Goodyear Vector 4Seasons

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons is a Premium Touring All Season tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire has been replaced by the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2.

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 82%
Wear 86%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 86%
Snow Grip 75%
Ice Grip 71%

Tire review data from 61 tire reviews averaging 81% over 733,290 miles driven.

The Vector 4Seasons is ranked 16th of 56 All Season Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2015 Winter Tire Market Overview - 28th of 51 tires

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2014 All Season Tire Test - 2nd of 10 tires

  • Positive - Convincing all season tire with safe, balanced qualities and good steering response in all weather conditions. Stable cornering and short braking distances in the snow, strong aquaplaning properties
  • Negative - None listed
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2013 Winter Tire Buying Guide - 3rd of 9 tires

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2015 Tire Tests

  • 28th: 2015 Winter Tire Market Overview (185/60 R14)
  • 2014 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2014 All Season Tire Test (185/60 R15)
  • 2013 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2013 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 3rd: 2013 Winter Tire Buying Guide (225/45 R17)
  • 42nd: 2013 54 Tire Braking Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2012 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2012 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (175/65 R14)
  • 2011 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2011 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (185/60 R15)
  • 12th: 2011 Auto Bild Winter Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 2010 Tire Tests

  • 7th: 2010 European Winter Tire Test Part 2 (185/65 r15)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    0/0 R0 0         5.37kgs
    185/55 R14 80H XL   F E 69 6.53kgs
    175/65 R14 90T   E B 69 6.88kgs
    165/70 R14 89R   E B 71 6.78kgs
    165/70 R14 89R   E B 70 6.83kgs
    195/55 R15 85H   E C 70 7.31kgs
    195/60 R15 88H XL   E C 70 8.04kgs
    195/65 R15 91H   E E 69 8.42kgs
    195/65 R15 91T XL   E E 70 8.37kgs
    195/55 R16 87H XL   E C 69 7.61kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C C 68 8.44kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL AO C C 68 8.53kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   E E 69 8.59kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   E E 69 8.69kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   E E 69 9.47kgs
    205/55 R16 91H XL   E E 70 8.55kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   E E 69 8.69kgs
    205/55 R16 91H XL   E E 70 8.61kgs
    215/55 R16 97V XL   E C 68 10.23kgs
    225/55 R16 99V XL   C C 69 10.94kgs
    225/55 R16 99V XL AO C E 69 10.41kgs
    195/60 R16 99H   E B 70 10.13kgs
    195/60 R16 89H XL   C C 68 9.05kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL   C E 70 9.81kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   C C 69 10.34kgs
    215/60 R16 95V XL   C C 68 10.63kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   C E 71 9.03kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL AO E E 69 9.99kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL   E E 71 9.90kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL AO E E 72 9.99kgs
    205/50 R17 89V XL   C C 68 9.17kgs
    205/50 R17 93V XL   C C 68 9.05kgs
    225/50 R17 98H XL   C C 70 10.02kgs
    225/50 R17 98V XL AO B C 69 9.85kgs
    225/50 R17 94V XL   E C 70 9.79kgs
    225/50 R17 98V XL AO E C 69 10.32kgs
    235/50 R17 96V XL   C B 68 11.67kgs
    225/55 R17 101V XL AO C E 70 11.00kgs
    215/60 R17 96H XL   C E 72 9.92kgs
    215/60 R17 96V XL   C C 72 9.96kgs
    255/45 R18 99V XL   E C 69 11.92kgs

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    Top 3 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Reviews

    Given 91% while driving a Volkswagen Bora (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Ran these for a year before selling the car. Day to day driving in all conditions, from motorways, towns and a good few miles on back country roads they were fine. Couldn't tell any difference between the Vectors and the summer tires they replaced. Good wet handling, good aquaplaning, and you'd only really know they weren't a premium summer when pushing them hard and regularly.

