Video: How do Pilot Sport 4S tires perform compared to all-season and winter tires?
Johnathan Benson, a professional tire reviewer, has decided to put Michelin’s most efficient tire model, the Pilot Sport 4S, through a robust and thorough performance test. For the review to be more complete, he added AllSeason 4 and CrossClimate models into the mix, as well as a set of X-Ice winter tires. The same Tesla car was used in all trials.
Unsurprisingly, being the summer tire model, the Pilot Sport 4S performed best on dry road surfaces and poorly on snow. In contrast, the X-Ice showed the best results on the snow and the worst on the dry asphalt. All-season tires held something like a golden middle between the two.
Benson pointed out that he was quite impressed with the snow performance of the AllSeason 4 and CrossClimate sets, pointing out that the CrossClimate set in particular had a spectacularly wide range of applications, but the AllSeason 4 wasn’t too far behind, either. The X-Ice set enabled the car to finish a test lap more than twice as fast as it did on 4S tires, but merely several seconds ahead of the CrossClimate set.
Watch the video for an in-depth analysis of all the pros and cons.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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