Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ Tire Review Ultra-High Performance Tire

By David Barlow
Last Updated: April 1, 2021
Michelin Pilot Sport As3 Review

Michelin, known as a French multinational tire manufacturing company, has become the largest tire distributor globally. Michelin also invents space shuttles, aircraft, automobiles, heavy equipment, motorcycles, and bicycles.

The company has two flagship tire series, the extremely capable tire like SuperSport and 4S, and the equally capable all-season offerings like Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Though the Pilot Sport A/S 3+ is not a budget-friendly tire, you can experience premium-level performance. Like most Michelin product lines, A/S 3 plus simply carries out the ultrahigh performance in every category. 

The Helio+ Technology in the A/S3 plus provides a fantastic cool and hot grip and also snow confidence. Extreme Silica Technology with Sunflower Oil helps improve traction in colder surface temps and muddy roads.

A/S3 has two high-tensile, light steel cords strengthened with spiral-wrapped polymer cord for more reliable handling, high performance, and improved ride comfort. These make the internal construction of the Pilot A/S 3+ become a standard for the category.

According to the French tire manufacturer, this model is available in every popular size, around 16 inches to 22 inches in diameter. Michelin also provides an excellent alternative to most automobiles by covering those dimensions if you’d like to put a larger wheel on them and a couple of low-side wall tires.

Pros
  • Excellent traction in both dry and wet conditions
  • Steering response
  • Grip and stability in corners
  • Ride comfort
  • Treadlife
Cons
  • Need to bump up the ride comfort slightly
  • Slightly out of control on snow day

See more: Michelin Latitude Tour Tire Reviews

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus Test Drive

Below are our thorough reviews after traveling around the countryside with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3.

First of all, the countryside’s freeway has lots of filled potholes, cracks, and expansion joints. We could feel the impulses through the steering wheel and the floor under our seat in the cabin in general. Our immediate impression was that the tire was so quiet and might have a slightly softer sidewall as well.

We ran SPL measurements of the cabin test when driving and recorded a 72.75 dBA on average and 80 dBA at the peak. These figures showed that Michelin had done a great job creating the quieter tire.

We also tested the handling and grip on the S series road; A/S 3+ hugged the road nicely. And for the all-season tire, this tire model surely knew how to grip well.

To sum up, AS/ 3+ is an excellent all-season tire; if you are in a cold climate country, you will appreciate the high-tech of this product as well. However, it is not as specialized as the snow tire. On snowy days, the wheel drive does not seem to have any problem getting off the line with these tires, but you should be careful when you feel it getting loose.

If you are looking for an economical tire that can run all season perfectly with high durability, this Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ might be the best choice you’re looking for in your car.

Treadlife Warranty:6 Years / 20,000 Miles Half mileage for rear if different size than front
Uniformity Warranty:1 Year / first 2/32″ of wear
Workmanship & Materials Warranty:6 Years / Free replacement first year, 2/32″ or 25% of wear, then prorated until 2/32″ remaining depth
Manufacturer’s Road Hazard Warranty:None
Manufacturer Special Warranty:60-day satisfaction, 3-yr flat changing
Pilot Sport A/S 3+ warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 06/01/19 at Tire Rack

16″17″
195/45R16205/55ZR16205/40R17225/50ZR17
195/55R16215/55R16205/45R17225/55R17
205/50R16225/50ZR16205/45ZR17235/45R17
205/55R16205/50R17235/45ZR17
205/50ZR17235/50ZR17
215/45R17235/55ZR17
215/45ZR17245/40R17
225/45R17245/40ZR17
225/45ZR17245/45R17
225/50R17245/45ZR17
255/40ZR17
18″19″
205/40ZR18235/45R18225/35ZR19255/45ZR19
215/40ZR18235/50R18225/40ZR19255/50ZR19
215/45ZR18235/50ZR18225/45ZR19265/35ZR19
225/40ZR18235/55R18235/55ZR19265/40ZR19
225/45R18245/35ZR18245/35ZR19275/30ZR19
225/45ZR18245/40ZR18245/40R19275/35ZR19
225/50R18245/45R18245/40ZR19275/40ZR19
225/50ZR18245/45ZR18245/45ZR19285/30ZR19
235/40R18255/35ZR18245/50ZR19285/35ZR19
235/40ZR18255/40ZR18255/30ZR19285/40ZR19
255/45ZR18265/35ZR18255/35ZR19325/30ZR19
275/35ZR18275/40ZR18255/40ZR19
20″21″22″
235/35ZR20255/45ZR20295/35ZR21265/40ZR22
235/40ZR20265/45ZR20295/40ZR21275/40ZR22
245/35ZR20275/30ZR20285/35ZR22
245/40ZR20275/35ZR20
245/45R20275/40ZR20
245/45ZR20285/30ZR20
255/35ZR20285/35ZR20
255/40ZR20295/45ZR20

Pilot Sport A/S 3+ prices range approximately from $128.22 – $362.47Tirebuyer

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ Ratings By Consumer

Pilot Sport AS3 review by consumer
Dry
100%
Wet
96%
Snow
80%
Comfort
96%
Noise
100%
Treadwear
92%

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    Figueroa

    Already saved my wife’s life from being thrown into a car. You can transition from asphalt to gravel by making a hard turn without paying attention to your gps. The wheels gave a quick chirp, and then went to where she directed. It’s pretty certain that if the tires were energy-saving, the other driver would have died. But it wasn’t an issue with these.

    July 17, 2021

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    Brett Roberts

    The Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ tires are perfect for winter driving and all-weather driving in New York City. These tires are able to withstand all weather conditions with great traction and provide confidence even in bad weather.

    February 1, 2021

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    Romero

    The original Continental ProContacts were on my car, but these Michelin’s are far superior. They are more responsive in corners, have better rain traction, feel better in the steering, and perform in all other areas better than the Contis’s. These tires are some of the best I have ever used on a sports car. Bridgestone Potenza 9600AS pole positions were the only ones that felt as good. They had a poor tread life and snow traction. These Michelin’s should last between 30-36,000 miles. I believe I have a new favorite.

    September 6, 2020

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    Ruben Hoffman

    Excellent tire. It’s night and day different from the all-season garbage that came with my car (that lasted only 19k!) These tires work great for me as I don’t track my car. I also don’t need to have a summer set or a winter set. Highly recommended.

    August 3, 2020

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    Burke

    These are my “everything except winter” tires for the GLI. I also have a set of winter tires. They replaced the OEM Continental tires because of wear. They offer excellent stability and corner well, with the right amount of steering input. They’re quiet and smooth on the highway.

    July 22, 2020

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