Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 vs Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 and the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 are Ultra High Performance Winter 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.

UltraGrip-Performance-3 VS Pilot-Alpin-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 UltraGrip Performance 3 finished ahead of the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 in two of the tests
  • Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 finished ahead of the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 in three of the tests
  • The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 drew in one of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is better than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 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 four tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during four dry braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stopped the vehicle in 1.9% less distance than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
43.61M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
42.78M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 42.54M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41.22M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 43.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42.3M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 44.3M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 44M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 44M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 43.6M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one dry handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 1.73% faster around a lap than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
72.06s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
70.81s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 72.06s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.81s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0.86% faster around a lap than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
111.93Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
112.9Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 110.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 112.6Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 102.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 103.1Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 122.6Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 123Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 scored 5% more points than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
100 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
95 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 95 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during four wet braking tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 stopped the vehicle in 2.04% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
38.96M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
39.77M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 28.5M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 27.83M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 33.9M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 34.3M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 53M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 53.6M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 46.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.9M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 32.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 33.2M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one wet handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0.83% faster around a wet lap than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
58.01s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
57.53s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 58.01s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 57.53s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during two wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was 0.88% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
82.9Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
82.17Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 85.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 85.7Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 83.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 81.4Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 80Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 79.4Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during zero subj. wet handling tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 scored 0% more points than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
98 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
98 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 98 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 98 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 had 0.14% higher lateral wet grip than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
7.36m/s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
7.35m/s
Lateral wet grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Wet Circle: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 7.36m/s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.35m/s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during four straight aqua tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 floated at a 1.5% higher speed than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
90.42Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
89.06Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 94.96Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 93.63Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 93.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 91.4Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 100.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 99Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 73.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.2Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during three curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 slipped out at a 13.55% higher speed than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
2.73m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
2.36m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 2.4m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.12m/sec2
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 2.9m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.5m/sec2
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 2.88m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.46m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during four snow braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stopped the vehicle in 2.64% less distance than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
27.68M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
26.95M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 18.38M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 17.97M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 30.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.2M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 30.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.2M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 30.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 28.6M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 29.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.8M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 accelerated 3.32% faster than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
5.73s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
5.54s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 5.73s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 5.54s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 had 2.52% better snow traction than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
1677.84N
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
1721.17N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 2858N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2944N
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 2174N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2218N
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 1.53N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1.52N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0.66% faster around a lap than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
84.82s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
84.26s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 84.82s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 84.26s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0.7% faster around a lap than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
56.47Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
56.87Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 59.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 60.6Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 55.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 55.8Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 54Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 54.2Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one subj. snow handling tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 scored 5% more points than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
95 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
100 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 95 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 100 Points

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 2.1% faster through a slalom than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
3.73m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
3.81m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 3.25m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.34m/sec2
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 3.68m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.73m/sec2
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 4.27m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.36m/sec2

Ice Braking

Looking at data from zero tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during zero ice braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stopped the vehicle NAN% shorter than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
NANM
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
NANM
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Ice Traction

Looking at data from zero tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during zero ice traction tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 accelerated NAN% faster than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
NANs
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
NANs
Ice acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Ice Traction: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during zero subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 scored 0% more points than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
100 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
100 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 100 Points

Noise

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two noise tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 measured 0.52% quieter than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
70.9dB
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
70.53dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 71.4dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.6dB
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 69.8dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.5dB
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 71.5dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 71.5dB

Wear

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during one wear tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 is predicted to cover 9.04% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
45500KM
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
41387KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 45500KM Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41387KM

Value

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during one value tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 proved to have a 14.51% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
15.49Price/1000
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
18.12Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 15.49Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 18.12Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better during two price tests. On average the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 cost 15.01% less than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
150
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
176.5
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 154.99 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 185.99
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 145 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 167

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during four rolling resistance tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 had a 2.14% lower rolling resistance than the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
8.88kg / t
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
8.69kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 8.62kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.49kg / t
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 8.71kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.46kg / t
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 9.2kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.89kg / t
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 9kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.9kg / t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

In total the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 has been reviewed 7 times and drivers have given the tyre 84% overall.

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 has been reviewed 20 times and drivers have given the tyre 88% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Best Review for the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
Given 100% 245/45 R18 on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
So far, amazing tire. One of the best ever made. It grips and it handles so much better than the eagle f1 asymmetric6, the previously fitted on this car, and the wintercontact ts 850 p on another. And the comfort, its like the car is floating. Not cheap though.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2023
View all Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Given 81% 205/60 R16 H on mostly country roads for 76,000 spirited miles
This is by far the best winter I have used. I live in the alps and use every weekend to go from 300m to 1740m ski ressort. I have needed to chain up even with 30cm snow. On the packed snow/ice no issues even from standing start on gradient. Knowing the road I push the corners and straights with the knowledge they do not let me down
Helpful 180 - tyre reviewed on November 5, 2018
View all Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 was better in subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet handling [km/h], wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, wear, value and price tests, whereas the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], wet handling [s], subj. wet handling, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow slalom, ice braking, ice traction, subj. comfort, noise and rolling resistance 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 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

 Overall Winner: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

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 UltraGrip Performance 3 and Michelin Pilot Alpin 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.