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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
 
Approximate retail price:
$175.00
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.
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About - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

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:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Dry handling:
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:
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
info Treadwear warranty 45,000
info Speed rating Y
info UTQG treadwear 500
info UTQG traction AA
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
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5.0
Outstanding sport sedan A/S tire
8/6/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I own a 2012 Honda Civic SI and the stock tires were pretty much horrible; Michelin MXM4's. Considering that, I was hesitant to go with another Michelin tire. However, all the big car magazines and Consumer Reports rated this tire so highly that I decided to go with it. My initial drive, about 50 miles to home, on them completely changed the way I felt about my car. They are everything the stock tires weren't: smooth, grippy and extremely stable. On dry pavement they kept my car stuck in the turns and I felt like I was rocketing out of them. In the rain I feel NO hydroplaning at all, and feel very confident taking hard turns at speed. I live in the mountains and this tire is everything I would ask for in a dream tire. So far the tread is wearing good, but with a front wheel drive vehicle I'm expecting 25-30K. <br /><br />I haven't driven in snow or cold weather so I can't speak to that yet, but if they drive half as good in cold weather as they do in the summer and in rain I'll be happy.<br /><br />Living in the mountains a good tire is vitally important and finding that tire is even harder. I am 100% happy with these tires and will buy these again.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Michelin pilot sport 3s
7/25/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Good handling, braking in both dry and wet conditions. I do not expect these tires to last more than 25,000 miles, however!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Beware! Wears quicker than predicted!
7/20/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Previously I wrote about the poor traction in snow. Now, after 8500 miles and half the original tread gone, I'll be happy to get 20K. The tires are on a Mazda 5 and to be fair the last set of Continental DSW's only lasted 22K. I bought these on the strength of CR review of long tread life but it appears I'll be dealing with the warranty issue sooner than expected.
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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