The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a Max Performance Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.
Tire review data from 300 tire reviews averaging 82% over 3,258,090 miles driven.
The Pilot Sport 4 is ranked 24th of 74 Summer Max Performance tires.
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|225/50 R16 92Y||E||A||70||9.63kgs|
|205/55 R16 91W||E||A||70||9.16kgs|
|205/55 R16 94Y XL||C||A||71||9.20kgs|
|205/55 R16 91Y||E||A||70||9.13kgs|
|205/40 R17 84Y XL||E||A||71||8.24kgs|
|215/40 R17 87Y XL||E||A||71||8.90kgs|
|245/40 R17 95Y XL||C||A||71||10.10kgs|
|255/40 R17 98Y XL||C||A||71||10.67kgs|
|195/45 R17 81W||E||A||70||8.09kgs|
|205/45 R17 88V XL||9.26kgs|
|205/45 R17 88W XL||E||A||71||8.82kgs|
|205/45 R17 88Y XL||E||A||71||8.70kgs|
|205/45 R17 88V XL G1||C||A||71||8.80kgs|
|205/45 R17 88Y XL DT1||E||B||71||8.60kgs|
|215/45 R17 91Y XL||C||A||71||8.97kgs|
|225/45 R17 94W XL||C||A||71||9.58kgs|
|225/45 R17 91W||E||A||70||11.34kgs|
|225/45 R17 94Y XL||C||A||71||9.51kgs|
|225/45 R17 91Y||E||A||70||9.66kgs|
|225/45 R17 91V||E||A||70||9.44kgs|
|225/45 R17 91Y||E||A||70||11.34kgs|
|235/45 R17 97Y XL||C||A||71||9.99kgs|
|245/45 R17 99Y XL||C||A||71||10.29kgs|
|255/45 R17 98Y||E||A||70||11.07kgs|
|205/50 R17 93Y XL||C||A||71||9.35kgs|
|205/50 R17 89W||C||A||70||10.98kgs|
|215/50 R17 95Y XL||C||A||71||9.69kgs|
|225/50 R17 98W XL||C||A||71||9.99kgs|
|225/50 R17 98Y XL||C||A||71||10.00kgs|
|225/55 R17 101Y XL||C||A||71||10.72kgs|
|245/35 R18 92Y XL||E||A||71||10.21kgs|
|255/35 R18 94Y XL||C||A||71||11.41kgs|
|265/35 R18 97Y XL||C||A||71||12.33kgs|
|275/35 R18 99Y XL||C||A||71||12.32kgs|
|205/40 R18 86Y XL||E||B||71||9.12kgs|
|205/40 R18 86W XL||E||A||70||9.20kgs|
|205/40 R18 86Y XL DT1||C||A||71||8.90kgs|
|215/40 R18 89Y XL DT1||E||A||71||9.35kgs|
|215/40 R18 89Y XL||E||A||71||9.27kgs|
|225/40 R18 92W XL||C||A||71||9.66kgs|
|225/40 R18 92Y XL||C||A||71||9.78kgs|
|235/40 R18 95Y XL DT1||C||A||71||10.20kgs|
|235/40 R18 95Y XL||C||A||71||10.31kgs|
|235/40 R18 95Y XL MO1||C||A||71||10.05kgs|
|235/40 R18 91W||E||A||70||10.20kgs|
|245/40 R18 97Y XL DT1||E||A||71||10.85kgs|
|245/40 R18 97Y XL MO1||C||A||71||10.78kgs|
|245/40 R18 97Y XL||C||A||71||10.73kgs|
|245/40 R18 93Y AO||E||A||70||11.25kgs|
|245/40 R18 93Y||E||A||70||10.74kgs|
|255/40 R18 99Y XL||C||A||71||11.22kgs|
|255/40 R18 99Y XL *||B||B||71||12.89kgs|
|265/40 R18 101Y XL||C||A||72||13.10kgs|
|215/45 R18 93Y XL||C||A||71||9.26kgs|
|215/45 R18 89Y||E||A||70||9.30kgs|
|225/45 R18 95Y XL *||C||A||71||10.00kgs|
|225/45 R18 95Y XL *||B||B||71||11.70kgs|
|225/45 R18 95Y XL||C||A||71||9.77kgs|
|225/45 R18 95W XL MO||C||A||71||9.80kgs|
