2023 SUV All Season Tire Test

All season and winter tire testing season is upon us! The first test of the season is the excellent AutoBild AllRad SUV all season tire test, which tested ten of the latest all season tires in 235/65 R17, and included a reference summer and winter tire to see what the differences are between various tire options.

Autobild conducted the test using an Audi Q3, and are the first publication to test the new Bridgestone Turanza 6 All Season! Can the new Bridgestone take on the established king, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV? Read on to find out!

Dry BrakingMichelin CrossClimate 2 SUV: 38.1 MUniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2: 46.2 M
Dry HandlingGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 SUV: 93.5 Km/HUniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2: 91.3 Km/H
Wet BrakingBridgestone Turanza All Season 6: 43.9 MImperial All Season Driver: 54.8 M
Wet HandlingVredestein Quatrac Pro Plus: 83.7 Km/HKenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609: 78.5 Km/H
Wet CircleVredestein Quatrac Pro Plus: 15.89 sImperial All Season Driver: 16.89 s
Straight AquaMichelin CrossClimate 2 SUV: 89.2 Km/HImperial All Season Driver: 78.2 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningMichelin CrossClimate 2 SUV: 4.66 m/sec2Imperial All Season Driver: 3.34 m/sec2
Snow BrakingUniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2: 23.5 MFalken Euroall Season AS220 Pro: 27.3 M
Snow TractionBridgestone Turanza All Season 6: 2964 NKenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609: 2421 N
Snow HandlingBridgestone Turanza All Season 6: 101.5 Km/HKenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609: 94 Km/H
Snow SlalomMichelin CrossClimate 2 SUV: 4.52 m/sec2Kenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609: 3.28 m/sec2
NoiseHankook Kinergy 4S 2 X: 72.1 dBKenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609: 76.2 dB
Rolling ResistanceUniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2: 6.51 kg / tBridgestone Turanza All Season 6: 7.77 kg / t

Dry

Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV leads with a 38.1-meter distance. Reference Summer is the best overall at 36.1 meters, but among non-reference tires, Michelin stands out and also performs well in other categories like dry handling.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 SUV tops the list with an average speed of 93.5 Km/H. Reference Summer matches Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV at 93.4 Km/H, but among non-reference tires, Goodyear and Michelin are neck-and-neck, both excelling in dry conditions.

Wet

Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6 excels with a 43.9-meter distance. It's a strong performer not just in dry but also in wet conditions, making it a versatile choice.

Vredestein Quatrac Pro Plus leads with with an average speed of 83.7 Km/H, outperforming Reference Summer's 83 Km/H. It's a tire that handles wet conditions exceptionally well, but naturally it has no snow performance.

Vredestein Quatrac Pro Plus comes close to Reference Summer's best lap time of 15.77 seconds with 15.89 seconds. It's another category where Vredestein shows its prowess in wet conditions.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV leads with an average float speed of 89.2 Km/H, proving its versatility in both dry and wet conditions.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 SUV is a close second to Reference Winter's 4.71 m/sec² with 4.61 m/sec². It's a tire that handles well in both wet and dry conditions.

Snow

Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2 is the best of the all season tires, stopping at 23.5 meters, closely following the reference Winter's 22.9 meters. It's a strong performer in snowy conditions but falls short in dry handling.

Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6 is a close second to the reference winter's traction ability.

The Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6 is again the best of the all season tires in the snow. It's a tire that performs well across the board, from dry to snowy conditions.

Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV leads among non-reference tires with 4.52 m/sec², showing its adaptability in various conditions.

Comfort

Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 X is the quietest among non-reference tires at 72.1 dB. It's not just quiet; it also handles well in wet conditions.

Value

Vredestein Quatrac Pro Plus has the lowest rolling resistance among non-reference tires at 7 kg/t. It's an eco-friendly option but performs less well in snow.

