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255/40 R18 - Best summer tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

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Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 255/40 R18 99 Y 81%
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Best summer tyres in tests (2024)

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Bridgestone Turanza T005

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
    • -
/89%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2024Sport Auto215/40 R18Very good
4
2023ADAC205/55 R16Good
3
2023Tyre Reviews205/55 R16Highly recommended
3
2023Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
2
2022ADAC185/65 R15Good
1
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
1
2022Autozeitung215/55 R17Highly recommended
4
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
3
2022ADAC215/60 R16Good
4
2022Promobil235/55 R17Recommended
2
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
4
2021ADAC225/50 R17Good
3
2021Autobild215/60 R17Exemplary
7
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
5
2021Autobild205/55 R16Exemplary
3
2021ADAC205/55 R16Good
3
2021Firmenauto195/55 R16Good
2
2020ADAC235/55 R17Recommended
4
2020Vibilagare225/60 R18-
2
2020Autozeitung225/50 R17Highly recommended
6
2020AutoMotorSport225/45 R18Good
1
2019ADAC185/65 R15Good
4
2019ACE205/55 R16Recommended
2
2019AutoMotorSport215/55 R17Recommended
6
2019Gute-Fahrt225/40 R18Good +
10
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
11
2019Autobild225/45 R17Good
6
2019Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
5
2019Autozeitung235/45 R18-
8
2019Autobild245/45 R18Satisfactory
7
2018Autobild195/65 R15Good
2
2018Autobild195/65 R15-

£183
Turanza T005 XL (*) RunFlatIn stockFree shipping
£183 Buy
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£183
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£183 Buy
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£208
Bridgestone Turanza T005 RFT ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL *, runflat )In stockFree shipping
£208 Buy
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£216
255/40R18 99Y XL Bridgestone Turanza T005 255/40R18 99Y XL * | Protyre - Car Tyres - Summer TyresIn stockFree shipping
£216 Buy
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£175
Turanza T005 XL (*)In stockFree shipping
£175 Buy
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£175
Turanza T005 XL (*)In stockFree shipping
£175 Buy
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£183
Bridgestone Turanza T005 ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL * )In stockFree shipping
£183 Buy
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£203
255/40R18 99Y XL Bridgestone Turanza T005 255/40R18 99Y XL * | Protyre - Car Tyres - Summer TyresIn stockFree shipping
£203 Buy
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£229
Bridgestone Turanza T005 EXT ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL MOE, runflat )In stockFree shipping
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/99%

Michelin Pilot Sport 5

  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
    • -
/99%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2024Sport Auto215/40 R18Very good
2
2023Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Highly recommended
3
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
2
2023Autobild225/45 R18Outstanding
3
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
6
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
5
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Highly recommended
1
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17Test winner

£215
Michelin Pilot Sport 5 ( 255/40 ZR18 (99Y) XL )In stockFree shipping
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£254
255/40R18 99Y XL Michelin Pilot Sport 5 255/40R18 99Y XL | Protyre - Car TyresIn stockFree shipping
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/92%

Bridgestone Potenza Sport

  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
    • -
/92%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
4
2024Autobild265/35 R19Good
3
2024Autobild235/55 R19Good
1
2024Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
5
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good
3
2023Gute-Fahrt235/35 R19Good +
2
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Test winner
4
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
6
2023SportAuto225/40 R18Very good
5
2023Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Recommended
2
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
3
2022Tyre Reviews255/35 R19Recommended
6
2022Autobild245/40 R19Good
3
2022Sportauto235/35 R19Very good
5
2022Autobild225/45 R18Good
1
2021Autobild265/35 R20Exemplary
2
2021Autobild255/35 R19Very good
4
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18-

£166
Bridgestone Potenza Sport ( 255/40 ZR18 (99Y) XL EVc )In stockFree shipping
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£201
255/40R18 99Y XL Bridgestone Potenza Sport 255/40R18 99Y XL | Protyre - Car Tyres - Summer TyresIn stockFree shipping
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/88%

Pirelli P ZERO PZ4

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
    • -
/88%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
4
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Highly recommended
2
2023Gute-Fahrt235/35 R19Very good -
11
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
5
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
3
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
5
2023SportAuto225/40 R18Very good
3
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
4
2022Sportauto235/35 R19Good
7
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Recommended
3
2021Autozeitung225/40 R18Highly recommended
2
2017EVO225/40 R18-

