Michelin Alpin 5

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 87%
Handling 79%
Wear 88%
Comfort 91%
Buy again 91%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 80%

The Michelin Alpin 5 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Michelin Alpin A4

This tyre has been replaced by the Michelin Alpin 6

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Tyre review data from 19 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 119,223 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

2018 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 5th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Best tyre in the dry and lowest wear
  • Negative - Slightly weak in the snow and fuel consumption tests compared to the best

2018 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 11th of 22 tyres

  • Positive - Even as one of the most expensive tyres on test it finished as the best value tyre due to extremely low wear. Good in the wet and dry.
  • Negative - Average snow performance, high rolling resistance.

2018 51 Winter Tyre Shootout - 17th of 52 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/60 R15 91H   E B 68 7.92kgs
205/60 R15 91T   E B 68 8.00kgs
185/65 R15 88T   E B 68 7.35kgs
195/65 R15 91T   E B 68 7.97kgs
195/65 R15 91H   E B 68 7.88kgs
195/65 R15 95T XL   E B 68 7.92kgs
195/65 R15 91H G1 E B 68 7.80kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   E B 68 7.95kgs
205/65 R15 94H   E B 68 8.93kgs
205/65 R15 94T   E B 68 8.93kgs
195/45 R16 84H XL   E B 68 7.83kgs
205/45 R16 87H XL   F B 68 7.83kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL   E B 71 8.00kgs
215/45 R16 90H XL   E B 71 8.01kgs
185/50 R16 81H   F B 68 7.80kgs
195/50 R16 88H XL   E B 68 8.01kgs
205/50 R16 87H   E B 68 8.21kgs
225/50 R16 96H XL   E B 71 9.09kgs
225/50 R16 96H XL N0 E B 71 9.09kgs
195/55 R16 91H XL   E B 68 8.21kgs
195/55 R16 91T XL   E B 68 8.19kgs
205/55 R16 91H   F B 68 11.49kgs
205/55 R16 91H N0 E B 68 8.28kgs
205/55 R16 91H AO E B 68 8.40kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   E B 68 8.31kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   E B 68 8.31kgs
205/55 R16 91H   E B 68 8.23kgs
205/55 R16 91T   E B 68 8.28kgs
225/55 R16 95V   E B 68 13.44kgs
225/55 R16 99V XL   C B 71 9.24kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 71 9.24kgs
195/60 R16 89T   E B 68 8.56kgs
195/60 R16 89H   E B 68 8.59kgs
205/60 R16 92H AO E B 68 8.80kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   E B 68 8.60kgs
205/60 R16 92T   E B 68 8.56kgs
205/60 R16 92V   E B 68 12.27kgs
205/60 R16 92H MO C B 68 8.70kgs
215/60 R16 99T XL   C B 71 9.24kgs
215/60 R16 95H   C B 71 11.26kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 71 9.24kgs
225/60 R16 102V XL   C B 71 9.78kgs
225/60 R16 102H XL   C B 71 9.78kgs
205/65 R16 95H MO E B 68 9.14kgs
205/45 R17 88H XL   E B 68 8.69kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL   E B 71 8.69kgs
215/45 R17 91H XL   E B 71 8.69kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   E B 71 9.55kgs
225/45 R17 94H XL   E B 71 9.54kgs
225/45 R17 91H   E B 71 9.48kgs
225/45 R17 91V   F B 68 12.05kgs
205/50 R17 89V   F B 68 11.30kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL AO E B 68 9.05kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   E B 68 9.01kgs
215/50 R17 95H XL   E B 71 9.38kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   E B 71 9.38kgs
225/50 R17 94H   E B 71 9.91kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   E B 71 10.02kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 71 9.97kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   E B 68 9.42kgs
215/55 R17 94H G1 E B 71 11.20kgs
215/55 R17 94V AO E B 71 9.90kgs
215/55 R17 94H   E B 71 9.94kgs
215/55 R17 98V XL   E B 71 10.02kgs
225/55 R17 97H   E B 71 10.02kgs
225/55 R17 97H AO E B 71 10.50kgs
225/55 R17 97H *MOE E B 68 14.10kgs
225/55 R17 97H * MO C B 68 10.14kgs
215/60 R17 100H XL   C B 71 9.83kgs
205/55 R19 97H XL   C B 68 10.50kgs
195/55 R20 95H XL   C B 68 10.10kgs

Questions and Answers for the Michelin Alpin 5

2017-02-17 - What is the recommended max.outside working temperature?

The Michelin Alpin 5 has no maximum outside temperature as such and could be run year round, however it's good practice to change your winter tyres back to summer tyres when the temperature is starting to be consistently above 7c.

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Size Price Range  
195/65 R15 £53.73 - £53.73 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/45 R16 £104.00 - £104.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £91.74 - £107.27 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/65 R16 £97.93 - £97.93 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £111.84 - £144.00 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 14 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Michelin Alpin 5 Review

Given 87% while driving a Audi A4 1.9 TDI (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Very good tyre, never let me down, awesome on rain, good handling, very soft under -0.

Compared with Continental TS830 almost equal tyres.
119 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2015   

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Given 100% while driving a Alfa Romeo 1.9 JTD M (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
top grip, i went into circle part of road when going out of highway, and there is sign with allowed speed of 40km/h and i decide to try them,it was 3 celsius outside so it was cold and road was not 100 percent dry because there was a slightly fog,more like air was quite humid,and i went 70km/h through it like i was glued to it.Top performance tyre,and you won t regret of buying it,i have nexen su1 summer tyre and they have nice grip and all but above 200km/h you can feel car is kinda swingy,idk how to explain correctly(i have them for 25000km and they are great in their price range,but michelin is michelin),and with these tyres you feel you are on the railway even though they are winter tyre.Price is there but with it you will buy great product that will last double amount of some other high middle tyre.Buy it and enjoy in top quality tyre.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 24, 2020   
Given 93% while driving a Volvo (195/65 R15 R) on a combination of roads for 23 average miles
I've bought my 2nd set my last set lasted over 3 years about 20 000 miles I've had Dunlop Toyo Goodyear good grip on snow not bad on dry tarmac and great in the wet can't find better
2 - tyre reviewed on October 16, 2020   
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Hyundai (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
I had these on my Hyundai Tucson 2.0 petrol 2WD,and boy did they do a great job in the snow.Had to go down to airport ,BURGAS when living in BG,it was around a 60 ml trip,snow was at a constant depth of at least 6
inches in most places.Got me there and back without getting stuck,and the car was only 2 wheel FWD ....Very good in wet too..great choice just for harsh winter driving
13 - tyre reviewed on September 18, 2019   
Given 77% while driving a Skoda Octavia (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
I have bought these tyres 3 years ago (end 2015 - DOT mid 2015) and they behaved well for the first three winter seasons. The previous winter tyres were Alpin 3 and in the fourth year they were not reliable at all, ice grip was zero.
My personal opinion is that there is a big catch with these tyres and Michelin tyres in general (summer ones are Michellin also and have the same problem). They are pretty good for the first 3 years but no more; after 3 years, regardless of mileage (I have only done 37k KM with both sets, minimal wear) rubber compound degrades beyond safety driving (with the summer set I had a few occasions where I could barely stop the car, and the winter set got me into a total car crash).
So, if you do enough mileage to replace them in 3 years, I would say they are fine, otherwise no; even Michellin says you could keep your tyres longer than 3 years.
17 - tyre reviewed on December 22, 2018   

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