Michelin CrossClimate Plus

The Michelin CrossClimate Plus is a All Season Premium Touring tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Michelin CrossClimate Plus
87%[average]
Dry Grip
88%
Wet Grip
90%
Road Feedback
86%
Progressiveness
79%
Wear
91%
Comfort
90%
Buy Again
91%

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Reviews

100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10
  • Trockenhaftung 10
  • Nassgriff 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 1,200 Easy Going miles

Mercedes Benz E Class

I bought the CrossClimate+ tires for my 2011 E-class in February for Estonian climate which is very snow-heavy with snowy, icy, wet roads - the whole package, average northern climate. I've now driven something around 2000 kilometers with these tires, on all possible road conditions and I can whole-heartedly say these are the best tires I've ever had!

I bought the car last summer, so this was my first winter with this car and I had Nexen Winguard Winspikes on for the start of the winter since those were the winter tires the old owner provided. As the old tires had enough tread, I didn't really see a reason to buy new ones, so I decided to go with those. Honestly, driving has never been as terrifying as it was with Nexens! My car was fishtailing like crazy even on slightly wet roads, not to even talk about snowy roads - the car was literally squirming, something it had never done before when I had summer tires on and drove on not-so-decent conditions during the summer. The Nexens really made me think for a second that my car is to blame - why else would it be so terrifying to drive in the winter with WINTER tires? And by the way, that happened even within city limits, driving with 50km/h speed. The car was so unstable on the road that even stability control kicked in constantly.

I've driven with plenty of Mercedes in my life, so I knew the problem couldn't really be the car. So, I decided to get rid of the tires and buy something that would also eliminate the need to constantly change tires - I went for the best option I could find for my car's rims and I opted for the CC+ tires. I was quite skeptical about this choice though at first since I had always driven with studded winter tires before, these are my first ever all-season tires. I really didn't think all-season tires could be superior to winter tires since theoretically, their performance should be somewhat average.

However, getting these tires was the BEST DECISION EVER! I never in my life imagined that tires could make such a massive difference since before I had always driven with average/decent tires but jumping from Nexen's to Michelin really made all the difference. I've now driven with the CC+ tires for a few weeks and within that time I've driven more than I drove with Nexen's within several months since with Nexen's I literally avoided driving as much as I could. After doing the switch, driving has been just thoroughly enjoyable again (exactly like it was during summer), even so enjoyable that now I basically drive every single day just for the fun of driving. The weather isn't better at all - just last week I had to drive through a snow storm. By now I've driven with these tires on:
- icy roads
- fresh snow
- 10-15cm snow
- sleet
- damp roads
- dry roads
- roads with tons of water, extremely high risk of aquaplaning (imagine very bumpy roads after heavy rain)

The weather in Estonia is so unpredictable you really can't ever know what the weather will be like. For instance, during a 200-kilometer drive one day, I drove through fresh snow, ice, sleet, rain, aquaplaning and dry roads. The car was as stable and smooth as if the roads were completely dry all the time. CC+ tires made the car exactly as stable as it was before icy-snowy wintertime and driving is just pure enjoyment, no matter what the roads are like. These tires really brought back my driving confidence and I'd even go as far as to say that these tires are superior to my previous summer tires Goodyear Eagle's.

For me, these tires are really the best tires I've ever had. If you need tires that can handle any road conditions, to make your car stable, smooth and perfect to drive no matter what the road is like, these are the tires to get.

Tyre size reviewed: 245-45-17-W
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Handling 0
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 4,000 Average miles

Vauxhall Zafira C Tourer

This is the second car I've fitted with Crossclimates. On both cars these tyres have been brilliant all-rounders, which is the whole point of their design/existence.

I had been very impressed with the dry/wet performance, and we had a heavy snowfall, with laying snow for 3 days.

This was an ideal test with temperatures around -3 to -5 C.

Having previously owned a 4x4, the grip was on a par! This was true both during snowing and when it was compacted.

Gradients both up and down were all dealt with easily, and braking didn't cause any dramas.

An incredible experience.

Having put these on in September, time has proved my investment worthwhile, and I would only ever fit these tyres or their successors to my future cars.

