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
£140
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.
£135
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
£114
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
£94
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
£115
96 W + 9
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
£100
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.
£111
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
#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 Pirelli P7 Cinturato, Michelin Primacy 3, 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. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £143 96 W + 4
2. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £127 96 W + 4
3. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £95 96 W + 4
4. Bridgestone Turanza T005
88% Premium £135 96 W + 5
5. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £96 96 W + 1
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6. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
87% Premium £133 96 Y + 5
7. Michelin Primacy 3
87% Premium £132 96 W + 6
8. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost £107 100 Y + 1
9. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £124 100 W
10. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
11. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £120 100 W + 2
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12. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £114 96 W
13. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost £80 100 Y
14. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £123 100 Y
15. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £140 100 Y
16. Kumho Ecsta PS71
78% Upper-middle £107 96 Y + 1
17. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £96 96 Y + 1
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18. Falken Azenis FK453
78% Upper-middle £145 96 Y
19. Firestone Roadhawk
77% Upper-middle £94 100 Y
20. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium £161 100 W
21. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium
22. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £82 100 Y + 2
23. Continental EcoContact 6
75% Premium £136 96 W + 3
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24. Pirelli P ZERO lx.
75% Premium £104 100 W + 2
25. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
75% Premium £142 96 Y + 4
26. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
75% Premium £115 100 Y
27. Kumho Ecsta PS91
74% Upper-middle £102 100 Y + 1
28. Cooper Zeon CS8
72% Upper-middle £91 0 Y
29. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
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30. Fulda SportControl
65% Lowcost
31. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
32. Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
62% Premium £127 100 Y
33. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £109 100 W + 1
34. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
35. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost £85 96 Y + 1
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36. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
30% Lowcost £72 100 Y
37. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £101 100 Y
38. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
39. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
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