Results

1st: Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6

Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6
  • 235/65 R17 108V
  • EU Label: C/B/70
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd39.5 M38.1 M+1.4 M96.46%
Dry Handling5th92.9 Km/H93.5 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.36%
Wet Braking1st43.9 M100%
Wet Handling4th81.6 Km/H83.7 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.49%
Wet Circle5th16.24 s15.89 s+0.35 s97.84%
Straight Aqua5th86.7 Km/H89.2 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.2%
Curved Aquaplaning7th4.07 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-0.59 m/sec287.34%
Snow Braking2nd24.1 M23.5 M+0.6 M97.51%
Snow Traction1st2964 N100%
Snow Handling1st101.5 Km/H100%
Snow Slalom2nd4.49 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.03 m/sec299.34%
Noise8th73.6 dB72.1 dB+1.5 dB97.96%
Rolling Resistance10th7.77 kg / t6.51 kg / t+1.26 kg / t83.78%
Exemplary all-season tire with impressive driving qualities under all weather conditions, very short wet braking distances
Slightly increased rolling resistance

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1st: Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV

Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV
  • 235/65 R17 108W
  • EU Label: B/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st38.1 M100%
Dry Handling2nd93.4 Km/H93.5 Km/H-0.1 Km/H99.89%
Wet Braking6th46.7 M43.9 M+2.8 M94%
Wet Handling6th80.5 Km/H83.7 Km/H-3.2 Km/H96.18%
Wet Circle6th16.35 s15.89 s+0.46 s97.19%
Straight Aqua1st89.2 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning1st4.66 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking5th25.2 M23.5 M+1.7 M93.25%
Snow Traction2nd2943 N2964 N-21 N99.29%
Snow Handling2nd101.2 Km/H101.5 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.7%
Snow Slalom1st4.52 m/sec2100%
Noise3rd72.9 dB72.1 dB+0.8 dB98.9%
Rolling Resistance2nd6.77 kg / t6.51 kg / t+0.26 kg / t96.16%
All-rounder with balanced performance, convincing winter and dry performance, very good aquaplaning reserves
High price level

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3rd: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 SUV

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 SUV
  • 235/65 R17 108W
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th41.1 M38.1 M+3 M92.7%
Dry Handling1st93.5 Km/H100%
Wet Braking2nd44.9 M43.9 M+1 M97.77%
Wet Handling3rd82.6 Km/H83.7 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.69%
Wet Circle3rd16.16 s15.89 s+0.27 s98.33%
Straight Aqua2nd88.7 Km/H89.2 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.44%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd4.61 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-0.05 m/sec298.93%
Snow Braking4th24.7 M23.5 M+1.2 M95.14%
Snow Traction5th2742 N2964 N-222 N92.51%
Snow Handling4th98.9 Km/H101.5 Km/H-2.6 Km/H97.44%
Snow Slalom4th4.06 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.46 m/sec289.82%
Noise5th73.3 dB72.1 dB+1.2 dB98.36%
Rolling Resistance9th7.59 kg / t6.51 kg / t+1.08 kg / t85.77%
Wet specialist with strong aquaplaning reserves, good handling qualities on wet and dry tracks, convincing winter qualities
Slightly extended dry braking distances

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3rd: Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 X

Hankook Kinergy 4S 2 X
  • 235/65 R17 108V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th40.8 M38.1 M+2.7 M93.38%
Dry Handling6th92.6 Km/H93.5 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.04%
Wet Braking3rd45.4 M43.9 M+1.5 M96.7%
Wet Handling2nd82.9 Km/H83.7 Km/H-0.8 Km/H99.04%
Wet Circle2nd16.04 s15.89 s+0.15 s99.06%
Straight Aqua7th83.8 Km/H89.2 Km/H-5.4 Km/H93.95%
Curved Aquaplaning6th4.17 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-0.49 m/sec289.48%
Snow Braking3rd24.6 M23.5 M+1.1 M95.53%
Snow Traction4th2839 N2964 N-125 N95.78%
Snow Handling3rd100 Km/H101.5 Km/H-1.5 Km/H98.52%
Snow Slalom3rd4.17 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.35 m/sec292.26%
Noise1st72.1 dB100%
Rolling Resistance3rd6.86 kg / t6.51 kg / t+0.35 kg / t94.9%
Proven all-season profile with balanced high performance, dynamic wet and snow handling, favorable price
Slightly extended dry braking distances

