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
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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
£87
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
£100
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.
£110
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
£83
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
£100
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
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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. Continental PremiumContact 6
96% premium £110 97 V + 2
2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
96% premium £106 101 W
3. Continental SportContact 5 SUV
96% premium £129 97 V + 5
4. Dunlop Quattromaxx
95% premium £100 97 V
5. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
92% premium
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6. Pirelli P ZERO
90% premium £120 101 Y
7. Continental SportContact 5
90% premium £140 97 V + 3
8. Michelin Primacy 3
89% premium £193 101 W + 1
9. Fulda SportControl 2
89% lowcost £111 101 Y + 1
10. Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% premium £101 97 V
11. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
87% upper-middle £87 97 V
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12. Pirelli Scorpion VERDE
86% premium £95 97 V + 3
13. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £82 101 Y
14. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle
15. Michelin Primacy 4
82% premium £135 97 V + 3
16. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost £93 97 V
17. Kumho Crugen HP91
81% upper-middle £83 97 W
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18. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
81% upper-middle £99 97 V
19. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
80% premium £98 97 V + 1
20. Firestone Destination HP
80% upper-middle
21. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £118 101 W
22. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% upper-middle £120 101 Y
23. Michelin CrossClimate SUV
78% premium £128 101 V
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24. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% premium £131 97 V
25. Kumho Ecsta PS71
73% upper-middle £101 97 V + 1
26. Kumho Solus HA31
73% upper-middle £93 101 V
27. Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33
71% upper-middle £89 97 V
28. Fulda SportControl
70% lowcost
29. Sava Intensa UHP 2
68% lowcost £87 101 Y + 1
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30. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
59% premium £101 97 V
31. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle £103 101 W
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