Michelin Latitude Sport 3 Review

An ultra high-performance tire for ultra high-performance SUVs and crossovers, the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 is trusted by brands like BMW and Porsche to be factory equipment on several of their models.

PROS

  • Superior summer grip
  • Excellent wet grip

CONS

  • They don’t last long, but that is expected

That should really be all you need to hear.

The fact is, this tire is a true performance-focused summer tire that’s also designed for maximum wet-weather performance, making it perfect for utility vehicles.

An ultra-grippy tread compound makes for truly amazing dry weather performance, helping you get the most out of the handling capabilities of your SUV. With a UTQG rating of 220 (lower means more grip) this is some seriously grippy rubber. The down-side, of course, being that the lower the rating the sooner the tires can wear out. Michelin does back these tires with a tread life guarantee (see below) but you’re likely to be replacing them every two years.

That, it seems, is the cost of high performance.

With four wide circumferential grooves to evacuate water and prevent hydroplaning, the tread compound is also designed to grip on wet roads. Likewise, there’s more space than normal for a UHP tire, between the tread blocks, helping add more ability to disperse water and lots of gripping edges.

Making use of the latest low-rolling resistance technology, Michelin designed the Latitude Sport 3 with variable thickness sipes which are designed to prevent tread block deformation. As a result, the tire is optimized to improve fuel economy and, as a part of Michelin’s Total Performance program, will maintain that capability even as the tire wears.

Priced on the higher side (though really not all that bad for what you get here) the Latitude Sport 3 is an ideal fitment for luxury crossovers and SUVs to maximize their performance while offering optimal safety in inclement weather.

Michelin Latitude Sport 3 Price

Pricing for the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 ranges from roughly $250 per tire and goes up to about $450 per tire.

Michelin Latitude Sport 3 Warranty

Michelin backs the Latitude Sport 3 with a 20,000 mile tread life warranty.

Michelin Latitude Sport 3 Sizes

18-inch sizes
255/55/R18

19-inch sizes
235/55/R19
245/50/R19

20-inch sizes
275/40/R20
255/45/R20
245/45/R20
275/50/R20
285/40/R20
275/45/R20

21-inch sizes
295/35/R21
265/40/R21

How Long to Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tires last?

Michelin baks the Latitude Sport 3 with a 20,000 mile tread life warranty, so you should expect that much if kept properly inflated and not overly abused. A 25,000 to 30,000 mile life is achievable if the tires aren’t abused.