Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus vs. Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
There have been a number of new tires released in the growing grand touring all-season class, with two of the most popular and highest rated tires being the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus and the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. We recently received a question asking us which model is the better of the two.
To be honest, both of these tires are excellent overall. They ride and drive with some of the best tires made today. That said, there are a few differences that may affect which one you go with.
Dry traction is naturally going to be a strong point with both of these tires. They both have exceptional stability at all speeds and provide excellent braking performance. When it comes to cornering grip on dry pavement, we give the Pirelli a bit of an edge. The advanced polymers in the tread compound and the tread design deliver a little extra grip over the Serenity Plus.
We rate the Bridgestone Serenity Plus a notch higher for traction on wet road surfaces. It s not by much and truth be told, the average driver will never notice a difference.
Steering response is a draw between the two. Both have very responsive steering that provides excellent feel on all types of pavement.
This is one area where the P7 All Season Plus has a bigger edge in our opinion. Traction and grip in light to deep snow is outstanding for an all-season tire. Ice traction, while not like that of a dedicated winter tire, is also excellent.
The Serenity Plus sports a silica compound with a unique 3D Sub-Surface Platform for increased performance in winter conditions. While it works well and delivers above average grip, it is just a little below that of the P7.
Ride Comfort/Road Noise
This is a tough one because both tires offer a smooth and comfortable ride on the highway. But we would say that the Serenity Plus is the winner for ride comfort with a bit more comfort on uneven roads and small potholes.
Road noise also goes to the Serenity Plus, but by a very slim margin. Bridgestone uses what they call RENOA Silencer Grooves in the tread that trap sound in the tread pattern elements, effectively eliminating annoying pattern noise on all types of pavement. It works well and you’ll notice very little noise, even at higher speeds.
Although it’s still a little early to know the results here, we would give it a tie at the moment. Both tires are made for extended treadwear and offer long term tread warranties. The Pirelli carries a 70,000 mile warranty, while the Serenity Plus comes with an 80,000 mile warranty.
Which Tire Wins?
We would say that for dry traction, cornering grip and winter handling, the winner is the Pirelli P7 All Season Plus. If ride comfort is higher on your list for a new tire then the Serenity Plus may be the better option for you.
As you can see, choosing a winner between these two tires is not so easy. Both make for a great choice in new tires and we would have no issues whatsoever in mounting either of these tires on our own vehicles.