2020 Commercial Van All Season Tire Test

If you need to keep your van mobile year round, all season tires are an increasingly popular solution, which is why German publication Pro Mobile have tested seven commercial all season tires in the popular 225/70 R15C tire size.

On test they have all the manufactures you'd expect from a car all season tire test, with Continental, Falken, Goodyear, Maxxis, Michelin, Pirelli and Vredestein included in the test.

As always, Pro Mobile have applied their own score weighting to get to their overall results, so make sure you dig into the data and find work out what you want from your all season tire, as if you spend a lot more time in the dry and wet with rare snow use, a tire like the Michelin Agilis CrossClimate or Pirelli Carrier All Season might be the right choice for you.

Dry

As with all season tires intended for cars, Michelin held a big dry braking advantage with the Agilis CrossClimate, with Pirelli next of the best.

Interestingly Michelin couldn't carry that advantage over to dry, instead Pirelli took the top spot with the Continental VanContact 4S and Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season a close second and third.

Wet

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo held an impressive advantage during wet braking testing, with Michelin in second place.

Goodyear retained its wet grip advantage during wet handling testing, but this time with Continental and Pirelli tying for second place.

The Maxxis VanSmart AS AL2 had a large aquaplaning advantage.

Snow

Snow specialist Continental held a considerable advantage during snow braking, with Pirelli performing extremely poorly.

Snow handling testing repeated the Continental and Pirelli first and last positions.

Environment

Impressively Continental also had the lowest fuel use on test, something important to commercial vehicles.

The Continental also had the lowest external pass by noise, with the testers commenting on a humming noise from the Falken and very loud noise from the Vredestein.

Results

1st: Continental VanContact 4Season

Continental VanContact 4Season
  • 225/70 R15C
  • EU Label: C/A/73
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+5.7 M88.48%
Dry Handling2nd-0.1 Km/H99.88%
Wet Braking4th+2.7 M92.88%
Wet Handling2nd-0.4 Km/H99.38%
Straight Aqua6th-3.9 Km/H95.03%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Handling1st100%
Noise1st100%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
Very good traction, cornering and braking on snow, easy to control in the wet, very good in the dry, pleasantly quiet.
Long dry braking distances.

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2nd: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo
  • 225/70 R15C
  • EU Label: C/C/72
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+4.4 M90.87%
Dry Handling4th-1 Km/H98.84%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua3rd-1.8 Km/H97.7%
Snow Braking3rd+0.7 M96.3%
Snow Handling6th-1.7 Km/H96.22%
Noise2nd+0.3 dB99.58%
Rolling Resistance5th+0.7 kg / t90.67%
High levels of control, good handling, short braking distances and good aquaplaning resistance in the wet, quiet with good levels of comfort.
Imbalanced traction / lateral grip in the snow, slightly longer dry braking distances.

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3rd: Michelin Agilis CrossClimate

Michelin Agilis CrossClimate
  • 225/70 R15C
  • EU Label: C/A/73
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling5th-1.1 Km/H98.72%
Wet Braking2nd+1.6 M95.65%
Wet Handling7th-1.6 Km/H97.51%
Straight Aqua2nd-1.6 Km/H97.96%
Snow Braking5th+1.1 M94.3%
Snow Handling2nd-0.5 Km/H98.89%
Noise2nd+0.3 dB99.58%
Rolling Resistance4th+0.5 kg / t93.15%
Good lateral grip in the snow, high levels of aquaplaning resistance, balanced and safe handling with very short braking distances in the dry.
Imbalanced traction / lateral grip in the snow, strong understeer in the wet.

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4th: Falken EuroAll Season Van11

Falken EuroAll Season Van11
  • 225/70 R15C
  • EU Label: C/A/71
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking5th+5.4 M89.02%
Dry Handling7th-2.8 Km/H96.75%
Wet Braking6th+4.7 M88.22%
Wet Handling5th-1.5 Km/H97.67%
Straight Aqua7th-6.2 Km/H92.09%
Snow Braking4th+0.8 M95.79%
Snow Handling5th-1.1 Km/H97.56%
Noise6th+0.9 dB98.75%
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.3 kg / t95.77%
Good driving characteristics on snow.
Longer braking distances and reduced cornering grip in the dry and wet, average comfort, humming noise.

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4th: Maxxis VanSmart AS AL2

Maxxis VanSmart AS AL2
  • 225/70 R15C
  • EU Label: C/B/73
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+5.3 M89.21%
Dry Handling6th-1.5 Km/H98.26%
Wet Braking5th+3.4 M91.19%
Wet Handling5th-1.5 Km/H97.67%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Snow Braking5th+1.1 M94.3%
Snow Handling4th-0.9 Km/H98%
Noise5th+0.6 dB99.17%
Rolling Resistance5th+0.7 kg / t90.67%
Low noise levels, good in snow handling.
Long braking distances on all surfaces, reduced cornering grip and oversteer balanced in the dry.

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6th: Pirelli Carrier All Season

Pirelli Carrier All Season
  • 225/70 R15C
  • EU Label: C/A/68
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+2.5 M94.6%
Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking3rd+2.2 M94.12%
Wet Handling2nd-0.4 Km/H99.38%
Straight Aqua4th-2 Km/H97.45%
Snow Braking7th+4.8 M79.13%
Snow Handling7th-7.2 Km/H84%
Noise2nd+0.3 dB99.58%
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.3 kg / t95.77%
Very good in the wet, good aquaplaning resistance, good grip in the dry.
Very weak grip in all snow conditions. Not suitable for trips to the mountains.

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7th: Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season

Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season
  • 225/70 R15C
  • EU Label: C/A/71
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking7th+6.6 M86.9%
Dry Handling3rd-0.3 Km/H99.65%
Wet Braking7th+6.5 M84.41%
Wet Handling4th-0.8 Km/H98.76%
Straight Aqua5th-2.2 Km/H97.19%
Snow Braking2nd+0.6 M96.81%
Snow Handling3rd-0.7 Km/H98.44%
Noise7th+3.8 dB94.94%
Rolling Resistance5th+0.7 kg / t90.67%
Dynamic handling and good grip during snow handling.
Very long braking distances in the wet and dry, very sluggish steering, loud noise.

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