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
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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
£96
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
£94
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
£81
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
£78
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
£91
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
£132
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
£83
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
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
£71
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
£80
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
£67
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
£78
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
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
£89
98 W
20. Kumho Ecsta HS51
not recommended
3+
3+
3+
Safe in aquaplaning
 delayed reaction control, understeer, the lowest mileage
£70
98 W
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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.
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1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
100% premium £112 98 W + 1
2. Continental PremiumContact 6
96% premium £96 94 V + 3
3. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
96% premium £117 98 Y + 1
4. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
92% upper-middle £78 94 W + 3
5. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
92% premium £114 94 Y + 3
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6. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
91% upper-middle £78 94 W + 6
7. Continental SportContact 5
90% premium £135 94 V + 10
8. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
90% premium £88 98 V
9. Falken Azenis FK510
90% upper-middle £81 98 Y + 1
10. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
89% premium £113 94 W + 6
11. Fulda SportControl 2
89% lowcost £91 98 Y + 1
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12. Dunlop SP Sport-Bluresponse
89% premium £85 94 W + 1
13. Michelin Primacy 3
89% premium £132 94 H + 13
14. Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% premium £93 94 Y + 4
15. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
87% premium £94 94 Y + 1
16. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
87% upper-middle £81 98 W + 1
17. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% premium £81 94 V + 2
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18. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £81 98 W + 1
19. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle £85 94 W + 1
20. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
83% premium £103 94 H + 10
21. Michelin Primacy 4
82% premium £104 94 V + 9
22. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
81% premium £133 98 Y
23. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
81% premium £120 98 W + 1
5
24. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost £87 94 Y + 2
25. Maxxis Premitra HP5
81% lowcost £67 98 W
26. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
80% premium £91 98 Y
27. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £98 94 W + 1
28. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% upper-middle £90 94 W + 1
29. Falken Azenis FK453
77% upper-middle £124 94 Y + 2
10
30. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% premium £97 94 W + 5
31. Nokian Line
76% upper-middle £79 98 V
32. Kumho Ecsta PS71
73% upper-middle £89 94 W + 1
33. Sava Intensa UHP 2
68% lowcost £71 98 Y + 1
34. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
59% premium £78 94 H + 2
35. Uniroyal RainSport 3
58% upper-middle £83 94 V + 4
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36. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
58% upper-middle £89 98 W
37. Kumho Ecsta HS51
29% upper-middle £70 98 W
38. BFGoodrich G-Grip
24% upper-middle £96 94 V + 3
39. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
22% upper-middle
40. Dayton Touring 2
20% lowcost
41. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
19% lowcost £64 98 V + 1
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42. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
18% lowcost
43. Imperial EcoSport 2
14% lowcost £48 94 W + 1
44. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle
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