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Summer tires
2024

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S

Pilot Sport 4S is the sportier version of the Pilot Sports and the most sporty one that still cares about the wet performance, which is it's strong suite. It's usually expensive, but also a guarantee of a great performance tyre.
Jiri Chomat, TheTyreLab.com
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Width
Profile
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Pros and cons

  • dry-braking
    Short braking distance on dry roads
  • dry-handling
    Great handling on dry roads
  • aquaplaning-longitudinal
    Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • wet-braking
    Short braking distance on wet roads
  • wet-handling
    Exceptional handling on the wet
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Comparison

Sizes

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is made in 178 sizes, starting from 215/35 R18 up to 315/30 R23.
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Timeline

2018

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S was tested 2x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 245/30 R20 test.

2020

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S was tested 1x (Autobild) and won the Autobild 245/35 R19 test.

2021

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S was tested 3x (Tyre Reviews,...) and won the Autobild 255/35 R19 test.

2022

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S was tested 1x (Tyre Reviews)

2023

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S was tested 1x (SportAuto)

Achievements

Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Sportauto 2023
TyreReviews.com 2021
Autobild 2020
EVO 2020
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Autobild 2020
EVO 2020
Autobild 2018
Best
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
EVO 2020
Autobild 2018
Autobild 2018
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Autobild 2020
EVO 2020
Best
aquaplaning-cross
Aquaplaning - cross
Sportauto 2023
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Sportauto 2023
Best
noise-exterior
Exterior noise
Autobild 2020
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
Autobild 2018

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S was featured:
SportAuto
SportAuto Summer tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
very good
Ranked #3 of 11
Securing a commendable 3rd place out of 11 contenders, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S delivered an outstanding performance, earning a final rating of "Very good". This tire showcased remarkable capabilities, particularly in areas vital for safety and control. Its strengths were highlighted by exceptional wet braking and brilliant aquaplaning safety, alongside its prowess on dry surfaces with solid braking, excellent precision, and minimal sensitivity to load changes. Notably, it excelled best in disciplines such as aquaplaning across and along the direction of travel, and dry braking, underlining its balanced performance across diverse conditions. However, it wasn't without its shortcomings; the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S faced criticism for a somewhat unclear balance in wet handling and was noted for elevated rolling resistance and noise levels. Despite these minor drawbacks, its overall capabilities solidified its position as a top choice in the category.
Name
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
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Tyre Reviews
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2022 255/35 R19
highly recommended
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autobild
Name WetDry
Best values in test11-
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S2+1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Tyre Reviews
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2021 225/40 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 11
Name
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autobild
Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,15,75,76,3
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S9,1 8,89,58
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S2+ 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDry
Best values in test1-2+
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S1- 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S22+
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (8x)
ExemplaryVery goodHighly recommended
4x2x2x

Ratings x Wheel size

R18R19R20
100% (2x)100% (4x)100% (2x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx265/xx Rxx
100% (2x)100% (3x)100% (2x)100% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S made?

    Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is made in United States.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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