Vredestein Quatrac - All-Season Tyre Test

Quatrac performed strongly in snow and wet braking tests

  • Score: 99.9%
  • Ranking: 2nd
  • Price: £101.03

When it comes to all-season tyres from Vredestein, the Quatrac is our choice over the Pro version as it notches up yet another podium finish. While its stablemate has yet to trouble the top performers, the Quatrac so nearly pulled off a victory for the Dutch producer, which would have seen a return to the top in our tests for the first time since the noughties.

As we’ve seen before, a balanced performance across all areas is the secret and the Quatrac was among the best everywhere, with the exception of fuel economy. It was strongest in the wet, where it shared the honours across all the wet tests with our winning Goodyear. It took the key braking test plus a podium in handling, and maintained that form across both shallow and deep-water tests. There was a liveliness to the Quatrac on the wet track, with a safe, front limited balance that kept the rear stable but without needing extra lock.

It repeated the braking win on snow and was close to the front around the handling circuit. The lack of front grip was more pronounced here, though, and it was hard to get on the throttle through turns. It was also slower to recover than rivals when the rear slid.

It was back among the best in the dry. It lacked the sharpness of some rivals, but the grip was good and it was easy to balance on the throttle in longer turns.

We say:

Yet another top performance from the Quatrac, which is well suited to the wet and rarely snowy UK climate.

Blackcircles.com says:

This tyre has been praised by those who buy it. Many reviews focus on the impressive wet grip and comfortable ride. There are over 230 reviews, giving it an overall score of 4.6/5. 

Vredestein QuatracScorePlace
Snow braking100%1st
Snow traction95.1%6th
Snow handling98.2%6th
Straight aquaplaning98.6%4th
Curved aquaplaning95.5%>3rd
Wet braking100%1st
Wet handling98.9%>3rd
Wet circle99.0%4th
Dry braking93.1%5th
Dry handling99.8%2nd
Rolling resistance89.0%6th
Cabing noise99.1%3rd

Buy the Vredestein Quatrac 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. 

Most Popular

Government in major U-turn on pick-up truck tax changes
Ford Ranger - side

Government in major U-turn on pick-up truck tax changes

HMRC scraps its plan to axe the benefit-in-kind ‘loophole’ for pick-ups, a week after announcing it
19 Feb 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Land Rover Defender looks the business at £324 per month
Defender Hard Top - downhill off road

Car Deal of the Day: Land Rover Defender looks the business at £324 per month

The current Defender is a fantastic SUV van for businesses and is our Car Deal of the Day for 20 February
20 Feb 2024
“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”
Opinion - Dacia Spring

“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”

With many people claiming electric cars are just too expensive, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the Dacia Spring’s arrival in the UK is exactly wh…
21 Feb 2024