Continental AllSeasonContact vs Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Continental AllSeasonContact and the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Continental AllSeasonContact and Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 are Premium Touring All Season tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

AllSeasonContact VS Vector-4Seasons-Gen-3

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been fifteen tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these fifteen tests:

  • Continental AllSeasonContact finished ahead of the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 in five of the tests
  • Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 finished ahead of the Continental AllSeasonContact in ten of the tests

While it might look like the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 is better than the Continental AllSeasonContact purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking - Cool

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during one dry braking - cool tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact stopped the vehicle in 3.17% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
39.7M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
41M
Dry braking at cooler temperatures in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking - Cool: Continental AllSeasonContact

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 39.7M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41M

Dry Braking

Looking at data from fourteen tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during eight dry braking tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle in 1.51% less distance than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
42.48M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
41.84M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 39.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 39.2M
2020 All Season Tyre Market Overview - 32 Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 43M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 43M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 44.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42.3M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 42M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 39.99M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 40.31M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 42.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.9M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 42.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.9M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 41.6M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 45.8M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 45.8M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9M
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 42.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9M
2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 41.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42.3M
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 42.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 39.4M

Dry Handling - Cool [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one dry handling - cool [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.78% faster around a lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
77.2s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
76.6s
Dry handling cooler temperatures in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling - Cool [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 77.2s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 76.6s

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three dry handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.19% faster around a lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
74s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
73.86s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 101.59s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 101.22s
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 69.7s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 69.4s
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 45.91s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.11s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 78.8s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.7s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.82% faster around a lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
97.2Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
98Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 90Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 90Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 100.7Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 102.1Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 89.6Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 89.4Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 91.5Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 93.6Km/H
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 121.8Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 121.6Km/H
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 89.6Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 91.3Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 2.22% more points than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
8.8 Points
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
9 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 8.8 Points Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from fourteen tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during eleven wet braking tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle in 2.19% less distance than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
44.23M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
43.26M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 38.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 36.9M
2020 All Season Tyre Market Overview - 32 Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 48.6M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 47M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 48.6M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 47M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 56.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 54.9M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 54.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 54.6M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 27.59M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 29.48M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 53M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.7M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 53M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.7M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 33.2M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 31.9M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 48.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.8M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 48.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.8M
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 34.5M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 33.5M
2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 28.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 28.9M
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 45.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.4M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during one wet braking - cool tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact stopped the vehicle in 0.18% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
45.14M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
45.22M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Continental AllSeasonContact

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 59.7M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 59.2M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 30.58M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 31.23M

Wet Handling - Cool [s]

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one wet handling - cool [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 1.09% faster around a wet lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
91.5s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
90.5s
Wet handling at cooler temperature in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling - Cool [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 91.5s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 90.5s

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three wet handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.6% faster around a wet lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
71.43s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
71s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 71.62s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70.83s
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 65.1s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 65.5s
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 50.88s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.18s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 98.1s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 97.5s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during six wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 1.68% faster around a wet lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
71.97Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
73.2Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 77.9Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.8Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 62.6Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 62.8Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 73.6Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 75.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 72.6Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 74.1Km/H
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 72.1Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 73.1Km/H
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 73Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 75.3Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 2.17% more points than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
9 Points
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
9.2 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 9 Points Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9.2 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during two wet circle tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact had 1.91% higher lateral wet grip than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
7.33m/s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
7.19m/s
Lateral wet grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Wet Circle: Continental AllSeasonContact

2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.99m/s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.98m/s
2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 6.66m/s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 6.4m/s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during five straight aqua tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact floated at a 0.02% higher speed than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
80.52Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
80.5Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Continental AllSeasonContact

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 84.28Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.03Km/H
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 80.2Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.2Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 74.3Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.2Km/H
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 76.2Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 71.4Km/H
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 87.8Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 88.5Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 93.3Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 93.9Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 78.3Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 78.4Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 84.9Km/H
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 72.4Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70.4Km/H
2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 88.8Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 87.6Km/H
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 71.7Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 73.1Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during three curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact slipped out at a 0.79% higher speed than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
15.12m/sec2
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
15m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Continental AllSeasonContact

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2.058m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 1.988m/sec2
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 86.8m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 84.5m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2.68m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.05m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 6.7m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.3m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 3.08m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.83m/sec2
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2.42m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2.04m/sec2
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2.07m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2.31m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during seven snow braking tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact stopped the vehicle in 0.85% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
25.58M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
25.8M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Continental AllSeasonContact

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 23.84M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 23.87M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 27.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 28.5M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 23.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 24.3M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 32M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 33.2M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 16.91M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 17.6M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 26.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 26.9M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 32.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 31.5M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 27.7M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 27.4M
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 28.8M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 28.9M
2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 18M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 17.5M
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 24.6M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 24.1M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three snow traction tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 accelerated 1.23% faster than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
9.75s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
9.63s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 21.95s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 21.56s
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 5.85s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 5.54s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 6.8s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.1s
2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 4.4s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.31s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three snow traction tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 had 2.23% better snow traction than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
2682.4N
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
2743.6N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 3445N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3460N
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2240N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2159N
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2666N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2818N
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2502N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2487N
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 2559N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2794N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two snow handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0% faster around a lap than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
79.13s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
79.13s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 81.43s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 81.35s
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 30.4s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 30.6s
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 89.19s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 89.86s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 115.5s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 114.7s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during four snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact was 0.38% faster around a lap than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
47.95Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
47.77Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Continental AllSeasonContact

