BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+: A 2021 Analysis

Shawn
| Last Updated: May 17, 2021

Even though these tires belong to two different categories (Ultra High-Performance All-Season Tires and High-Performance All-Season Tires, respectively), both feature state-of-the-art compounds and one-of-a-kind tread patterns.

In that regard, both BFGoodrich and Michelin’s goal is the same, offering drivers who like frequent spirited driving runs unsurpassed cornering stability and outstanding dry/wet grip.

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BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Pros

Pros

  • Great price-value ratio

  • Excellent dry/wet ratings along with adequate snow performance

  • 93% vs. best in Ultra High-Performance All-Season tires category

  • Available in most common wheel sizes
  • Slightly better wet/dry performance than g-Force Comp-2 tires

  • 2nd out of 14 tires in High-Performance All-Season category

  • High levels of lateral grip resulting in outstanding cornering capability
  • Cons

    Cons

    • Can be noisy at high speeds

    • Slightly lower level of dry/wet traction than the Pilot Sport 3+ tires
  • Somewhat expensive when compared to the g-Force Comp-2

  • Available in limited wheel sizes

  • Poor snow/ice performance
  • Best For

    Best For

    Sports/touring car owners looking for excellent quality, high-performance tires at a reasonable price.

    People looking for a premium, high-performance tire offering excellent wet/dry ratings and low noise levels.

    Performance Ratings: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    When comparing tires, the first factor to consider is the reliability of each one’s ratings, which in turn has a lot to do with the number of miles reported.

    In this sense, BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S tires have an advantage since they have more than 9.8 million miles reported based on hundreds of reviews, while the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires only have 860K miles reported based on a few dozen reviews. 

    In other words, the ratings of the BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S tires are extremely reliable; however, those of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ could still undergo some variation as more get reported.

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    Despite the significant difference in the number of miles reported, both tires excel in their respective categories. The BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S is the #10 out of 28 tires in the Ultra High-Performance All-Season Tires category, while the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ occupy the 2nd place out of 14 tires in the High-Performance All-Season Tires category.

    Given that these tires belong to different categories it will be interesting to take a closer look at their performance under different conditions. To do this, you can jump directly to any of the ratings by clicking on the list that we show below, or if you prefer, scroll down to read each section in detail.

    Dry Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Performance Category

    BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Dry Overall

    9.2

    9.4

    Cornering Stability

    9.2

    9.3

    Dry Traction

    9.3

    9.4

    Steering Response

    9.2

    9.4

    Arguably, performance-oriented tires are mostly used on dry road conditions; that’s why this rating is so important. In that regard, Michelin shows its leadership in performance tires, beating the BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S in all ratings.

    Across the board, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ show a slight advantage. The final result is an overall rating of 9.4 vs. 9.2 achieved by the BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S.

    Although Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires ratings may not be as dependable as those of BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S tires, if this trend continues, they would prove to be a better option on dry roads.

    Wet Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Performance Category

    BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Wet Overall

    8.9

    9.0

    Hydroplaning Resistance

    8.8

    8.9

    Wet Traction

    9.0

    9.0

    When comparing the wet performance ratings between these tires, we note that the difference is so small (8.9 for the BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S and 9.0 for the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+) that technically it could be said that it is a tie. This argument is supported by the possible variation in the rating of the Pilot Sport A/S 3+ versus the consolidated rating of its rival, the g-Force Comp-2.

    The wet performance of these two extraordinary tires is basically the same. So if you are concerned about handling on wet pavement, both the Pilot Sport A/S 3+ and the g-Force Comp-2 A/S are a good choice.

    Snow / Ice Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (Optional)

    Performance Category

    BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Snow / Ice Overall

    7.1

    6.3

    Light Snow Traction

    7.8

    7.6

    Deep Snow Traction

    6.9

    6.0

    Ice Traction

    6.5

    5.4

    Snow/ice performance ratings seem to indicate that BFGoodrich's UltiGrip technology which uses a high silica cold weather flexible tread compound has paid off. The g-Force Comp-2 A/S show a clear advantage in both snow and ice traction, which is reflected in their good performance under these conditions. Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires, on the other hand, perform poorly, especially on icy roads.

    If you live in areas where you must deal with snowy and icy roads frequently, then the Comp-2 A/S tires are definitely the better option.

    Comfort Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Performance Category

    BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Overall Comfort

    8.0

    8.1

    Ride Quality

    8.3

    8.4

    Noise

    7.7

    7.7

    This is another category where both tires share practically the same ratings. The only difference is the slight advantage of the Pilot Sport 3+ in ride quality, where they have a rating of 8.4 vs. 8.3 of the g-Force Comp-2.

