The X-Ice Xi2 is a Studdless Ice and Snow tire. This category of tire is characterized by being the best for deep snow and ice, and the Michelin is no exception. The X-Ice Xi2 offers greater flexibility at lower temperatures for the best grip when the weather is at its worst. And the directional tread design helps evacuate water and slush to improve hydroplaning resistance.
The Pilot Aplin PA3 is a Performance Winter / Snow tire. When you drive mostly on dry roads in cold temperatures and want to retain some of the sportiness of your car, this is the tire for you. The Pilot Alpin PA3 is designed to increase driving confidence in cold weather by enhancing traction and handling on dry, wet and snow-covered roads.
Whichever road you choose, you can be certain that you're getting a great tire for winter traction.