
    9. 64 Nokian WR G3
      Noise / Comfort Aquaplaning Snow Traction
    10. 64 Toyo Celsius
      Snow Traction Noise Aquaplaning Wet Braking
  • Nov 10, 2016

    MICHELIN XICE Xi3 WINTER TIRE REVIEW (SHOULD I BUY THEM?)

    HELLO! WELCOME BACK SO TODAY WE DID OUR ON THE RACK TIRE REVIEW OF THESE MICHELIN X-ICE Xi3 THIS IS A VERY GOOD WINTER TIRE! BUT THEY WONT BE THE CHEAPEST TIRE ON THE SHELF! MICHELIN WILL HAVE A PREMIUM PRICE! BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

  • Dec 29, 2015

    Michelin X-Ice Xi3

  • Oct 21, 2014

    Tested: Tires for the Worst Winter Conditions | Tire Rack

    To get a jump on winter testing, we headed to the local hockey rink to experience the glare ice traction of the newest Studless Ice & Snow tires for winter. This year's matchup featured the new Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 and Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c vs. the established performance of the Dunlop Winter Maxx and Michelin X-Ice Xi3. Which tire should you be driving on this winter?

  • Nov 26, 2013

    Tested: Studless Ice & Snow Tires as Winter Season Specialists | Tire Rack

    Dunlop's new Winter Maxx replaces the Graspic DS-3, which was a nice upgrade in winter traction versus the typical all-season tire, but couldn't match the outright snow and ice performance of the best Studless Ice & Snow tires. How does it compare to category leaders from Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin?