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Michelin® Pilot Sport A/S 3
4.40000000 out of 5 24 Review(s) | Submit Review
Michelin® Pilot Sport A/S 3
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Tire Size: 245/45R18
Serv. Desc: 96V
UTQG: 500 AA A
Sidewall: BW
Max Load: 1565 lbs
SKU: 14201
Warranty (mi.) 45,000
Availability: Call for availability

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Diameter: 26.7"   Rim Width: 8" ( 7.5" to 9" )   Tread Width: N/A
Max Inflation: 44 psi   Section Width: 9.6"   Weight: N/A
Max Load (Dual): N/A   Tread Depth: 10/32"   Ply Rating: N/A
Revs Per Mile: 780/mi.        
FeaturesBenefits
Variable Contact Patch 2.0 combined with an aggressive assymetric tread pattern inspired by the Michelin Pilot Super Sport.More dry grip than competitive max performance summer tires.
Extreme amounts of silica in the tread compound combined with Variable Thickness Sipes and large circumferential grooves.The shortest wet and dry braking of leading competitors in the Ultra High Performance A/S category.
Michelin Helio Compound combined with Variable Thickness Sipes and unique biting edges in the tread grooves.Cold weather and snow mobility for true all season performance.

5 out of 5Submitted by Carol in Oregon on 3/30/2015
(2002 Ford Focus SVT)

My SVT originally came with Goodyear Eagle tires (adequate). Since then, I have used a few other brands - but nothing prepared me for how I would feel once I installed a set of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires! A friend of mine - who's a die-hard Michelin fan - convinced me to install a set of these after a sidewall blowout necessitated my replacing all four previous tires. I am left wondering why Ford didn't install a Michelin from Day 1! I have always been a rather, ah, spirited driver - yet was always a bit nervous when pushing the SVT to what I thought were its limits. After installing these (and being impressed with how little weight they took to balance compared to all the other brands I've used), and scrubbing them in for the first fifty miles - well, there are some corners and twists that I've now added about 15-20 mph to when I take them; the car seemingly goads me when these same roads are wet by saying, "Really? Are you sure? Why don't you go back, add 10 mph, and lets try that again...and then add another 10...c'mon..." These are - far and away - the best and finest tires I HAVE EVER OWNED. Grips in dry; grips in wet; good in 2-3" of snow; QUIET; smooth rolling. Michelin from now on for all my vehicles - especially these Pilot Sport A/S 3's!!

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 5/5        

5 out of 5Submitted by Jeff in Florida on 2/19/2015
(2012 Ford Mustang GT Premium)

I purchased these tires after debating for a long time about which tire to get. I am completely 100% satisfied with these tires!!! They keep traction amazingly and I have yet to fully spin in any gear with around 450hp to the wheels.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction N/A        

3 out of 5Submitted by Barry in North Carolina on 2/13/2015
(2010 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic Sport Front)

The most overrated and overpriced tire out there. They are ok, but there are so many better and less expensive options.

Would Buy Again 3/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 3/5  
Wet Traction 3/5   Cornering Stability 3/5  
Dry Traction 3/5   Steering Response 3/5  
Snow Traction 3/5        

5 out of 5Submitted by 007 in Tennessee on 2/4/2015
(2005 Mercedes Benz E500 Sedan w/Appearance Pkg.)

Quality Expected!

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 5/5        

1 out of 5Submitted by Judith in Rhode Island on 1/27/2015
(2011 Honda Fit Base)

These tires are terrible in the snow. I had them on for the Blizzard of 2015 and felt very unsafe. The traction is awful. They are the worse tires I have ever had in the snow. I would not recommend them to anyone.

Would Buy Again 1/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 1/5  
Wet Traction 1/5   Cornering Stability 1/5  
Dry Traction 1/5   Steering Response 1/5  
Snow Traction 1/5        

4 out of 5Submitted by David in Virginia on 12/8/2014
(2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coupe Front)

Road handling very good, and road noise much improved over previous tires.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 3/5   Cornering Stability 4/5  
Dry Traction 4/5   Steering Response 4/5  
Snow Traction N/A        

4.65 out of 5Submitted by Eric in California on 12/4/2014
(2000 Mercedes Benz SL500 Base)

When I purchased the car, it had very aggressive low-profile tires on it. It rode harshly, and the very first thing I did was take it to a shop for new Michelins! I chose the Pilot Sports A/S's because they were highly recommended and gave a longer warranty than the even more sporty Pilots offered. What a difference! The car rode so smoothly and felt brand-new. The tires are extremely grippy but give a much more smooth and supple ride - far less jarring than the tires that were previously on the car. Being a non-sport-package car, I wanted tires that gave excellent performance but would also make the car as comfortable as possible, while lasting at least 40,000 miles. I'm very pleased with these tires and would buy them again.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction N/A        

5 out of 5Submitted by Coty in North Carolina on 10/14/2014
(2013 Dodge Dart Limited)

Highly recommend these tires.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 5/5        

4.7 out of 5Submitted by Cory in Missouri on 9/10/2014
(2008 Lexus IS250 (AWD))

Great tire. Very quick.

