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This tire replaced the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons SUV and this tire has been replaced by the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 SUV.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 82%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 67%
Wear 68%
Comfort 93%
Buy again 78%
Snow Grip 80%
Ice Grip 70%

Tire review data from 6 tire reviews averaging 79% over 144,500 miles driven.

The Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV is ranked 10th of 18 All Season Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

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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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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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 34 - 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 19 - 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 5 - tire reviewed on October 25, 2019
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    Latest Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 SUV Reviews

    Given 81% while driving a Land Rover Freelander 2 (235/65 R17) on a combination of roads for 26,000 easy going miles
    A really good tire on my Freelander 2 that has never let me down in a climate in S West France we we do get a fair amount of snow at times. I’ve found it to be very good in all conditions except ice which is tricky for any tire. My only reservations are 1) that I think the wear could be a little better and I’ve just replaced them pre winter with about 2.5mm tread remaining after 26k miles If it was summer I might have risked a few thousand more though. More significant is that as with my previous gen 1 version they became really quite noisy in the last third of their life, particularly on the rear. Good enough for me to be happy to have fitted the Gen3 version .
    Helpful 0 - tire reviewed on December 6, 2022
    Given 76% while driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport (235/55 R19) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
    A "no dramas" tire, good comfort and low noise, very good wet grip and aquaplaning resistance. Good dry grip, heavy dry braking lacks positivity (i.e., you always stop where you expect, but pedal feel is poor). Wear is excellent, almost 30k miles and only just dropping to around 4mm (rotated once at 20k miles) which means they will be changed before this winter. Some tread damage during this year's heatwaves with small chunks missing near sipes, however this might be tracking related as well as heat build-up. Nothing to cause concern.

    Snow performance is on par for an all season, good traction and braking with some hesitancy on turning. Can feel like its squirming on slush but that is consistent on ever all season or full winter I have driven. Very much more snow and ice performance than is really needed for the UK, unless you beach your car on a drift, you will always get home. (Tested in the Pennines on steep hills)
    Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on September 22, 2022
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    Given 61% while driving a Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription (235/55 R19) on mostly town for 6,500 spirited miles
    Generally a great tire but they're completely shot at the front and almost dead at the back within 16 months (10,500 km, almost all city driving). Granted they were on a fairly big and upright car so they've plenty of work to do but I have never had less wear out of four tires.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on July 28, 2022