AutoView: All-Season Tire Test R18 2022

AutoView: All-Season Tire Test R18

The Korean portal AutoView regularly conducts tire tests of its own; this time around, the test involved four models from European and Korean tire makers, one of the goals of the test being to find out how much the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is superior to its predecessor — the Michelin CrossClimate+. Besides Michelin, the test included two tires from domestic companies — Hankook Ventus S2 AS H462 and Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91.

  1. Michelin CrossClimate 2 - Winner
    Michelin CrossClimate 2
    86 54
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Low weight. Good handling response on all types of surfaces. Excellent grip and stability during the emergency lane switching. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Relatively rough ride.

    Dry Braking   Snow Traction   Wet Handling   Lane Switching   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Three Consecutive Lane Switchings   Weight   Slalom   Cabin Noise   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    141
  2. Michelin CrossClimate+
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    81 73
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Good grip and handling response in any conditions. No prominent issues found.

    Lateral Stability   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Price   Lane Switching   Snow Handling   Three Consecutive Lane Switchings  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    139.5
  3. Hankook Ventus S2 AS H462
    Hankook Ventus S2 AS H462
    N/A 22
    · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on wet pavement. The performance noticeably declined halfway through the tests. Somewhat unstable behavior on wet pavement. Unstable weight (one tire was 600 g lighter than the others).

    Wet Braking   External Noise   Lateral Stability   Weight   Snow Handling   Slalom  
    East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    132
  4. Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91
    Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91
    75 27
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season · Used as Original Equipment (OE) only
    Verdict:

    Extremely low noise emission. Very good riding comfort. Relatively long braking distance on dry and wet pavement. Reduced snow grip.

    Comfort   Cabin Noise   External Noise   Wet Braking   Snow Traction   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    130
Youtube Video
August 28, 2022
Year
2022
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
150
Tire Size
225/45R18
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
South Korea
Date added
Aug 22, 2022
Date updated
Sep 25, 2022
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