Would Buy Again 4/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 4/5        

5 out of 5Submitted by Donnie in Virginia on 9/6/2014
(2008 Ford Mustang GT Premium)

Great tire...my only complaint is Michelin stopped the $70 dollar rebate just before my purchase on 6-25-14. Now I see the rebate is available again! Just my luck!

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction N/A        

5 out of 5Submitted by Steve in Tennessee on 8/15/2014
(2013 Honda Accord Sport Sedan)

Fantastic tire. I have about 10K miles on these tires and they seem to be wearing very good. I was looking forward to the corning of these tires and I instantly noticed great corning. My concern was how they were going to wear. As stated above, so far so good. The only downside is that they are a little bit more noisy than the MXMs that came on the car. Definitely would buy again.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 5/5        

4.7 out of 5Submitted by Frank in Ontario on 7/13/2014
(2006 Volvo S40 2.4i w/Sport Pkg.)

LOVE these tires! So far I've driven 10K KM on them and the A/S 3 are amazing! Second set of Michelin's and they are worth the $$$. Smooth, quiet, stick, and more.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 3/5        

4.3 out of 5Submitted by Scoob in Florida on 6/28/2014
(1996 Subaru Impreza L)

Very good in wet conditions.

Would Buy Again 4/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 4/5  
Dry Traction 4/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 4/5        

5 out of 5Submitted by Ryan in Ohio on 4/30/2014
(2011 Honda Civic EX)

These tires are simply amazing. They combine the dry grip of a track tire with the tread wear of an all season. The turn in is sharp and crisp. Once the load has been transferred, the mid corner stability is great and the car is easy to control. Translation: This is a great tire for difficult on/off ramp transitions and highways that have curves that make you feel uneasy. It will increase driver confidence and provide a great margin of error for newer drivers.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction N/A        

4.55 out of 5Submitted by Patrick in British Columbia on 4/16/2014
(2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t)

Awesome!! Brought life back to our sport sedan.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 4/5        

4.55 out of 5Submitted by Thomas in Illinois on 4/1/2014
(2013 Audi A6 Quattro Premium (19 Inch Option))

My A6 is a Prestige with 19" Sport Package. It came with Eagle F1 summer tires, which are surprisingly good. I debated getting winters, but decided instead to get these all season tires and leave them on all year. Dry handling is phenomenal with them and the car turns in almost too well. Feels razor sharp for all seasons. I have a couple issues. These aren't the best choice for snow traction. I got through this record winter OK but it was mostly due to the fact that A6s are tanks on snow. I've heard that these tires will wear out fast if you push them all the time. I don't. We'll see.

Would Buy Again 4/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 3/5        

5 out of 5Submitted by Lenny in New York on 3/25/2014
(2006 Scion tC Base)

Will buy again.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 5/5        

4.85 out of 5Submitted by Kendy in Pennsylvania on 3/21/2014
(2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring Rear)

Awesome all-season performance tires. Best in the market. Great for wet conditions, especially compared to my last tires (Bridgestone Potenza 960).

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 4/5        

5 out of 5Submitted by george in Pennsylvania on 3/11/2014
(1998 Chevrolet Corvette (EMT Tire) Front)

The shop went out of their way to help me when I blew out a runflat tire. They loaned me a tire to use while they ordered one for me. The crew did a great job for me.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 5/5        

5 out of 5Submitted by Pranay in Maryland on 2/26/2014
(2001 Nissan Maxima GLE)

I simply love them.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 5/5  
Wet Traction 5/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 5/5        

4 out of 5Submitted by cody in Kansas on 2/6/2014
(2012 Ford Focus SEL)

good tires

Would Buy Again 4/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 4/5  
Dry Traction 4/5   Steering Response 4/5  
Snow Traction 4/5        

4.65 out of 5Submitted by Reu in Hawaii on 12/9/2013
(2010 Nissan Maxima S)

The traction is excellent in dry or wet conditions. I was concerned much more for its wet traction and it seems to grip the road very well (despite my modest 4 star rating for wet traction/hydro resistance). I feel confident taking corners and the car feels stable, even in rainy conditions. The tires produce a good amount of road noise, but for the grip and peace of mind, I can live with that.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction N/A        

3 out of 5Submitted by Tom in Wisconsin on 12/5/2013
(2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S)

Worst tire I have ever used in snow. Certainly not an all season tire. Getting Blizzaks for winter. These will be the last Michelins for my cars.

Would Buy Again 1/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 3/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 3/5  
Snow Traction 1/5        

3.7 out of 5Submitted by Devon in New Jersey on 11/25/2013
(2004 BMW 325xi Base)

I've bought two full sets of these tires to run on my '04 325xi, and they served me well on NJ roadways year round for over 50k miles each set. These are a great combo for slightly-spirited driving year round, and perform superbly in all weather conditions on my AWD e46. If I had not sold the Xi, I would most likely be running ANOTHER set of these tires. Money well spent each time.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 4/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 3/5  
Dry Traction 3/5   Steering Response 3/5  
Snow Traction 4/5        



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