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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Plus Review

By: Kelly Burgess on September 15, 2016

Bottom Line

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Plus is the top-ranked tire in surveys of grand touring all-season tires at TireRack.com; getting Superior scores in all but two categories; traction in ice and snow. It comes with a long warranty and is reported as offering a quiet, comfortable ride.

Pros

  • Excellent handling
  • Resists hydroplaning well
  • Fuel efficient
  • Superior ride quality

Cons

  • Poor traction in ice and deep snow
Our Analysis
Specs

Breaking it down

Performance

Top-rated grip and handling. As a high-performance all-season tire, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Plus demonstrates excellent cornering stability and steering. In their comparison, editors with TireRack.com say the Cinturato P7 handles "very well." In their overall road rating. On dry pavement, the Pirelli tire is predictable and responsive, though handling drops during wet-pavement tests. The H-speed-rated Cinturato P7 is better on snow than the faster V-speed-rated version, according to a leading consumer organization, but otherwise the two tires perform identically.

Comfort

Very quiet. The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All-Season Plus delivers a "smooth and well-refined ride," say editors with TireRack.com. Both owners and experts praise the Cinturato P7 for having very low tread noise. "The tread pattern of the Pirelli was found to generate relatively low volume," say TireRack.com editors. In the owner review section of the same website, a number of owners note that these Pirelli tires offer one of the quietest, smoothest rides they've ever experienced.

Durability

Excellent tread warranty. Hundreds of owners posting at TireRack.com give the Pirelli All-Season Plus Superior scores for treadwear, and Pirelli backs up that confidence with a long, 70,000 mile treadwear warranty. Most owner reviewers say the Cinturato P7 wears evenly and quietly. In expert testing the V-speed-rated Cinturato is found to have an estimated treadlife of 65,000 miles, the H-speed-rated Cinturato's is 70,000.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org
Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

Editors include H-speed and V-speed-rated Pirelli Cinturato P7 in their evaluation of performance all-season tires. They test its braking distances, water-shedding, ride comfort, rolling resistance and tread life, among other criteria, against dozens of other models, giving each tire an overall score.

Editors of TireRack.com, June 6, 2014

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 is compared to three other grand touring all-season tires, the Continental PureContact w/EcoPlus Technology, the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus and the Michelin Premier A/S. Editors conclude that, "Any one of these tires will deliver a nice driving experience out on the road." The Pirelli is specifically praised for its "smooth and comfortable ride."

Editors of TireRack.com, May 24, 2013

Editors with TireRack.com test Pirelli Cinturato P7 on track and real-world courses, comparing it to the Michelin Primacy MXV4, Continental PureContact and Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS. The Pirelli shows good stability, handling and steering in dry conditions.

Contributors to TireRack.com, As of September 2016

TireRack.com includes two sets of owner-reported data on the Pirelli Cinturato P7: a compiling of about 635 owner reviews and an owner survey that includes 42 grand-touring all-season tires. The Cinturato P7 takes first place in the survey, with top marks for resisting hydroplaning, traction on dry roads and ride quality, while earning an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5.

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