2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test

The testing heroes at Sport Auto have answered a question we've all wanted to know the answer to! Just how good are all season tyres in large wheel sizes on a performance vehicle?

To answer this, Sport Auto have tested six of the best all season tyres, and included a NAMED summer and winter tyre, the Bridgestone Potenza Sport UUHP summer tyre, and the test winning Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 winter tyre.

It's a good test.

Dry BrakingBridgestone Potenza Sport: 36.7 MGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9 M
Dry HandlingBridgestone Potenza Sport: 127.3 Km/HBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 120.3 Km/H
Wet BrakingVredestein Quatrac Pro: 30.1 MToyo Celsius AS2: 39.5 M
Wet HandlingVredestein Quatrac Pro: 75.4 Km/HToyo Celsius AS2: 68.5 Km/H
Wet CircleBridgestone Potenza Sport: 8.45 m/sToyo Celsius AS2: 7.58 m/s
Straight AquaToyo Celsius AS2: 75.6 Km/HBridgestone Weather Control A005: 68.7 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningBridgestone Potenza Sport: 2.76 m/sec2Bridgestone Weather Control A005: 1.84 m/sec2
Snow BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 26.1 MBridgestone Potenza Sport: 56.8 M
Snow HandlingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 47.9 Km/HBridgestone Potenza Sport: 17.6 Km/H
Snow SlalomBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 3.49 m/sec2Bridgestone Potenza Sport: 1.23 m/sec2
NoiseVredestein Quatrac Pro: 71.1 dBBridgestone Potenza Sport: 73.9 dB
PriceBridgestone Potenza Sport: 171 Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 240
Rolling ResistanceContinental AllSeasonContact: 7.5 kg / tBridgestone Potenza Sport: 9.8 kg / t

Dry

What can we learn? Naturally the summer tyre wins the dry tests, that's no surprise, but there's quite a big delta in dry braking and a huge difference in dry handling! The winter also places as you'd expect in dry handling, although it does beat the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons G3 in dry braking, which is always a weakness of that all season tyre.

Wet

Wet braking is quite a surprise. The tests were done at 8c, and it's important to remember the Potenza Sport UUHP summer tyre is one of the UUHP tyres that does need a bit of temperature to work, but in this test the summer tyre could only manage mid pack in wet braking and near the bottom during wet handling! The rear star is the winter tyre, beating all the all season tyres are relatively warm winter conditions, apart from the Vredestein Quatrac Pro, which is always outstanding in the wet.

Snow

Fortunately the winter tyre was also the best in all the snow tests and the summer tyre the worst.

As we've seen in other tests, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 is as close to a winter tyre as any all season tyre is.

Environment

Noise is an interesting test, with the summer tyre by far the nosiest and the winter tyre once again only being beat by the Vredestein. Summer tyres are usually closer to all season tyres in noise, this Potenza Sport is particularly noisy.

There was quite a spread in rolling resistance, with the AllSeasonContact proving to be the best of the group.

Interestingly all the all season tyres were priced between the summer and winter tyres.

Results

1st: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Michelin CrossClimate 2
  • 235/35 R19 91Y
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • Weight: 9.98kgs
  • Tread: 6.7mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd38.2 M36.7 M+1.5 M96.07%
Dry Handling2nd122.9 Km/H127.3 Km/H-4.4 Km/H96.54%
Wet Braking7th35.6 M30.1 M+5.5 M84.55%
Wet Handling7th69.9 Km/H75.4 Km/H-5.5 Km/H92.71%
Wet Circle7th7.71 m/s8.45 m/s-0.74 m/s91.24%
Straight Aqua5th71.4 Km/H75.6 Km/H-4.2 Km/H94.44%
Curved Aquaplaning5th2.03 m/sec22.76 m/sec2-0.73 m/sec273.55%
Snow Braking2nd26.3 M26.1 M+0.2 M99.24%
Snow Handling2nd47.7 Km/H47.9 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.58%
Snow Slalom2nd3.41 m/sec23.49 m/sec2-0.08 m/sec297.71%
Noise5th72.1 dB71.1 dB+1 dB98.61%
Price6th208 171 +37 82.21%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.6 kg / t7.5 kg / t+0.1 kg / t98.68%
Very good on snow with a high level of grip and a comparatively wide limit range for an all-season. Very short braking distances dry. Good feedback and high grip in dry corners, good safety reserves.
Slightly longer braking distances in the wet and heavy understeer in wet turns, somewhat reduced aquaplaning safety. Weakly audible howling noise between 50 and 30 km/h (determined when the vehicle coasts from 80 km/h)
Test Winner / Very Good.