    In ice and snow they were brilliant. On the usual UK mix of untouched, first one out snow and the slushy, semi re-frozen mess they gripped and gripped. Handled hills in the snow without issue. The only time they lost grip was braking to a stop on 2 inches of ice - they took a bit longer than normal to stop. Short of studded tires I wouldn't have expected instant braking in any winter tire.

    Overall a brilliant tire to throw on and know you're covered in all conditions.
    Helpful 61 - tire reviewed on September 5, 2015
    Given 49% while driving a Citroën berlingo (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
    TYRES LASTED 5000 MILES DOWN TO 2MM NEVER BUY AGAIN even on the rear wheels only lasted 9000 miles tires were kept at correct pressure for vehicle and vehicle is serviced on a regular basis also vehicle not overloaded
    Helpful 41 - tire reviewed on June 30, 2018
    Given 87% while driving a Dacia stepway (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 3,500 average miles
    A really nice four seasonal preference. It gives confidence that it is a symbol of suitability for winter use. People generally do not rely on four seasons, but their minds change as they use it. It successfully completed the winter conditions. I did not see a flaw outside the stone collection :)
    Helpful 16 - tire reviewed on March 1, 2017
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    Given 86% while driving a Volvo V40 sport lux (205/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 44,000 easy going miles
    Great tires, mostly motorway 40,000 on front, still got 6 mm on back...amazing
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on June 23, 2023
    Mercedes Benz B150 (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 13,000 average miles
    Vector 4Seasons Gen-2
    I bought the tires in April 2020, brand new. Fitted to a Mercedes B-Class W245, 1.5.
    At the time of writing this review, May 2023, after driving for 3 years and for 13,000 miles, they are just 1.6mm left and now I'm looking to buy new tires.
    Driving condition: 80% city.
    I must say that I'm really disappointed with the outcome.
    I would definitely not buy GOODYEAR.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on May 27, 2023
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    (235/60 R18) on mostly town for 1,900 easy going miles
    These are the worst tires I've ever had. Handling seems ok in wet and dry but the noise. It's like a wheel bearing has gone. They were on the back but I changed them to the front to make sure it wasn't a wheel bearing that had gone. It wasn't. The terrible noise now came from the front.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on April 1, 2023
    Given 83% while driving a Dacia Sandero Stepway Mk3 (205/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
    Probably the best thing to say is that after putting these on in September that I have felt no difference in handling, noise or stopping distance. I have however found them outstanding in heavy rain on country roads. 2 inches of snow on an incline no problem. Ice grip was a little less, although massively better than any summer tire would be. Great tires for a regular family hatchback where cornering on the edge at speed isnt so important. Safety and security for family motpring.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on February 4, 2023
    Given 68% while driving a Citroën C3 Aircross SUV (225/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 easy going miles
    Definitely softer rubber as so far I've had two punctures on otherwise new tires which has been really annoying. Yes, could just have been bad luck, but they are definitely of a softer rubber Braking distance is slightly longer, when compared to my previous Bridgstone summer tires. Only slightly but it is noticeable. More of a forward lunge into a stop, rather than a precise gripped stop. This purely depends on the weather. Dry summer months I'd prefer to be on summer tryre for sure.....but for autumn and winter then I'll stick with these. Road handling is okay and acceptable, just slightly more rolley on the corner. Road noise is increased at higher motorway speeds.
    Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on December 4, 2022
    Given 81% while driving a Renault Kadjar 1.2 (215/60 R17) on mostly country roads for 45,000 average miles
    Very good universal tire. I drive more then 60k km in 3y and I would buy them again. I drive 50km every day on average speed and good road. There is alway one but - be carefull, on 3rd winter they were NOT good on any icy/snowy road even i do not have too much snow and ice in area, except in the mornings, evenings or so. After few very unpleasent situations I have decided to buy winter tires and to keep this one as summer tires for next year, but I think this is it, 60-70k km is end of their life. As summer tire they are not excellent, just very good. But as I say I would buy them again.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on October 16, 2022
