2022 UHP All Season Tire Test

In this mini test I compare the plus version of the best ultra high performance all season tires on the market, the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus, the Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 and the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus in the dry, wet and snow to see which is the best tire overall! Can the current champion, the Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 retain it's lead? Only one way to find out!

Test Data

Dry

The Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 lead during the dry braking test, narrowly beating the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus.

The dynamic response of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus had it leading a very close dry handling group.

Wet

Like in dry braking, the Michelin led the way in wet braking.

The Continental edged out the Michelin in wet handling.

The Continental also had the fastest lap during wet circle.

Snow

The snow braking test was led by the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+.

The Bridgestones lead extended during snow traction.

Rounding out the snow testing, the Bridgestone once again won snow handling, though the Michelin was the easiest tire to drive of the four.

Comfort

The Michelin had a small lead in subjective comfort, rounding out the larger impacts a little better than the rest of the group.

Results

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1st: Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4
  • 245/40 R18 97Y
  • UTQG: 540 AA A
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling3rd+0.3 s99.57%
Subj. Dry Handling3rd-0.5 Points95%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling2nd+0.07 s99.82%
Subj. Wet Handling2nd-0.25 Points97.5%
Wet Circle2nd+0.58 s98.05%
Snow Braking2nd+0.47 M96.72%
Snow Traction2nd+0.67 s88.53%
Snow Handling2nd+2.15 s97.9%
Subj. Snow Handling1st100%
Subj. Comfort1st100%
Rolling Resistance2nd+8.72 kg / t10.06%
Shortest braking in the dry and wet, good wet handling, high grip in snow, good levels of comfort.
Could be a little more dynamic in handling in all conditions.

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2nd: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS
  • 245/40 R18 97Y
  • UTQG: 560 AA A
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+0.58 M98.47%
Dry Handling2nd+0.05 s99.93%
Subj. Dry Handling2nd-0.25 Points97.5%
Wet Braking2nd+1.16 M96.29%
Wet Handling1st100%
Subj. Wet Handling1st100%
Wet Circle1st100%
Snow Braking3rd+1.51 M90.18%
Snow Traction3rd+0.93 s84.75%
Snow Handling3rd+7.06 s93.41%
Subj. Snow Handling2nd-0.5 Points95%
Subj. Comfort2nd-0.5 Points95%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
Best wet handling, fastest wet circle, good in snow, good levels of comfort.
Average snow performance.

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3rd: Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+

Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS Plus
  • 245/40 R18 97Y
  • UTQG: 500 AA A
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+1.7 M95.64%
Dry Handling4th+1.03 s98.54%
Subj. Dry Handling4th-1 Points90%
Wet Braking3rd+3.2 M90.38%
Wet Handling3rd+1.66 s95.92%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd-0.5 Points95%
Wet Circle4th+0.99 s96.71%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Traction1st100%
Snow Handling1st100%
Subj. Snow Handling3rd-1 Points90%
Subj. Comfort3rd-1 Points90%
Rolling Resistance4th+10.18 kg / t8.74%
Highest levels of grip in all snow tests.
Slightly reduced grip in the dry, less precise steering than the other tires on test in the dry and wet.

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4th: Pirelli P Zero All Season+

Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus
  • 245/40 R18 97Y
  • UTQG: 500 AA A
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+3.35 M91.75%
Dry Handling1st100%
Subj. Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking4th+5.52 M84.49%
Wet Handling4th+1.8 s95.59%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd-0.5 Points95%
Wet Circle3rd+0.73 s97.56%
Snow Braking4th+3.09 M81.78%
Snow Traction4th+1.44 s78.21%
Snow Handling4th+15.9 s86.3%
Subj. Snow Handling4th-2 Points80%
Subj. Comfort4th-1.25 Points87.5%
Rolling Resistance3rd+9.35 kg / t9.45%
Quick steering and good handling in the dry.
Longer dry and wet braking distances, limited grip in the snow, lower levels of comfort.

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