2021 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test

Dry BrakingMichelin CrossClimate 2: 37.6 MGiti GitiAllSeason AS1: 43.5 M
Dry HandlingMichelin CrossClimate 2: 91.1 Km/HNexen N Blue 4 Season: 87.2 Km/H
Wet BrakingVredestein Quatrac Pro: 50 MPirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 56 M
Wet HandlingVredestein Quatrac Pro: 77.3 Km/HPirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 70.6 Km/H
Wet CircleVredestein Quatrac Pro: 12.41 sPirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 13.3 s
Straight AquaDunlop Sport All Season: 94.9 Km/HFirestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 85 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.05 m/sec2Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 1.93 m/sec2
Snow BrakingNokian SeasonProof: 25.6 MNexen N Blue 4 Season: 30.4 M
Snow TractionNokian SeasonProof: 3003 NViking FourTech: 2490 N
Snow HandlingNokian SeasonProof: 41.9 Km/HDunlop Sport All Season: 39.6 Km/H
NoisePirelli Cinturato All Season SF2: 71.1 dBDunlop Sport All Season: 73.3 dB
WearKumho Solus 4S HA32: 54524 KMGiti GitiAllSeason AS1: 30674 KM
ValueKumho Solus 4S HA32: 7.34 Price/1000Giti GitiAllSeason AS1: 15.97 Price/1000
PriceNexen N Blue 4 Season: 385 Michelin CrossClimate 2: 635
Rolling ResistanceViking FourTech: 7.13 kg / tFalken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 9.44 kg / t
The 2021 Auto Bild all season tire test has tested sixteen of the best all season tires in the popular 225/50 R17 size.

Auto Bild are the European leaders in tire testing, and go to lengths with their tests no other publication can. Firstly, to select the sixteen all season tires in this test, they placed thirty two sets through a dry and wet braking test with the top sixteen qualifying, ensuring these sixteen are some of the very best on the market.

Secondly, Auto Bild contracted out a very expensive wear test, which consisted of 12,000 km for each set of tires in real world conditions, then extrapolated the data through to 1.6mm. This allows the testers to put the total mileage covered against the purchase price to work out which tire is best value. More on this later in the article.

This Test VS Tire Reviews Test

If you've already seen the 2021 Tire Reviews All Season Tire Test, you will find the results of this test familiar in parts, and surprising in others due to the different ranking of the tires across the two tests. As these differences can be confusing to tire shoppers, I'd like to talk about why these differences exist.

Firstly, the Auto Bild test uses a different scoring weight to Tire Reviews, and they convert results into points and then into a final point based grade. Unlike Tire Reviews, some of the calculations made are not public, so it's difficult to work out the exact reason each tire came where, but they do provide most of the raw data which is very useful.

Secondly, Auto Bild have tested and scored on more categories, including wear and the overall value of the tire which is an important criteria Tire Reviews does not.

Thirdly, the test conditions were different. This test used 225/50 R17 on a heavy RWD BMW 3 Series, and tested the dry and wet performance of the tires in warm summer conditions (22c+). Tire Reviews used 205/55 R16 on a lighter FWD VW Golf and tested the dry and wet performance of the tires at a cool 4c. Tire Reviews also snow tested the traditional way outdoors during winter, whereas Auto Bild used a much smaller indoor snow facility.

Lastly, the grip surfaces were different. Tire Reviews tested on a track with a surface grip similar to a new tarmac road. Auto Bild like to use low grip surfaces to expand the differences between the tires, especially in wet braking which can sometimes be artificially low.

The Differing Results

Now you understand the differences in testing, what are the differences in results?

There are four important changes between the two tests, the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen-3 won this test instead of fifth in Tire Reviews, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 placed seventh here and won the Tire Reviews test, the Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 dropped from second in Tire Reviews to fourteenth in this test, and the Nokian SeasonProof scored well in this test overall.

