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The best all-season tyres for SUV

All-season tyres offer undeniable benefits compared to summer and winter tyres. What are these benefits? Which all-season tyres should you choose for your SUV? The answers in this article.

Why choose all-season tyres for your SUV?

All-season tyres support the spirit of mobility that your SUV provides by offering you additional usage capabilities compared to summer or winter tyres.

Indeed, if your SUV is equipped with all-season tyres, you can enjoy good performance even on ground that is no longer road. This means you feel more comfortable and secure behind the wheel of your SUV when driving in poor or unpredictable weather conditions.

Save time and money

All-season tyres are designed to be kept on all year round, which is a considerable saving of time and money:No need to go to the garage to replace winter tyres with summer tyres (and vice versa),No need to pay for fitting and balancing twice a year,No need to store tyres when not in use.

Which all-season tyres for your SUV?

In 2015, Michelin introduced a major innovation in all-season tyres with its CrossClimate range. The success of this range has particularly appealed to SUV owners.

What makes MICHELIN CrossClimate tyres so innovative?

In order to provide a 4-season tyre offer, other tyre brands have added more performance to a winter tyre. With MICHELIN CrossClimate tyres, Michelin has taken the opposite approach. We started with a summer tyre and modified it to give it winter characteristics.

Why?

  • Because the longevity of a winter tyre is reduced in warm weather. And we felt that there was no reason for an all-season tyre to have this same disadvantage,
  • Because we wanted a tyre that performed well in both wet and dry conditions for summer use, with corresponding comfort and properties. Because we wanted this tyre to meet our criteria for longevity, what we call "performance made to last"(1)
     

That's why our CrossClimate range has been so innovative and has convinced so many customers.

All-season tyres specially designed for SUVs

MICHELIN has created a new category of all-season tyres in its CrossClimate range: the MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV . The SUV suffix indicates that these tyres have been specifically designed for this type of vehicle.

MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV delivers more kilometres(2) on average compared to its main competitors while maintaining the highest safety performance in any weather conditions(1).

They feature MICHELIN EverGrip Technologies for best (3)(4)(5) braking on dry, wet or snowy roads and MaxTouch Construction for even distribution on the road, delivering longer treadlife without sacrificing safety.

Its main assets :

  • Built for all seasons
  • Certified for winter driving (3PMSF)
  • Leader in dry braking (6)
  • Leader in wet and snow performance in new and worn condition (3)(4)(5)
  • Leader in longevity without sacrificing safety (1)(2)

Performance made to last: our guarantee of mobility to the last mile

With summer tyres on a layer of snow, there is a risk of skidding, which can compromise your safety. And if you get into your SUV after an unexpected snowfall, your summer tyres may not be able to get you out of your parking space.

Winter tyres, on the other hand, are especially designed to perform in cold temperatures. Keeping them on your SUV in summer alters their behaviour and wears them out faster, leading to their premature replacement.

On our all-season tyres, the optimised V-shaped tread pattern offers good grip on snow or on difficult terrain, in winter as well as in summer. This technology also allows water to drain off efficiently to the sides on wet roads. In addition, our Thermal Adaptive Compound, a new generation of tread compound with higher density of silica & carbon black materials, adapts itself to ever-changing road temperatures leading to a better grip in dry, wet or snowy weather.

In other words, if you own an SUV, these all-season tyres give you peace of mind when driving your vehicle. They allow you to drive all year round, save time and money by avoiding seasonal tyre changes and master unpredictable weather conditions with their exceptional grip.

NB: If you can't find a MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV tyre in your size range, don't worry! A MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 tyre without the "SUV" suffix will fit your SUV perfectly as long as the dimensions are respected.

At Michelin, "performance made to last" is fundamental. It is at the heart of our tyre design. We make sure that our tyres perform to the very last mile, even when they reach the end of their life. And this is of course the case for our all-season tyres.

