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Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on dry roads
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Competitors

The Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 consistently exhibits notable performance across various winter driving conditions, with multiple authoritative sources recognizing its superior qualities. Its excellence on snow seems to be a universal highlight, where it is frequently praised for its remarkable grip and handling abilities. Test results not only underline its prowess on snow-covered surfaces but also emphasize strong performances on ice, leaving little doubt about its winter credentials. The tire delivers a dynamic, precise, and balanced driving experience on both dry and wet pavements, characterized by high levels of grip, direct steering response, and robust handling capabilities. The commendable dry braking distances further contribute to its trustworthy road manners in diverse conditions.


While its performance in snow and dry conditions gathers plaudits, its behavior in wet conditions and specific weaknesses like aquaplaning resistance, especially in curves, demand careful consideration. Despite showing commendable qualities like quiet rolling noise on straight roads, the sound level during cornering, along with its braking performance on wet surfaces, suggests areas where the tire does not excel compared to its dry and snow capabilities.


Comfort is another notable strength, with many tests highlighting the tire's ability to provide a smooth and comfortable ride, enhancing the overall driving experience. However, the tire does not perform as well in terms of rolling resistance and could show a tendency towards understeer in dry conditions, aspects that despite not detracting significantly from its overall appeal, are worth noting for consumers prioritizing fuel efficiency or specific handling characteristics.


One unanimous downside across all tests is the high price point of the Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5, repeatedly cited as a factor that might deter potential buyers. Despite this, its performance merits and the premium qualities it brings to the winter driving experience make it an attractive option for those willing to invest in top-tier safety and performance during the colder months. The Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5, thus, stands out as a leading choice for drivers seeking a reliable, high-performing winter tire, provided they are willing to navigate its few shortcomings and premium pricing.

Sizes

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 is made in 102 sizes, starting from 205/60 R16 up to 285/30 R22.
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Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 is ranked #100 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Tyre Reviews 2023, and other organizations. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from France. It is made in total of 102 sizes, 205/60 R16 being the smallest and 285/30 R22 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 13 times, first test was carried in 2020. This model received the best possible rating in 9 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 94% of Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 has "B" wet grip rating and most (53%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 47% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 7.9 mm in 245/45 R19. It can be compared to UltraGrip Performance+, which is a tyre from GoodYear (USA) and has a rating of 88%, compared to 100% of the Michelin in question. There was a braking test that featured both GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ and Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 held by autobild in 2020. It was tested on a Mercedes-Benz C with 225/45 R18 tyres. On the wet, the Michelin stopped from 80km/h in 31,9m, whereas the competing GoodYear took longer to stop - 34,4m. The results repeat once again on the snow, where the Michelin stopped earlier at the 24,3m mark, compared to 24,8m of the GoodYear.

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Timeline

2020

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 was tested 4x (Autobild,...) and won the ADAC 235/55 R17 test.

2021

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 was tested 2x (Tyre Reviews,...)

2022

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 was tested 2x (Autobild,...) and won the AutoMotorSport 245/45 R19 test.

2023

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 was tested 5x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 225/40 R18 test.

Achievements

Best
Dry braking
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Best
Snow traction
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Best
Dry handling
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2023
Automotorsport 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Exterior noise
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Snow handling
TyreReviews.com 2023
Automotorsport 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Wet handling
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2021
Autobild 2020
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
TyreReviews.com 2021
Autobild 2021
Best
Comfort
Autobild 2022
Best
Snow braking
Sportauto 2023
Best
Wet braking
Autobild 2021
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 in tyre tests

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5, belonging to the premium segment tyre category, has been put through its paces by some of the most reputable tyre testing organizations in Europe. The tyre has been tested in various winter conditions and tyre dimensions, with the earliest test recorded in 2020 and the latest one in 2022. Despite the varying testing conditions, the Pilot Alpin 5 has consistently shone, earning an overall excellent rating of 94%. The tyre has won two tests where it was pitted against other top-branded winter tyres, namely the Autobild Winter Tyre Test 2021 225/45 R18 and the Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test 2021 225/40 R18, where it was adjudged the test winner. It has also emerged in the top three in every other test, except for one where the tyre was not given a rating. The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 performed exceptionally well in several disciplines, such as dry braking, handling, snow cornering, and snow handling.

All tyre tests where Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 was featured:
Name
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
test winner
Ranked #1 of 20
Securing the top spot among 20 competitors, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 set a high bar in its evaluation. This tyre stood out for its exceptional performance on ice and snow, alongside precise handling on both wet and dry surfaces. It was also praised for its commendable tread life. However, it is worth noting the tyre comes at a high price point, which could be a consideration for potential buyers. In terms of specific disciplines, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 excelled across the board, boasting the best results in dry braking, dry handling, exterior noise levels, snow braking, snow traction, wet circle cornering, and wet handling. Remarkably, there were no areas in which this tyre finished last, emphasizing its well-rounded capabilities and robust performance across various test categories.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 52+ 2+ 1 2+
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Name
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
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Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 534,329,2
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
test winner
Ranked #1 of 11
The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 emerged as a top performer in a comparison of 11 winter tires, boasting a final rating that underscored its excellence in seasonal conditions. This tire distinguished itself as a winter expert, delivering convincing performances on ice and snow. Testers praised its dynamic handling on both wet and dry roads, pointing to its direct steering response and short braking distances on dry surfaces. Additionally, its remarkably quiet road noise added to the tire's appeal. However, its premium pricing was noted as a downside. The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 excelled in several key disciplines, leading the pack in dry braking, dry handling, exterior noise levels, snow braking, and snow traction, truly setting it apart from the competition.
Name
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
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Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 52-21-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 579,110 89
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 52+ 2+ 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
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Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 51- 2 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,51,91,82,32,60,81,8
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 52,31,9 1,8 2,43,01,52,1
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 52+ 1- 2+ 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Michelin PILOT ALPIN 531,924,3
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (9x)85% (2x)
ExemplaryTest winnerVery goodGood
2x5x2x2x

Ratings x Wheel size

R17R18R19
85% (1x)100% (8x)92.5% (2x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
100% (7x)85% (1x)95% (3x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 made?

    Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 is made in France.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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