Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2

Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 photo, test, review

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 is a Premium Touring All Season tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars. The tyre also has SUV-version.

The tyre replaced the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons.

The tire has been replaced by the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 3.

Key performance

Dry performance
91.74%
Wet performance
97.63%
Aquaplaning
95.09%
Snow performance
98.65%
Noise
98.87%
Rolling resistance
90.98%
Mileage
87.96%

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tests

2019 Auto Bild

In 2019 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium All Season tires. Also they included into the test summer and winter tires as reference.

Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
10th place in Dry braking. +4.9m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
8th place in Dry handling. -2.4km/h handling speed.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet handling. -1.7km/h handling speed.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet lateral handling. +0.11sec lap time.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Straight aqua. -1.4km/h float speed.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Lateral aqua. -0.27m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. +0.2km/h handling speed.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. +5 Newton pulling force.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
8th place in Snow slalom. -0.36m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wear resistance. -6700km mileage.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.9kg/t.
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
4th place in Noise. +0.7dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 10 44.4m +4.9m 88.96%
Dry handling 8 83.3km/h -2.4km/h 97.2%
Wet braking 3 47.5m +1.2m 97.47%
Wet handling 4 70.9km/h -1.7km/h 97.66%
Wet lateral handling 2 12.14sec +0.11sec 99.09%
Straight aqua 3 72.9km/h -1.4km/h 98.11%
Lateral aqua 2 2.21m/s2 -0.27m/s2 89.11%
Snow braking 1 23.6m -0.6m 100%
Snow handling 1 56.9km/h -0.2km/h 100%
Snow lateral handling 8 3.46m/s2 -0.36m/s2 90.57%
Snow traction 1 2723 Newton +5 Newton 100%
Wear resistance 3 64100km -6700km 90.54%
Rolling resistance 3 9.35kg/t +0.9kg/t 90.37%
Noise 4 72dB +0.7dB 99.03%

2019 Al Volante

Test by the Italian magazine Al Volante in 2019. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 6 Premium Touring All Season tires from different price categories. Also they included into the test reference summer and winter tires to compare results.

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +2.6m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet handling. +0.1sec handling time.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Straight aqua. -2.1km/h float speed.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Lateral aqua. -3.6km/h float speed.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
6th place in Dry braking. +1.7m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow braking. +0.7m braking distance.
4th place in Snow handling. +1.8sec handling time.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
1st place in Noise. -0.7dB external noise.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen2 test, review, ratings
5th place in Rolling resistance. +0.6kg/t.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 6 42.2m +1.7m 95.97%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 28.2m +2.6m 90.78%
Wet handling 2 104.3sec +0.1sec 99.9%
Straight aqua 2 72.5km/h -2.1km/h 97.18%
Lateral aqua 2 91.3km/h -3.6km/h 96.2%
Snow braking at 40km/h 3 15.8m +0.7m 95.57%
Snow handling 4 83.2sec +1.8sec 97.84%
Rolling resistance 5 8.4kg/t +0.6kg/t 92.86%
Noise 1 60.3dB -0.7dB 100%

2018 Quattroruote

Test by the Italian magazine Quattroruote in 2018. The experts have tested the Goodyear at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 6 similar budget, mid-range and premium All Season tires.

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +3m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 test, review, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. -1.2sec handling time.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 test, review, ratings
4th place in Dry braking. +1.5m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 test, review, ratings
2-3rd place in Snow handling. +0.2sec handling time.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 test, review, ratings
1st place in Noise. -0.1dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 4 42.7m +1.5m 96.48%
Wet braking at 100km/h 3 47.9m +3m 93.74%
Wet handling 1 108.6sec -1.2sec 100%
Snow braking at 50km/h 4 25.9m +0.5m 98.07%
Snow handling 2-3 50.3sec +0.2sec 99.6%
Snow traction 2 17.5sec +0.2sec 98.86%
Noise 1 58.8dB -0.1dB 100%

2018 AMS

Test by the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport in 2018. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 6 similar budget, mid-range and premium All Season tires. Also they included into the test reference summer and winter tires at size 205/55 R16.

