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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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

View Results as a single table and adjust the score weighting

1st: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 205/55 R16
Dry Braking8th+1.9 M95.43%
Dry Handling5th-0.6 Km/H99.34%
Wet Braking3rd+2 M95.74%
Wet Handling3rd-0.7 Km/H99.12%
Straight Aqua6th-3.2 Km/H96.07%
Snow Braking7th+1.9 M93.33%
Snow Handling3rd-0.5 Km/H98.82%
Noise7th+0.4 dB99.43%
Wear2nd-2410 Km96.79%
Value4th+0.28 Price/100093.44%
Price9th+70 77.42%
Rolling Resistance2nd+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
Dry Braking3rd+0.9 M97.78%
Dry Handling2nd-0.2 Km/H99.78%
Wet Braking2nd+1.3 M97.19%
Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Snow Braking8th+2 M93.01%
Snow Handling6th-1.6 Km/H96.24%
Noise10th+0.9 dB98.74%
Value6th+0.74 Price/100084.36%
Price13th+115 67.61%
Rolling Resistance9th+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
Dry Braking11th+3.3 M92.33%
Dry Handling5th-0.6 Km/H99.34%
Wet Braking5th+3.6 M92.59%
Wet Handling6th-1.6 Km/H97.99%
Straight Aqua4th-1.2 Km/H98.53%
Snow Braking5th+1.3 M95.34%
Snow Handling4th-0.6 Km/H98.59%
Noise12th+1.1 dB98.46%
Wear6th-10200 Km86.42%
Value9th+1.25 Price/100076.15%
Price12th+100 70.59%
Rolling Resistance5th+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
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling3rd-0.5 Km/H99.45%
Wet Braking8th+4.7 M90.54%
Wet Handling4th-1 Km/H98.74%
Straight Aqua11th-6.1 Km/H92.51%
Snow Braking9th+2.3 M92.04%
Snow Handling6th-1.6 Km/H96.24%
Noise4th+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear3rd-4880 Km93.5%
Value10th+1.35 Price/100074.72%
Price14th+135 64%
Rolling Resistance4th+0.28 kg / t96.5%
Premium all season tires with balanced performance, dynamic handling qualities, precise steering, low wear, low rolling resistance.

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5th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210

  • 205/55 R16
Dry Braking10th+3 M92.97%
Dry Handling9th-0.9 Km/H99.01%
Wet Braking13th+6.3 M87.72%
Wet Handling9th-2.5 Km/H96.86%
Straight Aqua7th-3.4 Km/H95.82%
Snow Braking12th+3.7 M87.79%
Snow Handling8th-1.7 Km/H96%
Noise14th+1.9 dB97.37%
Wear4th-7270 Km90.32%
Value2nd+0.06 Price/100098.52%
Price6th+35 87.27%
Rolling Resistance10th+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
Dry Braking7th+1.5 M96.36%
Dry Handling7th-0.7 Km/H99.23%
Wet Braking6th+4.3 M91.28%
Wet Handling6th-1.6 Km/H97.99%
Straight Aqua14th-6.8 Km/H91.65%
Snow Braking3rd+1 M96.38%
Snow Handling9th-1.8 Km/H95.76%
Noise11th+1 dB98.6%
Wear5th-7275 Km90.31%
Value3rd+0.07 Price/100098.28%
Price6th+35 87.27%
Rolling Resistance6th+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
Dry Braking6th+1.4 M96.59%
Dry Handling3rd-0.5 Km/H99.45%
Wet Braking4th+2.2 M95.34%
Wet Handling2nd-0.4 Km/H99.5%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Snow Braking5th+1.3 M95.34%
Snow Handling5th-1.4 Km/H96.71%
Noise13th+1.3 dB98.18%
Wear13th-30185 Km59.8%
Value11th+1.8 Price/100068.91%
Price3rd+20 92.31%
Rolling Resistance12th+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
Dry Braking13th+3.5 M91.9%
Dry Handling12th-1.7 Km/H98.12%
Wet Braking12th+6.2 M87.89%
Wet Handling10th-3.1 Km/H96.1%
Straight Aqua13th-6.3 Km/H92.26%
Snow Braking2nd+0.6 M97.79%
Snow Handling1st100%
Noise4th+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear7th-12340 Km83.57%
Value5th+0.31 Price/100092.79%
Price4th+30 88.89%
Rolling Resistance7th+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
Dry Braking12th+3.4 M92.11%
Dry Handling14th-2 Km/H97.79%
Wet Braking10th+6 M88.24%
Wet Handling13th-3.4 Km/H95.72%
Straight Aqua11th-6.1 Km/H92.51%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Handling2nd-0.2 Km/H99.53%
Noise2nd+0.1 dB99.86%
Wear10th-17855 Km76.22%
Value12th+1.86 Price/100068.21%
Price11th+95 71.64%
Rolling Resistance7th+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
Dry Braking4th+1.2 M97.07%
Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling5th-1.2 Km/H98.49%
Straight Aqua10th-5.6 Km/H93.12%
Snow Braking13th+4.3 M86.08%
Snow Handling13th-2.4 Km/H94.35%
Noise7th+0.4 dB99.43%
Wear12th-26515 Km64.69%
Value14th+2.6 Price/100060.55%
Price10th+80 75%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
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
Dry Braking9th+2.2 M94.75%
Dry Handling11th-1.6 Km/H98.23%
Wet Braking9th+5.3 M89.46%
Wet Handling10th-3.1 Km/H96.1%
Straight Aqua5th-3 Km/H96.31%
Snow Braking11th+3.3 M88.96%
Snow Handling12th-2.3 Km/H94.59%
Noise4th+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear8th-14915 Km80.14%
Rolling Resistance13th+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
Dry Braking2nd+0.1 M99.75%
Dry Handling13th-1.9 Km/H97.9%
Wet Braking11th+6.1 M88.06%
Wet Handling10th-3.1 Km/H96.1%
Straight Aqua8th-3.5 Km/H95.7%
Snow Braking14th+5.3 M83.39%
Snow Handling14th-2.8 Km/H93.41%
Noise9th+0.5 dB99.29%
Wear9th-14940 Km80.1%
Value7th+0.91 Price/100081.43%
Price8th+55 81.36%
Rolling Resistance2nd+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
Dry Braking14th+4.6 M89.62%
Dry Handling8th-0.8 Km/H99.12%
Wet Braking6th+4.3 M91.28%
Wet Handling8th-2.4 Km/H96.98%
Straight Aqua9th-5.2 Km/H93.61%
Snow Braking4th+1.1 M96.03%
Snow Handling10th-1.9 Km/H95.53%
Wear14th-32090 Km57.26%
Value13th+2.29 Price/100063.54%
Price4th+30 88.89%
Rolling Resistance14th+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
Dry Braking4th+1.2 M97.07%
Dry Handling9th-0.9 Km/H99.01%
Wet Braking14th+8.4 M84.27%
Wet Handling14th-4 Km/H94.97%
Straight Aqua3rd-0.7 Km/H99.14%
Snow Braking10th+2.9 M90.17%
Snow Handling11th-2.2 Km/H94.82%
Noise2nd+0.1 dB99.86%
Wear11th-25060 Km66.63%
Value8th+1.11 Price/100078.24%
Price2nd+15 94.12%
Rolling Resistance10th+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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