|225/45 R18 91W||E||A||70||9.70kgs|
|225/45 R18 91W MO||C||A||70||9.65kgs|
|235/45 R18 98Y XL||C||A||71||10.40kgs|
|235/45 R18 98Y XL A T0||B||B||71||11.00kgs|
|245/45 R18 100Y XL||C||A||71||10.89kgs|
|255/45 R18 103Y XL||C||A||71||11.74kgs|
|275/45 R18 107Y XL||C||A||72||13.46kgs|
|225/50 R18 99Y XL||C||A||70||11.22kgs|
|235/50 R18 101Y XL||C||A||70||11.26kgs|
|245/50 R18 100Y||C||A||70||11.83kgs|
|235/35 R19 91Y XL||C||A||71||10.53kgs|
|235/35 R19 87Y||E||A||70||10.43kgs|
|255/35 R19 96Y XL||C||A||71||11.80kgs|
|275/35 R19 100Y XL||C||A||71||13.16kgs|
|275/35 R19 100Y XL *||B||A||72||13.60kgs|
|225/40 R19 93Y XL||E||A||71||10.85kgs|
|235/40 R19 96Y XL||C||A||71||11.00kgs|
|245/40 R19 98Y XL *||A||B||72||10.75kgs|
|245/40 R19 98Y XL||C||A||71||11.32kgs|
|245/40 R19 98Y XL *||B||A||72||12.70kgs|
|255/40 R19 100W XL VOL||C||A||71||12.35kgs|
|255/40 R19 100Y XL||C||A||71||11.32kgs|
|255/40 R19 100W XL A VOL||C||A||71||12.52kgs|
|275/40 R19 105Y XL||C||A||71||13.86kgs|
|295/40 R19 108Y XL N0||B||B||73||14.28kgs|
|225/45 R19 96W XL *||A||B||71||10.20kgs|
|225/45 R19 96W XL||B||A||71||10.55kgs|
|235/45 R19 99Y XL MO||C||A||71||11.38kgs|
|235/45 R19 99Y XL||C||A||71||11.41kgs|
|245/45 R19 102Y XL||B||A||71||11.30kgs|
|245/45 R19 102Y XL||C||A||71||11.38kgs|
|245/45 R19 102Y XL A AO||B||A||71||11.65kgs|
|255/45 R19 104Y XL||C||A||71||12.88kgs|
|255/45 R19 104Y XL AAOS1||B||A||71||12.65kgs|
|255/45 R19 104Y XL A AO||C||A||71||13.04kgs|
|265/45 R19 105Y XL N0||C||B||71||13.56kgs|
|275/45 R19 108Y XL NF0||B||A||71||15.10kgs|
|225/55 R19 103Y XL NF0||B||A||71||13.40kgs|
|275/35 R20 102Y XL||E||A||72||13.49kgs|
|315/35 R20 110Y XL A N0||C||A||73||15.30kgs|
|245/40 R20 99Y XL||C||A||71||12.76kgs|
|255/40 R20 101Y XL A AO||C||A||71||12.80kgs|
|255/40 R20 101Y XL||C||A||71||13.67kgs|
|275/40 R20 106Y XL A N0||C||A||71||14.00kgs|
|285/40 R20 108Y XL NF0||B||B||71||14.96kgs|
|245/45 R20 103Y XL NF0||B||A||71||13.34kgs|
|315/30 R21 105Y XL A N0||C||B||73||15.50kgs|
|325/30 R21 108Y XL A N0||C||B||73||15.50kgs|
|275/35 R21 103Y XL A N0||E||B||71||13.98kgs|
2016-06-21 - I have a Nissan Leaf (electric). The fuel economy is important to me. How does the fuel economy of the Pilot Sport 4 compare with the original factory fitted Bridgestone Ecopia
The OE Ecopia tire is a dedicated low rolling resistance tire, whereas the Pilot Sport 4 is a sport tire with low rolling resistance. While they've not been tested together, we would expect the Bridgestone to have the slight edge in rolling resistance, but the PS4 to have vastly better wet grip. You can also check the EU rolling resistance label score in your size to give you a better idea.