The Goodyear result is easy to explain. In the Tire Reviews test, the 16" Goodyear struggled in wet braking at both temperatures tested. Had it not, it would have been one of the best tires on test (noted in the article), and in this test it performed as expected. It's difficult to understand why the Goodyear didn't perform well in the Tire Reviews wet braking tests without further testing, but from all the other testing the tire has done, it seems like that was the outlier.

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 was marked down for two reasons in Auto Bild. Firstly, it scored relatively poorly in wear, and when you calculate value based on purchase price it worked out to be one of the worst value tires on test - this is not something Tire Reviews scores on. Secondly, the French tire struggled in the wet in both tests, which might be down to the lower grip surfaces used, or a function of the vehicle and size combination.

The Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2 lost a lot of points in this test due to the worst wet braking and wet handling in this test, compared to the Tire Reviews test where it had reasonable wet performance. This is harder to explain, but could again be a function of the low grip surface of the tracks or the tire size differences.

Finally, the Nokian SeasonProof actually had similar results between the tests, it just seems Auto Bild put a much higher weighting on snow performance than Tire Reviews does. Plus, the high wear and competitive purchase price made this tire the second best in terms of value on test, which is worth a lot of points promoting it in this test.

Conclusion

To conclude, there are differences in tire test results all the time, and I understand that it's frustrating for the customer especially when new tires like the CrossClimate 2 and SF2 have different results between the first big tests they feature in. 

In the incredibly complicated world of tire test, the goal of Tire Reviews has never been to say "our data is right, ignore everyone else", instead it is to give you as many data points as possible to allow you to make your own purchase decision. I still encourage you do that for future purchases.

The positive is there is a lot of synergies between tests too! The Continental AllSeasonContact performed well in both tests, as did the Vredestein product, and the third placed Hankook in this test also performed well in the Tire Reviews test last year.

Dry

As we've become accustomed to in all season tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 led the way in dry braking and dry handling, but this time some of the other all season tires had closed the gap.

Wet

Wet testing highlighted three brands as having good wet performance, Vredestein, Goodyear and Falken took the top three spots in both wet braking and wet handling.

The summer tire had a surprisingly large lead in the straight aquaplaning test. The curved aquaplaning data can be found in the results table below.

Snow

All three snow tests were led by Nokian, who have a strong history with excellent winter products. Michelin have improved on the snow performance of the CrossClimate+, with the CrossClimate 2 scoring well in all three tests, and Firestone and Continental also performed well in the winter conditions.

Environment

The Pirelli Cinturato SF2 had the lowest external noise on test in a group which was only split by 3db.

Of the leading tires overall, Michelin and Pirelli had very low rolling resistances.

Wear

The three charts below cover the calculated total tread life of the tire based on 15,000km on the road, then calculated down to 1.6mm, the purchase price of the tires in euros at the time of publication (this figure can vary between markets and times of year) and then the value of the tire, based on how many euros you pay in wear based every 1000 miles.

Michelin, long known for some of the best wear on test, seem to have dropped some mileage from the new CrossClimate 2, which could only finish mid pack with an estimated tread life of 40,000km. Instead, the Kumho Solus 4S HA32 proved to have the lowest wear of the group, calculated to cover over 54,000km with the Nokian SeasonProof in second at a very reasonable 51,000km.

Perhaps most impressively, given the high grip in nearly all tests, was the Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-3 which promised to cover 50,000km, with it's main rivals from Continental and Hankook only expected to cover 43,000km and 34,000km respectively.

While the wear performance of the top tires on test were impressive, the difference in value was even more apparent, with the high priced Michelin one of the worst value tires on test with the group leading Kumho and Nexen products offering nearly half the price per kilometer travelled.

The Goodyear offered the best best value of the leading tires overall.

