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Toyo Proxes T1R vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Toyo Proxes T1R vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (PS4) [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Toyo Proxes T1R and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, at a glance.
Proxes T1RPilot Sport 4
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance SummerMax Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20072015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score74/10081/100

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Toyo Proxes T1R vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in Australia

The Proxes T1R has been around in Australia for about 17 years, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 has been on the market for about 9 years

The Proxes T1R is rated for ultra high performance summer action, however the Pilot Sport 4 tyres are classified as max 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. Toyo is considered to be a mid-range brand in the tyre market, whereas Michelin is a premium manufacturer.

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 Proxes T1R and the Pilot Sport 4 tyres.

  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tyre Test
  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Evo: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Motor und Sport: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Sportauto: Summer Tire Test R19
  • TCS: Summer Tire Test R18
  • ADAC: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R18
  • The Best European UHP Summer Tires in 2023 by TiresVote
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Evo: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Tyrereviews: Best UHP TIres for 2020
  • Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R19
  • AUTO Straßenverkehr: Summer Tire Test R19
  • TireRack: Best in Max Performance Summer

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Proxes T1R and Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
Proxes T1RPilot Sport 4
Dry PerformanceExcellentExcellent
Wet PerformanceExcellentExcellent
ComfortGoodGood
Snow/Ice PerformanceGoodN/A
HandlingN/AExcellent
Price/QualityN/AGood
TreadwearN/AGood
Overall Score74/10081/100

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Proxes T1R scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the Pilot Sport 4 scores 4 out of 5.

UTQG Data

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.

Proxes T1RPilot Sport 4
Treadwear280320
Traction
(AA - C)
AAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Proxes T1R tyres have a treadwear rating of 280, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a rating of 320. This means that the Proxes T1R tyres will theoretically last only 88% as long as the Pilot Sport 4 tyres.

Traction

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.

As per the UTQG system, the Proxes T1R tyres have a traction grading of A, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a grading 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.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Proxes T1R tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

The Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a warranty of 6 years. There is no time-based warranty available for the Proxes T1R.

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!

Summary

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

All in all, the Proxes T1R tyres get a score of 74 out of 100, while the Pilot Sport 4 tyres get a score of 81 out of 100.

The Proxes T1R tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 280, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 tyres have a rating of 320.This means that you can expect the Proxes T1R to last only 88% as long as the Pilot Sport 4 tyres.

The Proxes T1R have a UTQG traction grading of A, while the Pilot Sport 4 tyres having a grading of AA.

The Proxes T1R have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Pilot Sport 4 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 47 sizes of the Proxes T1R, and all 150 sizes of the Pilot Sport 4 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Proxes T1R Sizes

Size
185/55 R15 82V
195/45 R15 78V
195/45 R14 77V
195/55 R16 87V
195/50 R15 82V
195/50 R16 84V
195/55 R15 85V
195/55 R16 91V XL
205/40 R17 84W XL
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R16 87W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/35 R18 84W XL
215/40 R17 87W XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R16 93W XL
225/50 R16 92W
225/50 R15 91V
235/35 R19 91Y
235/45 R17 97Y XL
245/30 R20 90Y
245/45 R16 94W
255/30 R20 92Y
255/30 R22 95Y
255/30 R21 93Y
255/35 R19 96Y
255/35 R20 97Y
265/30 R22 97Y XL
265/30 R22 97Y
275/40 R19 101Y
275/40 R18 99Y
275/30 R20 97Y
275/30 R19 96Y
285/35 R19 99Y
285/30 R21 100Y
285/25 R22 95Y
285/25 R20 93Y
295/25 R21 96Y
295/25 R22 97Y
305/30 R20 103Y XL
305/25 R20 97Y XL
315/25 R19 98Y
315/25 R20 99Y
345/25 R20 104Y

