2019 ACE GTU All Season Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsMichelin CrossClimate Plus
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental AllSeasonContact
Best tyre for snowFulda MultiControl
The lowest fuel useBridgestone Weather Control A005
Continental AllSeasonContact
The quietest tyreBridgestone Weather Control A005
Michelin CrossClimate Plus
Continental AllSeasonContact
The ACE / GTU tyre test is always a funny one, as they go to a lot of effort to test the tyres, but then provide no data at all, only the overview scores.

For this reason, we always keep the commentary low, but it's important to have the test results on Tyre Reviews, as the more tests published the better right?

This year, ACE have tested eight 205/60 R16 patterns using a Citroen Berlingo, and have concluded that none of the tyres tested make for a perfect year round solution.

The test winning Continental AllSeasonContact was the best in wet conditions, and good in snow, but had longer dry braking distances than the very best. The second placed Fulda MultiControl was the best in the snow but struggled in the wet and dry, and the Michelin CrossClimate+ might have been best in the dry, but it was too weak in the snow for climates which see a lot of inclement weather.

Fortunately for most of the UK, we don't see a huge amount of snow in the winter, so a more summer bias all season tyre such as the Michelin CrossClimate can make for an excellent summer tyre.

Results

Continental AllSeasonContact1st: Continental AllSeasonContact
  1. Total: 194
  2. Dry: 46
  3. Wet: 66
  4. Snow: 56
  5. Rolling Resistance: 18
  6. Noise: 8
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Fulda MultiControl2nd: Fulda MultiControl
  1. Total: 186
  2. Dry: 43
  3. Wet: 55
  4. Snow: 66
  5. Rolling Resistance: 16
  6. Noise: 6
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Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 23rd: Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2
  1. Total: 182
  2. Dry: 46
  3. Wet: 63
  4. Snow: 50
  5. Rolling Resistance: 17
  6. Noise: 6
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Nokian WeatherProof3rd: Nokian WeatherProof
  1. Total: 183
  2. Dry: 43
  3. Wet: 59
  4. Snow: 59
  5. Rolling Resistance: 16
  6. Noise: 6
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Hankook Kinergy 4S25th: Hankook Kinergy 4S2
  1. Total: 182
  2. Dry: 46
  3. Wet: 61
  4. Snow: 52
  5. Rolling Resistance: 17
  6. Noise: 6
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Michelin CrossClimate Plus6th: Michelin CrossClimate+
  1. Total: 183
  2. Dry: 49
  3. Wet: 60
  4. Snow: 49
  5. Rolling Resistance: 17
  6. Noise: 8
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Bridgestone Weather Control A0057th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005
  1. Total: 181
  2. Dry: 47
  3. Wet: 65
  4. Snow: 43
  5. Rolling Resistance: 18
  6. Noise: 8
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Nexen N Blue 4 Season8th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season
  1. Total: 162
  2. Dry: 43
  3. Wet: 54
  4. Snow: 45
  5. Rolling Resistance: 14
  6. Noise: 6
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