Vredestein Quatrac 3

Top all-season snow handler also impresses on dry roads

For many years, Vredestein offered one of the few all-season tyres on sale in the UK. This version has better grip on snow than a standard tyre, while retaining decent performance on dry roads.

It narrowly gives best to the Hankook all-season, but some may prefer the Vredestein’s superior dry ability. On the Skanska snow test it took a hard-fought victory at the front of a pack that was closed up by our test car’s ESP system. Care was needed applying power, but it held its line well.

On the slippery stuff, it just had the edge over the Hankook. It was the same in the dry tests, with the Vredestein proving the best in braking – although it was more than four metres behind the summer tyre. The rolling resistance result is more worrying, as the Quatrac will use three per cent more fuel than the Pirelli.

The Vredestein has to give best to our all-season choice in the wet, where the Hankook had the edge, although it may have been closer in warmer temperatures.

Our verdict

If performance in the dry is important to you, this is a better choice than the Hankook.

On test…ScoreRanking
Snow braking89.65
Snow traction86.17
Snow handling1001
Snow slalom92.56
Straight aquaplaning92.09
Curved aquaplaning77.28
Wet handling96.57
Wet braking94.17
Dry handling1001
Dry braking1001
Rolling resistance86.78
Price£1444
Overall95.76
Dry braking
Summer  100.0
All-season  91.1
Dunlop  89.9
Vredestein  89.4
Goodyear  88.7
Pirelli  87.6
Continental  87.3
Nokian  87.2
 

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