Continental WinterContact TS 870 P vs Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P and the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P 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.

WinterContact-TS-870-P 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 eleven tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these eleven tests:

  • Continental WinterContact TS 870 P finished ahead of the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 in two of the tests
  • Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 finished ahead of the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P in seven of the tests
  • The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 drew in two of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is better than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P 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 nine tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during nine dry braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stopped the vehicle in 2.29% less distance than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
43.29M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
42.3M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 39.25M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 37.95M
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 44.2M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 43.5M
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 46.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 43.5M
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 43.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42.6M
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 41.64M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41.22M
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 42.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 43.1M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42.3M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 44.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 44M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 44.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 43.6M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three dry handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 1.09% faster around a lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
56.64s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
56.02s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

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

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 45.51s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 44.8s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 71.4s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.81s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 53.01s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 52.46s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0.2% faster around a lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
110.13Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
110.35Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

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

2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 120.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 119.6Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 96.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 96.7Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 105.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 107.1Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 112.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 112.6Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 102.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 103.1Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 123.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 123Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P scored 2.33% more points than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
53.75 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
52.5 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 98 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 95 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 9.5 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 10 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during five wet braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P stopped the vehicle in 1.55% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
38.77M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
39.38M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 29.41M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 30.99M
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 35.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 34.6M
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 46.9M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.8M
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 46.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 48.3M
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 27.94M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 27.83M
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 30.5M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 31.3M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 34.9M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 34.3M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 54.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 53.6M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 47.4M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.9M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 34.2M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 33.2M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during one wet braking - cool tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P stopped the vehicle in 5.17% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
31.2M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
32.9M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 31.2M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 32.9M

Wet Braking - Worn

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during one wet braking - worn tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P stopped the vehicle in 10.75% less distance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
33.2M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
37.2M
Wet braking at Low Tread Depth, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Worn: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 33.2M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 37.2M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0% faster around a wet lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
64.35s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
64.35s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

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

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 49.94s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 49.8s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 58.09s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 57.53s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 85.01s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 85.73s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during four wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 0% faster around a wet lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
80.45Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
80.45Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

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

2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 73.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 73.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 77.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 77.3Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 85.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 85.8Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 85.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 85.7Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 81.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 81.4Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 79.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 79.4Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 scored 2.78% more points than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
52.5 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
54 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
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 95 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 98 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 10 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 10 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 had 0.68% higher lateral wet grip than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
7.3m/s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
7.35m/s
Lateral wet grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Wet Circle: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 7.3m/s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.35m/s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from nine tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during seven straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 floated at a 0.91% higher speed than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
83.49Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
84.26Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 80.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 83.1Km/H
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 73Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 74.9Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 70.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 71Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 79.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 80.7Km/H
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 93.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 93.63Km/H
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 94.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 92.4Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 91.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 91.4Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 97.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 99Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 71Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.2Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during eight curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P slipped out at a 5.57% higher speed than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
13.1m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
12.37m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 83.9m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 80.8m/sec2
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2.76m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.48m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 4.36m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.72m/sec2
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 3.34m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.02m/sec2
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2.37m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1.87m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2.42m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.12m/sec2
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2.86m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.5m/sec2
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2.77m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2.46m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during eight snow braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stopped the vehicle in 2.83% less distance than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
24.76M
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
24.06M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 16.24M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 15.67M
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 25.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 25.7M
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 25.6M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.1M
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 24.9M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 24.4M
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 18.59M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 17.97M
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 16.21M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 15.93M
2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 30.5M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.2M
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 30.5M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.2M
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 29.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 28.6M
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 29.7M Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.8M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 accelerated 4.44% faster than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
6.53s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
6.24s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 5.48s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 5.26s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 5.91s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 5.54s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 8.2s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.93s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during six snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 had 2.91% better snow traction than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
1932.51N
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
1990.37N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 3.59N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.69N
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 3750N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3860N
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2857N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2915N
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2830N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2944N
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 2153N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2218N
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 1.45N Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1.52N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during three snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 2.19% faster around a lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
85.28s
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
83.41s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

