Continental TrueContact Review

Continental TrueContact Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 60%
  • Comfort 85%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 90%
  • Overall 85%

I am familiar with the brilliant all-weather capabilities of the Continental TrueContact tire. My colleague once drove a Honda Accord fitted with Continental TrueContact tires. They cost less than $100 each and they gave the Accord a higher level of touring refinement. When I found out I was doing this review of the Continental TrueContact, I wanted to find a test vehicle for a long weekend drive, preferably a sedan or crossover.

Luckily for me, I got my hands on a 2017 Ford Fusion S sedan. It came with the 2.5-liter four-banger and six-speed automatic transmission. It is also fitted with 17” stock wheels in a luster nickel finish. Heard the news the Fusion will be discontinued only to be revived as a station wagon? Ford saw it fit to utilize the Fusion platform so it can go head-to-head with the magnificent Subaru Outback. That’s too bad because the Fusion is not only a great-looking car, but it rides smoothly and offers a ton of room for five adults plus cargo. I heard some rumors about reliability issues and bad customer support, but the Fusion is still a great car.

Continental TrueContact review: Features

The Continental TrueContact is an all-season touring tire. It is designed to increase the refinement and comfort of your sedan, crossover, minivan, or sports coupe. This tire is primarily engineered to deliver tons of comfort, a quiet and serene ride, outstanding fuel economy, and a longer wear life. Continental utilized the patented EcoPlus Technology to create a tire that performs well in all-season driving (including light snow) while still providing excellent traction and longer wear life.

The Continental TrueContact was constructed using an all-season tread compound infused with Tg-F polymers and +Silane additives to prolong tread wear, offer better wet traction, and enhance the fuel economy by lowering the rolling resistance. The symmetric tread design is equipped with three wide circumferential grooves to prevent hydroplaning. The tire also comes with traction grooves that you can see as vertical ridges in the circumferential grooves to deliver more biting edges over snowy or loose surfaces.

In order to offer a more comfortable and silent ride, the Continental TrueContact is also equipped with a cushioning layer of rubber that Continental calls ComfortRide Technology. This unique system will absorb shock and vibration to give your vehicle a better ride.

Continental TrueContact review: Test Drive

The goal in this review of the Continental TrueContact is to drive my test vehicle for a weekend jaunt that covers approximately 1,200 miles. I will need to drive a bit aggressively if I was to return home by Monday the following week. After packing my bags and playing some driving music, I hit the open road and drove off.

Dry Traction

The sun was up by Sunday morning, but it rained hard as I departed the big city. The Continental TrueContact tires felt marvelous in the dry, but the single most defining factor will have to be the road comfort, but more on that later. Braking also felt fuss-free while the steering and handling was a bit on the sportier side of the spectrum. The Continental TrueContact offered higher levels of grip in the dry than other touring tires I tested. This was not surprising since the TrueContact is endowed with a sporty symmetrical tread design, but it’s not the top dog if you desire more grip or traction for true sporty driving.

Wet Traction

The Continental TrueContact felt stable and secure as I sped on a wet highway. Credit also goes to my Ford Fusion test vehicle. It behaved like a sporty sedan even as I clumsily sawed at the wheel over wet and dirt-filled surfaces. The tires never failed to maintain traction as my sedan rolled over multiple patches of water puddles that some, I assume, were more than 2-inches deep! Braking in the wet was also strong and straightforward.

Snow Traction

I didn’t get the chance to test the tires in deep snow but I was able to traverse over moderately icy terrain. I am happy to report my Ford Fusion remained unperturbed even in the presence of ice or light snow. I even had a chat with a fellow driver behind the wheel of a Subaru Forester which also came equipped with the Continental TrueContact tires. He even told me it was the best all-season tires he tested so far, and it can even handle a couple inches of snow without breaking traction.

Comfort

The true test of a touring tire is riding comfort. The Continental TrueContact is one of the best tires if you desire luxury-car levels of riding comfort for less than $150 each. The Ford Fusion is a comfortable sedan to start with, but the TrueContact tires were simply magnificent in terms of comfort and ride silence.

