ADAC: All-Season Tire Test R17 2020

ADAC: All-Season Tire Test R17

Just a few years ago everything was clear and simple: in the summertime, under the scorching sun, motorists were supposed to be driving on summer tires, while in the wintertime you were supposed to be switching on winter tires featuring numerous sipes and made of frost-resistant tread compound.

Today, however, more and more tires are launched on the market, which are not only «designed» for year-round use, but do indeed claim to offer superior performance both in winter and summer conditions. The demand for all-season tires is growing steadily along with the supply, and their market share is now about 20%, in spite of a huge number of skeptics.

The all-season tires save your time, money, and spare room, because they cancel out the necessity of the seasonal tire swap and having to store the other set of tires. Is it true, however, that the all-season tires come close in terms of their reliability and performance to their specialized seasonal counterparts? Are they just as safe? The expert team of the German motoring association ADAC, which conducted a test of all-season tires in size 235/55 R17, is adamant: none of the seven tested models is perfect for all kinds of weather, and their performance is still a compromise.

  1. Continental AllSeasonContact - Winner
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    87 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Fairly decent performance on wet pavement, satisfactory results on snow. Poor grip and traction on dry pavement.

    Snow Performance   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Performance   Price   Dry Performance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.6
  2. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    84 61
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Fairly decent performance on wet pavement, high resistance to wear. Poor grip and traction on dry pavement and snow.

    Treadwear   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Performance   Price   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.9
  3. Michelin CrossClimate+
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    84 67
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Best scores for dry traction and resistance to wear. Poor traction on snow.

    Treadwear   Fuel Efficiency   Dry Performance   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
    Test Score:
    3.9
  4. Nokian WeatherProof
    Nokian WeatherProof
    81 51
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Decent snow traction. Poor dry traction, noisy.

    Price   Snow Performance   Treadwear   Wet Performance   Noise / Comfort   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    3.9
  5. Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
    Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
    N/A 28
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Decent grip and traction on snow, high resistance to wear. Extremely weak traction on wet pavement.

    Price   Snow Performance   Treadwear   Noise / Comfort   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    4.3
  6. Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    82 40
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Fairly decent performance on wet pavement, high resistance to wear. Poor traction on dry pavement and obvious lack of snow grip.

    Price   Wet Performance   Treadwear   Noise / Comfort   Snow Performance   Fuel Efficiency   Dry Performance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.2
  7. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    74 57
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Best scores on wet and dry pavement. Extremely poor snow traction.

    Fuel Efficiency   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Snow Performance   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    5.4
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All-Season-Tire-Test: Dimension 235/55R17 | ADAC
August 31, 2020
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
1
Tire Size
235/55R17
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Aug 31, 2020
Date updated
Feb 15, 2021

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