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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Review (PS4S) - Worth It?

Here are the key stats for the Pilot Sport 4S, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance Summer
Release Date2017
Run Flat?No
Overall Score86/100


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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in Australia

This offering by Michelin has been around in Australia for about 7 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 229 sizes.

This max performance 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 4S 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 173 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4S tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Max Performance 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. ~$57 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 4S 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 $57 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.


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

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Pilot Sport 4S 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 4S 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 4S 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 4S tyres produce 71.8 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 4S 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 4S scores 5 out of 5 for comfort.

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With a UTQG treadwear rating of 300, the Pilot Sport 4S would theoretically last 3 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 AA.

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 4S tyres have a warranty of 6 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

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


With an overall rating of 86 out of 100, the Pilot Sport 4S tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for max performance 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: 300
  • Traction: AA (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 229 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4S tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

215/45 R17 91Y XL
215/35 R18 84Y XL
215/35 R18 (84Y) XL
215/45 R20 95Y
215/45 R20 (95Y) XL
225/35 R20 90Y XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/35 R19 88Y XL
225/40 R19 (93Y) XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/50 R18 99Y XL
225/35 R19 (88Y) XL
225/40 R18 (92Y) XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/45 R19 96Y XL
225/35 R20 (90Y) XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/45 R19 (96Y) XL
225/40 R18 92Y
235/45 R17 97Y XL
235/50 R18 101Y XL
235/35 R20 (92Y) XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/30 R20 (88Y) XL
235/45 R20 100Y XL
235/30 R20 88Y XL
235/40 R20 (96Y) XL
235/40 R19 (96Y) XL
235/40 R18 (95Y) XL
235/40 R20 96Y
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/35 R20 92Y XL
235/45 R20 (100Y) XL
235/35 R19 (91Y) XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
245/40 R21 (100Y) XL
245/35 R19 (93Y) XL
245/40 R19 (98Y) XL
245/30 R19 (89Y) XL
245/30 R20 (90Y) XL
245/30 R21 (91Y) XL
245/30 R22 (92Y) XL
245/45 R20 103Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/35 R21 96Y XL
245/35 R18 92Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/30 R20 90Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/35 R20 (95Y) XL
245/30 R21 91Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R20 (103Y) XL
245/40 R20 99Y XL
