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Pirelli Scorpion ATR vs Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus

Pirelli Scorpion ATR vs All Terrain Plus - What's #1? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Pirelli Scorpion ATR and Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres, at a glance.
Scorpion ATRScorpion All Terrain Plus
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUVLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOn-/Off-Road All-TerrainOn-/Off-Road All-Terrain
SeasonAll SeasonAll Season
Release Date20062017
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score81/10079/100

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Pirelli Scorpion ATR vs Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus in Australia

The Scorpion ATR has been around in Australia for about 18 years, whereas the Scorpion All Terrain Plus has been on the market for about 7 years

Both tyres are rated for on-/off-road all-terrain action. Both tyres are designed for use with 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks.

Both of these are considered all season tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 39 sizes of these tyres by the European Union.

Fuel Efficiency

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Scorpion ATRD0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$65 extra per year
Scorpion All Terrain PlusD0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$67 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Scorpion ATR tyres rank a D on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

The Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres get a grade of D

As their fuel efficiency grade is the same, expect negligible differences in fuel consumption between them.

Here's a graph comparing the Scorpion ATR and Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Grip & Handling

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Scorpion ATRC5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h
Scorpion All Terrain PlusD7.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Scorpion ATR tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

The Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres, on the other hand, get a grade of D.

Expect the lower graded tyres to require about an extra 2 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Here's a graph comparing the Scorpion ATR and Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Noise

EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Scorpion ATRB (71.8 dB)2 times as noisy
Scorpion All Terrain PlusB (72.2 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Scorpion ATR tyres produce 71.8 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

On the other hand, the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres produce 72.2 dB of road noise, which means a grade of B.

As their noise grade is the same, don't expect many differences in terms of cabin noise.

Here's a visual representation of how the Scorpion ATR and Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres stack up for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Scorpion ATR scores 5 out of 5 for comfort and the Scorpion All Terrain Plus scores 5 out of 5.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Scorpion ATRScorpion All Terrain Plus
Treadwear440640
Traction
(AA - C)
AA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
BB

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Scorpion ATR tyres have a treadwear rating of 440, whereas the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres have a rating of 640. This means that the Scorpion ATR tyres will theoretically last only 69% as long as the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

As per the UTQG system, the Scorpion ATR tyres have a traction grading of A, whereas the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres have a grading of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Scorpion ATR tyres have a temperature resistance grading of B, whereas the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres have a grading of B (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

The Scorpion ATR tyres have a warranty of 1 years, whereas the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres have a warranty of 1 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

All in all, the Scorpion ATR tyres get a score of 81 out of 100, while the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres get a score of 79 out of 100.

For fuel efficiency, Scorpion ATR score a grade of D, which is below average. Scorpion All Terrain Plus end up with a grade of D, which is below average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Scorpion ATR get a score of C, which is more or less average. Scorpion All Terrain Plus end up with a grade of D, which is below average.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, Scorpion ATR get a score of B, which is about typical. Scorpion All Terrain Plus end up with a grade of B, which is about typical.

The Scorpion ATR tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 440, whereas the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres have a rating of 640.This means that you can expect the Scorpion ATR to last only 69% as long as the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres.

The Scorpion ATR have a UTQG traction grading of A, while the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres having a grading of A.

The Scorpion ATR have a UTQG temperature grading of B, while the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres having a grading of B.

The Scorpion ATR have a warranty of 1 years, while the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres are guaranteed for 1 years.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 51 sizes of the Scorpion ATR, and all 33 sizes of the Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Scorpion ATR Sizes

Size
175/70 R14 88H XL
185/75 R16 93T
185/65 R15 88H
205/70 R15 96T
205/65 R15 94H
205/60 R15 91H
205/60 R16 92H
205/80 R16 104T XL
205/75 R15 99T XL
215/60 R17 100H XL
215/65 R16 98H
215/75 R15 106T
215/80 R16 109S
215/80 R16 107T XL
215/75 R14 98Q
225/70 R16 101T
225/60 R17 99H
225/75 R16 110S
225/65 R17 106H XL
225/75 R15 105T XL
235/60 R16 100H
235/85 R16 120
235/75 R15 105T
235/75 R15 110T
235/70 R16 104T
235/75 R15 108T XL
235/80 R17 120
235/65 R17 108H XL
235/70 R16 105T
245/70 R17 119
245/70 R16 113T
245/75 R16 120
245/65 R17 111T XL
255/55 R19 111H XL
255/60 R18 112T XL
255/75 R15 109S
255/70 R16 111H
255/65 R17 110T
265/65 R17 112T
265/60 R18 110T
265/75 R16 112S
265/65 R17 112S
265/70 R17 121S
265/70 R16 110T
275/50 R20 113H
275/50 R20 113V
275/65 R17 115T
275/50 R20 113V
285/75 R16 122
325/45 R24 120S
325/55 R22 116H

Scorpion All Terrain Plus Sizes

Size
225/65 R17 102H
235/65 R17 108H XL
235/80 R17 120R
235/70 R16 106T
245/65 R17 111T XL
245/70 R17 110T
245/70 R16 111T XL
245/70 R16 113T
245/75 R16 120R
245/45 R19 102V XL
255/70 R16 111T
255/60 R18 112H XL
255/55 R19 111H XL
265/65 R17 112T
265/70 R17 121S
265/65 R18 114T
265/60 R18 110H
265/70 R17 115T
265/75 R16 123S
265/70 R16 112T
265/75 R16 116T
275/65 R20 126S
275/60 R20 115T
275/65 R17 115T
275/70 R16 114T
275/70 R18 125S
275/65 R18 116T
275/55 R20 113T
285/55 R20 122T
285/70 R17 121R
285/65 R18 125R
295/40 R20 110V XL
315/70 R17 121S
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