Auto Bild Allrad: SUV All-Season Tire Test R17 2024

Auto Bild Allrad: SUV All-Season Tire Test R17

Auto Bild Allrad recently conducted a meticulous test, focusing on the all-season tire performance for SUVs and crossovers, recognizing the universal applicability and increasing demand for these vehicles. The test aimed to identify models capable of delivering consistent, effective performance in various weather conditions, particularly in regions with mild climates. The evaluation comprised snow tests at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds in New Zealand and dry and wet condition tests at the TRIWO test center in Pferdsfeld, Germany. This detailed examination provides invaluable insights for potential buyers and existing owners, emphasizing the disparity in performance among tires marketed as "all-season," and underlining the importance of informed tire selection.

  1. Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6 - Winner Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6
    96 41
    · All Season · 2023 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6 showcased itself as an exemplary all-season tire, securing first place in the Auto Bild tests. Demonstrating remarkable prowess in wet conditions, dry pavement, and snow, it stands as a testament to modern tire technology. However, its economical performance, mainly its rolling resistance, left a bit to be desired.

    • Positive: Outstanding wet performance. Excellent performance on dry pavement. Superior snow performance. Efficient braking on wet pavement.

    • Negative: Increased rolling resistance leading to lesser economy.

    Wet Braking   Snow Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    1.6
  2. Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV Recommended
    Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV
    N/A 35
    · All Season · 2022 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV secured a commendable second place in the Auto Bild tests, proving its worth as an exemplary all-season tire. With a well-rounded performance across various surfaces and an effective resistance to aquaplaning, it sets high standards for its category. However, the premium quality does come with a steeper price point.

    • Positive: Impressive balance of characteristics across conditions. Stellar performance on snow. Strong performance on dry pavement. Significant resistance to straight aquaplaning.

    • Negative: Premium price, positioning it on the higher end of the market.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Performance   Dry Performance   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    1.6
  3. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Recommended
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
    91 59
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Occupying the third spot in the Auto Bild tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons gen-3 stands out as an exemplary all-season tire. While it impresses in wet conditions, snow, and dry handling, it has some challenges with braking distances on dry surfaces.

    • Positive: Superior performance on wet pavement. Excellent resistance to straight aquaplaning. Reliable dry handling. Commendable snow performance.

    • Negative: Extended braking distances on dry pavement.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Snow Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · South Africa South Africa
    Test Score:
    1.7
  4. Hankook Kinergy 4S2 X H750A Recommended
    Hankook Kinergy 4S2 X H750A
    92 33
    · All Season · 2019 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck All-Season
    Verdict:

    Securing the fourth position in the Auto Bild tests, the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 X H750A distinguishes itself as an exemplary all-season tire. Its balanced performance across a range of conditions combined with its competitive pricing makes it a solid choice. Nevertheless, there is room for improvement in its braking capabilities on dry surfaces.

    • Positive: Well-rounded and balanced performance in varied conditions. Effective wet handling. Reliable performance in snowy conditions. Attractive price point offering good value.

    • Negative: Challenges with braking on dry pavement.

    Price   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · South Korea South Korea
    Test Score:
    1.7
  5. Vredestein Quatrac Pro+
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro+
    N/A 30
    · All Season · 2023 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Achieving a fifth-place rank with a "Good" rating in the Auto Bild tests, the Vredestein Quatrac Pro+ demonstrates commendable performance, especially in wet conditions. Furthermore, its contribution to fuel economy is noteworthy. However, it does face challenges in snowy conditions and has limitations in its resistance to straight aquaplaning.

    • Positive: Proficient wet handling. Contributes positively to fuel economy.

    • Negative: Limited grip in snowy conditions. Sub-par resistance to straight aquaplaning.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.5
  6. Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro
    Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro
    N/A 30
    · All Season · 2023 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Securing the sixth spot with a "Satisfactory" rating in the Auto Bild tests, the Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro delivers solid performance on both dry and wet asphalt. While its affordability adds to its appeal, the tire does exhibit reduced grip in snowy conditions. Additionally, its resistance to straight aquaplaning is somewhat lacking.

    • Positive: Reliable wet handling. Dependable dry handling. Competitive pricing.

    • Negative: Compromised performance in snowy conditions. Less-than-optimal resistance to straight aquaplaning.

    Dry Handling   Price   Wet Handling   Snow Performance   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
  7. Toyo Celsius AS2
    Toyo Celsius AS2
    69 39
    · All Season · 2021 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Ranked seventh with a "Satisfactory" rating in the Auto Bild tests, the Toyo Celsius AS2 displays competence in resisting aquaplaning and ensures efficient braking on dry roads. However, certain limitations like understeering on dry surfaces and snow, coupled with compromised comfort, stand out.

    • Positive: Effective resistance to straight aquaplaning. Efficient braking on dry pavement. Competitive pricing.

    • Negative: Challenges in snow handling. Tendency to understeer on dry pavement. Reduced grip in snowy conditions. Below-average comfort level.

    Dry Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Price   Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Comfort   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    3.1
  8. Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
    Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
    74 28
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Positioned at the 8th place with a "Not recommended" rating in the Auto Bild tests, the Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2 has observable challenges with handling and braking, especially on wet and dry pavements. However, it does offer commendable cost-effectiveness and comfort, which stand as its notable strengths.

    • Positive: Cost-effective. Superior comfort level.

    • Negative: Compromised dry handling. Inefficient wet handling. Extended braking distances on dry pavement.

    Rolling Resistance   Comfort   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    4
  9. Imperial All Season Driver
    Imperial All Season Driver
    73 28
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    Landing in the 9th spot with a "Not recommended" designation in the Auto Bild tests, the Imperial All Season Driver offers the benefits of being economically priced and producing less noise. However, its performance on multiple fronts, especially in snowy and wet conditions, is considerably lacking, raising concerns about its overall efficacy.

    • Positive: Reduced noise levels. Attractive pricing.

    • Negative: Subpar snow performance. Inadequate wet performance. Extended braking distances on wet pavement. Limited resistance to straight aquaplaning.

    Noise   Price   Wet Performance   Snow Performance   Wet Braking   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    4.2
  10. Kenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609
    Kenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609
    N/A 28
    · All Season · 2022 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway All-Season
    Verdict:

    Ranked at the 10th position with a "Not recommended" rating in the Auto Bild tests, the Kenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609 shows notable challenges, especially when it comes to snow handling, wet braking, and noise production. Its saving grace, however, lies in its commendable resistance to straight aquaplaning.

    • Positive: Effective resistance to straight aquaplaning.

    • Negative: Difficulty with snow handling, leading to pronounced understeer. Extended braking distances on wet pavement. High noise levels that compromise comfort.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Noise   Wet Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    4.2
Year
2024
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Tire Size
235/65R17
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 23, 2023
Date updated
Mar 26, 2024

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