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.

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 50,000 miles driven, and 5 tests with an average result of 2nd.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 84%
Wear 88%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 80%
Snow Grip 94%
Ice Grip 98%

First On MarketMay 2018
Wheel Size17 - 23"
Width225 - 325mm
Profile30 - 70
Rolling ResistanceB - D
Wet GripB - D
Noise (dB)68 - 74
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

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

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2023 Tyre Reviews SUV Winter Tyre Test
2nd of 9 tyres
  • 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.
  • Average rolling resistance, average curved aquaplaning resistance.
  • 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
  • Specialist in snow with excellent handling qualities in all weathers, precise steering response with good feedback, and pleasantly quiet rolling comfort.
  • High rolling resistance.
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2023 AMS SUV Winter Tyre Test
3rd of 7 tyres
  • 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.
  • Despite the best possible balance, acceptable weaknesses on wet and dry asphalt.
  • For alpine regions: the snow specialist among the winter tyres.

    "Very Good"
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2023 Tyre Tests

2021 Tyre Tests

17 inch
235/65R17 104 HBB70
235/65R17 108 H XLCB68
235/65R17 104 HCB68
225/60R17 103 H XLCC68
18 inch
235/60R18 107 H XLCB68
20 inch
255/45R20 105 V XLCC71
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Top 3 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV Reviews

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 29 - tyre reviewed on June 1, 2023
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 90 - 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 37 - tyre reviewed on November 18, 2021
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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 22 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2022