Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Michelin Pilot Alpin 4.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 96%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 93%
Wear 88%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 93%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 82%

Tyre review data from 8 tyre reviews averaging 90% over 107,050 miles driven.

The Pilot Alpin 5 is ranked 6th of 39 Winter Ultra High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2021 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Significant lead in the dry and snow tests, best straight aquaplaning resistance, low external noise, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Average wet performance with extended wet braking and poor curved aquaplaning resistance, high purchase price.
  • Overall - The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 won both dry handling and dry braking, and was the best in ALL FOUR SNOW TESTS, and even had the second lowest noise and fourth lowest rolling resistance! It lost points in the important wet braking test where it only managed 6th, where the Continental was second, and while it was best in the straight aquaplaning test it could only manage seventh in the curved aquaplaning test. An excellent winter tyre for a climate which sees a lot of snow.
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2020 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 235/55 R17 - 1st of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced with top marks on dry and snow-covered roads, also good in the wet.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
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2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 21 tyres

  • Positive - Test winner with high levels of grip in the snow, dynamic wet and dry handling, short braking distances, very low wear, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - High price.
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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/60 R16 96H XL * C B 68 8.60kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 68 12.34kgs
205/55 R17 91H MO C B 68 9.45kgs
235/55 R17 103V XL   C B 68 11.14kgs
235/55 R17 103H XL   C B 68 11.10kgs
245/55 R17 102V   C B 70 11.10kgs
225/60 R17 99H AO C B 68 11.00kgs
215/65 R17 99H MO C B 70 10.40kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL   E B 70 10.09kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL   E B 70 10.09kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL MO1 C B 68 9.83kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   E B 70 10.11kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL   E B 70 10.11kgs
245/40 R18 97W XL   E B 68 11.01kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL   E B 68 11.01kgs
255/40 R18 99V XL   E B 68 11.01kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL MO1 E B 70 10.69kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   E B 68 10.80kgs
235/45 R18 98V XL   C B 68 10.80kgs
245/45 R18 100V XL   C B 68 11.48kgs
255/45 R18 103V XL   C B 69 11.48kgs
215/50 R18 92V   E B 70 10.37kgs
225/50 R18 99V XL   C B 70 10.38kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   C B 68 11.48kgs
235/50 R18 101H XL   C B 68 11.48kgs
215/55 R18 99V XL   C B 70 11.09kgs
225/55 R18 102V XL   C B 70 11.17kgs
225/55 R18 102V XL AO C B 68 11.50kgs
275/35 R19 100V XL MO E B 72 12.25kgs
225/40 R19 93W XL   E B 70 10.85kgs
235/40 R19 96W XL   E B 70 10.85kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL   E B 70 11.35kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL MO E B 68 11.40kgs
255/40 R19 100V XL   E B 70 11.35kgs
265/40 R19 102V XL * C B 69 12.70kgs
285/40 R19 107V XL * C B 69 13.90kgs
225/45 R19 96V XL   C B 68 11.82kgs
235/45 R19 99V XL   C B 68 11.82kgs
245/45 R19 102V XL   C B 68 11.88kgs
245/45 R19 102V XL AO C B 68 11.80kgs
235/50 R19 103H XL AO C B 68 12.83kgs
245/35 R20 95V XL NA0 E C 68 11.10kgs
245/35 R20 95V XL NA5 E C 70 11.10kgs
255/35 R20 97W XL   E B 69 12.29kgs
295/35 R20 105W XL MO1 C B 69 14.20kgs
255/40 R20 101W XL AO C B 69 12.54kgs
255/40 R20 101V XL MO1 C B 71 12.87kgs
265/40 R20 104W XL MO1 C B 69 13.20kgs
295/30 R21 102V XL NA0 C E 69 14.14kgs
305/30 R21 104V XL NA5 C E 73 14.30kgs
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Pilot Alpin 5 Prices

Size Price Range  
205/60 R16 £130.89 - £136.10 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £149.29 - £163.60 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/35 R19 £215.29 - £223.80 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R18 £191.09 - £198.70 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 115 tyre sizes - View all.

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Top 3 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 Reviews

Given 81% while driving a Toyota Verso 1.6 D4 D mpv (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
111 - tyre reviewed on November 5, 2018   
Given 74% while driving a Volkswagen Passat (235/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 2,500 spirited miles
The wet grip is very good;
Dry and snow grip is good;
Very good handling in dry and wet conditions;
Damage resistant boards;

Very bad in slush road;
Bad in sharp corner on icy road;
49 - tyre reviewed on January 20, 2019   
Given 93% while driving a BMW 220d Sport Auto (225/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
After using PA4’s for 3 winter, even if I could not found any information about PA5, I trusted the brand and bought them. Old ones were perfect as we can see in every single review and they amazingly made a better tyre. It is significantly more direct in steering wheel and more quit. Never disappointed me in the snow with my rwd car.
39 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2019   
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Latest Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 Reviews

Given 96% while driving a Ford Mondeo TDCI (235/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 13,050 average miles
This is a review after the first winter with those Pilot Alpin 5. I have managed to do aprox. 13.000miles with them and thread left is : 5MM front 6MM rear I have a sporty driving, aprox. 70% Highways, 25% Roads, 5% Town. So tyre wear is generally fast with my style of driving but those Pilot Alpin 5 seems to last quite a bit. It was my last winter with the car so I do this review about it to feed the reviews on this tyre. I recommend them if you have the money. I think you will find your money back as those seems to make a higher milage as I am used to do!
1 - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2021   
Given 94% while driving a Audi A8 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Mounted on a 2019 Audi A8L which is a heavy car. Dry performance and in the rain is outstanding, especially for a winter tire. Snow performance is great in every area except for hard braking. I suspect due to the compromises made by not being a dedicated snow tire. However, lateral stability and inability to execute a drift with ease adds to overall safety of the vehicle. It's also very difficult to break traction when accelerating hard though the A8L is equipped with Quattro. All in all a great tire for those in moderate winter climate conditions with tread life as a concern and/or for those that don't want all of the downsides of a dedicated snow tire.
1 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2020   
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Given 97% while driving a Volkswagen Golf (225/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
I haven’t tested them in snow yet, but the comfort and handling is great, I had Hankook fitted before them, and there is a huge difference, the sidewall looks nice too, I love these types.
10 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2020   
BMW X5 3.0 diesel (255/50 R19) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Its very easy to rate this tyre - Best winter tyre I evere use. Dont think , just buy them :)
33 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2019   
Given 93% while driving a Audi RS4 Quattro (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
For a uhp winter tyre this is what you want
22 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2018