Which tyres??

All Volvo XC40 related discussions
eugen61
Posts: 79
Joined: Sun May 10, 2020 7:33 am

Re: Which tyres??

Post by eugen61 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:02 pm

Mine was factory-fitted with Conti EcoContact 6 (235/55 R18) and changed to Michelin CrossClimate SUV. I’m very pleased with the CrossClimate, but the latest all season SUV tire test from ADAC made me decide to switch to Primacy 4 and use CrossClimate only in winter, my concern being CrossClimate’s +6,5 m breaking distance in dry-warm conditions, see picture attached and test result here: https://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/ ... e-Test.htm
Image

F92BD0B4-0083-4445-9BD0-E47F8C50AFEA.jpeg

Last edited by eugen61 on Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:24 am, edited 1 time in total.

gt40
Posts: 102
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:23 am

Re: Which tyres??

Post by gt40 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:00 pm

Yeah, tyres are always about compromise and often simply down to preferences.

I have another car that is primarily on the drive for warm dry conditions and it's done 655 miles between MOTs 😕(admittedly during lockdown too). I feel comfortable with the Crossclimates, on a 2 tonne car in whatever weather is going, without having the hassle of the twice yearly wheel swap.
T4 R Design FWD in Thunder Grey, with Intellisafe Pro, Winter & Convenience packs plus a few bits & pieces - arrived Sept '19

A N Other
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:55 pm

Re: Which tyres??

Post by A N Other » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:04 pm

Must admit here in the NW of England the weather isn't too bad. Never had the need to change tyres mid-year in well over 40 years of driving.

Post Reply