Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II Review

Pirelli has continued to update this category of tire since it first came out and the latest version, the Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II is the result of never being satisfied.

PROS

  • Fantastic cornering grip in the dry and wet
  • Long life
  • Reasonable price

CONS

  • Braking performance not quite as good as top-tier rivals

What is perhaps most impressive about theĀ Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II is that it’s being asked to do so many different things, and it does them all so well. Designed specifically for crossovers and SUVs, it has to withstand the added weight and weight transfer of such a vehicle. At the same time, it’s engineered with optimum fuel economy in mind, cutting a slimmer profile through the air and generating less drag. Both of these it does extremely well.

As an all-season tire it’s also impressive. Dry handling is more than capable and while outright acceleration and braking might not be as aggressive as some rivals, like the Michelin CrossClimate SUV or Continental Cross Contact LX25, it outperforms those tires in handling capability. This is due in part to the thin ribs that connect the tread blocks on the center tread section and the two exterior tread sections. These features, combined with a larger contact patch as well reasonably soft and sticky tread compound, mean the tire has excellent turn-in response and maintains a high level of traction throughout the corner.

Overall, for an all-season tire, this option delivers on Pirelli’s performance pedigree. And it maintains much of that grip in the wet as well.

None of this should really come as a surprise. It’s a Pirelli after all.

What you don’t really rely on a Pirelli for (not necessarily anyway) is comfort and a quiet ride. And here this tire just keeps on delivering. Despite the complex tread with more slits than a winter tire, road noise is incredibly low thanks to a computer-designed surface that cancels out road noise.

The detailed tread pattern of the tire does give it some minor winter grip, but we still recommend proper winter tires if you live in a colder climate.

Finally there’s tread life, which is about as good as can be expected at 65,000 miles. There are all-season tires, including some premium options, that offer more, but none of them offer the handling capability and driving enjoyment of this Pirelli.

Who Should Buy the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season II?

It’s really not a question of if you should buy this tire. It’s very good and we can’t see any driving complaining about it. However, when it comes to exactly who it’s best for, we’d recommend it for anyone with a premium utility vehicle that prioritizes handling, or a driver who wants to get a more engaging ride out of a less performance-focused model.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II Price

Pricing for theĀ Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II ranges from $145 for a 16-inch diameter tire and goes up to just over $250 for 22-inch diameter tire.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II Warranty

Pirelli backs the Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tire with a 65,000 mile tread life warranty. In addition, it’s also covered by Pirelli’s standard limited warranty. This means any tire found to be defective in the first 2/32-inch of treadwear will be replaced for free. Tires found to be defective after that point will be replaced on a pro-rated basis, depending on the amount of tread left.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II Sizes

16-inch tires
215/70R16
225/70R16
235/70R16

17-inch tires
225/65R17
235/65R17
245/65R17

18-inch tires
235/55R18
235/60R18
235/60R18
235/65R18
245/60R18
255/55R18
255/65R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
275/65R18

19-inch tires
235/50R19
235/55R19
255/50R19
255/60R19
265/50R191
275/55R19

20-inch tires
235/45R20
235/55R20
245/50R20
255/50R20
255/55R20
265/45R20
265/50R20
275/45R20
275/60R20
285/50R20

22-inch tires
275/50R22
285/45R22