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.
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.
The Michelin CrossClimate+ has an excellent all round performance, with a particular strength in the dry and wet. Average snow handling.
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.
Kleber Quadraxer 2
Excellent on snow, high aquaplaning resistance and the best price / mileage ratio on test. Average wet and dry grip.
BFGoodrich g-Grip All Season 2
Good snow performance. Low cost per KM. Average wet and dry grip.
Nexen N'blue 4Season
Good in the snow and good wet grip. High wear, poor dry grip.
Pirelli Cinturato All Season
Good traction and handling in the snow. Good comfort. Poor dry handling, high wear.
Vredestein Quatrac 5
Balance wet and dry performances. Good value for money. Poor snow grip, low aquaplaning reserves.
Hankook Kinergy 4S H740
Good traction and short braking distances on snow, high aquaplaning resistance. Poor snow and wet handling, slow steering, average wear.
Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
Strong aquaplaning resistance, low price.