|Dry Braking||▲Pirelli Carrier All Season: 44.8 M|
▼Falken EuroAll Season Van11: 50.7 M
|Dry Handling||▲Pirelli Carrier All Season: 59.6 Km/H|
▼Falken EuroAll Season Van11: 58.1 Km/H
|Wet Braking||▲Pirelli Carrier All Season: 51.8 M|
▼Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season: 58 M
|Wet Handling||▲Continental VanContact 4Season: 68.6 Km/H|
▼Hifly All Transit: 65.3 Km/H
|Straight Aqua||▲Maxxis VanSmart AS AL2: 94.5 Km/H|
▼Hifly All Transit: 89.9 Km/H
|Snow Braking||▲Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo: 24.6 M|
▼Hifly All Transit: 30.2 M
|Snow Traction||▲Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Cargo: 4460 N|
▼Hifly All Transit: 3840 N
|Snow Handling||▲Continental VanContact 4Season: 45.1 Km/H|
▼Pirelli Carrier All Season: 43.9 Km/H
|Noise||▲Pirelli Carrier All Season: 70.5 dB|
▼Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season: 74.7 dB
|Tyre Weight||▲Hifly All Transit: 56 Kg|
▼Falken EuroAll Season Van11: 67.2 Kg
|Price||▲Hifly All Transit: 385 |
▼Continental VanContact 4Season: 630
|Rolling Resistance||▲Continental VanContact 4Season: 6.36 kg / t|
▼Vredestein Comtrac 2 All Season: 7.4 kg / t
As this is an all season tyre test, Auto Bild not only tested the dry and wet performance of all eight tyres, but also the snow ability of each pattern. Read on below for the full results of what is, another fascinating test by Auto Bild.
During the dry testing, the Pirelli proved to be the best all season tyre on test, but was still behind the summer tyre in both braking and handling. Of the all season tyres, Falken struggled the most, however it still had an advantage over the dedicated winter pattern.
The Pirelli also proved to have the best wet braking performance, again behind the summer tyre. Kleber, Falken and Vredestein were all a significant amount behind the best, while the winter tyre stopped the VW a huge 11 meters behind the best all season, and nearly thirteen meters behind the summer tyre!
The wet handling test had the first outright win for an all season tyre, with the Continental VanContact 4S beating the summer tyre!
Straight aquaplaning testing again had just a single all season tyre besting the summer tyre, this time the Maxxis VanSmart AS AL2.
Due to the unsafe performance of the summer tyre, Auto Bild chose not to run it during snow testing.
Snow braking was narrowly won by the winter tyre, with the Goodyear and Kleber all season tyres just 0.3 meters behind.
Goodyear and Kleber also proved to be the best during snow traction, this time beating the winter tyre!
The winter tyre took back its advantage during snow handling testing, beating Continental and Vredestein.
The Pirelli Carrier AllSeason was the quietest all season tyre on test, and the only tyre quieter than the summer tyre.
There was a spread of 11.2kgs per set, or a difference of 2.8kg between the lightest and heaviest tyre on test.
The lightest tyre was also the cheapest tyre.
Continental had a significant fuel saving advantage over the rest of the group.
It's worth mentioning, for a climate like the majority of the UK which sees very little snow, the Pirelli Carrier All Season might actually be the best choice of all season tyres as it offers excellent dry and wet performances while being more usable than a summer tyre in the snow.
Negative: Average comfort, high price.
Overall: Test winner.
Read Reviews Buy from £130.80
Negative: Average dry braking.
Read Reviews Buy from £121.70
3rd: Kleber Transpro 4S
Negative: Slightly long dry and wet braking, slow steering in the snow.
Read Reviews Buy from £103.50
Negative: Slow steering in the dry, average wet braking, average comfort.
Negative: Average snow performance, moderate traction and cornering on ice and snow.
Read Reviews Buy from £99.39
Negative: Long wet and dry braking, average dry handling.
Read Reviews Buy from £118.00
7th: Hifly All Transit
Negative: Understeer and long braking distances in the wet, slow steering in the dry.
Read Reviews Buy from £64.00
Negative: Limited grip and understeer in the dry and wet.
Read Reviews Buy from £103.30