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Michelin Latitude Sport 3 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV

Michelin Latitude Sport 3 vs Pilot Sport 4 (PS4) [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Michelin Latitude Sport 3 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres, at a glance.
Latitude Sport 3Pilot Sport 4 SUV
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUVLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleStreet/Sport Truck SummerStreet/Sport Truck Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20132019
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score77/10085/100

Pricing

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Michelin Latitude Sport 3 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV in Australia

The Latitude Sport 3 has been around in Australia for about 11 years, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 SUV has been on the market for about 5 years

Both tyres are rated for street/sport truck summer action. Both tyres are designed for use with 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 98 sizes of these tyres by the European Union.

Fuel Efficiency

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Latitude Sport 3C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$45 extra per year
Pilot Sport 4 SUVC0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$49 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Latitude Sport 3 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

The Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres get a grade of C

As their fuel efficiency grade is the same, expect negligible differences in fuel consumption between them.

Here's a graph comparing the Latitude Sport 3 and Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Grip & Handling

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Latitude Sport 3AThis is an A grade tyre for wet grip
Pilot Sport 4 SUVAThis is an A grade tyre for wet grip

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Latitude Sport 3 tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

The Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres, on the other hand, get a grade of A.

As their wet grip grade is the same, expect negligible differences in terms of braking distance.

Here's a graph comparing the Latitude Sport 3 and Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Noise

EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Latitude Sport 3B (70.3 dB)2 times as noisy
Pilot Sport 4 SUVB (72.3 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Latitude Sport 3 tyres produce 70.3 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

On the other hand, the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres produce 72.3 dB of road noise, which means a grade of B.

As their noise grade is the same, don't expect many differences in terms of cabin noise.

Here's a visual representation of how the Latitude Sport 3 and Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres stack up for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Latitude Sport 3 scores 5 out of 5 for comfort and the Pilot Sport 4 SUV scores 4 out of 5.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Latitude Sport 3Pilot Sport 4 SUV
Treadwear220220
Traction
(AA - C)
AA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Latitude Sport 3 tyres have a treadwear rating of 220, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres have a rating of 220. This means that the Latitude Sport 3 tyres will theoretically last 1.0 times as long as the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

As per the UTQG system, the Latitude Sport 3 tyres have a traction grading of A, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres have a grading of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Latitude Sport 3 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

The Latitude Sport 3 tyres have a warranty of 6 years, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres have a warranty of 6 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

All in all, the Latitude Sport 3 tyres get a score of 77 out of 100, while the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres get a score of 85 out of 100.

For fuel efficiency, Latitude Sport 3 score a grade of C, which is more or less average. Pilot Sport 4 SUV end up with a grade of C, which is more or less average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Latitude Sport 3 get a score of A, which is outstanding. Pilot Sport 4 SUV end up with a grade of A, which is outstanding.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Latitude Sport 3 get a score of B, which is about typical. Pilot Sport 4 SUV end up with a grade of B, which is about typical.

The Latitude Sport 3 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 220, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres have a rating of 220.This means that you can expect the Latitude Sport 3 to last 1.0 times as long as the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres.

The Latitude Sport 3 have a UTQG traction grading of A, while the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres having a grading of A.

The Latitude Sport 3 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres having a grading of A.

The Latitude Sport 3 have a warranty of 6 years, while the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres are guaranteed for 6 years.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 74 sizes of the Latitude Sport 3, and all 86 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Latitude Sport 3 Sizes