Pilot Sport 4 Sizes

Size
195/45 R17 81W
205/40 R17 84Y XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/45 R17 88Y XL
205/45 R17 (88Y) XL
205/55 R16 (91Y)
205/40 R18 (86Y) XL
205/55 R16 94Y XL
205/40 R18 86Y XL
205/40 R18 86W XL
205/40 R17 (84Y) XL
205/50 R17 93Y XL
205/50 R17 (93Y) XL
205/55 R16 (94Y) XL
205/55 R16 91Y
205/45 R17 88W XL
215/45 R17 (91Y) XL
215/40 R18 85Y
215/45 R18 (93Y) XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
215/40 R18 (89Y) XL
215/55 R17 (98Y) XL
215/50 R17 (95Y) XL
215/45 R18 89Y
215/55 R17 98Y XL
215/40 R17 87Y XL
215/50 R17 95Y XL
215/45 R18 93Y XL
215/40 R17 (87Y) XL
215/45 R17 91Y XL
215/60 R16 95V
225/55 R17 (101Y) XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/45 R18 (95Y) XL
225/50 R18 (99Y) XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/55 R19 103Y XL
225/40 R18 (92Y) XL
225/45 R17 (91Y)
225/45 R17 91V
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R17 (94Y) XL
225/50 R16 92Y
225/50 R17 (98Y) XL
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/40 R19 (93Y) XL
225/50 R16 (92Y)
225/50 R18 99Y XL
225/45 R18 91W
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/45 R17 91Y
225/55 R17 101Y XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/35 R19 87Y
235/45 R19 99Y XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/50 R18 101Y XL
235/45 R19 (99Y) XL
235/40 R18 91W
235/50 R18 (101Y) XL
235/35 R19 (91Y) XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R18 (95Y) XL
235/45 R17 (97Y) XL
235/45 R18 (98Y) XL
235/35 R19 (87Y)
235/45 R17 97Y XL
235/40 R19 (96Y) XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/40 R18 93Y
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/35 R18 (92Y) XL
245/40 R19 101Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/35 R18 92Y XL
245/50 R18 (100Y)
245/40 R17 (95Y) XL
245/45 R18 (100Y) XL
245/35 R20 95W XL
245/40 R18 (97Y) XL
245/40 R19 (98Y) XL
245/45 R17 (99Y) XL
245/40 R17 95Y XL
245/45 R20 103Y XL
245/50 R18 100Y
245/40 R18 (93Y)
245/45 R19 (102Y) XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
255/40 R18 (99Y) XL
255/45 R18 103Y XL
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/40 R19 100W XL
255/45 R19 (104Y) XL
255/35 R20 97W XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/40 R19 (100Y) XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R20 101Y XL
255/35 R19 (96Y) XL
255/40 R17 98Y XL
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/45 R17 (98Y)
255/45 R18 (103Y) XL
255/35 R18 (94Y) XL
255/45 R17 98Y
255/45 R19 104Y XL
255/40 R17 (98Y) XL
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/45 R19 105Y XL
265/45 R19 (105Y) XL
265/40 R18 (101Y) XL
265/35 R18 (97Y) XL
265/40 R18 101Y XL
275/35 R19 (100Y) XL
275/40 R20 (106Y) XL
275/45 R18 (107Y) XL
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/35 R18 99Y XL
275/40 R18 (103Y) XL
275/35 R21 (103Y) XL
275/40 R19 105Y XL
275/35 R19 100Y XL
275/35 R21 103Y XL
275/40 R19 (105Y) XL
275/45 R18 107Y XL
275/40 R18 103Y XL
275/35 R18 (99Y) XL
275/45 R19 108Y XL
285/40 R19 (107Y) XL
285/40 R22 110Y XL
285/40 R19 107Y XL
285/40 R20 108Y XL
295/40 R19 108Y XL
295/40 R19 (108Y) XL
315/30 R21 105Y XL
315/35 R20 110Y XL
315/30 R21 (105Y) XL
315/35 R20 (110Y) XL
325/30 R21 (108Y) XL
325/30 R21 108Y XL
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