Michelin Tire Reviews

Passenger All-Season

Michelin Defender
4.7 out of 5 based on 110 user ratings as of 3/4/18.
The Michelin Defender is one of the best Passenger All-Season tires on the market. It gets good ratings for safe handling, ride comfort and fuel efficiency. It features a whopping 90,000 mile warranty, though some reviewers have said they could not reach this lofty goal on a single set of Defenders. Read all Michelin Defender Reviews at TireBuyer

Touring All-Season

Grand Touring All-Season

Michelin Primacy MXV4 and MXM4 Best Seller
4.7 out of 5 based on 80 user ratings as of 1/12/18.
The Michelin Primacy is one of the top selling and best rated Grand Touring tires on the market. The MXM4 is a little more of performance touring tire, with slightly less on the warranty to reflect that. Either version of the Primacy is pricey compared to others in this list, though they are widely considered to be worth the money. It is a quiet, dependable tire that lasts long and performs well in both dry and rainy conditions. Read all Primacy MXV4 (60k mile warranty) Reviews at TireBuyer

Michelin Premier A/S
4.6 out of 5 based on 14 user ratings as of 2/23/18.
The Michelin Premier A/S is the #2 rated Grand Touring tire in Tire Rack's survey of Grand Touring tires. It scores better in rain and hydroplaning resistance than other tires in the category, even besting the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus in that category. It also receives good scores for low road noise. Read all Premier A/S Reviews at TireBuyer

Performance and High Performance All-Season

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
4.7 out of 5 based on 28 user ratings as of 3/4/18.
We would consider this more of a 3-season tire. It has the best scores for dry and wet weather traction, but does not score as well in snow and ice. If you require high performance and 4-season performance, aside from a separate set of winter tires, we would recommend looking at Continental's ExtremeContact, or possibly Sumitomo's HTR A/S P02 as a budget option. Update: You can also take a look at the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus, which has a 4.6 rating out of 7 reviews at TireBuyer. Read all Pilot Sport A/S 3 Reviews at TireBuyer Read all Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus Reviews at TireBuyer

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- and Y-speed rating)
4.7 out of 5 based on 28 user ratings as of 3/4/18.
The Pilot Sport A/S 3 has the best wet handling rating in this category, albeit with a smaller sample size than the other tires here. If you frequently drive a sports or sporty car in the rain, this may be the tire for you. Also, if you can find the Pilot Sport A/S 3+, that version has improved snow/ice performance (we think Michelin should have just called it the Pilot Sport A/S 4, to avoid confusion). Read Pilot Sport A/S 3 Reviews at TireBuyer Read Pilot Sport A/S 3+ Reviews at Tire Rack

Max and Ultra High Summer Performance

Michelin Pilot Super Sport
5 out of 5 based on 40 user ratings as of 3/4/18.
This is the reigning sports car tire for both dry and wet traction. The 5.0 rating says it all. It is also #1 on Tire Rack's survey for Max Performance Summer tires. Michelin gives it a UTQG treadwear rating of 300, which is impressive considering its sticky grip. Read all Pilot Super Sport Reviews at TireBuyer

SUV / Light Truck All-Season

Michelin LTX M/S2
4.8 out of 5 based on 174 user ratings as of 3/4/18.
This is one of the best selling SUV / Light Truck tires, and sits at the top of Tire Rack's survey results for the Highway All-Season category. Consumer Reports also named it their top All-Season truck tire for 2016. If you can afford them, they are the best on-road All-Season tire for your SUV or truck. Michelin has come out with the new Defender LTX M/S, but it is still relatively new (announced August 2015) and we would like to see more reviews before naming it to our list, though it should be a reliable choice if you cannot find the LTX M/S2 in your size. Read all Michelin LTX M/S2 Reviews at TireBuyer Read Michelin Defender LTX M/S Reviews at TireBuyer

Snow and Winter Tires

Michelin X-Ice Xi3
4.3 out of 5 consumer rating based on 15 user ratings as of 3/4/18.

Michelin's ice and snow tire is also Consumer Reports top winter tire pick for 2016.
9.1 / 10 light snow traction and 8.6 / 10 for deep snow traction rating (Tire Rack).

Read all Michelin X-Ice Xi3 reviews at TireBuyer

Snow Light Truck / SUV Winter Tire

Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2
4.9 out of 5 consumer rating based on 10 user ratings as of 12/9/17.

The Latitude X-Ice Xi2 is a highly rated Light Truck/SUV winter tire by Michelin. Several reviewers live in mountainous areas, which is a great stamp of approval.

Read all Latitude X-Ice Xi2 reviews at TireBuyer

Pictured below is a Michelin Primacy MXV4 tire mounted on a Honda Accord. The beginning of the DOT code on the tire is "HN", which means it was manufactured at the Michelin plant in Nova Scotia (Canada).

Michelin Primacy MXV4 tire on Honda Accord

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