1 Safe refers to wet braking when tires are new and worn to 3/32". All tires eventually wear out and should be replaced. Based on internal wet braking tests from 80 km/h using new tires and tires buffed to 3/32" in tire size 235/55R18 on a 2020 Toyota RAV4 against the Continental® CrossContact™ LX25 and the Goodyear® Assurance® WeatherReady®; and in size 215/55R17 on a 2019 Toyota Camry against the Bridgestone® Turanza™ QuietTrack™ tire and the Continental® PureContact™ LS tire; using the MICHELIN® CrossClimate®2 tire. Actual on-road results may vary.
2 While the MICHELIN® CrossClimate®2 tire meets the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) requirements and has the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol, it is not designed for extreme winter road conditions like ice; the use of four winter tire is recommended for optimal performance.
3 New, at 10,000 km, and when worn to 4 mm and 2 mm tread depth, the MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW tire offers shorter snow and ice stopping distances on average than its predecessor, based on third-party snow braking test (between 35 km/h and 5 km/h) and ice braking test (between 30 km/h and 5 km/h), in December 2019 and January 2020: (1) on a Volkswagen® Golf 1.5 TSI comparing the MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW tire versus MICHELIN® X-ICE® Xi3 in tire size 205/55R16 94H XL, and (2) on a Volkswagen® Tiguan comparing the MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW SUV tire versus MICHELIN® Latitude® X-ICE® Xi2 in tire size 235/55R19 105H XL.
4 Based on third-party ice braking test on a Volkswagen® Tiguan (between 30 km/h and 5 km/h), in December 2019 and January 2020, comparing: (1) the MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW SUV tire versus BRIDGESTONE® Blizzak DM-V2, CONTINENTAL® Viking Contact 7, NOKIAN® Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV, GOODYEAR® UltraGrip Ice WRT SUV and TOYO® Observe GSI5 in tire size 235/55R19 105H XL and (2) on a Volkswagen® Golf 1.5 TSI comparing the MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW tire versus BRIDGESTONE® Blizzak WS-90 and Blizzak Ice, CONTINENTAL® Viking Contact 7, NOKIAN® Hakkapeliitta R3, GOODYEAR® UltraGrip Ice 2 and PIRELLI® Ice-Zero FR in tire size 205/55R16 94H XL. All tires mechanically buffed, then 8,000 km performed in real usage in North Finland until worn to 4 mm tread depth before being tested.
5 Based on third-party ice braking test (between 30 km/h and 5 km/h) in December 2019 and January 2020, on a Volkswagen® Tiguan comparing the MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW SUV tire versus NOKIAN® Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV in tire size 235/55R19 105H XL. Tires mechanically buffed, then 8,000 km performed in real usage in North Finland, until worn to 4 mm tread depth before being tested.
6 Based on internal studies done between November 2014 and March 2015, to compare MICHELIN® PILOT® Alpin® 5 tire vs. previous generation MICHELIN® PILOT® Alpin® 4 tire, in dimension 245/40R18.
7 Based on third-party longevity tests, in North Finland between October 2019 and January 2020, on a Volkswagen® Golf 1.5 TSI comparing the MICHELIN® X-Ice® SNOW tire versus BRIDGESTONE® Blizzak WS-90, CONTINENTAL® Viking Contact 7, NOKIAN® Hakkapeliitta R3, GOODYEAR® UltraGrip Ice 2, Pirelli® Ice Zero FR in tire size 205/55R16 94H XL. 12,000 kilometres driven per winter is estimated from annual average kilometres driven in Canada per vehicle by Desrosiers Automotive Consultants. A winter season is defined as six months.
8 Certain conditions and limitations apply. See MICHELIN tires Owner’s Manual for complete description and details.
9 Original Equipment tires are excluded.
10 The consumer is responsible for the cost of all fluids.
11 All MICHELIN® passenger and light truck replacement tires are covered by a limited mileage warranty. Original Equipment tires, starting with 2018 model year vehicles, and DOT-approved competition tires (e.g., MICHELIN® PILOT® Sport Cup tires) are excluded from mileage warranty coverage. Mileage warranties vary by tire line. See your tire retailer or visit michelin.ca for more details on specific mileage warranties, including those for split fitments.
† For terms and conditions, see your MICHELIN® tires Owner's Manual or visit michelin.ca.
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