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GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3

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Pros and cons

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
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Competitors

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 tires are praised across multiple tests for their rounded abilities to handle various weather conditions. This tire stands out for its excellent performance on both wet and snowy surfaces, with numerous tests highlighting its strong grip, short braking distances in the wet, and dynamic handling capabilities. Its performance in snow is also emphasized, with tests underlining its reliable grip and braking, even though some tests point out slight weaknesses in snow traction and stability during sudden changes in direction on snowy surfaces.


In dry conditions, the tire is described as very well controllable, demonstrating good handling and comfort. However, the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 has been noted to exhibit average dry braking and somewhat less dynamic performance in some tests, alongside a higher rolling resistance and longer dry braking distances in others.


The tire's durability is another strong suit, with high mileage performance being consistently noted, reflecting its longevity and potentially offsetting its higher price point for some users. It also exhibits a very low rolling resistance in some tests, despite criticisms of increased resistance in others, indicating variations that might depend on specific testing conditions or tire dimensions.


Aquaplaning resistance is a particular strength of the tire, offering high safety reserves which contribute to its overall safe driving characteristics under wet conditions. Some concerns were noted regarding stability during sudden loads changes on wet surfaces and an increased noise level for some variants.


Summarily, the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is presented as an all-season tire with strong performances in wet and snow conditions, good handling and comfort on dry surfaces, and robust mileage performance. Its few drawbacks, such as average dry braking and potential for increased noise, do little to detract from its overall solid and reliable performance across varied weather conditions, making it a formidable option for drivers seeking versatile and durable tires.

Sizes

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is made in 75 sizes, starting from 175/65 R14 up to 255/45 R20.
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GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is ranked #92 of 947 allround tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Autobild 2023, and other organizations. GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from USA. However, this particular model is made in Slovenia/France. It is made in total of 75 sizes, 175/65 R14 being the smallest and 255/45 R20 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 13 times, first test was carried in 2020. GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 replaced an older model - Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2. This model received the best possible rating in 5 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 94% of GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 has "B" wet grip rating and most (69%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise levels of most dimensions are average - 31% of them produce 71db noise, which result in "b" overall rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 8.3 mm in 235/35 R19. However, this can vary depending on the dimension ( mm - ). It can be compared to AllSeasonContact, which is a tyre from Continental (Germany) and has a rating of 76%, compared to 92% of the GoodYear in question. There was a braking test that featured both Continental AllSeasonContact and GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 held by autobild in 2022. On the wet, the GoodYear stopped from 80km/h in 46,8m, whereas the competing Continental took longer to stop - 48,9m. The results repeat on the dry, where the GoodYear stopped earlier at the 43,9m mark, compared to 45,8m of the Continental.

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Timeline

2020

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was launched and replaced Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2.

2020

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was tested 2x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 205/55 R16 test.

2021

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was tested 3x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 225/50 R17 test.

2022

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was tested 5x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 195/55 R16 test.

2023

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was tested 3x (Tyre Reviews,...)

Achievements

Best
Dry handling
Autobild 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Arbo 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Wet handling
TyreReviews.com 2023
Arbo 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2021
Best
Snow traction
Autobild 2023
TyreReviews.com 2021
Autobild 2021
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2021
Best
Dry braking
Autobild 2021
Best
Snow handling
Autobild 2021
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2022
Best
Exterior noise
Autobild 2020

GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 in tyre tests

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, a premium segment tyre, has been highly rated in 10 tests conducted by some of Europe's most valued organizations that test tyres. The tests were conducted between 2020-2022, and the tyre was tested in various dimensions, including 205/55 R17, 195/55 R16, 225/45 R17, and more. The tyre has received an overall rating of 91%, which is an excellent result for a premium segment tyre. Autobild rated it the highest, with a test winning position in 2020 and a satisfactory rating in 2022. Meanwhile, in the Autobild braking distance test, the tyre was positioned third out of 32 in 2021 and sixth out of 35 in 2022. The tyre test, where the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 performed the best, was the Autobild Allyear tyre test 2020, and it had the worst result in Autobild Allyear tyre test 2022. The tyre has been a test winner in three out of ten tests and was highly recommended in one test. Additionally, the tyre was exemplary in one test and recommended in another. Finally, Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was the best in some of the tested disciplines and dimensions.

All tyre tests where GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was featured:
Tyre Reviews Allyear tyre test 2023 195/65 R15
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 10
Name
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
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Autobild Allyear tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
good
Ranked #6 of 16
The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 secured its position in an all-around competitive field, finishing admirably out of 16 contenders. Notably, the tire was lauded for its commendable year-round driving characteristics, ensuring a safe drive in varied weather conditions. It also stood out for its excellent snow traction and remarkable durability. Among its highlighted strengths were its performances in dry handling, snow braking, snow traction, and wet circle cornering, where it was unrivaled. However, some drawbacks included longer braking distances on dry surfaces and an increased noise level during drive-by, which slightly marred its overall impressive performance.
Name
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test37.745
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-341.848.3
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Tyre Reviews Allyear tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 10
Name
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
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Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autobild Allyear tyre test 2022 195/55 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #1 of 15
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+1-1
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-31- 21- 2+
Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Allyear tyre test 2022 195/55 R16

Ranked #6 of 35
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test39,944,4
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-343,946,8
Source: autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test102.7104,8104,5102,7
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3100100,4100,4100,3
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name WinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test636446199
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3496042188
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Source: www.arboe.at
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test12+1
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-32+21-
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Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+2+11
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-32+ 22+ 21-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test37,650
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-341,950,7
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test12+11
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-31- 2+ 1- 1
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test39,745
GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-341,647
Show test details
Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (5x)85% (3x)
Highly recommendedTest winnerHighly recommendedExemplarySatisfactoryGoodRecommended
1x2x1x1x1x1x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17
100% (1x)95% (3x)92.5% (4x)

Ratings x Width

195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
92.5% (2x)92.5% (2x)100% (1x)95% (3x)

FAQ

  1. Where is GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 made?

    GoodYear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is made in Slovenia/France.

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