Falken Euroall Season AS210
Falken has joined Hankook in abandoning an asymmetric tread for its all-season tyre, joining most rivals with a directional pattern.
Falken has joined Hankook in abandoning an asymmetric tread for its all-season tyre, joining most rivals with a directional pattern. And it performs in much the same way, with improved dry grip – and enough to edge the battle with the Kinergy and AW-6. But it was the worst of the trio in the Finnish tests, lacking grip on corner entry, and traction at the exit, but with a good balance.
It was best of the three in the aquaplaning tests, but less good in wet handling, where it lacked front grip and traction on lock. Corner entry needed to be slower than its best rivals to maintain line. Like the Hankook it preferred the dry, where it found the traction it lacked elsewhere. Less good is its economy, three per cent off the Continental.
We say: Braking on all surfaces and fuel consumption need work to match best
Blackcircles.com says: This is a fairly new tyre to the market, and we have not received a large number of orders. However, customers who have purchased the tyre have generally left positive reviews.
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In this review
- 1IntroductionShould you fit all-season tyres for 12 months instead of switching from summer to winter tyres? Our test has the answer
- 21. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2The Gen-2 Vector 4Seasons has been with us since 2015, when it took the runner-up spot in our first all-season test
- 32. Continental AllSeasonContactThe German producer shook up the all-season market on its debut last year with a tyre it said it would never produce, preferring a ‘winter for winter and summer for summer’ policy.
- 43. Michelin CrossClimate+The scores for this and the Continental can’t be much closer, but they got them quite differently.
- 54. Nokian Weatherproof Our top four are closely matched, but snowy and wet roads are where the Nokian performs best.
- 65. Bridgestone Weather Control A005Another product of Bridgestone’s extensive driver-consultation process, the A005 has a modern look to its results.
- 76. Falken Euroall Season AS210 - currently readingFalken has joined Hankook in abandoning an asymmetric tread for its all-season tyre, joining most rivals with a directional pattern.
- 87. Hankook Kinergy 4S2You could argue that this new Kinergy 4S is what a UK all-season tyre should be.
- 98. Cooper Discoverer All SeasonAmerican producer Cooper will have hoped for more from the brand-new Discoverer All Season, but it can take some solace from being closer to the pace than the Nankang.
- 109. Nankang All-Season AW-6If you’re worried about driving in snow, this Nankang should put your mind at rest, particularly if you are attracted by that super-low price.
- 11Summer tyre: Continental ContiPremiumContact 5Many drivers will look at that scary snow performance when choosing whether to change tyres for the seasons or go for a more winter-orientated design.
- 12Winter tyre: Continental WinterContact TS 860Despite reducing the emphasis on snow performance in our scoring system, this result suggests a winter tyre is arguably a better option than an all-season alternative
- 13Verdict & Results by categoryTables show which all-season tyres performed well where, and how they compare