Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 vs Michelin CrossClimate 2

In this article we will be looking at independent tire test data, and real world driver reviews of the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 and the Michelin CrossClimate 2 to find out which tire is best for your own driving.

There are a few basic differences between the two tires. The Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 is an Touring All-Season tire designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars, and the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is an Touring All-Season tire designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars

MultiSeason-Gen-02 VS CrossClimate-2

Test Results

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

Out of these eight tests:

  • Michelin CrossClimate 2 finished ahead of the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 in eight of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is better than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tires are very complicated objects which means where one tire is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tires compare across multiple tire test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from eight tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during eight dry braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 11.13% less distance than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
42.85M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
38.08M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 All Season Tire Market Overview
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 42.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 42.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6M
2022 All Season Tire Market Overview
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 45.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 45.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 39.9M
2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 43.06M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 38.25M
2023 All Season Tire 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 41.8M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 41.8M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 37.7M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 39.5M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 36M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one dry handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 0.19% faster around a lap than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
80.35s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
80.2s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 76.5s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 76.1s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 84.2s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 84.3s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 1.57% faster around a lap than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
89.77Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
91.2Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

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

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 89.9Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 91.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 91.9Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.3Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 87.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 89.2Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 scored 3.16% more points than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
92 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
95 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 92 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 95 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from eight tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during six wet braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 0.53% less distance than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
47.07M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
46.82M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 All Season Tire Market Overview
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 54.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 54.1M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 53.9M
2022 All Season Tire Market Overview
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 48.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 48.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 49.2M
2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 30.78M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 30.77M
2023 All Season Tire 35 Set Shootout
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 47.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 47.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 47M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 44M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43.6M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tire tests, the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was 5.31% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
76.69s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
80.99s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 58.97s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 60.38s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 94.4s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 101.6s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better during three wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was 0.82% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
72.87Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
72.27Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 72.9Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 72.2Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.8Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 73.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.7Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 scored 2.17% more points than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
90 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
92 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 90 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 92 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from four tire tests, the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better during three wet circle tests. On average the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was 1.42% faster around a wet circle than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
13.23s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
13.42s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 13.09s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 13.09s
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 12.17s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.39s
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 12.06s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11.99s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 15.6s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 16.2s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from five tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during five straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 floated at a 5.47% higher speed than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
80.86Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
85.54Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 85Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 93.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 80.3Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 80.5Km/H
2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 90.1Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 94Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 71.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 79Km/H
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 77.4Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 81.1Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 slipped out at a 16.33% higher speed than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
2.46m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
2.94m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 1.93m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2.52m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 2.82m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.01m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 2.64m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.29m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from five tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during five snow braking tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 stopped the vehicle in 2.07% less distance than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
24.65M
Michelin CrossClimate 2
24.14M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 27.2M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 28.9M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 27.3M
2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 18.43M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 18.21M
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 23.4M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 23M
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 25.3M Michelin CrossClimate 2: 25.2M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 accelerated 0.89% faster than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
5.62s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.57s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 5.62s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.57s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from four tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four snow traction tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had 4.96% better snow traction than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
2628N
Michelin CrossClimate 2
2765.25N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 2916N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2995N
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 2269N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2574N
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 2688N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2765N
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 2639N Michelin CrossClimate 2: 2727N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 4.84% faster around a lap than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
71.32s
Michelin CrossClimate 2
67.87s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 85.73s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 84.23s
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 56.9s Michelin CrossClimate 2: 51.5s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 1.65% faster around a lap than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
51.27Km/H
Michelin CrossClimate 2
52.13Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

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

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 41.3Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 41.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 55.5Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57Km/H
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 57Km/H Michelin CrossClimate 2: 58.1Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from one tire 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 Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
98 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
100 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 98 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 100 Points

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during three snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was 11.66% faster through a slalom than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
3.79m/sec2
Michelin CrossClimate 2
4.29m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 3.92m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.6m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 3.79m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 4.27m/sec2
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 3.65m/sec2 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 3.99m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during two subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 scored 9.17% more points than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
49.5 Points
Michelin CrossClimate 2
54.5 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 92 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 98 Points
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 7 Points Michelin CrossClimate 2: 11 Points

Noise

Looking at data from four tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four noise tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 measured 1.51% quieter than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
71.38dB
Michelin CrossClimate 2
70.3dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 73.1dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72dB
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 72.7dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 71.6dB
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 72.7dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 72.6dB
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 67dB Michelin CrossClimate 2: 65dB

Tire Weight

Looking at data from two tire tests, the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better during one tire weight tests. On average the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 weighed 3.4% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
3852.7Kg
Michelin CrossClimate 2
3988.5Kg
Tire Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tire Weight: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 7669Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7942Kg
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 36.4Kg Michelin CrossClimate 2: 35Kg

Wear

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one wear tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is predicted to cover 6.06% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
44245.67KM
Michelin CrossClimate 2
47097.67KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 44821KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 40407KM
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 57853KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 43840KM
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 30063KM Michelin CrossClimate 2: 57046KM

Value

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better during two value tests. On average the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 proved to have a 17.25% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
10.12Price/1000
Michelin CrossClimate 2
12.23Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 10.37Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 15.72Price/1000
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 7.35Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 12.2Price/1000
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 12.64Price/1000 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 8.76Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from three tire tests, the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better during three price tests. On average the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 cost 23.57% less than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
317.66
Michelin CrossClimate 2
415.63
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 465 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 635
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 425 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 535
2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 62.99 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 76.88

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from five tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during four rolling resistance tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 had a 6.77% lower rolling resistance than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
7.83kg / t
Michelin CrossClimate 2
7.3kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/50 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 8.13kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.17kg / t
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 7.87kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.24kg / t
2023 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test
195/65 R15
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 7.97kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.69kg / t
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 7.16kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 7.69kg / t
2023 Auto Zeitung All Season Tire Test
215/55 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 8kg / t Michelin CrossClimate 2: 6.73kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from two tire tests, the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 used 1.25% less fuel than the Michelin CrossClimate 2.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
5.51l/100km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
5.58l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 5.52l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.67l/100km
2023 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
225/45 R17
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 5.49l/100km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 5.48l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tire tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin CrossClimate 2 emitted 39.15% less particle wear matter than the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
23.5Gram/1000km
Michelin CrossClimate 2
14.3Gram/1000km
Weight of Tire Wear Particles Lost (Gram/1000km), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin CrossClimate 2

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test
195/55 R16
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 23.5Gram/1000km Michelin CrossClimate 2: 14.3Gram/1000km

Real World Driver Reviews

Tire Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 and Michelin CrossClimate 2.

In total the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 has been reviewed 7 times and drivers have given the tire 89% overall.

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 has been reviewed 86 times and drivers have given the tire 82% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02.

Best Review for the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
Given 87% 225/45 R17 on a combination of roads for 23,000 average miles
Had these tires on three different cars, logan,sandero, now a splash,roughly 23000 miles,and still going good in the wet &snow.only gripe noisy.hey no worries,wood buy again. Great value.tc.
Helpful 62 - tire reviewed on September 27, 2020
View all Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin CrossClimate 2
Given 81% 235/50 R18 on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
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 237 - tire reviewed on May 13, 2021
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Conclusion

In conclusion the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 was better in wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], wet circle, tire weight, value, price and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Michelin CrossClimate 2 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, wet braking, subj. wet handling, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow slalom, subj. comfort, noise, wear, rolling resistance and abrasion tests.

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

Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

 Overall Winner: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Footnote

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

Why is this important? Tire 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 tire test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tire tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tire Reviews which feature both the Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02 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 tire comparison, Tire Reviews doesn't.