2020 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test

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Dry BrakingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 36.2 MVredestein Quatrac Pro: 40 M
Dry HandlingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 101.04 sCooper Discoverer All Season: 103.43 s
Subj. Dry HandlingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 09.5 PointsNexen N Blue 4 Season: 08.5 Points
Wet BrakingBridgestone Weather Control A005: 36.5 MCooper Discoverer All Season: 41.2 M
Wet HandlingBridgestone Weather Control A005: 70.72 sCooper Discoverer All Season: 73.91 s
Subj. Wet HandlingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 09.5 PointsCooper Discoverer All Season: 07.0 Points
Straight AquaContinental AllSeasonContact: 84.28 Km/HNexen N Blue 4 Season: 71.98 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningCooper Discoverer All Season: 2.319 m/sec2Nexen N Blue 4 Season: 1.787 m/sec2
Snow BrakingGiti GitiAllSeason AS1: 23.75 MCooper Discoverer All Season: 26.7 M
Snow TractionGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 21.56 sCooper Discoverer All Season: 28.03 s
Snow HandlingGiti GitiAllSeason AS1: 080.21 sCooper Discoverer All Season: 092.98 s
Subj. Snow HandlingGiti GitiAllSeason AS1: 08.0 PointsVredestein Quatrac Pro: 05.0 Points
Subj. ComfortBridgestone Weather Control A005: 10 PointsMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 09.0 Points
NoiseVredestein Quatrac Pro: 57.3 dBGiti GitiAllSeason AS1: 59.1 dB
Rough NoiseNexen N Blue 4 Season: 66.5 dBMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 68.4 dB
PriceGiti GitiAllSeason AS1: 66.40 Michelin CrossClimate Plus: 96.60
Rolling ResistanceGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.96 kg / tCooper Discoverer All Season: 9.72 kg / t
With the promise of one tire to work in all conditions, all season tires are a rapidly growing market segment.

To find out which of these all season tires is best, and whether they can match a summer and winter tire, the 2020 Tire Reviews all season tire test has tested nine of the best 225/45 R17 all season tires on the market, and included a summer and winter tire as reference.

Each set of tires will be tested for their levels of grip in the dry, wet and snow, have their noise and comfort levels assessed, and their rolling resistance measured, meaning this test should be a complete overview of a tires performance.

Unfortunately we were unable to conduct wear testing for this test, but it's something we will be working on for next years testing. 

The overall score weighting was based on 30% wet, 25% dry, 25% snow, 10% noise and comfort, and 10% rolling resistance. Further details of the breakdown can be found in the video.




The biggest negative quality of any all season tire is usually the dry performance, as a softer compound combined with more blocks and sipes means less grip, and this has proven to be the case again.

The "summer optimised" Michelin CrossClimate+ delivered on its promise and proved to be the best of the all season tires in the dry, both objectively and subjectively, but still stopped the VW Golf 1.2 meters behind the summer tire during dry braking testing.

Another 1.4 meters back was the next best all season tire, totalling 2.6 meters behind the summer tire. 

The summer tire also had a significant lead during dry handling, being the only tire to break the 100 second mark. The rest of the all season tires were extremely close to each other, with just 1.4 seconds separating the group.

Subjectively, the summer tire felt the best during dry handling.


Wet braking is a key safety quality for an all season tire, and three of them proved to be more effective than the summer tire, even at the high test temperatures.

The Bridgestone, Hankook and Goodyear all stopped the car within 0.4 meters of each other, with the next best all season tire 1.4 meters further on.

Wet handling returned the advantage to the summer tire, but the margin was small, with the Bridgestone, Hankook and Goodyear trio staying in the top three places.

While the Michelin couldn't match the grip of the best all season tires, it did feel excellent subjectively.

Continental, Hankook and Cooper all performed well in the deep water aquaplaning testing.


The snow testing really highlighted just how poor a summer tire is in adverse weather, with the summer tire performing dangerously in all three tests.

While none of the all season tires could match the winter tire on snow, the Giti, Continental and Goodyear all performed extremely well during snow braking.

Goodyear, Continental and Giti confirmed their straight grip advantage by also claiming the top three for snow traction.

Pleasingly, the snow handling test kept the Giti, Goodyear and Continental in the top three, but the winter tire could really show its design advantage, offering much more grip when cornering and beating the all season tires by a significant margin.


The subjective comfort of all the tires on test was extremely close, with only Bridgestone having a small advantage over the group.

All the all season tires proved to have higher comfort levels than the summer tire, which is well regarded as a comfortable summer tire.

Noise testing was conducted on two surfaces, at different speeds, with the dB curves averaged out.


The new Goodyear narrowly beat the Bridgestone for the lowest rolling resistance of the all season tires, however if rolling resistance is your priority, the summer tire  has a significant advantage.

The premium summer tire was cheaper than the cheapest all season tire, with the Michelin proving to be the most expensive.


