Pirelli Scorpion Zero review
What is it?
The Pirelli Scorpion Zero is a street/sport truck all season tire engineered for sport- and performance-oriented SUV's and trucks. The Scorpion Zero is represented as providing performance and dynamics that are a match for the sport-SUV's and trucks that use it, along with four season capability.
Strengths and weaknesses?
Very good performance and handling in both dry and wet road conditions, but not quite on par with category leaders like the Firestone Destination ST.
Data indicates that snow/winter performance is lacking as compared to top tier category competition, as is treadlife, which is near worst in class.
And the Scorpion Zero isn't the quietest tire.
How does the Scorpion Zero compare?
The Scorpion Zero ranks sixth out of eight street/sport truck all season tires per user feedback.
In 2010 Tire Rack comparative testing, the Scorpion Zero finished ahead of the Firestone Destination ST and Kumho Ecsta STX KL12 in final overall scoring thanks to its "Balanced road manners, handling and traction..." It's important to note, however, that winter condition testing was not a component of this test, and treadlife wasn't evaluated either.
Anything else to know?
No treadlife warranty is noteworthy in light of user dissatisfaction in this department.
Price works against the Scorpion Zero as well. The excellent, class leading Yokohama Parada Spec-X is notably more affordable, for example.
The Scorpion Zero isn't a poor option, but it lacks the all season capability most users require. Add to the mix high price, limited treadlife, and therefore poor overall value, and we suggest that you look toward alternatives.
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