Michelin Premier A/S Review: 2021 Guide

| Last Updated: August 15, 2021

The segmentation of the Grand Touring All-Season tires segment has brought interesting proposals.

One of them is the Michelin Premier A/S. This is a tire designed for family cars with an emphasis on performance in adverse weather conditions. 

This review will analyze whether this type of tire meets the demanding expectations of drivers of sedans and crossovers for daily driving.

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TL;DR: Michelin Premier A/S

Before analyzing this product in-depth, let's take a look at its pros and cons.

Michelin Premier A/S

Michelin Premier A/S All- Season Radial Tire-225/45R18 91V

PROS

  • Exceptional ride quality
  • Adequate snow/ice traction
  • Relatively good price (for its class)
  • Outstanding dry and wet performance

CONS

  • Not the best choice for heavy cars or spirited drivers

Best For:

Drivers of family and multi-purpose vehicles in need of a tire that is reliable in adverse weather conditions and provides a comfortable driving experience in daily use

Michelin Premier A/S Performance Ratings

One of the most important aspects to consider when analyzing tire ratings is the number of miles reported. To that effect, the 10M+ miles reported by users make their figures highly reliable. 

Put another way, the current ranking of the Michelin Premier A/S in the Grand Touring All-Season segment (17 out of 57) is unlikely to change unless other tires with fewer reviews cede their position.

Having clarified this point, here are the links for each category to make your navigation easier. 

Michelin Premier A/S Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

9.0

Cornering Stability

9.0

Dry Traction

9.2

Steering Response

8.9

As you would expect from a tire in the Michelin Total Performance family, this tire has excellent traction in both straightaways and curves. It lives up to the expectations of demanding drivers looking for a tire with good driving control and stopping power.

Michelin Premier A/S Wet Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Wet Overall

9.1

Hydroplaning Resistance

9.0

Wet Traction

9.1

One of the highlights of this tire is its remarkable wet performance. The exclusive Michelin EverGrip technology has been enhanced with Expanding Rain Grooves and Emerging Grooves across the shoulders for efficient water shedding and maximum traction. Thanks to its innovative technologies, this product is emerging as one of the safest tires in adverse weather conditions.

Michelin Premier A/S Snow / Ice Performance

Snow / Ice Performance Ratings

Snow / Ice Overall

7.5

Light Snow Traction

8.3

Deep Snow Traction

7.2

Ice Traction

7.0

Another area where Michelin has put its foot down is in cold weather performance. This is evidenced by the extreme silica and sunflower oil enhanced tread compound used in making this tire. If you're looking for a reliable all-season tire for moderate winter use, this may be the tire for you.

Michelin Premier A/S Comfort Performance

Comfort Performance Ratings

Overall Comfort

8.7

Ride Quality

8.9

Noise

8.4

One of the hallmarks of the Michelin brand is its emphasis on providing a first-class driving experience. This product is no exception. This tire features excellent ride quality and noise levels, making it an ideal tire for daily driving.

Michelin Premier A/S Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Performance Ratings

Treadwear

6.8

While the Treadwear rating is not as impressive as its other figures, its construction with premium materials and state-of-the-art tread design ensures durability in line with what you would expect from a premium tire. This product is intended for daily use, so it provides a long and safe tire life. 

Michelin Premier A/S Warranty

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.

Uniformity Warranty

Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

Michelin provides an amazing 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

Road Hazard Warranty

Sadly, none.

Manufacturer Special Warranty

This tire comes with a special warranty consisting of 60-day satisfaction (in which you can exchange the tire for a BFGoodrich or Uniroyal equivalent) and a 3-year flat changing service.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

On top of the tread life warranty offered by Michelin, this tire features Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.

This tire has one of the most generous warranties in its segment. This, along with its amazing ratings, makes it one of the best options for sedans, minivans, crossovers, and family cars in general.

Michelin Premier A/S Specs & Options

This tire is available in a wide range of sizes. In fact, its market coverage ranges from 15-inch to 19-inch wheels and rim widths from 195 to 245. Additionally, it has a UTQG of 640 A A, which is another plus. To learn more about the UTQG, we suggest you read this article.

Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, there is a good chance that this product is available in the size you are looking for.

Michelin Premier A/S Reviews

The overwhelming number of positive comments were to be expected. This tire combines Michelin's most recent advances in terms of durability, wet grip, and ride quality.

Proof of this is the reviews praising the amazing road traction or the smooth ride that this tire provides. Furthermore, many drivers also mention the excellent tread life of this tire. However, we have also found some negative comments about its durability. Who is right?

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As has been the case in reviews of other tires, we have found that driving style and vehicle weight play a crucial role in tire life. This offering has excellent grip but is not the ideal tire for spirited drivers. Remember that it is a tire intended for everyday family cars.

In summary, the Michelin Premier A/S is a high-tech tire ideal for daily driving applications, especially family cars or multi-purpose cars for commuting to and from work.

Quick Recap

Michelin Premier A/S All- Season Radial Tire-225/45R18 91V

Michelin Premier A/S

Dry

9.0

Wet

9.1

Snow / Ice

7.5

Comfort

8.7

Treadwear

6.8

End of the Road

Michelin has done an outstanding job with Premier A/S. This tire brings together all the qualities a driver is looking for in a family car tire. Reliability, quality, good performance, and durability. All in all, an excellent choice to consider if you are shopping for tires for your car.

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.