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

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 88.22s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 86.2s
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 87.61s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 84.26s
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 80s Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 79.76s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during five snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 1.2% faster around a lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
56.1Km/H
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
56.78Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

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

2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 52.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 52.5Km/H
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 66.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 68.7Km/H
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 48Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 48.9Km/H
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 59.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 60.6Km/H
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 55.6Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 55.8Km/H
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 54.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 54.2Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two subj. snow handling tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 scored 7.45% more points than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
50.9 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
55 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
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 92 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 100 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 9.8 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 10 Points

Snow Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 1.3% faster around a snow circle than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
19.29S
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
19.04S
Snow Circle Time in Seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Circle: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 34.76S Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 33.99S
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 3.81S Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.08S

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during five snow slalom tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was 2.32% faster through a slalom than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
3.37m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
3.45m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 4.44m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.68m/sec2
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 4.09m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 4.23m/sec2
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 0.348m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 0.352m/sec2
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 3.27m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.34m/sec2
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 3.66m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 3.73m/sec2
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 4.4m/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 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
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 three tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during three subj. comfort tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P scored 0.63% more points than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
39.83 Points
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
39.58 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 9.5 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 9 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 100 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 100 Points
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 10 Points Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 9.75 Points

Noise

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during seven noise tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 measured 0.84% quieter than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
71.21dB
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
70.61dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 69.8dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.4dB
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 70.6dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.8dB
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 70.1dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.5dB
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 73.5dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.2dB
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 72dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 72.4dB
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 72dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.6dB
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 69.9dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 69.5dB
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 71.8dB Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 71.5dB

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two wear tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is predicted to cover 14.18% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
31257KM
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
36423.5KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 26000KM Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 31460KM
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 36514KM Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 41387KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better during two value tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 proved to have a 4.56% better value based on price/1000km than the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
13.6Price/1000
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
12.98Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 8.58Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 7.83Price/1000
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 18.62Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 18.12Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during seven price tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P cost 5.62% less than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
438.27
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
464.39
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 111.48 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 127.29
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 270 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 309
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 1060 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1125
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 1075 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 1090
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 171.59 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 185.99
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 223.8 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 246.46
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 156 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 167

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from nine tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better during nine rolling resistance tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P had a 7.82% lower rolling resistance than the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
7.9kg / t
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
8.57kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 8.758kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 9.142kg / t
2022 AMS Winter Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 7.6kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.1kg / t
2022 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 7.5kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.47kg / t
2022 Sports Car UHP Winter Tyre Test
245/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 7.31kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.23kg / t
2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 7.39kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.49kg / t
2023/24 Tyre Reviews UHP Winter Tyre Test
255/40 R19
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 7.97kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.45kg / t
2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 7.94kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.46kg / t
2023 Sports Cars Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 8.29kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.89kg / t
2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 8.3kg / t Michelin Pilot Alpin 5: 8.9kg / t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P and Michelin Pilot Alpin 5.

In total the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P has been reviewed 16 times and drivers have given the tyre 90% 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 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P.

Best Review for the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
Given 84% 205/60 R16 on mostly motorways for 110 average miles
This is a quick review to help out some folk to buy these tires. My plan before was to buy 860S however the new model intrigued me but I'd say that 860S may in fact be better in terms of subjective feel. Dry grip wasn't half bad, definitely could launch the car hard in the dry however at around 8C or more after prolonged driving session it does start to drop off so I assume it may perform even better in fairly cold weather. Braking in the dry could be better as my previous TS860 tires did better in dry braking. Handling had bit understeer in the dry but nothing that made the drive boring.... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 92 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2021
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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
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Conclusion

In conclusion the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P was better in subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet braking - cool, wet braking - worn, curved aquaplaning, subj. comfort, price and rolling resistance tests, whereas the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, straight aqua, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow circle, snow slalom, ice braking, ice traction, noise, wear and value 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 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P 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.