Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2

Dry Grip 78%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 71%
Wear 88%
Comfort 88%
Buy again 86%
Snow Grip 83%
Ice Grip 73%

The Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 is a Premium Touring All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

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Tyre review data from 25 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 251,250 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

2019 ACE GTU All Season Tyre Test - 3rd of 8 tyres

2019 Auto Express All Season Tyre Test - 1st of 11 tyres

  • Positive - A great all round performance, excellent in the wet and snow.
  • Negative - Not the sharpest during dry handling.

2019 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test - 3rd of 12 tyres

  • Positive - An excellent all season tyre with strong winter characteristics, safe handling and a good balance int he wet, good comfort, good mileage, good price to wear ratio.
  • Negative - Slow steering in the dry.
  • Overall - Good.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/70 R13 75T XL   E C 66 5.56kgs
165/70 R13 79T XL   E B 67 6.08kgs
175/70 R13 82T XL   E B 67 6.47kgs
165/60 R14 75H XL   E C 66 6.02kgs
185/60 R14 82H XL   C B 67 6.90kgs
155/65 R14 75T XL   E C 66 5.60kgs
165/65 R14 79T XL   E C 67 6.26kgs
175/65 R14 86T XL   C B 67 6.75kgs
175/65 R14 82T   C B 68 6.70kgs
175/65 R14 82T XL   E B 68 6.57kgs
185/65 R14 86H XL   C B 67 7.20kgs
165/70 R14 81T XL   E B 67 6.60kgs
165/70 R14 85T XL   C B 67 6.73kgs
175/70 R14 84T XL   E B 67 6.89kgs
185/70 R14 88T XL   C B 68 7.31kgs
175/80 R14 88T XL   E B 67 7.60kgs
195/50 R15 82H   E B 67 7.38kgs
195/50 R15 82H XL   E C 71 7.44kgs
195/50 R15 82H XL   E C 68 7.44kgs
185/55 R15 82H XL   E B 68 7.09kgs
185/55 R15 82H XL   C B 68 7.02kgs
195/55 R15 85H XL   C B 68 7.64kgs
165/60 R15 81T XL   E B 67 6.56kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   C B 68 7.50kgs
185/60 R15 84T XL   B B 68 7.45kgs
185/60 R15 84T   C B 67 7.71kgs
195/60 R15 88V XL   C C 69 8.71kgs
195/60 R15 88H XL   C B 68 7.93kgs
205/60 R15 95H XL   B B 68 8.52kgs
165/65 R15 81T   C B 67 6.68kgs
165/65 R15 81T XL DOT B C 68 6.46kgs
175/65 R15 84H XL   C B 67 6.95kgs
175/65 R15 84T XL   C B 67 6.95kgs
185/65 R15 88H XL   C B 69 7.80kgs
185/65 R15 88T XL   C B 68 7.38kgs
185/65 R15 88T XL   C B 68 7.36kgs
185/65 R15 88T XL   C B 69 7.79kgs
185/65 R15 88V XL   B B 71 7.66kgs
185/65 R15 88H XL   C B 68 7.38kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   B C 70 8.85kgs
195/65 R15 91H XL   C B 68 8.86kgs
195/65 R15 91V XL   C B 68 8.82kgs
195/65 R15 91T XL   C B 68 8.86kgs
195/65 R15 91H XL   B C 70 8.28kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   C B 68 8.86kgs
195/65 R15 91H XL   C B 70 8.27kgs
205/65 R15 94H XL   C B 68 8.65kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL AO C B 69 8.24kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C B 68 7.62kgs
195/55 R16 87V XL   C B 68 7.91kgs
195/55 R16 87H XL   B B 72 7.35kgs
195/55 R16 91V XL AO C C 69 8.16kgs
195/55 R16 87H XL   E B 68 10.35kgs
205/55 R16 91V XL   C B 68 8.56kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL   C B 68 8.66kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL   C B 68 8.60kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   B B 72 8.48kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   B C 70 8.79kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 68 8.75kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 68 8.77kgs
205/55 R16 91V XL   C C 71 8.77kgs
205/55 R16 91V XL   E B 68 11.09kgs
215/55 R16 93V XL   C B 69 9.74kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   C B 70 9.19kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL AO B C 67 9.00kgs
205/60 R16 92H XL   C B 68 9.30kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   C B 68 9.30kgs
205/60 R16 92V XL   C B 68 9.73kgs
215/60 R16 95V XL AO C B 68 10.60kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL   C B 69 10.10kgs
225/60 R16 102W XL   C B 69 10.56kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL   C B 69 8.80kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 69 9.77kgs
225/45 R17 91V XL   E B 68 11.81kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL   C B 69 9.77kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 69 9.74kgs
235/45 R17 97Y XL   C B 70 9.81kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C B 68 9.30kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL   C B 68 9.37kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   C B 69 10.68kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C B 68 10.30kgs
225/50 R17 94V XL   C B 69 10.48kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C B 69 10.46kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   B B 68 9.32kgs
215/55 R17 94V XL AO C B 69 9.77kgs
215/55 R17 94V XL   C B 70 9.79kgs
215/55 R17 98W XL   C B 69 10.46kgs
215/55 R17 98W XL   C B 69 9.93kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   B B 69 10.43kgs
225/55 R17 97V XL   B B 69 10.94kgs
235/55 R17 103V XL   C B 69 12.20kgs
235/55 R17 103H XL   C B 69 12.20kgs
235/55 R17 103V XL   C B 69 11.90kgs
215/60 R17 96H XL RENAULT B B 69 9.69kgs
215/60 R17 96H XL   B B 68 9.76kgs
215/60 R17 100V XL   B B 69 10.01kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C B 69 9.84kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   C C 69 12.04kgs
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C B 70 10.30kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C B 69 10.61kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   C C 71 12.20kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL NON DOT C B 71 12.50kgs
225/45 R19 96W XL   C B 71 12.25kgs
195/55 R20 95H XL   B B 69 10.65kgs

Questions and Answers for the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2

2018-02-21 - Are Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 M+S marked?

