2021 summer tyre tests: 10 tests, 162 models

Tyre size
Organization
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
205/55 R16ADAC2021Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Semperit Speed-Life 315VW Golf
225/50 R17ADAC2021Passenger carFalken Azenis FK51017
205/55 R16Autobild2021Stopping distanceHankook Ventus Prime3 K125Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12553VW Golf
225/40 R18Autozeitung2021Passenger carGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK51010Seat Leon
215/60 R17Autobild2021SuvGoodYear Efficientgrip 2 SUVNokian WetProof SUV10Jeep Renegade
255/35 R19Autobild2021Passenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SFalken Azenis FK5108Toyota Supra
265/35 R20Autobild2021Passenger carBridgestone Potenza SportHankook Ventus S1 evo3 K1279Ford Mustang
195/55 R16Firmenauto2021Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Maxxis Premitra HP511Seat Leon
225/45 R17GTÜ2021Passenger carNexen N Fera SportNexen N Fera Sport9VW Golf
225/40 R18ADAC2020Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Victra Sport 516Volkswagen Golf
235/55 R17ADAC2020Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Maxxis Premitra HP512Ford Kuga
245/45 R18Autobild2020Stopping distanceMichelin Pilot Sport 4Kumho Ecsta PS7150BMW 5 series
215/55 R17ACE2020SuvMaxxis Premitra HP5Maxxis Premitra HP59Audi Q2
225/50 R17Autozeitung2020Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Premitra HP520BMW 3 series
255/55 R18Autobild2020SuvMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVBarum Bravuris 5 HM SUV10BMW X5
245/35 R19Autobild2020Passenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SHankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K1179Mercedes C class
225/45 R18AutoMotorSport2020Passenger carGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Maxxis Victra Sport 511BMW 3 series
225/60 R18Vibilagare2020SuvMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVVredestein Ultrac Satin7BMW X3
215/50 R18Gute-Fahrt2020SuvGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK510 SUV8Skoda Karoq
225/50 R17Teknikens2020Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12510Volvo V90
Tyre sizeOrganizationYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

Best summer tyres in tests

1. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Tested 4x in 2021, 4x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • Below average aquaplaning resistance
check the prices for Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

Tested 11x in 2021, 15x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • Below average aquaplaning resistance
  • Longer braking distance on dry roads
  • Uncomfortable/noisy ride
  • Poor handling on dry roads
check the prices for Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

3. Continental WinterContact TS870

Tested 1x in 2021, 1x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Continental WinterContact TS870

4. Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Tested 1x in 2021, 17x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Goodyear UltraGrip 9

5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1

Tested 1x in 2021, 6x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1

6. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

Tested 3x in 2021, 19x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • High drive-by noise levels
check the prices for Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

7. Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro

Tested 1x in 2021, 1x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro

8. Nokian WR SUV 4

Tested 1x in 2021, 3x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Nokian WR SUV 4

9. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+

Tested 8x in 2021, 12x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • Longer braking distance on dry roads
check the prices for GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+

10. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2

Tested 5x in 2021, 8x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
Minuses:
  • Poor handling on the wet
  • Poor handling on dry roads
  • Longer braking distance on dry roads
  • Longer braking distance on wet roads
check the prices for BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2

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