Results

1st: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 225/50 R17 98W
  • EU Label: C/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th41.9 M37.6 M+4.3 M89.74%
Dry Handling13th89.4 Km/H91.1 Km/H-1.7 Km/H98.13%
Wet Braking2nd50.7 M50 M+0.7 M98.62%
Wet Handling3rd75.1 Km/H77.3 Km/H-2.2 Km/H97.15%
Wet Circle9th12.98 s12.41 s+0.57 s95.61%
Straight Aqua2nd93.9 Km/H94.9 Km/H-1 Km/H98.95%
Curved Aquaplaning1st3.05 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking4th26.9 M25.6 M+1.3 M95.17%
Snow Traction6th2818 N3003 N-185 N93.84%
Snow Handling5th41.2 Km/H41.9 Km/H-0.7 Km/H98.33%
Noise10th72.3 dB71.1 dB+1.2 dB98.34%
Wear3rd50455 KM54524 KM-4069 KM92.54%
Value8th11 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+3.66 Price/100066.73%
Price14th555 385 +170 69.37%
Rolling Resistance10th8.26 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1.13 kg / t86.32%
Test winner with convincing performance in any weather, dynamic handling, short wet braking distances, very good aquaplaning resistance, very low wear, good value for money.
None mentioned.

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2nd: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: B/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th42.3 M37.6 M+4.7 M88.89%
Dry Handling11th89.6 Km/H91.1 Km/H-1.5 Km/H98.35%
Wet Braking9th53 M50 M+3 M94.34%
Wet Handling8th73.6 Km/H77.3 Km/H-3.7 Km/H95.21%
Wet Circle4th12.81 s12.41 s+0.4 s96.88%
Straight Aqua3rd93.3 Km/H94.9 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.31%
Curved Aquaplaning5th2.68 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.37 m/sec287.87%
Snow Braking2nd26.1 M25.6 M+0.5 M98.08%
Snow Traction12th2666 N3003 N-337 N88.78%
Snow Handling2nd41.3 Km/H41.9 Km/H-0.6 Km/H98.57%
Noise13th72.6 dB71.1 dB+1.5 dB97.93%
Wear7th43549 KM54524 KM-10975 KM79.87%
Value14th14.12 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+6.78 Price/100051.98%
Price15th615 385 +230 62.6%
Rolling Resistance5th7.66 kg / t7.13 kg / t+0.53 kg / t93.08%
Convincing all round performance with good winter qualities, precise steering behavior, best safety reserves at aquaplaning, good ride comfort, low rolling resistance.
High price.

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3rd: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th40.3 M37.6 M+2.7 M93.3%
Dry Handling6th90.2 Km/H91.1 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.01%
Wet Braking5th52.3 M50 M+2.3 M95.6%
Wet Handling4th74.9 Km/H77.3 Km/H-2.4 Km/H96.9%
Wet Circle2nd12.66 s12.41 s+0.25 s98.03%
Straight Aqua5th92.4 Km/H94.9 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.37%
Curved Aquaplaning8th2.54 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.51 m/sec283.28%
Snow Braking11th27.4 M25.6 M+1.8 M93.43%
Snow Traction8th2805 N3003 N-198 N93.41%
Snow Handling9th40.6 Km/H41.9 Km/H-1.3 Km/H96.9%
Noise11th72.5 dB71.1 dB+1.4 dB98.07%
Wear14th34695 KM54524 KM-19829 KM63.63%
Value9th12.83 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+5.49 Price/100057.21%
Price5th445 385 +60 86.52%
Rolling Resistance9th8.24 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1.11 kg / t86.53%
Good all season tires with balanced driving characteristics, stable wet and dry handling, short snow and wet braking, good aquaplaning resistance, well priced.
Limited mileage.

