Summer tyre test 225/50 R17 - Autobild 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
wet
dry
running costs
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental PremiumContact 6
exemplary
1-
1-
1
 test winner with the best road performance on wet and dry roads, dynamic driving characteristics with precise control, a short wet and dry braking distances, excellent mileage
higher price
£ 134
94 V + 2
2. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
exemplary
2+
2+
1-
best premium tire, dynamic response on wet and dry roads, good steering precision and feedback also in wet conditions, very good mileage
Average rolling resistance
£ 86
94 Y + 1
3. Falken Azenis FK510
exemplary
1-
2+
2
balanced and safe on wet and dry roads, stable cornering, short braking distance on dry, good price, good price-performance ratio
slightly higher rolling resistance
£ 100
98 Y
4. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
exemplary
2+
1-
2
 Premium tire having optimum characteristics for handling on wet and dry surfaces, sporty dynamic steering characteristics, the shortest braking distance on a wet road, the lowest rolling resistance in the test
Only average aquaplaning
£ 117
98 Y + 1
5. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
exemplary
2+
2+
2
Korean premium tire with balanced characteristics and short braking distances, low noise, good price / performance ratio
Only average in preventing aquaplaning
£ 80
98 V + 3
6. Fulda SportControl 2
exemplary
2
2+
2
 balanced summer tyre with safe driving characteristics, short wet and dry braking distances, comfortable ride, optimized rolling resistance for fuel economy, favorable price
Average wet
£ 82
98 Y
7. Bridgestone Turanza T001
good +
1-
2
2-
 convincing performance with dynamic handling characteristics on wet roads, balanced handling with precise control on dry roads, good aquaplaning safety reserves
Low mileage
£ 115
94 V + 1
8. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
good +
2+
2
2-
 balanced summer tyre with safe driving characteristics on wet and dry conditions, good margin of safety in aquaplaning, short stopping distance on dry road
lower price / performance / endurance ratio
£ 89
94 Y + 3
9. Michelin Primacy 3
satisfactory
2-
2+
1-
Convincing premium tire mileage performance and short braking distances on dry roads, low rolling resistance
only average level of grip on wet roads, lower aquaplaning resistance, high price
£ 123
94 H + 13
10. Uniroyal RainSport 3
satisfactory
1-
2-
2-
Wet specialist, the largest safety reserves in aquaplaning, short braking distance in the wet
clumsy steering responses, worse on dry roads, lower comfort and higher rolling resistance
£ 84
98 V + 4
11. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
satisfactory
2
2-
2+
Balanced wet handling, short stopping distance
driving properties in dry conditions
12. Sava Intensa UHP 2
satisfactory
2-
2
2
Short wet and dry braking distance, good price-performance ratio
unstable steering when handling on the wet
13. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport plus
satisfactory
2
2
3+
Good balanced performance on wet and dry roads, low noise
slight deficiencies in all respects
14. Maxxis Premitra HP5
satisfactory
3+
2
2+
favorable summer tire with stable dry properties and high mileage
Poor aquaplaning and wet properties
£ 65
98 W
15. Avon ZV7
satisfactory
2-
2-
2
short dry braking distance
understeering and delayed steering responses on wet and dry roads; longer braking distances in the wet
16. Nokian zLine SUV
satisfactory
2-
2
3+
Stable driveability
Understeer on wet, longer wet braking distance, worse mileage, increased rolling resistance
17. Cooper Zeon CS8
satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
good price / performance ratio
non-harmonious understeering performance on dry roads, reduced ride comfort, increased rolling resistance
18. Leao Nova Force
satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
favorable price, low noise
worse response to steering, limited traction on both wet and dry, low mileage
19. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
conditionally recommended
3+
2+
2
Good braking distance on dry road
Poor aquaplaning, delayed steering response and a low level of grip on wet road
£ 92
98 W
20. Kumho Ecsta HS51
not recommended
3+
3+
3+
Safe in aquaplaning
 delayed reaction control, understeer, the lowest mileage
#Name - Rating wet dry running costs Positive features Neagative features Price
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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. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
100% premium £ 114 98 W + 1
2. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
91% upper-middle £ 110 94 W + 6
3. Continental SportContact 5
90% premium £ 135 94 V + 8
4. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
90% premium £ 88 98 V
5. Dunlop SP Sport-Bluresponse
89% premium £ 111 98 W + 1
2
6. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
89% premium £ 84 98 V + 6
7. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
87% upper-middle £ 81 98 W
8. Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% premium £ 96 98 W + 4
9. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £ 102 98 W + 1
10. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle £ 112 94 W + 1
11. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
83% premium £ 152 94 H + 10
19
12. Michelin Primacy 4
82% premium £ 108 98 V + 8
13. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
81% premium £ 120 98 W + 1
14. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost £ 84 98 V + 2
15. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
81% premium £ 133 98 Y
16. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
80% premium £ 111 98 Y
17. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £ 98 94 W + 1
30
18. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% upper-middle £ 119 94 W + 1
19. Falken Azenis FK453
77% upper-middle £ 91 98 Y + 2
20. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% premium £ 131 94 W + 4
21. Nokian Line
76% upper-middle £ 89 98 V
22. Kumho Ecsta PS71
73% upper-middle £ 104 98 Y
23. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
59% premium £ 125 94 H + 2
19
24. BFGoodrich G-Grip
24% upper-middle £ 95 94 V + 3
25. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
22% upper-middle £ 101 94 W
26. Dayton Touring 2
20% lowcost
27. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
19% lowcost £ 65 98 V + 1
28. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
18% lowcost £ 67 98 V + 2
29. Imperial EcoSport 2
14% lowcost £ 47 94 W + 1
10
30. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle £ 105 98 V + 2
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