Continental AllSeasonContact 2 vs Michelin CrossClimate 2

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 and the Michelin CrossClimate 2 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 and Michelin CrossClimate 2 are Premium Touring All Season tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

AllSeasonContact-2 VS CrossClimate-2

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been four tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these four tests:

  • Continental AllSeasonContact 2 finished ahead of the Michelin CrossClimate 2 in two of the tests
  • Michelin CrossClimate 2 finished ahead of the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 in two of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is better than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three dry braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 6.21% less distance than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
40.73M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
38.2M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 40.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 40.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 41.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.2M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one dry handling [s] tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was 1.06% faster around a lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
55.8s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
56.4s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 55.8s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 56.4s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 1.57% faster around a lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
87.8Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
89.2Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 87.8Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 89.2Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 scored 3.16% more points than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
95 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
92 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 95 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 92 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during three wet braking tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 stopped the vehicle in 4.89% less distance than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
41.63M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
43.77M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

2023 All Season Tyre 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 45.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 45.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 34.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.3M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one wet handling [s] tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was 2.05% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
86.1s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
87.9s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 86.1s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 87.9s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was 2.55% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
74.6Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
72.7Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 74.6Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.7Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 scored 5% more points than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
100 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
95 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 100 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 95 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during two wet circle tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was 0.74% faster around a wet circle than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
12s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
12.09s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 11.96s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11.99s
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 12.03s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.18s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 floated at a 2.83% higher speed than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
77.3Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
79.55Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 76.1Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 79Km/H
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 78.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 80.1Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 slipped out at a 9.82% higher speed than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
2.94m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
3.26m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 2.95m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.29m/sec2
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 2.92m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.22m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 1.46% less distance than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
20.6M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
20.3M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 23.2M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 23M
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 18M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 17.6M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one snow traction tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 accelerated 7.48% faster than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
8.04s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
8.69s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 8.04s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 8.69s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had 0.76% better snow traction than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
2744N
Michelin CrossClimate 2
2765N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 2744N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2765N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 1.63% faster around a lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
92.18s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
90.68s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 92.18s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 90.68s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 1.2% faster around a lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
57.4Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
58.1Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 57.4Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 58.1Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one subj. snow handling tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 scored 2% more points than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
98 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
100 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Michelin CrossClimate 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 98 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 100 Points

Snow Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 provided 2.56% more lateral grip than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
0.38ms/2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
0.39ms/2
Lateral snow grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Snow Circle: Michelin CrossClimate 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 0.382ms/2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 0.386ms/2

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.94% faster through a slalom than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
4.23m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
4.27m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 4.23m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.27m/sec2

Ice Braking

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one ice braking tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 stopped the vehicle 1.77% shorter than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
6.67M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
6.79M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 6.67M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.79M

Ice Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one ice traction tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 accelerated 3.82% faster than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
4.78s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
4.97s
Ice acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Ice Traction: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 4.78s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.97s

Noise

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one noise tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 measured 0.14% quieter than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
71.65dB
Michelin CrossClimate 2
71.75dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 72.3dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.6dB
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 71dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 70.9dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one tyre weight tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 weighed 5.91% less than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
37.2Kg
Michelin CrossClimate 2
35Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 37.2Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 35Kg

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during two wear tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 is predicted to cover 10.36% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
53911.5KM
Michelin CrossClimate 2
48327.5KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 58923KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57046KM
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 48900KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39609KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during two value tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 proved to have a 11.15% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
5.02Price/1000
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.65Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 8.15Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 8.76Price/1000
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 1.88Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2.54Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better during one price tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 cost 8.45% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
92.09
Michelin CrossClimate 2
100.59
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Continental AllSeasonContact 2

The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 92.09 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 100.59

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one rolling resistance tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had a 1.74% lower rolling resistance than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
7.47kg / t
Michelin CrossClimate 2
7.34kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 7.68kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.69kg / t
The Best All Season Tyres for 2024
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 7.25kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.98kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 used 1.44% less fuel than the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Continental AllSeasonContact 2
5.56l/100km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.48l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact 2: 5.56l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.48l/100km

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 and Michelin CrossClimate 2.

In total the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 has been reviewed 11 times and drivers have given the tyre 90% overall.

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 has been reviewed 103 times and drivers have given the tyre 81% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Continental AllSeasonContact 2.

Best Review for the Continental AllSeasonContact 2
Bei 88% 225/40 R18 auf a combination of roads für 50 spirited Kilometer
Compared to my previous premium summer tyres, the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 is incredibly quiet and has fantastic grip. I am driving a plug-in hybrid Audi A3, and it became basically silent in fully electric mode. I always had wheelspin when I accelerated a little harder, because of the instant torque of the electric motor. What fascinates me is that this happened with both Bridgestone and Vredestein summer tyres in warm, dry weather conditions. This is no longer the case with the ASC2. The rolling resistance also feels much better, the car coasts so effortlessly. Power consumption... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 120 - Reifen beurteilt in November 2, 2023
View all Continental AllSeasonContact 2 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin CrossClimate 2
Bei 81% 235/50 R18 auf a combination of roads für 5,000 average Kilometer
Car = 2014 Infiniti Q60 AWD (aka G37 Coupe / CV36 Skyline - RWD bias ATTESA AWD) Overall, pleased with the tire as I wanted a comfortable tire with long tread life and a true "All-Season" tire for the winter months as I have not yet purchased a set of dedicated summer wheels/tires yet. Coming from previous Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ which lasted around 52k of 45k mile rating with sometimes spirited driving, so have no reason to doubt Michelin's tread ware claims, at least on my vehicle. Handling in the dry, the AS3+ was better when taking curves/turns and activated the VDC/TCS less often,... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 287 - Reifen beurteilt in May 13, 2021
View all Michelin CrossClimate 2 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 was better in dry handling [s], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, snow traction, ice braking, ice traction, noise, wear, value and price tests, whereas the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better in dry braking, dry handling [km/h], straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow circle, snow slalom, tyre weight, rolling resistance and fuel consumption tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Michelin CrossClimate 2 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

 Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Continental AllSeasonContact 2 and Michelin CrossClimate 2, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.