Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 5

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 5 are Max Performance Summer tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

Eagle-F1-Asymmetric-6 VS Pilot-Sport-5

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been six tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these six tests:

  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 finished ahead of the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 in three of the tests
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 5 finished ahead of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 in one of the tests
  • The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 5 drew in two of the tests

While it might look like the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is better than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during five dry braking tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 stopped the vehicle in 1.45% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
33.22M
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
33.71M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 32.6M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 33.2M
2023 Summer Tyre Market Overview
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 33.2M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 34.1M
2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 34.3M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 34.7M
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 33M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 32.5M
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 33.2M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 34.1M
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 33M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 33.65M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during three dry handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was 1% faster around a lap than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
88.12s
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
89.01s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 91.35s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 92.48s
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 99.1s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 100.1s
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 73.92s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 74.44s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was 0.55% faster around a lap than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
117.5Km/H
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
116.85Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 114.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 114.6Km/H
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 120.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 119.1Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during two subj. dry handling tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 scored 0.64% more points than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
54.75 Points
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
54.4 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 9.5 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 8.8 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 100 Points

Subj. Fun

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one subj. fun tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 scored 5.88% more points than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
8.5 Points
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
8 Points
Subjective Fun Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Fun: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 8.5 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 8 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was better during three wet braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 stopped the vehicle in 0.29% less distance than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
34.43M
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
34.33M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 31.5M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 31.3M
2023 Summer Tyre Market Overview
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 25.4M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 26M
2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 40.8M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 39.1M
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 40.6M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 39.9M
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 39.7M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 40.6M
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 28.6M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 29.1M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was better during one wet braking - cool tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 stopped the vehicle in 2.23% less distance than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
31.4M
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
30.7M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 31.4M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 30.7M

Wet Braking - Worn

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one wet braking - worn tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 stopped the vehicle in 2.88% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
40.5M
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
41.7M
Wet braking at Low Tread Depth, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Worn: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 40.5M Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 41.7M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was 0.99% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
74.8s
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
75.55s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 64.02s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 64.08s
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 68.4s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 67.9s
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 91.97s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 94.67s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during two wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was 1.6% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
81.45Km/H
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
80.15Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 86.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 84.8Km/H
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 76.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 75.5Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 scored 0.92% more points than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
54.5 Points
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
54 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 9 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 10 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 98 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was 0.4% faster around a wet circle than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
12.38s
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
12.33s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 11.08s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 11.13s
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 13.67s Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 13.52s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was better during two straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 floated at a 0.48% higher speed than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
85.32Km/H
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
85.73Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 84.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 87.44Km/H
2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 77.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 77.9Km/H
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 79.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 77.1Km/H
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 106.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 105.7Km/H
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 79Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 80.5Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was better during two curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 slipped out at a 2.06% higher speed than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
4.28m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
4.37m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 2.66m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 2.96m/sec2
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 3.93m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 3.83m/sec2
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 6.25m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 6.31m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 scored 1.1% more points than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
54.5 Points
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
53.9 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 9 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 9.8 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 98 Points

Noise

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during four noise tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 measured 3.61% quieter than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
68.63dB
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
71.2dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 67.8dB Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 70.7dB
2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 66.5dB Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 68.3dB
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 67dB Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 72dB
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 73.2dB Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 73.8dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one noise tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 measured 0.55% quieter than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
72.4dB
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
72.8dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 72.4dB Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 72.8dB

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one wear tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is predicted to cover 3.43% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
44626.5KM
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
43097.5KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 63200KM Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 55600KM
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 26053KM Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 30595KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during one value tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 proved to have a 23.63% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
6.11Price/1000
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
8Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 8.7Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 12.5Price/1000
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 3.52Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 3.5Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during four price tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 cost 16.71% less than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
442.95
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
531.8
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 430 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 500
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 700 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 825
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 550 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 695
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 91.8 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 107.2

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better during four rolling resistance tests. On average the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 had a 1.18% lower rolling resistance than the Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
8.4kg / t
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
8.5kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 8.48kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 8.84kg / t
2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 8.5kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 8.62kg / t
2023 AZ UHP Summer Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 8.39kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 8.37kg / t
2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 8.01kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 8.09kg / t
2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 8.6kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 8.6kg / t

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 emitted 9.25% less particle wear matter than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
72.4mg/km/t
Michelin Pilot Sport 5
65.7mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Performance Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 72.4mg/km/t Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 65.7mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 5.

In total the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 has been reviewed 113 times and drivers have given the tyre 86% overall.

The Michelin Pilot Sport 5 has been reviewed 60 times and drivers have given the tyre 85% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Best Review for the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
Given 100% 225/40 R18 on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
I am a massive Goodyear fan. I had the Assym 3's on a previous car and never looked back.

I have now had the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5's, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersports, Michelin PS4 and even some Avon's (for a brief period) on my current car - a Golf GTI Clubsport 40.

I mix up my driving a lot - lots of motorway driving but also lots of hard street driving and B road blasts, I find it massively important to have the best tyres possible to allow me to push my car as hard as I can in a safe manner.

I was massively impressed with the Asymmetric 5's, the sheer grip... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 738 - tyre reviewed on March 30, 2023
View all Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin Pilot Sport 5
Given 89% 225/40 R18 on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
I've bought the new Michelin Pilot Sport 5 for my Golf R as I previously had the Pilot Sport 4 tyres. What a fantastic difference these new tyre are. Theres far less noise, the grip in the wet is better and the dry grip is almost the same if not better as well. I would definitely be buying these again.
Helpful 402 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2022
View all Michelin Pilot Sport 5 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, subj. fun, wet braking - worn, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, subj. comfort, noise, noise, wear, value, price and rolling resistance tests, whereas the Michelin Pilot Sport 5 was better in wet braking, wet braking - cool, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

 Overall Winner: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 5, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.