Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 provides improved grip for better handling on snow. The large amount of sipes at the center of the tyre’s tread provide for better snow biting, improving handling on snow by 5% in comparison to the previous Vector 4Seasons Gen-2.

Goodyear’s Dry Handling technology provides strong crown and shoulder blocks that reduce the deformation of the tyre during heavy maneuvers improving dry braking by 5%.

The Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 also maintains its predecessor’s impressive level of aquaplaning resistance thanks to Goodyear’s Aqua Control technology, which uses deep and wide grooves to improve water dispersion.

The new Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was introduced as of April 2020, with 65 new SKUs to be progressively introduced in 2020 and further SKUs to follow in 2021 and 2022.

Tyre review data from 39 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 322,625 miles driven, and 21 tests with an average result of 3rd.

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 82%
Wear 88%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 89%
Snow Grip 85%
Ice Grip 77%

First On MarketMay 2021
Wheel Size14 - 20"
Width155 - 285mm
Profile30 - 70
Rolling ResistanceA - D
Wet GripB - C
Noise (dB)69 - 73
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 is ranked 7th of 58 All Season Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2.

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2024 Sport Auto Summer Tyre Test
6th of 6 tyres
  • Quiet pass-by noise, high lane change safety on dry asphalt, good rolling comfort.
  • Almost six meters longer braking distance in wet conditions compared to the best summer tyre, poor aquaplaning resistance, low dry grip.
  • On dry surfaces: quiet, stable during lane changes, comfortable. Insufficient grip in wet conditions.
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2024 Sports Car All Season Tyre Test
3rd of 13 tyres
  • All-rounder with a well-balanced high performance potential, very good traction on snow, dynamic driving qualities in all weather conditions, precise steering response, moderate price level.
  • None mentioned.
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2024 Motorhome Camper Van All Season Tyre Test
1st of 8 tyres
  • Secure cornering grip with wide margins and stable understeering tendency on snow. Outstanding traction and very safe driving behavior on wet roads. Safe, dynamic handling also in dry conditions.
  • Slightly longer braking distances dry, light rolling noise.
  • Safe in all seasons – the test winner!.
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14 inch
175/65R14 86 H XLCB69
175/65R14 86 H XLDB69
185/60R14 86 H XLCB70
15 inch
185/65R15 92 V XLCB70
185/65R15 92 T XLBC70
195/65R15 95 T XLCB71
185/65R15 92 T XLBC70
195/65R15 95 V XLCB71
195/65R15 95 V XLCB71
195/65R15 95 V XLCB71
185/65R15 92 T XLCB70
16 inch
205/60R16 96 V XLAC71
205/60R16 92 HCB69
205/60R16 96 V XLCB70
215/60R16 99 V XLCB71
205/60R16 96 V XLAC71
205/55R16 94 V XLAB72
205/55R16 94 V XLAB72
205/60R16 96 V XLAC71
215/60R16 99 V XLCB71
205/55R16 94 V XLCB70
205/55R16 94 V XLAB72
205/60R16 96 V XLCB70
205/55R16 91 VCB70
205/55R16 94 V XLAB72
17 inch
215/55R17 98 W XLBB70
215/55R17 94 VBB71
215/55R17 94 VBB71
215/55R17 98 W XLAB71
215/55R17 94 VBB71
225/50R17 98 W XLDB71
215/55R17 94 VBB71
215/55R17 98 W XLBB70
215/55R17 98 W XLAB71
215/55R17 98 W XLAB71
225/45R17 94 W XLDB71
225/50R17 98 W XLCB70
215/45R17 91 W XLCB70
215/55R17 98 W XLBB70
205/50R17 93 W XLCB71
225/45R17 94 W XLCB70
215/55R17 98 W XLBB70
18 inch
245/40R18 97 W XLCB72
225/40R18 92 Y XLCB72
255/35R18 94 Y XLCB72
235/60R18 103 TBB71
235/60R18 103 TBB71
235/60R18 103 TBB71
235/60R18 103 TBB71
245/45R18 100 Y XLBB72
19 inch
235/35R19 91 Y XLDC72
20 inch
255/45R20 105 T XLCB72
255/45R20 105 T XLCB72
245/35R20 95 W XLCB72
255/45R20 105 W XLCB72
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Questions and Answers for the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3

