Auto Bild Allrad: All-Season Tire Test 2021

Auto Bild Allrad: All-Season Tire Test

All-season tires were invented to relieve car owners of the burden of seasonal tire swap. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? But how safe? This is what the experts of the Auto Bild Allrad magazine decided to find out, having tested 11 models of all-season tires in the standard size 215/60 R16 99V, which is popular among German owners of mid-size sedans and compact crossovers. Below, we are offering to you the results of the test, which were published in the December issue of this popular auto magazine.

  1. Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750 - Winner Recommended
    Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    80 52
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    All-round tires with excellent driving characteristics in all weather conditions, dynamic handling characteristics, harmonious steering behavior, short snow and wet braking distances, low price level.

    Wet Braking   Price   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Snow Braking  
    Europe Europe
  2. Vredestein Quatrac Recommended
    Vredestein Quatrac
    96 34
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Exemplary all-season tire with impressive qualities on snow and ice, high safety reserves for aquaplaning, precise wet and dry handling, short dry braking distances, low rolling resistance.

    Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
  3. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo Recommended
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo
    79 47
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Balanced all-rounder with the best driving characteristics on wet and dry roads, good winter qualities, dynamic wet and dry handling, short wet braking distances, fuel-saving rolling resistance.

    Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  4. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
    95 48
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: new all-season tires with the best snow quality, high safety reserves for aquaplaning, stable wet and dry handling, harmonious steering behavior.
    Negative: higher price level.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability   Slalom   Snow Traction   Lateral Aquaplaning   Price  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  5. Michelin CrossClimate+ Recommended
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    84 67
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: good snow traction, stable handling with good steering precision, short wet braking distances.
    Negative: slight weakness in aquaplaning in curves.

    Snow Traction   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
  6. Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    78 40
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: all-round talent with good driving characteristics in all weather conditions, harmonious steering behavior, short snow braking distances, low price level.
    Negative: moderate comfort, increased rolling resistance.

    Price   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Comfort  
    Europe Europe
  7. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    87 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: sporty handling on snow and wet slopes, precise steering behavior, low rolling resistance.
    Negative: longer braking distances on dry roads, high price.

    Snow Handling   Fuel Efficiency   Slalom   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Price   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  8. Nokian Seasonproof
    Nokian Seasonproof
    N/A 31
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: best snow quality, good aquaplaning properties, low rolling resistance, pleasant comfort.
    Negative: extended wet and dry braking distances, understeering wet and dry handling.

    Snow Handling   Fuel Efficiency   Slalom   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe
  9. Kumho Solus 4S HA32
    Kumho Solus 4S HA32
    65 39
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: good safety reserves for aquaplaning, stable dry handling.
    Negative: only satisfactory driving characteristics on snow, slightly understeering wet handling, increased rolling resistance.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Snow Traction   Slalom   Snow Braking   Snow Handling  
    North America North America · Europe Europe
  10. Toyo Celsius
    Toyo Celsius
    72 36
    · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: short snow braking distances, stable dry handling, low price.
    Negative: only satisfactory aquaplaning properties, extended wet and dry braking distances, understeering wet handling.

    Price   Dry Handling   Snow Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
  11. Nankang AW-6
    Nankang AW-6
    N/A 36
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positive: very good winter properties, low price.
    Negative: limited grip on wet roads, delayed steering response, understeering wet and dry handling, dangerously extended wet braking distance.

    Price   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia
Year
2021
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Tire Size
215/60R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Jan 24, 2021
Date updated
Jun 27, 2021