For the average user in a snow belt (not off-roaders or specialty uses) nothing currently comes close to the Michelin CrossClimate for use as both an all-season type tire and a winter-only tire. The CrossClimate is a game-changer because you'll only need one set of tires year-round, they're that good for both normal and cold/snow driving.You might spend some time in the Tires/Wheels section of the forum here to see what folks have been doing for tire decisions.
Everyone else who wants a 20" size, please do the same. It only takes a couple of minutes.Thanks for the good info friends. I contacted Michelin and they said they will pass along the interest to product development. I also sent a tweet to @MichelinUSA and they responded the same. I'd love to run these on my Ascent.
Are they quiet? Good for long summer road trips too? That‘s what I love about Michelin A/Ss - they fill the summer role extremely well. Good MPGs, very quiet, excellent rain performance..
This is interesting. New tech often takes a while to break into the mainstream market because people are often unaware of breakthrough products. I was unaware of these types of tires until just recently when I was actively looking for suitable winter tires but was tired of the expense and bother to own two sets of tires.All-weather tires isn't really groundbreaking in 2020.
They have been around for about 20 years.
Lol, I haven't had to purchase winter tires since 2009, so I need to get up to date on all of this. My Michelin Pilot Alipns are still in use on my Forester, but this will definitely be the last year for them. Great tires.^ Ah, you've just gotta hang out with "us" more! As The Ascestion noted, they've been in-use for quite a while, now. When I first came in to the Subaru community back in 2005 was when I first learned about them, thanks to those in the winter-tire side of the hobby, much like what we have here.
Those of us who are fanatical about winter tires typically start hyperventilating about them some time shortly after the 4th of July fireworks are going off....
Hey, with the coming season's European/Scandinavian/Russian testing starting in September, we've gotta be ready, you know?