Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus vs. Michelin Premier LTX vs. Michelin Premier A/S

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In choosing the best all-season tires for your car, the companies to consider include Pirelli and Michelin, but you can’t pick up just any “all-season” tire from these known brands, and that’s why we’re putting up this comparison article for you.

On a quick note, all-season tires are tires you could use on your car throughout the year – in Winter, Summer, and Autumn. They are well-built to withstand weather conditions and provide better traction as you drive through seasons.

This article compares the top 3 best all-season tires from Pirelli and Michelin. The tires include Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus, Michelin Premier A/S, and Michelin Premier LTX.

Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus vs. Michelin Premier LTX vs. Michelin Premier A/S: Comparison Table

These three tires weren’t just selected to be the best all-season options in the market. They pulled up a great performance across many factors, and below is a comprehensive chart of their various ratings.

 Pirelli Cinturato P7 PlusMichelin Premier A/S Michelin Premier LTX
Dry Performance543
Wet Performance453
Snow & Ice Performance343
Noise Level432
Comfort Level543
Treadwear Warranty70,000 miles60,000 miles60,000 miles
Price (varies by size)$144.00/each$120.00/each$160.00/each
Legend: Excellent – 5         Good – 4         Fair – 3        Bad –  2         Very bad – 1

The above chart would help you make a better choice from these tremendous all-seasons tires. Apparently, they all have specific areas where they perform best, as well as areas where they slack. So, choosing from these three options depends on the specs you prefer to go with.

Notwithstanding below is the detailed comparison of these tires; more like a comprehensive expansion of the chart above.

Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus vs.  Michelin Premier A/S vs. Michelin Premier LTX: Detailed Analysis

Generally, all-season tires are economical; they save you the cost of getting new tires, in and out of seasons. More so, they pull up a good performance on different terrains.

1. Dry Performance

The Winner: Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus

Among these three tires being compared here, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 performs outstandingly on dry roads – providing firm grip in the corners. It also provides outstanding balance and does not react quickly to small steering inputs, as against Michelin’s Premier LTX and Premier A/S.

Notwithstanding, the Cinturato P7 responds very well as you steer. According to Tiredeets, at medium steering inputs, the Cinturato P7 is more responsive than its alternatives from Bridgestone and Michelin.

The Premier A/S follows next to the Cinturato P7 in dry performance rating. Michelin Premier A/S handles well on dry pavements. It also provides excellent gripping and traction, suitable for everyday driving. Apparently, the Michelin Premier A/S is one of the best ground-touring tires to have.

Sadly, the Premier LTX comes last when compared with Cinturato P7 Plus and Premier A/S. Regardless, the tire still works fine on dry tarmacs across seasons.

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2. Wet Performance

The winner: Michelin Premier A/S

Michelin Premier A/S graces the podium as the best-performing all-season tire with outstanding performance on wet pavements.

The performance of Michelin Premier A/S is second to none on wet tarmacs. It responds rapidly as you brake on wet surfaces (including oily surfaces); more interestingly, the stopping distance is the shortest in this category. The hydroplaning resistance is simply outstanding even when it’s raining heavily.

In this category, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus comes second; however, it also performs very well on wet surfaces. The cornering grip while driving in the rain is pretty outstanding. Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus stopping distance on wet tarmacs is short – shorter than most of its premium competitors.

Again, the Michelin Premier LTX slack in this category. But this does not mean that Michelin Premier LTX’s performance on wet roads isn’t acceptable; it simply doesn’t match that of Premier A/S and Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus.

3. Snow & Ice Performance

The winner: Michelin Premier A/S

Driving through snowy or icy tarmacs needs a well-balanced, reliable tire. The Michelin Premier A/S is the winner in this category. It pulls the best performance in handling, corner gripping, and braking on snowy tarmacs, thanks to the multiple sipes it has on the tread blocks.

The next in this category is the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus. It also performs well on icy roads, thanks to Pirelli’s improved tread compound, and the introduction of multiple sipes in the asymmetric tread pattern.

Michelin Premier LTX can also drive through icy roads. The treads have multiple sipes on them, and it’s well-balanced.

4. Noise Level

The winner: Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus

Among the three tires compared here, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus is the quietest. While the Michelin Premier A/S and LTX tires are silent at low speeds, they somehow howl at higher speeds. However, the Cinturato P7 Plus still maintains relatively quiet sound at all speed levels.

5. Comfort Level

The winner:  Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus

All of these all-season tires provide impressive comfortability and quietness while driving. It’s a hard nut to crack here, but the Cinturato P7 Plus stands out because it is quieter and delivers better handling performance in different road conditions.

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6. Treadwear Warranty

The winner: Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus

Michelin tires are remarkable for their long-lasting tread life, but the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus beats Michelin’s Premier A/S and LTX in this category. While the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus bags a whopping 75,000-mile treadwear warranty, Michelin’s A/S, and LTX come with a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty each.

7. Price

The winner: Michelin Premier A/S

The Michelin Premier A/S is available at an average of $120.00 each, which is the cheapest among the three. However, it is important to note that prices differ in different stores; thus, the prices provided here are simply the average cost you should expect to buy either of these tires.

Final Thoughts

The Michelin Premier LTX didn’t win in any of the categories compared above, but it is the most expensive option. This is because the Michelin Premier LTX is truly an outstanding all-season tire with “premium” features.

However, it doesn’t really match the performance of the Michelin A/S and Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus in the categories compared above.

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Michelin’s Premier A/S and LTX are really some good all-season tires you could buy, but the Pirelli Cinturato P7 Plus is a daring competitor with so many great features.

Originally posted on April 9, 2022 @ 6:05 pm

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