Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO 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 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO 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 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO 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.

Weather-Control-A005-EVO 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 ten tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these ten tests:

  • Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO finished ahead of the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 in two of the tests
  • Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 finished ahead of the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO in seven of the tests
  • The Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO and Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 drew in one of the tests

While it might look like the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 is better than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO 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 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during one dry braking - cool tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO stopped the vehicle in 7.32% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
38M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
41M
Dry braking at cooler temperatures in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking - Cool: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 38M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41M

Dry Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during ten dry braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO stopped the vehicle in 3.54% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
40.61M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
42.1M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2020 All Season Tyre Market Overview - 32 Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 40.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 40.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.2M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42.3M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 39.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 38.8M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 40.31M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.9M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.9M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 39.3M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.6M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 41.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 43.9M

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 0.91% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
77.3s
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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 77.3s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 76.6s

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from three 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 0.31% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
64.94s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
64.74s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

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

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 69.7s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 69.4s
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 46.21s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.11s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 78.9s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.7s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during two dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was 0.29% faster around a lap than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
94.05Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
93.78Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 90.6Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 90Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 101.7Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 102.1Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 90.8Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 89.4Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 93.1Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 93.6Km/H

Wet Braking

Looking at data from ten tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during six wet braking tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO stopped the vehicle in 1.72% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
45.2M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
45.99M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2020 All Season Tyre Market Overview - 32 Tyre Braking Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 45M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 47M
2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 45M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 47M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 52.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 54.9M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 54.7M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 54.6M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 28.61M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 29.48M
2021 All Season Tyre Market Overview
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 52.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.7M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 52.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.7M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 32M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 31.9M
2022 All Season Tyre Market Overview
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 44.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.8M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 44.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 46.8M

Wet Braking - Cool

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during two wet braking - cool tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO stopped the vehicle in 8.4% less distance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
41.42M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
45.22M
Wet braking at cooler temperature in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking - Cool: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 53.4M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 59.2M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 29.44M 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 zero wet handling - cool [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0% faster around a wet lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
90.5s
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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 90.5s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 90.5s

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.93% faster around a wet lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
71.73s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
71.06s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

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

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 66.6s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 65.5s
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 49.98s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50.18s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 98.6s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 97.5s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 0.76% faster around a wet lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
72.15Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
72.7Km/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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 78.3Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.8Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 63.1Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 62.8Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 74.7Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 75.1Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 72.5Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 74.1Km/H

Wet Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during two wet circle tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was 1.35% faster around a wet circle than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
12.41s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
12.58s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 12.81s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 12.98s
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 12.01s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 12.17s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during six straight aqua tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 floated at a 2.96% higher speed than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
79.77Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
82.2Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 75.8Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 78.2Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 74.7Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.2Km/H
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 76.4Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 71.4Km/H
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 85.7Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 88.5Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 88.6Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 93.9Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 78.1Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 79.3Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 79.1Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 84.9Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during four curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 slipped out at a 4.42% higher speed than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
23.58m/sec2
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
24.67m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 81.9m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 84.5m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2.2m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.05m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 6.9m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.3m/sec2
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3.31m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3.83m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during five snow braking tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 stopped the vehicle in 6.43% less distance than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
28.92M
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
27.06M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 30.9M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 28.5M
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 24.7M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 24.3M
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 33.1M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 33.2M
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 17.44M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 17.6M
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 27.6M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 26.9M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 36.7M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 31.5M
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 32M Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 27.4M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 accelerated 17.92% faster than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
7.7s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
6.32s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 5.9s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 5.54s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 9.5s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.1s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during four snow traction tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 had 6.38% better snow traction than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
2556.75N
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
2731N
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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3293N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 3460N
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2083N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2159N
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2783N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2818N
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 2068N Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 2487N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three snow handling [s] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 5.27% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
82.75s
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
78.39s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

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

2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 31.8s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 30.6s
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 91.05s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 89.86s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 125.4s Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 114.7s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during four snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 4.7% faster around a lap than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
43.98Km/H
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
46.15Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

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

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 40.1Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 42Km/H
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 42.5Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 44.1Km/H
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 40.3Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 41.2Km/H
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 53Km/H Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 57.3Km/H

Snow Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one snow circle tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 3.4% faster around a snow circle than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
30.25S
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
29.22S
Snow Circle Time in Seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Circle: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 30.25S Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 29.22S

Snow Slalom

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one snow slalom tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was 17.46% faster through a slalom than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
3.64m/sec2
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
4.41m/sec2
Lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Snow Slalom: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 3.64m/sec2 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.41m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 scored 5% more points than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
9.5 Points
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
10 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

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

2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 9.5 Points Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 10 Points

Noise

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during three noise tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 measured 0.45% quieter than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
70.7dB
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
70.38dB
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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 70.7dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70.7dB
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 68.7dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 67.7dB
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 70dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 70dB
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 69.9dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 69.2dB
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 72.1dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72.3dB
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 72.8dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72.4dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better during one noise tests. On average the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 measured 0.43% quieter than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
69.8dB
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
69.5dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 69.8dB Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 69.5dB

Tyre Weight

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during one tyre weight tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO weighed 0.58% less than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
7563Kg
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
7607Kg
Tyre Weight Per Set, lower is better

Best In Tyre Weight: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7563Kg 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 27.89% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
44524.33KM
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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 48575KM Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 72680KM
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 36578KM Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 50455KM
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 48420KM 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 21.89% better value based on price/1000km than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
9.82Price/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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 6.59Price/1000 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 4.27Price/1000
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 13.67Price/1000 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 11Price/1000
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 9.19Price/1000 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.73Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during five price tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO cost 7.4% less than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
356.5
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
385
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 320 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 310
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 490 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 575
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 290 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 295
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 510 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 555
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 83.99 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 95
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 445 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 480

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during five rolling resistance tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO had a 4.35% lower rolling resistance than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
7.69kg / t
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
8.04kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2020 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.73kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.93kg / t
2020 Auto Bild SUV All Season Tyre Test
215/60 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 6.85kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.64kg / t
2021 AZ All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 8.3kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.7kg / t
2021 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 8.11kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 7.62kg / t
2021 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
225/50 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.99kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.26kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.5kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.2kg / t
2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 7.36kg / t Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 8.94kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO used 3.17% less fuel than the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
5.49l/100km
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3
5.67l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO

2022 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 5.49l/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 24.55% less particle wear matter than the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
22Gram/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
Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO: 22Gram/1000km Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3: 16.6Gram/1000km

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO and Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

In total the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO has been reviewed 40 times and drivers have given the tyre 74% overall.

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 has been reviewed 39 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 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
225/45 R17 on mostly motorways for 0 spirited miles
Complete set of tyres fitted today.245/40 19 Very little difference in the EVO tyre pattern to the original, but maybe the improvements are what you cannot see? I will review in 10,000 kms. I have to make a few journeys through the Alps in the next six months, so I am sure their snow performance will be tested. What I know from my experience with the original A005’s is that wet grip is superb, aquaplaning greatly reduced risk, low wear, quiet and low rolling resistance.
Helpful 203 - tyre reviewed on October 21, 2020
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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.
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Helpful 712 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2023
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Conclusion

In conclusion the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO was better in dry braking - cool, dry braking, dry handling [km/h], wet braking, wet braking - cool, wet circle, tyre weight, price, rolling resistance and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 was better in dry handling - cool [s], dry handling [s], wet handling - cool [s], wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], snow circle, snow slalom, subj. comfort, noise, noise, wear, value 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 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO 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.