Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 tyre review - All-Season Tyre Test 2020

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 comes second in the 2020 All-Season Tyre Test

  • Scorel: 99.7%
  • Rating: 2nd
  • Price: £110.03

There’s little to choose between this latest Vector 4Seasons and the Hankook, with the choice depending on your priorities. The Goodyear retains the snow ability of its 2019 test-winning Gen-2 predecessor, although it lost out to Continental on the white stuff this year. 

It did have a clear advantage over the Hankook with a pair of runner-up spots in braking and traction, but there was no podium on the handling track. Here it lacked the balance of the best, with front grip unable to match the stable rear. 

It narrowly gave best to the Hankook across the wet tests, but had good results in both deep and shallow water. It was a match for the Continental and felt similar on track with a strong front matched by a stable rear with good braking. In poor conditions it had the edge over the Hankook. It was a different story in the dry, where it was last while the Korean tyre was among the best. 

The biggest difference over its predecessor was in fuel economy. The new tyre was second, while the Gen-2 was sixth in 16-inch form last year.

We say

It didn’t follow up its predecessor’s win, but the Vector 4Seasons had good performance in poor conditions and improved economy.

Blackcircles says

Launched this year, this tyre looks set to add to the great reputation of the range – its predecessor was a popular tyre, with a score of 4.7 out of five from more than 800 reviews.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3

Score

position

Snow braking

96.60%

2nd

Snow traction

98.60%

2nd

Snow handling

96.50%

5th

Straight aquaplaning

99.20%

2nd

Curved aquaplaning

88.20%

3rd

Wet braking

99.30%

2nd

Wet handling

99.90%

2nd

Wet circle

99.90%

2nd

Dry braking

91.20%

6th

Rolling resistance

95.00%

2nd

Cabin noise

99.90%

2nd

Overall

99.70%

2nd

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