Michelin XPS Rib Performance
The XPS Rib by Michelin is a truck/suv summer tire with an overall rating of 4.5 / 5. This places it in spot #1 among the 11 truck/suv summer tires we’ve reviewed.
Dry Performance Rank
The XPS Rib received a Dry Performance rating of 4.6 / 5. This ranks it #2 among the 11 truck/suv summer tires we’ve reviewed.
This is a very good rating, buyers love this tire for dry road performance and continue to be impressed!
Wet Performance Rank
The XPS Rib received a Wet Performance rating of 4.2 / 5. This ranks it #5 among the 11 truck/suv summer tires we’ve reviewed.
Considering this, you may be underwhelmed by its performance on wet roads. Other buyers have not been overly pleased with their traction and hydroplane resistance.
Comfort Performance Rank
“Comfort” performance relates to the tire’s quietness, and smoothness. Better ratings will keep tire ‘roar’ or road-noise to a minimum. Great for luxury cars, or anybody looking for a quieter cabin.
With a Comfort Performance rating of 4.4 / 5, the XPS Rib is ranked #1 among the 11 truck/suv summer tires we’ve reviewed.
This is an excellent rating, buyers are routinely pleased with how quiet and comfortable this tire is to drive on. You can buy this in confidence that it’s among the most quiet tires on the market.
Treadwear Performance Rank
Treadwear performance is a measure of how well the tire matched up to customers’ expectations of how many miles they will last. Keep in mind, this rating can be influenced significantly by users giving it 1-star or 5-stars because expectations were too extreme. Maybe their last set of tires lasted 100,000 miles and they now think all tires will last that long (that’s extremely rare). Or perhaps their alignment was really off, causing them to wear out in only a few thousand miles.
The XPS Rib received a Treadwear Performance rating of 4.8 / 5. This ranks it #2 among the 11 truck/suv summer tires we’ve reviewed.
This rating is ‘middle-of-the-road’, this tire tends to last relatively as long as other truck/suv summer tires. Without knowing one’s specific expectations, it’s likely that a typical buyer will be happy with the mileage, but not super impressed either.
Snow & Ice Performance
Snow/Ice Performance Rank
Snow and Ice performance is tested on a specifically designed track to simulate these environments. These ratings represent how confident drivers in these conditions felt on these tires.
The XPS Rib is not rated for winter conditions, we do not recommend attempting to drive with this tire in the snow.
Off-Road Performance Rank
The off-road ratings represent how satisfied other drivers were in these conditions. These conditions could include anything from dirt/gravel roads to extreme offroading/bouldering. If you intend to use these in more extreme conditions, we always recommend checking individual reviews on TireRack.com for specific examples.
The XPS Rib is not rated for off-road conditions, we do not recommend attempting anything beyond casual dirt roads on this tire.
Michelin does offer a treadlife warranty for this tire. You should see a time-frame and mileage provided in the ratings on this page. Note that this is a ‘whichever-comes-first’ scenario. So if it’s listed as 3 years, 50K miles – they can be warrantied as long as they are less than 3 years old AND have less than 50K miles on them. Manufacturer’s generally determine if a tire is claim-able for warranty by measuring remaining tread depth. See the documentation for the tire for more information.