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5th: Vredestein Quatrac Pro+

Vredestein Quatrac Pro Plus
  • 235/65 R17 108W
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th41.1 M38.1 M+3 M92.7%
Dry Handling4th93 Km/H93.5 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.47%
Wet Braking4th46.1 M43.9 M+2.2 M95.23%
Wet Handling1st83.7 Km/H100%
Wet Circle1st15.89 s100%
Straight Aqua9th80.5 Km/H89.2 Km/H-8.7 Km/H90.25%
Curved Aquaplaning9th3.63 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-1.03 m/sec277.9%
Snow Braking8th26.1 M23.5 M+2.6 M90.04%
Snow Traction8th2593 N2964 N-371 N87.48%
Snow Handling5th98.1 Km/H101.5 Km/H-3.4 Km/H96.65%
Snow Slalom6th3.9 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.62 m/sec286.28%
Noise6th73.4 dB72.1 dB+1.3 dB98.23%
Rolling Resistance4th7 kg / t6.51 kg / t+0.49 kg / t93%
Dynamic handling with precise lateral guidance on wet tracks, fuel-saving rolling resistance
Moderate traction on snow, average aquaplaning qualities

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6th: Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro

Falken Euroall Season AS220 Pro
  • 235/65 R17 108V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd40.3 M38.1 M+2.2 M94.54%
Dry Handling3rd93.3 Km/H93.5 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.79%
Wet Braking5th46.5 M43.9 M+2.6 M94.41%
Wet Handling5th81.3 Km/H83.7 Km/H-2.4 Km/H97.13%
Wet Circle4th16.2 s15.89 s+0.31 s98.09%
Straight Aqua8th81.8 Km/H89.2 Km/H-7.4 Km/H91.7%
Curved Aquaplaning8th3.92 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-0.74 m/sec284.12%
Snow Braking10th27.3 M23.5 M+3.8 M86.08%
Snow Traction7th2635 N2964 N-329 N88.9%
Snow Handling8th95.6 Km/H101.5 Km/H-5.9 Km/H94.19%
Snow Slalom9th3.69 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.83 m/sec281.64%
Noise9th74 dB72.1 dB+1.9 dB97.43%
Rolling Resistance7th7.33 kg / t6.51 kg / t+0.82 kg / t88.81%
Balanced driving behavior on wet and dry tracks, favorable price
Only satisfactory driving characteristics on ice and snow, moderate aquaplaning safety reserves

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7th: Toyo Celsius AS2

Toyo Celsius AS2
  • 235/65 R17 108W
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd40.3 M38.1 M+2.2 M94.54%
Dry Handling8th92.2 Km/H93.5 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.61%
Wet Braking8th49.3 M43.9 M+5.4 M89.05%
Wet Handling7th80 Km/H83.7 Km/H-3.7 Km/H95.58%
Wet Circle7th16.42 s15.89 s+0.53 s96.77%
Straight Aqua5th86.7 Km/H89.2 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.2%
Curved Aquaplaning5th4.32 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-0.34 m/sec292.7%
Snow Braking7th25.6 M23.5 M+2.1 M91.8%
Snow Traction9th2458 N2964 N-506 N82.93%
Snow Handling7th96.9 Km/H101.5 Km/H-4.6 Km/H95.47%
Snow Slalom5th3.94 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.58 m/sec287.17%
Noise6th73.4 dB72.1 dB+1.3 dB98.23%
Rolling Resistance5th7.07 kg / t6.51 kg / t+0.56 kg / t92.08%
Good aquaplaning qualities, short dry braking distances, favorable price level
Understeering handling on snow and dry tracks, moderate snow traction, limited comfort