View Results as a single table and adjust the score weighting

1st: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • Production: 5019
Dry Braking6th+3 M92.35%
Dry Handling3rd+0.18 s99.82%
Subj. Dry Handling3rd-0.5 Points94.74%
Wet Braking3rd+0.4 M98.92%
Wet Handling2nd+0.11 s99.84%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd-0.3 Points96.84%
Straight Aqua5th-5.25 Km/H93.77%
Curved Aquaplaning5th-0.33 m/sec285.73%
Snow Braking3rd+0.12 M99.5%
Snow Traction1st100%
Snow Handling2nd+1.14 s98.6%
Subj. Snow Handling3rd-1 Points87.5%
Subj. Comfort4th-0.5 Points95%
Rough Noise4th+0.5 dB99.25%
Noise3rd+0.3 dB99.48%
Price7th+20.6 76.32%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
Good in the dry, excellent in the wet, excellent in snow, lowest rolling resistance on test and good levels of comfort.
Average dry braking.
The new Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-3 earns a win in its first test, proving to have the most rounded ability of all the all season tires included.

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2nd: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • Production: 5219
Dry Braking3rd+1.7 M95.51%
Dry Handling5th+0.32 s99.68%
Subj. Dry Handling4th-0.7 Points92.63%
Wet Braking2nd+0.3 M99.18%
Wet Handling3rd+0.36 s99.49%
Subj. Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua2nd-1.37 Km/H98.37%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd-0.17 m/sec292.54%
Snow Braking4th+0.98 M96.04%
Snow Traction6th+2.61 s89.2%
Snow Handling4th+1.71 s97.91%
Subj. Snow Handling3rd-1 Points87.5%
Subj. Comfort2nd-0.2 Points98%
Rough Noise5th+0.6 dB99.11%
Noise5th+1.1 dB98.12%
Price6th+18.94 77.81%
Rolling Resistance5th+0.61 kg / t92.88%
An extremely balanced all season tire which works well in almost every category on test.
Average snow traction.
The Kinergy 4S2 is a hugely impressive tire with no real weakness.

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3rd: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 225/45 R17 94V
  • Production: 4919
Dry Braking5th+2.9 M92.58%
Dry Handling6th+0.55 s99.46%
Subj. Dry Handling4th-0.7 Points92.63%
Wet Braking4th+1.8 M95.3%
Wet Handling4th+0.9 s98.74%
Subj. Wet Handling6th-0.5 Points94.74%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd-0.26 m/sec288.75%
Snow Braking2nd+0.09 M99.62%
Snow Traction2nd+0.39 s98.22%
Snow Handling3rd+1.22 s98.5%
Subj. Snow Handling2nd-0.5 Points93.75%
Subj. Comfort8th-0.8 Points92%
Rough Noise8th+1.4 dB97.94%
Noise5th+1.1 dB98.12%
Price8th+26.2 71.71%
Rolling Resistance3rd+0.52 kg / t93.87%
High levels of grip in the wet and on snow, very high aquaplaning resistance, low rolling resistance.
Average grip in the dry, increased noise levels.
The AllSeasonContact is a very well balanced all season tire, and works well in all conditions.

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4th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005

Bridgestone Weather Control A005
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • Production: 4719
Dry Braking2nd+1.4 M96.28%
Dry Handling4th+0.31 s99.69%
Subj. Dry Handling4th-0.7 Points92.63%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling1st100%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd-0.3 Points96.84%
Straight Aqua7th-10.29 Km/H87.79%
Curved Aquaplaning6th-0.36 m/sec284.56%
Snow Braking7th+2 M92.23%
Snow Traction7th+3.42 s86.31%
Snow Handling8th+8.3 s90.62%
Subj. Snow Handling8th-3 Points62.5%
Subj. Comfort1st100%
Rough Noise2nd+0.4 dB99.4%
Noise3rd+0.3 dB99.48%
Price5th+16.88 79.73%
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.05 kg / t99.38%
Good in the dry, best on test in the wet, very low rolling resistance, highest levels of comfort, low noise.
Low grip in the snow for an all season tire, average aquaplaning resistance.
The WeatherControl A005 excels in the dry and wet, and has the highest levels of comfort. It is the all season tire to pick if you live in a climate which sees very little snow.

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5th: Michelin CrossClimate+

Michelin CrossClimate Plus
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • Production: 4919
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling1st100%
Subj. Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking6th+2.3 M94.07%
Wet Handling6th+1.4 s98.06%
Subj. Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua6th-8.62 Km/H89.77%
Curved Aquaplaning8th-0.52 m/sec277.49%
Snow Braking6th+1.4 M94.43%
Snow Traction5th+1.18 s94.81%
Snow Handling5th+3.01 s96.38%
Subj. Snow Handling5th-1.2 Points85%
Subj. Comfort9th-1 Points90%
Rough Noise9th+1.9 dB97.22%
Noise7th+1.6 dB97.28%
Price9th+30.2 68.74%
Rolling Resistance6th+0.81 kg / t90.76%
Best on test in the dry with good handling and short dry braking.
Average wet braking, most expensive tire on test, higher levels of noise.
The CrossClimate+ excels in the dry and is fine in the snow, but couldn't match the latest generation of all season tires in the wet. The CrossClimate 2 will be coming to market in 2021.

