SEAT Arona Tyres
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SEAT Arona Tyre Review Highlights
These tyres were factory fitted on my Seat Arona 1.0 DSG. Biggest issue was the wear rate - had to replace front tyres at 12,000 miles which was very disappointing. The car wasn’t driven particularly hard. Handling and grip were fine. I won’t buy again because of the poor wear rate. Have replaced with Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance, so hoping for better wear out of these.
Writing about the Pirelli CINTURATO P7
Driving on a combination of roads
for 7000 average
Pirelli Cinturato P7 came as standard fit on my new Seat Arona in UK
Intially I thought the tyres were good, good grip, performed well. Seemed to be a good premium tyre. This was during the warm summer months.
However as the temperatures started to fall I discovered they are not happy when cold, On a few occasions I was pulling out of a side turning in rain with tyres scrabbling for grip, spinning the wheels in a 1 litre auto car was not what I expected. On one occasion a car came around a corner towards me, whilst I was struggling to grip the wet tarmac (which was quite dangerous, and has put me off the P7). However once the tyres had done a mile and warmed a bit they were ok.
In the UK they are sold as all year tyres, even if you pick up your new car in January in a blizzard, this is what is fitted, Seat UK (and other Volkswagen brands in UK) do not offer an all-season or winter tyre, on new cars, even as an option. However these are summer tyres, and quite poor in the rain when temperatures are lower.
When temperatures are close to freezing 0c they are hard and don't grip.
If you live in a hot country, or one where tyres are changed by season then these are great tyres. However performance in the rain is poor at temperatures below about +10c The UK can get cold rain (even in the summer) so these tyres are unsuitable for countries like UK with maritime climates.
I have since discovered that Pirelli sell an all-season (but not available in the 215 / 45 R18 size that is standard wheel fitted to some Seat Arona models in UK). I simply can't recommend the P7 for use in UK as it gets hard and non-grippy unless it is a warm / hot day. Even though they are wearing well I want to get rid of them this autumn because wheelspin is too easy with them.