2020-07-02 - I bought a brand new set of this tyres for my Audi A3, size 225/45 R17, to replace my 7 year old winter tyres. Now I can hear a very obvious bumping noise coming from tyres, at about 40 to 50km/h. I can kind of feel it on the steering wheel too. Never heard that before with any winter nor all-season tyres, let alone summer tyres. Two separate garages checked the car, including Audi, and said they could no find anything wrong, and that the noise may be normal for those tyres. Can this be the case? Has anyone had the same experience with these tyres? I am really quite unhappy with them.

This is certainly not the fault of the tyres, unless they've been stored incorrectly and have gone "out of round" or been damaged internally. I'd keep complaining to the garage! One option would be to have the fronts and rears swapped to see if the noise moves, and if so you know there's a wheel / tyre issue.

2020-10-31 - Been looking at these to fit on a Gen 10 Honda Civic 1.5 turbo which is a reasonably quick car and has good handling, I am just a little concerned regarding dry braking, do these tyre make an appreciable difference compared to the OE tyres which are Michelin Primacy 3?

Check out our all season tyre test which has a reference summer tyre in to show you the difference between this and a summer tyre.

2021-05-25 - I have to fit my Hyundai Tucson with new tires. I have to choose between Goodyear 4season Gen 3 and Michelin crossclimate plus. My main focus is on treadlife and dry and wet performance. What should I choose?

The two tyres seem to be relatively similar in wear, the Michelin better in the dry and the Goodyear has the edge in the wet. If you've not seen it, check out our all season tyre test from 2020 as that should give you all the details.

2022-10-20 - Is the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 also available in a RunFlat version?

Yes in certain sizes there are runflat versions of the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3

2022-11-23 - Hello! I been choosing new tires for Ford Kuga MK1 SUv with 4x4 120kW. I checked all tests which i found on yuour website and i want to buy Goodyear Vector 4Seasons G3, but i found there are two types of tires - Vector 4Seasons G3 with index H99 which is still good for me and Vector 4Seasons G3 SUV with index 103Y, my question is do i need to buy SUV variant or should be good the first variant? Because on SUV variant there are not that much tests like the first variant. Thanks

The overall performance of the non-suv and suv versions should be very similar. If the Kuga is ok with a 99 load rating then pick whatever is cheaper.

2023-07-05 - Just imported these tyres from UK to AUS to use as my winter tyres. Now moving to the USA for 3 years. Put about 10000kms on them. Think they will store well for 3 years?

As long as you store properly, you should be ok for another year of use after your return. Make sure they're kept out of direct sunlight and if possible keep them inside where there isn't extreme temperatures.

2023-07-08 - Are these tyres any good on black ice?

Generally no tyres outside of soft compound / nordic winter tyres perform on ice, however of the all seasons I would expect these to be one of the better ones.

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Top 3 Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3 Reviews