2016-05-21 - Are the pilot sport ok for a lotus evora 2009 na?
Assuming you can get the correct tire size, there's no reason the Pilot Sport 4 wouldn't be a great tire on a light car like the Evora. If you're coming from a more dry / track focused tire, you might find you lose some steering feel with the Pilot Sport 4, but gain comfort.
2016-08-08 - Which is the country origin of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 , 245/45/17 ?
Here is the response from Michelin:
Pilot Sport 4 is made in Germany, France, Spain and Italy (in that order predominantly) but may be the odd ones from other plants.
We never have a definitive list size by size, because our quality structures are the same country to country, plant to plant and in most cases the compounds and carcass materials come from the same plants and are "assembled".
We know from testing we've done, we don't have the big differences with identical tires made in different plants that some manufacturers have.
2016-10-13 - I am about to change my tires on my merc E220. I have opted for the reviews on the Michelin Pilot sport 4 but cannot find a 225/50/R17 /98W or Y. Is it available and from where?
It doesn't look like a 225/50 R17 Pilot Sport 4 is available yet. More sizes are being produced all the time.
2017-04-05 - I have a mazda mx 5 . Is this tire too good for this car . ? Is it quiet and comfortable ?
Yes, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is both quiet and comfortable. There are quieter tires on the market however you would lose some sporty feel, which is important on a car like the MX5.
2017-08-17 - I am driving 2013 BMW 330D Xdrive with dimensions 225/45/R18 and I cant decide is it better to purchase Michelin Pilot Sport 4 or Continental Premium Contact 6??? It is very hard to find those two tires in comparison in this dimensions! I am looking only for the best tire!
This test should answer your questions. Pilot Sport 4 in 1st place, Premium Contact 6 in 3rd, using your size.
2017-09-06 - Hi there, I have an e39 M5.. usually use Michelin Super Sports which are priced the same as the PS4.. I have 18" wheels to PS4s isn't available in my size.. Which is a better tire the Super Sport or the standard PS4 (no s)...
In 99% of cases, the newer PS4 is the better tire. The PSS has the edge in dry grip, feedback and track day work, but if you're using the tire on the road you won't be disappointed with the PS4.
2017-11-14 - BMW 318i with Contipremiumcontact 2, im looking to get some new tires didn't mind how these handled although they had slight under steer in wet if pushed im looking at PS4 and the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance only problem is the PS4 dont come in the current size on the car and the Goodyears do. My question is would there be a benefit coming down from 225/50/16 to 205/55/16 so i can fit these tires are they really that much better in the wet/dry/ect... that the loss of with wont matter
Without specific testing it is too difficult to answer properly, however it's worth noting you will have to declare the new tire size as a modification to your insurance company which is reason enough to stay with the OE size.
2018-02-27 - Shouldn't this tire be labeled as "Ultra High Performance" and not "Max Performance" as it is the direct replacement for the Pilot Sport 3? The Pilot Sport 4 S is the "Max Performance" as it is the direct replacement for the Pilot Super Sport.
It's an interesting question. The Pilot Sport 4 is the direct replacement of the Pilot Sport 3, but Michelin moved the game on so much with regards to sporty handling and feel of the tire it deserves to be in the higher category.
2018-03-17 - Hi, for a Honda Civic 1.8 petrol 2010 tires 225/40/R18 Y XL would Michelin PS4 or Pirelli PZero PZ4 give best ride comfort? I know Goodyear Asmm. 3 offer good ride but currently I have Potenza S001 at front PS3 rear so concerned about softer sidewall of Goodyears. Many thanks.
I've not tested them back to back so I'm unsure which would be more comfortable, but if I had to guess based on experience I would say the P Zero PZ4 would be slightly more comfortable than the Pilot Sport 4.
2018-05-07 - Hello. My Audi A4 Quattro needs only Front Tires at the moment. I would like to fit Pilot Sport 4. Do you think these will behave ok with the standard fit Hankook Ventus S1evo2 that are on the back? Thanks
Both tires are produced within the allowable size guidelines so technically they should work fine together, however it might be worth checking owners forums to be sure.
