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All Season Tyres - Vredestein Quatrac Pro

Discussion in 'Ateca' started by Tell, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Tell

    Tell Full Member

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    The first All Season Tyre has finally arrived Ateca fitting in both 18" and 19". VAG had been busy making a range of related cars with fairly unique tyre sizes which didnt have an all season option. 4Drive running on summer tyres doesnt give you what you are paying for. The 4Drive being a bit rendered useless in the country setting for getting out of the village unless you swap to winter tyres... concern is getting back in if it snows when out ;).

    Vredestein

    Now Vredestein Quatrac Pro all season tyre:

    https://www.vredestein.co.uk/car-suv-van/tyre-finder/tyres/product/3/1656-quatrac-pro

    News piece:

    https://whattyre.com/news/quatrac-pro-vredestein-launches-a-uhp-tyre-for-all-seasons/

    Fitters

    https://www.blackcircles.com

    Or

    https://www.mytyres.co.uk/tyres/vredestein/quatrac-pro.html

    Etc

    Launch video teaser



    Launch video



    Was launched about April time, reviews are thin on the ground but the predecessor the Quatrac 5 was well thought of in wet / dry handling in one 2018 review of available tyres... although the new tyre does have a different tyre pattern to the latest.



    That guy is promising a review of winter tyres in 2019 latter in the year.

    Autobild like the predecessor tyre from the manufacture in 2018:

    https://www.moderntyres.com/another-win-for-vredestein-quatrac-5-all-season-tyres

    Dutch video of the new tyre in action:



    Wiki on background information about the company... "7th largest tyre manufacture in the world":

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Vredestein

    So from no choice to Hobson's choice on VAG SUV All Season tyres.... an all season tyre option at last.

    If anybody buys them or finds more reviews post up. It seems this tyre is priced about £50 more than the Bridgestone's summer tyres that came with it, with similar noise and wet weather handling based on the published tyre charts but obviously grips in the snow.
     
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    When I had the Yeti, I put some Falken AS210's on - lasted 55k miles and got me wherever I wanted to go - so much so, if they'd have done them in 20" I'd have put them on my Disco Sport - they do make them in 225/45/19's though?

    I think at the time I chose them over the Vredestein's, purely on price
     
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    19". Think that's the problem, although may be when it's time more brands will be out.

    I use to have summer Falken tyres fitted to my old Altea, I was happy with them. My Ateca seems to be wearing the Dueler tyres well although it's the snow conditions in Wales after Xmas I worry about. 4Drive worked OK on the flat on the Bridgestones in snow in London but on hills I don't reckon they will be much good ;). Which defeats having 4Drive if you run on summer typres, which is why I want to move to All Season next time round so I don't get stuck on rural roads. Due to VW SUV odd tyre sizes, All Season one are more tricky to find.
     
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    The Yeti on AS210's did just fine in Wales - used to be a regular visitor to Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire :thumbup:
     
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    ...unless you go for a conversion size where there's plenty of choice. 245/45 18" on mine just now. Even 235/55 17 winters have seen the speedo match GPS and my insurers were told.
     
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    I'd be happy with the Quatrac Pro based on the Auto Bild review. It is the 19" that restricts choice but least there is something now. At the minute the original Dueler are holding up well after three years but want something up my slieve when I'm told they have had it. The wear is all nicely balanced around all the tyres and still very legal after the MOT and service. Fingers crossed no heavy snow in the new year, more getting caught out or in from home :).
     
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    Just to clarify Falken AS210s are All-Season M+S tyres (hence the AS) and available in 19" - although listed under their 'Car Tyres' rather than SUV so they shouldn't be discounted (unless they're the same price as the Quatrac - then it make sense to buy the Quatrac)
     
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    The Falken AS210 in the Auto Bild test got chucked out on their braking distance in the wet, second table in the link, so didn't feature in the top 10 since they didnt get through into the final ranking.

