Summer tyre test 235/50 R18 - Autobild 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Offroad
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
Exemplary
1-
2+
2
very smooth road tires, very good on dry and wet roads, safe in terms of aquaplaning
very low grip on wet grass, high price
2. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
high resistance to aquaplaning, very short braking distance, a lot of wet grip, not bad offroad
only average ride comfort, average rolling resistance
£97
97 V
3. Dunlop Quattromaxx
Exemplary
2+
2
2
balanced road tires, great wet grip, not bad in the mud
Worst rolling resistance, high price
£142
97 V
4. Michelin Primacy 3
Exemplary
2-
2+
2
very short braking distance on dry road, pleasant steering response, pleasantly quiet
only average safety in aquaplaning, very high price.
£193
101 W + 1
5. Continental PremiumContact 6
Recommended
2
1-
2
Very good adhesion on dry and wet roads, low rolling resistance, good in mud
only average safety in aquaplaning, high price, not particularly quiet.
£121
97 V + 2
6. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Recommended
2
2
2
good wet grip, durable, low rolling resistance, surprisingly good on sand and mud, very low price
inaccurate steering, bad on wet grass and gravel
7. Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
good aquaplaning resistance, good on gravel and grass
Long braking distance on wet, worse in wet bends, increased rolling resistance
8. Kumho Crugen HP91
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2
good comfort, low noise, good on grass and mud, good price
only average grip on wet and dry, longer braking distance
£95
97 W
9. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
Very low rolling resistance, good safety in aquaplaning, surprisingly good on sand
longer braking distance, steering accuracy, bad on gravel
£173
97 V + 1
10. Star Performer SUV-1
Not recommended
4+
3+
2-
amazing traction on gravel, low price
too long braking distance, very low wet grip, bad in mud
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Offroad Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2017 235/50 R18 SUV test performed by Autobild on a in 2017. This test was performed in 235/50 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Offroad, ). Other featured tyres include Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A, Dunlop Quattromaxx, Michelin Primacy 3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli P ZERO, Michelin Primacy 4, Fulda SportControl 2.

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. Continental SportContact 5 SUV
96% Premium £142 97 V + 5
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
94% Premium £125 101 H + 2
3. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
94% Premium £150 101 Y
4. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £591 97 V + 3
5. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £109 97 V
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6. Pirelli P ZERO
88% Premium £129 101 Y
7. Michelin Primacy 4
88% Premium £146 97 V + 4
8. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost
9. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
85% Upper-middle £86 101 W
10. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £118 101 W
11. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
84% Premium £176 97 V
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12. Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
84% Upper-middle £90 0 V
13. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
14. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £121 97 V + 3
15. Pirelli Scorpion VERDE
82% Premium £91 97 V + 4
16. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
81% Upper-middle £99 97 V
17. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £121 101 Y
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18. Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
80% Upper-middle £91 101 Y
19. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost £107 97 V
20. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £122 97 V
21. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £88 97 V + 1
22. Kumho Solus HA31
78% Upper-middle £96 101 V
23. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost
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24. BFGoodrich Advantage SUV
75% Upper-middle
25. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
75% Premium £109 97 V + 1
26. Firestone Destination HP
75% Upper-middle
27. Semperit Speed-Life 2 SUV
75% Lowcost £113 101 V
28. Michelin CrossClimate SUV
75% Premium £136 101 V
29. Giti Premium H1
73% Lowcost
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30. Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33
71% Upper-middle £94 97 V
31. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
32. Firestone Roadhawk
69% Upper-middle £91 101 Y
33. Uniroyal RainSport 5
66% Upper-middle £87 97 V + 1
34. Fulda SportControl
65% Lowcost
35. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
58% Premium £106 97 V
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36. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
51% Lowcost £108 101 Y
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