Top 5 All Season Tires 2020
July 10, 2020
1. Nitto Neo Gen
We'll start off our list with the Nitto Neo Gen. Nitto has been making tires for quite a long time and the Neo Gen has been one of their most popular models. The Neo Gen is an all-season tire designed for enthusiasts like us. But what does that mean? Well, the Neo Gen is actually designed with a stronger shoulder in order to reduce wear on cambered vehicles. Pretty cool. This tire is also known for it's great performance in both dry and wet conditions. You'll notice large sipes that run diagonally across the tire that will help with that wet condition traction. There are also deep channels for water evacuation. This tire will give you great performance in dry conditions and keep you safe in wet conditions. Not to mention, the tread design looks really good too.
See more photos of cars running the Nitto Neo Gen here!
2. Nankang NS-25
Next is the Nankang NS-25. Nankang has been a go-to for bang for your buck tires lately and has really grown both as a company and in popularity. The NS-25 is their most popular all-season tire and we've mentioned it in some of our other blogs as well. If you're looking for performance on a budget, this is it. The NS-25 was designed for sporty driving in dry conditions while integrating plenty of siping and evacuation channels for wet grip as well. This tire is extremely popular in drifting and motorsports which is impressive since it's priced so low. If you're going for more of a show build, the Nankang NS-25 has a great reputation for being stretchable.
See more Nankang NS-25 photos here!
3. Toyo Extensa HP II
Designed for dry and wet conditions, the Extensa HP II is a tire-set that will be fantastic for folks who don’t get a ton of snow. That’s the thing, these Toyo Tires aren’t really aiming to tackle snow like the last tire on this list.
That said, there is a lot to love here; unidirectional tread design, double cut tapered lines to improve hard breaking, and, 4 million siping channels to provide a quiet ride and decent tire life.
Look into these if you:
- Live in an area that gets little to no snow.
- Don’t mind changing into winter tires for heavy winter conditions.
- Want a tire that looks good.
- You want something more dedicated to providing fantastic dry and wet driving
Overall, we are really big fans of this tire; stylish, functional, and relatively affordable, these are a top choice.
See more Toyo Extensa HP II photos here!
4. Toyo Proxes 4 Plus
Next is the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus. This is a high performance all season tire that is known for delivering fantastic performance in both dry and wet conditions while having a decent tread life thanks to an asymmetrical tread pattern and advanced tread compound. The Proxes 4 Plus is just one of the many tires within the Proxes lineup that Toyo offers. We love the 4 Plus because of its impressive cornering grip for being an all-season tire. This tire is also pretty quiet and comfortable when compared to its competitors. Finally, this is an all-season tire after all so how does it handle snow? Well, there is plenty of siping on the edge of the Proxes 4 Plus that will help it in light snow, but we'd recommend running a set of winter tires if you plan to drive in heavier snow.
5. Michelin CrossClimate 2
We've saved the best for last. You've probably never heard of this tire before and that's because it's brand new. The CrossClimate name itself is not new, but the CrossClimate 2 is the latest advancement in Michelin's lineup. The CrossClimate 2 is a directionally designed tire that is the epitome of all-season performance. The CrossClimate 2 is actually designed to offer the performance of a high-end summer tire while allowing the user to use the tires in the snow. It's almost impossible to imagine. Its directional design allows the CrossClimate 2 to have balanced performance between wet, dry and snowy climates while combating tire wear so you can get the most life out of them. There is also plenty of siping and water evacuation channels that will help hold in the snow when you need it and release the water to reduce your chances of hydroplaning. We're incredibly excited for the Michelin CrossClimate 2 because it seems as though Michelin has developed a tire that can truly do it all!