Don’t confuse these Cinturato P7s for the newer, more expensive Cinturato P7 All Season Plus IIs.
Walmart currently has a decent sale on the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires for less than $88 a tire (that’s $352 before taxes, out the door.) A quick glance on Pirellis Cinturato lineup of tires reveals the P7 All Season will, more than likely, be superseded by the P7 All season Plus IIs. That being said, if you’re looking for a good all-season tire with solid engineering, exceptional dry-weather performance, and don’t mind sub-par performance in the powdery stuff, you can’t go wrong with these Cinturato P7 All Season plus tires.
Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires, engineered in N. America and made in Mexico
Although Pirelli is an Italian brand, as a global tire maker, Pirelli has manufacturing sites in 12 different countries. Pirelli is also largely owned by Marco Polo International Italy, an intermediate holding company for ChemChina (a chinese state-owned chemical company with a 45 percent stake in Pirelli.) If you think all Pirelli Tires are made in Italy by Italians, that’s not exactly true anymore.
The Cinturato tire’s progenitor is the Pirelli Cintura, a tire Pirelli first made in 1952. The Cinturato lineup of tires has a long history with several evolutions, bringing us to today’s modern Cinturato for the N. American Market.
According to Best-Tire-Review.com, the “The Cinurato P7 (and P7 All Season Plus) is produced exclusively at Pirelli’s new state of the art plant in Silao, Mexico, where Pirelli now makes most of it’s premium tires for the US market.”
Are the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires any good?
The Cinturato P7 was engineered as a UHP or Ultra High Performance Summer tire for North Americas premium cars and crossovers. Pirelli than baked in some All-Season technology by improving on the tire compound and adding in additional siping to its Cinturato P7 tread pattern for decent wet weather performance.
Whereas the Cinturato P7 All Season was supposed to be a grand touring tire for any month of the year, improvements needed to be made. Enter the All Season Plus, which claims to “deliver long lasting mileage with an eco friendly tread compound and enhanced grip on both wet and dry roads.”
Made for vehicles with tire sizes from 16-20 inches, it’s meant for most small to full size sedans and crossovers.
The general consensus reading through dozens of review is that the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus is a very good all-around performer in most conditions, including wet.
Many report, compared to their OEM tires, the P7 All Season Plus was quieter, more comfortable, and provided better handling when swapping these on.
In addition, many reported confidence-inspiring performance that allowed owners to take their cars around corners at speed without fear of losing traction.
Wet and dry braking were better than average.
The only cons, if any, were this tire’s performance in snowy conditions which, if we’re being honest, is really stretching the capabilities of what’s really an over-engineered Summer tire.
Pirelli has a 70,000 mile limited warranty on these particular tires which Pirelli will honor only if you rotate them every 5,000-7,0000 miles at Pirelli approved tire dealers. Even so, Cinturato P7 Plus owners report these tires going the distance, they last up to and beyond the warranty. These tires will last you several years if you rotate them before that 7,000 mile warranty limit. Given the average American drives around 13,000 miles a year, you’re looking at at least two tire rotations a year.
Here are a handful of reviews that should push you over the fence, either way, if you’re deciding on these Walmart specials.
A 2012 Subaru Impreza owner at 40,500 miles on these tires reports,
I am currently at 40,500 miles on these tires and they are still preforming very well. They are still very quiet, smooth riding, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to a friend. I have noticed that the treadwear has accelerated a tad in the heat of the summer but they will still outlast the 80K mile warranty. These tires were great in the snow and had very good stopping distances. Ice traction leaves a bit to be desired and they do seem to hydroplane in standing water easier than the Goodyear Comfortred Touring tires that I had previously.
He expects to get up to 80,000 miles.
A 2014 VW Passast owner at 40,000 miles writes,
“With now 40,000 miles on these tires I still have 7/32 left on each. They are still super quiet and these are the first tires I was able to rotate and the noise level did not increase at all. These tires are by far the best I have ever owned and I expect to get a second year out of them when I usually have to replace tires after 30,000 miles. Seriously consider these tires if you want a smooth, quiet, responsive tire for your car.”
So, it’s really a no-brainer, if you need all seasons and your budget is under $400, the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus is a go.