Michelin Pilot Sport 4S vs Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 vs Michelin X-Ice Snow

If you've ever wondered how the modern breed of ultra high performance all season tires compared in the snow when compared to a summer tire and a winter tire, this is the test for you!

In this video the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 and Michelin X-Ice Snow are tested for traction, braking and a timed snow lap, to see all the differences between three of the best tires in each category!

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Results

1st: Michelin X Ice Snow

Michelin X Ice Snow
  • 245/40 R18
Test#Difference%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Traction1st100%
Snow Handling1st100%
Unsurprisingly, the Michelin X-Ice Snow extreme winter tire dominated the snow testing. The most impressive quality of the tire was just how rounded the performance was on snow, with a near flawless balance between traction, braking and cornering, giving you a huge amount of confidence to push the car to the limits, and past, where the tire was progressive and easy to drive.

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1st: Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4
  • 245/40 R18
Test#Difference%
Snow Braking2nd+2.92 M76.83%
Snow Traction2nd+2.18 s61.82%
Snow Handling2nd+21.82 s79.36%
The Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 might not have matched the extreme winter X-Ice Snow, but it was leagues ahead of the summer tire in the snow and a really impressive tire considering its abilities in the dry and wet across the summer. The braking was the star quality, and while it significantly slower than the full winter tire, it still gave you confidence to drive safely on snow covered roads.

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3rd: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
  • 245/40 R18
Test#Difference%
Snow Braking3rd+23.52 M29.16%
Snow Traction3rd+20.17 s14.89%
Snow Handling3rd+89.8 s48.3%
The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is one of the best ultra high performance SUMMER tires on the market, it was never intended to perform in the snow so this was a bit of an unfair test. As expected, the tire was almost undrivable on snow, struggling at the slightest inclines, sliding at every opportunity and giving you no confidence or ability to control the car. This is an amazing tire in the dry and wet, but don't try and use this, or any summer tire in the snow.

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