Noise

Like I said, the Continental TrueContact tires were eerily silent at both high and low speeds. This also happens to be one of the top tires I tested that rolled silently over any type of road, be it harsh concrete or smooth tarmac. Yes, it’s not the best in terms of dry grip but no other touring tire comes close when it comes to comfort and refinement.

Treadwear

The Continental TrueContact tires in my test vehicle were approximately 5 months old and have traveled an estimated 3,500-miles that consisted mostly of highway driving. The grooves were still fresh and had little signs of fading or wear.

Conclusion

The outstanding scores will say it all. The Continental TrueContact is a sterling choice for a touring tire that is intended for true all-season driving even over light snow. What makes this tire even more desirable is the price, which starts at just below $100 each. It’s not the best in terms of dry grip but it more than makes up for it in terms of comfort, refinement, and fuel economy.

This tire is available in:

Sedan/coupe/minivan/crossover, 15” to 19”, Touring, All-season

Continental CrossContact LX20 Review

Continental CrossContact LX20 Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 90%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 87.5%

This review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 is very timely. Did you notice the family sedan is slowly fading into obscurity to give way to crossover vehicles and larger SUVs? Our roads are literally filled with car-based crossovers that it’s hard to keep count. Ever carmaker is entering the SUV bandwagon. Even Rolls-Royce and Maserati are joining the fray with the Cullinan and Levante, respectively.

My test vehicle for this review is not a full-on SUV. I managed to spend some time driving a 2015 Subaru Forester with the 2.5-liter Boxer engine, CVT transmission, and Subaru’s famed symmetrical all-wheel drive system. It was fitted with stock 17-inch wheels and Continental CrossContact LX20 tires. You might be asking why my test vehicle was fitted with such a tire, and I’ll tell you why: the owner of the Forester is a hardcore off-roader. He also owns a modified Jeep Wrangler to play with the big boys. He wanted a set of tires that are refined on the highway yet capable in light off-road driving scenarios. It seems he found the answer with the Continental CrossContact LX20.

Continental CrossContact LX20 review: Features

The Continental CrossContact LX20 is a premium all-season tire designed for light trucks, SUVs, and crossover vehicles. EcoPlus Technology enables the CrossContact LX20 to offer excellent all-season performance, better fuel economy, and reduced wear without sacrificing traction and grip in the dry.

The tire was constructed using Continental’s eco-friendly tread compound enhanced with +Silane additives and Tg-F polymers. The formula is optimized to improve traction while lowering the rolling resistance of the rubber. It is equipped with a continuous center rib with independent tread blocks to offer a solid steering feel and enhanced traction on dry tarmac. The tire also comes with four wide circumferential grooves and additional traction grooves to improve grip on wet, snowy, or loose pavement.

What makes the Continental CrossContact LX20 stand out is the aggressive symmetrical tread design. This is a sporty tire that can handle rough pavement with nary a complaint. But it can also give your SUV or crossover a comfortable and silent highway ride, which is hard to believe unless you try for yourself. I learned this early on as I drove my test vehicle over smooth highways.

Continental CrossContact LX20 review: Test Drive

I don’t mean to biased, but the Subaru Forester was always a favorite of mine even before crossovers became popular. It didn’t have to do with the Subaru name or the unique Boxer engine layout. The Forester feels more than just an Impreza on stilts. Newer generations are much larger than the early models, but they didn’t lose the secured driving feeling that made the Forester so popular in the first place.

Dry Traction

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires felt magnificent over dry tarmac. The steering was precise and braking was strong, dependable, and spot on. You will need to drive like a loon to coax the tires to spin and lose traction but the symmetrical all-wheel drive system kept everything in check. Mind you, if you have a high-performance SUV designed for speed, this is not the tire for your vehicle. But for the everyday and mundane sort of driving, you won’t have reason to complain.

Wet Traction

Is right for me to say the Continental CrossContact LX20 tires felt better in the wet than on dry land? Maybe. Whatever the case, the tires felt awesome in the wet. Even if you apply judicious throttle pressure, you will never get a feeling the tires are ‘floating’ or ‘skimming’ over wet roads. The symmetrical tread design and wider circumferential grooves gave me the impression that the tires were actually ‘slicing’ over the wet tarmac to always maintain steady traction and grip. But what really impressed me was the steering feel. It doesn’t matter is you’re driving over wet or dry roads. The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires simply gave my Forester a more direct and crisp steering feel.

