- Pirelli — “Known for ultra-high-performance tires, Pirelli supplies original equipment rubber for many prestigious sports cars. Pirelli also offers some solid models for less exotic vehicles, too. Tread life is not always a strong point, but in recent years there have been updates with a ‘Plus' added to existing models, some of which we are testing now,” CR said.
Top models include: all-season Pirelli P4 Four Seasons; performance all-season Pirelli P7 Cinturato A/S; ultra-high performance Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season and Pirelli P Zero (summer); Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Series II; and truck tire Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus.
Rounding out the list are Hankook, Cooper, Nokian and Yokohama. “This final ranking is a tough spot to call, as there are many fine brands vying for the title. Rather than make a single selection, we consider this a four-way tie,” CR said.