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4th: Vredestein Quatrac Pro

Vredestein Quatrac Pro
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: E/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th42 M37.6 M+4.4 M89.52%
Dry Handling6th90.2 Km/H91.1 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.01%
Wet Braking1st50 M100%
Wet Handling1st77.3 Km/H100%
Wet Circle1st12.41 s100%
Straight Aqua9th90.7 Km/H94.9 Km/H-4.2 Km/H95.57%
Curved Aquaplaning6th2.65 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.4 m/sec286.89%
Snow Braking13th28 M25.6 M+2.4 M91.43%
Snow Traction10th2715 N3003 N-288 N90.41%
Snow Handling7th40.8 Km/H41.9 Km/H-1.1 Km/H97.37%
Noise2nd71.4 dB71.1 dB+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear15th34600 KM54524 KM-19924 KM63.46%
Value12th13.58 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+6.24 Price/100054.05%
Price8th470 385 +85 81.91%
Rolling Resistance15th9.19 kg / t7.13 kg / t+2.06 kg / t77.58%
Wet specialist with dynamic handling and short braking distances on wet roads, good comfort.
Limited mileage, high rolling resistance.

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5th: Nokian SeasonProof

Nokian SeasonProof
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th41.4 M37.6 M+3.8 M90.82%
Dry Handling14th89 Km/H91.1 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.69%
Wet Braking10th53.5 M50 M+3.5 M93.46%
Wet Handling12th72.3 Km/H77.3 Km/H-5 Km/H93.53%
Wet Circle8th12.9 s12.41 s+0.49 s96.2%
Straight Aqua11th90.5 Km/H94.9 Km/H-4.4 Km/H95.36%
Curved Aquaplaning4th2.7 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.35 m/sec288.52%
Snow Braking1st25.6 M100%
Snow Traction1st3003 N100%
Snow Handling1st41.9 Km/H100%
Noise3rd71.5 dB71.1 dB+0.4 dB99.44%
Wear2nd51326 KM54524 KM-3198 KM94.13%
Value3rd9.16 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+1.82 Price/100080.13%
Price8th470 385 +85 81.91%
Rolling Resistance11th8.57 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1.44 kg / t83.2%
Winter specialist with convincing driving characteristics on snow, low wear, good price to performance ratio.
Understeer in the dry and wet.

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5th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210

Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/C/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th42.2 M37.6 M+4.6 M89.1%
Dry Handling2nd90.8 Km/H91.1 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.67%
Wet Braking3rd50.8 M50 M+0.8 M98.43%
Wet Handling2nd75.7 Km/H77.3 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.93%
Wet Circle7th12.89 s12.41 s+0.48 s96.28%
Straight Aqua12th90.4 Km/H94.9 Km/H-4.5 Km/H95.26%
Curved Aquaplaning7th2.62 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.43 m/sec285.9%
Snow Braking5th27 M25.6 M+1.4 M94.81%
Snow Traction5th2832 N3003 N-171 N94.31%
Snow Handling13th40.2 Km/H41.9 Km/H-1.7 Km/H95.94%
Noise13th72.6 dB71.1 dB+1.5 dB97.93%
Wear5th46012 KM54524 KM-8512 KM84.39%
Value4th9.45 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+2.11 Price/100077.67%
Price4th435 385 +50 88.51%
Rolling Resistance16th9.44 kg / t7.13 kg / t+2.31 kg / t75.53%
Good traction and short braking distances in the snow, dynamic wet and dry handling, short wet braking distances, low wear.
Understeering snow handling, high rolling resistance.

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7th: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Michelin CrossClimate 2
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: B/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st37.6 M100%
Dry Handling1st91.1 Km/H100%
Wet Braking11th53.9 M50 M+3.9 M92.76%
Wet Handling12th72.3 Km/H77.3 Km/H-5 Km/H93.53%
Wet Circle11th13.09 s12.41 s+0.68 s94.81%
Straight Aqua4th93.1 Km/H94.9 Km/H-1.8 Km/H98.1%
Curved Aquaplaning9th2.52 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.53 m/sec282.62%
Snow Braking5th27 M25.6 M+1.4 M94.81%
Snow Traction2nd2995 N3003 N-8 N99.73%
Snow Handling2nd41.3 Km/H41.9 Km/H-0.6 Km/H98.57%
Noise8th72 dB71.1 dB+0.9 dB98.75%
Wear9th40407 KM54524 KM-14117 KM74.11%
Value15th15.72 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+8.38 Price/100046.69%
Price16th635 385 +250 60.63%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.17 kg / t7.13 kg / t+0.04 kg / t99.44%
Dry specialist with safe snow qualities, dynamic handling, good aquaplaning resistance, low rolling resistance.
Understeer in the wet, high price level.

