Vredestein Quatrac tyre review - All-Season Tyre Test 2021

Great in the wet, the Vredestein Quatrac nails third place in this all-season tyre test

  • Score: 99.60%
  • Ranking: 3rd
  • Price £74.58

The new-for-2020 Quatrac is aimed at smaller sizes (15-16-inch) than its Pro big brother and, based on this result, makes a better job of it. The Pro finished last in our 2020 test, but its smaller sibling is right among the pacesetters and finished ahead of two former champions. 

The Dutch tyre maker says it focused on the design’s summer abilities, then added winter performance, and that could be seen in our results. In the snow it finished only in front of the struggling Avon, but was second in the dry and wet. 

A strong front end was key to its win in wet handling, as the Quatrac combined that grip with a stable rear, allowing speed to be carried in to turns without sliding wide offline. A little patience is needed on entry, but once in the turn, the lateral grip was there as the power was applied. That strong lateral grip was there in the dry too, with a sharp feel to the steering. 

It was best of the rest in wet braking, but fifth spot in the dry meant it gave the edge to the Bridgestone. However, good results in fuel economy and cabin noise secured the final podium spot overall.

We say:

A touch more snow performance could have made all the difference to this result, because the Quatrac was strong in the wet and dry. 

Blackcircles.com says: 

This is a new tyre to the market and there are only a handful of customer reviews, so we are unable to provide any meaningful insight into its popularity with customers at this time.

Vredestein QuatracScorePosition
Snow braking94.70%7th
Snow traction95.10%6th
Straight aquaplaning96.10%4th
Curved aquaplaning87.20%5th
Wet braking97.10%2nd
Wet handling100%1st
Wet circle99.70%3rd
Dry braking96.40%=5th
Dry handling100%=1st
Rolling resistance90.50%4th
Cabin noise98.60%3rd
Overall 99.60%3rd

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