Just curious, what are the pros and cons of directional tires vs non-directional?The CrossClimate tires are directional, which have their own pros and cons. Just something to be aware of as you shop the many legitimately good choices you have in the Ascent's two tire sizes.
Pros usually include strong winter traction and hydroplane resistance (this seems to be the case for the CrossClimate 2). The primary drawback is you cannot cross rotate directional tires without also dismounting them from the wheel, to ensure the correct rotating direction is maintained. And you can never flip them and spin them in the opposite direction to equalize directional wear. To Michelin's credit, they acknowledge that you can't follow the automaker's recommended rotation pattern and they'll honor their stated treadwear warranty regardless. My primary concern wouldn't be tread life itself, but tread pattern noise that develops after a couple tens of thousands of miles (that you can't "rotate out").Just curious, what are the pros and cons of directional tires vs non-directional?