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Summer tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autobild 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Running costs
Price
1. Kumho Ecsta HS51
Exemplary
1-
2+
2+
2. Continental PremiumContact 6
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
3. Semperit Speed-Life 3
Exemplary
1-
2-
2
£74
91 H + 3
4. Debica Presto HP2
Exemplary
2
2
2
£61
91 V + 3
5. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Exemplary
2
2
2-
£80
91 W + 11
6. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
Good
1-
1-
3+
£73
91 V + 7
7. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
Good
1-
1-
3+
£114
91 V + 3
8. Michelin Primacy 4
Good
2
2
1-
£91
91 H + 12
9. Firestone Roadhawk
Good
2+
2+
3
£68
91 V + 3
10. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
Good
2-
2
1
£82
91 Y + 4
11. BFGoodrich Advantage
Satisfactory
2-
2+
2-
£85
91 H + 9
12. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Satisfactory
2
2+
3
£72
91 V + 1
13. Toyo Proxes Comfort
Satisfactory
2-
2+
2-
£75
0 + 2
14. Uniroyal RainSport 5
Satisfactory
2+
2-
2-
£69
91 W + 3
15. Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
£64
91 V + 4
16. Fulda EcoControl HP2
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
£76
91 V + 3
17. Nokian WetProof
Satisfactory
2
2
3
18. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
£120
91 V + 9
19. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
£66
91 H + 5
20. Nexen N blue HD Plus
Satisfactory
3+
2+
3+
£69
0 + 1
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2021 205/55 R16 test performed by Autobild on a VW Golf in 2021. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Kumho Ecsta HS51 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Continental PremiumContact 6, Semperit Speed-Life 3, Debica Presto HP2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Kumho Ecowing ES31, Continental PremiumContact 5, Continental Ecocontact 6.

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
84% Premium £91 91 W + 2
2. Pirelli Cinturato P7
75% Premium £92 91 V + 13
3. Kumho Ecsta PS71
68% Upper-middle £106 91 V + 1
4. Sava Intensa HP2
67% Lowcost £87 91 H + 3
5. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £52 91
18
6. Kumho Ecowing ES31
56% Upper-middle £74 0 + 4
7. Continental PremiumContact 5
55% Premium £95 91 W + 5
8. Continental Ecocontact 6
53% Premium £112 0 + 13
9. Hankook Kinergy eco2 K435
48% Premium £64 91 H + 1
10. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
47% Premium £174 91 H + 1
11. Michelin e.Primacy
46% Premium £88 91 V + 5
14
12. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
44% Lowcost £106 91 Y + 4
13. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
43% Premium £144 91 V + 3
14. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
43% Premium £83 91 W + 11
15. Cooper Zeon CS8
42% Upper-middle £85 0 W + 7
16. Falken Sincera SN110
41% Upper-middle £67 91 H + 1
17. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
39% Lowcost £56 91 V + 3
5
18. Giti Premium H1
34% Lowcost
19. Imperial EcoDriver 5
17% Lowcost
20. Kormoran Road Performance
14% Lowcost
21. Matador Hectorra 5
3% Lowcost £83 91 Y + 2
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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