Promobil: Commercial Summer Tire Test 2019

The larger and the heavier the vehicle, the more difficult it is to bring it to a standstill. The number one factor here is, of course, dependable brakes, but extra advantage in this respect is created by low profile tires, whose outside diameter remains the same but the width of the tread pattern is increased. In its latest test, Promobil compared such «sports» tires in the size of 235/60 R17C, which can be fitted on such vehicles as VW Crafter, Mercedes Sprinter, and MAN TGE.

  1. Continental ContiVanContact 200 - Winner Recommended
    Continental ContiVanContact 200
    75 27
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2013 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Great handling response and high level of safety on dry pavement. Very low rolling resistance. Negative: Distinctly audible noise when cornering.

    Rolling Resistance   Lateral Stability   Wet / Dry Handling   Straight Hydroplaning   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    9.2
  2. Nokian cLine Cargo Recommended
    Nokian cLine Cargo
    80 18
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent handling and generally the best results on dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Negative: Average resistance to straight hydroplaning. High rolling resistance.

    Dry / Wet Braking   Outside Noise   Wet / Dry Handling  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8.8
  3. Pirelli Carrier
    Pirelli Carrier
    N/A 30
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good results on dry pavement. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Great handling response in any weather conditions Negative: High rolling resistance. High noise emission.

    Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning   Wet handling   Comfort  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8.1
  4. Michelin Agilis +
    Michelin Agilis +
    81 23
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Acceptable handling response on dry pavement (even though the tires have a slightly delayed steering response). Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Negative: Long braking distance on wet pavement. High noise emission.

    Lateral / Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    7.7
  5. Toyo Nanoenergy Van
    Toyo Nanoenergy Van
    N/A 13
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Acceptable results on wet pavement. Good handling in the dry. Very low rolling resistance. Negative: Delayed steering response. Long braking distance on wet pavement.

    Rolling Resistance   Outside Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    7.6
  6. Continental VanContact 4Season
    Continental VanContact 4Season
    83 37
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good grip on wet pavement. Good handling in the dry. Negative: Long braking distance on wet and dry pavement (lead to subtracting from the score).

    Dry / Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    7.2
  7. Nankang CW-20
    Nankang CW-20
    N/A 17
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Generally acceptable performance on wet pavement. Good handling in the dry. Very low rolling resistance. Negative: Delayed steering response. Long braking distance on wet pavement.

    Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    5
Year
2019
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
235/60R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 18, 2019
Date updated
May 14, 2020