    Second table:

    All-season tires in the test: braking distances (in meters) from 100 km / h
    Tires* Wet braking distance Braking distance dry total
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005 (94V) 46.3 39.7 86
    Michelin CrossClimate + (94 W) 48.6 39.9 88.5
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro (94 V) 46.5 42.9 89.4

    Maxxis Premitra All Season AP3 (94 W) 51 39.5 90.5
    Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 (94V) 47.5 44.4 91.9
    Continental AllSeason Contact (94 V) 49.9 42.6 92.5
    Nexen N'blue 4Season (94V) 50.4 42.3 92.7
    Hankook Kinergy 4S² (94 W) 50.8 42 92.8
    Kumho Solus 4S HA31 (94V) 49.5 43.8 93.3
    Cooper Discoverer AllSeason, new (94 W) 52.6 41.2 93.8
    Falcon EuroAll Season AS 210 (94 V) 50.9 44.2 95.1
    General Tire Altimax A / S 365 (94V) 50.6 44.8 95.4
    Nokian Weatherproof (94V) 51.3 44.5 95.8
    Toyo Celsius (94 V) 50.2 45.6 95.8
    Yokohama BluEarth-4S AW21 (94V) 52.1 44.1 96.2
    Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus (94 W) 51.9 44.5 96.4
    Uniroyal AllSeason Expert 2 (94 V) 49.2 47.3 96.5
    Tristar All Season Power (94 Y) 54.1 42.9 97
    Glue Quadraxer 2 (94 V) 52.6 44.5 97.1
    Tyfoon 4-season (94 V) 51.3 45.9 97.2
    Matador MP 62 All Weather Evo (94V) 51.6 46.1 97.7
    BF Goodrich g-grip All Season 2 (94 V) 54.1 44.6 98.7
    Rotalla Setula 4 Season RA03 (94 Y) 55.5 43.3 98.8
    Goodride SW602 All Season (94H) 54 44.9 98.9
    Viking FourTech (94V) 53.5 46 99.5
    Nankang Cross Seasons AW-6 (94 W) 55.1 45.2 100.3
    Linglong Green-Max All Season (94V) 59.4 42.9 102.3
    Fulda MultiControl (94 V) 57 45.7 102.7
    Star Performer SPTS AS (94V) 57.3 46.1 103.4
    GT Radial 4Seasons (94V) 60.3 46.5 106.8
    King Meiler All Season Tact AS1 (94V) 62.2 46.4 108.6
    * sorted according to the length of the braking distances in total

    (They give equal weight to wet and dry braking distance by summing the two figures)

    Final ranking from that link:


    Tested tire
    Rating*
    1.
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    Michelin
    CrossClimate +

    94 W Sheet music: 2 + / 2/2 + / 1
    Verdict: exemplary

    Second
    [​IMG]
    Vredestein
    Quatrac Pro

    94 v Grades: 1- / 2 + / 2 / 2-
    Judgment: exemplary

    Third
    [​IMG]
    Goodyear
    Vector 4Seasons Gen-2

    94 v Grades: 1- / 2 / 2- / 1-
    Judgment: good

    4th
    [​IMG]
    Continental
    AllSeasonContact

    94 v Grades: 2 + / 2 / 2- / 1-
    Judgment: good

    5th
    [​IMG]
    Hankook
    Kinergy 4S²

    94 W Grades: 1- / 2- / 2/2
    Verdict: good

    6th
    [​IMG]
    Nexen
    N'blue 4Season

    94 v Grades: 2 / 2- / 2/2 +
    Verdict: good

    7th
    [​IMG]
    Maxxis
    Premitra All Season AP3

    94 W Grades: 2 / 2- / 2 + / 2-
    Judgment: good

    8th.
    [​IMG]
    Kumho
    Solus 4S HA31

    94 v Grades: 2 / 2- / 3 + / 2 +
    Judgment: satisfactory

    9th
    [​IMG]
    Bridgestone
    Weather Control A005

    94 v Grade: 3 + / 2/2 + / 3
    Judgment: satisfactory

    10th
    [​IMG]
    Cooper
    Discoverer All Season

    94 W Grades: 2- / 3 / 2- / 2-
    Judgment: not recommended

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    Will be interesting to see other reviews :).
     
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    The 5 was last year's model, Pro replaces it so all things being equal or better etc. Interesting the ranking against the Michelin.
     

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