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Michelin's best tyres ranking : summer, winter, all season

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To provide you with the best tyres, Michelin has innovated for 130 years.
Our tyres are regularly tested by independent tyre testers such as magazines and professional organizations on very strict criteria to assess their quality.

Since 2018, Michelin has obtained more than 80 test wins at European tyre tests thanks to the high level of performance of our tyres.
In the following ranking, you will find our latest best summer, winter and all-season tyres according to independent tyre testers.

MICHELIN's best Summer tyres

2023

  • MICHELIN e.Primacy is rated “E-cars recommendation​ very good” by AMS (Auto Motor Sport) (comparative test of 10 tyres 255/45R20)

Best deceleration in the wet. ​Very low rolling resistance and quiet rolling noise. ​Easy to control tyre with safe understeer tendency​​​​​​

2023

  • MICHELIN Primacy 4 + is rated “Highly recommended” by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 13 summer tyres 205/55R16)

Excellent wet grip with very short wet braking and good wet handling, very high aquaplaning resistance, low noise, high levels of comfort, low rolling resistance.

  • MICHELIN Primacy 4 + is rated “Good” by ADAC (comparative test of 50 summer tyres 205/55R16)

Very well balanced”​ ; Good on dry and wet roads ; Good environmental balance ; Very high mileage (best rating)

2023

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 is rated “Highly recommended” by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 6 tyres 225/40R18)

The Michelin Pilot Sport 5 stood out for its durability, with the longest tread life among all tyres tested. It also maintained consistent performance across various conditions, offering good steering and a progressive understeer balance, and was the tyre with the lowest eco impact.

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 is rated “Exemplary” by Auto Bild (comparative test of 50 tyres 225/45R18​)

Sports tyre with precise steering and very good driving dynamics,​ good aquaplaning reserves,​ short wet and dry braking distances

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 is rated “Highly recommended” by Auto Zeitung (comparative test of 19 tyres 235/35R19​)

Enormous grip” on wet ​; easily controllable, calm reactions” on wet​ ; Good dry braking properties ; Low rolling resistance

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 is rated “Exemplary” by Auto Bild Sportscars (comparative test of 13 tyres 225/40R18)

Top class sports tyre with dynamic handling qualities on both wet and dry tracks, agile and balanced handling, ​precise turn-in, very good safety reserves in aquaplaning, ​short wet braking distances, Good comfort, ​low rolling noise

2022

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 5 is rated “Test winner” by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 9 tyres 225/45R17​)

Excellent grip in the dry and wet,​ short braking distances in all conditions,​ the highest aquaplaning resistance of the test,​ good rolling resistance,​ good levels of comfort,​ extremely attractive sidewall design

2023

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV is test winner and rated "Exemplary” by Auto Bild Allrad (comparative test of 12 tyres 225/65R17)

Test winner with top driving characteristics on wet and dry roads, ​exemplary safety reserves in aquaplaning, ​precise steering response, good off-road capability, ​convincing rolling comfort

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV is rated “Very good” by AMS (Auto Motor Sport) (comparative test of 10 tyres 255/45 R20)

Good aquaplaning protection. ​Outstanding rolling comfort and very quiet interior noise.

2020

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 SUV is test winner and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Allrad (comparative test of 10 summer tyres 255/55R18​)

2023

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is rated "Very Good" by Sportauto (comparative test of 11 tyres 225/40R18)

Good wet braking, ​brilliant aquaplaning protection.​ Strong braking, great precision and very low load change sensitivity on dry roads.

2021

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is test winner and rated “Exemplary” by Auto Bild (comparative test of 15 tyres 235/35ZR19)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is winner of the test and rated "Very Good" by Sport Auto (comparative test of 8 summer sport tyres 255/35ZR19​ - 275/35ZR19)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Sportscars (comparative test of 9 summer sport tyres 265/35ZR20)
     

2020

  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is winner of the EVO tyre test (comparative test of 7 summer sport tyres 235/35 ZR19)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is rated "Very good" by Sportauto (comparative test of 2 sport tyres 245/35R19)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4 S is winner of the test and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild sportscars (comparative test of 9 summer sport tyres 245/35ZR19 – 265/35ZR19)

MICHELIN's best winter tyres

2023

  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated “Good” by ADAC (comparative test of 16 winter tyres 225/45R17 ; 16 winter tyres 205/60R16​)

Precise and safe performance at the limit on dry roads​ ; overall still safe properties on wet roads​ ; very high estimated mileage​ ; low weight​ ; low fuel consumption

2022

  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated “Highly recommended” by Auto Zeitung (comparative test of 8 winter tyres 225/45R17)
  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated “Good” by ADAC (comparative test of 16 winter tyres 185/65R16​ ; 17 winter tyres 216/60R16)
  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is test winner by Auto Bild (comparative test of 56 winter tyres 215/55R17)

“Test winner with convincing performance in all weather conditions,​ precise steering response, ​sporty and dynamic handling, ​ high mileage (Auto Bild) 

2021

  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild (comparative test of 50 winter tyres 205/55R16)
  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated "Good" by ADAC (comparative test of 18 winter tyres 225/50R17 ; 16 winter tyres 195/65R15)
  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated "Good" by Auto Motor Sport (comparative test of 10 winter tyres 195/55R16)
     

2020

  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated "Good" by ADAC (comparative test of 15 winter tyres 205/55R16)
  • MICHELIN Alpin 6 is rated "very good" by Auto Motor Sport (comparative test of 10 winter tyres 225/50 R17)

2023

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Sportscars (comparative test of 11 winter tyres 225/40R18​)

Winter tyre with convincing performance on ice and snow, ​dynamic wet and dry handling, direct steering response,​ short dry braking distances, quiet rolling noise

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is rated "Very good" by Sportauto (comparative test of 10 winter tyres 225/40R18​)

Clear steering feedback in snow. ​Precise, balanced wet handling

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild (comparative test of 54 winter tyres 225/45R18​)

Test winner with top performance on ice and snow,​ precise handling on wet and dry roads,​ Good mileage

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is winner of the test by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 11 tyres 225/45R18)

Best in dry braking and dry handlings, ​extremely good in the wet, ​best tyre overall in the snow, ​highest levels of comfort.