Given 83% while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (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, I had the same feeling as when I changed to winter tyres: I felt a bit unsecure while driving: compared to my summer tyres (Continental PremiumContact 6) the road contact of the V4S is noticeably less direct. Better than a winter tyre, but worse than a summer tyre. Once you realise the grip is actually present, the confidence comes back quickly. In fact, in terms of safety, I see it as a good thing: because it is so much fun to go quickly with the PC6, I sometimes feel tempted to go just that bit faster. The V4S isn’t that inviting, so I drive slower. Safe in winter, fun in summer, I can live with that.
And in terms of grip, the V4S does an excellent job: In the dry, it is more than sufficient. The steering feedback is obviously less than with the PC6, but still more than enough to know what’s going on. In the wet, I was impressed by the grip on near freezing wet surfaces and by the aquaplaning resistance. And when the tyres start sliding, it all goes very gradually and controllable. Such a safe and stable tyre! In all aspects better and more pleasant than the TS860, which to be honest didn’t do bad at all for a winter tyre in the dry and in the wet.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to test the tyres on real snow. On muddy roads, light snow, frost and in salted snow/ice slush however, the V4S provides sufficient grip to steer, accelerate and brake without problems. In such conditions, other cars on summer tyres are the biggest risks one can encouter anyway, so I drive extra carefully then.
Comfort (noise and suspension) is just fine. Slightly better than the TS860 and way better than the PC6.
I noticed an increase in fuel consumption of about 0,2 l/100 km when driving in similar conditions as with the summer tyres.
In terms of wear, the tyres lost about 0.4 mm. tread depth (almost no difference between front and rear), which is in line with the AutoBild wear test (70.000 km). If I replace the tyres at the minimum winter tyre depth (4 mm.), I will be able to drive about 50.000 km on them. Very reasonable (My PC6 front tyres will last about 30.000 km).
In short: thank you Goodyear for getting me safely through the winter season. And now let’s get the Conti’s back on!
Helpful 700 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2023
Given 90% while driving a Lexus RC300H (255/40 R19) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
I have used Vector 4 Season Gen 1 and now Gen 2 on my partners FWD Toyota Yaris. Also Michelin Cross Climates on a FWD Volvo and RWD MX5 and Cross Climate + on a RWD Lexus over the last 7 years. In the South of the UK and when i lived in Cumbria.

In past 9 months I bought a Lexus RC300H which was fitted with Bridgestones and was hugely annoyed to find that there was no all season tyre available for the rear tyre size (which are different to the front tyre size). In winter specification you could only get rear tyres of one compound / year and front tyres of another compound / year with the same manufacturer so I was in a huge dilemma because although I live in the South in Oxfordshire I very frequently experience severe cold, icy and sometimes snowy roads due to the countryside location and also the height above sea level that I have to travel through every day to and from work. In fact where I live is often recorded as the coldest place in England .

So following lots of calculations / checks I decided on going from 265 to 255 on the rears and that enabled me to have a choice of all season tyre that would be the same compound etc on all 4 wheels.

From personal experience of driving tens of thousands of miles on both brands I always felt that the Goodyear tyres were better on snow and frosty inclines during severe weather compared to the Michelins. Although the Goodyears were on FWD cars with narrower tyres which helps they 'felt' far better and even more noticable in the cold wet weather. I think this is because Michelin are a summer tyre with winter capability whereas Goodyear are a winter tyre with summer capability.

On this car my plan is to swap back to my Bridgestones for Spring and Summer so I did not need an all season tyre that would work well during summer months so therefore opted for the Goodyear to get the best option for winter and i am so pleased that i did!

The Lexus RC300H whilst it has its 12V battery and more importantly Lithium battery packs at the rear below the boot it is known for being very tail happy in any cold / cold damp conditions. Well it has been completely the opposite with the Goodyears, I have now driven 2,000 miles on them since October through torrential downpours, muddy areas and extreme cold (this week been between -8 to +4 for 5 days so far) with lots of ice. I have been driving out on country roads from 06:30 @-4c to -8c and after 20:00 when it has been -2c to -5c each day and also at these times going up and down a private road that has a 1:6 slope with a hair pin bend and no gritting on it and it has been absolutely perfect. Not a single trigger of the LSD or other safety features has occurred, even more impressive is that I have witnessed two FWD cars one a Fiesta the other a Golf that I know have summer tyres on them that have not been able to get up the slope at all during these temps.

In the crazy torrential rain that we have had they cut through the water so easily, you get a bit of noise from the water spraying out but it doesn't matter because you can feel it is sure footed and secure with no drift or aquaplaning ever experienced. I thought they would be good in the wet as the ones on my partner Yaris are superb.

Regarding noise in general use they are as quiet as the summer Bridgestones and so far they do not use anymore fuel in standard temperature either as I track / keep a spreadsheet of all fuel usage

My Michelins came a little unstuck on the slope mentioned above on my previous RWD Lexus and I sometimes had to park at top and walk down as otherwise could not get out in the morning but no such issue with the Goodyear Vector 4 Season Gen3. I have not been able to try them in anything other than very very light snow but am very confident they will be far superior to a summer tyre.

