All-season tires are widely-regarded as the best all-round solution for all driving conditions. The general perception of all-season tires is that they have a mediocre performance, both in summer and winter driving conditions. For that reason, many still invest in dedicated sets of tires for the different periods of the year. However, with the advent of tire technology, you can now get an all-season tire which performs well, regardless of temperature or surface. That said, the tire market is almost as competitive as the automotive market which means it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of options you have to choose from. But fear not! We have taken the time to narrow down the best performers when it comes to all-season tires. Without further due, here they are.

Yokohama AVID Ascend GT

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Let’s start with something more affordable. The Japanese tire brand has a long history of providing quality products at affordable prices. This particular tire is praised for its exceptional grip even in snow conditions and is said to rival the performance of tires from a higher price range. The 65,000-mile tread warranty is said to be a very conservative figure too. UTQC rating is 740 A A. Total load capacity is where the tire struggles a bit, with 1,102 pounds per tire. In addition, they improve fuel economy - In some cases by as much as 15-20%.

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    • Loud road-noise
    • not ideal in heavy ice conditions
    • loss of psi

Goodyear Assurance Tripletred

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With a three-way tread zone, this tire is among the most flexible all-season solutions on the list. In addition to providing good levels of grip, It boasts a total load capacity of 5,908 pounds – 1, 477 pounds per corner. The Goodyear Trippletread makes a strong case for itself, with a tread warranty of up to 80,000 miles and increased fuel economy. It also has a UTQG rating of 740 A B and does 820 revs per minute. It also boasts twin internal steel belts for increased strength. This tire is best suited for coupes, sedans, minivans, and pick-ups.

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    • Low grip on dirt roads
    • Reduced traction with tread wear
    • Loud road noise

Michelin Primacy MXV4

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Rain and snow will never be a problem with this luxury and touring tire. It boasts a total load capacity of 1,279 pounds per tire – 5,116 pounds total – and an excellent 620 A A UTQG rating. In addition, internal steel belts provide better durability. Dry traction is always excellent and, with the right psi, it also aids fuel economy. “Max Touch” construction distributes the acceleration forces evenly, thus maximizing contact with the surface. In addition, you get a tread warranty of 60,000 miles and a six-year manufacturer warranty.

Balanced at Zero (BAZ) technology counters centripetal forces, thus negating distortion at high speeds and optimizing performance. The Michelin Primacy MXV4 has a mass of 20 to 30 pounds (9-13.6 kg), depending on the size.

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    • Rapid tread wear

Continental Extreme Contact DWS06

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This tire is all about providing maximum performance in both light and heavy winter conditions. Thanks to additional sipes and grooves, the tire provides excellent grip and steering response in both wet and snowy conditions.

The Continental brand is consistently bringing out high-quality products for any driving condition. The Extreme Contact DWS06 is said to be the best ultra-high performance all-season tire. Thanks to a crisscross tread pattern and high grip silica tread compound, you get a tire that performs excellent in a variety of driving conditions. UTQG rating is 560 AA A.

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    • Rapid tread wear

Pirelli P Zero Nero

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Unlike most tires on the list, this one puts the emphasis on performance. Just like the previous entry, this is an Ultra-high performance (UHP) tire. However, the P Zero Nero gets as close to a summer tire as possible while still providing adequate driving dynamics in all driving conditions.

This is why cars like those from Maserati and Jaguar come equipped with this tire as standard. With a 400 AA A UTQG rating, it’s one of the most aggressive all-season tires. The total load capacity is 6,260 pounds – 1,565 pounds per tire. The tread wears a bit quicker than other entries, though For this reason, the tread warranty is set at 45,000 miles which is still a respectable figure. In addition, the tires have an integrated noise-cancelling system built into their inner lining. This tire is best suited for luxury sedans and sports cars in mild winter conditions.

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    • Poor performance in winter conditions
    • Warranty limitations
    • Slightly high rolling resistance
    • Mediocre performance at low temperature conditions

Hankook Ventus A/S RH07

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Hankook is known for its exceptional products and make some of the best all-season tires for trucks and other heavier vehicles. The Hankook Ventus A/S RH07 is the successor to the Ventus ST RH06. Its primary purpose is to replace the original equipment fitted to SUVs and crossovers.

The tire provides great levels of grip on dry and snowy surfaces. In addition, thanks to multiple grooves, it is able to efficiently evacuate water, thus providing excellent grip on wet surfaces. It also features a continuous center rib for improved steering response, it comes with a tread warranty of 65,000 miles, and has a load capacity of 2,271 pounds per tire.