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8th: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
  • 225/50 R17 98W
  • EU Label: C/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd38.4 M37.6 M+0.8 M97.92%
Dry Handling5th90.3 Km/H91.1 Km/H-0.8 Km/H99.12%
Wet Braking15th54.7 M50 M+4.7 M91.41%
Wet Handling10th72.7 Km/H77.3 Km/H-4.6 Km/H94.05%
Wet Circle10th13.08 s12.41 s+0.67 s94.88%
Straight Aqua6th91.6 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.3 Km/H96.52%
Curved Aquaplaning11th2.49 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.56 m/sec281.64%
Snow Braking8th27.2 M25.6 M+1.6 M94.12%
Snow Traction4th2867 N3003 N-136 N95.47%
Snow Handling6th41 Km/H41.9 Km/H-0.9 Km/H97.85%
Noise4th71.6 dB71.1 dB+0.5 dB99.3%
Wear12th38316 KM54524 KM-16208 KM70.27%
Value5th10.31 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+2.97 Price/100071.19%
Price2nd395 385 +10 97.47%
Rolling Resistance12th8.6 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1.47 kg / t82.91%
Good cornering and high traction in the snow, short snow braking, low noise, cheap purchase price.
Average in the wet, average mileage.

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9th: Dunlop Sport All Season

Dunlop Sport All Season
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: B/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th41.7 M37.6 M+4.1 M90.17%
Dry Handling4th90.5 Km/H91.1 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.34%
Wet Braking4th51.4 M50 M+1.4 M97.28%
Wet Handling6th74.5 Km/H77.3 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.38%
Wet Circle6th12.87 s12.41 s+0.46 s96.43%
Straight Aqua1st94.9 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning1st3.05 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking14th28.2 M25.6 M+2.6 M90.78%
Snow Traction6th2818 N3003 N-185 N93.84%
Snow Handling16th39.6 Km/H41.9 Km/H-2.3 Km/H94.51%
Noise16th73.3 dB71.1 dB+2.2 dB97%
Wear11th39164 KM54524 KM-15360 KM71.83%
Value10th13.02 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+5.68 Price/100056.37%
Price11th500 385 +115 77%
Rolling Resistance4th7.62 kg / t7.13 kg / t+0.49 kg / t93.57%
New all season tire with good performance and dynamic driving in the dry and wet.
Lots of understeer in the snow, average mileage.

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9th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/A/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th41.4 M37.6 M+3.8 M90.82%
Dry Handling2nd90.8 Km/H91.1 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.67%
Wet Braking7th52.9 M50 M+2.9 M94.52%
Wet Handling5th74.7 Km/H77.3 Km/H-2.6 Km/H96.64%
Wet Circle4th12.81 s12.41 s+0.4 s96.88%
Straight Aqua15th88.6 Km/H94.9 Km/H-6.3 Km/H93.36%
Curved Aquaplaning15th2.2 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.85 m/sec272.13%
Snow Braking12th27.6 M25.6 M+2 M92.75%
Snow Traction9th2783 N3003 N-220 N92.67%
Snow Handling12th40.3 Km/H41.9 Km/H-1.6 Km/H96.18%
Noise9th72.1 dB71.1 dB+1 dB98.61%
Wear13th36578 KM54524 KM-17946 KM67.09%
Value13th13.67 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+6.33 Price/100053.69%
Price12th510 385 +125 75.49%
Rolling Resistance6th7.99 kg / t7.13 kg / t+0.86 kg / t89.24%
Sporty dynamic dry handling, good traction and short braking on ice and snow, stable wet handling.
Understeer snow handling, poor wear.