245/30 R19 89Y XL
245/40 R17 95Y XL
245/40 R20 (99Y) XL
245/35 R21 (96Y) XL
255/40 R21 (105Y) XL
255/45 R20 105Y XL
255/30 R22 95Y XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/30 R20 92Y XL
255/35 R21 98Y XL
255/30 R20 (92Y) XL
255/40 R19 (100Y) XL
255/40 R21 102Y XL
255/35 R22 (99Y) XL
255/35 R19 (96Y) XL
255/30 R22 (95Y) XL
255/35 R21 (98Y) XL
255/30 R19 91Y XL
255/40 R20 101Y XL
255/30 R21 93Y XL
255/45 R20 (105Y) XL
255/35 R19 (92Y)
255/30 R19 (91Y) XL
255/35 R19 92Y
255/40 R20 (101Y) XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R21 (102Y) XL
255/35 R20 (97Y) XL
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/30 R21 (93Y) XL
265/35 R20 99Y XL
265/35 R20 (99Y) XL
265/35 R22 (102Y) XL
265/40 R20 (104Y) XL
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/35 R21 101Y XL
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/30 R21 96Y XL
265/35 R19 98Y XL
265/40 R20 104Y XL
265/30 R20 94Y XL
265/40 R19 (102Y) XL
265/35 R21 (101Y) XL
265/35 R19 (98Y) XL
265/30 R21 (96Y) XL
265/40 R22 (106Y) XL
265/40 R22 106Y XL
265/35 R22 102Y XL
265/30 R20 (94Y) XL
265/35 R20 (102Y) XL
265/30 R19 (93Y) XL
265/40 R19 102Y XL
265/40 R21 (105Y) XL
275/40 R22 107Y XL
275/40 R22 (107Y) XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL
275/35 R19 96Y
275/35 R18 99Y XL
275/40 R20 (106Y) XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL
275/35 R21 103Y XL
275/35 R19 100Y XL
275/25 R21 92Y XL
275/30 R21 98Y XL
275/30 R21 (98Y) XL
275/40 R22 108Y XL
275/30 R20 (97Y) XL
275/35 R20 (102Y) XL
275/40 R22 (108Y) XL
275/40 R19 (105Y) XL
275/35 R19 (96Y)
275/35 R21 (103Y) XL
275/30 R19 96Y XL
275/35 R19 (100Y) XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/25 R21 (92Y) XL
275/30 R19 (96Y) XL
275/35 R22 (104Y) XL
275/40 R19 105Y XL
285/30 R20 99Y XL
285/25 R20 93Y XL
285/25 R20 (93Y) XL
285/30 R20 (99Y) XL
285/25 R22 (95Y) XL
285/35 R19 103Y XL
285/30 R19 98Y XL
285/30 R22 (101Y) XL
285/40 R22 (110Y) XL
285/40 R23 111Y XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/40 R18 (105Y) XL
285/35 R21 (108Y) XL
285/35 R22 (106Y) XL
285/35 R19 (103Y) XL
285/35 R22 106Y XL
285/30 R22 101Y XL
285/35 R20 (104Y) XL
285/30 R21 (100Y) XL
285/35 R20 104Y XL
285/30 R21 100Y XL
285/40 R23 (111Y) XL
285/30 R19 (98Y) XL
285/35 R18 101Y XL
295/30 R18 98Y XL
295/25 R20 (95Y) XL
295/35 R19 104Y XL
295/30 R20 (101Y) XL
295/35 R20 (105Y) XL
295/35 R21 (107Y) XL
295/35 R22 108Y XL
295/25 R21 (96Y) XL
295/25 R19 (94Y) XL
295/35 R22 (108Y) XL
295/30 R21 (102Y) XL
295/25 R22 (97Y) XL
295/25 R21 96Y XL
295/30 R21 102Y XL
295/35 R20 105Y XL
295/45 R18 (112Y) XL
295/25 R20 95Y XL
295/35 R19 (104Y) XL
295/30 R19 (100Y) XL
295/30 R18 (98Y) XL
295/25 R22 97Y XL
295/30 R20 101Y XL
295/30 R19 100Y XL
295/35 R21 107Y XL
305/35 R20 (104Y)
305/25 R20 (97Y) XL
305/30 R21 104Y XL
305/30 R20 103Y XL
305/30 R19 102Y XL
305/30 R20 (103Y) XL
305/30 R19 (102Y) XL
305/25 R21 (98Y) XL
305/25 R20 97Y XL
305/25 R21 98Y XL
305/35 R20 104Y
305/30 R21 (104Y) XL
305/35 R20 (107Y) XL
315/30 R20 (104Y) XL
315/30 R22 (107Y) XL
315/30 R19 (104Y) XL
315/30 R23 (108Y) XL
315/35 R20 (110Y) XL
315/30 R20 104Y XL
315/30 R22 107Y XL
315/30 R21 105Y XL
315/30 R21 (105Y) XL
325/30 R21 108Y XL
325/25 R20 (101Y) XL
325/30 R19 (105Y) XL
325/25 R21 102Y XL
325/25 R21 (102Y) XL
325/25 R20 101Y XL
325/35 R23 (115Y) XL
325/35 R23 115Y XL
325/30 R21 (108Y) XL
325/35 R22 (114Y) XL
325/35 R22 114Y
325/30 R19 105Y XL
335/25 R22 105Y
335/25 R22 (105Y) XL
345/30 R20 106Y XL
345/30 R20 (106Y)
355/30 R19 (110Y) XL
355/25 R21 (107Y) XL
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