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    • Loud road noise
    • Somewhat unpredictable handling in winter conditions
    • Rapid tread wear

Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

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The Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus is the latest offering from the Italian manufacturer. As the name suggests, the tire aims to provide satisfactory performance in most weather conditions. Thanks to its tread pattern, it provides good steering response- even at high-speeds. Its silica tread compound and digitally-optimized sipe design allow for consistent performance on wet, snowy, and icy roads.

The tire comes with a 90,000-mile tread warranty and a maximum load capacity of 1,709 pounds. Thanks to the silica gel tread that lowers rolling resistance, you will benefit from increased fuel efficiency. The tire is an excellent choice for sedans and crossovers in mild winter conditions. UTQG rating is 760 A B.

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    • Poor performance in deep snow
    • Rapid threat wear

Michelin Defender T+H

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The new Defender T+H combines comfort and all-terrain traction. It is one of the best winter options for your sedan or minivan andoffers tread warranty of up to 90,000 miles, with a UTQG rating of 820 A B. In addition, you benefit from less road-noise, thanks to Michelin’s IntelliSipe technology which provides hundreds of additional sipes with biting edges for increased grip on snowy surfaces. Maximum load capacity is 1,929 pounds for a single tire.

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

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It should not be a surprise that there is another Michelin on the list, as the company is well-known and respected for its performance tires. The Pilot Sport A/S 3+ offers excellent steering response and great handling. As the name suggests, it is one of the more aggressive tires on the list. The Pilot Sport A/S 3+ has a UTQG rating is 500 AA A and a maximum load capacity is 2,601 pounds for a single tire.

Thanks to Michelin’s Variable Control Contact Patch 3.0, the stress and pressure of hard cornering across the A/S 3 Plus’ contact patch is evenly distributed, allowing for more predictable handling. It also improves tread life. In addition, The Pilot Sport A/S 3+ features Michelin’s industry-leading Extreme Silica+ tread compound. The Pilot Sport A/S 3+ has a warranty of up to 45,000 miles.

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    • Less than ideal ride quality
    • short tread warranty compared to other All-season tires

Continental True Contact Tour

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Another consistent player in the all-season tire market is Continental. Its second entry on our list is this – the True Contact Tour. The luxury touring tire provides comfort and long tread life without neglecting performance, regardless of weather conditions.

Moreover, the True Contact Tour features Continental’s Eco Plus technology which not only extends the tread life but also provides better traction on wet surfaces. The traction grooves make sure to give you sufficient grip in light snow. At the same time, Continental’s Comfort Ride technology makes sure you have the comfort to match the tire’s performance.

UTQG rating is 700-800 A AB, maximum load capacity per tire is 1,984 pounds, and the warranty can go up to 80,000 miles.

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    • not ideal in heavy snow conditions

Q&A

What are the best All-season tires?

Goodyear Assurance Tripletred and Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 are the jack of all trade options. They handle all weather conditions and surfaces equally well. The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is a close second due to its slightly higher price.

What is the best All-season tire?

The best all-season tire is the one that performs well in all weather conditions. Since the all-season tire has the uneasy job of being jack of all trades, it mainly depends on the weather conditions in your area. For dry surfaces Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ and Pirelli P Zero Nero are among the best, while Continental True Contact Tour excel in the rain. For the best performance during winter get the Michelin Defender T+H.

What are the best All-season tires for snow?

The Michelin Defender T+H is one of the best all-season tires for snow. Its tread pattern is optimized specifically for snow. In addition, the tires are quiet and make for good ride quality while having a high maximum load capacity. The tire has a high UTQG rating of 820 A B and you also benefit from a 90,000 mile warranty.

Who makes the best all-season tires?

Michelin, Continental and Pirelli are among the most consistent brands and make some of the best all-season tires. They each have multiple offerings in the segment.

What are the best all-season tires for winter?

Which all-season is best for winter is heavily dependent on the meteorological situation of your region. If you do not experience a lot of rain or snow, you can easily go for one of the more performance-oriented offerings on the list – Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+, Pirelli P Zero Nero or Continental Extreme Contact. Simply put, any of the above-mentioned will do the job. For snow, the Michelin Defender T+H or the jack of all trades – Continental Extreme Contact DWS06. For rain – Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus is the optimal choice.

Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read More
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