|Best tyre for dry roads||Michelin CrossClimate|
|Best tyre for wet roads||Michelin CrossClimate|
|Best tyre for snow||Fulda MultiControl|
|The lowest fuel use||Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2|
|The most comfortable||Fulda MultiControl|
|The lowest wear||Michelin CrossClimate|
|The quietest tyre||Kleber Quadraxer 2|
|The best value tyre||Kleber Quadraxer 2|
For the second time this year, the summer-bias Michelin CrossClimate won the test overall by dominating in the dry, having the shortest wet braking and being good enough in the snow.
The excellent Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 was awarded second place overall, and highlighted the different performance qualities the winter-bias all season tyre has. The Goodyear was stronger in the snow than the Michelin, beat the Michelin by a second during wet handling, but couldn't match the lower sipe density of the Michelin during wet braking. It was also convincingly beaten by the Michelin in the dry tests.
The top three was rounded out by the Kleber Quadraxer 2. This tyre was extremely strong in the snow, winning the snow braking test but couldn't quite match the Michelin or Goodyear in the wet or dry. Its low purchase price meant it was the best value tyre on test.
Auto Bild are one of the few magazine to test wear. The Michelin CrossClimate had the best wear characteristics on test, with a predicted 57,221 km before being on the legal limit. The excellent value of the Kleber was highlighted with a predicted 55,250 km, with the Goodyear predicted 41,403 miles.
Auto Bild found the Pirelli Cinturato AllSeason to be the highest wearing tyre on test, with a predicted 27,360 km traveled before the tyres need replacing.
Goodyear won the rolling resistance tests, but with the gap just 4% between the best and worse tyres on test, the potential fuel savings aren't huge.
The Michelin CrossClimate has again proven it's the best all season tyre option for climates where snow is an exception rather than the rule. For climates where snow and ice is a yearly guarantee, the Goodyear Vector 4Season is an excellent choice.
The scores are weighted 21% dry, 30% wet, 20% snow, 4.5% comfort, 4% fuel, 4.5% noise, 10% wear, and 6% price.
|Positive: Top performance on dry and wet surfaces, accurate and rapid response to the steering, low wear |
Negative: Long braking distance on snow
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|Positive: Good performance on snow, good handling and shorter braking distances on wet roads, lowest rolling resistance |
Negative: Long braking distance on dry surfaces
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3rd: Kleber Quadraxer 2
|Positive: Good performance on snow, short braking distances on dry and wet roads, relatively low price |
Negative: Low lateral stability on wet roads
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4th: Fulda MultiControl
|Positive: The best results on snow, good handling on wet and dry roads, high level of comfort, good value for money|
Negative: Long braking distance on wet roads
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5th: Hankook Kinergy 4S
|Positive: Precise steering response and overall good handling in the wet, good value for money|
Negative: Wear in the snow, long braking in the dry
6th: Nokian WeatherProof
|Positive: Good handling on snow, high resistance to aquaplaning |
Negative: long braking distances on dry and wet roads, tendency to understeer in the dry
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7th: Vredestein Quatrac 5
|Positive: Balanced behavior in all conditions|
Negative: Relatively weak grip on snow, long braking distances on dry roads
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|Positive: Good results in the snow, high resistance to aquaplaning, low noise level |
Negative: Poor handling in the wet and dry, high wear
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|Positive: High lateral stability and short braking distances on snow, high resistance to aquaplaning |
Negative: Poor handling and long braking distances on dry and wet roads
10th: Firestone MultiSeason
|Positive: Good results in the Snow |
Negative: A tendency to understeer and long braking distances on dry and wet roads
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