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Tire Review: Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season LRR 18 Tires

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#1 OFFLINE   Christopher Ngo

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 02:32 AM

After about 36,200 miles, the Goodyear LS2s needed to be replaced. They were loud, the impact noises was ridiculous, wet traction was terrible, it never tracked straight, it needed to be replaced. 

 

A lot of people recommended the Continental Pure contacts, I have them on the EcoBoost Fusion and liked it. But for my Fusion Hybrid, I decided to try the Pirelli tires because they were fairly new and weren't out when we got the Continental tires. 

 

First Impressions after getting them installed were spectacular! I thought for a while that the Continental tires were the way to go, but the Pirellis are ridiculously good. They beat the Continentals in noise, comfort, and steering feel. They made the steering feel a little bit more hefty, maybe that is because they are new and haven't been completely broken in yet. But when we got those Continentals it didn't feel like that. The Pirelli doesn't allow much of the road's imperfections into the cabin. It is a very comfortable ride. But it allows just enough road vibrations so you can "feel the road" so you don't feel completely isolated from the road. It adds more confidence and lets you know what is going on. The noise of the tires (or the lack thereof) are not perceptible to the ears at all. They work really well with the ANC in the hybrid. All you hear is wind and engine noise. The downside to that is that you will here a little bit more engine noise during acceleration now.

 

The dealer set the tire pressure at 32 PSI, I might raise it to about 38 or 40 PSI, MPG at 32 PSI were around 41.4 to about 45.8. Those would probably increase when if i set the tires to 38 or 40 PSI.

 

I have not driven these tires in the rain yet, *Drought over in the low country state.* I will update this post when I finally do drive it in the rain. 

 

Summery:

Very Quiet

Excellent Steering Response

Very Comfortable, Little to no vibrations

MPG at 32 PSI is better then LS2s at 42 PSI (Will get better)

Price is a little high, but It is worth it

Highly Recommend :)

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   billford

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 03:04 PM

Is the raised edge called the rim protector the same as the original tires?

 

What's the maximum pressure?

 

I don't need tires yet, but always like to keep in touch on what's out there and what owners recommend...thanks for the review.



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 05:15 PM

Welcome to the Forum and nice review, thanks!

 

You mention the Conti Pure Contacts, there are a number of their tires with that name, some are not as good as others. 

The type we've had good luck with are the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology LRR model tire.

Is this the exact model tire on your EcoBoost Fusion that you are comparing to the Pirelli?


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 05:39 PM

Thanks for the nice review. It's good to hear what others have tried and tested.


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:02 PM

The April 2015 issue of Consumer Reports has the results of their latest tire testing.

 

For All-Season Tires these topped their tests:

  • Michelin Defender
  • Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season
  • Pirelli P4 Four Seasons
  • Yokohama Avid Ascend

For Performance All-Season Tires these topped their tests:

  • H Speed Rating
    • Michelin Primacy MXV4
    • Continental  PureContact
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    • Continental  PureContact
    • Michelin Primacy MXV4

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#6 OFFLINE   Christopher Ngo

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 11:40 PM

Welcome to the Forum and nice review, thanks!

 

You mention the Conti Pure Contacts, there are a number of their tires with that name, some are not as good as others. 

The type we've had good luck with are the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology LRR model tire.

Is this the exact model tire on your EcoBoost Fusion that you are comparing to the Pirelli?

Yep, I have the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus on the EcoBoost Fusion. Still really good tires. They would probably do better in the snow then the Pirelli tires would. They also have a stiffer sidewall so they have even a lower rolling resistance. Both are good tires, If you are willing to trade off a little bit of MPG for noise and comfort, go with the Pirelli tires, If you want a more sporty feel and better MPG with snow traction, PureContacts would be better.


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#7 OFFLINE   Christopher Ngo

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 11:42 PM

Is the raised edge called the rim protector the same as the original tires?

 

What's the maximum pressure?

 

I don't need tires yet, but always like to keep in touch on what's out there and what owners recommend...thanks for the review.

There isn't as much of the rim protector as the original tires, But it is still there, just not as much. The maximum pressure is 51 PSI. Just set mine to 38 PSI today. 



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:44 AM

I put 73,000 and 4 years on my original Michelins, so it was time to replace.  Continental PureContacts were unavailable, Michelins were $50/tire more, so I went with the Pirellis based upon good reviews from this forum and elsewhere.

 

1st impression - What a difference in the ride!  The Pirellis are very smooth - way quieter than the previous Michelins.  Even my passengers noticed the "softer ride" as it glided over the road this weekend.  And I definitely appreciate the difference.

