2020 Commercial Van All Season Tyre Test

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

On test they have all the manufactures you'd expect from a car all season tyre 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 tyre, as if you spend a lot more time in the dry and wet with rare snow use, a tyre like the Michelin Agilis CrossClimate or Pirelli Carrier All Season might be the right choice for you.

Dry

As with all season tyres 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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th49.5 M43.8 M+5.7 M88.48%
Dry Handling2nd86.1 Km/H86.2 Km/H-0.1 Km/H99.88%
Wet Braking4th37.9 M35.2 M+2.7 M92.88%
Wet Handling2nd63.9 Km/H64.3 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.38%
Straight Aqua6th74.5 Km/H78.4 Km/H-3.9 Km/H95.03%
Snow Braking1st18.2 M100%
Snow Handling1st45 Km/H100%
Noise1st71.3 dB100%
Rolling Resistance1st6.8 kg / t100%
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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd48.2 M43.8 M+4.4 M90.87%
Dry Handling4th85.2 Km/H86.2 Km/H-1 Km/H98.84%
Wet Braking1st35.2 M100%
Wet Handling1st64.3 Km/H100%
Straight Aqua3rd76.6 Km/H78.4 Km/H-1.8 Km/H97.7%
Snow Braking3rd18.9 M18.2 M+0.7 M96.3%
Snow Handling6th43.3 Km/H45 Km/H-1.7 Km/H96.22%
Noise2nd71.6 dB71.3 dB+0.3 dB99.58%
Rolling Resistance5th7.5 kg / t6.8 kg / t+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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st43.8 M100%
Dry Handling5th85.1 Km/H86.2 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.72%
Wet Braking2nd36.8 M35.2 M+1.6 M95.65%
Wet Handling7th62.7 Km/H64.3 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.51%
Straight Aqua2nd76.8 Km/H78.4 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.96%
Snow Braking5th19.3 M18.2 M+1.1 M94.3%
Snow Handling2nd44.5 Km/H45 Km/H-0.5 Km/H98.89%
Noise2nd71.6 dB71.3 dB+0.3 dB99.58%
Rolling Resistance4th7.3 kg / t6.8 kg / t+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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th49.2 M43.8 M+5.4 M89.02%
Dry Handling7th83.4 Km/H86.2 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.75%
Wet Braking6th39.9 M35.2 M+4.7 M88.22%
Wet Handling5th62.8 Km/H64.3 Km/H-1.5 Km/H97.67%
Straight Aqua7th72.2 Km/H78.4 Km/H-6.2 Km/H92.09%
Snow Braking4th19 M18.2 M+0.8 M95.79%
Snow Handling5th43.9 Km/H45 Km/H-1.1 Km/H97.56%
Noise6th72.2 dB71.3 dB+0.9 dB98.75%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.1 kg / t6.8 kg / t+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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th49.1 M43.8 M+5.3 M89.21%
Dry Handling6th84.7 Km/H86.2 Km/H-1.5 Km/H98.26%
Wet Braking5th38.6 M35.2 M+3.4 M91.19%
Wet Handling5th62.8 Km/H64.3 Km/H-1.5 Km/H97.67%
Straight Aqua1st78.4 Km/H100%
Snow Braking5th19.3 M18.2 M+1.1 M94.3%
Snow Handling4th44.1 Km/H45 Km/H-0.9 Km/H98%
Noise5th71.9 dB71.3 dB+0.6 dB99.17%
Rolling Resistance5th7.5 kg / t6.8 kg / t+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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd46.3 M43.8 M+2.5 M94.6%
Dry Handling1st86.2 Km/H100%
Wet Braking3rd37.4 M35.2 M+2.2 M94.12%
Wet Handling2nd63.9 Km/H64.3 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.38%
Straight Aqua4th76.4 Km/H78.4 Km/H-2 Km/H97.45%
Snow Braking7th23 M18.2 M+4.8 M79.13%
Snow Handling7th37.8 Km/H45 Km/H-7.2 Km/H84%
Noise2nd71.6 dB71.3 dB+0.3 dB99.58%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.1 kg / t6.8 kg / t+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
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th50.4 M43.8 M+6.6 M86.9%
Dry Handling3rd85.9 Km/H86.2 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.65%
Wet Braking7th41.7 M35.2 M+6.5 M84.41%
Wet Handling4th63.5 Km/H64.3 Km/H-0.8 Km/H98.76%
Straight Aqua5th76.2 Km/H78.4 Km/H-2.2 Km/H97.19%
Snow Braking2nd18.8 M18.2 M+0.6 M96.81%
Snow Handling3rd44.3 Km/H45 Km/H-0.7 Km/H98.44%
Noise7th75.1 dB71.3 dB+3.8 dB94.94%
Rolling Resistance5th7.5 kg / t6.8 kg / t+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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