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All-Season tyre: Continental AllSeasonContact

Michelin compares its pioneering CrossClimate all-season tyre to a triathlete who is not the best in any discipline but performs well in all of them

Michelin compares its pioneering CrossClimate all-season tyre to a triathlete who is not the best in any discipline but performs well in all of them. That obviously compromises performance, but some drivers are prepared to accept that for the convenience and reduced initial cost of an all-season tyre. The AllSeasonContact is an exceptional tyre, but in our snow tests it lags behind all its winter rivals apart from the struggling Toyo, finishing seven per cent behind the best. In the wet it’s behind just two winter tyres, and in the dry it’s beaten by another two. A great all-season performer and one many people believe is ideally suited to the UK climate.

Overall98.50%
Snow braking95.10%
Snow traction90.60%
Snow circle89.10%
Snow handling97.90%
Straight aquaplaning91.10%
Curved aquaplaning94.10%
Wet braking102.90%
Wet handling96.70%
Wet circle97.40%
Dry braking98.10%
Dry handling100.20%
Rolling resistance94%
Cabin noise94.30%
Price£107
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Kim has worked for Auto Express for more than three decades and all but a year of that time in the Products section. His current role as products editor involves managing the section’s content and team of testers plus doing some of the tests himself. 

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