Auto Bild Reisemobil: Commercial All-Season tire test R16 2020

The new test performed by the German experts involved light-truck tires in the size 235/65 R16C designed to year-round use. In 2020, Auto Bild has already published the results of tests involving a few tire categories; now it’s time for all-season models designed to be installed on light trucks and minivans. This test involved eight tire models of various price brackets, all of them sporting a 3PMSF sign on their sidewalls. The tires were tested in various conditions on snow, wet and dry pavements; the test car was VW Crafter with a 600-kilogram load.

Auto Bild Reisemobil: Commercial All-Season tire test R16
  1. Continental VanContact 4Season - Winner
    Continental VanContact 4Season
    79 37
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Exemplary all-season tires with great handling response on snow and on wet pavement, as well as with crisp steering response and low rolling resistance. Average riding comfort. High price.

    Rolling Resistance   Steering Response   Price  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  2. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo
    78 37
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2019 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in any weather conditions. Excellent lateral stability and short stopping distance in the wet. Great riding comfort. Relatively long braking distance on dry pavement.

    Lateral Stability   Steering Response   Wet Braking   Comfort   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  3. Kleber Transpro 4S
    Kleber Transpro 4S
    N/A 29
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Excellent traction and short braking distance on snow. Good handling in the dry. Low noise emission. Relatively long braking distance on dry and wet pavement. Delayed steering response when driving on snow.

    Snow Braking / Traction   Noise   Dry Handling   Steering Response (Snow)   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  4. Maxxis VanSmart A/S AL2
    Maxxis VanSmart A/S AL2
    N/A 26
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    An inexpensive tire with a well-balanced performance. Good winter performance. Delayed steering response on dry pavement. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Average riding comfort.

    Steering Response (Dry)   Snow Performance   Wet Braking   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  5. Pirelli Carrier All Season
    Pirelli Carrier All Season
    N/A 31
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in the wet and in the dry. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Weak traction and lateral stability on snow.

    Hydroplaning Resistance   Steering Response (Wet / Dry)   Lateral Stability / Traction (Snow)  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
  6. Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season
    Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season
    N/A 26
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Good performance on snow. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Insufficient handling response in the dry.

    Hydroplaning Resistance   Snow Performance   Dry / Wet Braking   Steering Response (Dry)  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  7. Hifly All-Transit
    Hifly All-Transit
    N/A 15
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2015 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Good handling response on snow. Great riding comfort. Prone to understeer and long braking distance on wet pavement. Delayed steering response.

    Steering Response (Snow)   Comfort   Steering Response   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe
  8. Falken EuroAll Season Van11
    Falken EuroAll Season Van11
    N/A 28
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2018 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and good lateral stability on snow. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Weak traction and prone to understeer on wet and dry pavement.

    Snow Braking   Lateral Stability (Snow)   Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet / Dry Traction  
    Europe Europe
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
235/65R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
May 09, 2020
Date updated
Oct 20, 2020