Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season Plus Tire Review & Rating
The new Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season Plus tire, released in 2017, is designed as a UHP all-season tire for owners of sporty trucks, crossovers and SUV’s. This new model appears to be poised to rise to the top of the class in terms of acceleration, braking and cornering stability.
Pirelli uses a new high-performance, high-silica content all-season tread compound that is matched up with an asymmetric tread pattern that looks very similar to their popular P Zero All Season Plus that is built for cars.
Large outer shoulder blocks combine with the tires’ firmer center rib to deliver enhanced steering response and feel, while also providing added handling and cornering stability. It’s a combination that works very well for this tire as it offers strong performance in this area.
Four wide circumferential grooves work to channel water from the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning, while the added silica content further increases traction on wet road surfaces.
Pirelli has also included unique zig-zag sipes around the tire that give it biting edges driving in light winter weather conditions. (Since this tire is just released in mid-2017, we can’t speak of winter performance at this time. We’ll update later in the year when winter appears.)
Inside the tire are dual high-tensile steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon. This results in providing added strength and tighter handling. Pirelli offers a range of 19 to 22 inch sizes that also feature a Y-speed rating. A 50K mile tread warranty is included on all sizes.
- Dry and wet traction is among best in class
- Outstanding handling performance
- Comfortable ride for a UHP tire
- Winter performance is unknown at this time
We’ve been wondering when Pirelli would come out with an ultra-high performance tire that would compete with the likes of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X and several other top models in the street/sport truck class. Now we have it and it appears poised to take over the top spot.
Pirelli’s engineers have given truck, SUV and crossover enthusiasts a tire that delivers exceptional performance in most every key area. From its dry/wet traction to its handling and cornering performance, this tire is more than capable. In addition, ride and noise comfort is not an issue for this model.
As far as any downsides go, we can’t speak to winter traction and handling, or to treadlife at this stage. We will provide an update once winter comes around later in the year. That said, this is an all-season tire and you already likely know that performance on snow and ice will not be great.
Overall, the Scorpion Zero All Season Plus is a welcome addition. As a UHP AS tire, this model is among the best in this category in our opinion.
What Vehicles Will The Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season Plus Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Acura MDX, RDX
- Audi Q5, Q7
- Buick Enclave
- Cadillac Escalade, SRX
- Chevrolet Equinox, Tahoe, Traverse, Suburban
- Dodge Durango, Journey, Nitro
- Ford Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Flex
- GMC Acadia, Envoy, Terrain, Yukon
- Honda Crossfour, CR-V, Pilot
- Hyundai Sante Fe, Veracruz
- Infiniti FX35, FX37, JX35, FX35, QX56, QX60, QX70
- Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee, Liberty
- Kia Borrego, Sorento, Sportage
- Land Rover LR2
- Lexus GX, LX, RX
- Mazda CX-5, CX-7, CX-9, Tribute
- Nissan Murano, Pathfinder, Armada
- Saab 9-4X, 9-7X
- Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, RAV4, Venza
- Volkswagen Touareg
- Volvo XC60, XC90
235/55R19 105Y BLK
255/50R19 107Y BLK
265/50R19 110Y BLK
255/50R20 109Y BLK
265/45R20 108Y BLK
275/40R20 106Y BLK
295/40R20 110Y BLK
265/40R21 105Y BLK
295/35R21 107Y BLK
295/40R21 111Y BLK
265/35R22 102Y BLK
265/40R22 106Y BLK
285/35R22 106Y BLK
295/30R22 103Y BLK
Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season Plus prices range from approximately $215 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Pirelli provides a 50,000 mile treadlife warranty on the Scorpion Zero All Season Plus. Mileage is reduced by half if different sizes are used in the rear than on the front. A one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity is also included.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for an unlimited number of years and includes first year or first 2/32 inch of wear free replacement. A prorated amount is given down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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