Sport Auto: All-Season Tire Test R18 2020

Sport Auto: All-Season Tire Test R18

The German motoring magazine performed snow, wet, and dry tests of low-profile all-season tires. The test involved seven tire models, including the premium-class Michelin and Continental, as well as Bridgestone, belonging to the mid-price segment, and the inexpensive Falken and Maxxis tires. All the tires were tested on snow and wet and dry pavements; the experts also rated their ride comfort and environmental performance. In addition, for demonstration purposes, the experts also tested summer and winter models — the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and the Blizzak LM005.

  1. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 - Winner Recommended
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    74 57
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    High braking efficiency on asphalt. High level of safety and good handling response on wet pavement. Good handling response on dry pavement (almost on a level with summer tires). Weak snow traction. Very good.

    Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Wet Surface)   Rolling Resistance   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.4
  2. Michelin CrossClimate+ Recommended
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    84 67
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Generally acceptable performance on snow. Strong traction and good handling response on wet and dry pavement. Prone to skids on snow. Relatively long braking distance on snow. Not recommended for cars not equipped with an ESP. Relatively low hydroplaning resistance. Hum when cornering. Very good.

    Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Wet Surface)   Rolling Resistance   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
    Test Score:
    8.2
  3. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    87 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good lateral stability on snow. Great handling response in the wet. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Reliable behavior during emergency maneuvers on dry pavement. Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Slightly prone to oversteer on asphalt. Good.

    Lateral Stability (Snow)   Snow Handling   Snow Traction   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Dry Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.9
  4. Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    68 36
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance on wet pavement. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Acceptable snow performance. Good handling in the dry. Good price/quality ratio. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Quiet yet audible hum. Good.

    Noise   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability (Wet Surface)   Lateral Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.9
  5. Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    82 40
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Great handling response on wet and dry pavement. Good riding comfort. Prominent understeer and weak lateral grip on snow. Relatively long braking distance on snow and wet pavement. Good.

    Noise   Lateral Stability (Wet Surface)   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Snow)   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.6
  6. BFGoodrich g-Grip All Season 2
    BFGoodrich g-Grip All Season 2
    76 30
    · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very short braking distance and high lateral stability on snow (the tires retain control even when skidding). Long braking distance on dry and particularly wet pavement. Weak lateral stability on dry pavement. Good.

    Noise   Lateral Stability (Snow)   Snow Handling   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Wet Surface)   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.4
  7. Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    78 40
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Acceptable results on snow and dry pavement. Relatively long braking distance on snow and dry pavement. Unbalanced behavior and a very long braking distance on wet pavement. Average.

    Snow Braking   Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Wet Surface)   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.7
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
225/45R18
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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