All-season tyres can be used in all circumstances. Both in perfect driving conditions, i.e. when it is warm, dry and sunny, and when rain or snow make driving more challenging. Therefore, if you want to drive safely, you should choose tyres that can be trusted in all circumstances.
205/55 R16 is quite a popular size.
How to choose all-season tyres that are reliable and perfectly meet your needs? There are different ways to achieve this goal. One of them is to read other drivers’ feedback. To make this easier, we have compiled a list of five all-season models in the size 205/55 R16 that are best rated by our customers.
Each of the selected models has been assessed by hundreds of drivers who have had the opportunity to check tyres in practice and give feedback based on their experience. The results show that the bar for tyres in the size 205/55 R16 is set unusually high.
The size 205/55 R16 is becoming increasingly popular and is now fitted to cars such as: Ford Focus, Seat Leon, Renault Megane, Audi A4, Skoda Octavia, VW Passat, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, as well as many other models. Of course, it all depends on the year and equipment specification of the vehicle.
205/55 R16 all-season tyre ranking
*The ranking has been developed based on ratings (a scale of 1-6) given by Oponeo customers between January 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021.
The list includes models that have achieved the minimum number of opinions required. The results shown in our store may differ from those shown in the ranking, and the ratings presented apply only to the tyres in the size shown.
Michelin CrossClimate+ is not only one of the most popular all-season premium tyres, it is also the model best rated by the drivers. The high rating – 5.55 on a scale of 1 to 6 – speaks for itself. European drivers value these tyres above all for their versatile parameters, including, in particular, the prolonged rubber life and excellent traction in snow, as confirmed by the 3PMSF certification.
The key to the success of this model is the EverGrip technology, which is responsible for performance in all conditions throughout the life of the product. The specially designed structure retains its properties as the tread wears down, which ensures that the performance of the tyres remains the same from the first to the last kilometer of use. That ensures that you can enjoy the safety of your ride, whatever the weather.
What do the drivers think about this tyre?
Great tyres. The grip is excellent, especially on dry and wet surfaces; considering they are all-season tyres, they are also doing well on snow. A big plus for low noise level. I recommend them. (Radek)
The tyres are working phenomenally in all conditions. After 50,000 kilometers, I honestly recommend them. Let everyone experience Michelin Crossclimate + for themselves, and they won’t be disappointed! (Thomas)
The second place was taken by the WeatherProof model by Nokian. A very good rating (5.50) is the best proof that the company that “invented” winter tyres is also capable of designing all-season tyres.
The “weather-resistant” tyre from the Finnish premium segment manufacturer is characterized by good performance in summer conditions as well as slip resistance in fall and winter. The combination of these features ensures the reliability of the tyres in all weather conditions. How could this be achieved? The secret of success is the structure in which each tyre component is responsible for the safety of driving in different circumstances.
Nokian WeatherProof according to Oponeo customers:
I am very pleased. Better driving comfort and more confidence compared to my previous tyres. I would take them again. (Begonia)
It is our first adventure with all-season tyres and I must say that it is very positive. We have deliberately chosen a tyre that originates from a winter tyre and is adapted for all-season use. I have not noticed any disadvantages in use concerning the winter tyre, while there are many advantages having two sets of tyres. Just keep in mind that whether all-season tyres are suitable depends mainly on the user and how many kilometers they will drive during the year. (aeroforce)
Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
The last step of the podium was taken by the Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus tyre, which was rated the same as Goodyear Vector 4Seasons G2 but received more feedback. What is the phenomenon of this all-season tyre from the famous premium Italian brand?
It is worth noting that this is an improved version of the popular Cinturato All Season model. The designers have improved the specifications of the original in such a way that the tyres are better suited to the needs of drivers. Whatever the conditions, the performance depends on a special tread whose shape harmoniously combines the features of the most effective summer and winter models available from Pirelli.
According to the users:
I am driving long distances and I am fully satisfied with the all-season tyres I bought. On both dry and wet surfaces, the tyres are highly effective and on snow, the grip of the tyres is very good. I really recommend 10/10. (Eveline B)
My first all-season tyres in this car. With the previous tyres, my car was louder (but they were RF tyres), so it is difficult to compare them. Driving and traction properties are very good. The car stays on the road during frosts and it is safe and comfortable. I highly recommend it. (Lucas)
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons G2
The next distinguished all-season tyre is Vector 4Seasons G2 from the American brand Goodyear. The high average rating of the tyres in the size 205/55 R16 shows that the model enjoys a good reputation among users. It is particularly appreciated by the drivers who want to drive safely, comfortably and economically.
An advanced rubber compound, a directional tread and 3D sipes ensure excellent performance of the tyre under a wide range of conditions, allowing for reliable and stable driving all year round. Vector 4Seasons G2 is also a low-rolling-resistance model, which is more environmentally friendly.
What the drivers say about this tyre’s characteristics:
The tyres perform well in winter conditions. Braking on wet and dry surfaces is effortless. Compared to other tyres, they have low noise levels. (Jack S)
I bought the tyres in September, I have used them in all possible road conditions, all was OK, in the winter they work flawlessly just like real winter tyres, the noise level is a relative term and it depends on the type of car and the driver's hearing sensitivity, for me they are inaudible; when driving, I am not listening to whether the tyres are loud or quiet when I want to listen to something I use my radio. My rating is 5 or even 6. (Leszek z Bieszczad)
Kleber Quadraxer 2
The last, fifth, all-season tyre model highlighted in the list is Kleber Quadraxer 2, the only representative of the lower price segment – the mid-range. Why do the drivers see this tyre as one of the best all-season options?
It is the second generation of the recognized product from Kleber, so its designers have had a lot of time to find the most effective solutions. As a result, Quadraxer 2 uses a directional tread pattern that efficiently handles both optimal, dry road conditions as well as rain, snow, and mud. The tyres also perform well in terms of braking in the snow and countering aquaplaning.
Quadraxer 2 according to the users:
Very good on both dry and wet surfaces. They handle well fresh snow up to 40 cm deep, the situation is worse on old, packed snow, but in such snow, any tyres mill the snow and are not pulling. Overall, a very good purchase. (Greg)
A very good tyre. In the beginning, I was skeptical about the tyre, but it turned out that the all-season tyre did a great job in this year’s winter, which was relatively snowy. I highly recommend it. (Lucas)
Proven all-season tyres – how to choose them?
We recommend dividing the process of selecting new all-season tyres into several steps. Organizing the purchasing process will help you avoid any ill-considered purchases. First, it is good to see what other drivers say about each model in their feedback. As you have read this text, this step is behind you. Then check if the tyres you are interested in have participated in any expert automotive tests – they also can be found on our website.
At the next stage, it is time to carefully read the labels of the tyres in the size approved for your car. The labels will tell you more about its performance in terms of:
If you are still not sure, use a comparison engine prepared by Oponeo, in which you can easily compare the most interesting models.