Auto Zeitung: All-Season Tire Test R16 2021

Auto Zeitung: All-Season Tire Test R16

The German magazine tested all-season tires in a popular size, evaluating, among other things, the correlation between grip and the ambient temperature.
Nine tire models were selected, all of which sported a 3PMSF sign; the test pool included Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo, Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3, Nokian Seasonproof and Vredestein Quatrac, Continental AllSeasonContact, Falken Euroall Season AS210, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, Hankook Kinergy 4S2, and Michelin CrossClimate+.

  1. Continental AllSeasonContact - Winner Recommended
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    89 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Good results on snow, dry and wet pavement. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Highly recommended.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Slalom   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Snow Traction   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    387
  2. Vredestein Quatrac Recommended
    Vredestein Quatrac
    91 38
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent results on wet and dry pavement. Acceptable safety on snow. Good price/quality ratio. Highly recommended.

    Slalom   Safety (Dry / Wet)   Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    387
  3. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
    92 56
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good results on wet and dry pavement. Acceptable safety on snow. Low rolling resistance. Good riding comfort. Highly recommended.

    Comfort   Slalom   Noise   Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    379
  4. Michelin CrossClimate+ Recommended
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    83 69
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good results on wet and dry pavement. Acceptable safety on snow. Low hydroplaning resistance. Highly recommended.

    Slalom   Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
    Test Score:
    372
  5. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo Recommended
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo
    84 55
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent traction on wet and dry pavement regardless of the temperature. Good riding comfort. Weak snow performance. Highly recommended.

    Slalom   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Safety (Snow)  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    370
  6. Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    81 50
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Great snow grip. Good results on dry pavement in warm weather. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Insufficient handling response in the wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Slalom   Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    370
  7. Nokian Seasonproof
    Nokian Seasonproof
    75 35
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very good snow performance. Very low rolling resistance. Insufficient grip on dry and wet pavement.

    Safety (Snow)   Snow Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Lateral Aquaplaning   Safety (Dry)   Slalom   Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    361
  8. Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    79 44
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent performance on wet pavement in warm weather. Good results on snow. As temperature drops, the wet and dry grip deteriorates.

    Slalom   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning   Comfort   Noise   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    352
  9. Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    69 38
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Weak overall traction. High rolling resistance.

    Slalom   Snow Braking   Comfort   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Safety (Wet)   Fuel Efficiency   Snow Traction   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    328
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
Visit Website
Max Score, points
425
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 22, 2021
Date updated
Oct 26, 2021

See another Tire Tests