They seem to be wearing evenly but I would expect this of a car not 5 years old and only 22,000 miles on the clock, although it is a very heavy coupe at 1,900kg.

I am so impressed with them that I am reconsidering if I will change back to the Bridgestones come Spring time. The only issue is those tyres have only done 2,000 miles on them so I would rather swap to wear them out but once finished I think I will keep the Goodyears on all year around.
Helpful 230 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2024
Given 88% while driving a Toyota Yaris (175/65 R14) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
These tyres have been fantastic on my MK1 Toyota Yaris.
I was going to purchase Michelin Cross Climate, but the Goodyears were on a special offer at my tyre depot, £50 each, which I think is amazing value for a high quality branded product.
I’ve been driving around the Derbyshire Dales now for a year or so on these tyres.
They are exceptionally quiet & comfortable. They inspire confidence with their superb grip, which seems better in the Wet. I’ve driven in 30 degree heat and minus 10 degrees too. The tyres grip and steer and remain compliant and safe in every condition I’ve driven through.
These are the first All Season tyres I’ve ever used. I can confidently say, this tyre is the most remarkable thing I’ve used in 40 years of driving. I will always use these tyres from now onwards.
I must add, these are not a Sports Tyre, but for general usage they are Great.
Helpful 59 - tyre reviewed on October 23, 2023
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Given 83% while driving a Skoda (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 40,000 easy going miles
I was quite suspicious and sceptic to "all-season-things". However the summer tires were old and quite "tired" and I wanted to save time and/or be prepared for sudden snow or low temperatures. Central part of Poland is tricky. We got +35 on summer (few or more days) and it can be -15 in winter + snow.
And the choice was made with help of Tyrereviews test.
I wanted a balanced allrounder, for defensive style of driving.
What made me surprise? These tires were as they should. Dry? OK lets go. Wet and heavy rain - no problem. Fresh snow and snowy roads - let's go (december 2023, Szczawnica, Poland - Homole trip)
Noise? I love how they sound. A nice pitch. On dry - no disturbing. On wet - it sounds like some kind of whistle (low speed, shiny asphalt)
So generally they are quiet. Seemlessly quiet.
Comfort? Absorbing most road "imperfections" without disturbing you.
Wear? Over 50k km passed and still ca. 6mm left (easy going, defensive style).
Now, the cons.
Well, the tests say the truth. Slightly longer dry braking distance, you can notice that by needing to put more pressure on brake pedal on emergency braking.
And a little sluggish steer wheel response.
I love these tires.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on May 3, 2024
Given 80% while driving a Volkswagen (B8) 1.4 TSI (150 Hp) DSG ACT (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
The Vector 4 season Gen 3 are actually the perfect tyres for your car. I've drove these in most conditions and they've never failed me. The dry braking is probably a touch off the best but as the tyres wear (which they do slowly) that'll become better so you can evolve with the feel of them. In the wet these things come into their own no aquaplaning or braking issues. Even in snow they're terrific, that being said I did have traction light appear when going through really deep snow but the tyre was able to get me through this. Fuel wise I can't really speak about my car takes around 20 liters per week roughly 35 euro. I look after the tyre pressures putting 36 psi in all 4. For me it's the wear factor that makes these good value and the versatility that makes these the perfect all round tyre. You need to be on the correct tyre all the time and you will the Vector gen 3.
Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on March 25, 2024
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Given 79% while driving a MINI Cooper (175/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 2,000 average miles
Have used the original Vector 4, the Gen 2 and now these Gen 3's on various cars over the years, and they have always been very good in the cold and wet. However, these Gen 3 are probably the best yet when it gets warm and dry, with improved breaking in these conditions.
Unfortunately though they don't seem to suit our current Mini F56 hatch, due to the persistent and noticeable tyre roar. Not sure if its down to our current model of car, or the new design of the Gen 3, but they are certainly nosier than the previous Vector 4 tread patterns, which I've used on other small sized cars with similar sized tyres.
Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on March 13, 2024
Given 94% while driving a Mercedes Benz (245/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
First I experienced, that it is very comfortable, and silent, compared to my previous Pirelli winter, and not far from my summer GY asy6 (which is the best , so even close to that is a great thing). The dry grip is pretty fine, did not force it much, but very confident in fast corners. The only recognisable thing, is that the brake distance could be bigger (again...compared to the best UUHP summer)

Then came the monsoon rain. The grip is pure magic. No aquaplan, superb grip, and I tried to drift...cornering with full throttle as a test, but it just grips like hell LOVE it!

