The 2022 Auto Bild SUV all season tire test has tested eleven popular all season tires in 225/50 R18 tire size and included a summer and winter tire as comparison references! 225/50 R18 is a small sidewalled tire for an SUV, this is aimed at the more compact crossover SUV all season tire market, with Auto Bild using a BMW X2 for the testing.
There will be no surprise at the winners of the test, with the products from Michelin, Hankook, Continental and Goodyear all performing well across the important dry, wet and snow tests.
The included reference summer and winter tires made for some interesting data, especially when the winter tire didn't perform best in all the snow tests, and some of the all season tires ahead of the summer tire in the wet! Read on for all the stats.
Dry
Naturally the summer tire led the way in dry braking, with the Michelin CrossClimate SUV and Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 close behind.
Bridgestone managed to jump up the order for dry handling proving to be the fastest tire, and almost matching the summer tire around the lap! Goodyear was best of the rest, which is always a surprise given its lack of ability in dry braking, but it seems to be a trend consistent across many tests.
The winter tire managed to be better than the worst all season tire, which was the Toyo Celsius AS2.
Wet
The summer tire was also the best in wet braking with the Michelin again performing well. The Goodride All Season Elite Z401 had dangerously long wet braking, stopping the BMW nearly 20 meters after the summer tire!
The top four tires were very close around the wet handling lap, with the winter tire making a surprise midpack appearance!
The Michelin proved to be the best in the deeper water of the straight aquaplaning test.
Snow
The winter tire had an impressive advantage during snow braking.
But the winter tire couldn't match the best, or even second best all season tire during snow traction testing.
The winter won back its lead during snow handling, but the Continental AllSeasonContact had a very fast lap to almost match its average speed.
Environment
The Maxxis was significantly noisier than the other tires on test at 80 km/h. The winter tire did prove to be even noisier than all the all season tires on test, however this isn't a normal trend, winter tires can be just as quiet as all season tires, especially internally.
The Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 EVO had the lowest rolling resistance, with Maxxis and Falken costing you the most at the pumps.
The trend of getting what you pay for in terms of price vs overall results tracks almost perfectly, apart from the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 X coming in at a very reasonable price for its performance level, and the Bridgestone comparatively overpriced.
Results


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  1st  35.6 M    100%  Dry Handling  4th  109.6 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  1.1 Km/H  99.01%  Wet Braking  1st  43.4 M    100%  Wet Handling  6th  83.2 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  1.1 Km/H  98.7%  Wet Circle  6th  16.15 s  15.8 s  +0.35 s  97.83%  Straight Aqua  1st  85.1 Km/H    100%  Curved Aquaplaning  4th  3.49 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.2 m/sec2  94.58%  Snow Braking  8th  26.9 M  25.1 M  +1.8 M  93.31%  Snow Traction  7th  2507 N  2678 N  171 N  93.61%  Snow Handling  3rd  56.3 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  0.9 Km/H  98.43%  Snow Slalom  5th  4.09 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.15 m/sec2  96.46%  Noise  1st  71.9 dB    100%  Price  11th  800  290  +510  36.25%  Rolling Resistance  5th  7.97 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.71 kg / t  91.09%  Exemplary allseason tire with impressive ride qualities in all weather conditions, good aquaplaning safety, short wet and dry braking distances. High price. Exemplary. Read Reviews Buy from £183.99 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  5th  37.6 M  35.6 M  +2 M  94.68%  Dry Handling  4th  109.6 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  1.1 Km/H  99.01%  Wet Braking  4th  44.4 M  43.4 M  +1 M  97.75%  Wet Handling  5th  83.6 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  0.7 Km/H  99.17%  Wet Circle  