Kleber Quadraxer

The Kleber Quadraxer is a Touring All Season tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 81%
Wet Grip 87%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 71%
Wear 89%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 88%
Snow Grip 100%
Ice Grip 90%

Tire review data from 42 tire reviews averaging 86% over 663,731 miles driven.

The Quadraxer is ranked 6th of 70 All Season Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2013 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test - 8th of 9 tires

  • Positive - Balanced safe driving in winter, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Weak performance in the wet, prolonged braking distances on wet and dry conditions. Low aquaplaning resistance.
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2013 54 Tire Braking Test - 52nd of 54 tires

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    2012 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test - 7th of 10 tires

    • Positive - Balanced safe driving characteristics and short braking distances on snowy slopes, pleasant ride comfort
    • Negative - Poor steering behavior and extended braking distances in wet and dry conditions
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    2013 Tire Tests

  • 8th: 2013 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 52nd: 2013 54 Tire Braking Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2012 Tire Tests

  • 7th: 2012 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (175/65 R14)
  • 2011 Tire Tests

  • 7th: 2011 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (185/60 R15)
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    Top 3 Kleber Quadraxer Reviews

    Given 90% while driving a Honda 1.6 I DTEC (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 40,000 spirited miles
    I have been using the kleber range for a number of years on a number of previous cars (stared on my micro, then my focus and now my Honda)even though none of my local tire shops stock them so buy online and get fitted! I’m can be a bit of a speed nut when I am driving especially if the roads are quiet so it is good to have tires I can rely on! Great driving performance and very trustworthy to grip the road and displace water when it’s raining jn the north east of England (we get lots) their capability of handling snow is fantastic and have managed to overtake a number of larger cars in the snow when they are struggling to get grip. Have recommended to many and a few have since come over to the kleber side
    Helpful 12 - tire reviewed on October 20, 2022
    Given 100% while driving a Suzuki sx4 auto petrol. (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 45,000 spirited miles
    Great Performance on dry and wet road. And long endurance. Alter 50000 Kilometer back tires almoast as new front ones worn on the outside edges but still good for use, change front with rear .
    Plan to drive another 10000 kilometers and than change them. So I can say you can be peaceful for minimum 50000 kilometers.
    Helpful 21 - tire reviewed on November 9, 2019
    Given 77% while driving a Subaru Legacy (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 26,000 spirited miles
    I was recommended these by my local tire fitter, after a little research I decided they would probably be a good option for all year round driving. Well after 26000 miles of pretty spirited driving I have to say these are a good choice. they are not the best at any particular type of weather or road. However they are a good all-round tire. Snow grip was very good, rain traction is ok, braking not so good in the wet. dry conditions traction is good, cornering nice and progressive braking good. However these tires seem to get better the colder it is, almost like a switch, when it drops below 5 deg c is when they are at their best.I was expecting them to wear out in the summer months but they have really surprised me. I've had them on for 2 years now and they are still going strong (Maybe the 4 wheel drive is helping). I don't even think they are half worn yet.They are a little noisier than summer tires that is my only criticism really . If you take them as a good all-round average tire for all conditions you cant get a lot better for your money. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good quality tire.
    Helpful 34 - tire reviewed on November 28, 2014
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    Latest Kleber Quadraxer Reviews

    Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen Golf (185/65 R15 R) on mostly country roads for 10,000 average miles
    Fitted just over a year ago, and with such a mild winter had no opportunity to try in adverse weather. This is the house runabout car with predominately shortish trips in variety of conditions.
    Definitely notice the handling difference in dry hot weather vs summer tires with less precise turn in, but more than makes up for this when the temperature drops or the rain falls. Very quiet and smooth in all conditions. Very good at displacing water in flooded motorways.
    This winter had the opportunity to try in snow - what a transformation from summer tires. Passed three cars who were attempting a hill and failing, had enough traction and steering to be able to safely negotiate my way around them and accelerate up the hill. The ability to brake in snow and to go downhill safely is a tremendous confidence booster. All in all an inexpensive but very capable set of tires and I am surprised why they rate poorly in independent tests when they are very competent in real life.
    Helpful 20 - tire reviewed on February 3, 2015
    Given 79% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 5 2.3 SE Estate (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 40,000 average miles
    An excellent all round tire that has lasted 4 years. Always felt safe especially on snow. Will replace all my tires with quadraxers again on my Saab 95.
    Helpful 28 - tire reviewed on November 1, 2014
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    Given 77% while driving a Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 dti (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 36,000 spirited miles
    I had these fitted to a Zafira 2.0dti, not a performance car so the lack of turn-in and feedback wasn't an issue despite mixed urban/country (often spirited) driving. Excellent performance in snow and rain saved the day on many occasions over 'closed' Peak District roads. Quiet, comfortable and fuel economy seemed unaffected. I can't believe they were still legal after 36,000 miles!!! Whilst driving feedback scores low it simply isn't noticed 98% of the time. Definitely buy again.
    Helpful 21 - tire reviewed on October 27, 2014
    Given 93% while driving a Volkswagen Passat (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 42,800 easy going miles
    I Bought these in December 2012 for winter use - didn't bother to change them in March 2013 as I had got used to the feel of them - I am still using them in March 2014 having done 42,800 miles on them and they still have 5mm on the front and 6mm on the back. They are not as good in the dry and hot conditions as summer tires - but hey drive sensibly keep your distance and they are perfect - you will use less fue too (2011 Passat Estate 1.6 diesel LS model averaging 55.6mpg over total distance to date of 77,800). Will never buy another type of tire.

    Oh yes - they are superb in the snow.
    Helpful 19 - tire reviewed on March 10, 2014
    Given 51% while driving a Peugeot 406 Coupe 2.2 Petrol (215/55 R16 H) on mostly country roads for 1,500 average miles
    the worst tire I had, no traction on dry and wet, and really bad braking. I do not recommend it!
    Helpful 16 - tire reviewed on January 13, 2014
    Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi (205/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
    Uploaded my initial report 19th Dec 2012 with just 200 miles. Now one very snowy winter past, a summer and autumn plus another 8000 miles

    Winter snow and cold roads, around the mountains I visit in NE Scotland, they performed fantasitically. Could pull through everything even when intentionally off roading in 6 inches of untouched snow on flat car park. Only once had to dig out of a frozen park. Wet weather behaved very well

    Summer is the only time I can say I noticed they felt a bit soft going around tightish corners or roundabouts, with maybe a hint more speed than necessary. Not that the tires slipped, rather it felt like the car deformed the tire sideways more. Only noticed this on rear of car, for what is a front wheel drive

    Tire wear is negligable

    Overall a sensible driving attitude, hazard anticipation and speed mean these tires definetly work

    Motorway driving, 600 miles, high summer, average speed door to door 56mph, with 1.9 TDI Gold Estate, still got 57 mpg !
    More rural roads and city roads, Winter/Summer, still get 47-53 mpg

    Helpful 11 - tire reviewed on December 18, 2013
    Given 47% while driving a Mitsubishi Colt (175/65 R14 T) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Marginally better than summer tires in the snow, quiet and smooth, but in the cold and wet it gives no confidence at all: Feels like you are on top toes. Could not recommend and would not buy again.
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on September 18, 2013
    Given 81% while driving a Skoda Suberb MkII (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
    I purchased 4 Kleber Quadraxer 205/55 R16 94V all-season tires, fitted, in preparation for 2012 winter months and beyond. Eight months and 15,000+ miles later, here are my findings. Vehicle: 2010 Skoda Superb 1.4 TSi. 122ps.

    A good turn of performance in cold conditions and equally good in hot weather, but is the Kleber Quadraxer all-season tire a real Jack of all Trades?

    Initial impressions reveal the ride is compliant and fairly supple, road noise is lower than my previous Continental Sport Contact 2 resulting in less fatigue on long (200+ mile) journeys. Many older road surfaces create roar noise but the Quadraxer manages to suppress it better than the SP2's. Dry weather turn-in and feedback is good enough, informing the driver of how the front end is behaving. Pulling away from junctions need a touch more care as it's easier to spin the wheels, wet or dry. They can chirp all to easily under mild acceleration.

    After 300+ miles the rear of the car still felt 'loose' and not as firmly planted as the front. I put this down to the sheer number of 'pimples' over the tread surface, which had yet to wear off.

