Volvo V70 2.0D Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Volvo V70 2.0D
Cooper Zeon CS8 (8) 88% 81% 81% 73% 82% 86% 88% 83% 89,600
Michelin CrossClimate (106) 89% 87% 85% 81% 86% 92% 88% 82% 1,284,939
Infinity Ecomax (23) 78% 71% 72% 68% 76% 75% 82% 75% 233,220

Volvo V70 2.0D Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Cooper Zeon CS8 given 90% (225-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 average miles
I’ve just fitted a front pair to replace Michelin Primacy 3 that were down to about 2mm, giving a noticeably long stopping distance. I thought a lot about whether to stick with Michelins due to advice from mechanics and a bit of brand snobbery. These were 40 quid less per tyre though and had good reviews so went for it.

They went on just as the temperature was dropping to single figures, so worried if I should’ve actually put on winter tyres. No need - these are excellent. They give a confident, grippy feel in both wet and dry conditions and a comfortable ride.
I’m used to Michelin, Continental and Goodyear and these are definitely up there with all of those.

I can’t comment on wear as they’re only a month old. So far, so good though.
tyre reviewed on 2017-12-25 21:28:17
Writing about the Michelin CrossClimate given 87% (225-50-17-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 average miles
These tyres are excellent in wet conditions, pretty good in the dry and better than summer ones in light snow (1-2 inches).

The volvo has quite a lot of torque and is heavy and I have to go up a long steep hill with curves every day , some tyre slippage under the snowy conditions but it did get up. On the flat grip in snow was better than the summer tyres which were originally on car (Goodyear efficient grip), but you would expect that. They have performed excellent under any other conditions and are really suited to the wet roads we see in Ayrshire (W Scotland), and you really feel the benefit when its really chucking it down.

The only other experience I have of all seasons was the bridgestone A100 on a Vectra C 1.9 TD and these performed better on the hill in light snow- this may be like comparising apples to oranges however as the cars are very different. A100 not available in tyres size otherwise I may have stuck with them as they were good in the wet too. However these tyres tended to leave small bits of rubber on the car paintwork (not so with Michelin)

I however get the feeling the volvo would probably need full winters for proper performance.
tyre reviewed on 2017-10-25 14:43:44
Writing about the Infinity Ecomax given 53% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 20 spirited miles
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tyre reviewed on 2019-01-28 10:05:10
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