General Tire Altimax Winter 3

General Tire Altimax Winter 3 photo, test, review, ratings

General Altimax Winter 3 is a Premium Touring Winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

2020 Auto Bild General Altimax Winter 3 test

In 2020 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested General Tire Altimax 3 at size 245/45 R18 and compared to 18 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
17th place in Dry braking. +3.8m braking distance compared to best winter model.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
17th place in Dry handling. -3.6km/h average handling speed.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
9-11th place in Wet braking. +6.4m braking distance.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
18th place in Wet handling. -4.3km/h average handling speed.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
11-12th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.17sec wet lap time.
General Tire Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
Last place in Straight aqua. -9.4km/h float speed.
General Tire Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +0.4m braking distance.
General Tire Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
16th place in Snow handling. -1.8km/h average handling speed.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow traction.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
14-15th place in Snow slalom. -0.14m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
12-13th place in Noise. +1.6dB External noise.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
14th place in Rolling resistance. +1.55kg/t rolling resistance.
General Altimax Winter 3 test, review, ratings
15-16th place in Wear resistance. -8610km projected mileage.

Overall General Tire Altimax Winter 3 review

According to the test results General took 18th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively poor dry performance.
  • Average wet braking distance and low handling.
  • The lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short snow braking distance and good traction; average handling and slalom.
  • Average noise, rolling and wear resistance.

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