Michelin CrossClimate 2 Review: 2021 Guide

| Last Updated: September 28, 2021

Few all-season tires offer such a complete balance of features as the Michelin CrossClimate2. With this renewed version of the CrossClimate line, Michelin intends to ensure its leadership in the Grand Touring All-Season tires category. 

Will it succeed?

In this review, we will evaluate whether the Michelin CrossClimate2 is (or is not) the ideal tire for sedans, crossovers, and station wagons for daily driving.

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TL;DR: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Before we begin this review, let's explore the pros and cons of this fabulous tire.

Michelin CrossClimate2

MICHELIN CrossClimate2 All-Season Radial Car Tire for Grand Touring, 245/55R19 103V

PROS

  • Excellent treadwear rating
  • Upscale driving experience
  • Outstanding snow/ice traction
  • State-of-the-art tread compound
  • Unsurpassed dry and wet performance

CONS

  • Only available in V and H speed ratings

Best For:

Drivers of sedans, coupes, crossovers, and SUVs who need a daily driver tire that delivers exceptional year-round performance and ride quality

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Performance Ratings

Before going into the ratings, it is necessary to talk about the reliability of its figures. Generally speaking, the reliability of a tire's ratings is determined by the number of miles reported in user reviews. 

Under normal conditions, the 473k+ miles reported would mean that its ranking of 1 out of 56 in the Grand Touring All-Season segment could vary considerably. However, it should be remembered that this tire is the upgraded version of the CrossClimate+, a tire that has been shown to perform outstandingly well against its peers in the same category.

That said, we have prepared the following links to facilitate your navigation between the various categories to be discussed.

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Michelin CrossClimate 2 Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

9.4

Cornering Stability

9.4

Dry Traction

9.6

Steering Response

9.3

This tire uses the latest technology to take dry traction to the next level. And judging by its ratings, it has succeeded.

So if you're looking for an all-season tire with impressive grip in both straightaways and cornering, then you won't find a better tire than this one.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Wet Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Wet Overall

9.5

Hydroplaning Resistance

9.5

Wet Traction

9.5

Michelin has outdone itself with this tire's performance in adverse weather conditions. The 3D SipeLock technology integrated into the tread's directional V-Formation design helps to efficiently shed water to improve hydroplaning resistance and increase wet traction.

As a result, there is no doubt that this is one of the safest tires you can use on your sedan, crossover, or SUV today.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Snow / Ice Performance

Snow / Ice Performance Ratings

Snow / Ice Overall

9.2

Light Snow Traction

9.5

Deep Snow Traction

9.2

Ice Traction

8.9

Like its predecessor, the main premise of this product is to achieve a truly all-season tire that can provide excellent traction on snow and ice. 

In that regard, the amazing Thermal Adaptive Tread compound and advanced V-pattern used guarantee unprecedented grip during winter for a tire in this class.

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Michelin CrossClimate 2 Comfort Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

9.0

Ride Quality

9.3

Noise

8.7

Since this tire is aimed at drivers who need a tire for normal day-to-day driving, its comfort is a crucial aspect to consider.

In that sense, the refined and quiet ride quality provided makes it a great choice for type of applications.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Performance Ratings

Treadwear

9.3

For everyday tires, durability is as important as ride quality. The excellent internal construction along with its state-of-the-art compound plays temperature-sensitive a key role in the outstanding Treadwear this tire offers.

If you are looking for a tire that will give you outstanding performance for over 60k miles then this is one of the best options currently available on the market.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Warranty

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.

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Uniformity Warranty

Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

Michelin provides an amazing 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

Road Hazard Warranty

Unfortunately, none.

Manufacturer Special Warranty

This tire comes with a special warranty consisting of 60-day satisfaction (in which you can exchange the tire for a BFGoodrich or Uniroyal equivalent), and a 3-year flat changing service.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

On top of the tread life warranty offered by Michelin, this tire features Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.

The unbeatable ratings offered are complemented by one of the most generous warranties for a tire in this class. 

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Michelin CrossClimate 2 Specs & Options

One of the most pleasing aspects of this tire is its broad market coverage. You can get it in sizes ranging from 16-inch to 20-inch wheels and tire widths from 245 to 245. 

It is worth noting that it is rated for Severe Snow Service as evidenced by its UTQG of 640 B A. For more information on the UTQG read this article.

Regardless of whether you drive a sedan, crossover, or SUV, chances are, this product comes in the right size for your car.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Reviews

Although this product still has too few user reviews to draw any conclusions, we can say that the comments made by users are promising.

Among the aspects most appreciated by drivers are its unsurpassed ride quality, its incredible wet and dry performance, as well as its excellent traction on light snow roads.

It is worth noting that this tire is being used on a wide variety of vehicles such as luxury sedans with and without AWD, crossovers, and even compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V. This seems to us a very positive factor, as it shows that Michelin has managed to develop a tire suitable for all types of daily driving cars.

The few available reviews for this product suggest that this tire will hold a leading position in the Grand Touring All-Season segment for the foreseeable future.

Quick Recap

MICHELIN CrossClimate2 All-Season Radial Car Tire for Grand Touring, 245/55R19 103V

Michelin CrossClimate2

Dry

9.4

Wet

9.5

Snow / Ice

9.2

Comfort

9.0

Treadwear

9.3

End of the Road

Michelin has made a strong commitment to the next-generation all-season tire market. The CrossClimate2 is proof of this. Using aggressive tread patterns coupled with an advanced temperature sensitive compound, this offering has proven to be one of the best all-season tires alternatives, surpassing even the impressive performance of the previous-gen CrossClimate+.

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.