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Michelin CrossClimate 2

Michelin CrossClimate 2

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Pros and cons

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
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Competitors

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 has garnered attention for its exceptional performance in various driving conditions. Commonly highlighted is its superior performance on snowy surfaces, where it exhibits high levels of grip and a broader margin of safety than typically expected from an all-season tire. Test results repeatedly commend its snow handling capabilities, noting it as the best snow performer by a significant margin, even when compared to winter tires under similar test conditions. This excellence extends to dry conditions as well, where the CrossClimate 2 boasts very short braking distances, precise steering response, high grip in dry corners, and commendable fuel efficiency due to its low rolling resistance.


Comfort and durability also receive positive remarks, with the tire providing a good level of comfort and, in some tests, a very good kilometer mileage indicating long-term durability. Despite these strengths, the CrossClimate 2 does face criticism concerning its performance in wet conditions. Several tests note that while it has high aquaplaning resistance, the tire demonstrates average or below-average performance in wet braking and handling, with a tendency towards understeer in wet curves and longer braking distances compared to its dry and snow performance. A few observations also mention a minor noise issue at specific speeds, though this does not seem widely reported across all tests.


This juxtaposition paints the Michelin CrossClimate 2 as an excellent option for drivers primarily concerned with winter and dry performance, offering reliability and safety in those conditions. However, those who frequently encounter wet driving environments may find its performance in such conditions a consideration worth noting. The tire's achievements suggest it as a leader in the all-season segment, particularly praised for its winter capabilities, yet leave room for improvement in wet conditions for future iterations. Acknowledging these attributes could guide Michelin in enhancing the tire, potentially trading off some snow performance for better wet handling and braking, thus aligning closer to the ideal balance of an all-season tire.

Sizes

Michelin CrossClimate 2 is made in 145 sizes, starting from 175/65 R15 up to 255/40 R21.
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Michelin CrossClimate 2 is ranked #96 of 943 allround tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Autobild 2023, and other organizations. Michelin CrossClimate 2 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from France. However, this particular model is made in Italy/Spain. It is made in total of 145 sizes, 175/65 R15 being the smallest and 255/40 R21 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 12 times, first test was carried in 2021. Michelin CrossClimate 2 replaced an older model - Michelin CrossClimate. This model received the best possible rating in 5 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 100% of Michelin CrossClimate 2 has "B" wet grip rating and most (55%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Michelin CrossClimate 2 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 6.7 mm in 235/35 R19. It can be compared to AllSeasonContact, which is a tyre from Continental (Germany) and has a rating of 76%, compared to 96% of the Michelin in question. There was a braking test that featured both Continental AllSeasonContact and Michelin CrossClimate 2 held by autobild in 2022. On the wet, the Continental stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Michelin - 48,9m, whereas the Michelin took 49,2m to come to a full stop. On the dry, we can see that Michelin stopped earlier at the 39,9m mark, compared to 45,8m of the Continental.

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Timeline

2021

Michelin CrossClimate 2 was launched and replaced Michelin CrossClimate.

2021

Michelin CrossClimate 2 was tested 4x (Tyre Reviews,...) and won the Tyre Reviews 205/55 R16 test.

2022

Michelin CrossClimate 2 was tested 5x (Autobild,...) and won the Autoklub ČR 205/55 R16 test.

2023

Michelin CrossClimate 2 was tested 3x (Tyre Reviews,...) and won the Tyre Reviews 195/65 R15 test.

Achievements

Best
Dry braking
Autobild 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Arbo 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Snow traction
Autobild 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Arbo 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Snow handling
Autobild 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Arbo 2022
AUTO-Strassenverkehr 2022
Best
Exterior noise
Arbo 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2021
Best
Dry handling
Arbo 2022
Autobild 2021
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Arbo 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autoklubcr 2022
Best
Comfort
Autobild 2021
Best
Wet handling
Autoklubcr 2022

Michelin CrossClimate 2 in tyre tests

Michelin CrossClimate 2, a premium segment tyre, has undergone several tests by some of Europe's most respected tyre testing organizations. The tests were conducted between 2021 and 2022, and we have compiled the results to give the tyre an overall rating of 89%. The tyre performed exceptionally well in the tests, and it is a testament to Michelin's commitment to producing high-quality tyres. In one of the tests, the Autoklub ČR Allyear tyre test 2022 205/55 R16, Michelin CrossClimate 2 emerged as the winner, while in another test, Autobild Allyear tyre test 2022 195/55 R16 - braking distance test, it ranked third out of 35. However, in Autobild Allyear tyre test 2022 195/55 R16, it ranked ninth out of 15. It also got a highly recommended rating in the ARBÖ Allyear tyre test 2022 205/55 R17, where it emerged as the winner. In Autobild Allyear tyre test 2021 225/50 R17 - braking distance test, it was ranked as the winner, while in Autobild Allyear tyre test 2021 225/50 R17, it was ranked first out of 32. Overall, Michelin CrossClimate 2 offers excellent performance and safety in various driving conditions, making it an ideal choice for drivers who value safety and reliability on the road.

All tyre tests where Michelin CrossClimate 2 was featured:
Name
Michelin CrossClimate 2
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Autobild Allyear tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
exemplary
Ranked #1 of 16
The Michelin CrossClimate 2 emerged as the top performer among its 16 competitors, securing the winning position with an impressive final rating. The tire distinguished itself with exceptional driving characteristics on snow and ice, demonstrating dynamic dry handling and strong aquaplaning resistance. Its precision in cornering and remarkable durability, highlighted by its very good mileage, stood out as significant advantages. However, its high price was noted as a drawback. Its superiority was especially evident in several specific disciplines, where it outshone all others: dry braking, cornering on snow, snow handling, and snow traction. This blend of strengths, particularly in challenging winter conditions and dry performance, underscores its position as a leading choice despite the premium cost.
Name
Michelin CrossClimate 2
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test37.745
Michelin CrossClimate 237.7 47
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Autobild Allyear tyre test 2022 195/55 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #9 of 15
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+1-1
Michelin CrossClimate 22-2+ 1- 3
Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test102.7104,8104,5102,7
Michelin CrossClimate 2102.7 102,5104,5 102,1
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
ARBÖ Allyear tyre test 2022 205/55 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #1 of 9
Name WinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test636446199
Michelin CrossClimate 263 5946 19 9
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Source: www.arboe.at
Name
Michelin CrossClimate 2
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Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autobild Allyear tyre test 2022 195/55 R16

Ranked #3 of 35
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test39,944,4
Michelin CrossClimate 239,9 49,2
Source: autobild.de
Tyre Reviews Allyear tyre test 2021 205/55 R16
test winner
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+1-1-
Michelin CrossClimate 22-1- 1-
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test37,650
Michelin CrossClimate 237,6 53,9
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+2+11
Michelin CrossClimate 22-1-2+ 1 2-
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (5x)85% (3x)
Test winnerExemplaryHighly recommendedSatisfactoryGood
3x1x1x2x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17
100% (1x)92.5% (2x)94% (5x)

Ratings x Width

195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
92.5% (2x)100% (2x)85% (1x)95% (3x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Michelin CrossClimate 2 made?

    Michelin CrossClimate 2 is made in Italy/Spain.

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