Bridgestone Turanza T005 vs Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 are Premium Touring Summer tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

Turanza-T005 VS Cinturato-P7-C2

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been eleven tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these eleven tests:

  • Bridgestone Turanza T005 finished ahead of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 in eight of the tests
  • Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 finished ahead of the Bridgestone Turanza T005 in three of the tests

While it might look like the Bridgestone Turanza T005 is better than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during six dry braking tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 stopped the vehicle in 1.31% less distance than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
35.96M
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
35.49M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2020 New 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 36.9M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 35.9M
2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 34.8M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 34.5M
2021 53 Summer Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 35.4M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 34.5M
2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 35.4M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 34.5M
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 35.29M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 35.74M
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 37.3M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 37M
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 36.6M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 36.3M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during two dry handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was 0.4% faster around a lap than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
70.01s
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
70.29s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 101.67s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 102.32s
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 52.36s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 52.26s
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 56s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 56.3s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was 0.31% faster around a lap than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
95.8Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
95.5Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 95.8Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 95.5Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during two subj. dry handling tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 scored 10.34% more points than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
46.8 Points
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
52.2 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 8.6 Points Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 9.4 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 85 Points Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 95 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during six wet braking tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 stopped the vehicle in 1.66% less distance than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
39.76M
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
39.1M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2020 New 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 29.6M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 29M
2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 41M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 39.9M
2021 53 Summer Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 31.6M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 29.7M
2021 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 225/50 R17
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 35M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 37.1M
2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 49.3M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 46.4M
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 34.94M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 32.91M
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 37.7M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 40.3M
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 58.9M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 57.5M

Wet Braking - Concrete

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during zero wet braking - concrete tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 stopped the vehicle in 0% less distance than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
39.1M
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
39.1M
Wet braking on Concrete in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Concrete: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 39.1M Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 39.1M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during three wet handling [s] tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was 0.23% faster around a wet lap than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
85.72s
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
85.92s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2020 New 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 101.2s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 101.9s
2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 70.05s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 70.88s
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 86.21s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 85.31s
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 85.4s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 85.6s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during one wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was 0.64% faster around a wet lap than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
77.9Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
78.4Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 77.9Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 78.4Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during two subj. wet handling tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 scored 10.36% more points than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
49.3 Points
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
55 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 8.6 Points Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 10 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 90 Points Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 100 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was 0.68% faster around a wet circle than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
11.6s
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
11.68s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 11.6s Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 11.68s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during three straight aqua tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 floated at a 0.49% higher speed than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
78.59Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
78.98Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2020 New 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 75.2Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 74.7Km/H
2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 81.18Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 82.02Km/H
2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 81.6Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 83Km/H
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 75.47Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 75.33Km/H
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 82.8Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 81.8Km/H
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 75.3Km/H Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 77Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during one curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 slipped out at a 0.87% higher speed than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
3.42m/sec2
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
3.45m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 3.33m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 3.19m/sec2
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 3.5m/sec2 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 3.7m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during two subj. comfort tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 scored 0.77% more points than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
52 Points
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
51.6 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 9 Points Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 8.2 Points
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 95 Points Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 95 Points

Noise

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during four noise tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 measured 1.2% quieter than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
69.8dB
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
68.96dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2020 New 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 70.7dB Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 70.5dB
2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 68.7dB Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 69.2dB
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 72.4dB Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 70.4dB
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 72.3dB Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 70.5dB
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 64.9dB Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 64.2dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better during zero noise tests. On average the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 measured 0% quieter than the Bridgestone Turanza T005.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
61.5dB
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
61.5dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 61.5dB Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 61.5dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during two tyre weight tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 weighed 7.33% less than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
8.22Kg
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
8.87Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 8.74Kg Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 9.04Kg
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 7.7Kg Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 8.7Kg

Wear

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during three wear tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 is predicted to cover 8.12% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
34953.33KM
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
32116.67KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2021 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 32500KM Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 26250KM
2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 31960KM Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 30600KM
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 40400KM Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 39500KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one value tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 proved to have a 0.34% better value based on price/1000km than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
5.91Price/1000
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
5.93Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 9.07Price/1000 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 9.15Price/1000
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 2.75Price/1000 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 2.71Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during two price tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 cost 1.65% less than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
1466.64
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
1491.28
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 218 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 238
2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 290 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 280
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 89.19 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 81.39
2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 111 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 107
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 6625 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 6750

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during five rolling resistance tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 had a 22.31% lower rolling resistance than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
5.71kg / t
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
7.35kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2020 New 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 6.9kg / t Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 8.7kg / t
2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 7.19kg / t Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 9.76kg / t
2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 7.01kg / t Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 9.25kg / t
2023 Tyre Reviews Best Summer Tyres
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 6.76kg / t Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 8.22kg / t
2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 0.665kg / t Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 0.82kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 used 1.75% less fuel than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
5.6l/100km
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
5.7l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 5.6l/100km Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 5.7l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Bridgestone Turanza T005 emitted 10.72% less particle wear matter than the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
73.3mg/km/t
Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
82.1mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Bridgestone Turanza T005

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Turanza T005: 73.3mg/km/t Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 82.1mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

In total the Bridgestone Turanza T005 has been reviewed 142 times and drivers have given the tyre 73% overall.

The Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 has been reviewed 23 times and drivers have given the tyre 85% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2.

Best Review for the Bridgestone Turanza T005
Given 88% 225/45 R17 on a combination of roads for 800 average miles
Fitted these to my Golf a few weeks ago...and v glad I did so. Drive back from Scotland in sleeting conditions, with slush on motorway...great traction on slushy road...and v sure footed during aqua planing. Road noise and mpg excellent Please sir...can I have some more!
Helpful 931 - tyre reviewed on February 14, 2018
View all Bridgestone Turanza T005 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
Given 91% 225/45 R17 on mostly motorways for 7,000 average miles
A pleasant surprise, very comfortable for everyday real life, a super super super tire....
Helpful 185 - tyre reviewed on April 8, 2022
View all Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Bridgestone Turanza T005 was better in dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], wet handling [s], wet circle, subj. comfort, tyre weight, wear, value, price, rolling resistance, fuel consumption and abrasion tests, whereas the Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 was better in dry braking, subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet braking - concrete, wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, noise and noise tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Bridgestone Turanza T005 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Bridgestone Turanza T005

 Overall Winner: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.