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Michelin's best tyres ranking : summer, winter, all season

To provide you with the best tyres, Michelin has innovated for 130 years.
Our tyres are regularly tested by independent tyre testers such as magazines and professional organizations on very strict criteria to assess their quality.

Since 2015, Michelin has obtained more than 60 test wins at European tyre tests thanks to the high level of performance of our tyres. Michelin was awarded as 2020 "Summer Manufacturer of the Year" and 2020 "Winter Manufacturer of the Year" by AUTO BILD magazine.
In the following ranking, you will find our best summer, winter and all-season tyres according to independent tyre testers.

MICHELIN's best Summer tyres

Present on 12 podiums in the most important European tyre tests

2021

  • Test winner and rated "very good" by Auto Motor und Sport (comparative test of 11 summer tyres 195/55 R16)
  • Test winner at the Tyre Reviews test (comparative test of 9 SUV summer tyres 235/55 R18)
     

Premium tyre with short wet and dry braking distances, very good economy, high mileage, good comfort (AUTO BILD 2021)"

"Shortest braking distances and high safety reserves in wet and dry conditions. Largely balanced characteristics, easy to control, very quiet and with very low rolling resistance (AMS 2021)


2020

  • Test winner and rated "good" by ADAC (comparative test of 12 summer tyres 235/55 R17)

 

2019

  • Recommended by Auto Motor Sport (comparative test of 11 summer tyres 215/55 R17)

Present on 14 podiums in the most important European tyre tests

2021

  • Test winner of the Tyre Reviews test (comparative test of 11 summer tyres 225/40 R18)
  • “Highly Recommended” by Auto Zeitung (comparative test of 10 summer tyres 225/40 R18)
     

"Excellent rounded tyre with almost no weakness, excellent grip in the dry and wet, short braking distances and safe balance." (TYRE REVIEWS 2021)


2020

  • Test winner and rated "good" by the ADAC (comparative test of 16 summer tyres 225/40 R18)
  • Rated "Exemplary" by Auto Bild (comparative test on 50 summer tyres 245/45 R18)

 

2019

  • Test winner and rated "exemplary" by Auto Bild (comparative test of 53 summer tyres 225/45 R17)

 

Present on 2 podiums in the most important European tyre tests out of 2 tests.

2020

  • Winner of the test and rated "exemplary" by AUTO BILD allrad (comparative test of 10 summer tyres 255/55 R18)

A class of its own in driving behavior, almost leader in each item or at least on the podium (AUTO BILD allrad 2020)

Present on 11 podiums in the most important European tyre tests out of 11 tests.

2021

  • Winner of the test and rated "Very Good" by Sport Auto (comparative test of 8 summer sport tyres 255/35 ZR19-275/35 ZR19)
  • Winner of the test and "Highly Recommended" by Tyre Reviews (comparative test of 3 summer sport tyres 225/40 ZR18)
  • Winner of the test and rated "exemplary" by Auto Bild (comparative test of 15 summer sport tyres 235/35 ZR19)

Very short braking distances on wet and dry asphalt, high grip level, very direct steering response and very high steering precision in dry handling. Low rolling resistance (SPORT AUTO 2021)"

"Top performer with precise steering and dynamic handling, shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads, good comfort, low rolling resistance (AUTO BILD 2021)

 

2020

  • Winner of the test and rated "exemplary" by Auto Bild sportscars (comparative test of 9 summer sport tyres 245/35 ZR19 – 265/35 ZR19)
  • Winner of the EVO tyre test (comparative test of 7 summer sport tyres 235/35 ZR19)

 

2019

  • Recommended by Sport Auto (comparative test of 8 summer tyres 245/30 ZR20)

MICHELIN's best winter tyres

Present on 5 podiums in the most important European tyre tests

2021

  • Rated "good" by ADAC (comparative test of 15 winter tyres 205/55 R16)
  • Rated "very good" by Auto Motor Sport (comparative test of 10 winter tyres 225/50 R17)