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6th: Giti GitiAllSeason AS1

Giti GitiAllSeason AS1
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • Production: 0120
Dry Braking8th+3.8 M90.5%
Dry Handling7th+1.16 s98.86%
Subj. Dry Handling8th-1 Points89.47%
Wet Braking8th+3.9 M90.35%
Wet Handling8th+2.22 s96.96%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd-0.3 Points96.84%
Straight Aqua4th-4.6 Km/H94.54%
Curved Aquaplaning4th-0.31 m/sec286.55%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Traction3rd+0.92 s95.91%
Snow Handling1st100%
Subj. Snow Handling1st100%
Subj. Comfort4th-0.5 Points95%
Rough Noise7th+1.2 dB98.23%
Noise8th+1.8 dB96.95%
Rolling Resistance4th+0.58 kg / t93.21%
Best in snow, low rolling resistance, good aquaplaning resistance, well priced.
Low grip in the wet, long dry braking, high noise levels.
The GitiAllSeason is the most winter like all season tire in the test and wins the snow testing, however struggles in the dry and wet.

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7th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season

Nexen N Blue 4 Season
  • 225/45 R17 94V
  • Production: 5119
Dry Braking7th+3.1 M92.11%
Dry Handling8th+1.68 s98.36%
Subj. Dry Handling8th-1 Points89.47%
Wet Braking7th+3 M92.41%
Wet Handling7th+1.88 s97.41%
Subj. Wet Handling6th-0.5 Points94.74%
Straight Aqua9th-12.3 Km/H85.41%
Curved Aquaplaning9th-0.53 m/sec277.06%
Snow Braking5th+1.16 M95.34%
Snow Traction4th+1.06 s95.31%
Snow Handling6th+3.66 s95.64%
Subj. Snow Handling6th-2 Points75%
Subj. Comfort2nd-0.2 Points98%
Rough Noise1st100%
Noise2nd+0.2 dB99.65%
Rolling Resistance8th+1.36 kg / t85.41%
Good snow traction, very low levels of noise, good levels of comfort, well priced.
Low grip in the dry and wet, low aquaplaning resistance, high rolling resistance.
The N'Blue 4Season is a quiet and comfortable tire, but lacks the grip of the best all season tires on test.

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8th: Vredestein Quatrac Pro

Vredestein Quatrac Pro
  • 225/45 R17 94Y
  • Production: 3919
Dry Braking8th+3.8 M90.5%
Dry Handling1st100%
Subj. Dry Handling2nd-0.3 Points96.84%
Wet Braking5th+2.1 M94.56%
Wet Handling5th+1.03 s98.56%
Subj. Wet Handling8th-1 Points89.47%
Straight Aqua8th-11.37 Km/H86.51%
Curved Aquaplaning7th-0.5 m/sec278.31%
Snow Braking8th+2.89 M89.15%
Snow Traction8th+5.49 s79.7%
Snow Handling7th+5.94 s93.11%
Subj. Snow Handling8th-3 Points62.5%
Subj. Comfort4th-0.5 Points95%
Rough Noise6th+0.7 dB98.96%
Price4th+12.2 84.48%
Rolling Resistance7th+1.3 kg / t85.96%
Excellent dry handling for an all season tire, low noise averages, well priced.
Long dry braking, low aquaplaning resistance, low levels of grip in the snow, high rolling resistance.
The Quatrac Pro is the only asymmetric pattern all season tire in the test, and that seems to have hindered it in all key all season tests.

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9th: Cooper Discoverer All Season

Cooper Discoverer All Season
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • Production: 2819
Dry Braking4th+2.3 M94.03%
Dry Handling9th+2.39 s97.69%
Subj. Dry Handling4th-0.7 Points92.63%
Wet Braking9th+4.7 M88.59%
Wet Handling9th+3.19 s95.68%
Subj. Wet Handling9th-2.5 Points73.68%
Straight Aqua3rd-2.32 Km/H97.25%
Curved Aquaplaning1st100%
Snow Braking9th+2.95 M88.95%
Snow Traction9th+6.47 s76.92%
Snow Handling9th+12.77 s86.27%
Subj. Snow Handling6th-2 Points75%
Subj. Comfort4th-0.5 Points95%
Rough Noise2nd+0.4 dB99.4%
Noise8th+1.8 dB96.95%
Price3rd+1.5 97.79%
Rolling Resistance9th+1.76 kg / t81.89%
Well priced, good aquaplaning resistance, good in dry braking.
High rolling resistance, low grip in the wet, low grip in snow.
The Discoverer All Season is a well priced all season tire, however it lacks grip in all conditions compared to the best on test.

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