2020 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test

Dry BrakingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 39.7 MKumho Solus 4S HA32: 44.3 M
Dry HandlingBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 90.6 Km/HBFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 88.6 Km/H
Wet BrakingBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 45 MMaxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 53.4 M
Wet HandlingVredestein Quatrac: 79.5 Km/HMaxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 75.5 Km/H
Straight AquaHankook Kinergy 4S2: 81.4 Km/HFirestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 74.6 Km/H
Snow BrakingBFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 26.6 MPirelli Cinturato All Season SF: 31.9 M
Snow HandlingKleber Quadraxer 2: 42.5 Km/HPirelli Cinturato All Season SF: 39.7 Km/H
NoiseKumho Solus 4S HA32: 70.3 dBFalken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 72.2 dB
WearVredestein Quatrac: 75090 KMKumho Solus 4S HA32: 43000 KM
ValueNexen N Blue 4 Season: 3.99 Price/1000Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 6.59 Price/1000
PriceNexen N Blue 4 Season: 240 Michelin CrossClimate Plus: 375
Rolling ResistanceBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.73 kg / tKumho Solus 4S HA32: 9.99 kg / t
Following on from the 32 tire braking shootout, Auto Bild have taken the fourteen best all season tires to the full test, and included a summer and winter tire as reference.

As with the Tire Reviews all season test, Auto Bild have ranked the new Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 as the best all season tire, not because it was outstanding in one single area, but because it had a rounded performance in nearly all tests.

Auto Bild also tested the new Vredestein Quatrac, which replaces the Quatrac 5. This new tire performed excellently in the dry and wet tests, and had the best wear of the group, making the Vredestein Quatrac a very good tire for climates like the UK.

Auto Bild also found the Continental AllSeasonContact to be a well rounded tire, and the CrossClimate+ strong in the dry, but a little disappointing in the wet.

The updated Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO again struggled in the snow, which peanalised it more with the German score weighting than it did in the Tire Reviews test.

Auto Bild performed drum wear testing and while their mileage predictions seem somewhat optimistic, it's worth scrolling down to the wear section to see the results as it wasn't something Tire Reviews could test this year.

It's always nice when the data from two different tests, in difference sizes, performed in different conditions are similar, and this is what we have between the Auto Bild results, and our own. 

Dry

As usual, the summer reference tire had the advantage in dry braking, and the dry optimised Michelin CrossClimate+ was a close second. 

Dry Handling retained the summer tire's advantage, with the Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 EVO moving up to second place, ahead of the Vredestein and Michelin.

Wet

As in the Tire Reviews test, a number of all season tires beat the summer tire in wet braking, with Bridgestone taking the lead.

Wet handling moved the new Quatrac to the top, ahead of the Hankook and Goodyear.

Straight aquaplaning had the summer leading by a small margin over the Vredestein and Hankook.

Snow

There was a 5.3 meter spread between the best and worst all season tires, with the summer tire stopping significantly behind the group.

Kleber and BFGoodrich performed well in snow braking and snow handling, with Bridgestone and Pirelli the worst of the all season tires in both tests.

Cost

The projected wear numbers seemed unusually high, with the new Vredestein reportedly being good for over 75,000kms!

While the numbers might be optimistic, we can focus on the overall order of the result to show us the new Vredestein and Goodyear beat the wear king Michelin, while the Bridgestone and Hankook struggle.

Calculating euros per 1000km gives us an overall cost for the tires life, where the cheaper tires can still be cost effective, even with lower projected wear.

Fuel use is another important factor for a tire you will use year round, and in this test Bridgestone, Goodyear and Pirelli lead the way.

Noise

Unlike the Tire Reviews test, Auto Bild tested external pass by noise, not internal noise.

Results

Be sure to check out the Auto Bild website for the full data.

1st: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th41.6 M39.7 M+1.9 M95.43%
Dry Handling5th90 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.34%
Wet Braking3rd47 M45 M+2 M95.74%
Wet Handling3rd78.8 Km/H79.5 Km/H-0.7 Km/H99.12%
Straight Aqua6th78.2 Km/H81.4 Km/H-3.2 Km/H96.07%
Snow Braking7th28.5 M26.6 M+1.9 M93.33%
Snow Handling3rd42 Km/H42.5 Km/H-0.5 Km/H98.82%
Noise7th70.7 dB70.3 dB+0.4 dB99.43%
Wear2nd72680 KM75090 KM-2410 KM96.79%
Value4th4.27 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+0.28 Price/100093.44%
Price9th310 240 +70 77.42%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.93 kg / t7.73 kg / t+0.2 kg / t97.48%
New all season tire with convincing performance in all weather conditions. Dynamic snow, wet and dry handling, high mileage.
None mentioned.

