2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test

Test Summary
Dry BrakingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 39.7 M
Kumho Solus 4S HA32: 44.3 M
Dry HandlingBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 90.6 Km/H
BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 88.6 Km/H
Wet BrakingBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 45 M
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 53.4 M
Wet HandlingVredestein Quatrac: 79.5 Km/H
Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3: 75.5 Km/H
Straight AquaVredestein Quatrac: 81.4 Km/H
Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02: 74.6 Km/H
Snow BrakingBFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2: 26.6 M
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF: 31.9 M
Snow HandlingKleber Quadraxer 2: 42.5 Km/H
Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF: 39.7 Km/H
NoiseKumho Solus 4S HA32: 70.3 dB
Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210: 72.2 dB
WearVredestein Quatrac: 75090 Km
Kumho Solus 4S HA32: 43000 Km
ValueNexen N Blue 4 Season: 3.99 Price/1000
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 6.59 Price/1000
PriceNexen N Blue 4 Season: 240
Michelin CrossClimate Plus: 375
Rolling ResistanceBridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.73 kg / t
Kumho Solus 4S HA32: 9.99 kg / t
Following on from the 32 tyre braking shootout, Auto Bild have taken the fourteen best all season tyres to the full test, and included a summer and winter tyre as reference.

As with the Tyre Reviews all season test, Auto Bild have ranked the new Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 as the best all season tyre, not because it was outstanding in one single area, but because it had a rounded performance in nearly all tests.

Auto Bild also tested the new Vredestein Quatrac, which replaces the Quatrac 5. This new tyre performed excellently in the dry and wet tests, and had the best wear of the group, making the Vredestein Quatrac a very good tyre for climates like the UK.

Auto Bild also found the Continental AllSeasonContact to be a well rounded tyre, and the CrossClimate+ strong in the dry, but a little disappointing in the wet.

The updated Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO again struggled in the snow, which peanalised it more with the German score weighting than it did in the Tyre Reviews test.

Auto Bild performed drum wear testing and while their mileage predictions seem somewhat optimistic, it's worth scrolling down to the wear section to see the results as it wasn't something Tyre Reviews could test this year.

It's always nice when the data from two different tests, in difference sizes, performed in different conditions are similar, and this is what we have between the Auto Bild results, and our own. 

Dry

As usual, the summer reference tyre had the advantage in dry braking, and the dry optimised Michelin CrossClimate+ was a close second. 

Dry Handling retained the summer tyre's advantage, with the Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 EVO moving up to second place, ahead of the Vredestein and Michelin.

Wet

As in the Tyre Reviews test, a number of all season tyres beat the summer tyre in wet braking, with Bridgestone taking the lead.

Wet handling moved the new Quatrac to the top, ahead of the Hankook and Goodyear.

Straight aquaplaning had the summer leading by a small margin over the Vredestein and Hankook.

Snow

There was a 5.3 meter spread between the best and worst all season tyres, with the summer tyre stopping significantly behind the group.

Kleber and BFGoodrich performed well in snow braking and snow handling, with Bridgestone and Pirelli the worst of the all season tyres in both tests.

Cost

The projected wear numbers seemed unusually high, with the new Vredestein reportedly being good for over 75,000kms!

While the numbers might be optimistic, we can focus on the overall order of the result to show us the new Vredestein and Goodyear beat the wear king Michelin, while the Bridgestone and Hankook struggle.

Calculating euros per 1000km gives us an overall cost for the tyres life, where the cheaper tyres can still be cost effective, even with lower projected wear.

Fuel use is another important factor for a tyre you will use year round, and in this test Bridgestone, Goodyear and Pirelli lead the way.

Noise

Unlike the Tyre Reviews test, Auto Bild tested external pass by noise, not internal noise.

Results

Be sure to check out the Auto Bild website for the full data.

1st: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
Dry Braking8th+1.9 M
Dry Handling5th-0.6 Km/H
Wet Braking3rd+2 M
Wet Handling3rd-0.7 Km/H
Straight Aqua6th-3.2 Km/H
Snow Braking7th+1.9 M
Snow Handling3rd-0.5 Km/H
Noise7th+0.4 dB
Wear2nd-2410 Km
Value4th+0.28 Price/1000
Price9th+70
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.2 kg / t
Positive: New all season tyre with convincing performance in all weather conditions. Dynamic snow, wet and dry handling, high mileage.
Negative: None mentioned.

