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Summer tyre test 225/45 R18 - ACE 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
Test winner
70
54
18
7
£134
0 + 1
2. Continental PremiumContact 7
Highly recommended
71
52
19
4
£140
91 W + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Sport 5
Highly recommended
70
50
18
5
£161
95 Y
4. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Highly recommended
67
53
15
5
£129
95 Y
5. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
Highly recommended
65
51
17
6
£146
95 Y + 1
6. Maxxis Victra Sport 5
Highly recommended
65
50
17
5
£104
95 Y
7. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
Highly recommended
62
50
17
6
£118
91 Y + 1
7. Kumho Ecsta PS71
Highly recommended
67
47
18
3
£127
91 Y + 2
9. Falken Azenis FK520
Recommended
60
50
17
6
£111
95 Y + 1
9. Nexen N fera Sport
Recommended
61
48
17
7
£114
95 Y
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the ACE 2023 225/45 R18 test performed by ACE on a Mercedes Benz C-class in 2023. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Continental PremiumContact 7, Michelin Pilot Sport 5, Bridgestone Potenza Sport; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin Primacy 4, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN.

Same size tyres not featured in the test

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. Continental SportContact 7
100% Premium £135 95 Y
2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
93% Premium £156 91 W + 6
3. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
92% Premium £142 91 Y + 6
4. Continental PremiumContact 6
92% Premium £144 95 Y + 5
5. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
90% Premium £145 91 Y + 5
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6. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £157 95 Y + 3
7. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £162 91 W + 10
8. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
85% Upper-middle £111 95 W
9. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
84% Premium £142 95 W
10. Fulda SportControl 2
84% Lowcost £152 95 Y + 2
11. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
80% Premium £138 95 Y
17
12. Falken Azenis FK510
79% Upper-middle £138 95 Y + 2
13. Sava Intensa UHP 2
78% Lowcost £223 95 Y + 2
14. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
77% Premium £127 91 V + 1
15. Nokian Powerproof
76% Upper-middle £135 91 Y + 1
16. Maxxis Premitra HP5
76% Lowcost £110 95 W
17. Continental SportContact 5P
75% Premium £143 95 Y
50
18. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
73% Premium £149 91 Y + 1
19. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
73% Upper-middle £113 95 W + 1
20. BFGoodrich Advantage
71% Upper-middle £140 95 W
21. Uniroyal RainSport 5
71% Upper-middle £104 95 Y
22. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £96 95 Y
23. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £193 95 Y + 1
19
24. Toyo Proxes Comfort
69% Upper-middle £104 95
25. Continental Ecocontact 6
68% Premium £128 91 W + 4
26. Pirelli P ZERO
66% Premium £150 91 W + 1
27. Semperit Speed-Life 3
66% Lowcost £121 95 Y
28. Pirelli Cinturato P7
64% Premium £149 91 W + 14
29. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
64% Premium £112 91 W + 1
23
30. Debica Presto UHP2
63% Lowcost £133 95 Y + 1
31. Bridgestone Potenza S001
63% Premium £165 91 W + 5
32. Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
62% Premium £168 95 W + 1
33. Michelin Primacy 3
59% Premium £292 91 V + 3
34. Uniroyal RainSport 3
56% Upper-middle £128 95 Y + 1
35. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
55% Premium £129 95 V + 2
7
36. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
55% Premium £168 91 Y + 3
37. Cooper Zeon CS8
53% Upper-middle £136 0 Y
38. Kumho Ecsta PS91
53% Upper-middle £110 95 Y
39. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
51% Upper-middle £136 95 W
40. Semperit Speed-Life 2
50% Lowcost £155 95 Y
41. Continental ContiSportContact 5
49% Premium £167 95 Y + 2
26
42. Continental SportContact 5
49% Premium £155 91 Y + 7
43. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
48% Premium £131 95 Y
44. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
46% Upper-middle £225 95 W
45. Nokian zLine
42% Upper-middle £106 95 Y
46. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £88 95 Y
47. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
40% Premium £217 91 Y + 1
43
48. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
40% Upper-middle £154 95 W
49. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
40% Premium £177 95 Y
50. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
39% Upper-middle £143 95 Y + 1
51. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost £85 95 Y
52. Bridgestone Turanza T001
37% Premium £126 91 V
53. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
36% Premium £193 91 W + 2
52
54. BFGoodrich G-Grip
33% Upper-middle £191 95 W
55. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
32% Premium £161 95 Y
56. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
27% Lowcost £728 95 Y
57. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
22% Premium £161 91 V
58. Yokohama Bluearth Rv-02
20% Upper-middle £143 95 W
59. Giti Sport S1
17% Lowcost
28
60. Falken Azenis FK453
10% Upper-middle £88 95 Y
61. Dayton Touring 2
1% Lowcost
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