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Summer tyre test 245/45 R18 - Automotorsport 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
Highly recommended
9,4
 Excellent dynamics and performance on wet and dry surfaces. Very precise and predictable without significant weaknesses.
Minor shortcomings in cross aquaplaning
£241
100 Y + 1
2. Pirelli P ZERO
Recommended
8,8
Especially in the dry very precise, predictable and safe tires. High precision control. Pleasant driving comfort.
Minor shortcomings in wet braking and lateral aquaplaning, increased tire noise.
£129
96 Y + 2
3. Continental PremiumContact 6
Recommended
8,4
Very easy to implement, comfortable tire. Securely understeering tendency. A largely homogeneous behavior on a high level.
Weaker cornering in the wet - pronounced understeer
£123
96 Y + 2
4. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
Recommended
8,2
Harmonious, balanced handling characteristics without significant strengths and weaknesses. Pleasant quieter speech.
Not too sporty character
5. Falken Azenis FK510
Recommended
8,0
Short braking distances and convincingly safe driving on wet roads, ride comfort
Slightly slower steering response when changing direction and lane change on drought
£136
100 Y + 2
6. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
Still recommended
7,9
Stable and easy to handle in the wet and dry. Short braking distances on dry, quiet rolling
Worse wet braking
£147
96 W + 11
7. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport plus
Still recommended
7,8
Safe braking and safe longitudinal wet performance. Accurate and sensitive with high grip cornering on dry road.
Deficiencies in the wet cornering and lateral aquaplaning. Deficiencies in dry braking.
8. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
Still recommended
7,7
Relatively balanced tire, very easily controlled with safe braking performance
Few sports rather slow steering response, pronounced understeer deficiencies in aquaplaning
£160
100 Y
9. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
Still recommended
7,6
Mainly dry quite active sports tires with immediate steering response and good accuracy
Wet long braking distance, cornering and less understeer.
£154
100 Y + 5
10. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Conditionally recommended
6,9
The average braking distance on dry road. Predictably understeer in the wet
Indifferent and not very precise control of water. Long braking distance and a strong understeer wet. very noisy
£109
100 W
#Name - Rating Points total Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Automotorsport 2017 245/45 R18 test performed by Automotorsport on a in 2017. This test was performed in 245/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (245). Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli P ZERO, Continental PremiumContact 6, Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117, Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127, Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125.

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. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
94% Premium £128 100 Y + 1
2. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
92% Premium £141 100 Y
3. Michelin Primacy 4
90% Premium £168 96 W + 4
4. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £131 96 W + 5
5. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £151 96 W + 4
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6. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £145 96 W + 4
7. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
88% Upper-middle £127 100 Y
8. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £120 96 W + 1
9. Michelin Primacy 3
87% Premium £157 96 W + 6
10. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
86% Upper-middle
11. Pirelli P ZERO lx.
86% Premium £275 100 W + 4
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12. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
86% Premium £129 100 Y
13. Pirelli Cinturato P7
86% Premium £147 96 Y + 6
14. Nokian Powerproof
85% Upper-middle £146 96 Y + 1
15. Fulda SportControl 2
85% Lowcost £154 100 Y + 1
16. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle
17. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium
11
18. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
19. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £143 96 W + 4
20. Semperit Speed-Life 3
81% Lowcost £137 100 Y
21. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £152 96 V + 1
22. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
23. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle
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24. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £153 96 Y + 1
25. BFGoodrich Advantage
79% Upper-middle £154 100 W + 1
26. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium
27. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle
28. Falken Azenis FK453
78% Upper-middle
29. Continental Ecocontact 6
78% Premium £150 96 W + 4
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30. Uniroyal RainSport 5
76% Upper-middle £108 100 Y
31. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £133 100 Y + 2
32. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium
33. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium
34. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
75% Premium
35. Kumho Ecsta PS91
74% Upper-middle £139 100 Y + 1
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36. Toyo Proxes Sport A
74% Upper-middle
37. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £144 100 Y
38. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle £227 100 W
39. Cooper Zeon CS8
69% Upper-middle £155 0 Y
40. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
67% Lowcost
41. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
66% Lowcost £119 100 Y
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42. Fulda SportControl
65% Lowcost
43. Toyo Proxes Comfort
65% Upper-middle £141 100
44. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
45. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £144 100 W + 1
46. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
47. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £183 100 W
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48. Debica Presto UHP2
56% Lowcost £160 100 Y + 2
49. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost £139 96 Y + 1
50. Yokohama BLUEARTH-GT AE51
46% Upper-middle £137 100 W
51. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £146 100 Y
52. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
53. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
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