Pirelli P6 Four Seasons Review (2020 Update)

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Overview

The Pirelli P6 Four seasons tire is a premium touring tire designed to provide a stable and comfortable ride all year round.

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Pirelli P6 Fours Seasons Performance Review

Treadwear and Durability

The Pirelli P6 four seasons tire asymmetric tread pattern works to optimize the tire’s performance in various weather conditions. The two central grooves running around the entire tire flush water from beneath your vehicle when driving in wet conditions, improving the car’s grip and handling. The symmetrical block pattern on the shoulders helps stabilize your vehicle on all terrain, while the siping between the blocks improves snow traction in snowy conditions. The same goes for the intricate siping on the rest of the surface: the deeper grooves help irrigate loose snow and the smaller cuts collect snow to increase grip — snow adheres to snow better than rubber does!

This Pirelli P6 also features the Extra Low Rolling Resistance system. This technology uses an added silica compound to increase your tire’s adaptability to winter conditions and comes with several key benefits:

  • Treated tires: Silica increases rubber’s flexibility and makes it more supple in extreme temperatures. Whereas rubber itself tends to harden, crack, split, or break when exposed to the cold for long periods of time, silica-treated tires don’t come with the same difficulties. Because they are more flexible, the treated surface bends and absorbs shock from cold hard roads and ensures your comfort even in the colder months.
  • Low rolling resistance: The Pirelli P6’s flexible surface means it adapts easily to a variety of terrains. This adaptability translates to a low rolling resistance. In other words, the tire does not produce high levels of friction with the driving surface. This translates to a smooth and comfortable ride no matter the external temperature and the tire’s responsiveness makes your vehicle all the easier to handle.
  • Fuel Economy: Because of the low levels of rolling resistance, your vehicle won’t have to work as hard to move forwards. In the short term, this will mean you experience an incredibly comfortable drive. In the long term, it also means you will experience valuable fuel savings. So, the Pirelli P6 four season’s flexible and adaptable surface will actually save you money.

Dry Performance

The Pirelli P6 four seasons tire performs put up an excellent dry road performance. The thick shoulder blocks on the tire’s surface make for an incredibly stable design built to provide comfort for you, the driver. The central rib works to enhance stability but also acts as a reinforcement, helping distribute weight evenly across the tire to improve durability. This combination will prove invaluable over long stretches of hot summer highways that really test your tread’s stability and durability.

Wet Performance

Although slightly less impressive than its dry performance according to various customer review aggregators, the Pirelli P6 still demonstrates excellent handling on wet roads. A tire’s grip on wet surfaces comes from the micro-slip between the rubber and the road, which in turn creates traction and enables the vehicle to move and brake efficiently. The solid block asymmetric tread pattern along with the narrower siping provide tread depth and texture to the wheel, increasing its capability to grip the road beneath whether its fresh asphalt or worn smooth.

Hydroplaning is a threat to any driver. We’ve all experienced that dreaded sliding feeling and griped the steering wheel until our car readjusts. In order to minimize the risk of hydroplaning, all weather tires factor in water irrigation. The deep central cuts along the middle of the P6 four seasons increase the wheel’s ability to quickly clear water as it moves, reducing the buffer between the wheel. The reduced water means increased grip and less risk of hydroplaning. Save it for the water skis!

Snow Traction and Braking Performance

While excellent over wet and dry roads, the Pirelli P6 is not designed for intensely snowy weather. The tread pattern is optimized for stability and comfort, but not necessarily for grip in extreme temperatures. While the P6 four seasons material is well suited to very cold conditions, the siping does not feature the same level of specifically designed grip as winter tires. This is only to be expected from an all-seasons tire as they must be adaptable to all seasons as opposed to just one. If you live somewhere with milder winters, perhaps with more rain than snow, don’t let this feature deter you!

Comfort & Noise

Here is where the Pirelli P6 four seasons really shines. You’d be hard pressed to find another all seasons tire that provides this level of comfort. We have the thick block tread design and central rib to thank for this. Both allow for an exceptional level of stability, which in turn means an extremely quiet drive. The noise levels are extremely low at high and low speeds. Treat yourself (and your neighbours) to the quiet comfort of the Pirelli P6 four seasons.

Tire specifications & sizes

Specifications

The Pirelli P6 four seasons are available in a range of sizes, with a diameter between 24.3″ to 25.6″ and a max load between 1235 lbs and 1356 lbs. These tires are designed for standard passenger vehicles and usually retail for around $150-$200.

Tire sizes available

15″

P195/60R-15 88H BLK
P195/65R-15 91H BLK
P205/60R15 91H MBZ B
P205/65R-15 94H BLK

16″

P205/50R16 87H FRD B
P205/55R16 91H BLK
P205/60R16 92V MBZ
P205/60R16 92H MBZ B
215/55R16XL97H SAB B
P215/60R16 95V MBZ
P215/60R16 95H MBZ B
P215/60R16 95H BSW
225/55R16 95H BLK
P225/60R16 98H MBZ B

17″

P205/50R17XL 90H AUD
P215/50R17 91V BLK
P215/55R17 94V AUD
P225/45R17XL 94V SAB
P225/50R17 94V AUD
P225/60R17 98V FRD B
P235/45R17 94H AUD B
P235/45R17XL 94V SAB
P235/55R17 99H AUD B

18″

225/55R18 97H FRD B
P225/60R18 99H FRD B

What Vehicles Will The P6 Four Seasons Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura TL, RDX
  • Audi A4, A3, A5, A6, A8
  • BMW 525i, X3
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Ford Focus, Fusion, Taurus X, Five Hundred, Freestyle
  • Honda Accord, Civic
  • Mazda 5, Mazda 3
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS500, E350
  • Mercury Montego Premier, Sable
  • Nissan Maxima, Quest
  • Pontiac G5
  • Saab 9-7X, 9-3, 9-5
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Passat
  • Volvo S60, S80

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Pirelli P6 sour seasons is an impressive touring tire. With unparalleled comfort and impressive handling and versatility in a whole range of driving conditions, this product is sure to tick all the boxes for a driver in milder climates.