 

MPG-wise - it is taking a definite hit.  I do not know if there is a "break-in" period for new tires, but MPG stayed around 44.  This morning, my commute yielded 46mpg, where I would have normally expected 54mpg.  Not complaining about getting MPG in the 40s, though.  I will certainly take a smoother, quieter ride with a 70K warranty in exchange for a few MPGs.

 

Summary - so far, so good.  :)


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 09:23 PM

Looking on tirerack.com, I see they offer the PIRELLI CINTURATO P7 RUN FLAT. Anyone tried these? They seem to be the perfect solution for a car without a spare.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:32 AM

If your looking for an ECO rated tire. Run flat tires are not for you.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:36 AM

I put 73,000 and 4 years on my original Michelins, so it was time to replace.  Continental PureContacts were unavailable, Michelins were $50/tire more, so I went with the Pirellis based upon good reviews from this forum and elsewhere.

 

1st impression - What a difference in the ride!  The Pirellis are very smooth - way quieter than the previous Michelins.  Even my passengers noticed the "softer ride" as it glided over the road this weekend.  And I definitely appreciate the difference.

 

MPG-wise - it is taking a definite hit.  I do not know if there is a "break-in" period for new tires, but MPG stayed around 44.  This morning, my commute yielded 46mpg, where I would have normally expected 54mpg.  Not complaining about getting MPG in the 40s, though.  I will certainly take a smoother, quieter ride with a 70K warranty in exchange for a few MPGs.

 

Summary - so far, so good.  :)

When I replaced my Michelins with the Pirelli P7s and my mileage got better.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:16 AM

I am hoping for the same.  And I am considering that yesterday's (& today's) poor morning commute MPGs might have been the early morning weather - 60 and foggy, as more of a contributing factor.  My afternoon commute home (82 & Sunny) garnered 51mpg vs. the usual 46mpg. 

 

We'll know more over time.  In the meanwhile, I will continue to enjoy my "glider" tires.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:36 PM

If your looking for an ECO rated tire. Run flat tires are not for you.

But they do list them as having Low Rolling Resistance. From the description:

"The Pirelli Ecoimpact icons on the sidewalls of Cinturato P7 Run Flat tires highlight their contribution to the environment with regards to energy efficiency, clean air, low noise and long wear."

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:39 PM

My point was that a tire that combines LRR and run flat technology would seem to be ideal.

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

I've had the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus H rated, since April.

I also considered the run flat version for your same reasons.

 

The performance of both was noted between the versions. According to TireRack .

I felt the performance gain of the the full tire was worth the performance loss when the tire is flat.

 

I'm very happy with my choice.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:22 PM

I just bought a 2017 FFH Platinum.
 
My morning commute takes me from West of St. Louis to 15 miles East into Illinois.  I get to go through St. Louis City and then East St. Louis after crossing the Mississippi.  According to analysis of a 2015 FBI report, St. Louis City (not the larger County) is #1 in violent crime rates in the U.S. (sorry Detroit at #2).
 
I don't know anything about tires, but I think I would feel MUCH safer with run-flat tires.
 
I currently have the following I copied from my OEM sidewalls:
 

MICHELIN  X GREEN
MICHELINS RADIAL XY
ENERGY SAVER A/S
R18 
94V
235/45 R18
F6949N
X110                
73 68 100  

I have a bid on four run-flat Bridgestone tires from my local Firestone dealer.
Any thoughts? Will swapping the "energy saver" tires for these run-flats kill my mileage?

"BRIDGESTONE TIRES WITH RUN FLAT, PACKAGE"
017800 DRIVEGUARD BL 235/45R18 XL98W 50,000 Mile    $184.99 x 4 739.96
TPMS
ROAD HAZARD (May decline at $26.82 per tire)
.. lots of other stuff including all discounts he could find..

TOTAL
Parts: $775, Labor $48.18, Tax 66.30, Shop Supplies $2.41
OUT THE DOOR (on car) $892

(I would still have the 4 OEM Michelin wheels in my garage.. a small problem)

I am going to look at a company that caters primary to dealer wheel swaps on new cars:

Detroit Wheel and Tire
https://detroitwheelandtire.com/

Should be interesting
 



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:21 PM

I could be interested in buying the take off wheels/tires if we could work it out. 



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 06:42 AM

Had the same tires on another car. I decided to try them because I got a nice offer at 4 wheel online. So far, I have no complaints. Traction on dry and wet roads is good. Cornering is somewhat adequate. Never tried them in the snow though.







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