The P4 Four Seasons Plus is Pirelli’s Standard Touring All-Season tire developed for drivers of coupes, sedans and minivans. Designed to help reduce environmental impact, P4 Four Seasons Plus tires combine ride comfort, low noise and reduced rolling resistance with long life and four-season traction on dry, wet and wintry roads, even in light snow.

Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus tires feature a silica-rich tread compound made possible through use of innovative materials and processing methods to reduce rolling resistance while enhancing foul-weather traction. The tread compound is molded into a symmetric pattern that features a continuous center rib and independent tread and shoulder blocks that employ computer-designed siping to combine handling on dry roads with traction on wet roads and in winter conditions. Two central circumferential grooves and numerous variable-angle lateral grooves help water escape from between the tire and the road to reduce the risk of hydroplaning.

The Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus features an optimized casing profile with an internal structure that includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to combine long wear, ride quality and durability. Polyester cord body plies combine strength with ride comfort.


  1. For reference, I live in the Kitchener Waterloo area of Ontario Canada. Have had these for two seasons and they are one of the best tires I have ever had! Tread wear seems really good. But I haven’t directly measured.Was worried because its a new tire design, but they have been great. I didn’t notice just how great they were until I brought my car in for service and they had to keep it for almost a week. Immediately, I noticed that the tires were not great on the loaner so I just thought they were all season. Wrong, they were Michelin X-ice tires and were brand new?! I couldn’t believe it? I’ve only heard good things about X-ice so I was really surprised. Drives well through deep/light snow and slush and on dry/wet roads.Not the greatest on ice (we had freezing rain one morning and the salters did not get out yet) but I feel like the only thing that would be exceptional would be studded tires. It’s not like I was sliding around, but I had to be really really cautious.I’ve liked them so much I purchased a set for another car we just purchased. In short, purchase these tires with confidence!

  2. Got these put on in CT in late October and have been running them since. Had a few small snow falls in CT so far this year and they have performed well. Last week we had 3-4 inches of light fluffy snow and they did have a little sliding with turns entered at greater than 30mph. Stopping distance is good in snow, very good in dry and wet. Haven’t had that much ice yet. The tire is overall very quite, good at highway speeds. At times in the snow I did feel that it did not handle the power of the WRX all that well and I did have some wheelspin and TCS did blink its light a few times. For the price I think I would definitely recommend them, but I would be careful with power delivery on a more powerful car, it seems to bring out the weaknesses of the tire.

  3. I only have about 1500 miles on the tires with my WRX and so far am very satisfied with my purchase. We had an 8 inch snow last week, which made getting around hard, but my WRX just drove as if the roads were dry. Sure, I was careful, but I could stop, start and change direction without any problems. True, they are not the best handling tires on a dry road, feeling a bit wobbly and imprecise, but that is to be expected with any pure winter tire on a car with the power and handling of the WRX, but they seem to be better than average. I plan to keep them on until the middle of March and then put the max summer tires back on until I change them up. Great service from The Tire Rack as well, getting the tires to my installer very fast and in good shape. Don’t know how they compare to other winter tires, but I am pretty happy with my choice.

  4. We bought these tires for my wife’s Lexus over other available winter tires. I was most impressed with the tread depth these tires have over the competition in the same size. I was able to drive home on completely dry roads with which these tires handled great (no noticeable difference over All Season just removed, the noise was less). Living in Rochester NY, we have been able to drive in all conditions – dry , wet, slush and of course snow. These tires paired up with the Lexus make an awesome combination. The do not feel like they “float” when the roads are watered covered and handled the ice covered side roads very well. Light to moderate snow is not a problem either. I feel very comfortable that these tires will serve my wife well this winter. Time will tell on the tread wear and we will see how they handle next winter.. Don’t be shy about trying these tires..

  5. I’m located in the midwest where winter conditions vary widely from day to day. I’ve had Michelin xIce xI3, and General Altimax Arctics in the past (on FWD Honda vehicles). I decided to try these Pirelli Ice Zero FR tires on my RWD e320. I have Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires for the other 3 seasons, so I’m comparing these Pirelli’s to a very well-rated Michelin:In normal/dry conditions, these feel like my Michelin all season tires. By far the best of any snow tire I’ve usedThese are also as quiet as my MXM4’s, except for a little tread hum around 55-60 mph. Quietest snow tire I’ve used on dry pavement.Stability is excellent, even on the highway; they corner like an all season when roads are dry, and they didn’t mess with my steering/alignment “feel” like the Xi3 did on my last vehicle.In light snow and freezing rain (ice), traction/braking is on par with snow tires I’ve run in the past. Really no better or worse, but those were both highly rated winter tires (so these Pirelli’s are excellent).Of the 3 snow tires I’ve owned, these are by far the best “per dollar” value.The only negative I can say is that they hydroplane worse than an all-season tire in a torrential downpour, but downpours are rare in the winter.Cannot comment on tread wear or deep snow traction yet, but overall I am extremely satisfied with the tires. I would buy these again in a heartbeat

  6. These are the first set of snow tires I’ve ever driven. I only have 1500 miles or so on these tires, but I am very impressed. We had a mild winter this year, so I can’t comment on deep snow performance. They have been excellent in light snow – I have to really try in order to make them slide. On ice they perform much better than the OE all-seasons, but ice can still be a problem when cornering. The steering response is sluggish compared to the (almost bald) all-seasons, but I have read that about all snow tires. These are quite a bit louder than the OE all-seasons, but not enough to be bothersome. When these were brand new, they would hum pretty loud at about 40mph on smooth pavement. This has since gone away. Since these don’t have a treadlife warranty, I was worried they would wear out very quickly. I haven’t measured them, but they haven’t worn noticeably in 1500 miles.

  7. Haven’t had a ton of windshield time with these tires but from what I can tell they bite more than my 7 year old blizzaks which still have 9/10 tread (I’m sure they are dried out now and should be replaced). These have a much more responsive steering feel vs other snow tires I’ve owned and are quieter. They still have that wallow of course but that’s to be expected in a soft compound. My wife drove through some very adverse weather last week – very icy roads in which many people could barely get up gradual inclines – the roads were a disaster – and she said she could get around with ease and didn’t understand why people were having problems. I reminded her she was driving an AWD vehicle with proper tires for the conditions. I’m very impressed with these for an ice and snow tires and they provide a very good compromise between ice/snow traction and dry weather performance for slightly spirited driving.


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