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2nd: Vredestein Quatrac

Vredestein Quatrac
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd40.6 M39.7 M+0.9 M97.78%
Dry Handling2nd90.4 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.78%
Wet Braking2nd46.3 M45 M+1.3 M97.19%
Wet Handling1st79.5 Km/H100%
Straight Aqua1st81.4 Km/H100%
Snow Braking8th28.6 M26.6 M+2 M93.01%
Snow Handling6th40.9 Km/H42.5 Km/H-1.6 Km/H96.24%
Noise10th71.2 dB70.3 dB+0.9 dB98.74%
Wear1st75090 KM100%
Value6th4.73 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+0.74 Price/100084.36%
Price13th355 240 +115 67.61%
Rolling Resistance9th8.88 kg / t7.73 kg / t+1.15 kg / t87.05%
New all season tire with exemplary level of performance. Stable driving characteristics in the snow, best aquaplaning resistance, dynamic wet handling, short braking, very low wear.
None mentioned.

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3rd: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th43 M39.7 M+3.3 M92.33%
Dry Handling5th90 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.34%
Wet Braking5th48.6 M45 M+3.6 M92.59%
Wet Handling6th77.9 Km/H79.5 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.99%
Straight Aqua4th80.2 Km/H81.4 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.53%
Snow Braking5th27.9 M26.6 M+1.3 M95.34%
Snow Handling4th41.9 Km/H42.5 Km/H-0.6 Km/H98.59%
Noise12th71.4 dB70.3 dB+1.1 dB98.46%
Wear6th64890 KM75090 KM-10200 KM86.42%
Value9th5.24 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+1.25 Price/100076.15%
Price12th340 240 +100 70.59%
Rolling Resistance5th8.15 kg / t7.73 kg / t+0.42 kg / t94.85%
Convincing all round performance with best winter qualities and very good price-performance ratio. Very good aquaplaning properties, precise steering, low wear, low rolling resistance.
None mentioned.

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4th: Michelin CrossClimate+

Michelin CrossClimate Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st39.7 M100%
Dry Handling3rd90.1 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.45%
Wet Braking8th49.7 M45 M+4.7 M90.54%
Wet Handling4th78.5 Km/H79.5 Km/H-1 Km/H98.74%
Straight Aqua11th75.3 Km/H81.4 Km/H-6.1 Km/H92.51%
Snow Braking9th28.9 M26.6 M+2.3 M92.04%
Snow Handling6th40.9 Km/H42.5 Km/H-1.6 Km/H96.24%
Noise4th70.6 dB70.3 dB+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear3rd70210 KM75090 KM-4880 KM93.5%
Value10th5.34 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+1.35 Price/100074.72%
Price14th375 240 +135 64%
Rolling Resistance4th8.01 kg / t7.73 kg / t+0.28 kg / t96.5%
Premium all season tires with balanced performance, dynamic handling qualities, precise steering, low wear, low rolling resistance.
Expensive.

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5th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210

Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th42.7 M39.7 M+3 M92.97%
Dry Handling9th89.7 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.01%
Wet Braking13th51.3 M45 M+6.3 M87.72%
Wet Handling9th77 Km/H79.5 Km/H-2.5 Km/H96.86%
Straight Aqua7th78 Km/H81.4 Km/H-3.4 Km/H95.82%
Snow Braking12th30.3 M26.6 M+3.7 M87.79%
Snow Handling8th40.8 Km/H42.5 Km/H-1.7 Km/H96%
Noise14th72.2 dB70.3 dB+1.9 dB97.37%
Wear4th67820 KM75090 KM-7270 KM90.32%
Value2nd4.05 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+0.06 Price/100098.52%
Price6th275 240 +35 87.27%
Rolling Resistance10th8.96 kg / t7.73 kg / t+1.23 kg / t86.27%
Balanced driving characteristics, stable behavior in all weather, good aquaplaning resistance, high mileage, low price.
Average snow braking.