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2nd: Vredestein Quatrac Pro

Vredestein Quatrac Pro
  • 235/35 R19 91Y
  • EU Label: D/B/71
  • Weight: 11.1kgs
  • Tread: 7.9mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th43 M36.7 M+6.3 M85.35%
Dry Handling4th122.7 Km/H127.3 Km/H-4.6 Km/H96.39%
Wet Braking1st30.1 M100%
Wet Handling1st75.4 Km/H100%
Wet Circle2nd8.17 m/s8.45 m/s-0.28 m/s96.69%
Straight Aqua7th70.1 Km/H75.6 Km/H-5.5 Km/H92.72%
Curved Aquaplaning7th1.93 m/sec22.76 m/sec2-0.83 m/sec269.93%
Snow Braking7th30.9 M26.1 M+4.8 M84.47%
Snow Handling7th43.5 Km/H47.9 Km/H-4.4 Km/H90.81%
Snow Slalom7th3.06 m/sec23.49 m/sec2-0.43 m/sec287.68%
Noise1st71.1 dB100%
Price2nd174 171 +3 98.28%
Rolling Resistance6th9 kg / t7.5 kg / t+1.5 kg / t83.33%
Moderate grip on snow, but excellent wet grip with very precise and reliable handling. Reliable performance even in the dry. Very quiet on the outside and inside, comfortable.
Slightly longer braking distances on snow, a bit nervous and sensitive to load changes when cornering. High rolling resistance.
Very Good.

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3rd: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 235/35 R19 91Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
  • Weight: 8.86kgs
  • Tread: 7.8mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th42.3 M36.7 M+5.6 M86.76%
Dry Handling6th121.8 Km/H127.3 Km/H-5.5 Km/H95.68%
Wet Braking6th34.5 M30.1 M+4.4 M87.25%
Wet Handling4th72.1 Km/H75.4 Km/H-3.3 Km/H95.62%
Wet Circle4th7.99 m/s8.45 m/s-0.46 m/s94.56%
Straight Aqua3rd72.4 Km/H75.6 Km/H-3.2 Km/H95.77%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd2.42 m/sec22.76 m/sec2-0.34 m/sec287.68%
Snow Braking3rd28.8 M26.1 M+2.7 M90.63%
Snow Handling3rd46.2 Km/H47.9 Km/H-1.7 Km/H96.45%
Snow Slalom4th3.19 m/sec23.49 m/sec2-0.3 m/sec291.4%
Noise7th73.1 dB71.1 dB+2 dB97.26%
Price4th193 171 +22 88.6%
Rolling Resistance1st7.5 kg / t100%
Very good traction and easy to control driving behavior on snow, cooperates very well with the ASR/ESP/ABS control systems. Quite safe from aquaplaning, good level of grip and safe handling on dry roads, very low rolling resistance.
Sharp traction break, narrow slip zone on snow. Slightly longer braking distances on wet and dry roads.
Very Good.

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4th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005

Bridgestone Weather Control A005
  • 235/35 R19 91Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
  • Weight: 10.3kgs
  • Tread: 6.9mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd40 M36.7 M+3.3 M91.75%
Dry Handling3rd122.8 Km/H127.3 Km/H-4.5 Km/H96.47%
Wet Braking3rd32.9 M30.1 M+2.8 M91.49%
Wet Handling5th71.7 Km/H75.4 Km/H-3.7 Km/H95.09%
Wet Circle3rd8.03 m/s8.45 m/s-0.42 m/s95.03%
Straight Aqua8th68.7 Km/H75.6 Km/H-6.9 Km/H90.87%
Curved Aquaplaning8th1.84 m/sec22.76 m/sec2-0.92 m/sec266.67%
Snow Braking5th29 M26.1 M+2.9 M90%
Snow Handling5th45.1 Km/H47.9 Km/H-2.8 Km/H94.15%
Snow Slalom6th3.08 m/sec23.49 m/sec2-0.41 m/sec288.25%
Noise5th72.1 dB71.1 dB+1 dB98.61%
Price3rd182 171 +11 93.96%
Rolling Resistance3rd8.3 kg / t7.5 kg / t+0.8 kg / t90.36%
Quite balanced performance on snow for an all-season, decent grip in the wet, cornering, precise and quite similar to a summer tire in the dry.
Comparatively narrow threshold range on snow, low aquaplaning resistance, faintly audible, humming road noise at low speeds.
Good.

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4th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 235/35 R19 91W
  • EU Label: C/A/72
  • Weight: 10.46kgs
  • Tread: 8.7mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th43.1 M36.7 M+6.4 M85.15%
Dry Handling8th120.3 Km/H127.3 Km/H-7 Km/H94.5%
Wet Braking2nd32.7 M30.1 M+2.6 M92.05%
Wet Handling2nd73.7 Km/H75.4 Km/H-1.7 Km/H97.75%
Wet Circle6th7.97 m/s8.45 m/s-0.48 m/s94.32%
Straight Aqua4th71.5 Km/H75.6 Km/H-4.1 Km/H94.58%
Curved Aquaplaning6th2.02 m/sec22.76 m/sec2-0.74 m/sec273.19%
Snow Braking1st26.1 M100%
Snow Handling1st47.9 Km/H100%
Snow Slalom1st3.49 m/sec2100%
Noise2nd71.2 dB71.1 dB+0.1 dB99.86%
Price8th240 171 +69 71.25%
Rolling Resistance4th8.6 kg / t7.5 kg / t+1.1 kg / t87.21%
Reference winter tires with better grip due to the system and wider slip and limit areas on snow. Easily manageable even in critical situations. Good wet grip, decent ride comfort.
Significant deficits when driving fast on winding, dry roads. Sluggish steering response, strong understeer. Very weakly perceptible rolling noise inside the vehicle, increased rolling resistance.

