Promobil: Commercial Winter Tire Test R17 2024

Promobil: Commercial Winter Tire Test R17

Promobil Campingbusse, a German publication specializing in campers and motorhomes, conducted a detailed test of all-season tires, focusing on their suitability for motorhome use. The test included a variety of all-season tires, notably a pre-production sample of the new Falken EuroAll Season AS220 Pro. Other participating tires were Firestone Multiseason Gen 02, Giti GitiAllSeason AS1, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, Michelin CrossClimate 2, Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2, Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2, and Vredestein Quatrac Pro. This test aimed to provide deeper insights into the performance and practicality of all-season tires for motorhome owners, considering factors like cost, longevity, and handling under different conditions.

  1. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
    92 59
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen-3 clinches the top spot with its remarkable all-season capabilities. It shines particularly in snowy conditions with secure cornering grip and stable understeer. Its performance on wet roads is outstanding, offering excellent grip and safe driving behavior. The tire also demonstrates safe and dynamic handling in dry conditions. A minor drawback is its slightly longer dry braking distances and a noticeable coasting hum.

    Snow Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Performance   Snow Performance   Cornering Stability   Dry Performance   Wet Traction   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Noise   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · South Africa South Africa
    Test Score:
    8.4
  2. Michelin CrossClimate 2
    Michelin CrossClimate 2
    86 54
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Michelin Cross Climate 2, ranking second, excels notably in snow with its superior traction and braking performance, alongside stable cornering behavior. It also boasts outstanding braking performance on dry roads, though its evasive maneuvers tend to be sluggish yet safe. Its limitations become apparent in wet conditions, where it exhibits longer braking distances and weaker cornering grip. The tire's inherent damping is also on the lower side.

    Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Snow Performance   Dry Braking   Dry Performance   Wet Handling   Comfort   Wet Braking   Wet Cornering Grip  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    7.9
  3. Giti GitiAllSeason AS1 SUV
    Giti GitiAllSeason AS1 SUV
    N/A 19
    · All Season · 2022 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Giti Giti All-Season AS1 SUV, securing third place, demonstrates its strength in wet conditions with the shortest braking distances. It performs admirably on snow, offering good cornering grip, traction, and braking. In dry conditions, it provides very good grip, particularly in corners, and stands out for its best-in-class rolling comfort. However, it faces challenges with driving stability in snow and wet corners, showing tendencies of oversteer. Its performance is further impacted by poor hydroplaning resistance and somewhat unstable handling during lane changes, along with extended braking distances in dry conditions.

    Snow Cornering Grip   Wet Braking   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Dry Cornering Grip   Comfort   Lane Change Stability   Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Wet Cornering Grip   Snow Driving Stability  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.5
  4. Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2
    Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2
    79 50
    · All Season · 2021 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2, ranking fourth, presents a robust all-around performance without significant flaws, particularly favoring dry conditions. It offers safe and predictable cornering on snow, complemented by stable handling in both wet and dry environments. The tire's limitations are modest, with slightly longer braking distances on snow and somewhat limited protection against hydroplaning.

    Cornering Stability   Wet Performance   Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Snow Cornering Stability   Dry Performance   Snow Braking   Hydroplaning  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    7.3
  5. Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro
    Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro
    N/A 30
    · All Season · 2023 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    The newly introduced Falken Euro-All-Season AS220 pro, tailored for lowland winter conditions, exhibits a mixed performance. It offers decent traction and superficially good cornering grip on snow, alongside largely good behavior in wet conditions and impressive grip in dry corners. However, it struggles with a very narrow limit area in snow-covered curves, leading to sudden understeer or oversteer. Additionally, its performance is affected by sensitivity to puddles, somewhat limited hydroplaning resistance, and instability during lane changes.

    Snow Traction   Wet Handling   Dry Cornering Grip   Snow Handling   Lane Change Stability   Snow Cornering Stability   Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.3
  6. Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    80 44
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Vredestein Quatrac Pro, positioned fifth, showcases its prowess in typical lowland winter conditions. It excels with a safe and stable understeer on snow, and a firm, direct, and reliable driving performance on both wet and dry roads. However, it falls short in snow conditions with weak braking performance and cornering grip. Additionally, the tire exhibits slightly longer braking distances in dry conditions.

    Wet Performance   Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Performance   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Cornering Grip  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.2
  7. Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
    Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
    73 32
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Firestone Multiseason GEN02, securing the sixth spot, is noted for its balanced performance on snow, albeit with a few specific weaknesses. It displays impeccable, reliable, and balanced characteristics on snow-covered roads. In wet conditions, it offers good handling and stability in corners. However, its limitations include poor hydroplaning prevention, slightly longer braking distances in dry conditions, a somewhat sluggish steering response, and instability during quick lane changes.

    Snow Performance   Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Cornering Stability   Steering Response   Lane Change Stability   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.2
  8. Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
    Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
    75 27
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Uniroyal All-Season Expert 2, placed seventh, performs commendably in snowy conditions but shows significant limitations in dry conditions. Its strengths lie in its short braking distances and balanced, safe characteristics on snow, coupled with safe understeering behavior in wet conditions and exceptional resistance to hydroplaning. However, its performance is hindered by slightly longer braking distances on wet roads, significantly extended braking distances on dry roads, and a quite sluggish response to steering inputs.

    Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Hydroplaning   Steering Response   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    6.5
Year
2024
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
235/55R17
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Jan 16, 2024
Date updated
Jan 22, 2024
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