    Given 89% while driving a Audi A4 2.0 TFSI (205 bhp) (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
    Put these on my wife's Audi A4 quattro nearly 4 years ago in September 18, and she has done over 25k miles with them. They are currently at 4.5mm tread depth, and started life at 7.6mm, so they are pretty durable. I've rotated them front to rear once, and now that they are over 4 years, am just going to replace them. She hits bends like they aren't there, and the tires have scrubbed on the outer edges, so pips on the outer edges are now flush with the tire. Quiet as well at motorway speeds. Great handling in standing water on the motorway, or when the road gets slippy. Great in combination with the Audi quattro system. In the past I've bought cheaper Dunlops, and I run Bridgestones on my A3 S-line quattro 2l TFSI. Both the Bridgestones and Dunlop wear noticeably quicker, contrary to my expectations with the deep tread of the Vectors. They do look a bit agricultural though. Would definitely recommend these tires.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on April 4, 2022
    Given 74% while driving a Lexus CT200h (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
    Great when new - quiet, comfortable, handle well in wet &dry, good in snow, good on fuel. After three winters (15 months of use, and 21 months of storage) they lose their suppleness, comfort and grip. Plenty of tread left. Perhaps better to run all year round rather than swapping winter/summer every year, then at least you’ll get your money’s worth. Can’t see myself running them for one more winter season as they’ve lost their sparkle.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on March 5, 2022
    Given 65% while driving a Rover 75 auto (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,600 average miles
    All good in terms of grip etc but absolutely abysmal in terms of noise. As soon as I drove off after having them fitted, I thought my front wheel bearings had gone, THAT'S how noisy they are. As soon as I can afford it, I'm having them taken off for something quieter.
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on February 5, 2022
    Given 86% while driving a Fiat Panda 4 x4 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 48 average miles
    So 48k miles and 6 Scottish winters (which last 9 months!). Fitted to our Fiat Panda Cross 4x4. 1.3tdi 95hp. Tires factory fit. Now slightly passed the TWI (Naughty Boy) Tires swapped round front to back each year. Mainly driven by wife. Can only criticise that things are a bit noisy especially on concrete stretches of Motorway. Dry grip, Cornering and braking are all confidence inspiring. That may well be down to the handling of the fantastic little Fiat. Will definitely swap for the new Gen 3 units any time soon. We have had great value for money out of these tires. Chris
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on January 26, 2022
    Given 88% while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 7,500 easy going miles
    I got these tires fitted on my used three year old Focus, when I bought it. The fronts were down to about 4 mm remaining tread depth and were replaced by the dealer. The manufacturing date of the tires matched those of the car. So I guess, those front tires were good for around 40 - 45k kms (and another summer afterwards). I wasn't happy with the all seasons tires fitted, as I live in a rather hilly area in Germany, that sees a decent amount of snow in winter. I bought an additional set of proper winter tires and didn't have the Goodyears on in the snow. The tires were good on the winding roads as well as on the motorway and in the city. They do, what tires shall do. I was, quite frankly, amazed by the performance in the wet. Wet asphalt in long curves does not bother the tire at all. Constant motorway speeds up to 180 kph (which I shouldn't have done) in pouring rain went like on rails. No score for snow and ice performance (as explained above) and no statement, if I would buy them again - I probably would, if no proper winters were necessary here.
    Helpful 9 - tire reviewed on November 12, 2021
    Given 83% while driving a Volvo V40 CC T5 AWD (225/50 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
    Used previously on a smaller and lighter Skoda Fabia when the Vector 4 first appeared on the market, where they performed well all year round.
    However I'm finding on the heavier AWD Volvo they work better in the colder months of the year, particularly in the wet, whereas on hot summer days they can feel a little soft when cornering and if slightly harder braking is needed can induce abs intervention due to lock up.
    For the UK's current changing climate though they are overall a good trade off and save changing tires twice a year between winter and summer.
    Don't do high mileage and the tires are lasting well so far, therefore it maybe a while before replacements are needed, so better options might be out there by then but certainly consider Goodyear again.
    Helpful 12 - tire reviewed on December 26, 2019