£167
Pirelli P Zero PZ4 SC ( 255/40 ZR18 (99Y) XL )In stockFree shipping
£167 Buy
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£214
255/40R18 99Y XL Pirelli - P Zero PZ4 - Car Tyres - - Low Noise Tyres - ProtyreIn stockFree shipping
£214 Buy
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/87%

Continental PremiumContact 6

  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
    • -
/87%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good
2
2023ADAC205/55 R16Good
1
2022ADAC215/60 R16Good
4
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17Recommended
7
2022Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
2
2022Promobil235/55 R17Recommended
4
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
1
2021ADAC205/55 R16Good
2
2021Autobild205/55 R16Exemplary
4
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
4
2021Autobild215/60 R17Good
2
2021Autozeitung225/40 R18Highly recommended
8
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Recommended
6
2021GTÜ225/45 R17Recommended
2
2021ADAC225/50 R17Good
4
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
1
2020Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
4
2020Teknikens225/50 R17-
1
2020Autozeitung225/50 R17Test winner
3
2020AutoMotorSport225/45 R18Very good
1
2020ADAC225/40 R18Good
3
2019ACE205/55 R16Highly recommended
1
2019Gute-Fahrt225/40 R18Very good
5
2019Autobild225/45 R17Exemplary
8
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
2
2019Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
1
2019Autozeitung235/45 R18-
3
2019Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
2
2018Automotorsport225/45 R17-
2
2018Autozeitung225/45 R17-
5
2018ACE235/45 R18Recommended
3
2017Automotorsport245/45 R18Recommended
5
2017Autobild235/50 R18Recommended
1
2017Autobild225/50 R17-
1
2017Autobild225/50 R17Exemplary
3
2017EVO225/40 R18-

£188
Continental PremiumContact 6 ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL EVc, MO )In stockFree shipping
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/90%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2024Autobild265/35 R19Exemplary

£148
Vredestein Ultrac Pro ( 255/40 ZR18 (99Y) XL )In stockFree shipping
£148 Buy
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/81%

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
    • -
/81%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2024Autozeitung225/45 R17-
12
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
7
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
1
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
6
2023Autobild225/40 R18Good
4
2023Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Recommended
3
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
3
2022Autobild245/40 R19Exemplary
6
2022Autobild225/45 R18Good
3
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17Recommended
6
2021Autobild265/35 R20Good
9
2021Autozeitung225/40 R18-
6
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Recommended
12
2020Autobild245/45 R18Satisfactory
10
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
14
2020ADAC225/40 R18Satisfactory
4
2019Autobild225/45 R17Exemplary
3
2019Autobild225/45 R17-

£154
Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3 K127 ( 255/40 ZR18 99Y XL 4PR SBL )In stockFree shipping
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£158
255/40R18 99Y XL Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 255/40R18 99Y XL | Protyre - Car TyresIn stockFree shipping
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/92%

Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
    • -
/92%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2024Autozeitung225/45 R17Highly recommended
6
2024Autobild225/55 R17Good
2
2023Tyre Reviews205/55 R16Highly recommended
4
2023Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
17
2023ADAC205/55 R16Good
2
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
7
2021Autobild205/55 R16Good
9
2021ADAC225/50 R17Satisfactory

£156
Cinturato P7 C2 XL (*)In stockFree shipping
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£156
Cinturato P7 C2 XL (*)In stockFree shipping
£156 Buy
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£179
Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2) ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL * )In stockFree shipping
£179 Buy
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£194
255/40R18 99Y XL Pirelli - Cinturato P7 C2 - Car Tyres - Summer Car Tyre - Reduced Fuel Consumption - Protyre - Summer TyresIn stockFree shipping
£194 Buy
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/85%
/85%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
5
2024Autozeitung225/45 R17Highly recommended

£90
Firestone Roadhawk 2 ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL EVc )In stockFree shipping
£90 Buy
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/82%

Falken Azenis FK520

  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Excellent steering response on dry roads
    • -
/82%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
7
2024Automotorsport235/55 R18Good
7
2023Autobild225/40 R18Good
7
2023SportAuto225/40 R18Good
8
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
8
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
9
2023ACE225/45 R18Recommended
6
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Highly recommended
7
2023Gute-Fahrt235/35 R19Good -
7
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good

