Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2 - All-Season Tyre Test 2023

The Uniroyal’s score in wet handling was disappointing

  • Score: 97.3%
  • Ranking: 8th
  • Price: £101.26

This was always going to be a big ask for the Continental brand, because it was launched back in 2018 and a lot has happened in the all-season sector since.

Two highlights were cabin noise and curved aquaplaning. The former was by a larger margin than usual, making it the clear choice if refinement is a priority for you. The aquaplaning result came out of the blue, because the AllSeasonExpert 2 finished sixth in the straight-line test.

The Uniroyal also failed to live up to the brand’s best-in-the-rain ambition in the other wet tests, topping only the Kleber across the five assessments. It was no white-knuckle ride, though, because it felt super-safe around the handling track. The balance was front limited, with a gentle push as the throttle increased and grip limit approached. This meant a confidence-inspiring stable rear and a generally progressive feel that was unlikely to catch you out.

That soft feel and safe balance were still there in the dry, but the Uniroyal was furthest off the pace here. It was hard to get the Golf stopped from high speed into the tight turns and that was reflected in the braking test, with the Uniroyal needing a concerning nine metres plus to stop than the best. The shortage of grip was there on snow, too, where the rear was more prone to move and slower to recover than the best.

We say:

All-season technology has moved on since the AllSeasonExpert 2 arrived in 2018, so its successor can’t come too soon.

Blackcircles.com says:

Customers have been happy with this tyre, giving it an overall rating of 4.2/5. Reviews often comment on the tyre’s good roadholding and braking performance in snow.

Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2 Score Place
Snow braking 97.4% =4th
Snow traction 89.8% 8th
Snow handling 96.4% 8th
Straight aquaplaning 97.8% 6th
Curved aquaplaning 100% 1st
Wet braking 92.9% 5th
Wet handling 96.6% 7th
Wet circle 96.7% 8th
Dry braking 80.4% 8th
Dry handling 97.4% 8th
Rolling resistance 91.7% 5th
Cabing noise 100% 1st

Buy the Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2 from Blackcircles.com

Products editor

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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