Consumer Reports: All-Season Tires 2022

Consumer Reports: All-Season Tires

All-season tires come in sizes to fit everything from small cars to light-duty SUVs and pickups (and they come standard on many sedans and minivans). They are the most popular type of tire and are designed to handle most conditions, including dry and wet pavement and light to moderate snow. Size tested: 215/60R16

  1. Michelin Defender T+H - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Defender T+H
    79 42
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    An ideal tire offers a wide range of performance and safety traits, and the Defender T+H does just that. It scores Very Good ratings for dry braking, handling, and snow traction, and a Good rating for wet braking. It wears exceptionally well, with 90,000-mile predicted tread life, and scores an Excellent rating for noise. It’s only slightly less great at rolling resistance, which can aid fuel economy, scoring just a Good rating.

    Snow Traction   Handling   Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Noise  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America
    Test Score:
    67
  2. General Altimax RT43 Recommended
    General Altimax RT43
    85 38
    · All Season · 2013 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The General Altimax is a top-rated all-season tire. It earns Very Good ratings in most test categories, including dry braking, handling, and hydroplaning. Notably, it manages strong snow traction, too, as well as reasonably low rolling resistance, which can aid fuel economy. Its 80,000-mile tread life is above average.

    Handling   Snow Traction   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Ice Braking   Dry Braking  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    66
  3. Continental TrueContact
    Continental TrueContact
    83 41
    · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Continental TrueContact offers well balanced grip for most road conditions.. Very good marks for dry braking, handling, hydroplaning resistance, snow traction and is a quiet riding tire. Relatively high rolling resistance compared to many other all season tires.

    Handling   Snow Traction   Noise   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    63
  4. Hankook Kinergy PT H737
    Hankook Kinergy PT H737
    84 32
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Kinergy PT is a strong performer. It scores Very Good ratings in tests of handling, hydroplaning, and dry braking but is slightly less exceptional (getting a Good rating) at wet braking. It’s also one of the better-rated all-seasons in snow, and it has a near-top predicted tread life of 80,000 miles.

    Handling   Snow Traction   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America
    Test Score:
    63
  5. BFGoodrich Advantage Control
    BFGoodrich Advantage Control
    N/A 36
    · All Season · 2021 · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    The BFGoodrich Advantage Control All Season offers capable all season grip and a comfortable ride. Excellent resistance to hydroplaning, and high marks for braking on dry and wet roads, snow traction, and a compliant, quiet ride. A fair score for rolling resistance, a factor in fuel economy.

    Handling   Comfort   Snow Traction   Noise   Hydroplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · South Korea South Korea · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    62
  6. Firestone All Season
    Firestone All Season
    79 29
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Passenger All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Firestone tires are solid but just don’t do anything outstanding. They earn Very Good ratings for dry braking and resisting hydroplaning. No shortcomings with generally good to very good ratings in key all weather tests. Low rolling resistance can enhance fuel economy. A quiet riding tire as well.

    Snow Traction   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    61
  7. Toyo Extensa A/S II
    Toyo Extensa A/S II
    N/A 26
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Extensa A/S II places emphasis on dry and wet performance, along with a quiet ride. It's best for areas where mild winter weather conditions may prevail. Solid marks for dry braking, hydroplaning resistance, fuel efficiency (rolling resistance), and low noise. Average snow traction combined with fair stopping performance on ice.

    Noise   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Ice Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
    Test Score:
    58
  8. Firestone WeatherGrip
    Firestone WeatherGrip
    82 30
    · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Tire Firestone WeatherGrip is an all weather tire for use in spring, summer, fall, and winter with excellent snow traction and very good braking on ice, and resists hydroplaning well. Just falls short of an average wet braking score common to many all-season tires.

    Hydroplaning   Ice Braking   Snow Traction   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
    Test Score:
    58
Year
2022
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
215/60R16
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
North America
Date added
May 11, 2022
Date updated
May 13, 2022
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