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11th: Viking FourTech

Viking FourTech
  • 225/50 R17 98W
  • EU Label: E/C/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking15th43.5 M37.6 M+5.9 M86.44%
Dry Handling12th89.5 Km/H91.1 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.24%
Wet Braking6th52.6 M50 M+2.6 M95.06%
Wet Handling11th72.6 Km/H77.3 Km/H-4.7 Km/H93.92%
Wet Circle15th13.29 s12.41 s+0.88 s93.38%
Straight Aqua8th91.3 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.6 Km/H96.21%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd2.99 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.06 m/sec298.03%
Snow Braking3rd26.8 M25.6 M+1.2 M95.52%
Snow Traction16th2490 N3003 N-513 N82.92%
Snow Handling9th40.6 Km/H41.9 Km/H-1.3 Km/H96.9%
Noise11th72.5 dB71.1 dB+1.4 dB98.07%
Wear8th42246 KM54524 KM-12278 KM77.48%
Value7th10.89 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+3.55 Price/100067.4%
Price6th460 385 +75 83.7%
Rolling Resistance1st7.13 kg / t100%
Short snow braking, good aquaplaning safety, short wet braking, low rolling resistance.
Average snow traction, understeer in the wet, long dry braking.

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12th: Kumho Solus 4S HA32

Kumho Solus 4S HA32
  • 225/50 R17 98W
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th41.5 M37.6 M+3.9 M90.6%
Dry Handling8th90 Km/H91.1 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.79%
Wet Braking14th54.4 M50 M+4.4 M91.91%
Wet Handling14th71.3 Km/H77.3 Km/H-6 Km/H92.24%
Wet Circle13th13.11 s12.41 s+0.7 s94.66%
Straight Aqua13th89.8 Km/H94.9 Km/H-5.1 Km/H94.63%
Curved Aquaplaning13th2.36 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.69 m/sec277.38%
Snow Braking7th27.1 M25.6 M+1.5 M94.46%
Snow Traction13th2631 N3003 N-372 N87.61%
Snow Handling11th40.5 Km/H41.9 Km/H-1.4 Km/H96.66%
Noise6th71.9 dB71.1 dB+0.8 dB98.89%
Wear1st54524 KM100%
Value1st7.34 Price/1000100%
Price3rd400 385 +15 96.25%
Rolling Resistance8th8.2 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1.07 kg / t86.95%
Dynamic dry handling, lowest wear in test.
Average wet grip, understeer in the snow.

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13th: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
  • 225/50 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th42.4 M37.6 M+4.8 M88.68%
Dry Handling9th89.9 Km/H91.1 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.68%
Wet Braking13th54.1 M50 M+4.1 M92.42%
Wet Handling9th72.9 Km/H77.3 Km/H-4.4 Km/H94.31%
Wet Circle11th13.09 s12.41 s+0.68 s94.81%
Straight Aqua16th85 Km/H94.9 Km/H-9.9 Km/H89.57%
Curved Aquaplaning16th1.93 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-1.12 m/sec263.28%
Snow Braking8th27.2 M25.6 M+1.6 M94.12%
Snow Traction3rd2916 N3003 N-87 N97.1%
Snow Handling2nd41.3 Km/H41.9 Km/H-0.6 Km/H98.57%
Noise15th73.1 dB71.1 dB+2 dB97.26%
Wear6th44821 KM54524 KM-9703 KM82.2%
Value6th10.37 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+3.03 Price/100070.78%
Price7th465 385 +80 82.8%
Rolling Resistance7th8.13 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1 kg / t87.7%
Good traction and short braking distances in the snow, stable dry and snow handling, low wear.
Very low aquaplaning resistance, average grip in the wet.