2018-06-16 - Hi guys! I am using this tire (Pilot Sport 4) on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe also equipped with B14 Bilstein coilovers... I have 225/40/19 front and 245/40/19 rear... BUT I still haven’t found a proper pressure tire to set, in order to feel a good feedback and feeling from the car... I feel it not coumicative, and on the fast straight I find a little vagueness in the center if I move left/right of few cm on the steering (with pressure at 2.3 bar) What di you recommend??
Sadly the PS4 is a little vague due to the higher levels of comfort. I can't recommend anything specific, but a small amount of over inflation can help with steering response.
2018-07-31 - I really want PS4"S" for my 18inch E46 M3. BUT they are only 19 inch at the moment right? So given I want decent performance on track, do I go Cup2 or would these non "S" PS4's be ok?
Good news, subscribe to our youtube channel and hit the bell icon as in the next 2 weeks we have a PS4 vs PS4S vs Cup 2 video :)
2018-09-05 - Hey there. I own a '06 Mercedes E550. I just bought a set of lighter 18'' rims and next summer, I want to fit new 245/40 tires. I only drive 4000kms in the summer, rarely spirited, so wear is not a concern. Yet I demand a good steering response and light weight to make for a more nimble feel of the car. I think I wanna go with the PS4, yet I think about the Falken 510 also. In the past, I regretted fitting mid range tires. But due to the low miles, and the good test, I feel like giving the 510s a try. Yet I fear that they will be overwhelmed by the weight of the car and the V8 on the front axle. Would you recommend just going with the PS4 or could the 510s be an option?
I'm not sure either the PS4 or FK510 will be the answer to your question, both have quite soft sidewalls. If steering precision is your drive above all else, something like the Vredestein Vorti R might be a good tire to look into.
2018-10-29 - I going to replace my Jaguer XF3.0 tire, previously I tried Pzero and Pilot Super sport. could you please comment if I change to PS4 (no S), I'm not an aggressive driver, want maintain the sport feeling but a little more comfort and silent...
The PS4 won't feel as sporty as the Pilot Super Sport, but will certainly more comfortable and quieter and it has excellent wet grip, so would be a good choice for your Jag.
2019-03-18 - Hello! I'm about to replace the Michelin Energy tires on my VW Golf5. I'd like to extract more sportiness and feel out of the car while retaining a solid and safe daily driver with nice comfort and low noise. Aiming for the Pilot Sport 4 or the PremiumContact 6. The Golf is not a sports car but since i dont wear tires too fast, the price premium is not that much considering the relative small 205/55 R16 size, so both fits within my budget. Which one would you think suit me (or the car) better? I heard a few complaints about the PS4-s behaving jelly-like when pushed. Im aware that a road tire in this size, no matter the brand, wont give the kind of feedback as a smaller sidewall variant with a bigger wheel would, so that behaviour might still be the same with a PC6-s in the same size. Whats your take on this? Thank you in advance, and keep up the great content!
The differences between the Pilot Sport 4 and PremiumContact 6 are now so small both tires will be an excellent option if available in your size.
2019-05-05 - I am driving 2008 Audi A5 1.8 TFSI 170 FWD and I can't decide whether to go for Michelin Pilot Sport 4 245/40 ZR18 (93Y) or Michelin Pilot Sport 4 245/40 ZR18 93Y AO. Would there be any differences? May AO tire be "outdated" in 2019? What is your recommendation?
Generally with OE marked tires it's recommended to go with the correct version where possible as this will have been tuned to work with the vehicle suspension etc. The PS4 isn't old enough to worry about the AO version being out of date.
2019-08-19 - There I have a VW Mk5 GTI (FWD) with coilover suspension and the car is modified around 300hp, I mainly drive on the road and would like to do a bit of track during the year (also we have around 185 days of rain in average per year). Do you think that tire would be suitable for that use? (225/40R18 92Y)
We suggest looking at our video comparing all three Michelin Pilot tires here.
2019-08-30 - I have a Volvo V60 with 235/40R18 W95 fitted. As the Ixion alloys seem to have a ridiculously wide edge to the rim, is the rim protector on the Pilot Sport 4 a decent size? Also, would up-sizing to a 245 width increase the size of said rim protection? Are there any other recommendations you can make for the largest rim protection you're aware of?