    Cold weather performance.
    During winter 2012 in the UK, the tires did not see temperatures lower than around -10 degrees C during which they performed fairly well. The Quadraxer’s certainly inspire confidence at lower temperatures though not by a huge margin. They are a ‘compromise’ between summer and winter tires afterall. They do not, however, lend themselves to more spirited driving dry or wet, so you have to proceed accordingly. If you need a more dynamically capable tire, you probably need to look elsewhere instead.

    In wet weather they perform quite well but lack the outright grip comparative to Continentals Sport Contact 2 in low speed corners or even if pressing on in medium speed corners, although not by much. However, the Quadraxers demonstrate excellent water clearing abilities, for example, when driving through deep standing water by the side of the road. Fears of having the steering wheel torn from your hands are mostly banished. Instead it's more like a gentle tug reminding you to be vigilant. Again, this inspires confidence when driving at night along unlit rural roads. Far superior to the SP2’s.

    Driving in snow I noted their performance was a tale of two halves. On snow/ice covered roads they gripped fairly well under mild acceleration, but not exceptionally. I was expecting better. Braking, however, was far more impressive and inspired great confidence on fresh and compacted snow. On the down-side their ability to turn-in and maintain the desired line in snow/ice covered roads, or even car parks, was mediocre in comparison. It seems they lack sufficient ‘bite’, which might be due to the tread design on the outer edge. Still, they are way, way better than summer tire performance.

    Handling. Very good straight-line performance at motorway speeds. No weaving or tram-lining. Very good at high speed directional changes with small inputs. Also, they offer quick and precise reactions to steering wheel input on A and B roads without the need for mid-course corrections.

    All-round year useability?

    The acid-test for all-season tires has to be how well or poorly they perform during summer months. Having trawled the web for real-life feedback and data before buying the Quadraxer, precious little was available, which is of no use if you plan to spend £300 on tires that you might end up detesting for one or two years. After a recent spate of particularly hot weather I can conclude there appears to be no difference in their driving performance at +32 degrees of air temperature to that of -10 C. Bare in mind actual tarmac temperature would have been higher still. Grip levels appear to remain the same, which comes as a relief, and wear rate is quite modest if not fairly low. So, no complaints using them in both cold and very warm conditions. A very impressive act in my opinion.

    It is easy to be persuaded by the NEED to have a 4x4 version of your car in order to cope with unexpected snowfall, avoiding getting stuck on the school run, travelling to work or to make your next appointment with your client on time. (Towing, however, presents a different set of conditions.) I would now make a case for a well matched set of all-season tires instead of 4x4 set-up because they actually work in cold conditions by giving you some traction and they also work in hot weather because they don't turn to mush and shed blocks of tread on hot tarmac. Another positive is maintaining or even an improvement in fuel economy. The only real downsides are reduced grip and less front and rear end 'bite' whilst scything down narrow country lanes. Under such conditions, fine directional changes and grip are a distant memory of previously owned summer-rated tires, and something you really wish for - especially as the corner you are in tightens up. The solution and remedy is simple. Enter such corners at a slightly reduced velocity in the first instance.

    All-season tires, such as the Kleber Quadraxer, generally speaking suit my style of driving and compliment the dynamics of the car, although I have learned to drive within their performance constraints. They offer good levels of comfort, a compliant ride and reduced tire noise. Levels of grip are fine and they perform much better than summer tires in the cold, wet and snow. As a very rough guide I estimate the wear rate at 5000 miles per mm on a front drive car. Front depth tread is 5mm and rear 7mm. More than satisfactory.

    The Quadraxer’s certainly inspire confidence at lower temperatures though not by a significant margin. These tires do not lend themselves to more spirited driving dry or wet, so you have to drive accordingly. If you need a more dynamically capable tire, you probably need to look elsewhere instead. Trying to objectively define the difference is not possible. However using rallying terms of effort and speed. If one were to drive the SP2's at 10/10ths, I estimate the Quadraxer would max out around 8 tenths in terms of cornering speed and precision.