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14th: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2

Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
  • 225/50 R17 98W
  • EU Label: B/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd40.2 M37.6 M+2.6 M93.53%
Dry Handling9th89.9 Km/H91.1 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.68%
Wet Braking16th56 M50 M+6 M89.29%
Wet Handling16th70.6 Km/H77.3 Km/H-6.7 Km/H91.33%
Wet Circle16th13.3 s12.41 s+0.89 s93.31%
Straight Aqua7th91.5 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.4 Km/H96.42%
Curved Aquaplaning14th2.28 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.77 m/sec274.75%
Snow Braking15th28.5 M25.6 M+2.9 M89.82%
Snow Traction11th2691 N3003 N-312 N89.61%
Snow Handling7th40.8 Km/H41.9 Km/H-1.1 Km/H97.37%
Noise1st71.1 dB100%
Wear10th40063 KM54524 KM-14461 KM73.48%
Value11th13.1 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+5.76 Price/100056.03%
Price13th525 385 +140 73.33%
Rolling Resistance3rd7.51 kg / t7.13 kg / t+0.38 kg / t94.94%
Dynamic handling and short braking distances in the snow and on dry roads, low rolling resistance.
Long wet braking.

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15th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season

Nexen N Blue 4 Season
  • 225/50 R17 94V
  • EU Label: E/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th42 M37.6 M+4.4 M89.52%
Dry Handling16th87.2 Km/H91.1 Km/H-3.9 Km/H95.72%
Wet Braking12th54 M50 M+4 M92.59%
Wet Handling15th70.9 Km/H77.3 Km/H-6.4 Km/H91.72%
Wet Circle14th13.19 s12.41 s+0.78 s94.09%
Straight Aqua10th90.6 Km/H94.9 Km/H-4.3 Km/H95.47%
Curved Aquaplaning12th2.44 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.61 m/sec280%
Snow Braking16th30.4 M25.6 M+4.8 M84.21%
Snow Traction15th2503 N3003 N-500 N83.35%
Snow Handling15th39.7 Km/H41.9 Km/H-2.2 Km/H94.75%
Noise6th71.9 dB71.1 dB+0.8 dB98.89%
Wear4th46779 KM54524 KM-7745 KM85.8%
Value2nd8.23 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+0.89 Price/100089.19%
Price1st385 100%
Rolling Resistance13th8.79 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1.66 kg / t81.11%
Low wear, short dry braking distances, cheap price.
Average winter performance, high understeer in the wet, high rolling resistance.

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16th: Giti GitiAllSeason AS1

Giti GitiAllSeason AS1
  • 225/50 R17 98W
  • EU Label: C/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking15th43.5 M37.6 M+5.9 M86.44%
Dry Handling15th88.9 Km/H91.1 Km/H-2.2 Km/H97.59%
Wet Braking7th52.9 M50 M+2.9 M94.52%
Wet Handling7th74.2 Km/H77.3 Km/H-3.1 Km/H95.99%
Wet Circle3rd12.77 s12.41 s+0.36 s97.18%
Straight Aqua14th88.7 Km/H94.9 Km/H-6.2 Km/H93.47%
Curved Aquaplaning9th2.52 m/sec23.05 m/sec2-0.53 m/sec282.62%
Snow Braking10th27.3 M25.6 M+1.7 M93.77%
Snow Traction14th2563 N3003 N-440 N85.35%
Snow Handling14th39.9 Km/H41.9 Km/H-2 Km/H95.23%
Noise4th71.6 dB71.1 dB+0.5 dB99.3%
Wear16th30674 KM54524 KM-23850 KM56.26%
Value16th15.97 Price/10007.34 Price/1000+8.63 Price/100045.96%
Price10th490 385 +105 78.57%
Rolling Resistance14th8.81 kg / t7.13 kg / t+1.68 kg / t80.93%
Short snow and wet braking distances, good comfort, low noise.
Weak lateral grip in the dry and on snow, limited mileage, high rolling resistance.

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