The tires that I trust for my families' safety
Lot's of site raving about this tires and they are 100% right. Exceptional wet performance. Aqua-planning is a thing of the past with this tyre. Been on the Pilot Sport bandwagon since the PS3 and now, they took it another notch. Can't wait to buy their future PS5.Show details
Excellent all round tyres
These tyres were first bought when they first came out in 2019. They are very quiet, provide good breaking distance and very responsive steering responce. Good for highway, wet weather and corners. They were mainly used for highway, in both dry and wet weather. Fast forward to 2023 and I got 65,000 kms out of them with about 5000-10,000 of thread life left in them. They got rotated every 10,000 kms or at every service, hense the long life. They do with very minimal notice tend to get loud as they come to their end of life. Same goes to the... Read morebreaking distance, not as close compared to when new. I never noticed any improvement in fuel economy. These are the first set of tyres which I've had without having to use a temp spare in the mean time for the life duration. They live up to their name and backed by a good brand. To put these tyres on your car it comes to driver attitude and maintainance.
This is a Sports Tyre and not made for longevity.
After my 2019 Peugeot 308GT came OE with the 235/35 ZR19 and the Michelin Pilot Super Sports, that were pretty good and wore pretty well but were the usual OE fitted tyres for a GT hatch and upgrading to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S I thought was a good move, little did I know as I’m very unsatisfied and these tyres after 6,500kms are beginning to show visual wear. Little did I know that there was a comprehensive test on the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres (after I bought them) by MOTOR magazine that did a comprehensive test on these tyres and wer... Read moree the worst tyres that scored in the comparison. I gave the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S a 1x star that it doesn’t even deserve, as the motoring magazine who tested this tyre on my 2019 Peugeot 308 GT, with tests of Braking, Motorkhana, Wet Braking, Wet Lateral G tests the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S was the WORST with a score of 9, then came the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport with a score of 14, then Bridgestone Potenza S007A score 20, Continental SportContact 6 score 21 and Pirelli P Zero score 21. Once these tyres wear out which I'm expecting then to do by this year, I will not be buying a compatible tyre for my Peugeot 308 GT from Michelin that's for sure.
Quality tyre as expected.
The Michelin PS4 came factory fitted with my Kia Stinger GT. The tyres are a staggered fitting.
Great tyre with excellent grip and fast breaking in wet and dry. Very comfortable tyre to live with. Noise level acceptable. Now have 24000 km on them. The fronts as are down to 4.8 mm so expecting to get 40000 km out of them. The rear 255/35 R19 will only get to 28000. Stingers are harsh on rear tyres. Always rotated side to side every 10k. Inflated to recommend psi. The rears as are wearing out the centre suggesting the recommended 38psi is too hig
Worst tyres I ever bought
These must be the worst tyres I ever bought. They wear out unevenly across the tread of each tyre. And two tyres on one axle wore out at completely at different levels. I kept the tyres in top condition keeping an eye on tyre pressures, balance and tracking. But these tyres are total rubbish.Show details
quite soft rubber
I have had these on my old Merc (C300) for 6 months. Handle pretty well in the wet and dry, but very soft rubber that leaves black tread marks all over my painted driveway! (Our other 2 cars don't leave any marks...)Show details
Not too bad
I was hoping to get Michelin “Made in France” but got Michelin “Made in China”. That disappointed me somewhat because i couldn’t be sure of the quality control. I haven’t driven on them much but so far they seem okay. I have Yokohama tyres on the rear wheels and they are good. The Michelins replaced the original factory-fitted Continentals that are a softer compound but I got 53,440 km out of them so I shouldn’t complain.
I removed all four wheels off my car to change my brake fluid and did the routine stone removal and inspection for foreign... Read more objects. Surprisingly the Michelins didn’t hold any stones at all; none! I would have preferred the tyre to have a little rim protection on the outer sidewall to prevent kerb rash. That is my only gripe.
Great handling - good buy
Handles great, not too much noise, good grip. Changed to these tyres after Pirelli's and felt a big difference - tracks better doesnt waver and comfortable to drive on. Will buy again.Show details
These are close to the best tyres you can get I always make sure that they are the only ones on my car. You can never be safe enough and these are the safest.
Outstanding grip a little noisy
These tyres have astonishing traction. In fact, no matter how hard I pushed them they never skidded. A true performance tyre. The only downside is they began to crack a bit on the outside edge as they got older and do become a bit noisy as they wear. If you want to be super-glued to the road wet or dry, the Michelin man has certainly done it again!