2022

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is rated "Good" by Auto Bild Sportscars (comparative test of 9 winter tyres 245/40R19​)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Allrad (comparative test of 10 winter tyres 245/45R19​)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner and rated "Very good" by AMS (Auto Motor Sport) (comparative test of 8 winter tyres 245/45R19​)


2021

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Sportscars (comparative test of 12 winter tyres 225/45R18 - 245/40R18​)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner and rated "Very good" by Sportauto (comparative test of 6 winter tyres 255/40R18​)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 9 winter tyres 225/40R18​)


2020

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Sportscars (comparative test of 12 winter tyres 225/40R18​)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is rated "Good" by Sportauto (comparative test of 13 winter tyres 235/55R17​​)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 is test winner and rated "Eco Master" (comparative test of 51 winter tyres 245/45R18​)

2023

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is test winner and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Allrad (comparative test of 10 winter tyres 225/60R18​​)

Snow specialist with excellent handling qualities in all weather conditions, ​precise steering with good feedback, ​pleasantly quiet rolling comfort ”

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is rated "Highly recommended" by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 9 winter tyres 235/60R18​​)

Very good in the dry, ​best wet braking on test with good wet handling, ​best in the snow overall, ​lowest noise and highest levels of comfort.

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is rated "Very good" by AMS (Auto Motor Sport) (comparative test of 7 winter tyres 255/40R20​)

Very good traction, lateral control and braking performance on snow.​ Good wet grip and aquaplaning resistance. ​ Stable, precise, safe and comfortable on dry roads.

2021

  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is test Winner by Auto Bild allrad (comparative test on 10 winter tyres 235/55R18)
  • MICHELIN Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is rated "Highly Recommended" by Auto Zeitung (comparative test on 10 winter tyres 235/55R18)

MICHELIN's best all-season tyres

2023

  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is rated "Highly Recommended" and "Fuel Saving Recommendation​" by Auto Zeitung (comparative test on 9 tyres 215/55R17)

Top performance in snow and dry conditions outweighs the moderate wet result - second place. Rides particularly efficiently thanks to the low rolling resistance.

  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is test winner and rated "Green tyre" by Auto Bild (comparative test on 35 tyres 225/45R17)

Test winner with excellent driving characteristics on snow and ice, ​dynamic dry handling, ​good aquaplaning qualities, ​precise turn-in behaviour, ​very good mileage

  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is test winner by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 10 tyres 195/65R15​)

Test winner, best in dry braking, very good grip in the dry, very good aquaplaning resistance, best snow braking, best snow traction, fastest snow handling lap, very good levels of comfort, very low rolling resistance

  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is test winner and rated 'Exemplary" by Auto Bild Reisemobil (comparative test of 12 tyres 235/55R17​)

Winter specialist with safe driving characteristics in all weather conditions,​ impressive qualities on ice and snow, ​very good safety reserves in aquaplaning, ​ precise steering response with good feedback, short dry braking distances, fuel-saving rolling resistance

2022

  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is test winner by Sportauto (comparative test of 6 tyres 235/35R19​)
  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is test winner by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 10 tyres 225/45R17​​)


2021

  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is test winner by TYRE REVIEWS (comparative test of 9 tyres 205/55R16​​)
  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 is rated "Good" by Auto Bild Allrad (comparative test of 10 tyres 215/65R17​​)

2023

  • MICHELIN CrossClimate 2 SUV is test winner and rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild Allrad (comparative test of 10 tyres 235/65R17​​)

All-round talent with balanced performance potential,​ convincing winter and dry performance​ very good aquaplaning reserves


For more information, you can check our article about MICHELIN's best all season tyres.

Independent tyre testers : what are the quality requirements to be identified as the best tyres?

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Winter tyres, summer tyres and all-season tyres are tested on several criteria by independent organizations and magazines such as ADAC, AUTO BILD and AUTO MOTOR SPORT, but many more tests are carried out each year.

The criteria vary according to the testers and the chosen tyre type.

Depending on the type of tyre, a scale is defined to weight the different themes (snow, dry, wet, etc.) and performance according to common usage of this tyre type and consumer expectations.

To have the most objective and independent results, these organizations carry out all these tests with tyres purchased on the market, with professional pilots, in stable weather conditions, with the same vehicle, the same methodology, on the same track, the same day. All this to limit as much as possible the external influences on the results.

The test conditions are monitored and standardized.

Reference tyres are tested and retested before and after each series to ensure the stability of the results under these conditions.

The main tyre testers' criteria

  • On dry road : braking, handling, lap time and lane change
  • On wet road : braking, handling, lap time and lateral grip, straight aquaplaning, curve aquaplaning
  • On snow : braking, handling, lap time, acceleration
  • On ice : braking, handling, lap time, acceleration
  • Offroad: lap time or traction on gravel, sand, mud or grass

Other important criteria are assessed, such as :

  • Rolling resistance
  • Fuel consumption
  • Internal noise
  • External noise
  • Comfort
  • Longevity

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