Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV

The Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV is a Premium Touring All Season tire designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4s.

This tire replaced the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons SUV and this tire has been replaced by the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 SUV.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 87%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 85%
Wear 80%
Comfort 93%
Buy again 95%
Snow Grip 80%
Ice Grip 80%

Tire review data from 4 tire reviews averaging 85% over 108,000 miles driven.

The Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV is ranked 3rd of 18 All Season Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2019 Auto Bild All Season SUV Tire Test - 4th of 9 tires

  • Positive - Short snow and wet braking distances, low noise, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Average snow cornering, understeer in the dry.
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2019 Auto Bild 4x4 All Season Tire Test - 5th of 12 tires

  • Positive - Very balanced all season tire, stable handling in all conditions, good comfort levels.
  • Negative - Slightly long dry braking.
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2018 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tire Test - 1st of 10 tires

  • Positive - A good balanced performance, excellent in the snow and the wet with a high resistance to aquaplaning. Low noise level.
  • Negative - High Price.
  • Overall - Test winner.
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2019 Tire Tests

  • 4th: 2019 Auto Bild All Season SUV Tire Test (235/55 R19)
  • 5th: 2019 Auto Bild 4x4 All Season Tire Test (235/65 R17)
  • 2018 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2018 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tire Test (235/60 R18)
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    Questions and Answers for the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV

    2018-06-03 - Hi, We live in the Alpes Maritimes in the South of France and have a Land Rover Freelander 2 4x4. We need a tire that will run mainly in the dry, but that can handle heavy rain and also ice and snow from time to time. This tire comes out top in the Auto Bild SUV All year test, but does badly in the snow and ice according to the ADAC all year test, which places Nexen N Blue All season top. So what do I choose for a 4x4? I have never heard of Nexen. I hope you can help.

    The Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV is excellent in the snow and ice, far exceeding a summer tire and on par with some winter tires. I would choose this tire over the Nexen.


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    Top 3 Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV Reviews

    Given 80% while driving a Land Rover Freelander 2 (235/65 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 20,000 average miles
    I previously had the gen 1 version of this tire on my Freelander 2. That tire was good in year 1 but in year 2 the 2 rears went a little out of shape and became noisey. The 2nd generation tire has been superb and living in rural SW France has been used in very hot summer conditions, on mountain tracks and in fairly deep snow. Braking and handling has been superb in the dry, wet, and on snow throughout the year and there has been no adverse noise with this tire. However with no difference in driving style they are on the tread wear markers at barely 20k miles when the 1st generation tires did 28k.
    I've never got less than 25k out of any set of tires on this car since new, so the wear is the one disappointing thing.
    Helpful 31 - tire reviewed on October 10, 2018
    Given 90% while driving a Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Auto (235/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
    Live in Switzerland and have plenty of experience on snowy roads. The Vector Gen 2's performed just as well as a traditional winter tire (I have alwys had Conti TS series,). A no brainer for me - the cost savings of changing tires each summer/winter season will buy me a new set every 2 years!
    Helpful 17 - tire reviewed on February 10, 2019
    Given 84% while driving a Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Auto (235/45 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 41,000 average miles
    switched over to the Goodyear all seasons gen 2 tires on my Volvo xc60 after original tires worn out at 18000 miles. Goodyear fronts just replaced after 41000 miles! the 107 wall rating means they handle English potholes far better than most. the rain and ice grip is good and snow is ok but obviously not as good as a pure snow tire. Had 4x4 's for many years and wouldn't fit any other tire now.

















    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on October 25, 2019
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