2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tire Test

The 2020 Auto Bild crossover SUV all season tire test has tested 11 of the best all season tires in the rather small 215/60 R16 tire size, using a VW T-Roc. 

Auto Bild have also included a reference summer and winter tire, so we can see the difference performances between the three tire types, but sadly haven't shared which tires were used as the reference tires.

The top five tires on test from Hankook, Vredestein, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin all achieve the Auto Bild "vorbildlich" (exemplary) award, with Hankook and Vredestein finishing joint first.

Read on below for the key data from the test, and make sure you visit AutoBild.de for the full results.

 

Dry

In the dry braking testing, the summer tire had a clear advantage, with the dry-optimised Michelin CrossClimate+ leading the way for the all season tires.

Dry handling was led by the new Vredestein Quatrac, which posted a faster laptime than even the summer tire!

Wet

Hankook led the wet braking test, with the Kinergy 4S2 beating the often winning Bridgestone A005 EVO.

Hankook continued its excellent wet performance during the wet handling lap, finishing joint first with Vredestein.

While the Kumho didn't perform that well in the shallow water testing, it had a big advantage during straight aquaplaning testing.

Snow

The winter tire had a small braking advantage during snow braking testing.

Six of the all season tires had a higher pulling force in the snow traction test.

The winter tire reclaimed its top spot in the snow handling testing, while the Continental had a clear grip advantage over the rest of the all season tires.

Environment

As usual, the Bridgestone proved to have the lowest rolling resistance on test, with the summer tire performing unusually poorly.

The Nankang was the only all season tire to measure a lower external dB rating than the summer tire.

While the Nankang was the cheapest tire on test, the Hankook offered an excellent blend of price / performance.

Results

1st: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+1.8 M95.67%
Dry Handling4th-0.8 Km/H99.22%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua4th-4.7 Km/H94.38%
Snow Braking4th+0.7 M97.06%
Snow Traction6th-65 N98.12%
Snow Handling4th-1.3 Km/H97.1%
Noise5th+0.4 dB99.41%
Price5th+90 77.22%
Rolling Resistance6th+0.57 kg / t92.32%
The 4S2 has an all round ability with excellent driving characteristics in all weather conditions, dynamic handling, good steering, short snow and wet braking distances, low price.

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1st: Vredestein Quatrac

Vredestein Quatrac
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+0.4 M99%
Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking7th+5.6 M90.26%
Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua6th-6.1 Km/H92.71%
Snow Braking6th+0.9 M96.25%
Snow Traction7th-97 N97.2%
Snow Handling4th-1.3 Km/H97.1%
Noise6th+0.7 dB98.97%
Price6th+150 67.03%
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.07 kg / t98.99%
Exemplary all season tire with impressive qualities on snow and ice, high aquaplaning resistance, precise wet and dry handling, short dry braking, low rolling resistance.

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3rd: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/A/71
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+1.4 M96.6%
Dry Handling3rd-0.6 Km/H99.41%
Wet Braking2nd+0.2 M99.62%
Wet Handling3rd-0.2 Km/H99.68%
Straight Aqua8th-9 Km/H89.25%
Snow Braking10th+1.6 M93.52%
Snow Traction10th-167 N95.17%
Snow Handling10th-2.4 Km/H94.65%
Noise8th+1.7 dB97.53%
Price7th+185 62.24%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
Balanced all rounder with best driving characteristics in the dry and wet, good winter qualities, dynamic handling in the wet and dry, short wet braking, low rolling resistance.

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3rd: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking5th+2.5 M94.09%
Dry Handling2nd-0.2 Km/H99.8%
Wet Braking4th+3 M94.54%
Wet Handling4th-0.5 Km/H99.21%
Straight Aqua3rd-4.5 Km/H94.62%
Snow Braking8th+1.2 M95.06%
Snow Traction1st100%
Snow Handling2nd-0.8 Km/H98.22%
Noise6th+0.7 dB98.97%
Price11th+270 53.04%
Rolling Resistance7th+0.79 kg / t89.66%
New all season tire with the best snow qualities, high aquaplaning resistance, stable wet and dry handling with good steering feel.
Increased price.

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5th: Michelin CrossClimate+

Michelin CrossClimate Plus
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: B/B/69
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling4th-0.8 Km/H99.22%
Wet Braking3rd+2.3 M95.76%
Wet Handling7th-1.9 Km/H97%
Straight Aqua7th-7.5 Km/H91.04%
Snow Braking9th+1.4 M94.29%
Snow Traction2nd-10 N99.71%
Snow Handling8th-1.5 Km/H96.66%
Noise3rd+0.3 dB99.55%
Price10th+245 55.45%
Rolling Resistance5th+0.51 kg / t93.07%
Proven all season pattern with balance high performances, good snow traction, stable handling with good steering precision, short wet braking.
Minor weakness in curved aquaplaning.