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2nd: Vredestein Quatrac

Vredestein Quatrac
Dry Braking3rd+0.9 M
Dry Handling2nd-0.2 Km/H
Wet Braking2nd+1.3 M
Wet Handling1st
Straight Aqua1st
Snow Braking8th+2 M
Snow Handling6th-1.6 Km/H
Noise10th+0.9 dB
Wear1st
Value6th+0.74 Price/1000
Price13th+115
Rolling Resistance9th+1.15 kg / t
Positive: New all season tyre with exemplary level of performance. Stable driving characteristics in the snow, best aquaplaning resistance, dynamic wet handling, short braking, very low wear.
Negative: None mentioned.

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3rd: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
Dry Braking11th+3.3 M
Dry Handling5th-0.6 Km/H
Wet Braking5th+3.6 M
Wet Handling6th-1.6 Km/H
Straight Aqua4th-1.2 Km/H
Snow Braking5th+1.3 M
Snow Handling4th-0.6 Km/H
Noise12th+1.1 dB
Wear6th-10200 Km
Value9th+1.25 Price/1000
Price12th+100
Rolling Resistance5th+0.42 kg / t
Positive: Convincing all round performance with best winter qualities and very good price-performance ratio. Very good aquaplaning properties, precise steering, low wear, low rolling resistance.
Negative: None mentioned.

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4th: Michelin CrossClimate+

Michelin CrossClimate Plus
Dry Braking1st
Dry Handling3rd-0.5 Km/H
Wet Braking8th+4.7 M
Wet Handling4th-1 Km/H
Straight Aqua11th-6.1 Km/H
Snow Braking9th+2.3 M
Snow Handling6th-1.6 Km/H
Noise4th+0.3 dB
Wear3rd-4880 Km
Value10th+1.35 Price/1000
Price14th+135
Rolling Resistance4th+0.28 kg / t
Positive: Premium all season tyres with balanced performance, dynamic handling qualities, precise steering, low wear, low rolling resistance.
Negative: Expensive.

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5th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210

Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210
Dry Braking10th+3 M
Dry Handling9th-0.9 Km/H
Wet Braking13th+6.3 M
Wet Handling9th-2.5 Km/H
Straight Aqua7th-3.4 Km/H
Snow Braking12th+3.7 M
Snow Handling8th-1.7 Km/H
Noise14th+1.9 dB
Wear4th-7270 Km
Value2nd+0.06 Price/1000
Price6th+35
Rolling Resistance10th+1.23 kg / t
Positive: Balanced driving characteristics, stable behavior in all weather, good aquaplaning resistance, high mileage, low price.
Negative: Average snow braking.

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6th: Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02

Firestone MultiSeason Gen 02
Dry Braking7th+1.5 M
Dry Handling7th-0.7 Km/H
Wet Braking6th+4.3 M
Wet Handling6th-1.6 Km/H
Straight Aqua14th-6.8 Km/H
Snow Braking3rd+1 M
Snow Handling9th-1.8 Km/H
Noise11th+1 dB
Wear5th-7275 Km
Value3rd+0.07 Price/1000
Price6th+35
Rolling Resistance6th+0.77 kg / t
Positive: Good traction and short braking distances in the snow, dynamic wet handling, short dry braking distances, low wear, very good price-performance ratio.
Negative: Average aquaplaning resistance.

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7th: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
Dry Braking6th+1.4 M
Dry Handling3rd-0.5 Km/H
Wet Braking4th+2.2 M
Wet Handling2nd-0.4 Km/H
Straight Aqua1st
Snow Braking5th+1.3 M
Snow Handling5th-1.4 Km/H
Noise13th+1.3 dB
Wear13th-30185 Km
Value11th+1.8 Price/1000
Price3rd+20
Rolling Resistance12th+1.3 kg / t
Positive: Convincing driving characteristics in the wet, good snow performance, short wet and dry braking, very good aquaplaning resistance.
Negative: Average wear, average comfort.