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5th: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 235/35 R19 91Y
  • EU Label: D/C/72
  • Weight: 9.4kgs
  • Tread: 8.3mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th43.9 M36.7 M+7.2 M83.6%
Dry Handling7th121.6 Km/H127.3 Km/H-5.7 Km/H95.52%
Wet Braking5th33.5 M30.1 M+3.4 M89.85%
Wet Handling3rd73.1 Km/H75.4 Km/H-2.3 Km/H96.95%
Wet Circle5th7.98 m/s8.45 m/s-0.47 m/s94.44%
Straight Aqua6th70.4 Km/H75.6 Km/H-5.2 Km/H93.12%
Curved Aquaplaning4th2.04 m/sec22.76 m/sec2-0.72 m/sec273.91%
Snow Braking4th28.9 M26.1 M+2.8 M90.31%
Snow Handling6th44.9 Km/H47.9 Km/H-3 Km/H93.74%
Snow Slalom3rd3.2 m/sec23.49 m/sec2-0.29 m/sec291.69%
Noise4th71.7 dB71.1 dB+0.6 dB99.16%
Price7th226 171 +55 75.66%
Rolling Resistance6th9 kg / t7.5 kg / t+1.5 kg / t83.33%
Decent grip and agile handling on snow, safer and wider limit area on wet. Very manageable on dry roads, but not very dynamic.
Low reserves for spinning wheels on snow. Not very stable when changing loads in the wet. Longer braking distances on dry asphalt, high rolling resistance.
Good.

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6th: Toyo Celsius AS2

Toyo Celsius AS2
  • 235/35 R19 91Y
  • EU Label: D/B/71
  • Weight: 9.92kgs
  • Tread: 7.7mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th40.9 M36.7 M+4.2 M89.73%
Dry Handling5th122.1 Km/H127.3 Km/H-5.2 Km/H95.92%
Wet Braking8th39.5 M30.1 M+9.4 M76.2%
Wet Handling8th68.5 Km/H75.4 Km/H-6.9 Km/H90.85%
Wet Circle8th7.58 m/s8.45 m/s-0.87 m/s89.7%
Straight Aqua1st75.6 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd2.58 m/sec22.76 m/sec2-0.18 m/sec293.48%
Snow Braking6th30.1 M26.1 M+4 M86.71%
Snow Handling4th45.2 Km/H47.9 Km/H-2.7 Km/H94.36%
Snow Slalom5th3.1 m/sec23.49 m/sec2-0.39 m/sec288.83%
Noise3rd71.5 dB71.1 dB+0.4 dB99.44%
Price5th202 171 +31 84.65%
Rolling Resistance5th8.8 kg / t7.5 kg / t+1.3 kg / t85.23%
Acceptable braking and cornering grip on snow. Good balanced performance on dry roads, superior aquaplaning safety.
Inharmonious with too small steering angle and slip reserves handling on snow. Deficits in cornering grip and too long braking distances on a wet road (devaluation). Increased rolling resistance. A bit rumbling, howling road noise at 70-50 km/h.
Fair.

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7th: Bridgestone Potenza Sport

Bridgestone Potenza Sport
  • 235/35 R19 91Y
  • EU Label: D/A/72
  • Weight: 10.03kgs
  • Tread: 6.4mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st36.7 M100%
Dry Handling1st127.3 Km/H100%
Wet Braking4th33.4 M30.1 M+3.3 M90.12%
Wet Handling6th71.3 Km/H75.4 Km/H-4.1 Km/H94.56%
Wet Circle1st8.45 m/s100%
Straight Aqua2nd75.5 Km/H75.6 Km/H-0.1 Km/H99.87%
Curved Aquaplaning1st2.76 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking8th56.8 M26.1 M+30.7 M45.95%
Snow Handling8th17.6 Km/H47.9 Km/H-30.3 Km/H36.74%
Snow Slalom8th1.23 m/sec23.49 m/sec2-2.26 m/sec235.24%
Noise8th73.9 dB71.1 dB+2.8 dB96.21%
Price1st171 100%
Rolling Resistance8th9.8 kg / t7.5 kg / t+2.3 kg / t76.53%
Reference summer tire with high grip and cornering potential on dry and wet roads. Reliable only at higher road surface temperatures above +10°C.
Insufficient grip on snow. In the wet tests at +8°C, frequent loss of grip and sudden breakaway. Hard, rumbling rolling on edges and joints due to the temperature, comparatively high rolling resistance.

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