Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings, photo Michelin PA5

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA5 is an Ultra High Performance Winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire replaced the Michelin Pilot Alpin 4.

Key performance

Dry performance

99.99

Wet performance

96.77%

Aquaplaning

97.99%

Snow performance

98.18%

Noise

99.27%

Rolling resistance

91.6%

2021 Auto Bild UHP Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 Test

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 245/40 R18 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test a summer and all season tire as reference.

Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -1.6m braking distance.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry handling. +1.2km/h handling speed.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +0.8m braking distance.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet handling. -0.9km/h handling speed.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
1-2nd place in Straight aqua. +0.1km/h float speed.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
5th place in Snow braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
8th place in Snow traction. -288 Newton pulling force.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow handling. -0.4km/h handling speed.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Noise. +0.4dB external noise.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.52kg/t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 41.4m -1.6m 100%
Dry handling 1 102.9km/h +1.2km/h 100%
Wet braking at 100km/h 3 49.8m +0.8m 98.39%
Wet handling 2 72km/h -0.9km/h 98.75%
Straight aqua 1-2 97.5km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Snow braking 5 32m +1.3m 95.93%
Snow handling 3 44.3km/h -0.4km/h 99.09%
Snow traction 8 2687 Newton -288 Newton 89.28%
Noise 3 72.8dB +0.4dB 99.45%
Rolling resistance 2 8.43kg/t +0.52kg/t 93.83%

2021 Tyre Reviews Michelin PA5 Test

Test by the Tyre Reviews in 2021. The experts have tested the Michelin at size 225/45 R18 and compared to 8 similar similar UHP winter tires from different price categories. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -1.16m braking distance.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry handling. -0.3sec handling time.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +3.07m braking distance.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet handling. +0.71sec handling time.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Straight aqua. +2.3km/h float speed.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.34m braking distance.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. -1.34sec handling time.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow lateral handling. -0.41sec lap time.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. -0.04sec acceleration time.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Noise. +0.8dB external noise.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
4-7th place in Subj. Comfort. Subjective score – 9 points.
Michelin pilot alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.57kg/t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 37.95m -1.16m 100%
Dry handling 1 44.8sec -0.3sec 100%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 30.99m +3.07m 90.09%
Wet handling 4 49.8sec +0.71sec 98.57%
Straight aqua 1 83.1km/h +2.3km/h 100%
Snow braking at 40km/h 1 15.67m -0.34m 100%
Snow handling 1 86.2sec -1.34sec 100%
Snow lateral handling 1 33.99sec -0.41sec 100%
Snow traction 1 5.26sec -0.04sec 100%
Noise 2 69.4dB +0.8dB 98.84%
Comfort 4-7 9 points -1 point 90%
Rolling resistance 4 9.14kg/t +0.57kg/t 93.76%

2020 Auto Bild Michelin PA5 Test

In 2020 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 245/45 R18 and compared to 18 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tires to compare results.

Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +2.6m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
1-2nd place in Wet handling. +0.1km/h average handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
5th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.1sec wet lap time.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
14th place in Straight aqua. -5.2km/h float speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -1.8m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry handling. -0.1km/h average handling speed.
Michelin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.2m braking distance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
5th place in Snow traction.
Michelin PA test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Snow handling. -1.3km/h average handling speed.
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow slalom. -0.02m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Noise. +0.3dB external noise.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
8th place in Rolling resistance. +1.02kg/t rolling resistance.
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Wear resistance. +3370km projected mileage.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 41.9m -1.8m 100%
Dry handling 2 110.5 -0.1km/h 99.91%
Wet braking at 100km/h 4 49.9m +2.6m 94.79%
Wet handling 1-2 74.4km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Wet lateral handling 5 12.17sec +0.1sec 99.17%
Straight aqua 14 86.1km/h -5.2km/h 93.96%
Snow braking at 50km/h 1 24.3 -0.2m 99.17%
Snow handling 9-10 60.2km/h -1.3km/h 97.84%
Snow lateral handling 1 3.4m/s2 -0.02m/s2 100%
Snow traction 5 3005 Newton -93 Newton 96.9%
Noise 3-4 69.3dB +0.3dB 99.52%
Wear resistance 1 47970km +3370km 100%
Rolling resistance 8 7.97kg/t +1.02kg/t 87.2%

Overall Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 review

# Test 2021 Auto Bild 2021 Tyre Reviews 2020 Auto Bild Overall
Dry braking 100% 100% 100% 100%
Dry handling 100% 100% 99.91% 99.97%
Wet braking 98.39% 90.09% 94.79% 94.42%
Wet handling 98.75% 98.57% 100% 99.11%
Straight aqua 100% 100% 93.96% 97.99%
Snow braking 95.93% 100% 99.17% 98.37%
Snow handling 99.09% 100% 97.84% 98.98%
Snow lateral handling 100% 100% 100%
Snow traction 89.28% 100% 96.9% 95.39%
Rolling resistance 93.83% 93.76% 87.2% 91.6%
Noise 99.45% 98.84% 99.52% 99.27%

According to the test results Michelin took 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and great handling.
  • Average straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The best dry braking distance and excellent handling.
  • The best snow braking distance and slalom, average handling.
  • Low noise.
  • Good rolling resistance.
  • The best wear resistance.

Similar tires from the test:

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