Rim protection varies by tire size, and wheel width also plays a huge factor so it's impossible to say with any accuracy. Changing tire size is also impossible to recommended due to the many other factors it effects.
2019-10-23 - Hi guys, i'm driving a Ford Fiesta MK8 with this Michelin Pilot Sport 4. I'm in italy and here temperatures never go below 0C, or in any case there is never snow and ice but just rain. I've to buy winter tires, or can I go with this Michelin all of the year? I used them for a winter, and seems they went very cool.
Below around 5c in the wet, a winter tire will offer an advantage, but in the dry, the PS4 will always have the better grip. If you're not seeing snow or ice, there's no issues with running the Pilot Sport 4 all year.
2019-12-02 - I want to replace the standard Bridgestone Potenza's on my MX-5 ND 2.0 with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 but which exact spec is best? Michelin's website recommends 205/45 ZR17 (88Y) DT1, 205/45 ZR17 88W or 205/45 ZR17 (88Y). However, the dealership also mentioned a choice of 205/45 R17 88V G1. Speed index of V should be sufficient for the car (240km/h rated tire should be fine for the car's 214km/h top speed). But what does G1 mean? The G1 model is has a C fuel efficiency label while the others all have E. Should the G1 behave the same as the Y DT1, Y or W tire?
Interestingly, G1 indicates that the outside diameter or tread width differ from a tire without this marking. We recommend to fit matching G1s on the same axle, or a set of 4 for all wheel drive. In this case, I'd go with a normal, non g1 fitment.
2020-05-30 - Do you think that jelly sensation that a lat o people talk about when the tire are pushed very hard, is it solved by choosing the ZP (run flat) model (that should have the side wall reinforced)?
In theory the runflat version of the tire will not have that steering delay, but there are many negatives associated with runflats that are equally as undesirable.
2020-07-03 - I'm looking to replace all 4 Pilot Super sports on my 2015 M135i. I have the option to go for the PS4 or the PSS. What's the main difference between the two? Will I notice the difference in wet/cold grip in regular daily driving? I'm happy to stick with the PSS but if the difference is minimal then I'll save myself Â£150 and go for the PS4's.
I would suggest watching this video comparing the PS4S to PSS. The PS4 will be similar to the PS4S, only with a little more comfort.
2020-10-23 - I want my car to have less hydroplane and very good grip in wet. Which one is better between PS4 and PS4S?
In theory, the PS4, but it will be very close. Check out or UHP Summer test which includes aquaplaning.
2020-11-25 - Alfa Mito 135 (215/45/R17) looking to replace my P Zero Neros for some Pilot Sports, I do enjoy some spirited driving now and again hence choosing the Pirellis last time. but for a daily driver, would the Pilot Spots be the better all-rounder over the year? looking to improve on the tire noise and economy whilst maintaining high levels of grip in all-weathers.
Certain people report the Pilot Sport 4 getting a little noisy as it wears so maybe the goodyear Eagle Asymmetric 5 would be a better option.
2022-04-05 - Please advise on best tire for wet track days Currently I use ps cup 2 for dry & PS4 for wet track days but is there a better option?
The PS4 is a great option, as it the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5!
2022-11-22 - What is the approximate mileage one can expect to get from a pair of Pilot Sport 4 tires on the front wheels of an Audi A6 Quartro ?
Driving style can have a huge affect, somewhere between 15 and 25,000 would seem about right though. The PS5 improved wear over the PS4.
2023-03-22 - Can I mix michelin ps4 with other tires?
You should always keep the tires the same across the axle. Mixing front and rear is not advised but if you mix them with a tire with similar performance it should be ok until you can match the other axle.
2023-05-09 - My current Bmw 120 d m sport has 18 inch tires on front and back with load rating 88Y run flat I have seen front replacement tires with same width radius speed rating but the load is 92Y XL run flat The tires are pilot sport 4 225/40/92Y XL run flats my reg LG63XBJ . Also is it ok to run 92Y on front axle and continue with 88Y on rear axle Thankyou
I would not recommend mixing runflat and non-runflat tires, but running a 92 front would be no issue.
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