Goodyear Vector 4Seasons

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 84%
Wear 86%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 89%

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons is a Premium Touring All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2

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Tyre review data from 47 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 505,242 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2015 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 28th of 51 tyres

2014 All Season Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Convincing all season tyre 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

2013 54 Tyre Braking Test - 42nd of 54 tyres

    Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    165/65 R13 77T   F E 66 6.00kgs
    175/65 R13 80T Segment 1 F E 68  
    155/70 R13 75T Segment 1 F C 68  
    165/70 R13 79T Segment 1 F E 69  
    175/70 R13 82T Segment 1 E E 69  
    185/55 R14 80H   F E 69 6.88kgs
    165/60 R14 75H Segment 1 F C 68  
    185/60 R14 82H Segment 1 E C 69  
    155/65 R14 75T Segment 1 F C 66  
    165/65 R14 79T   F C 69 6.34kgs
    175/65 R14 82T Segment 1 E C 69  
    175/65 R14 90T Segment 1 E B 68  
    175/65 R14 86T XL Segment 1 F E 69  
    185/65 R14 86H Segment 1 E E 69  
    165/70 R14 85T XL Segment 1 E E 69  
    165/70 R14 81T Segment 1 E C 67  
    165/70 R14 89R Segment 1 E B 69  
    175/70 R14 88T XL   E E 69  
    175/70 R14 84T   E C 68  
    185/70 R14 88T Segment 1 E E 68  
    195/50 R15 82H Segment 1 E E 69  
    185/55 R15 82H Segment 1 E C 69  
    195/55 R15 85H   E C 69  
    195/55 R15 85H   E C 70 7.47kgs
    185/60 R15 88H XL Segment 1 E E 69  
    195/60 R15 88H Segment 1 E C 70  
    205/60 R15 95H XL Segment 1 C E 70  
    185/65 R15 88H   E C 69 7.97kgs
    195/65 R15 91T Segment 1 E E 70  
    195/65 R15 91V Segment 1 E E 67  
    195/65 R15 95H XL   E C 68  
    195/65 R15 91H   E E 69 8.38kgs
    205/65 R15 94H Segment 1 E E 70  
    205/65 R15 94H   E C 70  
    195/55 R16 87H   F C 69  
    195/55 R16 87H   E C 69 8.04kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   E E 68  
    205/55 R16 94V XL   E E 69 9.80kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   E E 69 8.85kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C C 68 8.59kgs
    205/55 R16 91V   E C 70  
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C C 68 8.54kgs
    215/55 R16 97V XL   E C 68 10.33kgs
    225/55 R16 99V XL   C E 69 10.74kgs
    195/60 R16 89H   C C 68 9.07kgs
    195/60 R16 99H   E B 70 9.89kgs
    205/60 R16 92H   E E 70  
    205/60 R16 96V XL   C E 70 10.19kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   C C 69 10.70kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   C C 68 10.75kgs
    215/60 R16 95H   C E 71 9.17kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   C E 71 9.12kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL   E E 69 10.14kgs
    225/45 R17 94V XL   E E 71  
    205/50 R17 93V XL   C C 68 9.05kgs
    205/50 R17 89V   C C 68 9.10kgs
    225/50 R17 98V XL   E C 69 10.45kgs
    225/50 R17 98H XL   C C 70 10.12kgs
    225/50 R17 94V   E C 70 9.76kgs
    225/50 R17 98V XL   B C 69 9.86kgs
    225/55 R17 101V XL   C E 70 11.14kgs
    215/60 R17 96V   C C 72 10.09kgs
    215/60 R17 96H   C E 72  
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    Size Price Range  
    205/55 R16 £61.90 - £95.60 (57 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 £85.10 - £92.70 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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    Available in 24 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Review

    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 tyres 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 tyres I wouldn't have expected instant braking in any winter tyre.

    Overall a brilliant tyre to throw on and know you're covered in all conditions.
    32 - tyre reviewed on September 5, 2015   

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    Given 49% while driving a Citron 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 tyres were kept at correct pressure for vehicle and vehicle is serviced on a regular basis also vehicle not overloaded
    3 - tyre reviewed on June 30, 2018   
    Given 84% while driving a Volkswagen CC (205/55 R16 H) on mostly town for 30,000 average miles
    I bought these 4 years ago. 205/55 R16 set was on my small city car Astra GTC. Have driven those for 3 years , than sold Astra and I moved these tires to Passat CC to serve as winter tire. After 4 years total and ~30000 they performed quite good.

    Strengths:
    Wet and rain grip exceptional
    Very good comfort and low road noise
    Mount and forget (You dont have to switch two sets)
    Very good in winter city conditions (I can confirm that in city driving during winter there is no difference compared with dedicated winter tires)

    Weakness:
    After put on Passat CC for 1 year outer blocks on front tires started to tear. (I think this might be due to under-sizing, my car is factory put on 235/40 R18 and I am using way smaller 205/55 R16 Vectors, so with proper size this probably wont be an issue)
    Not good on Ice (Still lot better than Summer tire but you need to drive careful)

    Conclusion: Great choice for rainy and wet climate since they are exceptional in rain and smart decision for mainly city driving - there is no difference compared with winter tires when driving in the city)
    0 - tyre reviewed on May 2, 2018   
    What's better in the snow, a 4x4 or winter tyres? Watch the video to find out!
    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 :)
    7 - tyre reviewed on March 1, 2017   
    Given 69% while driving a SEAT Ibiza (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    I bought these tyres soon after I bought my car since winter was about to come and I wanted a tyre that could give me good performance in any condition. At first I didn't push them at all since I had just gotten the car and I had to get to know how it handled first. In this "calm" period I also got to drive them under a heavy snowfall with around 30cm (12in) of snow and they really behaved very well, they proved to be predictable and provided a surprisingly good grip without any wheelspin/lockup whatsoever. As time went by I started pushing the car more and more and I started finding their limits, which were not too high. I must say though that in my country temperatures can get high as 45°C (113°F) so wear might have been higher than usual. It seems that after 2 years of usage the thread compound has somewhat deteriorated since I find that they grip less than before, though I may be pushing them harder. My driving style is often very aggressive and it is definetly not suited to these tyres and to their thread pattern since pieces of rubber have been detaching. Progressiveness is pretty good, when they reach their limit they tend to make the car understeer but a few times I found myself correcting oversteering behaviours, in particular one time the car (whose ESP I had turned off that time) oversteered abruptly and without giving any warning, thankfully on a dry road that was pretty large and had no traffic so I managed to recover from the oversteer without consequences. In emergency manoeuvres they behave pretty predictably anyways. Dry grip is obviously decent but they can't match summer tyres, while in the wet they gain back some points with a sufficient grip and a good resistance to aquaplaning. Noise is decent too yet they make the typical winter tyre noise at mid/low speeds because of the sipes. They absorb road irregularities very well and give a good ride comfort overall. Wear has not been too bad given the hot weather and the aggressive driving style apart from the aforementioned detachment problems. I am getting a new car in a few days, a Seat Leon SC FR 1.4TSI and I definetly won't put all-season tyres on it because of my driving style, the car power (148bhp) and the weather of my country, but I think that in countries that have a colder weather and have more frequent snowfalls this tyre might be a good choice if you have a calmer driving style than me.
    4 - tyre reviewed on June 19, 2016   

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