Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Tire

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Michelin has long been a performance leader when it comes to tires, but not even that can stop competitors from upstaging their gold standard. Michelin's Pilot Sport A/S Plus has been around for a while (initially as the Pilot Sport A/S - the Plus signifying a compound update), and has long been considered one of the best all-season tires money can buy. Though no max performance summer tire, the Pilot Sport A/S Plus provides high levels of grip and precision on both dry and wet surfaces.

While other all-season tires provide better snow and ice traction, those tires can’t match up to the ultimate sporting potential of the Pilot Sport A/S Plus. As always with Michelin tires, this goodness comes with a high price tag. If you're willing to invest more money and deal with higher-than-average road noise levels, the Pilot Sport A/S Plus rewards the driver with reassuring performance in dry/wet conditions and acceptable traction in bad weather.Rating: 4.5/5

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  • Tommy S Tommy S

I had aterrible experience with these tires. I have used Michelin tires for many years with no complaints, but when the steel was showing at 30,000 miles I could not believe it. The car was in alignment and thank goodness that these are the only in the Pilot series with a mileage warranty, wonder why?, not. I suffered my loss and bought the low price armstrong to replace them. I fugure if I have to replace them so often, I am not betting the pot on them.

Posted on 9/30/2010 2:03 pm | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

Kinda Surprising that these Pilots are on top when the Continentals ContiExtreme DWS performs much better in wet and snow traction by a very significant margin according to Car and Driver and Tirerack.com as well... The Conti also have better stopping power in all conditions compared to the Pilots too... so meh, I'd go with the Conti's for safer driving.

Posted on 10/11/2009 10:26 am | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

TireRack tested the Conti DWS and Pilot A/S Plus in June 2009, and rated them dead even overall. There was no snow test of either tire! My own experience with the Michelins has been excellent in wet, dry, snow and ice.

Posted on 11/11/2009 10:10 pm. In reply to Anonymous | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

Was not too happy about the price. But I'd rather pay $800 for  the tires now ,rather than pay the Auto Body place a whole lot more later. Think about it! 

Posted on 2/7/2009 9:59 am | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

Had these Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires for about 500 miles now. Was not too happy about the price ($200), but a bit of advice..... You can pay the $800 now, or pay the Auto Body place a whole lot more for not having good tires!  Think about it!!

Posted on 2/7/2009 9:56 am | Reply