All-season tyre test 2019: Results by category

Tables show which all-season tyres performed well where, and how they compareResults by category

The tyres were assessed in 11 tests and these results were used, along with the prices, to calculate an overall rating. In each test, the best tyre is rated at 100 per cent, and the others are scored relative to the winner to accurately reflect individual performances. We take these results into account in the final ranking. 

Verdict

Nankang impressed in the snow but even a keen price couldn’t overcome the deficit in the wet and dry. There’s little to choose between the next three: Cooper, Falken and Hankook need to improve their offerings, but this is a decent start. We’d hoped for more from Bridgestone, but it has work to do to match the other premium makers. The Weatherproof has bounced back after a disappointing 2018 result to challenge the best, while Michelin is the leader in the dry, and Continental came close to repeating last year’s victory. That leaves the amazing  Vector 4Seasons, which returns to the winner’s circle after a three-year absence.

Winner

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2

As ever it takes a sound all-round performance to win a tyre test and Goodyear delivered that. Fine results in the wet and on snow delivered the victory. 

ResultsWet braking1Bridgestone100.00%2Goodyear94.80%3Michelin93.70%4Continental93.50%5Nokian90.30%6Cooper88.40%7Falken88.00%8Hankook87.50%9Nankang76.10%Sum Continental CPC 5 95.895.80%Win Continental TS 860 94.094.00%Wet handling1Goodyear100.00%2Michelin98.80%3Continental97.80%4Nokian97.30%5Bridgestone96.10%6Falken93.70%7Hankook 92.70%8Cooper91.70%9Nankang89.70%SumContinental CPC 591.00%WinContinental TS 860100.60%Straight aquaplaning1Nokian100.00%2Falken99.80%3Goodyear98.20%4Michelin96.30%5Continental96.20%6Cooper96.20%7Hankook95.60%8Bridgestone95.00%9Nankang87.00%SumContinental CPC 598.10%WinContinental TS 860101.70%Curved aquaplaning1Nokian100.00%2Goodyear98.10%3Continental97.10%4Cooper96.10%5Bridgestone95.10%6Hankook94.20%7Falken94.20%8Michelin92.20%9Nankang87.40%SumContinental CPC 597.10%WinContinental TS 860101.00%Dry braking1Michelin100.00%2Bridgestone95.70%3Hankook93.30%4Cooper90.60%5Continental90.30%6Nokian88.70%7Falken88.60%8Goodyear88.00%9Nankang84.80%SumContinental CPC 5103.70%WinContinental TS 86084.50%Dry handling1Michelin 100.00%2Falken99.30%3Hankook99.10%4Continental99.10%5Nokian98.70%6Bridgestone98.70%7Goodyear98.10%8Nankang98.00%9Cooper97.80%SumContinental CPC 599.50%WinContinental TS 86098.50%Snow braking1Goodyear100.00%2Continental99.60%3Nokian99.20%4Nankang95.20%5Cooper94.00%6Falken91.70%7Hankook90.20%8Michelin88.30%9Bridgestone84.40%SumContinental CPC 544.40%WinContinental TS 86095.20%Snow traction1Goodyear100.00%2Nokian95.50%3Nankang94.70%4Continental94.00%5Hankook 92.10%6Michelin90.10%7Cooper88.30%8Falken87.00%9Bridgestone85.60%SumContinental CPC 534.90%WinContinental TS 86096.70%Snow handling1Continental100.00%2Nokian98.30%3Cooper97.20%4Goodyear97.10%5Hankook96.70%6Nankang96.70%7Falken95.90%8Michelin95.30%9Bridgestone91.20%SumContinental CPC 563.80%WinContinental TS 860101.30%Rolling resistance1Continental100.00%2Hankook99.10%3Nokian94.30%4Michelin93.40%5Nankang93.40%6Cooper92.50%7Goodyear92.50%8Bridgestone87.70%9Falken85.80%SumContinental CPC 591.50%WinContinental TS 86092.50%Cabin noise1Goodyear100.00%2Cooper97.50%3Falken95.80%4Bridgestone93.30%5Nankang92.40%6Michelin90.80%7Continental89.90%8Hankook84.90%9Nokian84.00%SumContinental CPC 585.70%WinContinental TS 860103.40%Price1Nankang£59.882Hankook£71.353Cooper£71.604Falken£73.385Nokian£75.546Bridgestone£75.977Goodyear£77.188Michelin£82.819Continental£85.85SumContinental CPC 5£78.12WinContinental TS 860£85.70Overall1Goodyear100.00%2Continental99.50%3Michelin99.40%4Nokian99.00%5Bridgestone98.50%6Falken97.30%7Hankook97.20%8Cooper96.90%9Nankang93.60%SumContinental CPC 595.30%WinContinental TS 860100.40% Previous: Summer tyre: Continental Premium Contact 6

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