Al Volante: All-Season Tire Test R17 2019

Al Volante: All-Season Tire Test R17

The Italian motoring publication Al Volante published an article entitled «All-season tires: the challenge of the seven», in which it announced the results of its comparative tire test. The test involved all-season tires in the size of 225/45 R17, which is more and more frequently used by the drivers as an alternative to dedicated winter tires (or anti-skid tire chains).

In the most diverse weather conditions, the test experts compared the performance of seven all-season tires of various kinds, priced from 54 to 110 Euros per tire. The test car was a front-wheel drive Volkswagen Golf.

  1. Michelin CrossClimate+ - Winner Recommended
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    84 67
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The safety is ensured, among other things, by a great handling response. The handling stability and the braking performance are OK, but not the lateral hydroplaning resistance is less than perfect.

    Dry Braking   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
    Test Score:
    90.6
  2. Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus Recommended
    Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
    N/A 38
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Better in braking than in acceleration. Handling falls short of the leaders. Not really successful in the tests but the steering response is a highlight.

    Dry Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    90.5
  3. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    84 61
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Great traction. On the whole, no issues. The braking distance could be shorter.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    90.2
  4. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    87 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Great braking performance; slightly delayed when cornering. Generally safe, but not always effective when cornering.

    Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Wet Braking   Straight Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    90.1
  5. Nokian WeatherProof
    Nokian WeatherProof
    81 51
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Great grip even when cornering. High level of safety. The tires efficiently evacuate the water but, when pushed to the limit, get a little bit «temperamental».

    Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    89.9
  6. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    74 57
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good handling. The braking efficiency and acceleration could be better. Great braking performance. The tires efficiently evacuate the water.

    Wet Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    88.9
  7. Fortuna Comfort Max 4S
    N/A 2
    · Winter · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Poor traction even when cornering: both front and rear wheels are prone to slipping. Weak grip when braking, cornering, and in puddles.

    Noise   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Test Score:
    78.8
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
225/45R17
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Jan 03, 2020
Date updated
Feb 15, 2021

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