Auto Bild: Large All-Season Tire Test R16 2023

Auto Bild: Large All-Season Tire Test R16

The Auto Bild magazine conducted a big test of all-season tires that are becoming increasingly popular in Europe, allowing motorists to save time and money. The test involved 35 tire models from various price brackets, but the main part of the test included only 15 competitors that were able to prove that they can ensure effective braking on wet and dry pavement. It must be noted that nine tires, for example, Fulda by Goodyear, were rated as «Unsatisfactory» in the qualification round due to dangerously long stopping distances.

  1. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
    91 59
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good performance in all weather conditions. Good handling response in the wet and in the dry. High steering precision. Long tread life. Increased rolling resistance. Exemplary.

    Dry Handling   Treadwear   Wet Handling   Wet Performance   Steering Response   Snow Performance   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    1.3
  2. Vredestein Quatrac Recommended
    Vredestein Quatrac
    91 39
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. High steering precision. Low rolling resistance. Average tread life. Exemplary.

    Dry Braking   Dry Performance   Rolling Resistance   Steering Response   Wet Braking   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    1.4
  3. Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 H750
    82 57
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good snow performance. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Good riding comfort. Attractive price. Average tread life. Average fuel saver. Good.

    Dry Braking   Price   Comfort   Wet Braking   Snow Performance   Price   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    2.1
  4. Kleber Quadraxer 3
    Kleber Quadraxer 3
    N/A 5
    · All Season · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good results on snow and dry pavement. Very high hydroplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Good riding comfort. Prone to understeer on wet pavement. Good.

    Dry Braking   Dry Performance   Comfort   Hydroplaning   Snow Performance   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.2
  5. Kumho Solus 4S HA32+
    N/A 2
    · All Season · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Stable handling response in any weather conditions. Excellent traction and short braking distance on snow. Long tread life. Good environmental performance. Relatively long braking distance on dry and wet pavement. Average hydroplaning resistance. Good.

    Treadwear   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.4
  6. Nokian Seasonproof
    Nokian Seasonproof
    75 35
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good snow performance. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Good handling response in the dry. Low noise emission. Relatively long braking distance on dry and wet pavement. Good.

    Dry Handling   Hydroplaning   Snow Performance   Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.5
  7. Dunlop Sport All Season
    Dunlop Sport All Season
    N/A 34
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Good handling response in the wet. High lateral hydroplaning resistance. Very good riding comfort. Prone to understeer on snow. Relatively long braking distance on dry pavement. Good.

    Wet Handling   Comfort   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.6
  8. Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    Falken EuroAll Season AS210
    78 44
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent traction and short braking distance on snow. Good hydroplaning resistance. Long tread life. Slightly prone to understeer on snow and wet pavement. Increased rolling resistance. Long braking distance on dry pavement. Good.

    Treadwear   Hydroplaning   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.7
  9. Michelin CrossClimate 2
    Michelin CrossClimate 2
    86 54
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very good snow performance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. High steering precision. Good riding comfort. Average lateral stability on wet pavement. Short tread life. Poor environmental performance. Satisfactory.

    Steering Response   Comfort   Dry Braking   Snow Performance   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Lateral Stability  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    3.2
  10. Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    Nexen N'Blue 4Season
    74 44
    · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Acceptable snow performance. Very long tread life. Excellent value for the money. Prone to understeer on dry and wet pavement. Long braking distance on wet pavement. Increased rolling resistance. Satisfactory.

    Price   Treadwear   Snow Performance   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    3.2
  11. Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
    Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
    72 30
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on snow and wet pavement. Long tread life. Low rolling resistance. Average lateral stability on wet pavement. Low lateral hydroplaning resistance. Relatively long braking distance on dry pavement. Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.3
  12. Toyo Celsius AS2
    Toyo Celsius AS2
    N/A 35
    · All Season · 2021 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Long tread life. Very good price/quality ratio. Good hydroplaning resistance. Prone to understeer, delayed steering response, and a relatively long wet braking distance. Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Price/Quality Ratio   Hydroplaning   Steering Response   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    3.3
  13. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    88 61
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent snow performance. Stable handling response on wet pavement. Low rolling resistance. Prone to understeer; relatively long dry braking distance. Limited mileage. Average environmental performance. Satisfactory.

    Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Snow Performance   Price   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Steering Response  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.5
  14. Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
    68 42
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very high hydroplaning resistance. Low price. Delayed steering response and prone to understeer on all types of surfaces. Limited mileage. Average environmental performance. Conditionally recommended.

    Price   Hydroplaning   Steering Response   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    4
  15. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo
    81 58
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on wet pavement. Low rolling resistance. Delayed steering response and average handling performance on snow. Average tread life. Conditionally recommended.

    Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Steering Response   Treadwear   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    4.3
Year
2023
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Tire Size
195/55R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 22, 2022

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