KÜS: Budget All-Season Tire Test R16 2020

KÜS: Budget All-Season Tire Test R16

The German motoring association tested inexpensive all-season tires, comparing them to premium-class ones.

Even though the temptation to save up on the tires is as strong as ever, a lot of people fear that cheap Asian tires are incapable of ensuring even the most basic driving safety, and, in order to test their effectiveness, the German motoring organization KÜS, whose full name reads as Motor Vehicle Monitoring Association of Independent Automotive Consulting Engineers, decided to perform a test of its own, comparing six budget tires to a premium-class model.

  1. Apollo Alnac 4G All Season - Winner
    Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
    71 22
    · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Acceptable braking performance on wet pavement. Only average hydroplaning resistance. Insufficient handling response in the wet.

    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    79
  2. Berlin All Season 1
    Berlin All Season 1
    N/A 26
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Acceptable braking performance on wet pavement. Poor hydroplaning resistance.

    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    78
  3. Blacklion BL4S 4Seasons Eco
    Blacklion BL4S 4Seasons Eco
    N/A 13
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    Poor results in all of the disciplines.

    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    74
  4. Ovation VI-782 AS
    Ovation VI-782 AS
    N/A 3
    · All Season · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    Poor results in all of the disciplines.

    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    74
  5. Imperial All Season Driver
    Imperial All Season Driver
    N/A 31
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very low hydroplaning resistance.

    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    73
  6. Superia EcoBlue 4S
    Superia EcoBlue 4S
    N/A 3
    · All Season · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    Dangerously long braking distance and poor handling response on wet pavement. Great results in all of the disciplines (considering the fact that the rivals were solely budget tires).

    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    69
Year
2020
Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Feb 14, 2021
Date updated
Feb 17, 2021

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