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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
£180
94 V + 3
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
£110
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
£145
98 Y + 1
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
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
£106
94 W + 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
£156
98 Y + 1
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
£117
94 V + 2
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
£136
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
£157
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
£125
94 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
£213
98 Y + 1
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
£106
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
£97
98 W + 1
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
£131
0 W + 3
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
£115
98 W
20. Kumho Ecsta HS51
Not recommended
3+
3+
3+
Safe in aquaplaning
 delayed reaction control, understeer, the lowest mileage
£115
94 W + 1
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Running costs Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2017 225/50 R17 test performed by Autobild on a in 2017. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental PremiumContact 6 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2, Falken Azenis FK510, Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Turanza T005, Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance.

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
94% Premium £156 98 W + 1
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
94% Premium £125 94 Y + 5
3. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
92% Premium £136 98 Y
4. Michelin Primacy 4
90% Premium £118 94 V + 11
5. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £153 94 V + 10
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6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £118 94 Y + 6
7. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £125 94 W + 7
8. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £119 94 W + 6
9. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
88% Upper-middle £107 98 Y + 1
10. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
88% Premium £143 94 W + 1
11. Nokian Wetproof
87% Upper-middle £129 98 V
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12. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
87% Premium £112 94 W + 2
13. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
86% Premium £111 94 W + 1
14. Pirelli Cinturato P7
86% Premium £111 94 H + 11
15. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
86% Upper-middle £139 98 W + 2
16. Nokian Powerproof
85% Upper-middle £132 94 W + 2
17. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
85% Premium £133 98 V
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18. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
19. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £136 94 W + 1
20. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £129 94 Y + 4
21. Semperit Speed-Life 3
81% Lowcost £113 94 Y + 2
22. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
23. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £114 94 W + 1
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24. BFGoodrich Advantage
79% Upper-middle £161 94 W + 2
25. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £133 94 W + 2
26. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £117 94 W + 6
27. Continental Ecocontact 6
78% Premium £154 94 V + 3
28. Falken Azenis FK453
78% Upper-middle
29. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium
6
30. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium
31. Nokian Line
76% Upper-middle
32. Uniroyal RainSport 5
76% Upper-middle £100 94 V + 3
33. Kumho Ecowing ES31
75% Upper-middle £112 98 W
34. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £108 94 Y + 1
35. Toyo Proxes Sport A
74% Upper-middle £119 98
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36. Giti Premium H1
73% Lowcost
37. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £103 98 W + 1
38. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
39. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
67% Lowcost £111 98 V + 1
40. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
66% Lowcost £107 98 V + 1
41. Toyo Proxes Comfort
65% Upper-middle £120 98
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42. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
43. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
58% Premium £116 94 H + 2
44. Debica Presto UHP2
56% Lowcost £107 98 Y + 1
45. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost
46. Yokohama BLUEARTH-GT AE51
46% Upper-middle £113 98 W
47. Imperial EcoSport 2
40% Lowcost
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48. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle
49. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
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