    Braking is the only area where I tend to err on the side of caution and allow a good margin for safety and other drivers’ stupidity. During severe speed reductions one can feel the block pattern squirming against the forces, which gives an impression you don’t have full control of the situation. I sure you have, but it does not feel that way. This seems to occur only on the limit. Back off a bit and it never becomes an issue.

    To conclude, the Keber Quadraxer is a pretty good tire overall. Certainly not a high performer, but one I am pleased with over the past 15,000+ miles and delighted with their performance envelope in cold and hot weather. Am I happy with them? Let me put it this way. They will remain on the car all year until the tread gets down to 3mm, or a tire suffers damage. After that will be replaced the same or better tire. All-seasons from now on. The Kleber Quadraxer - Jack of all trades and good one at that! And no, I do not have any association with any tire manufacturer or retailer.
    Helpful 18 - tire reviewed on July 18, 2013
    Given 81% while driving a Skoda Octavia (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 16,000 easy going miles
    As a taxi driver I got over 16,000 miles from the front tires after having these fitted, 4000 miles more than any other tire. Ive been a taxi driver for 5 years and nothing has come close as far as longevity is concerned
    Helpful 14 - tire reviewed on June 18, 2013
    Given 80% while driving a Ford fusion (195/60 R15 H) on mostly motorways for 40,000 average miles
    Having run a set of four on a Ford Fusion (a tall Fiesta) I have been impressed. One of the few all-season tires that have earned themselves the snowflake/peaked mountain symbol normally reserved for dedicated winter tires.

    Handling wise, I remember the car feeling a tad spongier in dry warm weather over the previous summer tires when first fitted, but this is no bad thing as it has also calmed the overly firm and fidgety ride.

    They have worn exceptionally well considering occasional spirited driving, at 40,000 miles both front tires have got close to the limit. The rears are fine so in hindsight I should have rotated them earlier and perhaps got 60,000/three winters although they are probably well past their best at 4mm tread remaining.

    Over two winters they have proved themselves when unexpected snow has turned a 50 minute commute into a six hour slog. Leaving the clogged motorway, they allowed my wife to drive on untreated country roads and pass many unfortunate souls in their summer tire'd 4x4s on the hills! This alone cheered her up no end after spending all afternoon/evening stuck in traffic. Many others spent a cold night parked on the motorway whilst she got home at midnight. We live on a 1 in 8 hill and they have not been stopped from reaching the house yet.

    During some 'soft-roading' on an unmade access road, they were pretty much unstoppable until encountering some clear ice, resulting in sliding backwards into a hedge. After fitting some cheap Lidl snowchains, the car turned into an unstoppable monster, freeing itself and then parking in deep snow over mud whilst several 4x4's guided themselves downhill by using a bank. (not very successfully as the hedge will attest) Once they were out of the way we continued (up!) without a struggle and took the long way back to have some fun.

    One thing to note, the front nearside has been the first to go as expected, once down to the tread wear indicators the shoulders scrubbed off in a matter of days, and quite unexpectedly I found the threads/carcass just peeping through on the inside edge, so don't run them too close to the limit. The result was a 150 mile trip at 50mph on the space saver. Oops. Possibly wheel alignment related seeing as it went so fast.

    Two new tires ordered, and as always, new tires on the back obviously to keep the tail in check, rotating part worn rears to the front :)
    Helpful 14 - tire reviewed on June 18, 2013
    Given 89% while driving a Jaguar X Type Estate 2.0D (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 18,000 easy going miles
    Fitted to my X-type estate and have been very nice to drive on generally as well as good in the snow. They have lasted amazingly well
    Helpful 14 - tire reviewed on May 31, 2013
    Given 93% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 3 Vector 2.2TiD (225/45 R17 V) on mostly motorways for 500 average miles
    There are very few choices for All Season Tires at 225/45/17 profile, so went for the Quadraxer's based on reviews and others. I have them fitted to my SAAB 9-3 as a good all rounder, with the peace of mind that I am not going to get stuck in any snow fall.

    So far, they have been astonishing in the rain and no issues with surface water, feels like you are still driving on a dry road. Looking forward to driving them on snow. Comfortable tire and handles well for normal usage, as you would expect and should achieve a good high mileage.

    Highly recommended for 17" rims.
    Helpful 18 - tire reviewed on March 18, 2013