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.
Yet another top performance from the Quatrac, which is well suited to the wet and rarely snowy UK climate.
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.
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 - 2nd - currently readingQuatrac 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