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All-Season Tyre Test 2021: verdict and results by category

Tables show which all-season tyres performed well where, and how they compare

As we saw in our winter test, Maxxis and Avon have work to do to make their tyres work in extreme weather. Pirelli is something of a mystery, but there’s no escaping the fact it’s a step behind the best in all conditions. Goodyear slips to fifth here, but remains the choice for snow. 

There’s very little between our top four. Continental is the one for fuel economy, while Vredestein needs improvement on snow to match its wet and dry performance. The top two couldn’t be closer and either would make an excellent all-season solution, with Bridgestone having the edge in the dry and Hankook better on snow and in the wet.

Results by category

Price

PositionTyreScore
1stVredestein£74.58
2ndMaxxis£74.81
3rdHankook£75.72
4thAvon£76.09
5thBridgestone£81.12
6thGoodyear£84.86
7thPirelli£89.87
8thContinental£91.27

Snow braking

PositionTyreScore
1stGoodyear100
2ndHankook98.9
3rdContinental98.4
4thBridgestone96.1
5thMaxxis95.9
6thPirelli94.9
7thVredestein94.7
8thAvon91.6

Snow traction

PositionTyreScore
1stGoodyear100
2ndHankook98.3
3rdContinental97.4
4thPirelli96.4
5thBridgestone95.4
6thVredestein95.1
7thMaxxis93.5
8thAvon85.4

Straight aquaplaning

PositionTyreScore
1stHankook100
2ndContinental97.1
3rdGoodyear96.2
4thVredestein96.1
5thMaxxis95.4
6thAvon94.9
7thBridgestone92.5
8thPirelli92.2

Curve aquaplaning

PositionTyre Score
1stHankook 100
2ndContinental94.4
3rdGoodyear92.3
4thAvon91.2
5thVredestein87.2
6thMaxxis85.1
7thBridgestone80.4
8thPirelli77.5

Wet handling

PositionTyre Score
1stVredestein100
2ndHankook99.8
=3rdBridgestone99.2
=3rdContinental99.2
5thGoodyear98.6
6thPirelli96.2
7thAvon95.1
8thMaxxis94.6

Wet circle

PositionTyre Score
1stContinental100
2ndBridgestone99.9
3rdVredestein99.7
4thHankook99.4
5thAvon99.1
6thGoodyear98.9
=7thMaxxis96.3
=7thPirelli96.3

Dry braking

PositionTyre Score
1stMaxxis100
2ndAvon98.1
3rdBridgestone97.9
4thPirelli97.6
=5thHankook96.4
=5thVredestein96.4
7thContinental93.6
8thGoodyear92.3

Dry handling

PositionTyre Score
=1stBridgestone100
=1stVredestein100
3rdContinental99.9
4thGoodyear99.7
5thHankook99.6
6thMaxxis99
7thPirelli98.4
8thAvon97.3

Rolling resistance

PositionTyre Score
1stPirelli100
2ndContinental97.7
3rdGoodyear95.1
4thVredestein90.5
5thBridgestone90.3
6thHankook83.7
7thAvon82.8
8thMaxxis82.2

Cabin noise

PositionTyre  
1stHankook100
2ndContinental98.7
3rdVredestein98.6
4thPirelli98.4
5thMaxxis98.3
6thBridgestone97.8
7thAvon97.6
8thGoodyear97.3

Overall

PositionTyre  
1stHankook100
2ndBridgestone99.9
3rdVredestein99.6
4thContinental99.5
5thGoodyear98.6
6thPirelli97.8
7thMaxxis96.5
8thAvon96.2
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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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