Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus Review In 2022

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Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus 205/60R16 SL Touring Tire

P4 Persist AS Plus

Standard touring tire
The new touring tire of Pirelli for all-season condition rides. This Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus is a comfortable tire for sedans, coupes, and small crossovers. With 85K miles treadwear warranty, the tire can achieve the greatest miles with your car.

Dry Traction & Grip
90%
wet Traction & Grip
90%
Ride Comfort & Noise
90%
Steering & Handling
85%
Treadwear
95%
Snow Performance
80%

Quick highlights

Tire type Standard touring tire
Price range$136-$196
Run-flat No
Vehicles typeSedan, minivan, and coupes
Driving conditionsDry, wet, and snow
pirelli p4 persist as plus

Pirelli p4 Persist AS Plus is an improved version of Pirelli p4 Four Season Plus. As P4 Four Season Plus has some deficiencies when it comes to especially on winter terrains. The P4 Persist AS Plus come up with these and other deficiencies to improve all season rides. Now this tire has become one of the finest touring tires to drive in 2022.

The tire was launched just a year ago, and it features 18  different components in its tread compound, which is one of the reasons the tire is so durable in all-season conditions. The advanced technology makes it also a comfortable and quiet tire to drive on the road in any weather conditions.

Alongside the tire durability, it delivers smooth performance in wet, dry, and in light snow conditions. The symmetric tread pattern keeps the contact intact while reducing rolling resistance for better mileage on each mile.

Pros
  • All-season standard touring tire for comfortable and quiet rides
  • Excellent traction and grip in dry and wet conditions
  • Improved handling and stability from its predeceasing tires
  • A durable tire with the ability to achieve the most miles in 2022
  • A new tire with advanced technology for affordable rides by improving the rolling resistance.
  • Siping density improves the grip on snow and wet conditions.
Cons
  • Less availability in the market and in sizes
  • Very expensive tire
  • Not the best snow performance

Tread design and improvements

Compared to its predecessor, the tread design and pattern has not changed at all. However, the internal construct and rubber compound have been improved, which is the reason this tire is better in performance. 18 different components have been utilized in this tire’s tread compound, which improves the noise and reduces the fuel mileage. 

Two circumferential grooves improves the ride in wet and wintery conditions. The center ribs improves the tire stability on road, while providing comfortable and smooth ride all year round.

Along with that, the tire performs better on dry and wet terrains, due to the updated rubber compound, however, the difference is not as big. As the previous tire has no problem in dealing with on-road all-season rides, that is why this P4 Persist AS Plus is good to drive all year round. 

Durability and road life

This tire is good to drive for around  5-7 years. With 85000 miles treadwear warranty you can go any further depending on your driving routine. Along with that, the tread symmetrical design keeps the contact evenly with the ground for avoiding uneven wear. Although this tire has a 5k less tread warranty compared to P4 four season plus, this tire is more durable.

This tire is also capable of handling a heavy weight while diving on highways or other fast tracks. The previous model wears off before the warranty terms, however, this P4 Persist AS plus will even go further from its warranty period. 

Specifications & Features

Speed ratingT-V (118-149)mph
Load index91(1356 lbs) – 103(1929 lbs)
Origin ofBrazil
Wheel diameter16-17”
Ply rating4 ply rated
UTQG820AA
Noise ReductionYes

The low rolling resistance, extra biting edges on snow, and comfortable treadwear are also among the basic features that this tire is equipped with. As this is a new tire, some information regarding its treadwear and traction ratings are not available. However, it is estimated that this tire will have a similar or a little better rating as the Pirelli P4 Four season plus.

Comparison with Michelin defender T+H 

The Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus is a standard touring tire, and the Michelin Defender T+H is one of the most famous and most popular touring tires of the last decade. Compared to Defender T+H, the P4 Persist AS Plus have a better treadwear warranty with more durable treadwear. Along with that, the Pirelli tire has a better temperature rating of A compared to the B-rated Michelin tire.

As both of these tires are for sedans and coupes, the sizes of both tires are quite similar, however, the Pirelli tire comes with a higher speed ratings of V, which is good for some drivers who are looking for fast tires. When it comes to dry and wet traction/grip, the Michelin tire has a little upper hand over P4 Persist AS Plus. Lastly, the price of both tires is exactly the same, that is why we would prefer a new and more durable tire over a 7-year-old tire.

Performance of Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus

Dry traction & grip

The dry road performance of this tire is quite similar to its previous model. The tire delivers excellent traction and grip and on faster tracks, the cornering is also good due to shoulder and sidewalls. Along with that, the tire stays cool whilst not getting heated up on fast and long routes driving in the warm weather.

Wet traction & grip

Just like dry conditions, this tire performs well in wet conditions. The tire delivers superb traction and grip, due to the circumferential grooves that channel water away from its tread. Along with that, the tire delivers a quiet and comfortable all-season ride for a long period of time.

Snow Performance

The snow performance of this tire is not the best, however for light snow conditions the tire is more than enough. Due to sipes that deliver extra biting edges on snow, the tire grips the ground very well in snow and wet conditions. 

Handling & brakes

The handling and steering response of this tire is good, not as good as sports or performance tires, still, it is good compared to other touring tires. The tire keeps stable contact with the ground by which you get a stable and smooth ride in all-season conditions. The brakes of this tire are also good, for normal speed rides, the brakes will be more than good enough to deliver you a safe and sound driving experience.

Final words

The Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus is a very good tire to buy in 2022. Not only because it is a new tire, but because it is an excellent touring tire for small passenger cars. The tire has advanced features, and perform great in all-season condition on road. The noise reduction and comfortable tread are also positive points that appreciate this tire’s worth. All of that comes with a durable tread, which will keep your car moving for a very long period of time.

About the author

Hadie Erfan

Hadie has been working as a tire professional in the automobile industry for over 5+ years. His experience helps him identify the right tire and how it will perform with different vehicles. when he is not working he likes to drive sports cars on tracks to feel the fresh blow of air after stressful nights of work.

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