Tyre Reviews: All-Season Tire Test R17 2020

With the promise of one tyre to work in all conditions, all season tyres are a rapidly growing market segment. To find out which of these all season tyres is best, and whether they can match a summer and winter tyre, the 2020 Tyre Reviews all season tyre test has tested nine of the best 225/45 R17 all season tyres on the market, and included a summer and winter tyre as reference.

Each set of tyres will be tested for their levels of grip in the dry, wet and snow, have their noise and comfort levels assessed, and their rolling resistance measured, meaning this test should be a complete overview of a tyres performance.

Unfortunately we were unable to conduct wear testing for this test, but it's something we will be working on for next years testing.

The overall score weighting was based on 30% wet, 25% dry, 25% snow, 10% noise and comfort, and 10% rolling resistance.

Tyre Reviews: All-Season Tire Test R17
  1. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
    N/A 42
    Passenger · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good in the dry, excellent in the wet, excellent in snow, lowest rolling resistance on test and good levels of comfort.
    Negative: Average dry braking.
    Overall: The new Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-3 earns a win in its first test, proving to have the most rounded ability of all the all season tyres included.

    Rolling Resistance   Noise   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Comfort   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  2. Hankook Kinergy 4S2 X H750A Recommended
    Hankook Kinergy 4S2 X H750A
    N/A 27
    Passenger · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: An extremely balanced all season tyre which works well in almost every category on test.
    Negative: Average snow traction.
    Overall: The Kinergy 4S2 is a hugely impressive tyre with no real weakness.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
  3. Continental AllSeasonContact Recommended
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    89 61
    Passenger · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: High levels of grip in the wet and on snow, very high aquaplaning resistance, low rolling resistance.
    Negative: Average grip in the dry, increased noise levels.
    Overall: The AllSeasonContact is a very well balanced all season tyre, and works well in all conditions.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Handling   Price   Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  4. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    73 54
    Passenger · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good in the dry, best on test in the wet, very low rolling resistance, highest levels of comfort, low noise.
    Negative: Low grip in the snow for an all season tyre, average aquaplaning resistance.
    Overall: The WeatherControl A005 excels in the dry and wet, and has the highest levels of comfort. It is the all season tyre to pick if you live in a climate which sees very little snow.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  5. Michelin CrossClimate+ Recommended
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    83 67
    Passenger · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Best on test in the dry with good handling and short dry braking.
    Negative: Average wet braking, most expensive tyre on test, higher levels of noise.
    Overall: The CrossClimate+ excels in the dry and is fine in the snow, but couldn't match the latest generation of all season tyres in the wet. The CrossClimate 2 will be coming to market in 2021.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Price   Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  6. Giti GitiAllSeason AS1
    Giti GitiAllSeason AS1
    N/A 24
    Passenger · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Best in snow, low rolling resistance, good aquaplaning resistance, well priced.
    Negative: Low grip in the wet, long dry braking, high noise levels.
    Overall: The GitiAllSeason is the most winter like all season tyre in the test and wins the snow testing, however struggles in the dry and wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Price   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
  7. Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    77 39
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good snow traction, very low levels of noise, good levels of comfort, well priced.
    Negative: Low grip in the dry and wet, low aquaplaning resistance, high rolling resistance.
    Overall: The N'Blue 4Season is a quiet and comfortable tyre, but lacks the grip of the best all season tyres on test.

    Price   Snow Traction   Noise   Comfort   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  8. Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    84 38
    Passenger · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent dry handling for an all season tyre, low noise averages, well priced.
    Negative: Long dry braking, low aquaplaning resistance, low levels of grip in the snow, high rolling resistance. Overall: The Quatrac Pro is the only asymmetric pattern all season tyre in the test, and that seems to have hindered it in all key all season tests.

    Price   Snow Braking   Dry Handling   Noise   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Snow Traction  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
  9. Cooper Discoverer All Season
    Cooper Discoverer All Season
    N/A 30
    Light Truck / SUV · All Season · 2019 · Light Truck / SUV - Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Well priced, good aquaplaning resistance, good in dry braking.
    Negative: High rolling resistance, low grip in the wet, low grip in snow.
    Overall: The Discoverer All Season is a well priced all season tyre, however it lacks grip in all conditions compared to the best on test.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Price   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Snow Traction   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
Youtube Video
9 of the BEST All Season Tyres For 2020 Tested and Explained
September 24, 2020
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
225/45R17
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 24, 2020
Date updated
Oct 20, 2020