Snow Traction

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires also felt at home when the roads turned from wet to slush. They were even capable of driving over more than 2 inches of snow! Anything deeper might require snow chains or a better set of aggressive all-terrain tires. I also drove over moderately rough terrain and the tires were more than up for the task. Of course, credit also goes to my Subaru Forester for allowing me to traverse over rough patches of loose terrain without nary missing a beat. Like I said, the Continental CrossContact LX20 tires were a perfect match to the all-terrain capabilities of my test vehicle.

Comfort

The ‘premium’ part about the Continental CrossContact LX20 is the excellent ride comfort and extremely silent ride. Let’s start with the ride comfort. The tires felt smooth and stable on the highway and remained undisturbed even when hassled by potholes and road undulations. This is high praise for an all-season tire that can also handle a bit of mud, snow, and dirt roads.

Noise

You can’t call a tire ‘premium’ if it roars like an African lion on the highway. As it turns out, the Continental CrossContact LX20 were eerily silent at high speeds. Now this is what you call a true premium tire! The tires were hushed in the city and remained calm even as I sped up. The tires also remained quiet over rough patches of concrete road. This is the tire to buy if you are looking to enhance the on-road refinement of your crossover or SUV.

Treadwear

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires on my test vehicle were fitted approximately six months ago and have traveled a distance of 4,500 miles. The tires had minor signs of wear but nothing too drastic to merit a poor score. It even boggled me upon learning the tires were not brand new because it felt like my test vehicle was riding on a new set of rubber.

Conclusion

The Continental CrossContact LX20 is a wiser and more economical choice. If you demand a rugged all-season tire that offers better refinement for your crossover or SUV, it is hard to beat the Continental CrossContact LX20.

This tire is available in:

Pickup trucks/crossovers/SUVs, 16” to 20”, Touring, All-season

Continental ControlContact Tour AS Review

Continental ControlContact Tour AS Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 85%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 90%
  • Overall 85%
If the Continental TrueContact is a tad too expensive for your meager budget, the natural choice should be the ControlContact Tour A/S. It offers a better balance of fuel economy, all-season traction, and ride comfort at a lower entry price. Mind you, the Continental ControlContact Tour A/S is not the cheapest all-season tire you can find (you can basically find cheaper China-made tires for less than $60 a pop), but it does offer a ton of great features starting at around $80 each.
My test vehicle for this Continental ControlContact Tour A/S review is a humble 2016 Toyota Corolla S fitted with a 1.8-liter four-banger and CVT transmission. It also came with stock 17-inch wheels wrapped in Continental ControlContact Tour A/S tires. I know, the Corolla is not exactly the type of car that will make you scream for excitement, but it remains a bestseller for all the right reasons: reliability, comfort, easy to drive, and relatively frugal. Let’s see if the new Continental tires made a difference.

Continental ControlContact Tour A/S review: Features

The Continental ControlContact Tour A/S is manufactured using Continental’s EcoPlus Technology. It is geared towards enhancing the reliability, wear characteristics, and wet traction of the tire. The tire is a great choice for compact sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and small crossover vehicles.

The ControlContact Tour A/S is an affordable all-season touring tire. The symmetrical tread deign enables superior performance on wet roads while enhancing silence and road comfort. The conservative tread design is also designed to maintain excellent fuel economy even as the tire wears out. Equipped with full depth sipes and traction grooves to offer more biting edges over snowy or icy terrain, the ControlContact Tour A/S is all about providing the right balance between all-season traction and touring comfort.

Continental ControlContact Tour A/S review: Test Drive

I noticed the right rear tire in my test vehicle was a bit short on air. I suspected a puncture so I drove to the nearest tire station. As it turns out, the tire was only running low on air. I had all the tires pumped to 32 psi, grabbed something to eat along the way, and proceeded with my test drive.

