Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

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Vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta S
Miles Driven on Tires: 6,000
Location: ,
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin X-Ice Xi3
Initial Review: 6,000 miles on tires
March 29, 2013

These tires are great in the snow. The ABS rarely activated under normal braking, and there was sufficient traction to keep up with 4x4 trucks from a stop. I took the Jetta for a 2 hour drive in 9 of snow and honestly had no problems starting or stopping. My wife even noticed a difference and said she never wanted all-season tires for winter again. I had the choice between my 4x4 Tahoe and the Jetta with these tires, and I picked the Jetta for snow every time.

The tires are slightly squirmy compared to the O.E. tires but that is to be expected from a winter tire. Noise was similar to the O.E. tire.

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