Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Seattle WA. No Niro yet but PHEV likely in my future
Pirelli P7 Cinturato appears to be a wonderful tire for those who live in dry areas. Not so much if you live where it rains frequently according to Tire Rack:
<<Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus (Grand Touring All-Season, 215/60R16 95V)
What We Liked: The most luxurious ride and sound quality of the test.
What We'd Improve: A big increase in wet grip is a must.
Conclusion: A refined option for when rain is not in the forecast.>>
If I ditch my Subie Outback for a Niro PHEV I'll shoe it with Michelin Crossclimate + for the climate here in the PNW
Michelin CrossClimate+ (Grand Touring All-Season, 225/50R17 98V)
What We Liked: Very strong wet performance and very capable on the track.
What We'd Improve: Noticeable tread growl, especially at low speeds. The ride was just a little firm for a touring tire.
Conclusion: Category-leading dry and wet traction in warm weather, and it's severe snow service-rated.
Also, according to Tire Rack user reviews & Consumer's Reports, it has very low rolling resistance and doesn't impact MPG too much. The OEM Michelins on the Niro is not a bad tire, just not the best overall except for LRR.
I'll gladly give up 1-2 mpg for a tire that will stop in 30 less feet at 50 mph on wet road!
Last edited by Dovidan; 06-18-2019 at 04:57 PM.
Reason: had more to say