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Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
6th place in Dry braking. +4.9m braking distance.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
5th place in Dry handling. -3.5km/h handling speed.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
1st place in Wet braking. -0.4m braking distance.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet handling. -0.8km/h handling speed.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
1st place in Straight aqua. +0.4km/h float speed.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow braking. +0.7m braking distance.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.5kg/t.
Goodyear 4Seasons Gen-2 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Noise. +1.1dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 6 44.3 +4.9m 88.94%
Dry handling 5 118.1km -3.5km/h 97.12%
Wet braking 1 35.7m -0.4m 100%
Wet handling 2 73.6km/h -0.8km/h 98.92%
Straight aqua 1 68.2km/h +0.4km/h 100%
Snow braking 4 30m +0.7m 97.66%
Snow handling 3 47.1km/h -1.1km/h 97.72%
Rolling resistance 3 8.4kg/t +0.5kg/t 94.04%
Noise 2 73.1dB +1.1dB 98.49%

2018 Auto Bild

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 at size 195/65 R15 and compared with 9 similar mid-range and premium All Season tyres. In addition, experts included into the test reference summer and winter tyres to compare results.

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test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 review
9th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was: a) 5.2m longer, than the best a/s tire; b) 5.6m longer, than summer; c) 2.4m longer, than winter.
test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 review
8-9th place in Dry handling. Goodyear was: a) 1.6km/h slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 3.6km/h slower, than summer; c) 0.3km/h faster, than winter.
test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 review
2nd place in Wet braking. The braking distance was: a) 1m longer, than the best a/s tire; b) 4.8m longer, than summer; c) 7.2m shorter, than winter.
test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 review
1st place and the best result in Wet handling among similar tires. Goodyear was: a) 0.4km/h faster, than next tire; b) 0.2km/h slower, than summer; c) 2.7km/h faster, than winter.
test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 review
5th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was: a) 4.4km/h lower, than the best a/s tire; b) 5.1km/h higher, than summer; c) 2.7km/h higher, than winter.
test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 review
3rd place in Snow braking. The braking distance was: a) 0.6m longer, than the best a/s tire; b) 1.1m longer, than winter; c) 16.6m shorter, than summer.
test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen2 review
7th place in Snow handling. Goodyear was: a) 0.9km/h slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 0.7km/h slower, than winter; c) 25.5km/h faster, than winter.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 review
3rd place in Wear resistance.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 review
4th place in Rolling resistance.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen 2 review
6th place in Noise level test.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 9 44.6m +5.2m 88.34%
Dry handling 8-9 107km/h -1.6km/h 98.53%
Wet braking 2 46.2m +1m 97.83%
Wet handling 1 72.9km/h +0.4km/h 100%
Straight aqua 5 80.8km/h -4.4km/h 94.83%
Snow braking 3 26.3m +0.6m 97.72%
Snow handling 7 57.3km/h -0.9km/h 98.45%
Wear resistance 3 50200km -8600km 85.37%
Rolling resistance 4 8.55kg/t +1.14kg/t 86.66%
Noise 6 72.7dB +2.3dB 96.84%

Overall Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 Review

# Test 2019 Auto Bild 2019 Al Volante 2018 Quattroruote 2018 AMS 2018 Auto Bild Overall
Dry braking 88.96% 95.97% 96.48% 88.94% 88.34% 91.74%
Dry handling 97.2% 97.12% 98.53% 97.62%
Wet braking 97.47% 90.78% 93.74% 100% 97.83% 95.96%
Wet handling 97.66% 99.9% 100% 98.92% 100% 99.3%
Straight aqua 98.11% 97.18% 100% 94.83% 97.53%
Lateral aqua 89.11% 96.2% 92.66%
Snow braking 100% 95.57% 98.07% 97.66% 97.72% 97.8%
Snow handling 100% 97.84% 99.6% 97.72% 98.45% 98.72%
Snow traction 100% 98.86% 99.43%
Rolling resistance 90.37% 92.86% 94.04% 86.66% 90.98%
Noise 99.03% 100% 100% 98.49% 96.84% 98.87%
Mileage 90.54% 85.37% 87.96%

According to the test results Goodyear took 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively low results on the dry.
  • Great wet performance: very short braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • High aquaplanning resistance.
  • Short snow braking distance, good handling.
  • Good wear and rolling resistance.
  • Average noise level.

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