Yes, the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 meets the M+S and 3 peak mountain and snowflake symbol standards.

2018-09-20 - As a set of winter specific tyres for the South West of the UK, would you recommend these or the more summer biased Michelin Crossclimate+? I have Michelin PS4s for summer, so winter performance in ice and the odd bit of snow is important but without the full winter tyre downsides.

I would look at the Michelin for the south of the UK.

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Size Price Range  
165/70 R14 £45.40 - £65.00 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/55 R15 £66.30 - £106.39 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £48.50 - £72.80 (62 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £61.90 - £114.06 (77 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £80.70 - £141.29 (36 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £102.20 - £141.70 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 63 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 Review

Given 88% while driving a Volvo V40 D4 Cross Country (225/45 R17 R) on mostly motorways for 7,000 average miles
Excellent all season tyre
231 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   

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Given 76% while driving a Land Rover Freelander 2 (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 11,000 average miles
Replaced Goodyear All Weather factory fit. Now at11k miles in.
These tyres are very good indeed. Planted, secure, quiet. Can handle the weight near 2 tons and 233hp. Very good in the wet. Good on snow in the mountains. Not bad on ice either. Not a racer but even in 40+ degrees in Southern Spain drives well enough for me. So if you have a car over 1.5 tons and horse power over 150+ and you drive in the wet /cold conditions occasionally snow perhaps worthwhile considering. Wear ? Seems good despite the soft mix and heavy load.
9 - tyre reviewed on December 31, 2019   
Given 89% while driving a SEAT ALhambra TDi (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Extremely positive experience in colder weather dry-wet normal driving and huge grip on snow, even deep snow in UK (north of Scotland and South of England). Huge confidence in the tyre. And far, far more confident grip and handling during winter. Still better in warm weather to flip back to summer tyres given braking and handling trade-offs once above 20 DegC. Love these tyres, strongly recommend ...
14 - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2019   
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Given 68% while driving a Renault Laguna Phase II (205/55 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
These replaced Bridgestone A001's on my car,they do nothing as well as the discontinued Bridgestones did,they aquaplane badly and understeer a lot earlier than the bridges did.I won't be buying again.
16 - tyre reviewed on October 4, 2019   
Given 77% while driving a Mercedes Benz A180 CDI W176 (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 13,750 spirited miles
I am living in Athens Greece, and I am using these tyres on a set of wheels for the winter only.

I switch wheels from Summer to All Season in December and back to summers in April, so I am using the Vectors for four months a year, driving an average of 11.000 km during this period.

Temperatures usually run from 6 to 20 degrees Celsius these months in Athens, and I would not consider switching if I didn't have to drive to our winter house in the northern mountains a coupe of times each winter.

During these trips, the temperature in my destination goes down to minus fifteen degrees in extreme cases, but certainly stays below zero most of the time, definitely with snow , but even ice in seldom cases.

So, after being struck on the road on my summer tyres and messing with chains twice, I decided to get me a set of used wheels and fit these All Seasons in the winter so i don't get stuck again :-)

Winter tyres are probably an overkill and I would be complaining most of the time driving them in dry conditions.

Now, the Vectors are very good tyres. Much better than my summer tyres in temperatures below 5 degrees, both in braking and in handling.

On normal snow they are brilliant.

Ice, I have ran across only once, but driving conservatively I had no problem covering a distance of about 5 kilometres with no hiccups.

On dry, they are safe tyres but no match for my summer tyres (Goodyear Performance or Toyo CF2).

Especially when temperatures rise above the mid 20s, they don't drive too well and I need to slow down.

I will probably try the Michelin Cross Climate next time, just for the sake of comparison between Michelin and Goodyear.
13 - tyre reviewed on September 17, 2019   
Given 70% while driving a Renault Master (2018) (175/65 R14 T) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
Excellent balance between comfort and safety in all kind of weathers, all of it for a reasonable price.
They are very forgiving and give you plenty of margin once they started to squeal.
Thanks to their decent feedback, you can smoothly regain control once you've exceeded their capabilities.
They are quiet and smooth on the highway, but I am not sure how sturdy they are and if they could survive going through many potholes.

The two slight drawbacks are the bad lateral grip on ice or packed snow and the "floaty" feeling that comes with a not-so-good dry lateral grip when the tires are hot.

Compared to worn-out Michelin Alpin 4, they are much better in the rain/snow/ice, but have slightly less lateral grip on the dry.
Compared to Norauto Prevensys, they are better and safer in every aspect (and they don't brutally give-up with no warning), so don't cheap-out.
7 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2019   

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