Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-1

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons photo, test, review

Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons is a Premium Touring All Season tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars and SUV.

The tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen-2.

2016 Auto Bild Allrad Goodyear Vector 4Seasons test

In 2016 experts of the German publication Auto Bild Allrad have tested the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-1 at size 215/60 R16 and compared it with six similar budget, medium and premium all seasons tyres.

Also, experts included into the test one summer and winter tyre for comparison of results.

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons test and review
4th place in Wet braking. The braking distance difference with: a) the best all-season tire – 2.9 meters longer; b) the best summer tire – 5.8 meters longer; c) the winter tire – 1.9 meters shorter.
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons test and review
5th place in Wet handling.  Average handling speed difference with the: 
a) the best allseason tire – 1.3km/h slower; b) summer tire (winner) – 2.4km/h slower; c) winter tire – same result.
all season Goodyear Vector 4Seasons test and review
4th place in Wet lateral handling. The wet handling time difference with the: a) best a/s tire – 0.29 seconds longer; b) best summer tire (winner) – 0.54 seconds longer; c) winter tire – 0.15 seconds faster.
all season tyre Goodyear Vector 4Seasons test and review
3rd place in Straight aqua. The float speed difference with the: a) best a/s tire – 1.3km/h lower; b) summer tire – 3 seconds lower; c) winter tire – 6.5km/h higher.
all season tyre Goodyear Vector 4Seasons test and review
1st place and the best result among a/s tire in Lateral aqua.
all season tyre Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons test and review
3rd place in Dry braking. The braking distance difference with the: a) best a/s tire – 3.6 meters longer; b) summer tire – 4.6 meters longer; c) winter tire – 1.7 meters shorter.
all season tyre Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons test and review
3rd place in Dry handling. Goodyear was: a) 0.4km/h slower, than the best a/s tire; b) 1.8km/h slower, than summer tire; c) 0.5km/h faster, than winter tire.
test Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons review
5th place in Snow braking. The braking distance difference with the: a) best a/s tire – 1.6 meters longer; b) winter tire – 2 meters longer; c) summer tire – 13.5 meters shorter.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons review
5th place in Snow handling. Goodyear was: 3.3km/h slower, than the best a/s tire; 4.5km/h slower, than winter tire; 18.1km/h faster, than summer tire.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons review
5th place in Snow traction.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons review
Last place in Snow slalom among a/s tires.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons review
3rd place in Rolling resistance.
test Goodyear Vector 4Seasons review
Last place in Noise level test.

Overall Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen1 review

According to the test results Goodyear took 4th place and got an expert score “Good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance (but better than winter tire), good handling and lateral stability.
  • High straight and the best lateral aquaplanning  resistance.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Satisfactorily on the snow. Goodyear lost a bit to some cheaper brands like Hankook and Falken.
  • Good rolling resistance.
  • The highest noise level.

Similar tires from the test:

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