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6th: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th41.2 M39.7 M+1.5 M96.36%
Dry Handling7th89.9 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.7 Km/H99.23%
Wet Braking6th49.3 M45 M+4.3 M91.28%
Wet Handling6th77.9 Km/H79.5 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.99%
Straight Aqua14th74.6 Km/H81.4 Km/H-6.8 Km/H91.65%
Snow Braking3rd27.6 M26.6 M+1 M96.38%
Snow Handling9th40.7 Km/H42.5 Km/H-1.8 Km/H95.76%
Noise11th71.3 dB70.3 dB+1 dB98.6%
Wear5th67815 KM75090 KM-7275 KM90.31%
Value3rd4.06 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+0.07 Price/100098.28%
Price6th275 240 +35 87.27%
Rolling Resistance6th8.5 kg / t7.73 kg / t+0.77 kg / t90.94%
Good traction and short braking distances in the snow, dynamic wet handling, short dry braking distances, low wear, very good price-performance ratio.
Average aquaplaning resistance.

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7th: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th41.1 M39.7 M+1.4 M96.59%
Dry Handling3rd90.1 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.45%
Wet Braking4th47.2 M45 M+2.2 M95.34%
Wet Handling2nd79.1 Km/H79.5 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.5%
Straight Aqua1st81.4 Km/H100%
Snow Braking5th27.9 M26.6 M+1.3 M95.34%
Snow Handling5th41.1 Km/H42.5 Km/H-1.4 Km/H96.71%
Noise13th71.6 dB70.3 dB+1.3 dB98.18%
Wear13th44905 KM75090 KM-30185 KM59.8%
Value11th5.79 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+1.8 Price/100068.91%
Price3rd260 240 +20 92.31%
Rolling Resistance12th9.03 kg / t7.73 kg / t+1.3 kg / t85.6%
Convincing driving characteristics in the wet, good snow performance, short wet and dry braking, very good aquaplaning resistance.
Average wear, average comfort.

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8th: Kleber Quadraxer 2

Kleber Quadraxer 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th43.2 M39.7 M+3.5 M91.9%
Dry Handling12th88.9 Km/H90.6 Km/H-1.7 Km/H98.12%
Wet Braking12th51.2 M45 M+6.2 M87.89%
Wet Handling10th76.4 Km/H79.5 Km/H-3.1 Km/H96.1%
Straight Aqua13th75.1 Km/H81.4 Km/H-6.3 Km/H92.26%
Snow Braking2nd27.2 M26.6 M+0.6 M97.79%
Snow Handling1st42.5 Km/H100%
Noise4th70.6 dB70.3 dB+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear7th62750 KM75090 KM-12340 KM83.57%
Value5th4.3 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+0.31 Price/100092.79%
Price4th270 240 +30 88.89%
Rolling Resistance7th8.55 kg / t7.73 kg / t+0.82 kg / t90.41%
Winter professional with best driving performance on snow, short dry braking distances, low noise, good mileage, well priced.
Limited curved aquaplaning resistance.

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9th: BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2

BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th43.1 M39.7 M+3.4 M92.11%
Dry Handling14th88.6 Km/H90.6 Km/H-2 Km/H97.79%
Wet Braking10th51 M45 M+6 M88.24%
Wet Handling13th76.1 Km/H79.5 Km/H-3.4 Km/H95.72%
Straight Aqua11th75.3 Km/H81.4 Km/H-6.1 Km/H92.51%
Snow Braking1st26.6 M100%
Snow Handling2nd42.3 Km/H42.5 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.53%
Noise2nd70.4 dB70.3 dB+0.1 dB99.86%
Wear10th57235 KM75090 KM-17855 KM76.22%
Value12th5.85 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+1.86 Price/100068.21%
Price11th335 240 +95 71.64%
Rolling Resistance7th8.55 kg / t7.73 kg / t+0.82 kg / t90.41%
Snow professional with excellent cornering and good traction, short dry braking, good comfort, low rolling resistance.
Understeer in the wet.

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10th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th40.9 M39.7 M+1.2 M97.07%
Dry Handling1st90.6 Km/H100%
Wet Braking1st45 M100%
Wet Handling5th78.3 Km/H79.5 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.49%
Straight Aqua10th75.8 Km/H81.4 Km/H-5.6 Km/H93.12%
Snow Braking13th30.9 M26.6 M+4.3 M86.08%
Snow Handling13th40.1 Km/H42.5 Km/H-2.4 Km/H94.35%
Noise7th70.7 dB70.3 dB+0.4 dB99.43%
Wear12th48575 KM75090 KM-26515 KM64.69%
Value14th6.59 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+2.6 Price/100060.55%
Price10th320 240 +80 75%
Rolling Resistance1st7.73 kg / t100%
Sporty dynamic handling in the dry and wet, short dry and wet braking, best rolling resistance.
Poor wear, moderate snow performance.