5th  16.02 s  15.8 s  +0.22 s  98.63%  Straight Aqua  3rd  82.5 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  2.6 Km/H  96.94%  Curved Aquaplaning  2nd  3.65 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.04 m/sec2  98.92%  Snow Braking  1st  25.1 M    100%  Snow Traction  2nd  2663 N  2678 N  15 N  99.44%  Snow Handling  4th  55.6 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  1.6 Km/H  97.2%  Snow Slalom  3rd  4.15 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.09 m/sec2  97.88%  Noise  7th  72.5 dB  71.9 dB  +0.6 dB  99.17%  Price  5th  615  290  +325  47.15%  Rolling Resistance  7th  8.02 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.76 kg / t  90.52%  Allround talent with balanced performance, strong winter performance, stable handling in all weathers, short braking distances, low price. Moderate ride comfort. Exemplary. Read Reviews Buy from £145.69 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  8th  38.7 M  35.6 M  +3.1 M  91.99%  Dry Handling  8th  108.8 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  1.9 Km/H  98.28%  Wet Braking  3rd  43.9 M  43.4 M  +0.5 M  98.86%  Wet Handling  2nd  84.2 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  0.1 Km/H  99.88%  Wet Circle  1st  15.8 s    100%  Straight Aqua  4th  82 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  3.1 Km/H  96.36%  Curved Aquaplaning  1st  3.69 m/sec2    100%  Snow Braking  3rd  25.3 M  25.1 M  +0.2 M  99.21%  Snow Traction  3rd  2599 N  2678 N  79 N  97.05%  Snow Handling  1st  57.2 Km/H    100%  Snow Slalom  1st  4.24 m/sec2    100%  Noise  3rd  72 dB  71.9 dB  +0.1 dB  99.86%  Price  8th  700  290  +410  41.43%  Rolling Resistance  4th  7.65 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.39 kg / t  94.9%  Balanced premium tire with the best winter qualities, dynamic wet handling, good safety reserves for aquaplaning, low rolling resistance.
Slightly understeering dry handling. Good. Read Reviews 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  10th  39.5 M  35.6 M  +3.9 M  90.13%  Dry Handling  2nd  110 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  0.7 Km/H  99.37%  Wet Braking  7th  45.4 M  43.4 M  +2 M  95.59%  Wet Handling  1st  84.3 Km/H    100%  Wet Circle  4th  15.96 s  15.8 s  +0.16 s  99%  Straight Aqua  8th  79.9 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  5.2 Km/H  93.89%  Curved Aquaplaning  3rd  3.52 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.17 m/sec2  95.39%  Snow Braking  1st  25.1 M    100%  Snow Traction  1st  2678 N    100%  Snow Handling  2nd  56.4 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  0.8 Km/H  98.6%  Snow Slalom  4th  4.13 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.11 m/sec2  97.41%  Noise  7th  72.5 dB  71.9 dB  +0.6 dB  99.17%  Price  9th  715  290  +425  40.56%  Rolling Resistance  9th  8.06 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.8 kg / t  90.07%  A proven allseason tire with balanced high performance potential, stable handling, precise steering behavior, quiet passing noise, good comfort. Slightly longer dry braking distances. Good. Read Reviews Buy from £173.64 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  3rd  36.8 M  35.6 M  +1.2 M  96.74%  Dry Handling  3rd  109.9 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  0.8 Km/H  99.28%  Wet Braking  8th  46.2 M  43.4 M  +2.8 M  93.94%  Wet Handling  9th  82.2 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  2.1 Km/H  97.51%  Wet Circle  8th  16.3 s  15.8 s  +0.5 s  96.93%  Straight Aqua  2nd  82.8 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  2.3 Km/H  97.3%  Curved Aquaplaning  7th  3.34 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.35 m/sec2  90.51%  Snow Braking  3rd  25.3 M  25.1 M  +0.2 M  99.21%  Snow Traction  4th  2595 N  2678 N  83 N  96.9%  Snow Handling  5th  55.5 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  1.7 Km/H  97.03%  Snow Slalom  2nd  4.18 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.06 m/sec2  98.58%  Noise  1st  71.9 dB    100%  Price  7th  695  290  +405  41.73%  Rolling Resistance  6th  8 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.74 kg / t  90.75%  An allrounder with convincing driving characteristics on snowy and dry roads, very good snow traction, dynamic dry handling.
