Auto Bild: All-Season Tire Test R17 2019

31 tire models were involved in a large tire test conducted by Germany’s Auto Bild publication. The test experts decided to keep it simple and tested the tires in size 225/45 R17. Yes, the exact same size, in which they already compared winter and summer tires in 2019. Don’t be surprised! After all, this is one of the best-selling sizes for compact and medium-sized cars.

All of the tires for the 225/45 R17 all-season tire test were bought anonymously in various retail points. Their list included premium-class models, subsidiary brands of the world’s largest tire makers, as well as «no-name» Chinese tires.

  1. Michelin CrossClimate+ - Winner Recommended
    Verdict:

    The Auto Bild ranking of all-season tires 2019 was topped by a model that is marketed by its manufacturer as not quite an all-season tire. For CrossClimate+, the Michelin marketing experts specifically came up with a category named «summer+», rather extrapolating the use of this tires to spring and fall, than to the wintertime. «all-rounded» talent for dynamic driving in any weather conditions, crisp steering response, efficient braking on wet and dry pavement, maximum mileage on test, and a smooth pleasant ride.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Mileage   Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Noise   Lateral hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning  
    82 58
  2. Vredestein Quatrac Pro Recommended
    Verdict:

    Exemplary all-season tires with impressive snow performance, dynamic handling on dry and wet pavement, crisp steering response with a great feedback, and efficient wet braking. Average mileage.

    Lateral Stability   Snow Traction   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    86 34
  3. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Recommended
    Verdict:

    All-season classic with very convincing winter performance, safe handling response on wet pavement, a pleasantly smooth ride, high resistance to wear, and a decent price/quality ratio. Delayed steering response and a slightly increased braking distance on dry pavement.

    Snow Traction   Mileage   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Lateral Stability   Dry Braking  
    87 48
  4. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced premium-class tires with a sporty dynamic feel on wet pavement and a long running life, effective braking, and great lateral stability on snow, low rolling resistance, and a good price/quality ratio. A slightly increased braking distance on wet pavement.

    Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Slalom   Rolling Resistance   Price / Mileage   Lateral Stability   Straight Hydroplaning  
    89 48
  5. Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    Verdict:

    Extremely dependable performance on snow, including traction, and dynamic handling, great hydroplaning resistance, safe handling response on wet and dry pavement, good price/quality ratio. A slightly increased braking distance on wet pavement.

    Dry Handling  
    80 41
  6. Nexen N'blue 4Season
    Verdict:

    Budget-friendly low-noise all-season tires with safe handling in any wintertime weather conditions, outstanding lateral grip, and effective snow braking, large mileage, and a good price/quality ratio. A slightly increased braking distance on wet pavement; increased rolling resistance.

    Price / Mileage   Noise   Slalom   Rolling Resistance  
    81 37
  7. Maxxis Premitra All Season
    Verdict:

    A new all-season tire model of Chinese origin with safe handling on snow and dry pavement, great hydroplaning resistance, and a short braking distance on dry pavement. Average traction coupled with an increased braking distance on wet pavement, average mileage.

    Dry Braking   Noise   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling  
    N/A 25
  8. Kumho Solus 4S HA31
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance, effective braking performance on snow and on dry pavement, budget-friendly. Poor handling response coupled with an increased braking distance on wet pavement, and delayed steering response in the dry.

    Price / Mileage   Noise  
    N/A 20
  9. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances and good handling response on both wet and dry pavement, a good hydroplaning safety margin, low rolling resistance. Only average performance on snow, limited mileage.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Snow Braking   Price / Mileage   Slalom   Snow Handling  
    71 40
  10. Cooper Discoverer All Season
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance, effective braking performance on snow and on dry pavement, budget-friendly. Poor handling response coupled with an increased braking distance on wet pavement, and delayed steering response in the dry.

    Lateral hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Lateral Stability   Snow Traction   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    N/A 27
Year
2019
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Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Nov 05, 2019
Date updated
Nov 06, 2019