AUTOBILD: 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.

  1. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2

    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
  2. Michelin CrossClimate+

    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
  3. Continental AllSeasonContact

    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
  4. Kleber Quadraxer 2

    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
  5. BFGoodrich g-Grip All Season 2

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

    Rolling Resistance Treadwear Comfort Value Winter / Snow Performance Wet Performance Dry Performance
  6. Nexen N'blue 4Season

    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
  7. Pirelli Cinturato All Season

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

    Comfort Winter / Snow Performance Treadwear Dry Performance Noise
  8. Vredestein Quatrac 5

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

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Value Aquaplaning Winter / Snow Performance
  9. Hankook Kinergy 4S H740

    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
  10. Apollo Alnac 4G All Season

    Strong aquaplaning resistance, low price.

    Aquaplaning Value Dry Performance Wet Performance Comfort / Noise Rolling Resistance Treadwear Winter / Snow Performance
Year
2017
Date added
Nov 04, 2018
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Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test