Auto Bild: All-Season Tire Test R17 2021

Auto Bild: All-Season Tire Test R17

The Auto Bild magazine has conducted its next test of all-season tires that included 32 models from well-known brands, ranging from premium to budget; the test was traditionally divided into two parts. In order to make it to the main test, the tires had to quickly stop the car that brakes from 100 km/h on wet and dry pavement — 16 competitors fulfilled the task, while 10 were rated as «unsatisfactory».

  1. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
    92 56
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good performance in all conditions. Short braking distances on wet roads. High resistance to aquaplaning. High mileage. Good price-performance ratio.
    Verdict: Exemplary.

    Aquaplaning   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Price-Performance Ratio  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  2. Continental AllSeasonContact Recommended
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    89 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good balance of performance. Good traction on snow. Precise steering response. Excellent resistance to aquaplaning. Good level of comfort. Low rolling resistance.
    Verdict: Exemplary.

    Rolling Resistance   Steering Response   Comfort   Snow Traction   Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  3. Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    81 50
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good balance of performance. Short braking distances on snow and wet roads. High resistance to aquaplaning. Good price.
    Negative: Limited mileage.
    Verdict: Good.

    Wet Braking   Aquaplaning   Price   Snow Braking   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
  4. Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    80 43
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling and short braking distances on wet roads. Precise steering response. Good level of comfort.
    Negative: Limited mileage. Increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: Good.

    Comfort   Wet Handling   Steering Response   Wet Braking   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  5. Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    79 44
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: High traction and short braking distances on snow. Good handling on dry and wet surfaces. Short braking distances on wet roads. High mileage.
    Negative: Tendency to understeer on snow. Increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Treadwear   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
  6. Nokian Seasonproof
    Nokian Seasonproof
    75 35
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling on snow. High mileage. Good price-performance ratio.
    Negative: Tendency to understeer on dry and wet surfaces.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Snow Handling   Treadwear   Price-Performance Ratio   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
  7. Michelin CrossClimate 2
    Michelin CrossClimate 2
    85 52
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good snow performance. High resistance to aquaplaning. Low rolling resistance.
    Negative: Tendency to understeer on wet roads. High price.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Rolling Resistance   Snow Performance   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  8. Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    69 38
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good lateral stability and good traction on snow. Short braking distances on dry surfaces. Low noise level. Good price.
    Negative: Average wet performance. Average mileage.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Price   Noise   Dry Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability   Treadwear   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe
  9. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo
    84 55
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling on dry and wet surfaces. High traction and short braking distances on snow.
    Negative: Tendency to understeer on snow. Limited mileage.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Wet Handling   Dry Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Treadwear   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  10. Dunlop Sport All Season
    Dunlop Sport All Season
    N/A 36
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good performance on dry and wet surfaces. High resistance to aquaplaning.
    Negative: Strong tendency to understeer on snow. Limited mileage.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
  11. Viking FourTech
    Viking FourTech
    N/A 23
    · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances on snow and wet roads. Good aquaplaning resistance. Low rolling resistance.
    Negative: Average traction on snow. Tendency to understeer and long braking distances on wet roads.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe
  12. Kumho Solus 4S HA32
    Kumho Solus 4S HA32
    65 40
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good dry handling. Very high mileage.
    Negative: Limited wet traction. Tendency to understeer on snow and wet roads.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Dry Handling   Snow Handling   Wet Traction   Wet Handling  
    North America North America · Europe Europe
  13. Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
    Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
    72 30
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: High traction and short braking distances on snow. Good handling on snow and dry surfaces. High mileage.
    Negative: Low resistance to aquaplaning. Low lateral stability on wet surfaces.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Snow Braking   Dry Handling   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability  
    Europe Europe
  14. Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2
    Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2
    76 43
    · All Season · 2021 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling on snow and dry surfaces.
    Negative: Low rolling resistance. Long braking distances and poor wet performance.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Performance   Rolling Resistance  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  15. Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    75 41
    · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: High mileage. Short braking distances on dry surfaces. Low price.
    Negative: Average on snow. Strong tendency to understeer on dry and wet surfaces. Increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Price   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Snow Performance   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
  16. Giti GitiAllSeason AS1
    Giti GitiAllSeason AS1
    N/A 24
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances on snow and wet surfaces. Good level of comfort.
    Negative: Limited mileage. Increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: Satisfactory.

    Comfort   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
Year
2021
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Tire Size
205/50R17
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 11, 2021

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