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Pirelli Cinturato P1

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Review - Buy Or Avoid? [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Cinturato P1, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
Release Date2010
Run Flat?No
Overall Score73/100


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Pirelli Cinturato P1 in Australia

This offering by Pirelli has been around in Australia for about 14 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 78 sizes.

This premium touring 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 Cinturato P1 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 47 sizes of the Cinturato P1 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Premuim Touring 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 Cinturato P1 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 Cinturato P1 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Cinturato P1 ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

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 Cinturato P1 tyres rank a B on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 2.5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.


Here's how the Cinturato P1 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 (69 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 Cinturato P1 tyres produce 69.4 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 Cinturato P1 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 Cinturato P1 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.


With a UTQG treadwear rating of 420, the Cinturato P1 would theoretically last 4.2 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 Cinturato P1 tyres have a warranty of 1 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

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


With an overall rating of 73 out of 100, the Cinturato P1 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premuim touring 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 B, which is above average.

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: 420
  • 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 78 sizes of the Cinturato P1 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

145/65 R15 72H
155/65 R14 75T
155/60 R15 74H
165/60 R14 75H
165/65 R15 81T
165/65 R14 79T
165/70 R14 81T
175/65 R14 82H
175/70 R14 88T XL
175/60 R15 81H
175/65 R15 84H
175/70 R14 84T
175/65 R14 82T
175/55 R15 77H
175/65 R15 84T
185/55 R15 82H
185/60 R15 88H XL
185/65 R15 88T
185/60 R14 82H
185/65 R15 88V
185/55 R16 83V
185/60 R15 84H
185/65 R15 81H
185/55 R14 80H
185/65 R14 86T
185/65 R15 92T XL
185/60 R15 84T
185/55 R16 87H XL
185/65 R15 88H
185/65 R14 86H
185/55 R15 82V
195/55 R16 87T
195/50 R16 88V XL
195/55 R16 87W
195/65 R15 95T XL
195/50 R16 84H
195/55 R16 91V XL
195/55 R16 87V
195/50 R15 82H
195/55 R15 85H
195/50 R15 82V
195/65 R15 91H
195/65 R15 95H XL
195/60 R15 88H
195/60 R16 89H
195/65 R15 91T
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 87H
195/55 R15 85V
195/65 R15 91V
205/60 R15 91H
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/65 R15 94H
205/55 R16 91V
205/65 R15 94T
205/60 R15 91V
205/50 R17 89V
205/55 R16 91H
215/55 R17 94V
215/50 R17 95V XL
215/65 R15 96H
215/50 R17 95W
215/60 R16 95H
225/50 R17 98W
225/35 R19 88W
225/45 R18 95W
225/50 R17 98V XL
225/55 R17 97Y
235/40 R18 95W
235/45 R17 97W
245/40 R19 98W
245/40 R17 91W
245/35 R20 95Y
245/35 R19 93Y
245/45 R18 100Y
245/45 R17 95W
265/30 R19 93Y
275/30 R19 97Y
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