What's important for your SUV is to ensure that safety remains at the highest possible level with consistently high performance, even at the very last mile. And that last mile is defined by reaching the legal wear threshold. When the tyre wear reaches the level of the wear indicators, the tyre must be replaced.

And since these are tyres you can keep all year round, the potential for wear is better exploited. No more winter/summer tyre rotation! You can keep the same tyres and drive safely until the wear indicators are reached. In addition to saving money, this choice is also a step in the direction of environmental preservation.

The optimised V-shaped tread offers good grip on difficult terrain.

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LEGAL MENTIONS

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(1) Balance of performance - Balance of performance proven by tests conducted in 2020 and 2021 on Dry braking, Wet braking new and worn, Snow braking new and worn, Snow traction new and worn, Longevity - see test details in legal mentions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV grabs 8 leading positions out of 8 tests

 

(2) Longevity - Longevity test conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER, on Michelin's request, January 2022, on dimension 235/60 R18 107V and 107W on HYUNDAI Santa Fé 2.2 l. CRDI comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV (100%) versus BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (55,9%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeason Contact (93,0%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-3 (95,8%) ; PIRELLI Scorpion Verde All Season SF (95,5%).. Longevity test run in average real usage (D50) with 11 568 km run and extrapolated longevity at 1.6mm.

 

(3) Snow braking test - Snow braking tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, between 30 and 10 kph, October 2021 – January 2022  (worn means when worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation: ECE R30r03f), on dimension 235/60 R18 107V and 107W on Audi Q5 40TDI 204hp, Audi Q5 50TFSIe 300hp comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV (new :100% - worn : 100%) versus BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (new : 82,2% - worn : 67,0%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeason Contact (new : 93,6% - worn : 83,5%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-3 (new : 89,9% - worn : 83,9%) ; PIRELLI Scorpion Verde All Season SF (new : 71,8% - worn : 61,2%).  Calculations based on the mean decelerations resulting from the measured stopping distances from 30-10 km/h.

 

(4) Snow traction test - Snow traction tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, between 5 to 30 kph, October 2021 – January 2022 (worn means when worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation: ECE R30r03f), on dimension 235/60 R18 107V and 107W on Audi Q5 40TDI 204hp, Audi Q5 50TFSIe 300hp comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV (new : 100% - worn : 100%) versus  BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (new :75,2% - worn : 67,3%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeason Contact (new : 93,4% - worn :84,1%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-3 (new : 88,8% - worn : 80,9%) ; PIRELLI Scorpion Verde All Season SF (new : 64,3% - worn : 46,3%). Calculations based on the mean accelerations resulting from the measured acceleration times from 5-30 km/h achieved in the actual tests.

 

(5) Wet braking tests -Wet braking tests - Wet braking tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, between 80 and 20 kph, October 2021 – January 2022 (worn means when worn on machine (buffed) to the depth of Tread Wear Indicator according to European regulation: ECE R30r03f), on dimension 235/60 R18 107V and 107W on Audi Q5 40TDI 204hp, Audi Q5 50TFSIe 300hp comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV (new : 100% - worn : 100%) versus  BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (new : 96,3% - worn : 98,5%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeason Contact (new : 94,5% - worn : 91,7%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-3 (new : 95,5% - worn : 99,1%) ; PIRELLI Scorpion Verde All Season SF (new : 87,2% - worn : 90,4%). Average of the performance on high and low μ wet surface with two different temperature ranges each.

 

(6) Dry braking test - Dry braking tests, conducted by TÜV SÜD Product Service on Michelin's request, between 100 and 0 kph, October 2021 – January 2022, on dimension 235/60 R18 107V and 107W on Audi Q5 40TDI 204hp, Audi Q5 50TFSIe 300hp comparing  MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV (100%) versus BRIDGESTONE Weather Control A005 EVO (96,4%) ; CONTINENTAL AllSeason Contact (96,1%) ; GOODYEAR Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-3 (95,6%) ; PIRELLI Scorpion Verde All Season SF (94,9%).