Very good wet / dry handling but a harsh ride on average rods
Since 1983, I've exclusively purchased Michelin tires which, until now, never disappointed me. Although the Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires handle well, they've significantly reduced my Honda Civic's gas mileage by 10-12%. The drop in mileage began immediately after these tires were installed. I keep my vehicle in top mechanical shape and ensure that all maintenance schedules are followed, so there is no doubt that the drop in mileage is due to these new tires. My original tire choice was the Primacy MXM4 205/55R16 tires. Unfortunately, Michelin had no inventory available for many months. Just my luck, because the Primacy MXM4's are now available!
Rears on a staggered set lasted a little over 12,000 miles. Normal everday driving, no burnouts, racing, or anything crazy. Now a front has developed a bubble in the sidewall. If I replaced it with another then I would've bought five of these over the course of about 15,000 miles. Not gonna happen. I'll be buying an entire set of non-Michelins tomorrow.
I had the A/S 3 tires installed on my wife's 2014 C7 Z51 Corvette when it was delivered in December of 2014. Living in Buffalo, NY I wanted to be able to use the car in late fall and early spring [cold weather, light snow]. We have made two trips to Florida and the tires have performed much better than I expected. They provide a soft, quiet ride. Traction and cornering is very good. Wear is much better than I expected to get on a Corvette. We currently have over 31,000 miles on them and still have over 4/32nd tread depth remaining. I will be replacing these with the new Pilot Sport A/S 3+ before our next trip to Florida.
At 17,000 miles however tires have already deteriorated to mediocre. Granted I could very easily blame NY roads but I expected better from Michelin as I've had other tires last longer in NY conditions.
I had these on my 2008 Audi A4 for 38,000 miles. I'm happy with the mileage given how abusive I was with the tires. Road noise fine until the final 5000 miles. Grip was amazing and supplied far more then my A4 could extract. Braking was the same, just outstanding. I'm in the process of buying a new set this week.
I'm now in the market for new tires. I had these tires on my Ford Fusion -- purchased 6/9/15. I put no more than 24 K on these tires during that time but was told two months ago that I needed to consider new tires and today failed the state inspection because my tires are past due to be replaced. I came here to look for the warranty on mileage because I spent way too much for these tires that lasted the shortest amount of time of any tires I have ever purchased in 30 years of driving. Very disappointing.