Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Cross Terrain SUV

Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Michelin Cross Terrain SUVReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73

2003 Acura MDX
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 52000
Location: Collegeville, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 52000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2012

Got about 50,000 miles on these tires over about 4 years. Very good tire overall. I thought they performed very well in snow, as they got me through long drives in two of the worst snowstorms in recent history here in the Philadelphia area. Performed pretty well in rain as well. Lasted a decent amount of time and delivered a smooth and quiet ride.
My only complaint was that towards the end, when I probably still had about 8,000 miles left of wear on them, they developed a bad wobble in the tires. The steering wheel would shimmy back and forth, left to right, at speeds under 30 mph. I had them rebalanced and the alignment checked, but both were fine. For some reason the tires developed this problem late in their life. It was annoying and made for a very unpleasant feel while driving.
I replaced them a bit earlier than I wanted,originally with the Bridgestone Alenza's, and then with the Michelin Primacy MXV4s, and the wobble went away. Beside this problem towards the end of their life, I was happy with them. I would have replaced with the same Cross Terrains, but since they are being discontinued, I chose not to.

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