|Best tyre for dry roads||Reference Summer|
|Best tyre for wet roads||Reference Winter|
|Best tyre for snow||Reference Winter|
|The best tyre overall||Reference Winter|
|The lowest fuel use||Reference Summer|
|The quietest tyre||Reference Winter|
A new feature for 2017 is wet testing at over, and under the magic 7c mark the tyre manufacturers recommend we change our tyres at.
Both the wet handling and wet braking tests were done at the two different temperatures, and both sets of results presented in full in the magazine. The conclusion? Not much changed between the two temperatures! The Michelin won all four sets of tests, the Kumho lost all four, the winter tyres performance did not change and the summer tyre lost around 1% of it's relative performance as the temperature dropped.
The other big take from the test is something we've also hinted at before. If you want the best "traditional all season" tyre on test, it's not just the Goodyear Vector 4Season Gen-2 you should be considering, but also the Continental WinterContact TS860. It might be classified as a full winter tyre, but its incredible breadth of performance make it as much a traditional all season tyre as any of the tyres included in this test.
As per our agreement with Auto Express, you will only find very limited coverage below, so be sure to head over to the Auto Express website for full details!
|1st: Michelin CrossClimate Plus|
Total: 1528 / Dry: 300 / Wet: 570.7 / Snow: 365.1 / Rolling Resistance: 93.1 / Noise: 99.1 / Overall: 100
Positive: The best balance of performance for the UK climate. Dominated in the dry and wet, and wasn't the worst all season tyre on test in the snow with more than enough performance for the UK winters
Negative: Average curved aquaplaning result.
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|2nd: Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2|
Total: 1547.5 / Dry: 287.1 / Wet: 567.5 / Snow: 397.5 / Rolling Resistance: 98 / Noise: 98.2 / Overall: 99.2
Positive: The best all season tyre in the snow, excellent wet result, second only to the CrossClimate. Excellent fuel economy.
Negative: Slightly weak in the dry, second to last in dry handling.
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|3rd: Nokian WeatherProof|
Total: 1456.8 / Dry: 283.5 / Wet: 567.9 / Snow: 395.8 / Rolling Resistance: 11 / Noise: 99.5 / Overall: 99.1
Positive: Strongest in snow handling and aquaplaning tests. Excellent rolling resistance.
Negative: Struggled under wet braking.
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|4th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season|
Total: 1504.4 / Dry: 287.9 / Wet: 549.6 / Snow: 382.5 / Rolling Resistance: 86.3 / Noise: 99.8 / Overall: 98.3
Positive: Low price, excellent in the wet, strong in the dry and snow.
Negative: Last place in both aquaplaning tests.
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|5th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS200|
Total: 1491.2 / Dry: 286.6 / Wet: 556.7 / Snow: 364.7 / Rolling Resistance: 86.6 / Noise: 98.9 / Overall: 97.7
Positive: A solid mid pack performance, with wet handling being a strength.
Negative: Struggled in the snow, noisy.
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|6th: Hankook Kinergy 4S|
Total: 1494.5 / Dry: 287.8 / Wet: 563.3 / Snow: 364.1 / Rolling Resistance: 82.7 / Noise: 99.1 / Overall: 97.5
Positive: Asymmetric tread pattern results in strong performance in the dry.
Negative: Last in the snow tests, high rolling resistance.
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|7th: Toyo Celsius|
Total: 1470.6 / Dry: 280.3 / Wet: 540 / Snow: 372.2 / Rolling Resistance: 81.7 / Noise: 100 / Overall: 96.4
Positive: Good snow braking, very low noise.
Negative: Weak in the dry and wet testing. Highest rolling resistance on test.
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|8th: Kumho Solus HA31|
Total: 1464.7 / Dry: 281.1 / Wet: 526.8 / Snow: 378.8 / Rolling Resistance: 82.9 / Noise: 99.2 / Overall: 95.9
Positive: Good snow braking.
Negative: Very weak in the wet, weak in the dry.
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|9th: Reference Summer|
Total: 1354.7 / Dry: 306.8 / Wet: 559 / Snow: 187.9 / Rolling Resistance: 105.2 / Noise: 99.1 / Overall: 96.7
Positive: Strongest in the dry, strong in the wet.
Negative: Very weak in the snow.
|9th: Reference Winter|
Total: 1580.9 / Dry: 290 / Wet: 589 / Snow: 400.8 / Rolling Resistance: 99.8 / Noise: 100.1 / Overall: 101.2
Positive: Strongest in the snow and wet, close enough in the dry to be classified as an all aseason tyre.
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