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
£102
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
£91
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
£79
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
£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
£82
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
£92
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
£81
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
£114
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
£131
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
£75
94 V + 4
11. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
Satisfactory
2
2-
2+
Balanced wet handling, short stopping distance
driving properties in dry conditions
£85
98 V + 1
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
£73
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
£84
98 Y
14. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Satisfactory
3+
2
2+
favorable summer tire with stable dry properties and high mileage
Poor aquaplaning and wet properties
£71
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
£76
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
£78
0 W + 1
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
£81
98 W
20. Kumho Ecsta HS51
Not recommended
3+
3+
3+
Safe in aquaplaning
 delayed reaction control, understeer, the lowest mileage
£70
98 W
#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 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Pirelli P7 Cinturato.

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
93% Premium £121 98 W + 1
2. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £135 94 V + 10
3. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £112 94 V + 9
4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £86 94 W + 6
5. Dunlop SP Sport-Bluresponse
88% Premium £83 94 W + 1
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6. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £113 94 W + 6
7. Bridgestone Turanza T005
88% Premium £99 94 Y + 4
8. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
87% Premium £109 94 H + 10
9. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
86% Premium £84 98 V
10. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £81 98 W + 1
11. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £98 94 W + 1
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12. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
13. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
82% Upper-middle £84 98 Y + 1
14. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost £82 94 Y + 2
15. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £75 94 W + 1
16. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £93 94 W + 5
17. Kumho Ecsta PS71
78% Upper-middle £94 94 W + 1
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18. Falken Azenis FK453
78% Upper-middle £124 94 Y + 2
19. Firestone Roadhawk
77% Upper-middle £80 98 W + 1
20. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium £120 98 W + 1
21. Nokian Line
76% Upper-middle £110 98 V
22. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium £133 98 Y
23. Continental EcoContact 6
75% Premium £99 94 V + 1
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24. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £91 94 Y + 1
25. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
75% Premium £82 94 W + 2
26. Giti Premium H1
73% Lowcost
27. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle £95 94 W + 2
28. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle £105 94 V + 3
29. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
58% Premium £81 94 H + 2
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30. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost £61 94 Y + 2
31. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
30% Lowcost £62 98 V + 1
32. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle
33. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
20% Lowcost £71 98 V + 1
34. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
35. Imperial EcoSport 2
1% Lowcost £47 94 W + 1
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