Dry Traction

The Continental ControlContact Tour A/S tires felt marginally better on dry tarmac compared to other cheap tires. Grip and traction were always present, but you will feel the tires gasping for dear life if you push hard in a winding corner. The Corolla, like most front wheel drive cars, had a tendency to understeer if you approach a corner at speed, but the tires managed to hold on and bring the car back in line with a simple correction of the steering. These tires are at their best at low or moderate speeds, which is exactly what I expected in a set of touring tires. If you have a fast car or if you like sporty handling, these are not the right tires for the job. But for normal driving, the tires are more than willing to perform.

Wet Traction

I was quite impressed on the Continental ControlContact Tour A/S tires behaved on wet roads. Yes, braking distances were significantly longer in the wet, but the tires managed to claw for traction even with my ham-fisted driving style. Again, not particularly brilliant at high speed but marginally talented at low to medium speeds. So far, so good.

Snow Traction

I did get the chance to test the Continental ControlContact Tour A/S tires over light snow. Traction was acceptable given the dreary road conditions, but you will need a major tire upgrade if you are looking to drive in places with more than 2-inches of snow or ice. I can feel the sipes and grooves hunting for traction as I gingerly tackled a snowy uphill, but the tires managed to get me home without any fuss or drama.

Comfort

The comfort level is the biggest selling point of the Continental ControlContact Tour A/S. The Corolla is not a Rolls Royce by any means, but the tires managed to further enhance the refinement of my test vehicle. I had more fun cruising down the highway than speeding on empty back roads during my test drive, and most of it had something to do with the superior comfort of the ControlContact Tour A/S tires. If all you want in a cheap tire is comfort, silence, and a longer wear life, I strongly suggest you take a closer look at the Continental ControlContact AS.

Noise

What can I say? The Continental ControlContact AS were superbly quiet and serene even as I drove over rougher patches of concrete roads. I did hear some tire roar at higher speed but it wasn’t too obtrusive to be considered annoying or uncomfortable. Of course, this may also have something to do with the NVH tuning of my test vehicle.

Treadwear

The Continental ControlContact AS tires fitted to my test vehicle were still fairly new. I found no traces of accelerated wear and tear and the grooves were as fresh as the morning dew. I had a brief conversation with the guy at the tire store and he told me his customers were amazed on the wear characteristics of the ControlContact AS. Of course, it always helps to have the wheel alignment checked when buying new tires.

Conclusion

The Continental ControlContact Tour A/S remains a stellar choice if you need a comfortable, quiet, and dependable all-season touring tire without spending a ton of cash. I was hoping for a bit more grip and a sprinkling of sporty handling, but it seems you can’t have it all unless you want to spend big bucks in a new set of tires. Overall, I was very impressed with the Continental ControlContact Tour A/S. It remains a bang for the buck alternative to other cheaper tires that are only second-rate in terms of performance and refinement.

Continental ContiProContact Review

Continental ContiProContact Review

  • Dry 85%
  • Wet 80%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 85%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 82%
In the world of all-season tires, the Continental ContiProContact deserves no introduction. In this review, I got the chance to test drive a vehicle fitted with Continental ContiProContact tires. This gave me enough time to put the tires through its paces and see how they perform in the real world. It is easy to state bold claims, but the true test of a good tire is to drive it for many miles over varying road conditions.
The Continental ContiProContact is an all-season grand touring tire designed for European or luxury vehicles sold in North America. The tires were so good that Continental saw it fitting to supply additional sizes and widths to fit a wide array of Japanese and American cars. I also like the price. You can buy a decent set of 16-inch ContiProContact tires for less than $100 each. I must admit they’re not exactly the cheapest in the touring category, but you ultimately get your money’s worth in terms of all-weather performance, fuel economy, and tread life. For this review, I was able to secure a 2014 Honda Accord LX fitted with aftermarket 17-inch wheels and Continental ContiProContact tires. Now this particular generation lost the smooth ride quality of the sixth-gen Accord, a car which I absolutely adored. My test vehicle is roomier than previous models, but it also came with firmer suspension and a stiffer ride. The Continental ContiProContact tires are known for their class-leading refinement. Are the tires good enough to tame the rather bumpy ride of my test vehicle? Let’s find out.

