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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 vs Michelin CrossClimate 2

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 vs Michelin CrossClimate 2

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 and Michelin CrossClimate 2 are premium tyre models manufactured by two of the world’s leading tyre brands.

These flagship tyres for both Goodyear and Michelin have been at the forefront of all-season tyres surge in popularity, giving customers a great alternative to both summer and winter tyres.

Today, we will be comparing both tyre models to see just how they match up.

Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Overview

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is a premium all-season tyre model first introduced by Goodyear in 2020.

Goodyear’s Vector 4Seasons model arrives with the EU sanctioned 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake) marking, which indicates that the model has gone through rigorous testing and has been deemed suitable for winter driving.

Along with the 3PMSF, the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 provides Goodyear’s Aquaplaning Control Technology, which includes deeper and wider grooves within the tyre's tread. This helps removing surface water from the tyre's path efficiently and quickly.

The tyre also features Dry Handling Technology, giving the tyre a 5% increase in dry braking performance compared to its predecessor.

The Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 replaced the Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 upon the tyre model’s release.


CrossClimate 2 Overview

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 is also a premium all-season tyre, manufactured by Michelin since 2020.

The CrossClimate 2 is made for all types of weather conditions, with the model also being issued the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake marking.

Driving performance of the Michelin tyre model is made to last, as the CrossClimate 2 EverTread Technology enhances the tread life of the all-season tyre.

Fuel consumption is ever-efficient for the premium tyre model, as compared to its predecessor, the CrossClimate 2 has reduced rolling resistance of 10%, making the model’s fuel consumption comparable to summer tyre standard.

The CrossClimate 2 replaced the CrossClimate+ in 2020.

Tyre Label Ratings

Tyre label ratings are EU regulated performance indicators, determining what levels of performance a tyre model has in specific categories. Label ratings will vary depending on the tyre size.

The categories are broken down as follows:

Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Label Ratings

Fuel efficiency ratings for the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 varies between A and D, with B and C ratings being the most prominent.

Wet grip ratings for the premium tyre model are mostly B across all tyre sizes, with some sizes having a C rating.

Tyre noise levels for the Goodyear model ranges between 69A and 73B.

CrossClimate 2 Label Ratings

Much like the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, the Michelin CrossClimate 2 has fuel efficiency ratings of A – D, and also mostly features B and C ratings depending on tyre size.

Wet grip ratings for the Michelin all-season tyre is B across all available tyre sizes.

Tyre noise level ratings are between 69A and 73B.

Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Awards

The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 has received many awards and recognitions since its inception in 2020.

A noticeable recognition for the Goodyear model is from German automotive magazine Auto Bild, who handed the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 an ‘exemplary rating’ in small car performance.

Another noticeable achievement from Auto Bild was back in 2022, where the Goodyear vector 4Seasons Gen-3 was awarded with ‘Green Tyre of the Year’ from the German magazine. Auto Bild stated the Goodyear tyre model had “outstanding mileage” and “low abrasion rate.”

The premium all-season tyre model has also flourished in tyre tests, including Tyre Review’s ‘All-Season Tyre Test’ in 2022, where the Goodyear tyre finished 1st. Tyre Reviews owner and tester, Jon Benson, stated that the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 has “the most rounded ability of all the all-season tyres included.”

CrossClimate 2 Awards

Much like the Goodyear all-season tyre model, the CrossClimate 2 has seen many awards & tyre test successes.

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 first place out of 10 tyres in the Tyre Reviews 2022/23 All Season Tyre Test, with the tyres being expressed as “ridiculously good in the snow” and an “exceptional all-season tyre”.

The CrossClimate 2 also seen success at the DriverReviews Customer Choice awards, as the tyre model claimed ‘Best All-Season Tyres’ award for 2022. The model would then go on to make it back-to-back victories in the DriverReviews all-season category, as in 2023, it would again win ‘Best All-Season Tyres’ award with an outstanding 4.8/5 rating.

Customer Reviews

Our customer reviews system is powered by DriverReviews, giving our customers four categories to review their recently purchased tyres from:

Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Customer Reviews

CrossClimate 2 Customer Reviews

Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Common Tyre Sizes

CrossClimate 2 Common Tyre Sizes

Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 Common Car Models

CrossClimate 2 Common Car Models

Price Ranges

Prices for both models will vary depending on tyre size, with prices for the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 prices starting from £86.62 to £279.28.*

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 has a price range from £96.08 to £326.96.*

*Please note that prices may fluctuate, with prices listed today being from the date of writing (17/01/2024).

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