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.

We say:

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.

Blackcircles.com says:

At the time of writing, Blackcircles.com does not hold stock of this tyre, meaning we are unable to provide insight into the tyre’s popularity.

Kleber Quadraxer 3ScorePlace
Snow braking98.7%2nd
Snow traction99.1%3rd
Snow handling100%1st
Straight aquaplaning99.8%2nd
Curved aquaplaning91.6%6th
Wet braking88.2%8th
Wet handling96.1%8th
Wet circle97.0%7th
Dry braking97.4%2nd
Dry handling99.0%7th
Rolling resistance97.4%2nd
Cabing noise98.3%7th

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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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