£147
Falken AZENIS FK520 ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL NBLK )In stockFree shipping
£147 Buy
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£152
Falken - Azenis FK520 - Car Tyres - Excellent Wet and Dry Handling Tyres - ProtyreIn stockFree shipping
£152 Buy
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£169
Falken - Azenis FK520 - Car Tyres - Excellent Wet and Dry Handling Tyres - ProtyreIn stockFree shipping
£169 Buy
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£176
Falken AZENIS FK520 FEXM ( 255/40 R18 99Y XL runflat NBLK )In stockFree shipping
£176 Buy
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/88%

Pirelli P Zero PZ4

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
    • -
/88%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
4
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Highly recommended
2
2023Gute-Fahrt235/35 R19Very good -
11
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
5
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
3
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
5
2023SportAuto225/40 R18Very good
3
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
4
2022Sportauto235/35 R19Good
7
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Recommended
3
2021Autozeitung225/40 R18Highly recommended
2
2017EVO225/40 R18-

£167
Pirelli P Zero PZ4 SC ( 255/40 ZR18 (99Y) XL )In stockFree shipping
£167 Buy
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£214
255/40R18 99Y XL Pirelli - P Zero PZ4 - Car Tyres - - Low Noise Tyres - ProtyreIn stockFree shipping
£214 Buy
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255/40 R18 tyre test

Best tyres in your size

255/40 R18 tyre ranking based on test results

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingTested in this dimensionTested in same width dimensionSegmentPrice
1. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
85.6%
92.6%
94%
Premium £156
99 Y
2. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
90.4%
89.6%
81.3%
Premium £166
99 Y
3. Bridgestone Turanza T005
84.3%
85.2%
78.9%
Premium £184
99 Y + 3
4. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
85%
78.5%
76.5%
Premium £166
99 Y
5. Michelin Pilot Sport 4! Newer model available: Michelin Pilot Sport 5
89.4%
89.3%
79.1%
Premium £218
99 Y + 3
6. Pirelli P ZERO lx.
Premium £193
99 Y
7. Continental PremiumContact 6! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 7
86%
92.3%
80.7%
Premium £188
99 Y
8. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5! Newer model available: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
91.7%
90.4%
77.2%
Premium £186
95 Y + 1
9. Michelin Primacy 4
Premium £160
99 Y
10. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
81.4%
83.1%
78.4%
Premium £153
99 Y
11. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
81.6%
77%
74.1%
Premium £171
99 Y
12. Pirelli Cinturato P7
76.2%
86.7%
80.8%
Premium £214
95 W + 3
13. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
80%
68.3%
80.1%
Premium £180
99 Y + 2
14. Falken Azenis FK510! Newer model available: Falken Azenis FK520
82.9%
75.5%
76.2%
Upper-middle £313
99 Y + 1
15. Kumho Ecsta PS71
80%
74.5%
67.3%
Upper-middle £120
99 Y
16. Uniroyal RainSport 5
86.3%
70%
83.2%
Upper-middle £142
99 Y
17. Nokian Powerproof
82.2%
84.7%
77%
Upper-middle £155
99 Y
18. Semperit Speed-Life 3
80.5%
67.2%
75.4%
Lowcost £151
99 Y
19. Pirelli P ZERO
90.1%
92.2%
74.6%
Premium £174
95 Y + 1
20. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
85.5%
Premium
21. Bridgestone Potenza S001
73%
83.9%
61.6%
Premium £219
95 Y + 1
22. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3! Newer model available: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
78.1%
85%
Premium £216
95 Y + 2
23. Barum Bravuris 5 HM SUV
74.1%
Lowcost £117
99 Y
24. Kumho Ecsta PS91
64.3%
65.6%
Upper-middle £133
99 Y
25. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
84%
Upper-middle £193
99 W
26. Continental SportContact 5! Newer model available: Continental SportContact 6
Premium £196
95 Y
27. Nokian zLine
82.1%
Upper-middle
28. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Premium £231
95 Y + 3
29. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
90%
Premium
30. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
73.2%
Upper-middle £182
95 Y + 1
31. Michelin Pilot Sport 3! Newer model available: Michelin Pilot Sport 4
Premium £209
99 Y
32. Giti Sport S1
65.8%
86.3%
Lowcost

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