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Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[H]
 
Approximate retail price:
$128
Summary: H speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 45,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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Type: H-speed rated tires
About - Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[H]

The Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[H] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the Pilot Exalto A/S[H] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

A French company, Michelin has its North America headquarters in Greenville, S.C. As a global tire maker, it offers tires for nearly all applications. In North America, it owns the BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. Founded in 1891, Michelin first introduced the radial tire, and the company continues to be a pioneer in tire technologies. Michelin tires generally perform impressively in our all-weather tests and offer many models with low rolling resistance and long tread life.

Features & Specs - Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[H]
info Speed rating H
info Treadwear warranty 45,000
info UTQG treadwear 400
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S[H]
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4.0
Confident handling while they lasted
9/7/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Fuel Efficiency
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires gave an excellent blend of grip, ride comfort, and fuel efficiency. I kept them inflated at the optional 36 psi, per my Volvo S60's tire inflation placard. The extra few psi give an extra few mpg. Even at the higher inflation pressure, I found the go-in-the-snow to be grin inducing. Wet handling was also very good. I was extremely happy with these tires until about 35,000 miles when they started behaving strangely. They began to intermittently vibrate at highway speeds. As the miles racked up, the vibrations became more severe and more frequent. I replaced the tires at about 45,000 miles when the tread depth got to 3/32, but they didn't last their full tread life. I suspect the belts had failed and become loose, causing the intermittent vibrations.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
I loved these Tires 5 1/2 years and 90k+
6/18/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Tread life
Value
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I've had these tires for 5 1/2 years and over 90,000 miles on a 1999 Mercedes C230. They have been great for the WHOLE life of them. I would absolutely buy them again.... Time to get them - Might have lasted a bit longer if I rotated tires better/more often and font passenger wheel wasn't out of alignmnent
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Good tire but there are better...
4/26/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Value
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires were the replacement for the OEM supplied Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires which only lasted 30,000 km on a 2006 Mazda 3 (205/50/17). The Pilot Exalto's now have 66,000 km on them and will be replaced within the next 5 months. In Canada they have a treadwear warranty of 70,000 km and will make that number before official wearout (< 2/32). They currently have 4.5/32 tread at 66,000 km. Will seek a tire with better tread life and price for a replacement.<br /><br />They are OK in winter snow/ice, but not outstanding. Very good in summer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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