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
£ 164
100 Y
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.
£ 132
100 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
£ 151
100 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
£ 122
100 Y + 1
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
£ 102
96 W + 3
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
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.
£ 105
100 Y + 4
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
#Name - Rating points total Positive features Neagative features Price
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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.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
96% premium £ 109 100 W
2. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
92% upper-middle £ 96 96 W + 1
3. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
91% upper-middle £ 97 96 W + 4
4. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
90% upper-middle £ 93 96 W
5. Continental SportContact 5
90% premium £ 155 96 W + 4
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6. Michelin Primacy 3
89% premium £ 169 100 W + 6
7. Fulda SportControl 2
89% lowcost
8. Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% premium £ 108 100 Y + 2
9. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £ 99 100 Y
10. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle £ 136 96 Y + 1
11. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
83% premium £ 164 96 Y + 5
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12. Michelin Primacy 4
82% premium £ 131 100 W
13. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
81% premium £ 127 100 Y
14. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
81% premium £ 161 100 W
15. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost £ 101 100 Y
16. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
80% premium £ 176 96 Y + 3
17. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £ 124 100 W
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18. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% upper-middle £ 132 100 Y
19. Falken Azenis FK453
77% upper-middle £ 145 96 Y
20. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% premium £ 140 100 Y
21. Kumho Ecsta PS71
73% upper-middle £ 128 100 Y
22. Fulda SportControl
70% lowcost
23. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
61% upper-middle £ 103 100 W + 1
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24. Uniroyal RainSport 3
58% upper-middle £ 100 100 Y + 1
25. BFGoodrich G-Grip
24% upper-middle £ 109 100 W
26. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
22% upper-middle £ 100 100 Y
27. Dayton Touring 2
20% lowcost
28. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
19% lowcost £ 71 100 Y
29. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
18% lowcost £ 78 96 Y + 1
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30. Kormoran Gamma B2
14% lowcost
31. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle
32. Pirelli P ZERO lx.
1% premium £ 150 100 W + 1
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