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Pirelli Cinturato P7

Pirelli Cinturato P7 Review - Our Honest Opinion

Here are the key stats for the Cinturato P7, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleHigh Performance Summer
Release Date2004
Run Flat?No
Overall Score68/100


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Pirelli Cinturato P7 in Australia

This offering by Pirelli has been around in Australia for about 20 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 158 sizes.

This high 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 Cinturato P7 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 95 sizes of the Cinturato P7 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for High 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. ~$52 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 P7 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 $52 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.


Here's how the Cinturato P7 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Cinturato P7 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 P7 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 P7 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 (71 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 P7 tyres produce 70.8 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 Cinturato P7 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 P7 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

  • ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R18
  • TCS: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Autoklub ČR: Premium Summer Tire Test R16
  • Motor: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Gute Fahrt: Compact SUV Summer Tire Test R18
  • AutoBild Allrad 2023: Summer Tire Test R17
  • TireRack: Best in Ultra High Performance Summer
  • GTÜ/ACE/ARBÖ: Summer Tire Test R16
  • Autonavigator: Summer Tire Test R16


With a UTQG treadwear rating of 260, the Cinturato P7 would theoretically last 2.6 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 P7 tyres have a warranty of 1 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

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


With an overall rating of 68 out of 100, the Cinturato P7 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for high 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 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: 260
  • 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 158 sizes of the Cinturato P7 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

185/55 R15 82H
195/55 R15 85H
195/45 R16 84V
195/55 R16 91V XL
195/55 R20 95H XL
195/60 R16 89V
205/40 R18 86W XL
205/55 R17 91V
205/50 R17 89H
205/50 R16 87W
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/60 R16 92V
205/60 R16 92H
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/45 R17 88W
205/55 R16 91Y
205/50 R17 89Y
205/65 R16 95V
205/60 R16 96V XL
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/55 R17 91W
205/55 R16 91V
205/55 R16 91W
205/50 R16 87H
205/50 R15 86Y
205/60 R16 96W XL
205/50 R17 89W
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/55 R16 91H
205/60 R16 92W
205/50 R17 89V
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/55 R19 97H
215/55 R16 93V
215/55 R17 94V
215/55 R16 97H XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/50 R18 92W
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/60 R16 95H
215/50 R17 91W
215/50 R17 91V
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/45 R16 90V XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
215/55 R16 93W
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/45 R18 89V
215/55 R17 94W
215/50 R18 96Y XL
215/45 R17 91V
215/45 R16 86H
215/60 R16 99H XL
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/45 R18 93W XL
225/60 R18 104W XL
225/50 R15 91Y
225/55 R18 102Y XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/60 R17 99H
225/45 R17 91V
225/55 R16 95W
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/45 R17 94H
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/60 R17 99V
225/55 R16 99W
225/55 R16 99Y XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/50 R17 94H
225/45 R18 91Y
225/45 R19 92W
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/50 R17 98V XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/50 R18 99W XL
225/50 R18 95W
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/55 R16 95H
225/50 R17 94V
225/50 R16 92W
225/50 R17 94W
225/50 R16 92V
225/45 R17 91W
225/45 R17 91Y
225/50 R17 94Y
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/55 R17 97W
225/55 R19 99H
225/55 R16 95V
225/45 R18 91V
225/60 R18 100W
225/55 R17 101Y XL
225/55 R17 101V XL
225/60 R17 99Y
225/55 R16 99W XL
225/60 R16 98Y
225/55 R17 97Y
225/45 R18 91W
235/45 R18 94W
235/45 R18 98W
235/50 R18 97V
235/55 R17 99Y
235/40 R19 92V
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/45 R17 97H
235/45 R18 94H
235/45 R18 94V
235/45 R21 101T XL
235/55 R17 99W
235/45 R18 94W
235/45 R17 94W
235/55 R17 103Y XL
235/50 R17 96W
235/60 R16 100W
235/55 R19 105H XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/45 R17 94Y
235/40 R19 96W XL
245/45 R17 95H
245/45 R17 99Y
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/45 R20 99V
245/55 R17 102V
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R18 93Y
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/50 R18 100W
245/40 R18 97Y
245/40 R19 94W
245/40 R18 97V
245/50 R18 100Y
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/45 R18 100V
245/50 R19 105W XL
245/45 R18 96Y
245/45 R17 95Y
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/45 R18 96W
255/45 R19 104Y XL
255/45 R19 100V
255/40 R18 95W
255/40 R18 95Y
255/40 R18 95V
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/45 R17 98W
255/45 R18 99W
255/50 R18 106Y XL
275/45 R18 103W
275/40 R18 103Y XL
275/40 R18 99Y
Louis from Tyre Geek


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