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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV Review - Buy Or Avoid? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Pilot Sport 4 SUV, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleStreet/Sport Truck Summer
Release Date2019
Run Flat?No
Overall Score88/100


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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV in Australia

This offering by Michelin has been around in Australia for about 5 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 86 sizes.

This street/sport truck summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The Pilot Sport 4 SUV Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 67 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Street/Sport Truck Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$49 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.2L/100km. This works out to $49 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.


Here's how the Pilot Sport 4 SUV compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Pilot Sport 4 SUV ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
ANo difference

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent grip and handling in wet conditions relative to other tyres.


Here's how the Pilot Sport 4 SUV compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.


EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
(A - C)
B (72 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres produce 72.3 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).


Here's how the Pilot Sport 4 SUV compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the Pilot Sport 4 SUV scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

  • TireRack: Best in Street/Sport Truck Summer
  • AutoBild Allrad 2023: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Auto Bild Allrad: SUV Summer Tire Test R18
  • Autobild: Summer SUV Tire Test R19


With a UTQG treadwear rating of 220, the Pilot Sport 4 SUV would theoretically last 2.2 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.


The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

These tyres score a grade of A.


The Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres have a warranty of 6 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these street/sport truck summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!


With an overall rating of 88 out of 100, the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for street/sport truck summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of C, which is more or less average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of A, which is outstanding.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 220
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 86 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4 SUV tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

225/60 R18 100V
225/55 R19 99V
225/65 R17 106V XL
235/50 R19 99V
235/55 R19 101Y
235/45 R20 100V XL
235/65 R17 108W XL
235/60 R19 107V XL
235/60 R18 107W XL
235/60 R18 107V XL
235/55 R20 105W XL
235/50 R21 101W
235/60 R18 103V
235/55 R19 101V
235/45 R21 101Y XL
235/50 R20 104Y XL
235/65 R17 108V XL
235/55 R19 105Y XL
235/65 R18 110H XL
235/55 R19 105W XL
245/50 R20 102V
245/50 R19 105W XL
245/45 R21 104W XL
245/45 R20 103V XL
255/45 R21 106Y XL
255/45 R19 100V
255/50 R19 107Y XL
255/45 R20 105W XL
255/55 R19 111V XL
255/55 R20 110Y XL
255/50 R19 103W
255/55 R18 109Y XL
255/50 R20 109Y XL
255/45 R20 105Y XL
255/40 R21 102Y XL
255/55 R19 111Y XL
255/60 R18 112W XL
255/50 R19 103Y
265/45 R21 104W
265/50 R20 107V
265/50 R20 111Y XL
265/45 R20 108Y XL
265/40 R22 106Y XL
265/50 R19 110Y XL
265/40 R21 (105Y) XL
265/50 R20 111W XL
265/50 R20 101Y XL
265/60 R18 110V
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/55 R19 113Y XL
265/45 R21 108W XL
275/55 R19 111W
275/50 R21 113V XL
275/45 R20 110Y XL
275/35 R23 108Y XL
275/50 R19 112Y XL
275/40 R21 107Y XL
275/45 R20 110V XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/45 R21 110Y XL
275/50 R20 113Y XL
275/35 R22 104Y XL
275/40 R22 108Y XL
285/40 R20 108Y XL
285/35 R23 107Y XL
285/45 R20 112Y XL
285/50 R20 116W XL
285/40 R21 109Y XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/45 R21 113Y XL
285/45 R22 114Y XL
295/40 R20 110Y XL
295/40 R21 111Y XL
295/45 R19 113Y XL
295/35 R23 108Y XL
295/35 R21 (107Y) XL
295/35 R21 107Y XL
295/40 R22 112Y XL
305/40 R20 112Y XL
315/30 R23 111Y XL
315/35 R21 111Y XL
315/40 R21 115Y XL
325/40 R21 113Y
325/35 R20 108Y
325/40 R22 114Y
335/30 R23 111Y XL
Louis from Tyre Geek


I'm Louis, an engineer passionate about helping Australians choose better tyres for their vehicles!