2019 ADAC Van 215/65 R16 C Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsApollo Altrust
Best tyre for wet roadsApollo Altrust
Continental ContiVanContact 200
The best tyre overallApollo Altrust
The lowest fuel useNexen Roadian CT8
The lowest wearGoodyear EfficientGrip Cargo
Sava Trenta 2
Maxxis Vansmart MCV3 Plus
Fulda Conveo Tour 2
Falken Linam VAN01
Michelin Agilis Plus
The quietest tyreNexen Roadian CT8
Kumho PorTran KC53
In what might be a first for a main publication, ADAC have tested sixteen 215/65 R16 C cargo / commercial tyres designed for vans, people carriers and vehicles such as the popular VW Transporter.

Sadly, ADACs findings aren't overly positive, with no tyre pleasing the testers overall due to a general lack of wet performance.

Results

1st: Apollo Altrust

Apollo Altrust
  1. Total: 41
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Top marks in the dry.
Negative: A little weak in the wet, relatively high fuel consumption and wear.

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2nd: Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo

Goodyear EfficientGrip Cargo
  1. Total: 44
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 11
  7. Overall: 5.8
Positive: Very low wear, good in the dry.
Negative: A little weak in the wet.

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3rd: Pirelli Carrier

Pirelli Carrier
  1. Total: 41.6
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 5.8
Positive: Low wear.
Negative: A little weak in the wet.

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4th: Nokian cLine Cargo

Nokian cLine Cargo
  1. Total: 37.8
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 5.4
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Relatively high wear, quiet weak in the dry and wet.

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5th: Continental ContiVanContact 200

Continental ContiVanContact 200
  1. Total: 40
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 5.2
Positive: Very low fuel consumption.
Negative: Weak in the dry, slightly weak in the wet.

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6th: Maxxis Vansmart MCV3+

Maxxis Vansmart MCV3 Plus
  1. Total: 41.2
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 4.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 11
  7. Overall: 4.6
Positive: Very low wear, very good in the dry.
Negative: Weak in the wet, high fuel consumption.

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7th: Kumho PorTran KC53

Kumho PorTran KC53
  1. Total: 37
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 4.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 4.4
Positive: Quietest tyres in the test.
Negative: Weak in the wet.

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8th: Falken Linam VAN01

Falken Linam VAN01
  1. Total: 36.6
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 2.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 11
  7. Overall: 2.8
Positive: Very low wear.
Negative: Very weak in the wet.

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9th: Uniroyal RainMax 3

Uniroyal RainMax 3
  1. Total: 33.8
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 2.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 2.8
Positive: Low fuel consumption.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, weak in the dry.

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10th: Michelin Agilis+

Michelin Agilis Plus
  1. Total: 34.6
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 2.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 11
  7. Overall: 2.2
Positive: Very low wear.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, relatively loud.

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11th: Fulda Conveo Tour 2

Fulda Conveo Tour 2
  1. Total: 35.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 11
  7. Overall: 2
Positive: Very low wear, good on dry roads.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, relatively loud.

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12th: Nexen Roadian CT8

Nexen Roadian CT8
  1. Total: 33.6
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 2
Positive: Top marks in fuel consumption, good in the dry.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, relatively high wear.

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13th: Sava Trenta 2

Sava Trenta 2
  1. Total: 36
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 11
  7. Overall: 2
Positive: Very low wear, good in the dry.
Negative: Very weak in the wet.

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14th: Semperit Van Life 2

Semperit Van Life 2
  1. Total: 33.4
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 1.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 1.8
Positive: Low wear.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, quiet weak in the dry.

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15th: Hankook Vantra LT

Hankook Vantra LT
  1. Total: 30.6
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 1
Positive: Good in the dry.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, relatively high wear.

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16th: Kleber Transpro

Kleber Transpro
  1. Total: 29.4
  2. Dry: 4.8
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 1
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, weak in the dry.

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