Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - All-Season Tyre Test
Two of Goodyear’s top spots came in the wet handling and circle tests
- Score: 100%
- Ranking: 1st
- Price: £119.54
The Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 has bounced around the sharp end of our all-season test results since its 2020 debut and finally secured the win this year by the narrowest of margins. Unlike previous tests where tyres have dominated thanks to a string of top results, this year has seen a wider range of rivals share the limelight. But Goodyear stayed far enough ahead to take victory at the fourth time of asking.
It was joint victor with overall runner-up Vredestein across the wet tests – always key in our rankings, which focus on the UK climate. The Goodyear felt the better of the two on the TRIWO handling track, with a sharpness rivals couldn’t get close to. Traction was also good, pulling the car through turns where others pushed wide. It was less effective in the aquaplaning test, but backed up that good handling result around the circle and in braking.
It was also the champion in dry handling, where that sharpness could still be felt, plus the line could be held for longer as we accelerated through the turns. It also felt stable in the big stops from high speed, although it could only manage sixth in the braking test.
It was around one per cent off the ultimate pace in the snow, but was one of the best to drive again in handling, with a good balance and quick slide recovery. Competitive fuel consumption was enough to seal the Gen-3’s first win.
The Vector 4Seasons was one of the best tyres to drive and it managed to back up that sharpness with a series of top results to take the win.
This tyre has been well received by customers, scoring an overall 4.4/5. Reviews often comment on the tyre’s wet performance, plus braking and handling in winter conditions.
|Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
In this review
- 1IntroductionWhich tyres should you fit to ensure you’re prepared to face all conditions throughout the year?
- 2Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert 2 - 8thThe Uniroyal’s score in wet handling was disappointing
- 3Kleber Quadraxer 3 - 7thExcellent on snow, but the Kleber was less impressive elsewhere
- 4Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF 2 - =5thSF 2s were at their best in the dry and on snow
- 5Hankook Kinergy 4S2- =5thHankook was third in dry handling, working well in direction changes
- 6Firestone Multiseason GEN 02 - 4thFirestone was good in shallow wet tests but struggled in deep water
- 7Michelin CrossClimate 2 - 3rd Michelin CrossClimate 2 performs better on snow than the original version
- 8Vredestein Quatrac - 2ndQuatrac performed strongly in snow and wet braking tests
- 9Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 - 1st - currently readingTwo of Goodyear’s top spots came in the wet handling and circle tests
- 10Verdict & results by categoryTables show which all-season tyres performed well where, and how they compare