Size
225/65 R17 106V XL
225/60 R18 100V
225/55 R19 99V
235/60 R18 107W XL
235/55 R19 101V
235/65 R19 109V XL
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/55 R19 105V XL
235/55 R18 104V XL
235/60 R18 103W
235/50 R19 103V XL
235/50 R19 99W
235/65 R18 110H XL
235/60 R17 102V
235/65 R17 104V
235/55 R19 101Y
235/55 R18 100V
235/60 R18 103V
235/65 R17 104W
235/50 R19 99V
235/55 R19 101W
245/50 R20 102V
245/65 R17 111H XL
245/60 R18 105H
245/50 R19 105W XL
245/45 R20 103W XL
255/40 R21 102Y XL
255/55 R18 109Y XL
255/40 R21 102Y
255/45 R19 100V
255/60 R17 106V
255/55 R19 111Y XL
255/50 R20 109Y XL
255/55 R18 105W
255/55 R18 109V XL
255/45 R20 105Y XL
255/50 R19 103Y
255/55 R17 104V
255/45 R20 101W
255/45 R20 105V XL
255/50 R19 107W XL
255/60 R18 112V XL
255/50 R19 107V XL
255/55 R19 (111Y) XL
265/45 R20 104Y
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/50 R20 111Y XL
265/40 R21 101Y
265/50 R19 110W XL
265/50 R19 110Y XL
265/50 R20 107V
275/40 R20 102W
275/50 R20 113W XL
275/45 R19 108Y XL
275/45 R20 110V XL
275/45 R21 107Y
275/45 R20 110Y XL
275/50 R19 (112Y) XL
275/50 R19 112Y XL
275/40 R20 106W XL
275/55 R17 109V
275/40 R20 106Y XL
285/40 R20 108Y XL
285/55 R19 116W XL
285/55 R18 113V
285/45 R19 111W XL
295/40 R20 106Y
295/35 R21 103Y
295/40 R20 110Y XL
295/35 R21 107Y XL
295/45 R20 110Y
295/45 R19 113Y XL
315/40 R21 111Y
315/35 R20 110W XL

Pilot Sport 4 SUV Sizes

Size
225/60 R18 100V
225/55 R19 99V
225/65 R17 106V XL
235/50 R19 99V
235/55 R19 101Y
235/45 R20 100V XL
235/65 R17 108W XL
235/60 R19 107V XL
235/60 R18 107W XL
235/60 R18 107V XL
235/55 R20 105W XL
235/50 R21 101W
235/60 R18 103V
235/55 R19 101V
235/45 R21 101Y XL
235/50 R20 104Y XL
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/55 R19 105Y XL
235/65 R18 110H XL
235/55 R19 105W XL
245/50 R20 102V
245/50 R19 105W XL
245/45 R21 104W XL
245/45 R20 103V XL
255/45 R21 106Y XL
255/45 R19 100V
255/50 R19 107Y XL
255/45 R20 105W XL
255/55 R19 111V XL
255/55 R20 110Y XL
255/50 R19 103W
255/55 R18 109Y XL
255/50 R20 109Y XL
255/45 R20 105Y XL
255/40 R21 102Y XL
255/55 R19 111Y XL
255/60 R18 112W XL
255/50 R19 103Y
265/45 R21 104W
265/50 R20 107V
265/50 R20 111Y XL
265/45 R20 108Y XL
265/40 R22 106Y XL
265/50 R19 110Y XL
265/40 R21 (105Y) XL
265/50 R20 111W XL
265/50 R20 101Y XL
265/60 R18 110V
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/55 R19 113Y XL
265/45 R21 108W XL
275/55 R19 111W
275/50 R21 113V XL
275/45 R20 110Y XL
275/35 R23 108Y XL
275/50 R19 112Y XL
275/40 R21 107Y XL
275/45 R20 110V XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/45 R21 110Y XL
275/50 R20 113Y XL
275/35 R22 104Y XL
275/40 R22 108Y XL
285/40 R20 108Y XL
285/35 R23 107Y XL
285/45 R20 112Y XL
285/50 R20 116W XL
285/40 R21 109Y XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/45 R21 113Y XL
285/45 R22 114Y XL
295/40 R20 110Y XL
295/40 R21 111Y XL
295/45 R19 113Y XL
295/35 R23 108Y XL
295/35 R21 (107Y) XL
295/35 R21 107Y XL
295/40 R22 112Y XL
305/40 R20 112Y XL
315/30 R23 111Y XL
315/35 R21 111Y XL
315/40 R21 115Y XL
325/40 R21 113Y
325/35 R20 108Y
325/40 R22 114Y
335/30 R23 111Y XL
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