Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4s.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 88%
Wear 92%
Comfort 76%
Buy again 80%
Snow Grip 93%
Ice Grip 97%

Tyre review data from 5 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 50,000 miles driven.

The Pilot Alpin 5 SUV is ranked 3rd of 7 Winter Ultra High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Tyre Reviews SUV Winter Tyre Test - 2nd of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the dry, best wet braking on test with good wet handling, best in the snow overall, lowest noise and highest levels of comfort.
  • Negative - Average rolling resistance, average curved aquaplaning resistance.
  • Overall - The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 narrowly missed out on the top spot, but arguably it's the best winter tyre of the group. Let me explain how that works. The Michelin was the best in snow, one of the best in the wet and one of the best in the dry, it was also the quietest and most comfortable, so why isn't it first? It could only muster the 5th best rolling resistance score, and even with my reduction in the rolling resistance weighting, the 26% gap to first place was too much to overcome. The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is an incredible tyre, and once again I'm highly recommending it in this SUV size.
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2023 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Specialist in snow with excellent handling qualities in all weathers, precise steering response with good feedback, and pleasantly quiet rolling comfort.
  • Negative - High rolling resistance.
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2023 AMS SUV Winter Tyre Test - 3rd of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Very good traction, cornering and braking performance on snow. Good wet grip and aquaplaning resistance. Stable, precise, safe to drive and comfortable on dry roads.
  • Negative - Despite the best possible balance, acceptable weaknesses on wet and dry asphalt.
  • Overall - For alpine regions: the snow specialist among the winter tyres.

    "Very Good"
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2023 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test (225/60 R18)
  • 2nd: 2023 Tyre Reviews SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/60 R18)
  • 3rd: 2023 AMS SUV Winter Tyre Test (255/45 R20)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2021 Auto Bild SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/55 R18)
  • 2nd: 2021 AZ SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/55 R18)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    225/60 R17 103H XL   C C 68 11.87kgs
    235/60 R17 106H XL   C B 68 12.50kgs
    225/65 R17 106H XL   C B 68 12.50kgs
    235/65 R17 108H XL   C B 68 13.29kgs
    235/65 R17 104H   C B 68 13.29kgs
    235/55 R18 104H XL   C C 71 13.16kgs
    255/55 R18 109V XL   C B 70 14.36kgs
    225/60 R18 104H XL * C B 68 15.30kgs
    225/60 R18 104H XL   C B 68 13.11kgs
    235/60 R18 107H XL   C B 68 13.04kgs
    255/60 R18 112V XL   C C 71 15.54kgs
    265/60 R18 114H XL   C C 71 15.54kgs
    255/70 R18 116V XL   C C 71 16.36kgs
    235/50 R19 103V XL   E B 68 13.73kgs
    245/50 R19 105V XL * C B 68 15.60kgs
    255/50 R19 107V XL   C B 70 14.88kgs
    265/50 R19 110H XL * C B 70 17.80kgs
    275/50 R19 112V XL N0 C C 70 15.70kgs
    225/55 R19 99V   E B 68 13.73kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL   C B 68 13.61kgs
    255/55 R19 111V XL N0 C C 70 15.80kgs
    265/55 R19 113H XL   C C 71 15.42kgs
    295/40 R20 110V XL MO1 C C 73 15.70kgs
    295/40 R20 106V N0 C C 73 15.75kgs
    305/40 R20 112V XL N0 C C 70 16.20kgs
    255/45 R20 105V XL * C B 70 13.93kgs
    255/45 R20 105V XL MO C B 70 13.93kgs
    265/45 R20 104V N0 C C 71 15.10kgs
    265/45 R20 108V XL MO1 C C 71 15.10kgs
    275/45 R20 110V XL * C B 69 17.60kgs
    275/45 R20 110V XL N0 C C 70 15.90kgs
    275/50 R20 113V XL MO B B 69 16.40kgs
    275/50 R20 113V XL MO1 C B 69 16.49kgs
    295/35 R21 107V XL   E C 74 16.49kgs
    295/35 R21 107V XL * E B 74 16.10kgs
    305/35 R21 109V XL N0 C C 70 16.90kgs
    275/40 R21 107V XL N0 E C 70 16.28kgs

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    Top 3 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV Reviews

    Given 100% while driving a Citro├źn C5 Aircross 1.5 BlueHDI 130 (235/55 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    I can not believe that this tyres are not tested yet by any relevant tyre test comparison media! This is probably one of the best winter tyres for medium size SUV this days. Perfect on snow and slush, ice (I dont know, but probably excelant since I did not feel any ice struggling), very, very good braking on wet and snow. Excelent traction on snow (on steep snowy hills this tyre is like goat and this is very good tyre characteristic if you have 4x2 SUV), cornering on snow more than enough (50-55 mph) The noise level is very low (but I comment for my car which have excelent noise insulation anyway) RECOMMENDED 10/10
    Helpful 69 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2019
    Given 59% while driving a Mercedes Benz GLE300 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
    Noise level too high
    Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on November 18, 2021
    Given 86% while driving a Mercedes Benz GLE 250d 4Matic (235/60 R18) on mostly motorways for 18,000 average miles
    25.000 km on them: the best winter tyres I got so far. Handling very good and comfort very hight. Wear low. Michelin's name is here maintained.
    Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on June 1, 2023
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    Given 86% while driving a Honda 1.6 I DTEC (225/65 R17) on mostly country roads for 23,000 average miles
    The best regarding wear: 37000km, still have 4.5mm, so I can begin my third winter season with the same tyres. I tried several brands and never had such good results. Regarding the snow grip, I find these tyres are really extremely efficient and safe untill you reach the limit speed of their grip where they slip very frankly. When the snow is very hard and frozen, this point is reached @65km/h with my Honda CRV. The sensation is the exact opposite of Nokian WR SUV 4, very slippy on low speed curves and very effective in higher speed snowy roads.
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2022