Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Review

| Last Updated: October 12, 2021

Today it is not easy to buy a tire for daily driving sports cars. Ultra-high-performance tires are prohibitively expensive, and conventional tires simply aren't up to the mark for spirited drivers.

Luckily, Michelin has developed a tire that fills that gap; the extraordinary Pilot Sport All Season 4, a tire aimed at sports cars, sporty coupes, performance sedans, crossovers, and even mid-size SUVs looking for a high-performance tire.

TL;DR: Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4

Ready to find out more about this great tire? Let's first review its pros and cons.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4

MICHELIN Pilot Sport All Season 4 Performance Tire 225/45ZR17/XL 94Y

PROS

  • Smooth and quiet
  • Excellent durability
  • Amazing grip regardless of the weather conditions

CONS

  • Too few reviews to support its excellent ratings

Best For:

Owners of sports cars, sporty coupes, performance sedans, and crossovers looking for a high-performance tire at a relatively good price

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Performance Ratings

Before discussing the attributes of this fabulous tire, it is necessary to make a warning about its ratings. The Pilot Sport All Season 4 is relatively new to the market, so it still has less than a million total miles reported in user reviews. 

This requires caution, as your 2 out of 29 in the Ultra High-Performance All-Season segment may vary. The same argument is valid for their ratings since they are still very volatile.

That said, below, you will find links to each of the categories.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Dry Performance

Dry Performance Ratings

Dry Overall

9.4

Cornering Stability

9.3

Dry Traction

9.5

Steering Response

9.3

Both the level of traction, cornering stability, and steering response of this tire are exceptional. No wonder Michelin has manufactured this tire using “an advanced tread compound molded into an innovative asymmetric pattern” which, together with its Dynamic Response Technology, gives it an incredible lateral grip. If you are looking for a tire designed to push the limits of your car, this is one of your best options.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Wet Performance

Wet Performance Ratings

Wet Overall

9.1

Hydroplaning Resistance

9.1

Wet Traction

9.2

There is no doubt that this is one of the best tires for driving in the rain. Its wide circumferential channels combined with its large rain grooves allow it to evacuate water and avoid hydroplaning like few others. If you need a tire with incredible wet traction, you will be hard-pressed to find a better one than the Pilot Sport All Season 4.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Snow / Ice Performance

Snow / Ice Performance Ratings

Snow / Ice Overall

7.7

Light Snow Traction

8.2

Deep Snow Traction

7.6

Ice Traction

7.3

Michelin is aware that the differentiating point of this tire is its all-season classification. For this reason, the level of traction on ice and snow has been taken seriously. Proof of this is the Extreme Silica Compound and its dynamic biting edges with 360 Degree Variable Sipes. All in all, this tire's light snow grip makes it ideal for cold weather driving.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Comfort Performance

Comfort Ratings

Overall Comfort

8.8

Ride Quality

8.9

Noise

8.8

The All Season 4 is one of the tires with the best overall comfort in its segment. This is possible thanks to its cutting-edge design, which includes unique materials and a tread pattern with a state-of-the-art pattern. If you want to drive your sports car without worrying about annoying noise levels, this is the tire for you.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Treadwear Performance

Treadwear Ratings

Treadwear

8.8

The durability of high-performance tires is one of their most important aspects. In that sense, the Pilot Sport All Season 4 stands out from the rest thanks to Michelin’s Helio Technology that allows the tread to maintain its flexibility regardless of temperature. This, together with its robust internal construction, gives it fantastic durability even for spirited drivers.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Warranty

Treadlife Warranty

6-year warranty or 45,000 miles, whichever occurs first. This warranty is halved when the rear and the front tires are different in size.

Uniformity Warranty

Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.

Workmanship / Materials Warranty

Michelin provides an amazing 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.

Road Hazard Warranty

None.

Manufacturer Special Warranty

This tire comes with a special warranty consisting of 60-day satisfaction (in which you can exchange the tire for a BFGoodrich or Uniroyal equivalent), and a 3-year flat changing service.

Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty

On top of the tread life warranty offered by Michelin, this tire features Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.

Michelin once again demonstrates its confidence in the materials and technology used in its flagship products, as is evident in the generous manufacturer's guarantee for this tire.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Specs & Options

Michelin's plans are to make this tire the leader in its segment. Its excellent market coverage evidences this strategy. This tire is available in sizes ranging from 16 inches to 22 inches and rim widths from 205 to 295. In UTQG terms, its 540 A A rating is excellent for its class. For more information on UTQG read this article.

Regardless of the make, model, or year of your sports car, this tire is most likely available in the size of your choice.

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Reviews

As mentioned before, this is a tire that has very few reviews to make any kind of projections. Most of the drivers who have subscribed their reviews only have between 1,000 to 12,000 miles on them.

That said, the feedback is highly positive. Drivers are pleased by the tire's smoothness and quietness, as well as its amazing grip in dry and wet conditions. It can be ruled out that the vehicles of these owners range from compact crossovers such as the Mini Countryman to heavier sports sedans such as the Audi A5 or BMW 5 Series. In our opinion, this is good news, as the All Season 4 is proving to be a good choice for a large number of sports cars, crossover, and sports sedans, regardless of their weight or the driving style of their driver.

Quick Recap

MICHELIN Pilot Sport All Season 4 Performance Tire 225/45ZR17/XL 94Y

Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4

Dry

9.4

Wet

9.1

Snow / Ice

7.7

Comfort

8.8

Treadwear

8.8

End of the Road 

The Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4 is one of a kind. It offers outstanding performance regardless of weather conditions, driving style, or car body type. Moreover, it has an enviable guarantee that together with the distinctive ride quality of Michelin tires, makes it one of the best alternatives currently available for this segment.

Damaso has been in the automotive world since he was 14 years old and his father decided to bought an auto repair shop. Years later, his passion for electronics, computers, and automotive mechanics motivated him to graduate in Mechanical Engineering and venture into the sales of automotive equipment. For years Damaso worked as a technical advisor assisting car dealerships, tire shops, and even the plants of Toyota and Mitsubishi that operate in his country. He has over 25 years of experience reporting on topics ranging from DIY jobs, technological analysis, automotive news, and more. He is a wealth of information and a valued member of our team.