Kleber Quadraxer 3 - All-Season Tyre Test
Excellent on snow, but the Kleber was less impressive elsewhere
- Score: 98.2%
- Ranking: 7th
- Price: £102.64
An impressive debut for the new-for-2022 Quadraxer 3 from Michelin sub-brand Kleber. This was the tyre to have on snow, narrowly proving the best across the three tests, topping even its stablemate, the CrossClimate 2. However, it needed more work than some rivals to get that winning time, with the rear moving in tighter turns.
The Kleber was pretty effective in the dry too, sixth across the tests and just 0.4 per cent behind the winning Michelin. It wasn’t the sharpest on the handling circuit and a touch reluctant in the direction changes, but grip was high, with a rear much more under control than on snow.
The reason the Kleber is towards the bottom of the results table is its performance in the wet, where it finished last – one per cent behind fellow struggler Uniroyal and four off the winning Goodyear. As with the Uniroyal, there was a surprise aquaplaning result, this time in a straight line, but elsewhere the Kleber was towards the bottom of the results. It needed around five metres more to stop than the winning Vredestein and was still doing almost 17mph when the Quatrac had stopped.
In the wet, the front just lacked grip. This meant a stable rear but also long waits to get on the throttle and lots of lock. A good fuel-economy result wasn’t enough to overcome the Kleber’s limitations in the wet.
If you do lots of driving on snow, the Kleber is appealing. But for the UK climate, where wet roads are much more common, there are better options.
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|Kleber Quadraxer 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 - 7th - currently readingExcellent 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 - 1stTwo 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