GTÜ/ACE/ARBÖ: All-Season Tire Test R16 2019

Due to the fact that European winters become milder and milder, all-season tires sell better and better in this region. But are these tires a good choice or maybe a compromise in the conditions of global warming? This question was investigated by the expert groups of the German vehicle inspection organization GTÜ, German motoring organization ACE, and Austrian motoring club ARBÖ.

They tested eight all-season tire models in the size of 205/60 R16, which fits both midsized sedans, such as BMW 3 and Audi A4, and for vans, such as Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo, as well as for minivans, such as Renault Scenic and VW Sharan.

  1. Continental AllSeasonContact - Winner Recommended
    Verdict:
    Wet Handling   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling  
    Test Score:
    200
    89 48
  2. Fulda MultiControl
    Verdict:
    Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Wet Braking  
    Test Score:
    193
    N/A 26
  3. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    Verdict:
    Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    Test Score:
    190
    87 56
  4. Nokian WeatherProof
    Verdict:
    Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    Test Score:
    190
    81 43
  5. Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    Verdict:
    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Test Score:
    189
    80 41
  6. Michelin CrossClimate+
    Verdict:
    Dry Braking   Dry Handling  
    Test Score:
    188
    82 58
  7. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    Verdict:
    Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Value   Dry Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Traction  
    Test Score:
    187
    71 40
  8. Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    Verdict:
    Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Test Score:
    171
    81 35
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
260
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 30, 2019
Date updated
Nov 06, 2019