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11th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season

Nexen N Blue 4 Season
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th41.9 M39.7 M+2.2 M94.75%
Dry Handling11th89 Km/H90.6 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.23%
Wet Braking9th50.3 M45 M+5.3 M89.46%
Wet Handling10th76.4 Km/H79.5 Km/H-3.1 Km/H96.1%
Straight Aqua5th78.4 Km/H81.4 Km/H-3 Km/H96.31%
Snow Braking11th29.9 M26.6 M+3.3 M88.96%
Snow Handling12th40.2 Km/H42.5 Km/H-2.3 Km/H94.59%
Noise4th70.6 dB70.3 dB+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear8th60175 KM75090 KM-14915 KM80.14%
Value1st3.99 Price/1000100%
Price1st240 100%
Rolling Resistance13th9.67 kg / t7.73 kg / t+1.94 kg / t79.94%
Balanced level of performance, short dry braking, good aquaplaning resistance, low noise, low price.
Average wet grip, high rolling resistance.

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12th: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF

Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd39.8 M39.7 M+0.1 M99.75%
Dry Handling13th88.7 Km/H90.6 Km/H-1.9 Km/H97.9%
Wet Braking11th51.1 M45 M+6.1 M88.06%
Wet Handling10th76.4 Km/H79.5 Km/H-3.1 Km/H96.1%
Straight Aqua8th77.9 Km/H81.4 Km/H-3.5 Km/H95.7%
Snow Braking14th31.9 M26.6 M+5.3 M83.39%
Snow Handling14th39.7 Km/H42.5 Km/H-2.8 Km/H93.41%
Noise9th70.8 dB70.3 dB+0.5 dB99.29%
Wear9th60150 KM75090 KM-14940 KM80.1%
Value7th4.9 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+0.91 Price/100081.43%
Price8th295 240 +55 81.36%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.93 kg / t7.73 kg / t+0.2 kg / t97.48%
Good aquaplaning resistance, short dry braking distances, low wear, low rolling resistance.
Long braking distances and understeer in the snow.

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13th: Kumho Solus 4S HA32

Kumho Solus 4S HA32
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th44.3 M39.7 M+4.6 M89.62%
Dry Handling8th89.8 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.8 Km/H99.12%
Wet Braking6th49.3 M45 M+4.3 M91.28%
Wet Handling8th77.1 Km/H79.5 Km/H-2.4 Km/H96.98%
Straight Aqua9th76.2 Km/H81.4 Km/H-5.2 Km/H93.61%
Snow Braking4th27.7 M26.6 M+1.1 M96.03%
Snow Handling10th40.6 Km/H42.5 Km/H-1.9 Km/H95.53%
Noise1st70.3 dB100%
Wear14th43000 KM75090 KM-32090 KM57.26%
Value13th6.28 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+2.29 Price/100063.54%
Price4th270 240 +30 88.89%
Rolling Resistance14th9.99 kg / t7.73 kg / t+2.26 kg / t77.38%
Good driving characteristics for all weather, short braking distances in the snow, dynamic wet and dry handling.
High wear, high rolling resistance.

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14th: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th40.9 M39.7 M+1.2 M97.07%
Dry Handling9th89.7 Km/H90.6 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.01%
Wet Braking14th53.4 M45 M+8.4 M84.27%
Wet Handling14th75.5 Km/H79.5 Km/H-4 Km/H94.97%
Straight Aqua3rd80.7 Km/H81.4 Km/H-0.7 Km/H99.14%
Snow Braking10th29.5 M26.6 M+2.9 M90.17%
Snow Handling11th40.3 Km/H42.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H94.82%
Noise2nd70.4 dB70.3 dB+0.1 dB99.86%
Wear11th50030 KM75090 KM-25060 KM66.63%
Value8th5.1 Price/10003.99 Price/1000+1.11 Price/100078.24%
Price2nd255 240 +15 94.12%
Rolling Resistance10th8.96 kg / t7.73 kg / t+1.23 kg / t86.27%
Good safety reserves in aquaplaning, dynamic handling and short braking distances in the dry.
Moderate wear, understeer in the dry, long wet braking distances.

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