Michelin XPS Traction Review

Michelin XPS TRACTION Full - 660x550
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The Good
  • Ideal for rough job sites due to their durability
  • The tread is long-lasting and wears evenly
  • Perfect for heavy construction use in dirt, gravel and mud
The Bad
  • Definitely not the most comfortable ride
Dry Performance88
Wet Performance84
Light Snow Traction79
Ice Traction68
Offroad Performance (Sand)93
Offroad Performance (Mud)96
Offroad Performance (Rock)98
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Do you need a tire that can stand up to the demands of heavy-duty hauling,towing and other work loads both on and off the road?

Job sites can be rough and rugged. So safety and dependability are vitally important. You need a tire that’s versatile and durable enough to handle heavy construction use in the dirt, gravel and mud, without sacrificing on-road performance.

So what are your options?

Well there’s a reason the Michelin XPS traction has been dubbed the best tire that’s equipped to endure the rigors of commercial use.

Developed for the drivers of heavy duty pickups and utility vehicles, the XPS traction is a no-nonsense, hard use tire that behave themselves on the highway and performs well in mild off-road conditions.

The tread design is aggressive and provides exceptional gravel and rocky road traction.

Michelin XPS TRACTION Tread

Michelin have molded a cut and chip resistant compound into a symmetric tread design with open shoulder grooves and independent tread blocks that enhance traction in off-road and wintry conditions. Now keep in mind, the XPS is not really designed for extreme off-road adventures, they’re more of a daily driving and practical work tire.

And while the hard rubber compound aids in extending the tread life, you will lose out in overall traction and ride comfort.

The equivalent of having steel-toe capped boots on your truck

For durability and strength, the internal structure of the XPS traction is reinforced with steel belts on top of a heavy duty steel casing that will scare away punctures and increase highway stability so your truck feels steady on the road and tows better. And the sidewall protector helps provide resistance to sidewall damage from most curb scrubbing and job site hazards. The XPS traction even allows for retreading to further extend the life of the tire so you can keep it on the job for longer.

What you’re left with is a tire that’s almost bulletproof.

When you rely on your truck to get the job done, equip it with the ultimate in off-road strength and durability. Although expensive, the price can be easily justified by the confidence and capability these tires provide. The tread is long-lasting and wears evenly across the pattern. No flats, no blowouts, no cupping. With the Michelin XPS Traction you’re buying than just a tire. You’re buying peace of mind at a great bargain. They’re terrific on gravel backroads, snow, ice-covered sheets and off-roading too.

The limited sizes and its design to make the XPS a speciality, commercial application tire.A great choice of tire for your companies vehicles or your own work vehicle.

The Michelin XPS Traction is backed by a 50,000 mile limited warranty in addition to a Standard Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty, which covers defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original usable tread, or for 6 years from the date of purchase, whichever occurs first.

Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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