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 41.9Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 44.9Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 44.1Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 41.3Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.2Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 57.3Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57.3Km/H
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 46.2Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 44.9Km/H
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 56.1Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57.1Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during two subj. snow handling tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact scored 3.8% more points than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
7.37 Points
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
7.09 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Continental AllSeasonContact

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.5 Points Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7 Points
2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.24 Points Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.17 Points

Snow Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact provided 2.04% more lateral grip than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
3.43ms/2
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
3.36ms/2
Lateral snow grip in m/s squared, higher is better

Best In Snow Circle: Continental AllSeasonContact

2023 TUV Report All Season Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 3.43ms/2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.36ms/2

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during two snow slalom tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact was 1.5% faster through a slalom than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
4m/sec2
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
3.94m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Continental AllSeasonContact

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 4.5m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.41m/sec2
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 3.19m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.2m/sec2
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 4.31m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.2m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two subj. comfort tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 4.1% more points than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
9.35 Points
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
9.75 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 9.2 Points Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9.5 Points
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 9.5 Points Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 10 Points

Noise

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during seven noise tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 measured 1.23% quieter than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
71.74dB
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
70.86dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 71.4dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70.7dB
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 67.3dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 67.7dB
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 71dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70dB
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 71.4dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 69.2dB
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 72.6dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72.3dB
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 72.7dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72.4dB
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 73.1dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 71.7dB
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 74.4dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72.9dB

Rough Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one rough noise tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 measured 1.33% quieter than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
67.9dB
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
67dB
Internal rough surface noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Rough Noise: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 67.9dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 67dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during one tyre weight tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact weighed 1.17% less than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
7518Kg
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
7607Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Continental AllSeasonContact

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7518Kg Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7607Kg

Wear

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three wear tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 is predicted to cover 19.32% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
49812KM
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
61743.33KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 64890KM Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72680KM
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 43549KM Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50455KM
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 40997KM Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 62095KM

Value

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three value tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 proved to have a 26.81% better value based on price/1000km than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
10.48Price/1000
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
7.67Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 5.24Price/1000 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.27Price/1000
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 14.12Price/1000 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 11Price/1000
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 12.07Price/1000 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.73Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during five price tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 cost 1.82% less than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
333.95
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
327.88
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 92.6 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 87
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 340 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 310
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 535 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 575
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 310 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 295
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 615 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 555
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 91 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 95
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 495 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 480
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 193 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 226

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during six rolling resistance tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact had a 4.51% lower rolling resistance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
7.83kg / t
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
8.2kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Continental AllSeasonContact

2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 8.48kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.96kg / t
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 8.15kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.93kg / t
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.11kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.64kg / t
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.9kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.7kg / t
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.82kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.62kg / t
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.66kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.26kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental AllSeasonContact: 8.1kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.2kg / t
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.13kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.94kg / t
2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test
235/35 R19
Continental AllSeasonContact: 7.5kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 9kg / t
2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental AllSeasonContact: 8.44kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.79kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental AllSeasonContact was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Continental AllSeasonContact used 6.17% less fuel than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Continental AllSeasonContact
5.32l/100km
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
5.67l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Continental AllSeasonContact

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 5.32l/100km Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 5.67l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 emitted 22.43% less particle wear matter than the Continental AllSeasonContact.

Continental AllSeasonContact
21.4Gram/1000km
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
16.6Gram/1000km
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (Gram/1000km), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental AllSeasonContact: 21.4Gram/1000km Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 16.6Gram/1000km

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Continental AllSeasonContact and Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

In total the Continental AllSeasonContact has been reviewed 35 times and drivers have given the tyre 81% overall.

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 has been reviewed 40 times and drivers have given the tyre 84% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Best Review for the Continental AllSeasonContact
Given 90% 225/45 R17 on mostly country roads for 190 spirited miles
Initially tested on very wet and slushy country roads and additionally on 5-10 cm compacted snow in the mountains. Tyres appeared to perform as well in these conditions as my full winter tyres (Nokian WR D4). Dry braking performance in the 0-8 degree range seems very good but fast cornering and general dry handling was lacking a little to my summer Pirelli's when the temperatures were nearer 8 degrees. Still sufficient dry handling for all but the most spirited of drives I would say. Early impressions are good, more winter and dry testing needed but the wet performance has been exemplary.... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 265 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2017
View all Continental AllSeasonContact driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
Given 83% 205/55 R16 on a combination of roads for 3,750 spirited miles
Almost time to switch back to my summer tyres. So, here’s my impression of my “mild climate winter” tyres. I used to drive on Continental WinterContact TS860 winter tyres, but last winters, I noticed that I almost never drive on snow. And in spring and fall, when temperatures jump up and down, I was sometimes driving on my winter tyres at temperatures around 20°C. So now, I followed your advice and chose All Season tyres for the winter season. I drove them for about 6.000 km now in temperatures between -2 and +16 °C, in the dry and in lots of rain.
Just after switching to the Vector 4S,... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 714 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2023
View all Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Continental AllSeasonContact was better in dry braking - cool, wet braking - cool, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, snow circle, snow slalom, tyre weight, rolling resistance and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better in dry braking, dry handling - cool [s], dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet handling - cool [s], wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], subj. comfort, noise, rough noise, wear, value, price and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

 Overall Winner: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Continental AllSeasonContact and Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.