SUV Tires Tested at Tire Rack

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Our third round of 2010 tire testing is complete. This time, Tire Rack tested tires from the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category. We collected fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads in Indiana. The fuel economy results for the Street/Sport Truck All-Season tires we tested are shown below.

The Pirelli Scorpion achieved the best fuel economy at 18.3 mpg in our Porsche Cayenne V6 test vehicles.

High Performance Tires MPG
Firestone Desination ST
17.8
Kumho Ecsta STX KL12
17.8
Pirelli Scorpion Zero
18.3

This information is based on our team of test drivers completing approximately 500 miles per tire over several days on the same 6.6-mile test loop. I would recommend using this fuel data as a good tire buying tie-breaker since the mileage differences are small and would only result in a difference of a few extra fill-ups every year.

You can read the full test results online now. One short trend to note in tire tests so far this year: the tire with the best fuel economy has also finished first in our Real World Road Rides and Performance Track Drives.

Comments on SUV Tires Tested at Tire Rack

Thursday, August 5, 2010 by autoexpo:
thanks for the info

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