Pirelli Scorpion STR Tire Review & Rating
The Scorpion STR all-season touring tire from Pirelli is designed for drivers of pickups, crossovers and SUV’s who seek year round performance to go with a more smooth and comfortable ride quality. The STR mixes the needs of street performance with the occasional times of going off-road in grass, dirt and other light terrain.
An all-season tread compound and symmetric tread pattern combine with a continuous center rib to give the tire added stability at higher speeds, as well as increased handling and cornering. Continuous shoulder ribs and the tire’s independent tread blocks further enhance dry and wet traction and handling, while also providing additional ride comfort and more even treadwear.
Wider tread blocks with multi-sipes and four circumferential grooves add to wet handling by evacuating water from under the tire and reducing the risk of hydroplaning. The full depth sipes increase grip and braking performance on dry and wet pavement, as well as provide biting edges for added traction in light snow, although this is not a particularly strong area for this model.
Inside the tire you will find two high-tensile steel belts with polyamide reinforcement for added strength and durability throughout the speed zone. A two-ply polyester cord body creates enhanced ride comfort. Pirelli has 15-22 inch sizes available in T and H-speed ratings. A 65K mile tread guarantee is also part of the package.
- Very good all-season traction
- Stable cornering performance throughout the speed zone
- Steering is crisp and responsive
- Ride is comfortable and quiet
- Treadlife could be a little better
- Snow and ice handling
The Scorpion STR definitely provides solid all-season traction. Both wet and dry grip is very good among tires in this class. The steering is crisp and this tire makes you feel safe on the road. Ride comfort is good, which generally fits in the Pirelli mode.
Winter traction is a bit lacking, but this is an all-season tire and not a winter tire. That said, handling on light snow covered roads is pretty good. It’s the deep snow and ice that may give you difficulty with braking/acceleration. Tread life is something that several reviews from other drivers have mentioned as being lacking, although there is a 65,000 mile tread warranty. Overall, we rank this model in the middle of the class for truck/SUV all-season tires.
What Vehicles Will The Pirelli STR Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet Silverado, Equinox
- Chrysler Town and Country
- Dodge Durango, Ram, Grand Caravan
- Ford Expedition, F-150, F-250, F-350, Windstar, Flex
- GMC Silverado, Terrain
- Honda CR-V, Odyssey
- Hyundai Santa Fe, Entourage
- Jeep Wrangler
- Kia Sportage
- Lincoln Navigator
- Nissan Titan, Pathfinder, Quest
- Saturn Vue, Outlook
- Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, Sienna
P245/65R17 111H XL
P285/50R20 116H XL
Prices on the Pirelli STR range from approximately $187 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
An unlimited time or 65,000 mile tread warranty is provided on the STR. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for an unlimited time as well. Free replacement is given during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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