Maxxis Premitra All-Season AP3 tyre review - All-Season Tyre Test 2021
Top scores in dry braking, the Maxxis Premitra All-Season AP3 tyre can't place higher than seventh
- Score: 96.50%
- Ranking: 7th
- Price: £74.81
There’s a familiar look to this result, with debutants Avon and Maxxis at the foot of the results, as they were in our winter test. This time there was little to choose between the two. The Taiwanese producer has put more emphasis on snow performance than its rival, but this was at the expense of its ability on wet roads, a key focus for our test. It struggled most in braking and handling, which are prioritised in our rating.
Around the handling track we had to wait for the front end to grip before accelerating because it ran wide easily. The rear would slide when the front gripped, but progress was all about waiting for the steering to hook up. It also finished last in braking, where it was still doing more than 18mph when the Bridgestone had stopped. It was better in the aquaplaning tests, but still a step off the best in the curved assessment.
Low wet grip should mean better fuel economy, but we saw no benefit there, with consumption some four per cent greater than the Pirelli’s. Strong dry braking was not enough to rescue the result.
Maxxis has yet to transfer the promising results we have seen from its summer tyres in to its all-season or winter designs.
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- 1IntroductionThe UK’s variable weather makes it a prime market for all-season tyres, but which set is best? We test them back-to-back.
- 2Avon AS7 - 8thThe Avon AS7 takes eighth place in our 2021 all-season tyre test
- 3Maxxis Premitra All-Season AP3 - 7th - currently readingTop scores in dry braking, the Maxxis Premitra All-Season AP3 tyre can't place higher than seventh
- 4Pirelli Cinturato SF 2 - 6thDisappointing 6th place for Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2 despite excellent rolling resistance scores
- 5Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - 5thThe fifth placed Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is great in the snow
- 6Continental AllSeasonContact - 4thFourth spot for the Continental AllSeasonContact with decent performance across the board
- 7Vredestein Quatrac - 3rdGreat in the wet, the Vredestein Quatrac nails third place in this all-season tyre test
- 8Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO - 2ndThe Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO narrowly misses out on top spot, despite winning several categories
- 9Hankook Kinergy 4S2 - 1stIt's hard to fault the affordable Hankook Kinergy 4S2 as comes out on top in our 2021 all-season tyre test
- 10Verdict & results by categoryTables show which all-season tyres performed well where, and how they compare