Continental ContiProContact Review: Features

The Continental ContiProContact is a grand touring tire for all-season driving. Yes, it can also handle a bit of loose dirt and snow. The tire is constructed from an all-season tread compound with notched center rib tread design. This will enable the tire to constantly maintain direct contact with the road which will also give the vehicle a more direct steering feel. The tire is also equipped with wider circumferential grooves for excellent hydroplaning resistance over wet or slippery roads. The ContiProContact also benefits from Continental’s PROactive Edge Technology. It consists of at least 800 arched edges in each tire to promote excellent all-weather and snow traction while minimizing road noise. This tire offers the perfect symmetry between comfort, performance, and fuel economy.

Continental ContiProContact Review: Test Drive

I filled up with a full tank of gas and checked the air in each tire. My Honda Accord is purring like a kitten. The standard CVT transmission is not exactly the champion in terms of response and smoothness, but it is perfectly at home on the freeway. This is going to be an interesting drive.

Dry Traction

The Continental ContiProContact had higher levels of dry traction than other all-season touring tires I tested so far. This is not a sporty tire so I didn’t test the tires based on track performance. But for humble day-to-day driving in the city and highway, the tires performed better than advertised. Braking was also strong and steady and the steering felt more nimble and more direct. If you demand outstanding levels of grip and precise handling, these are not the tires for you. Then again, the tires gave my Accord nimbler handling as long as you don’t push it. So far, so good.

Wet Traction

In my opinion, the Continental ContiProContact tires were at their absolute best as I drove in stormy weather. I never felt the tires hunting for grip or traction and braking also felt consistent and strong. The steering still felt sublime over wet concrete or asphalt. My test vehicle rode steadily over water puddles and standing water. It really felt like the tires were slicing their way over slippery roads to consistently maintain surface contact.

Snow Traction

I also got the chance to test the Continental ContiProContact over icy and snowy roads. The tires felt average but traction was still consistent given the slick road surface. The additional biting edges on the tires worked their magic when I almost got stuck in moderately deep snow. Of course, don’t expect the tires to motivate your vehicle over excessively deep snow or thick ice. The ContiProContact is only good for light snow.

Comfort

I was expecting the Continental ContiProContact to enhance the refinement and ride quality of my test vehicle, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s nice to know Continental didn’t sacrifice the ride quality of the ContiProContact in the name of all out sporty performance. My Honda Accord cruised serenely over smooth highways and will thump oh so gently when jarred by potholes and concrete expansion joints.

Noise

The tires were quiet as a monk at low and medium speeds. Tire roar is more evident as you approach highway speeds, but it wasn’t too bad to give the tires a low score. Road noise will only creep in if you push the vehicle past the speed limit. All in all, the refinement of the Continental ContiProContact is particularly impressive given the price.

Treadwear

The Continental ContiProContact tires on my test vehicle were approximately 4 months old and have covered an average distance of 3,000 miles. The grooves and sipes were starting to fade a bit on the front but the rear tires were still relatively good as new. I heard rumors about the not-so-stellar wear characteristics of this tire, but it seems the ones fitted to my Accord were aging normally. It might have something to do with the wheel alignment of the vehicle. Make sure to have the alignment checked every time you rotate or buy a new set of tires to prevent irregular or premature tire wear.

Conclusion

The Continental ContiProContact offers all-season versatility without penalizing comfort and performance. This is the tire to get if you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a set of silent, comfy, and responsive all-season touring tires.