Very balanced tyre, very good longevity level, good on dry, wet roads and on snow (ADAC 2020)

2020

  • Rated "good" by ADAC (comparative test of 15 winter tyres 205/55 R16)
  • Rated "very good" by Auto Motor Sport (comparative test of 10 winter tyres 225/50 R17)

Very balanced tyre, very good longevity level, good on dry, wet roads and on snow (ADAC 2020)

2019

  • Rated "exemplary" by AUTO BILD (comparative test on 53 winter tyres 225/45 R17)

Present on 3 podiums in the most important European tyre tests out of 3 tests

2020

  • Winner of the test and classified "good" by ADAC (comparative test of 13 winter tyres 235/55 R17)
  • Winner of the test, rated "exemplary" and "Eco-champion" by AUTO BILD (comparative test of 51 winter tyres 245/45 R18)

 

Test winner with convincing snow suitability, dynamic wet and dry properties, short braking distances, very good mileage, good price-performance balance (AUTO BILD 2020)"

“Very balanced tyre. Best ranking on dry and and snow (ADAC 2020)

 

Present on 2 podiums out of 2 in the most important European tyre tests

2021

  • Test Winner of the AUTO BILD allrad test (comparative test on 10 winter tyres 235/55 R18)
  • Highly Recommended by AUTO ZEITUNG (comparative test on 10 winter tyres 235/55 R18)

Snow is his specialty, but the Pilot Alpin 5 also offers enormously high safety margins.


For more information, you can check our article about MICHELIN's best winter tyres.

MICHELIN's best all-season tyres

Present on 11 podiums in the most important European tyre tests

2020

  • Rated "exemplary" by Auto Bild (comparative test on 32 all-season tyres of size 205/55 R16)

Premium all-season tyres with balanced performance in all weather conditions. Dynamic handling qualities, precise steering, High mileage, Low rolling resistance (AUTO BILD 2020)

 2019

  • Winner of the test, rated "exemplary" and "Eco-champion" by AUTO BILD (comparative test on 31 all-season tyres 225/45 R17)

Present on 3 podiums in the most important European tyre tests out of 3 tests

2019

  • Winner of the test, rated "exemplary" by AUTO BILD allrad (comparative test on 10 all-season tyres of size 235/65 R17)

Exemplary All Season with stunning qualities on ice and snow, dynamic and sporty behavior on dry handling, Highest safety for aquaplaning and precise steering (AUTO BILD allrad 2019)


For more information, you can check our article about MICHELIN's best all season tyres.

Independent tyre testers : what are the quality requirements to be identified as the best tyres?

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Winter tyres, summer tyres and all-season tyres are tested on several criteria by independent organizations and magazines such as ADAC, AUTO BILD and AUTO MOTOR SPORT, but many more tests are carried out each year.

The criteria vary according to the testers and the chosen tyre type.

Depending on the type of tyre, a scale is defined to weight the different themes (snow, dry, wet, etc.) and performance according to common usage of this tyre type and consumer expectations.

To have the most objective and independent results, these organizations carry out all these tests with tyres purchased on the market, with professional pilots, in stable weather conditions, with the same vehicle, the same methodology, on the same track, the same day. All this to limit as much as possible the external influences on the results.

The test conditions are monitored and standardized.

Reference tyres are tested and retested before and after each series to ensure the stability of the results under these conditions.

The main tyre testers' criteria

  • On dry road : braking, handling, lap time and lane change
  • On wet road : raking, handling, lap time and lateral grip, straight aquaplaning, curve aquaplaning
  • On snow : braking, handling, lap time, acceleration
  • On ice : braking, handling, lap time, acceleration
  • Offroad: lap time or traction on gravel, sand, mud or grass

Other important criteria are assessed, such as :

  • Rolling resistance
  • Fuel consumption
  • Internal noise
  • External noise
  • Comfort
  • Longevity

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