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Pirelli Dragon Sport vs Pirelli Cinturato P7

Pirelli Dragon Sport vs Cinturato P7 - Which To Buy? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Pirelli Dragon Sport and Pirelli Cinturato P7 tyres, at a glance.
Dragon SportCinturato P7
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance SummerHigh Performance Summer
Release Date20162004
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/A68/100


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Pirelli Dragon Sport vs Pirelli Cinturato P7 in Australia

The Dragon Sport has been around in Australia for about 8 years, whereas the Cinturato P7 has been on the market for about 20 years

The Dragon Sport is rated for max performance summer action, however the Cinturato P7 tyres are classified as high performance summer. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the Dragon Sport and the Cinturato P7 tyres.

  • 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

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Dragon Sport and Cinturato P7 tyres.
Dragon SportCinturato P7
Dry PerformanceGoodExcellent
Wet PerformanceGoodGood
Snow/Ice PerformanceN/ABad
Overall ScoreN/A68/100


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Dragon Sport scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the Cinturato P7 scores 4 out of 5.


Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Dragon SportCinturato P7
(AA - C)
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)


The Dragon Sport tyres have a treadwear rating of 260, which means that they would last 2.6 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the Dragon Sport tyres.


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.

The Cinturato P7 tyres have a traction grade of A (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the Dragon Sport tyres.

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.

The Cinturato P7 tyres have a temperature resistance grade of A (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the Dragon Sport tyres.


The Dragon Sport and Cinturato P7 tyres both have a warranty of 1 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!


Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

The Dragon Sport have a warranty of 1 years, while the Cinturato P7 tyres are guaranteed for 1 years.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 23 sizes of the Dragon Sport, and all 158 sizes of the Cinturato P7 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Dragon Sport Sizes

215/45 R18 93W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
225/45 R17 91W
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/50 R18 99W XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/40 R19 98W XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/40 R20 99Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL

Cinturato P7 Sizes

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
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