Ok, you can say, that it's nothing. So:
There was a giant snowstorm, snow everywhere, fresh... the hardest condition. But the tire was solid and behaved exactly like a top winter tire. During the 4-hour trip I was one of the quickest cars on the roads. Which were fully covered in snow, and ice, constantly falling... so fresh snow on ice as well. I even wanted some fun, turned the ESP off, and made some idiotic moves. And the tire showed some magic. After about 50-60cm of tail. moving, it suddenly gripped/stopped...the lateral grip is magical.

I'm actually mesmerized by this. Goodyear is a killer. Leader tires for affordable prices. :D
If you want something that is an awesome allrounder, then Vector!!!
I use it as a winter tire, since here it's more like a cold spring with rare snowing days; but if you dont care about the last 1% of dry grip, then no summer is needed next to it.
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on January 2, 2024
Given 90% while driving a Opel (245/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 30,000 average miles
These tires are fitted on a large Opel Insignia, the handling is amazing in all circumstances and driving in mountain roads with thick snow and ice is no issue. They are probably not as good on dry roads in the summer but they remain very good compared to others. They last at least 50,000 KM for the rear tires and 45,000 KM for the front tires, as I drive around 50,000KM a year I need to change them once a year. I predominantly drive on secondary mountain roads this is very demanding for tires the rest is done on highways I would honestly consider that you are driving predominantly on highways at standard speed (130 KPH) you can expect to achieve 60,000 km with the four tires (do not forget to permut them though). They are much better than the continental all seasons I have on my mercedes EQE. Companring both tires I would say that the handling on dry roads is better with the continental but once it gets wet/snowy or icy the Goodyear is a lot better. From what I can see with the mercedes although it is a lot heavier than the opel, the continental will probably need replacement after 30,000 KM. I wish I could fit the Good Years on the mercedes but it is not allowed on this car only mchelin and continental all seasons tires have been registered.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on December 21, 2023
Given 76% while driving a Peugeot 3008 GT line 2.0 Blue HDI (225/50 R18) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Excellent tyres, superb in the wet, cold weather bias out weights weaknesses in higher temperatures. I have used these tyres previously on a Skoda yeti size 225 55 17, highly recommended.
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2023
Given 73% while driving a SEAT Leon (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
Quiet, Comfortable and with plenty of grip and good feel in all kinds of weather
Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2023
Given 70% while driving a Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 1.5TSI 150HP (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
OK, I drove on these tyres from Nov 22 to May 23 - approx 5K. Have switched back to my Goodyear Efficient Grip Perf 2. Summer tyre simply superior in warmer conditions.
Had a chance to drive the 4seasons in dry, wet, snow and ice.
They are amazing in the wet, cutting through water really well, like a pair of scissors!
In the dry they handled better than I thought they would. All the corners I take at speed in my summer tyres were handled well by the 4seasons, certainly for everyday driving. Just felt like I was driving on foam when pushed hard.
Drove on side streets when covered in ice. Reversing and turning on a slope not good at all, tyres spun frantically. Didn't feel confident in the ice at all, although a voice in my head kept telling me they must be better than summer tyres!
Had a good few days of snow where I live this winter (Perthshire). Couldn't wait to try them out! Felt much better than summer tyres, no surprise there, and they did grip when turning a sharp corner, although sometimes it took a brief second for the grip to kick in. Was disappointed that when stopping at junction my ABS kicked in and juddered, failing to stop in time. Just as well no traffic coming the other way.

