Newer does not always mean better.

We recently completed our first tire test of the 2010 test season. This was a test between three all new High Performance All-Season tires.

Firestone Precision Sport

Sumitomo HTR A/S PO1

Yokohama AVID ENVigor

And the oldest tire of the group, the good old tried and true Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S.

I do feel that all of the new tires tested were genuine improvements over the older models that they replaced. However, I still feel none of them were quite as good as the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

The Michelin still has the best ride comfort and low noise ride quality not normally found in an all-season performance tire. Plus when you push the tire a bit hard, I continue to find that this tire will take all you can give it and more. After over 5 years of service in the High Performance All-Season category, it still continues to deliver and put a smile on my face every time I drive it.

Details on the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S can be found here.

To see how the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S stacks up in the High Performance All-Season category look here.

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