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8th: Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2

Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
  • 235/65 R17 108V
  • EU Label: C/C/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th46.2 M38.1 M+8.1 M82.47%
Dry Handling10th91.3 Km/H93.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H97.65%
Wet Braking7th48.9 M43.9 M+5 M89.78%
Wet Handling8th79.6 Km/H83.7 Km/H-4.1 Km/H95.1%
Wet Circle9th16.75 s15.89 s+0.86 s94.87%
Straight Aqua3rd87.6 Km/H89.2 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.21%
Curved Aquaplaning4th4.52 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-0.14 m/sec297%
Snow Braking1st23.5 M100%
Snow Traction3rd2865 N2964 N-99 N96.66%
Snow Handling6th97.2 Km/H101.5 Km/H-4.3 Km/H95.76%
Snow Slalom8th3.74 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.78 m/sec282.74%
Noise4th73.2 dB72.1 dB+1.1 dB98.5%
Rolling Resistance1st6.51 kg / t100%
Fuel-saving rolling resistance, good comfort
Limited lateral guidance and understeering driving behavior on wet and dry tracks, significantly extended dry braking distances

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9th: Imperial All Season Driver

Imperial All Season Driver
  • 235/65 R17 108W
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th42.5 M38.1 M+4.4 M89.65%
Dry Handling7th92.4 Km/H93.5 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.82%
Wet Braking10th54.8 M43.9 M+10.9 M80.11%
Wet Handling9th78.8 Km/H83.7 Km/H-4.9 Km/H94.15%
Wet Circle10th16.89 s15.89 s+1 s94.08%
Straight Aqua10th78.2 Km/H89.2 Km/H-11 Km/H87.67%
Curved Aquaplaning10th3.34 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-1.32 m/sec271.67%
Snow Braking6th25.3 M23.5 M+1.8 M92.89%
Snow Traction6th2668 N2964 N-296 N90.01%
Snow Handling9th94.8 Km/H101.5 Km/H-6.7 Km/H93.4%
Snow Slalom7th3.8 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-0.72 m/sec284.07%
Noise2nd72.4 dB72.1 dB+0.3 dB99.59%
Rolling Resistance8th7.54 kg / t6.51 kg / t+1.03 kg / t86.34%
Quiet pass-by noise, low price
Only satisfactory driving characteristics on snow and wet tracks, significantly extended wet braking distances, low aquaplaning reserves

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10th: Kenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609

Kenda Kenetica 4S SUV KR609
  • 235/65 R17 108V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th41.5 M38.1 M+3.4 M91.81%
Dry Handling9th92.1 Km/H93.5 Km/H-1.4 Km/H98.5%
Wet Braking9th54.2 M43.9 M+10.3 M81%
Wet Handling10th78.5 Km/H83.7 Km/H-5.2 Km/H93.79%
Wet Circle8th16.52 s15.89 s+0.63 s96.19%
Straight Aqua4th87.1 Km/H89.2 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.65%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd4.56 m/sec24.66 m/sec2-0.1 m/sec297.85%
Snow Braking9th26.7 M23.5 M+3.2 M88.01%
Snow Traction10th2421 N2964 N-543 N81.68%
Snow Handling10th94 Km/H101.5 Km/H-7.5 Km/H92.61%
Snow Slalom10th3.28 m/sec24.52 m/sec2-1.24 m/sec272.57%
Noise10th76.2 dB72.1 dB+4.1 dB94.62%
Rolling Resistance6th7.26 kg / t6.51 kg / t+0.75 kg / t89.67%
Good safety reserves in aquaplaning
Strongly understeering snow handling, delayed steering response, long wet braking distances, increased pass-by noise

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