Overall, for general driving in winter I'm happy with them and in November will get them back on my car. Not sure I'd want to keep them on during a hot summer, too spongy.

I also experienced my first puncture with the 4seasons; 3 days after I bought them my front passenger tyre was completely flat. Maybe not as robust as I'd hoped.

I've owned a set of CrossClimate+ before and was happy to keep them on all year, not so the 4seasons.

I would buy again, but I'll definately consider Michelin CC2 next time.
Helpful 58 - tyre reviewed on May 17, 2023
Given 63% while driving a Hyundai Ioniq (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,000 average miles
I had the Vredestein Quatrac Pro before and it was a perfect tyre. Hoped that the Gen-3 would be at least as good as them but so far i´m really annoyed. Grip is perfect, but they produce an annoying noise level, are rumbling at almost any speed. My dealer had checked them twice, even balanced them again. Would i buy them again? No, which is a shame as they are really nice to drive. If i don´t get used to the noise (hope it goes away some day) i will change back to Vredestein in the autumn.
Helpful 57 - tyre reviewed on May 13, 2023
Given 80% while driving a Land Rover Freelander 2 (225/45 R16) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Bought a full set of these tyres for my Freelander 2 based on test results. They suit the car well - the outstanding grip is in the wet, which is arguably the quality you need for maximum safety , with great wet braking. They are also quiet. Only downside for me is wear rate - I estimate 23k-24k but being ex-motorsport, I drive quite quickly and tend to throw the heavy Freelander 2 about on twisty roads . Good news is they seem to have come down a little in price...
Helpful 51 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2023
Given 84% while driving a Audi A4 (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
My experience with Vector 4 season gen3 so far (approx. 10,000km of spirited driving, dimensions 225 50 17):
Bought a brand new Audi A4 35tfsi in November 2022, and immediately swapped summer Pirellis for these Goodyear. I am not a tyre testing expert, this is only my subjective take on the experience with these tyres. I live in Montenegro, and weather is pretty mild, with rainy winters and hot summers. However, I do travel a lot within the region, and often it happens that my journey starts at +20c in coastal Montenegro, and ends in temperatures below zero in Croatian mountains, or in Serbia. This happens quite often, during autumn or even spring. That being said, winter tyres are big compromise, as they are not utilized properly; all-season tyres make much more sense, both in option when they are used as winter tyre (in combination with the set of summer tyres), or throughout the entire season (as a single set).
Back to Goodyear review: winter was exceptionally rainy this year, so I have been driving mostly on wet and muddy roads. These tyres are superb for wet conditions. Aquaplaning and grip levels are very good, feels very safe and planted. I also did couple of trips north, so I encountered snow and ice cold tarmac - I think the tyre performs decent in these conditions, with acceptable traction and levels of grip. It gets the job done, and I don't have to think about the weather, whenever I travel.
The performance in dry weather is very good, road handling, grip levels and comfort are all great. I didn’t understand why all reputable tyre tests mention longer braking distances in dry weather, my subjective feeling is that stopping power is quite good, with lots of feel and confidence. I still didn’t get a chance to use them in blistering heat, so I will try to update my review in July or August.
No comments on tyre wear so far, as I have only done 10k.
Overall, I really like these tyres, and they behave very similar to Continental All Season Contact, that I used as winter tyres on my previous car.
Helpful 65 - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2023
Given 91% while driving a Peugeot 308 GT 180 (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,200 spirited miles
1st time I have gone for all season tyres, having previously used Michelin PS4 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy 5 and 3. Comfort is excellent, you can feel it instantaneously and it makes for a very enjoyable drive. I've read many reviews and watched lots of reviews too, before finally deciding against Michelin PS5 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asy 6 and giving all season tyres a try. I have to say so far so good, and yes dry grip when pushing the car is better with summer tyres, but having said that with normal driving and even with occasional "foot down" around the corner Vector 4Seaons G3 are surprisingly good and more than enough for me! Looking forward to cold temperatures, when I will be able to feel the massive difference! As I said so far so good! Good job Goodyear!
Helpful 68 - tyre reviewed on November 12, 2022