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Comparison: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 vs. Viking Fourtech

In this comparison, we are comparing a tyre from a manufacturer from Japan (Bridgestone) against a tyre from a manufacturer from (Viking). Generally, Bridgestone allround tyres are slightly better rated (70%) than Viking (33%). In this particular case, the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 has a better rating of 67% compared to 33% of the Viking Fourtech. Important for this comparison is also the Autobild 2020 205/55 R16 test, where both the Weather Control A005 and the Fourtech were tested. See more mutual tests below.

# Bridgestone Weather Control A005
/67%
Viking Fourtech
/33%
DimensionsR15 - R19 R14 - R18
PriceSet your car's tyre size
TypeAllround Allround
SegmentPremium Lowcost
Tested9x 5x
Best place1. 205/55 R16 Autobild 202011. 225/50 R17 Autobild 2021
Worst place10. 205/55 R16 Autobild 202025. 225/45 R17 Autobild 2019
Average place5.56 17
Last test2020 2021
Best ratingRecommended 205/60 R16 ACE 2019Satisfactory 225/50 R17 Autobild 2021
Worst ratingRecommended 205/60 R16 ACE 2019Satisfactory 225/50 R17 Autobild 2021
Snow % %
Snow handling60.9% 71%
Snow traction52.7% 51%
Snow braking54.3% -
Snow cornering48% 67%
Snow handling - objective67% -
Snow acceleration77% -
Snow braking81% 82%
Wet %70.2 %
Aquaplaning - cross67.7% 96%
Aquaplaning - longitudal75% 77%
Wet braking94.7% 71%
Wet handling91.1% 59%
Wet circle cornering84% 55%
Wet handling - objective85% -
Dry %59 %
Dry braking89.4% 47%
Dry handling86.3% 71%
Dry handling - objective96% -
Safety83% -
Dry driving behavior80% -
Costs %79.3 %
Rolling resistance91.2% 96%
Price/value51.7% 77%
Mileage50% 65%
Wear71% -
Fuel efficiency86% -
Comfort %71 %
Exterior noise82.6% 76%
Comfort70.3% 66%
Interior noise69% -
Noise77% -
Ice % %
Ice braking83% -
Ice lateral guidance86% -

Mutual tests

Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test39,745
Bridgestone Weather Control A005
Rating: -
40,945
Viking Fourtech
Rating: -
45,351
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test39,546,3
Bridgestone Weather Control A005
Rating: -
39,746,3
Viking Fourtech
Rating: -
4653,5
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test39,445,2
Bridgestone Weather Control A005
Rating: -
39,4 45,2
Viking Fourtech
Rating: -
47,450,8
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