Average lateral grip on wet roads. Good. Read Reviews Buy from £165.99 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  9th  39 M  35.6 M  +3.4 M  91.28%  Dry Handling  6th  109.3 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  1.4 Km/H  98.74%  Wet Braking  2nd  43.8 M  43.4 M  +0.4 M  99.09%  Wet Handling  4th  84 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  0.3 Km/H  99.64%  Wet Circle  3rd  15.88 s  15.8 s  +0.08 s  99.5%  Straight Aqua  10th  77.7 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  7.4 Km/H  91.3%  Curved Aquaplaning  10th  3.06 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.63 m/sec2  82.93%  Snow Braking  5th  25.7 M  25.1 M  +0.6 M  97.67%  Snow Traction  6th  2557 N  2678 N  121 N  95.48%  Snow Handling  7th  54.1 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  3.1 Km/H  94.58%  Snow Slalom  6th  3.95 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.29 m/sec2  93.16%  Noise  4th  72.1 dB  71.9 dB  +0.2 dB  99.72%  Price  6th  650  290  +360  44.62%  Rolling Resistance  8th  8.04 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.78 kg / t  90.3%  Allseason tires with good snow qualities, stable handling and short braking distances on wet surfaces, low rolling noise. Limited aquaplaning resistance. Good. Read Reviews 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  7th  38.5 M  35.6 M  +2.9 M  92.47%  Dry Handling  9th  108.6 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  2.1 Km/H  98.1%  Wet Braking  6th  44.9 M  43.4 M  +1.5 M  96.66%  Wet Handling  3rd  84.1 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  0.2 Km/H  99.76%  Wet Circle  2nd  15.84 s  15.8 s  +0.04 s  99.75%  Straight Aqua  7th  81 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  4.1 Km/H  95.18%  Curved Aquaplaning  6th  3.36 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.33 m/sec2  91.06%  Snow Braking  7th  26.8 M  25.1 M  +1.7 M  93.66%  Snow Traction  8th  2443 N  2678 N  235 N  91.22%  Snow Handling  7th  54.1 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  3.1 Km/H  94.58%  Snow Slalom  10th  3.68 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.56 m/sec2  86.79%  Noise  7th  72.5 dB  71.9 dB  +0.6 dB  99.17%  Price  4th  600  290  +310  48.33%  Rolling Resistance  11th  8.49 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +1.23 kg / t  85.51%  Dynamic handling with precise cornering and short braking distances in the wet, good aquaplaning qualities, low price. Understeer behavior on snowy and dry roads. Good. Read Reviews Buy from £157.45 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  4th  37.1 M  35.6 M  +1.5 M  95.96%  Dry Handling  1st  110.7 Km/H    100%  Wet Braking  5th  44.5 M  43.4 M  +1.1 M  97.53%  Wet Handling  8th  82.4 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  1.9 Km/H  97.75%  Wet Circle  8th  16.3 s  15.8 s  +0.5 s  96.93%  Straight Aqua  9th  79.8 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  5.3 Km/H  93.77%  Curved Aquaplaning  8th  3.29 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.4 m/sec2  89.16%  Snow Braking  5th  25.7 M  25.1 M  +0.6 M  97.67%  Snow Traction  8th  2443 N  2678 N  235 N  91.22%  Snow Handling  9th  53.5 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  3.7 Km/H  93.53%  Snow Slalom  8th  3.75 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.49 m/sec2  88.44%  Noise  5th  72.3 dB  71.9 dB  +0.4 dB  99.45%  Price  10th  725  290  +435  40%  Rolling Resistance  1st  7.26 kg / t    100%  Dry specialist with precise handling and short dry braking distances, low rolling resistance. Moderate