Promobil 2020: Commercial All-Season Tire Test R16 2020

The German magazine performed a comparative test of all-season tires designed for light trucks and minivans.

European winters are becoming increasingly warmer, due to which the popularity of the so-called «all-season» tires stays on the rise. Last year, these tires occupied 18% of the German light truck and minivan tire market, which comes as no surprise because these tires spare the vehicle owners the time and money, otherwise spent on the seasonal tire swap. At the same time, all-season tires are winning the market not at the expense of winter tires, whose share in sales is still 50%, but at the expense of summer tires, whose market share dropped to 32%.

Promobil 2020: Commercial All-Season Tire Test R16
  1. Continental VanContact 4Season - Winner Recommended
    Continental VanContact 4Season
    83 37
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Pros: Excellent traction, good lateral stability, and short braking distance on snow. Great handling response in the wet. Excellent lateral stability in the dry. Low noise emission.
    Cons: Long braking distance on dry pavement.

    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8.8
  2. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo
    79 37
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2019 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Pros: Good handling response and high safety level in any conditions. Short braking distance on wet pavement. Good hydroplaning resistance.
    Cons: Lack of balance between the longitudinal and lateral grip on snow. Relatively long braking distance on dry pavement.

    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8.6
  3. Michelin Agilis CrossClimate Recommended
    Michelin Agilis CrossClimate
    87 37
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Pros: Good lateral stability on snow. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Well-balanced behavior and very short braking distance on dry pavement.
    Cons: Lack of balance between the longitudinal and lateral grip on snow. Extremely prone to understeer on wet pavement.

    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    8.1
  4. Falken EuroAll Season Van11
    Falken EuroAll Season Van11
    N/A 28
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2018 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Pros: Acceptable performance on snow. Stable behavior during lane switching.
    Cons: Long stopping distance and weak lateral grip on wet and dry pavement. Low riding comfortHigh noise emission.

    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.3
  5. Maxxis VanSmart A/S AL2
    Maxxis VanSmart A/S AL2
    N/A 26
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Pros: Stable behavior on snow (even though the overall level of traction is lower than that of some other tires). Low noise emission.
    Cons: Long braking distance on any type of pavement. Delayed steering response. Poor lateral stability and prone to understeer on dry pavement.

    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    7.3
  6. Pirelli Carrier All Season
    Pirelli Carrier All Season
    N/A 31
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Pros: High level of driving safety on wet pavement. Good hydroplaning resistance. Good handling response and high safety level on dry pavement.
    Cons: Very poor traction and long stopping distance on snow (the tires are unfit to be used in regions with snowy winters).

    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    6.5
  7. Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season
    Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season
    N/A 26
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Pros: Excellent lateral stability and good handling response on snow.
    Cons: Very long braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Very slow steering response. High noise emission.

    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    6.4
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
215/75R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Jan 14, 2021