Auto Bild: Passenger All-Season Tire Test 2017

The 2017 Auto Bild all season tire test placed ten 205/55 R16 all season tires through dry, wet and snow testing using a VW Golf. Auto Bild are one of the most thorough tire testers in the world, and as usual they've included a summer and winter tire for reference. While Auto Bild sadly haven't published which summer and winter tires they've used in this all season tire test, they're certain to be well regarded premium offerings.

This is also the first test to include the new Continental AllSeasonContact tire. The AllSeasonContact is Continentals first attempt at an all season tire, and will be interesting to see how the German tire performs against the established winter-bias Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-2, and the UK favourite, summer-bias Michelin CrossClimate.

Auto Bild: Passenger All-Season Tire Test
  1. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    84 61
    Passenger · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Goodyear Vector 4 Season Gen 2 wins the test thanks to an excellent all round performance. Amazing in the snow, good wet grip and handling, the Goodyear also boasts a low rolling resistance and good ride comfort.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Comfort   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  2. Michelin CrossClimate+
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    83 65
    Passenger · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Michelin CrossClimate+ has an excellent all round performance, with a particular strength in the dry and wet. Average snow handling.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Treadwear   Snow Handling  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  3. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    87 59
    Passenger · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The new Continental AllSeasonContact proves to have excellent snow performance, beating the dedicated winter tire during the braking and handling tests, and also proving to be strong in the wet. Very low rolling resistance. Very high wear, high purchase price.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Value  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  4. Kleber Quadraxer 2
    Kleber Quadraxer 2
    74 33
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent on snow, high aquaplaning resistance and the best price / mileage ratio on test. Average wet and dry grip.

    Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   Aquaplaning   Value   Winter / Snow Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  5. BFGoodrich g-Grip All Season 2
    BFGoodrich g-Grip All Season 2
    78 28
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good snow performance. Low cost per KM. Average wet and dry grip.

    Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   Comfort   Value   Winter / Snow Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe
  6. Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    76 37
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good in the snow and good wet grip. High wear, poor dry grip.

    Wet Performance   Noise   Winter / Snow Performance   Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   Dry Performance   Comfort  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  7. Pirelli Cinturato All Season
    Pirelli Cinturato All Season
    75 28
    Passenger · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good traction and handling in the snow. Good comfort. Poor dry handling, high wear.

    Comfort   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Dry Performance   Noise  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
  8. Vredestein Quatrac 5
    Vredestein Quatrac 5
    79 50
    Passenger · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Balance wet and dry performances. Good value for money. Poor snow grip, low aquaplaning reserves.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Value   Aquaplaning   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  9. Hankook Kinergy 4S H740
    Hankook Kinergy 4S H740
    74 25
    Passenger · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good traction and short braking distances on snow, high aquaplaning resistance. Poor snow and wet handling, slow steering, average wear.

    Aquaplaning   Winter / Snow Performance   Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Comfort / Noise   Treadwear  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  10. Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
    Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
    72 20
    Passenger · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Strong aquaplaning resistance, low price.

    Aquaplaning   Value   Dry Performance   Wet Performance   Comfort / Noise   Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Year
2017
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Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Nov 04, 2018
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020