steering precision and understeer on snow and wet roads. Adequate. Read Reviews Buy from £182.88 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  6th  37.7 M  35.6 M  +2.1 M  94.43%  Dry Handling  11th  107.4 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  3.3 Km/H  97.02%  Wet Braking  9th  48.1 M  43.4 M  +4.7 M  90.23%  Wet Handling  10th  80.7 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  3.6 Km/H  95.73%  Wet Circle  10th  16.4 s  15.8 s  +0.6 s  96.34%  Straight Aqua  6th  81.1 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  4 Km/H  95.3%  Curved Aquaplaning  5th  3.48 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.21 m/sec2  94.31%  Snow Braking  8th  26.9 M  25.1 M  +1.8 M  93.31%  Snow Traction  10th  2281 N  2678 N  397 N  85.18%  Snow Handling  6th  55.3 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  1.9 Km/H  96.68%  Snow Slalom  7th  3.87 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.37 m/sec2  91.27%  Noise  6th  72.4 dB  71.9 dB  +0.5 dB  99.31%  Price  3rd  590  290  +300  49.15%  Rolling Resistance  2nd  7.33 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.07 kg / t  99.05%  Good snow and aquaplaning qualities, pleasantly quiet comfort, fuelsaving rolling resistance. Average grip in the wet, with understeer in the wet and dry. Adequate. Read Reviews 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  2nd  36.7 M  35.6 M  +1.1 M  97%  Dry Handling  7th  109.1 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  1.6 Km/H  98.55%  Wet Braking  10th  49.1 M  43.4 M  +5.7 M  88.39%  Wet Handling  7th  82.7 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  1.6 Km/H  98.1%  Wet Circle  7th  16.19 s  15.8 s  +0.39 s  97.59%  Straight Aqua  5th  81.2 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  3.9 Km/H  95.42%  Curved Aquaplaning  9th  3.23 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  0.46 m/sec2  87.53%  Snow Braking  11th  33 M  25.1 M  +7.9 M  76.06%  Snow Traction  11th  1984 N  2678 N  694 N  74.09%  Snow Handling  11th  50.8 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  6.4 Km/H  88.81%  Snow Slalom  11th  3.36 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.88 m/sec2  79.25%  Noise  11th  74.3 dB  71.9 dB  +2.4 dB  96.77%  Price  2nd  540  290  +250  53.7%  Rolling Resistance  10th  8.37 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +1.11 kg / t  86.74%  Short dry braking distances, low price. Bad winter performance, clearly limited grip and understeering handling on ice and snow, longer wet braking distances. Not recommended. Read Reviews 


Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  11th  40.9 M  35.6 M  +5.3 M  87.04%  Dry Handling  10th  107.5 Km/H  110.7 Km/H  3.2 Km/H  97.11%  Wet Braking  11th  59.5 M  43.4 M  +16.1 M  72.94%  Wet Handling  11th  77.5 Km/H  84.3 Km/H  6.8 Km/H  91.93%  Wet Circle  11th  17.38 s  15.8 s  +1.58 s  90.91%  Straight Aqua  11th  75.1 Km/H  85.1 Km/H  10 Km/H  88.25%  Curved Aquaplaning  11th  2.48 m/sec2  3.69 m/sec2  1.21 m/sec2  67.21%  Snow Braking  10th  27.4 M  25.1 M  +2.3 M  91.61%  Snow Traction  5th  2585 N  2678 N  93 N  96.53%  Snow Handling  10th  53.3 Km/H  57.2 Km/H  3.9 Km/H  93.18%  Snow Slalom  9th  3.73 m/sec2  4.24 m/sec2  0.51 m/sec2  87.97%  Noise  10th  72.9 dB  71.9 dB  +1 dB  98.63%  Price  1st  290    100%  Rolling Resistance  3rd  7.55 kg / t  7.26 kg / t  +0.29 kg / t  96.16%  Low rolling resistance, low price level. Dangerously extended wet braking distances, limited wet grip, spongy driving behavior, delayed steering response in all weathers. Not recommended. Read Reviews 