Pirelli Cinturato P1 Plus Tire Review & Rating

Designed for all types of high-performance sports cars, coupes and high-powered sedans, the Pirelli Cinturato P1 Plus offers a number of features and benefits that separate it from many of the ultra-high performance summer tires in its class.

Pirelli has created a unique tread compound that contains innovative materials which are designed to deliver more balanced performance, added safety in all-season driving conditions and increased fuel efficiency. Another benefit to this tread compound is the fact that it’s more environmentally friendly and produces lower CO2 emissions.

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Plus Tire Review

With its asymmetric tread pattern, this combination works well on the P1 Plus. Dry traction, handling and steering response is excellent. The tire provides good feel throughout the speed range. On wet pavement it also performs quite well. Larger circumferential grooves expel more water away from the tire to enhance handling and reduce hydroplaning risks.

An optimized tread footprint helps in virtually eliminating road noise and making for a more pleasurable driving experience, which is something this model does well on all but the roughest of road surfaces. 

Inside the tire are dual steel belts and Pirelli’s Variable Tension Control that strengthens the tread for added durability and improved treadwear. This is one of the reasons why Pirelli includes a 35,000 mile tread warranty, which is unheard of in the summer UHP class. 17-20 inch sizes are currently available, and speed ratings range from V, W and Y.


  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Steering is precise
  • Treadwear


  • Wet traction at the limits

Overall Thoughts

Pirelli has managed to create an excellent summer high-performance tire in the P1Plus. Dry and wet traction and handling is what you would expect from Pirelli and on par with that of other top name brands.

The ride is smooth and comfortable, something that might surprise on this type of tire. Treadlife looks to be very good as well, which is backed with a 35K mile warranty that is rare to see in this category. Our only minor complaint would be wet traction at the limits.

Overall, the P1 Plus is a nice addition to Pirelli’s lineup and offers somewhat surprisingly good all-around performance. Although we would go with tires like the Michelin Super Sport and a few others ahead of this model, it still makes for a good choice in UHP summer tires. 

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What Vehicles Will The Pirelli P1 Plus Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RLX, TL, TSX
  • Buick LaCrosse, Regal
  • Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Volt
  • Dodge Dart
  • Ford C-Max, Focus, Fusion
  • Honda Accord, Civic
  • Hyundai Azera, Sonata, Veloster
  • Infiniti M35, M45, Q50
  • Kia Cadenza, Optima, Soul
  • Lexus ES300h, ES350, GS350, GS450h, GS460, IS250, S350
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Mazda 6, RX-8
  • Mercury Milan
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse, Galant, Lancer
  • Nissan 350Z, Altima, Leaf, Maxima, Sentra
  • Pontiac G8, Solstice
  • Saab 9-3, 9-3X, 9-5
  • Saturn Astra, Sky
  • Scion tC, xB
  • Subaru Impreza, Legacy
  • Suzuki Kizashi
  • Toyota Avalon, Camry, Prius V, Solara
  • Volkswagen Beetle, CC, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Passat, Rabbit
  • Volvo C70, S60, S80, V70

Tire Sizes


245/40R17 91W BSW
245/45R17 95W BSW
235/45R17 97W BSW
225/45R17 91W BSW
225/50R17 98W BSW
225/55R17 97Y BSW
215/50R17 95W BSW
215/55R17 94V BSW


265/35R18 93Y BSW
255/35R18 94Y BSW
245/40R18 97Y BSW
245/45R18 100Y BSW
235/40R18 95W BSW
225/40R18 92W BSW
225/45R18 95W BSW
215/40R18 89W BSW


275/30R19 96Y BSW
265/30R19 93Y BSW
245/35R19 93Y BSW
245/40R19 98W BSW
235/35R19 91Y BSW
225/35R19 88W BSW


275/30R20 97Y BSW
245/35R20 95Y BSW

Price Range

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Plus prices range from approximately $82 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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The P1 Plus comes with a 35,000 mile treadlife warranty. Mileage is reduced by half if different sizes are used in the rear than on the front. A one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity is also included.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for an unlimited number of years and includes first year or first 2/32 inch of wear free replacement. A prorated amount is given down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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2 thoughts on “Pirelli Cinturato P1 Plus Tire Review & Rating

  1. This is the worst tyre ever I lost 4 tyres in less than 10000km of travel. it perforates in between the threads very easy and once its perforated they cant fix it. I will never buy this tyre again I wish they would make all terrain tyres for smaller vehicles as well.

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