Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season Review
The next-generation of all-season performance tires has arrived with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season.
- Improved grip in all areas
- Long tread life
- Consistent grip over time
- Still not ideal for winter
Michelin is always pushing the boundaries of tire technology and capability and the Pilot Sport 4 All Season is no different.
Dry performance is fantastic thanks to not just the tread compound but shoulder tread blocks that offer even more rubber for next-level grip under cornering. In fact, the performance of this tire is so impressive Michelin calls it “supercar certified” being the first ever all-season tire to be equipped on the new mid-engine Corvette. It’s also an OE fitment for some Porsche and Tesla models.
But an all-season tire needs to do more than just offer summer performance and here is where it really does impress. Using a higher level of Silica-infused rubber the tire is able to maintain its grip in the wet unlike any other.
And when the temperature drops, Michelin made sure these all-season tires still stay effective. Making use of the brand’s Helio+ technology, the tread compound is more resistant to cold temperatures, ensuring it doesn’t freeze up and loose grip. Combined with siping across the tread blocks this results in a 10% improvement in snow traction.
Overall Michelin says that when compared to the already exceptional Pilot Sport AS 3+, this tire offers 4% better braking in the dry, 5% better braking in the wet and that 10% improvement in snow.
And perhaps best of all is that you’ll be able to rely on this performance level for years. This tire comes with an impressive 45,000 mile tread life warranty, which isn’t nearly as high as some other performance all-seasons, but don’t get sucked into an apples-to-oranges comparison, these are some next-level performance tires.
When compared against it’s closes rivals, Michelin’s internal testing showed that real-world tread life was as much as 12 percent more than the Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06, 25 percent more than the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus and 29 percent more than the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS Pole Position. And critically, Michelin also backs this tire with its Total Performance philosophy. The brand is committed to making tires that offer the same level of grip throughout the tire’s life, not just the first few thousand miles.
With reasonable pricing, it’s hard to recommend a better all-season performance tire than the new Pilot Sport 4 All Season.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season Price
Pricing for the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season ranges quite broadly, starting at around $140 per tire for a 16-inch size and going up to just over $400 for a 22-inch fitment.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season Warranty
Michelin backs the Pilot Sport 4 All Season with a 45,000 mile warranty. The brand’s standard limited warranty also applies, which covers defects in materials and workmanship for 6 years.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season Sizes