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8th: Kleber Quadraxer 2

Kleber Quadraxer 2
Dry Braking13th+3.5 M
Dry Handling12th-1.7 Km/H
Wet Braking12th+6.2 M
Wet Handling10th-3.1 Km/H
Straight Aqua13th-6.3 Km/H
Snow Braking2nd+0.6 M
Snow Handling1st
Noise4th+0.3 dB
Wear7th-12340 Km
Value5th+0.31 Price/1000
Price4th+30
Rolling Resistance7th+0.82 kg / t
Positive: Winter professional with best driving performance on snow, short dry braking distances, low noise, good mileage, well priced.
Negative: Limited curved aquaplaning resistance.

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9th: BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2

BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2
Dry Braking12th+3.4 M
Dry Handling14th-2 Km/H
Wet Braking10th+6 M
Wet Handling13th-3.4 Km/H
Straight Aqua11th-6.1 Km/H
Snow Braking1st
Snow Handling2nd-0.2 Km/H
Noise2nd+0.1 dB
Wear10th-17855 Km
Value12th+1.86 Price/1000
Price11th+95
Rolling Resistance7th+0.82 kg / t
Positive: Snow professional with excellent cornering and good traction, short dry braking, good comfort, low rolling resistance.
Negative: Understeer in the wet.

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10th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
Dry Braking4th+1.2 M
Dry Handling1st
Wet Braking1st
Wet Handling5th-1.2 Km/H
Straight Aqua10th-5.6 Km/H
Snow Braking13th+4.3 M
Snow Handling13th-2.4 Km/H
Noise7th+0.4 dB
Wear12th-26515 Km
Value14th+2.6 Price/1000
Price10th+80
Rolling Resistance1st
Positive: Sporty dynamic handling in the dry and wet, short dry and wet braking, best rolling resistance.
Negative: Poor wear, moderate snow performance.

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11th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season

Nexen N Blue 4 Season
Dry Braking9th+2.2 M
Dry Handling11th-1.6 Km/H
Wet Braking9th+5.3 M
Wet Handling10th-3.1 Km/H
Straight Aqua5th-3 Km/H
Snow Braking11th+3.3 M
Snow Handling12th-2.3 Km/H
Noise4th+0.3 dB
Wear8th-14915 Km
Value1st
Price1st
Rolling Resistance13th+1.94 kg / t
Positive: Balanced level of performance, short dry braking, good aquaplaning resistance, low noise, low price.
Negative: Average wet grip, high rolling resistance.

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12th: Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF

Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF
Dry Braking2nd+0.1 M
Dry Handling13th-1.9 Km/H
Wet Braking11th+6.1 M
Wet Handling10th-3.1 Km/H
Straight Aqua8th-3.5 Km/H
Snow Braking14th+5.3 M
Snow Handling14th-2.8 Km/H
Noise9th+0.5 dB
Wear9th-14940 Km
Value7th+0.91 Price/1000
Price8th+55
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.2 kg / t
Positive: Good aquaplaning resistance, short dry braking distances, low wear, low rolling resistance.
Negative: Long braking distances and understeer in the snow.

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13th: Kumho Solus 4S HA32

Kumho Solus 4S HA32
Dry Braking14th+4.6 M
Dry Handling8th-0.8 Km/H
Wet Braking6th+4.3 M
Wet Handling8th-2.4 Km/H
Straight Aqua9th-5.2 Km/H
Snow Braking4th+1.1 M
Snow Handling10th-1.9 Km/H
Noise1st
Wear14th-32090 Km
Value13th+2.29 Price/1000
Price4th+30
Rolling Resistance14th+2.26 kg / t
Positive: Good driving characteristics for all weather, short braking distances in the snow, dynamic wet and dry handling.
Negative: High wear, high rolling resistance.

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14th: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
Dry Braking4th+1.2 M
Dry Handling9th-0.9 Km/H
Wet Braking14th+8.4 M
Wet Handling14th-4 Km/H
Straight Aqua3rd-0.7 Km/H
Snow Braking10th+2.9 M
Snow Handling11th-2.2 Km/H
Noise2nd+0.1 dB
Wear11th-25060 Km
Value8th+1.11 Price/1000
Price2nd+15
Rolling Resistance10th+1.23 kg / t
Positive: Good safety reserves in aquaplaning, dynamic handling and short braking distances in the dry.
Negative: Moderate wear, understeer in the dry, long wet braking distances.

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