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6th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210

Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/B/70
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+2.6 M93.87%
Dry Handling6th-0.9 Km/H99.12%
Wet Braking6th+4.5 M92.02%
Wet Handling6th-1.3 Km/H97.95%
Straight Aqua2nd-4.2 Km/H94.98%
Snow Braking7th+1 M95.85%
Snow Traction8th-113 N96.73%
Snow Handling7th-1.4 Km/H96.88%
Noise11th+2.3 dB96.68%
Price4th+70 81.33%
Rolling Resistance10th+1.58 kg / t81.26%
All round talent with good driving characteristics in all weather conditions, harmonious steering, short snow braking distances, low price.
Average comfort, increased rolling resistance.

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7th: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: B/B/72
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking9th+4.3 M90.25%
Dry Handling8th-1.6 Km/H98.44%
Wet Braking5th+4.2 M92.51%
Wet Handling5th-0.7 Km/H98.89%
Straight Aqua9th-9.4 Km/H88.77%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Traction3rd-15 N99.57%
Snow Handling1st100%
Noise3rd+0.3 dB99.55%
Price9th+230 57.01%
Rolling Resistance3rd+0.26 kg / t96.34%
Winter specialist with dynamic and sporty handling on snow and in the wet, low rolling resistance.
Long braking distances in the dry, high price.

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8th: Nokian SeasonProof

Nokian SeasonProof
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking8th+3.1 M92.77%
Dry Handling10th-2 Km/H98.04%
Wet Braking10th+12.6 M80.47%
Wet Handling11th-4 Km/H93.68%
Straight Aqua5th-5.4 Km/H93.55%
Snow Braking2nd+0.4 M98.3%
Snow Traction4th-40 N98.84%
Snow Handling3rd-1.2 Km/H97.33%
Noise2nd+0.1 dB99.85%
Price8th+200 60.4%
Rolling Resistance4th+0.44 kg / t93.96%
Best snow qualities, good aquaplaning properties, low rolling resistance, good comfort levels.
Long dry and wet braking distances, understeer handling balance.

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9th: Kumho Solus 4S HA31 SUV

Kumho Solus 4S HA31 SUV
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking7th+2.8 M93.43%
Dry Handling7th-1.3 Km/H98.73%
Wet Braking8th+6.3 M89.18%
Wet Handling8th-2.7 Km/H95.73%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Snow Braking11th+2.6 M89.88%
Snow Traction11th-197 N94.31%
Snow Handling11th-3.6 Km/H91.98%
Noise10th+2.1 dB96.96%
Price2nd+20 93.85%
Rolling Resistance9th+1.51 kg / t81.94%
Good aquaplaning resistance, stable dry handling.
Average snow performance, understeer in the wet, high rolling resistance.

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10th: Toyo Celsius

Toyo Celsius
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: E/C/70
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking11th+4.7 M89.44%
Dry Handling9th-1.9 Km/H98.14%
Wet Braking9th+8.7 M85.64%
Wet Handling10th-3.6 Km/H94.31%
Straight Aqua10th-14.4 Km/H82.8%
Snow Braking3rd+0.6 M97.47%
Snow Traction9th-166 N95.2%
Snow Handling9th-2.3 Km/H94.88%
Noise8th+1.7 dB97.53%
Price3rd+35 89.71%
Rolling Resistance11th+2.44 kg / t73.74%
Short snow braking distances, stable dry handling, low price.
Average aquaplaning resistance, long wet and dry braking, understeer in the wet.

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11th: Nankang Cross Seasons AW6

Nankang Cross Seasons AW6
  • 215/60 R16 99V
  • EU Label: C/C/72
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking10th+4.6 M89.64%
Dry Handling11th-2.5 Km/H97.56%
Wet Braking11th+16.8 M75.55%
Wet Handling9th-3 Km/H95.26%
Straight Aqua11th-15.5 Km/H81.48%
Snow Braking4th+0.7 M97.06%
Snow Traction5th-45 N98.7%
Snow Handling4th-1.3 Km/H97.1%
Noise1st100%
Price1st100%
Rolling Resistance8th+0.82 kg / t89.31%
Very good winter properties, well priced.
Limited grip in the wet, slow steering, understeer in the wet and dry, dangerously long wet braking distances.

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