Pirelli Cinturato P7 Review
Manufactured to meet the needs of OEMs, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 comes equipped on numerous cars and crossovers from the factory.
- Great wet traction
- Above-average winter traction
- Fun-flat and self-sealing technology
- No specific tread life warranty
- Not super engaging to drive in the dry
As you might expect for an OEM-equipped tire, this result in benefits and drawbacks. First, the benefits.
Car manufacturers want a well-rounded tire that will meed the needs of an extremely wide range of drivers in different regions. And that’s exactly what you get here. A a touring all-season, it lives on the premium end of the all-season tire scale and offers not only solid traction year-round, but also great comfort and an incredibly quiet ride.
Four large circumferential grooves work to evacuate water and prevent hydroplaning. In particular, the two central grooves are extra wide to handle the bulk of this work. Combined with the tread compound material, the Cinturato P7 gives great wet weather grip and braking. And thanks to the high amount of siping, it also performs well above average when it comes to winter performance.
The tread pattern with its wavy sections are designed specifically to cancel out road noise, a key concern of automakers, to make sure your ride is as quiet as possible. Pirelli even engineered a new technology called PNCS (Pirelli Noise Cancelling System) that uses an extra layer of foam inside the tire to absorb additional road noise.
This same tread design and compound is also made to reduce rolling resistance and help your vehicle’s fuel economy.
Another benefit of this being a factory equipped tire is that it’s also run-flat meaning you can drive up to 50 miles on a punctured tire thanks to the extra stiff sidewalls. And to add to this benefit, Pirelli has engineered a new “Seal Inside” system that works to self-seal punctures, stopping the tire from deflating and even needing the run flat technology. According to Pirelli, this will help avoid 85% of accidents caused by a sudden tire deflation.
So with all of this great engineering, what’s not to love about the Cinturato P7? Well, there are really just two simple things. First, it doesn’t come with a specific road life warranty. The Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tire (another in Pirelli’s lineup) does get a 70,000 mile warranty though and based off user feedback we do expect that to be the same here. The only other drawback is that as a tire designed to be all things to everyone, it’s a bit lackluster when it comes to driving engagement. We’re being a bit picky here, but this is a Pirelli and we expect quite a bit from the brand.
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Price
Pricing for the Pirelli Cinturato P7 starts at roughly $125 per tire for a 16-inch fitment and goes up to approximately $450 per tire for a 21-inch fitment.
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Warranty
Pirelli doesn’t offer a tread life warranty on the Cinturato P7. It is backed by the brand’s limited warranty. This covers defects in materials and workmanship in the tire. If there’s a defect fund in the first year or first 2/32-inch tread wear the tire will be replaced free of charge. After that point and down to the final 2/32-inch of tread wear, Pirelli will replace the tire on a pro-rated basis.
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Sizes