Moottori: Commercial Studded Winter Tire Test R16C 2021

Moottori: Commercial Studded Winter Tire Test R16C

The motoring magazines generally prefer to test passenger tires, while the tests of commercial tires are much less frequent, the test of light truck studded tires being almost a unique case. Comparing the tires of this category was something that the Finnish magazine Moottori decided to do, its experts noting that this has to do not only with a large number of vans on the country’s roads (12% of the number of passenger cars), but also with the fact that many established manufacturers produce tires of this class. The test involved tires of eight brands — Bridgestone Noranza Van 001, Continental VanContact Ice, Gislaved Nord'Frost Van 2, Goodyear Cargo Ultra Grip 2, Hankook Winter i'Pike LT, Michelin Agilis X–Ice North, Nokian Hakkapeliitta C3, as well as the Russian Viatti Vettore Inverno.

  1. Nokian Hakkapeliitta C3 - Winner Recommended
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta C3
    N/A 19
    · Winter · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: High traction, short braking distances and good handling on ice and snow. Good directional stability. Resilient behavior in an emergency on asphalt.
    Negative: Increased noise level.

    Snow Handling (Subjective)   Acceleration on Ice   Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.8
  2. Continental VanContact Ice
    Continental VanContact Ice
    N/A 35
    · Winter · 2019 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good lateral grip and good handling on ice. High traction and short braking distances on snow. Good acoustic comfort.
    Negative: Relatively long braking distances on dry roads. Average results on wet surfaces.

    Ice Handling (Subjective)   Ice Handling   Snow Braking   Comfort / Noise   Acceleration on Snow   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.7
  3. Gislaved Nord*Frost Van 2
    Gislaved Nord*Frost Van 2
    N/A 28
    · Winter · 2020 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Balanced snow behavior. Shortest braking distances on dry and wet roads. Good handling on wet surfaces.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Acceleration on Snow  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    8.4
  4. Hankook Winter i*Pike LT RW09
    Hankook Winter i*Pike LT RW09
    N/A 11
    · Winter · 2011 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: High traction and short braking distances on ice and snow. Good handling on snow.
    Negative: Long braking distances, poor lateral stability and poor wet handling. Lack of handling on ice.

    Acceleration on Snow   Snow Braking   Ice Handling (Subjective)   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling (Subjective)  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.3
  5. Viatti Vettore Inverno
    Viatti Vettore Inverno
    N/A 12
    · Winter · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: High traction and good handling on ice. Good handling on snow.
    Negative: Very long braking distances on dry and wet asphalt. Poor road grip and poor wet handling. Increased noise level.

    Acceleration on Snow   Snow Braking   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort / Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Handling (Subjective)  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.1
  6. Bridgestone Noranza Van 001
    Bridgestone Noranza Van 001
    N/A 24
    · Winter · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances and good dry handling. Poor road grip and relatively low ice grip.
    Negative: Relatively low grip on snow. Unstable behavior on snow and ice. Tendency to understeer on wet roads.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Ice Handling   Snow Traction   Acceleration on Ice   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8
  7. Michelin Agilis X-Ice North
    Michelin Agilis X-Ice North
    N/A 16
    · Winter · 2009 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances and good wet handling. Short braking distances on dry surfaces.
    Negative: Poor traction, long braking distances and poor handling on ice and snow.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Handling   Snow Traction   Ice Handling  
    Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.7
  8. Goodyear Cargo UltraGrip 2
    Goodyear Cargo UltraGrip 2
    N/A 21
    · Winter · 2007 · Light Truck / SUV - Commercial
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances on dry and wet roads. High lateral stability and good wet handling.
    Negative: Poor traction, long braking distances and poor handling on ice and snow.

    Comfort / Noise   Wet Handling   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Ice Handling (Subjective)   Snow Handling (Subjective)   Ice Handling   Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow   Ice Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.4
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
215/65R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe, Russia+
Date added
Sep 30, 2021
Date updated
Oct 23, 2021

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