Last year ran XI-2s on my wife's Mazda 3 and XI-3s on my wagon. (I would have gone with XI-2s on both, because they were less expensive, but I guess the XI-2s have been phased out???) Both cars are FWD-only. They are good tires on snow- and ice-covered pavement. Not as good in deeper snow. Obviously nothing is going to make a low-clearance 2-wheel-drive car handle in snow like a high-clearance AWD. We also did not go the taller / narrower / steel rim route for infuriating technical / logistical / expense reasons detailed elsewhere.
The real point of my post is to say that the $70 rebate on Michelin tires has proved to be a bit of a bust. They send you these credit-card thingies from Master Card, with $70 pre-loaded on them. There are so many restrictions on how and where you can use the cards, that the dis-incentive factor is huge, especially when you contemplate having to have a conversation with a cashier with people waiting in line behind you about why your card is no good. On line purchases pose similar obstacles. Finally, there is the increasing difficulty of using up however much is left on the card after your first one or two sub-$70 purchases. Supposedly there is a web page where you can look this up, but I found it unreliable. Obviously you have to specify the exact remainder on the card, and pay for the rest some other way. Basically some amount of the $70 is going to go un-realized, unless you are more skilled and patient at jumping through hoops than I am. In my case, with $140 at stake, I considered this more than a minor annoyance; I considered it false advertising and a blatant effort at grabbing money at the customer's expense.