Some industry observers assumed that the CrossClimate, the Michelin summer tyre certified for winter use, would blow away the competition in this year’s spate of all-season tyre tests. However results from the Auto Bild test published last week (issue 39/2015) show this not to be the case – a new tyre from former all-season segment top dog Goodyear dominated the results. The newVector 4Seasons Generation 2 was voted test winner and was the only one of ten products to gain the top ‘exemplary’ rating.
The ten size 195/65 R15H/V were fitted to a Volkswagen Golf for testing. The Michelin CrossClimate put in a very respectable performance and finished in second place with a ‘recommended’ result. This rating was shared by three other tyres, the Pirelli Cinturato AllSeason, Vredestein Quatrac 5 and Hankook Kinergy 4S. The Nokian Weatherproof, Uniroyal AllSeasonExpert, Sava Adapto HP and Nexen N’Priz 4S were considered ‘satisfactory’, while wooden spoon recipient the Nankang Winter Activa N-607+ was ‘not recommended’.
Full test results can be viewed at the Tyrepress.com tyre test database.