    If your upcoming tires’ overall comfort and noise levels are important to you, then rest assured that both tires, the Pilot Sport 3+ and the g-Force Comp-2, will give you a similar driving experience.

    Treadwear Performance: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Performance Category

    BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Treadwear

    7.7

    7.7

    Since both Michelin and BFGoodrich use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes and materials, it is no wonder that both tires exhibit “adequate” treadwear ratings. In other words, even with a spirited driving style, any one of these tires will give you at least 50K + miles of fun.

    While the 7.7 score is not outstanding, both tires offer reasonably long life for their category.

    Warranty: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Warranty Type

    BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S

    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Treadlife Warranty

    6-year warranty or 45,000 miles (whichever occurs first). This warranty is halved for rear tires when they are different in size from the front tires.

    6-year warranty or 45,000 miles (whichever occurs first). This warranty is halved for rear tires when they are different in size from the front tires.

    Uniformity Warranty

    One year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

    One year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

    Workmanship / Materials Warranty

    6-year warranty and free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

    6-year warranty and free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

    Road Hazard Warranty

    Unfortunately, BFGoodrich does not offer a road hazard warranty on this tire.

    Sadly, Michelin does not offer a road hazard warranty on this tire.

    Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

    Refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) when the tire suffers non-repairable damage (valid within the first 2 years of use).

    Refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) when the tire suffers non-repairable damage (valid within the first 2 years of use).

    BFGoodrich and Michelin’s standard warranties are almost identical; however, Michelin tires additionally have a special 60-day satisfaction warranty and 3-year Flat Tire Changing Assistance, which is a palpable advantage over BFGoodrich.

    Specs & Options: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    The g-Force Comp-2 tires are available in sizes ranging from 16" to 20" and widths between 205-275, while the available aspect ratios range from 35 to 55. 

    On the other hand, the Michelin Pilot Sport 3+ tires are only available for 16 ", 18", and 20" wheels, and three width sizes, 205, 235, and 245. The aspect ratio of 45 is only available on 20" wheels. While 55 is the only tire aspect ratio available for 16 "and 18" wheels. 

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    Regarding UTGQ ratings,  the g-Force Comp-2 features 400 AA A, while the Pilot Sport 3+ is rated at 500 AA A. You can learn more about what the UTGQ rating means here.

    When it comes to market coverage, BFGoodrich's g-Force Comp-2 tires offer a marked advantage over their Michelin peers, as they are available in the most popular sizes.

    Reviews: BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S vs Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

    Despite the gigantic difference in miles reported (9.8 million in the BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 vs. 864K in the Michelin Pilot Sport 3+), each tire’s reviews offer very valuable information that confirms what we have already observed in their respective performance ratings.

    Approximately half of the drivers who have expressed their opinion on Michelin tires have driven 40K+ miles using an Average / Spirited driving style. Something that has caught our attention is that although the vast majority praise the perfect cornering, acceleration, and braking performance of Pilot Sport 3+ tires.

    However, many of them comment that these tires are “somewhat expensive” when compared to other options available on the market. Curiously, owners of the BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 tires were thrilled with their purchase as they felt to have found “affordable tires that don’t sacrifice performance.”

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    Cost aside, most drivers who have used the g-Force Comp-2 tires have made clear their satisfaction with its grip on both dry and wet roads. Moreover, many drivers who have used more expensive tires before, including the Michelin Pilot Sport 3+, report that the performance difference is negligible.

    However, some drivers also mentioned that the g-Force Comp-2 tires would be "perfect" except for their noise levels at highway speeds.

    In general terms, driver reviews confirmed that these tires share almost the same level of performance. Furthermore, both the g-Force Comp-2 and Pilot Sport 3+ tires deliver quality that lives up to the expectations of owners of high-performance sports cars and luxury sports sedans.

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    End of the Road

    Throughout this article, we have done an in-depth review of two of the best high-performance all-season tires on the market, the BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 3+. We have found that despite belonging to different categories, both tires provide very similar results on both dry and wet roads.

    Of the few differences between the contenders, it is worth mentioning the broader market coverage offered by the g-Force Comp-2 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 3+ tires’ better warranty. 

    In short, if you are looking for extreme quality high-performance tires, neither the Pilot Sport 3+ nor the g-Force Comp-2 will disappoint you. But the Bridgestones will save you some cash.

    Shawn

    An ex-salesman of industrial equipment, Shawn used to drive nearly 60K miles a year just commuting to clients. He also has a little project Miata build going on the side. Safe to say, Shawn has slain a few tires in his days. He knows all about horrid road-noise, hydroplaning risks, and how much damage a bad alignment can do to your wallet. He enjoys helping us out and Chris always values his opinion when designing something new for the website.