The Michelin Pilot Sport 5 builds on the impressive range of ability of the PS4, improving the tread life, having sharper more precise steering, and offering higher levels of grip in the dry and wet.
This tire replaced the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.
Tire review data from 47 tire reviews averaging 85% over 181,082 miles driven.
The Pilot Sport 5 is ranked 16th of 74 Summer Max Performance tires.
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2022-01-27 - When do you expect to review the new Pilot Sport 5 tires?
I'm working hard to be the first on the new PS5, but realistically it's not possible to test before spring so I'm expecting March time.
2022-04-10 - Why PS5, compared to Asym 6, can be both average in wet grip/handling and excellent at aquaplaning resistance? Intuitively, a tire that better resists aquaplaning performs better in wet conditions, right?
Wet handling uses around 1 mm of water which doesn't really challenge a new tires aquaplaning properties so is more about the mechanical grip of the compound, where aquaplaning tests are usually conducted in 8 mm of water which is all about tread design.
2022-06-14 - I have kia stinger with pilot sport 4 tires and had a punctured front left tire. I cannot find the ps4 to buy anymore just the pilot sport 5. Will it be ok to switch both front tires to ps5 and keep the rear tires in ps4? They are new ps4 less than a 1000km.
Yes, mixing the Pilot Sport 5 and Pilot Sport 4 is totally ok as long as you match the left and right on the axle.
2022-09-28 - How come the pilot sport 5 is only available as a 97y not a 93y as well for the 245/40 r18 tire. The pilot sport 4 was available in both and I had the 93y. Is the 97y still suitable?
You can always go up in load rating so the 97Y will be fine. They might release a 93Y in the future if the market demands it however there's a chance it would be the same tire with a different sidewall so don't worry about fitting the 97Y.
2022-09-30 - Can you please have a chat with Michelin to find out about when the new tire size will arrive ? With only 44 launched I think there are a lot more to come as the PS4 were 130+ size. I am especialy interested in 215/50R17 for my Honda Civic
Unfortunately I don't have any new data yet, you could try contacting Michelin directly through their website and they might be able to give you a hint!
2022-11-05 - What is the new tire tread depth of the ps5? My brand new ones fitted prior to an MOT measured 6.5mm during the mot and were described as 23% worn
The new tread depth of the PS5 varies by size. Our test size of 225/45 R17 had 7.6mm at new, but larger wider tires often start with less.
2022-12-21 - I have a Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, fitted with four new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in late 2021. Unfortunately, the offside rear wheel was damaged and had to be replaced over the summer, and was fitted with a Pilot Sport 5 as the PS4 was no longer available. As the nearside PS4 had very little wear and the PS5 has much the same tread pattern, I was advised it wasn’t necessary to ‘match’ it with a replacement. Is this accurate?
I'm sure you could get lots of different opinions on this, and while I'd rather have the axle matched in this case I'm sure it won't be a huge issue. one thing to note, the PS5 will wear much more slowly than the PS4 so keep an eye on things.
2023-05-11 - Is it ok to fit an SUV with (275/45/R20) Michelin PS5 or better stick with PS4 SUV? The PS5 is given as an option in the Michelin web site for both Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 but not for Mercedes GLE (probably because the 265/45/R20 is not available?)
If you can get the correct load rating it shouldn't be an issue, but finding a PS5 in an SUV load rating could be tricky.
2023-09-04 - Does the 5 have a rim protector? The protruding rubber that reduces risk of curbing? My Ps4s have them but no info online about it on the 5.
Rim protection varies by tire size, but in my testing I've found the PS5 to have a small rim protector. If rim protection is important to you, I suggest looking at the Potenza Sport.
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