This tire is available in:

Sedans/crossovers/minivans, 15” to 19”, Touring, All-season

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Review

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 80%
  • Snow 70%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 85%
  • Overall 84%

The word ‘verde’ in Italian means ‘green’. The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is an eco-friendly tire for small to midsize crossovers and sport utility vehicles. This tire is primarily designated as an all-season touring tire but the ‘Scorpion’ moniker means it can also handle light off-road duty. Come to think about it, when was the last time you came across a touring tire with the rugged DNA of an all-terrain tire? But the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is not just about on-road and off-road performance. This green tire also incorporates low rolling resistance and reduced weight to enhance the fuel economy while reducing the CO2 emissions of your SUV. It all sounds unbelievable, right? Well, you better believe it. The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus offers all of that and much more. In reality, it has to be good since each tire will start upwards of $130 to $150 each. This is not the right tire to choose if you are short on cash, but very few SUV tires can offer the capabilities of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus. In this review, I was fortunate to acquire a 2012 Volvo XC90 SUV equipped with stock 20-inch wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Tires. My test vehicle is the R-Design model with the 3.2-liter V6 gasoline motor and 6-speed automatic transmission.

I am entirely familiar with the merits of the Volvo XC90. It offers the refinement of a sedan and the off-road capabilities of a true-blue sport-utility vehicle. The owner told me he used to have highway-terrain tires on his ride. He decided to upgrade to a more rugged set of tires when he bought a piece of land that he turned into a chicken farm. That’s right, a chicken farm. How will the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus tires fare on a variety of smooth roads and rugged trails? That’s what I’m here to find out.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Review: Features

I previously mentioned the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is not the most economical choice for an SUV tire, but the tire is actually way cheaper than a comparable set of Michelin or Goodyear tires. The Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is built with Pirelli’s PNCS or Pirelli Noise Cancelling System. This technology utilizes a sound absorbing device applied to the inside circumferential wall of the tire top significantly reduce road noise. The tire is also equipped with optimized pitch sequence and phasing on the treads to further lower the internal noise. The tire also has a larger contact patch with four wide longitudinal grooves to offer better traction on wet and snow-covered roads. The tire is also equipped with a large number of longitudinal siping with high-lateral sipe density to offer excellent all-season performance even on light snow. The Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is manufactured by using a silica-enhanced tread compound to deliver exceptional all-season performance.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Review: Test Drive

There is a reason why some car buyers still prefer the old Volvo XC90 over the new model. This is the type of SUV that you can really drive every single day. It is not as big and wide as the Ford Expedition yet it is more refined and spacious than a comparable Acura MDX or Ford Flex.

Dry Traction

This might sound like an overstatement, but the Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires were able to stick like super glue on dry pavement. The steering felt responsive and braking was superb given the size and weight of my test vehicle. Handling was also excellent as long as you remain judicious with your steering and throttle inputs. It really felt like my test vehicle was riding on summer tires in the dry. It was that good. Planning to do some off-road driving? No sweat. The tires are equipped to handle light off-road trails without a hitch.

Wet Traction

It’s sort of a mixed bag when you’re driving in the wet. At slow to moderate speeds, the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus tires felt confident in the wet. But if you like driving at higher speeds on a wet highway, you better keep a firm grip on the wheel as the tires have a tendency to temporarily break traction as you drive on rain-soaked pavement.

Snow Traction

Traction and grip in the snow was quite admirable. However, if you are planning to take your SUV to a skiing holiday, it is better to upgrade to a proper set of snow tires since the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is not designed to tackle heavy snow.

Comfort

The suspension tuning of my test vehicle was the perfect match for the comfortable nature of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus tires. Make no mistake about it since the Volvo XC90 is renowned for its ride comfort, but the tires were able to elevate the comfort levels to another notch. Considering the fact my test vehicle was riding on 20-inch wheels, this is high praise indeed.

Noise

Since the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is basically a touring tire at the very core, it comes as no surprise that it rolled quietly even as I was breaching the speed limit on the highway. The tires were whisper-quiet at slow speeds and they remained muffled even at higher speeds. If you demand a comfortable and silent tire for your SUV, you don’t need to look further than this.

Treadwear

The Pirelli Scropion Verde All Season Plus tires in my test vehicle were purchased more than five months ago but the tires showed no signs of accelerated wear. I gave the tires a closer look and found minimal signs of wear on all four corners of the vehicle.

Conclusion

If you can afford it, the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus is one of the best tires for sport-utility vehicles and luxury pickup trucks. This is the type of tire that can perform exceptionally well in all types of weather and road conditions without sacrificing comfort and a silent ride.