2019 All Season Tyre Performance Overview

With summer sadly coming to an end, now is a great time to start thinking about switching to all season or winter tyre options.

To help this purchase decision, German publication Auto Bild publish the results of their pre-tests, which are designed to help them select the best all season tyres to send through to their full all season tyre test.

This year Auto Bild have tested 31 all season tyres in 225/45 R17 in wet and dry braking, and the top ten will go through to the full test due next month.

Notable Performances

Once again, the new Bridgestone Weather Control A005 looks to be a great choice in the UK, with the shortest wet and nearly the shortest dry braking distances, even beating the dry optimised specialist of the Michelin CrossClimate+.

The new Vredestein Quatrac Pro also had an excellent result, finishing third thanks to an extremely strong wet result, and the Maxxis AP3 was the strongest tyre in the dry, finishing fourth.

Sadly the Falken and Nokian didn't make the top ten. The Nokian WeatherProof in particular is a heavily snow bias all season tyre, so it's no huge surprise it struggled in wet and dry testing.

It's also worth noting, the best tyres on test stopped the vehicle in less distance in the wet than the worst tyres did in the dry, and with a near 20 meter spread in the wet, it goes to show that cheap all season tyres are more dangerous than cheap summer tyres.

Results below, and be sure to come back in a few weeks for the full all season test results.

Dry

 

Wet

 

Results

1st: Bridgestone Weather Control A005

Bridgestone Weather Control A005
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+0.2 M99.5%
Wet Braking1st100%
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2nd: Michelin CrossClimate+

Michelin CrossClimate Plus
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+0.4 M99%
Wet Braking4th+2.3 M95.27%
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3rd: Vredestein Quatrac Pro

Vredestein Quatrac Pro
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking8th+3.4 M92.07%
Wet Braking2nd+0.2 M99.57%
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4th: Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3

Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Wet Braking13th+4.7 M90.78%
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5th: Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2

Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking15th+4.9 M88.96%
Wet Braking3rd+1.2 M97.47%
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6th: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking7th+3.1 M92.72%
Wet Braking7th+3.6 M92.79%
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7th: Nexen N Blue 4 Season

Nexen N Blue 4 Season
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+2.8 M93.38%
Wet Braking9th+4.1 M91.87%
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8th: Hankook Kinergy 4S2

Hankook Kinergy 4S2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking5th+2.5 M94.05%
Wet Braking11th+4.5 M91.14%
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9th: Kumho Solus HA31

Kumho Solus HA31
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking12th+4.3 M90.18%
Wet Braking6th+3.2 M93.54%
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10th: Cooper Discoverer All Season

Cooper Discoverer All Season
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+1.7 M95.87%
Wet Braking19th+6.3 M88.02%
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11th: Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210

Falken EUROALL SEASON AS210
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking14th+4.7 M89.37%
Wet Braking12th+4.6 M90.96%
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12th: General Altimax AS 365

General Altimax AS 365
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking20th+5.3 M88.17%
Wet Braking10th+4.3 M91.5%
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13th: Nokian WeatherProof

Nokian WeatherProof
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking16th+5 M88.76%
Wet Braking14th+5 M90.25%
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14th: Toyo Celsius

Toyo Celsius
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking23rd+6.1 M86.62%
Wet Braking8th+3.9 M92.23%
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15th: Yokohama BluEarth 4S AW21

Yokohama BluEarth 4S AW21
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking13th+4.6 M89.57%
Wet Braking18th+5.8 M88.87%
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16th: Pirelli Cinturato All Season+

Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking16th+5 M88.76%
Wet Braking17th+5.6 M89.21%
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17th: Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2

Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking31st+7.8 M83.51%
Wet Braking5th+2.9 M94.11%
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18th: Tristar All Season Power

Tristar All Season Power
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking8th+3.4 M92.07%
Wet Braking23rd+7.8 M85.58%
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19th: Kleber Quadraxer 2

Kleber Quadraxer 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking16th+5 M88.76%
Wet Braking19th+6.3 M88.02%
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20th: Tyfoon Tyfoon All Season

Tyfoon Tyfoon All Season
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking25th+6.4 M86.06%
Wet Braking14th+5 M90.25%
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21st: Matador MP 62 All Weather Evo

Matador MP 62 All Weather Evo
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking27th+6.6 M85.68%
Wet Braking16th+5.3 M89.73%
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22nd: BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2

BFGoodrich g Grip All Season 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking19th+5.1 M88.57%
Wet Braking23rd+7.8 M85.58%
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23rd: Rotalla Setula 4 Season RA03

Rotalla Setula 4 Season RA03
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking11th+3.8 M91.22%
Wet Braking26th+9.2 M83.42%
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24th: Goodride SW602

Goodride SW602
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking21st+5.4 M87.97%
Wet Braking22nd+7.7 M85.74%
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25th: Viking FourTech

Viking FourTech
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking26th+6.5 M85.87%
Wet Braking21st+7.2 M86.54%
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26th: Nankang Cross Seasons AW6

Nankang Cross Seasons AW6
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking22nd+5.7 M87.39%
Wet Braking25th+8.8 M84.03%
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27th: Linglong Green Max All Season

Linglong Green Max All Season
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking8th+3.4 M92.07%
Wet Braking29th+13.1 M77.95%
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28th: Fulda MultiControl

Fulda MultiControl
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking24th+6.2 M86.43%
Wet Braking27th+10.7 M81.23%
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29th: Star Performer SPTS AS

Star-Performer SPTS AS
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking27th+6.6 M85.68%
Wet Braking28th+11 M80.8%
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30th: GT Radial 4Seasons

GT-Radial 4Seasons
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking30th+7 M84.95%
Wet Braking30th+14 M76.78%
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31st: King Meiler AS1 KM

King-Meiler AS1 KM
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking29th+6.9 M85.13%
Wet Braking31st+15.9 M74.44%
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