Noisey as f
Was not happy with the OEM tyres that are on the WRX, Dunlops. Went with the PS4 as it’s supposed to be a quieter tyre. No, can’t have a conversation in the car at highway speeds, constant drone! And no it’s not the bearings, alignment and balance done twice. Tried psi’s from 35 to 45, just rubbish. Maybe if you have a nobend exhaust you can’t hear it. Very disappointed.Show details
Tyres that perform
Michelin Pilots were recommended by a trusted friend. Had a set fitted 12 months ago and I am very happy with the performance both dry and wet. The handling is well above average and they are very quiet on the highway. In terms of wear I have done about 15,000 klm and so far very little wear at all. Price wise these are outstanding value for money.Show details
Fantastic performance road tyres
I’m a self confessed tyre nut. I drive my cars hard and rely on my tyres a lot. That includes a range of vehicles, with a range of intrinsic performance capacity. I expect my tyres to not be a dramatic rate limiting factor. That includes my Ute, my SUV, my sons Subaru, my Slk sports car and my AMG muscle car.
Having tried many brands over many years. I now only use Michelin’s.
I have super sport on the Subaru. I get scared before the tyres even suggest any complaint, even in the wet, high speed 100kph roundabout.
I have PS4 on the two mer... Read morecs. Excellent on slk. More wheel spin on amg than I would like, but that’s a failing of the car, not the tyres - 255kw with no LSD! Wear rate is high, as expected with gripy tyres. That’s the price you pay for performance. Latitude sport on X5 are top of the range available for run flats. They start to reach their edge sooner than pilot sport, but it’s a heavy vehicle, and they don’t claim to be ultra high performance. But they still meet the criteria of not being a rate limiting step for the vehicle. I wouldn’t want to drive the X5 much harder than these tyres are quite comfortable with - wet and dry road.
Bad, really bad.
I have 4 pilot sport 4 fitted last year June, it only last 14000 km, the two back tyres were totally wore out, two front ones are a little bit better, went to the store and try to find if it's the batch quality issue and claim under warranty, they blame my drive habit. really disappointed, Michelin is off my list now, same as that store.
Changing all my cars to this tyre
Got these on a Honda Civic Type R and the grip is mind blowing. Going into a corner faster than you think the tyres can handle and they keep on gripping and turning in.
Reasonably cheap for the performance that they offer. Run them at 42 - 45psi
Prior to these i had the Continental equivalent and they are worlds apart.
Questions & Answers
Why does the Mich pilot sport AS4 have one of the lowest tire warranties ( 40k ) when compared to the average warranty of 60k? For example, the Bridgestone QuietTrack, has an 80k mile warranty, which is literally double what the Pilot offers with a lower price tag. The ratings are equal, with the Bridgestone ranking higher in some areas. As a consumer, why would I pay more for less?
is this tyre available with size 225/50R16?
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The Pilot Sport 4 offers excellent steering control and a high level of reactivity. The Dynamic Response Technology ensures optimum transmission of steering instructions on to the road.
Its ultra reactive tread pattern design adapts continuously to the road for an optimized footprint on the road. Michelin's Pilot Sport 4 offers a high level of safety on wet roads.
Excellent steering control and high level of reactivity
"Dynamic Response" Technology: a hybrid belt of Aramid and Nylon ensures optimum transmission of steering instructions onto the road.
An ultra-reactive Tread Pattern Design, adapts continuously to the road, for optimised footprint on the road.
Stops up to 3.7 metres shorter than competitor brands on the market.
High level of safety on wet roads
A new mix of compound with specific “functional elastomers” and hydrophobic Silica provides excellent wet grip and braking.
Wide and deep longitudinal grooves ensure a high level of drainage on wet roads.
Stops up to 6.6 metres shorter than competitor brands on the market.
Fuel efficient and long-lasting
Sport tyre with excellent dry and wet braking characteristics
What reviewers thought
Reviewers had very positive things to say about these tyres. Foremost, they raved about the excellent grip on these tyres. On top of this, launch, cornering, stopping and wet road performance all perform well.
|Width||205 mm to 325 mm|
|Aspect Ratio / Profile||30% to 55%|
|Rim Diameter||16 to 21 inches|
|Load Index||86 to 111|
|Speed Rating||W, Y, V,|
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