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Michelin  Pilot Sport A/S 3 205/40R17
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  • Size: 205/40R17
  • Part #: 96862|
  • SKU: 965169|
  • (P) Passenger


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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

The Pilot Sport A/S 3 is Michelin's ultimate Ultra High Performance All-Season tire with the highest level of performance and grip in all driving conditions.
  • Outstanding wet and dry braking due to extreme amounts of silica in the tread compound combined with Variable Thickness Sipes and large circumferential grooves
  • Unique biting edges in the grooves grip snow for better acceleration and braking in snowy conditions
  • Asymetric tread pattern and Variable Contact Patch 2.0 design result in strong dry performance combined with long tread life
  • Extreme dry performance while maintaining a long tread life

45,000 Miles
Tire Size
Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range


Safety Rating is a combination of two values: Load Index and Speed Rating for P-Metric and Euro Metric tire sizes; and Load Range and Speed Rating in the case of heavy duty LT (light truck) sizes.

Speed Rating is based on the speed that the tire is designed to be driven at for extended periods of time. All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. The speed rating of tires must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle.

Load Index is used on P metric and Euro Metric sized tires and denotes a tire's load-carrying capacity at a specified inflation pressure. The load index is represented by a number, the higher the Load Index Value the greater the load the tire can safely carry. Vehicle manufacturers recommend a maximum load capacity based on a recommended minimum load index.
(P) Passenger
Tire Class


Tire Class reflects how the tire will be used. There are four major categories: All-Season, Max Performance, Summer-Only and Winter-Use.

All-Season tires are suitable for year-round driving in all weather conditions.

Summer-Only & Max Performance tires are specifically designed for high-performance driving. Tire compound, tread design and speed ratings all combine to hug the road and maintain grip. Summer tires by nature are not ideal for winter driving due to lack of siding to grip winter roads.

Winter-Use tires have tread compounds and patterns that are specially designed for grip on snowy or icy road surfaces. They are not suitable for year-round use. The rubber compound used will wear more quickly on dry, summer roads. It is recommended that winter tires are fitted as a complete set to avoid potential handling issues.
Everday Use
All Season
All Season

Off-Road Off-Road

Summer-Only Summer-Only

Winter-Use Winter-Use
Tread Type


Tread Type is an important consideration when choosing a tire. There are four main types: Passenger, Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain.

Passenger denotes a tread that is suitable for normal use, a good all-round tread for normal driving.

Highway is a tread type unique to SUV and truck tires. The tread is optimized for normal everyday driving on paved surfaces. These tires can be driven off pavement, but are not ideally suited for off road traction. Highway tread patterns deliver a quiet ride.

For light trucks and specialty vehicles, All-Terrain tread types provide better off-road traction than standard highway truck tires. There more aggressive tread tends to be less quiet on paved roads. All Terrain tires are suitable for everyday use.

Mud-Terrain treads are specifically designed with wider tread blocks and higher void ratios to gain traction in off-road conditions. Mud Terrain tires can generate higher noise levels and tend to carry lower mileage warranties than other tread designs.
Passenger Passenger
Highway Highway
All-Terrain All-Terrain
Mud-Terrain Mud-Terrain

UTQG - Uniform Tire Quality Grade

UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) is made up of three values: treadwear, traction and temperature.

Treadwear is a relative numeric score, based on manufacturer tests, showing how well a tire can be expected to wear compared to other tires. A higher score means a tire could be expected to wear better.

Traction measures the tire's ability to stop a vehicle on wet roads. It doesn't reflect a tire's acceleration, cornering, or hydroplaning performance. Traction grades range from AA (highest) to C (lowest).

Temperature grades the tire's ability to withstand heat build-up, with A being the highest grade and C the lowest.

A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 to 115 mph
C - Between 85 to 100 mph
Treadwear: 500
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph

Drive / Ride Performance Characteristics

All tires have the following six performance characteristics, divided into three sets of trade-offs. In most cases, a tire may perform excellently in one characteristic but only standard in the other.
Standard Ride Comfort & Standard Handling
Handling: Get stiff side wall for precise steering and cornering but settle for a firm ride with increased road noise.
Ride Comfort: Enjoy a quiet, smooth ride but lose some cornering ability.
Standard Treadwear & Standard Traction
Traction: Stop faster in wet conditions but expect a shorter tread life.
Treadwear: Get long, uniform wear across your tread pattern but expect less traction in wet conditions.
Standard Low Rolling Resistance & Standard High Speed Performance
High-Speed Performance: Get increased performance at higher speeds but sacrifice some fuel economy.
Low Rolling Resistance: Enjoy improved fuel efficiency but expect less high-speed cornering ability.


Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 186.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade Replaced oem grand touring tires from another manufacturer. These new uhp a/s tires are for my 2013 Audi S4. All the reviews and the NOLA tests are correct, these tires are amazing. Smoother rolling, tighter, firmer around corners, control handling braking. No Negatives.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth n quiet Finally got a set of these on my C6 to replace the worn out oem tires. I took actual decibel level readings with the old tires and with the new A/S 3's and found average noise level dropped 5-9 decibels on the same roadway and same speed. Definitely a smoother ride as well. Traction in heavy rain is incredible. I wish this new Pilot Sport A/S3 had been out last year .
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Tires Installed these tires on my 09 Acura TL and they are absolutely awesome. Great responsiveness, stopping, and ride. Noticably better than the OEM tires. Worth every cent !
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like butta Remember when Mike Meyers would parody his mother-in-law on SNL? She was a radio personality named Linda Richman and her show was "Coffee Talk". Anyways, when something was smooth beyond belief, Linda (Meyers) would describe it as, "like butta....." (ie. like butter). Well, sorry for the lengthy build-up to my comment, but that describles these tires perfectly. They are indeed, "like butta!" I won't bore you with a lot of techno-speak, I'll just say treat yourself to a set of the finest tires that you are ever likely to own! They are worth every penny of the cost and you will think that you are driving the brand-new car of your dreams!
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the wait! Amazing tire. After 3 long months my PS AS3 arrived today. All I can say is what a tire! I put these on my S5 and can't believe the grip, and ride. I previously ran a competitors summer tire but had to sacrifice the poor tread life for grip . After reading the reviews from the testing in New Orleans, I opted to make the change for a long life performance tire. I have only had these one day but I am sold! Way to go Michelin!
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quiet tire Just bought a set for my Lexus IS300 and love them! Handles great and super quiet! I wish I would have got them sooner! I highly recommend these tires.
Date published: 2013-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed with the A/S 3 I have been extremely happy with the Pilot Sport A/S 3 since I put them on my Audi A4 Avant. Right away, the PSAS 3 was quieter than my previous all-season tire, and the wagon was more fun to drive. Even though the PSAS3 is an all-season tire, we have been driving in winter conditions and have been impressed by how well the car stops. Just the other day, I had to come to a hard stop from about 45 mph to avoid an accident, and was further impressed by how cleanly the PSAS 3 stopped on a wet road - the car did not slide or shake at all. I feel safer driving on these tires. Not only is the family car more fun, but it also feels safer. Bonus -- we are getting about 2-3 mpg better fuel economy! I would definitely recommend this tire to my friends.
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Change tire, change the car Changing to the MPSAS3 made our already great car even better. I felt an improved connection to the road. Yes it was stiffer but not in a way that was more uncomfortable but rather it was like upgrading the dampers on the car to the "sport" version. Braking was improved in both wet and dry and the handling was very rewarding. The car goes where I point it and it is predictable even in the snow/ice mix. This is an All Season and does not compare to a full ice and snow tire but it is by far the best All Season I have been on. I am extremely pleased with the tire.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very attractive tire, ... very attractive tire, that wares well
Date published: 2010-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the wheel was noise. ... the wheel was noise. overall good street tire.
Date published: 2010-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The tires are a good ... The tires are a good value.
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tire, ... Excellent tire, comfortable and good traction, great handling and not much noise
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most outstanding, ... The most outstanding, confidence-inspiring tire....Handling and comfort are most noticeable pluses, comfort next.
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not to good for a winter ... Not to good for a winter tire.
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tires for my ... Great tires for my Mustang GT
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in the rain! Great in the rain!
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ride was Great with ... The ride was Great with my new Michelin tires
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from well rounded all season ... well rounded all season tire
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from overall these tires ... overall these tires handle very well no slipping excellent cornering and gives a smooth ride
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ride quality ... Excellent ride quality and very little road noise compared to OEM runflats! World of difference to go back to conventional!
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best tire(s) I have ... The best tire(s) I have ever had...but$$
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good tire, good value good tire, good value
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Michelin tires give the ... Michelin tires give the best compromise between wear and performance and are extremely reliable and defect free.
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tires! They are ... Great tires! They are expensive but worth the cost.
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overall performance Great overall performance
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the way they handle ... Love the way they handle and long wear life!
Date published: 2010-11-12
Date published: 2010-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from original tires on my 2003 ... original tires on my 2003 ford focus wore out at 35k. replaced them with mich pilot sport 3's in '07. car handled better than new. real mountain tamers on I-75 around knoxville. just bought my second set of pilots in august.
Date published: 2010-11-11
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