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Summary:The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 has a 45,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire
models like the Pilot Sport A/S 3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Dry 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 cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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 Sport A/S 3
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
These tires are great on dry and wet roads, but traction on snow or ice is not good at all even at slow speeds. I have an all wheel drive car and snow packed or icy roads I leave my car at home and drive my truck. These tires cause my AWD car to slip and slide a lot more than the OEM tires that came with the car. If you only have 1 vehicle to drive and you live in an area prone to snow and ice I would consider another tire.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By sNOw going
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I have a 2014 Audi A5 S-Line, all wheel drive and did not want to be switching tires every year so put on these ultra-high performance all seasons. Great tires on either dry or wet pavement, handle great and no unacceptable noise. Just received our first two inches of snow and was extremely disappointed. Fresh snow and no ice, but repeatedly broke traction and ABS activation. Even on near level ground slowly coming to a stop, or turning on a slight uphill grade broke lose and started sliding. The tires are basically useless on snow, even with AWD. I was expecting a minimal level of performance because they are, after all, UHP tires...not snow tires. But the near complete lack of ability on even two inches of powder was a real disappointment. I cannot recommend these tires to anyone who may have to drive in even minimal snow.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not great in the snow or ice.
This tire was great when I first put them on, but while they have and M+S label on the sidewall, they are terrible. The roads have been snowy/icy a couple of times now and the back end feels like it just wants to slide out. My car is all-wheel drive.