Michelin X-Ice Xi3
Best winter tire
Experts say the new Michelin X-Ice Xi3 is the best winter tire for drivers who travel regularly on snow-packed or icy pavement. It rides quietly and comfortably, and experts say it should be as durable as the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 tire it replaces. There's only one drawback: Like a lot of specialized winter tires, the X-Ice Xi3 doesn't perform very well on dry pavement, particularly when it comes to braking. If you need a winter tire for milder climates, consider the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 (*Est. $185) instead.