I recommend these 100% and I would like to state that I do not work for Michelin, and have no connection with the tyre/car industry.

Tyre size reviewed: 235-45-18-W
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 1,000 Average miles

Mercedes Benz 320CDi

Purchased for E class had Pirelli P7s & Continentals. Cross Climate have made the steering feedback 30% sharper. The comfort factor increased 20%. Dry & wet braking improvement 15% increase. The car feels more stable in all conditions therefore win win. Bought another two sets for my daughters cars.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
97%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 1,000 Average miles

Vauxhall Meriva

Just had these fitted and driven on snow and ice over the last couple of weeks. I have a very steep drive that normally causes loss of traction at the slightest sign of snow or ice. The CrossClimate plus felt like driving on a dry road and showed no sign of traction loss either up or down. So confident on them I had to keep reminding myself of the road conditions. In a word Fantastic!. Would highly recommend.

Tyre size reviewed: 240-45-17-
96%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 20 Spirited miles

Volvo V50 estate

Best steering feel ever ! This is the first summer tyre with winter snowflake according to Michelin and beeing like that you don't expect such a sport handling. This are brend new tyers so I can comment only dry handling which is fantastic!

Tyre size reviewed: 205-55-16-V
96%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 5,000 Spirited miles

Skoda Yeti 4 x 4

Having reviewed these tyres critically when barely used, I thought it fair to update my experiences to date now with about 5000 miles covered on them. They have settled exceptionally well and I now feel totally safe in all weathers including the very recent snows and ice. Contrary to my earlier comment my fuel consumption has decreased by about 8%. They have never broken away on cornering or braking. Snow grip is impressive for an all year tyre. I can only recommend them and the fulsome price is worthwhile, given their quality and durability.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-50-17-W
95%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 9
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 400 Spirited miles

Audi A3 s3 2.0 tfsi

Fitted these to my 2006 audi S3 in November ready for the cold morning commutes . Superb tyres in my opinion, handles like a normal summer tyre but grips well in snow and slush. Just need the mindset that this isn't a winter tyre but a summer tyre that has better winter grip and all will be OK. I live above Holmfirth and have had no problems with the ice or snow this December, I just drive a bit slower than I would on full winters. I know the quattro on my audi helps but with these tyres on it just feels secure any weather.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-40-18-
94%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 9
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Motorways for 500 Average miles

Volvo S40 1.6d

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Tyre size reviewed: 205-50-17-W
94%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 2,000 Average miles

Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140 SLine

As I live in the Scottish Highlands, I usually use seasonal tyres - Dunlop SportMax RT in Summer & Dunlop WinterSport 3D in Winter on my Audi A4. The performance of my dedicated seasonal tyres was very good but was getting rather fed up of having to change tyres twice a year so decided to buy 4 corners of the highly rated Micheline CrossClimate+ in 225/40/18 to see what all the hoo-haa was about.

I bought the tyres back in October when it was still fairy mild and have used them for about 2000 miles in pretty much all weather conditions: dry/mild, wet,ice and heavy snow. My overall impression is that they are very, very good and on a par with my dedicated seasonal tyres for all weather conditions except heavy snow. In heavy snow they were struggling with more than 2 inches of snow whereas the Dunlop WinterSport 3D's would easily cope with up to 4-5 inches of snow. However despite where I live, heavy snow isn't that common in Winter, we usually get no more than an inch or two so I will keep using them despite their deficiencies in snow.

Noise-wise, they are extremely quiet, on a par with my Dunlops which were quiet. They are also very comforatble despite my tyre size of 225/40/R18.

Can't accurately describe wear on them as I've only head them for 2k miles but when i checked the tread depth a few days ago, they were still 7mm so I'm expecting them to last a long time.

Overall very pleased with them, I think the days of having to change tyres twice a year are finally over for me...this is coming from someone living in North Scotland!

Tyre size reviewed: 225-40-18-W
94%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10
  • Trockenhaftung 8
  • Nassgriff 7

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 10,000 Average miles

Audi a3 s line

Feels like a summer tyre but is still amazing on snow.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-

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