2023 TUV Report All Season Test

For the launch of the new Bridgestone Turanza AllSeason 6, Bridgestone had the independent test body TÜV SÜD Automotive GmbH conduct a comprehensive test of the new all season tyre, and compare it to the leaders in the all season category, the Continental AllSeasonContact, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, and Michelin CrossClimate 2.

While this isn't a traditional magazine test, it is interesting data, and as many of you have questions about the performance of the new Turanza AllSeason 6, we believe it's worth including on the site.

Dry BrakingMichelin CrossClimate 2: 37.8 MGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42.3 M
Wet BrakingBridgestone Turanza All Season 6: 27.2 MMichelin CrossClimate 2: 31.4 M
Wet CircleContinental AllSeasonContact: 6.66 m/sMichelin CrossClimate 2: 6.17 m/s
Straight AquaContinental AllSeasonContact: 88.8 Km/HBridgestone Turanza All Season 6: 86.7 Km/H
Snow BrakingMichelin CrossClimate 2: 17.1 MContinental AllSeasonContact: 18 M
Snow TractionMichelin CrossClimate 2: 4.05 sContinental AllSeasonContact: 4.4 s
Subj. Snow HandlingMichelin CrossClimate 2: 7.96 PointsGoodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.17 Points
Snow CircleMichelin CrossClimate 2: 3.59 ms/2Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.36 ms/2

There are some missing tests you would usually see in a full tyre test, such as dry and wet handling, but from the data we have, the new Bridgestone performs very well in the key safety tests of wet braking, dry braking and snow braking. We've applied a "normal" balanced all season score weighting to the overall results and the new Bridgestone performs best overall.

As always you can adjust the score weighting of the results here to see which tyre is best for your own driving.

Wet

Dry

Snow

Results

1st: Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6

Bridgestone Turanza All Season 6
  • 205/55 R16 94V
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd38.6 M37.8 M+0.8 M97.93%
Wet Braking1st27.2 M100%
Wet Circle2nd6.46 m/s6.66 m/s-0.2 m/s97%
Straight Aqua4th86.7 Km/H88.8 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.64%
Snow Braking2nd17.3 M17.1 M+0.2 M98.84%
Snow Traction2nd4.17 s4.05 s+0.12 s97.12%
Subj. Snow Handling2nd7.74 Points7.96 Points-0.22 Points97.24%
Snow Circle2nd3.58 ms/23.59 ms/2-0.01 ms/299.72%
The new Turanza All Season 6 performed well in all tests, with its strongest performances in wet braking (1st place) and dry braking (2nd place). It also performed well in snow, ranking 2nd in snow braking and snow traction. Its performance in the wet circle test and straight aquaplaning was slightly weaker, coming in at 2nd and 4th place respectively

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2nd: Michelin CrossClimate 2

Michelin CrossClimate 2
  • 205/55 R16 94V
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st37.8 M100%
Wet Braking4th31.4 M27.2 M+4.2 M86.62%
Wet Circle4th6.17 m/s6.66 m/s-0.49 m/s92.64%
Straight Aqua2nd88.4 Km/H88.8 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.55%
Snow Braking1st17.1 M100%
Snow Traction1st4.05 s100%
Subj. Snow Handling1st7.96 Points100%
Snow Circle1st3.59 ms/2100%
The CrossClimate 2 demonstrated strong performance in dry conditions, ranking 1st in dry braking. It also excelled in snow tests, achieving 1st place in snow braking, snow traction, and subjective snow handling. However, it did not perform as well in wet conditions, ranking 4th in wet braking and the wet circle test

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3rd: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 205/55 R16 94V
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd41.3 M37.8 M+3.5 M91.53%
Wet Braking2nd28.3 M27.2 M+1.1 M96.11%
Wet Circle1st6.66 m/s100%
Straight Aqua1st88.8 Km/H100%
Snow Braking4th18 M17.1 M+0.9 M95%
Snow Traction4th4.4 s4.05 s+0.35 s92.05%
Subj. Snow Handling3rd7.24 Points7.96 Points-0.72 Points90.95%
Snow Circle3rd3.43 ms/23.59 ms/2-0.16 ms/295.54%
The AllSeasonContact showed exceptional performance in wet conditions, achieving 1st place in the wet circle test and straight aquaplaning. It also performed well in wet braking (2nd place). However, it performed less well in dry conditions and snow, ranking 3rd in dry braking and 4th in all snow tests

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4th: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
  • 205/55 R16 94V
  • 3PMSF: yes
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th42.3 M37.8 M+4.5 M89.36%
Wet Braking3rd28.9 M27.2 M+1.7 M94.12%
Wet Circle3rd6.4 m/s6.66 m/s-0.26 m/s96.1%
Straight Aqua3rd87.6 Km/H88.8 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.65%
Snow Braking3rd17.5 M17.1 M+0.4 M97.71%
Snow Traction3rd4.31 s4.05 s+0.26 s93.97%
Subj. Snow Handling4th7.17 Points7.96 Points-0.79 Points90.08%
Snow Circle4th3.36 ms/23.59 ms/2-0.23 ms/293.59%
The Vector 4Seasons Gen3 demonstrated a balanced performance across different conditions. It achieved 1st place in the snow circle test and performed relatively well in other tests, although it ranked 4th in dry braking and subjective snow handling

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