Summer tyre test 215/55 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2019

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Enviromental impact
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Nokian WetProof
Recommended
8,8
9,0
9,0
6,5
Very safe and adhesive on wet and dry, easy to handle
Little steering response, unsatisfactory rolling resistance, slightly unpredictable
£83
94 V
2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Recommended
8,6
8,4
8,7
9,4
Above average in cornering, highly reliable on the wet, intuitive response to steering, lowest rolling resistance
Deficiencies in wet braking
£100
94 W + 1
3. Michelin Primacy 4
Recommended
8,6
7,9
9,3
9,7
Very balanced tire with short braking distances on dry, easy to use
Wet adhesion deficiency, weak water channeling
£119
94 V + 6
4. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
Recommended
8,3
8,8
7,7
8,7
Safe, stable handling on wet and dry, reliable when changing lane, easy to use
Worse cornering on dry while riding downhiill
£85
94 V + 7
5. Pirelli Cinturato P7
Recommended
8,3
8,6
8,3
7,3
Sporty, dynamic and comfortable tire, best in wet braking
Weak in dry braking and aquaplaning
6. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
Recommended
8,3
7,8
9,3
6,9
Safe braking distances on both wet and dry, stable when changing lane
weak in the wet in comparision to others, unpredictable handling in higher speeds
£83
94 V + 5
7. Continental PremiumContact 5
Recommended
8,1
9,1
7,2
6,6
Very safe on wet roads with short braking distances, the best prevention of aquaplaning
Shortcomings in the dry braking, understeering strongly with very short limit area
£95
94 V + 3
8. Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
Still recommended
7,7
7,9
8,0
5,5
Good for both wet and dry, dynamic on the wet with a good limit area, intuitive on the dry
Worse response to handling on the wet with strong understeer, worse in dry, high rolling resistance
£78
94 V + 1
9. Giti Premium H1
Still recommended
7,1
6,8
7,4
7,6
Good cornering and handling on dry, good rolling resistance, silent
Poor in braking, oversteer on wet, worse than average steering response
10. Nexen N blue HD plus
Conditionally recommended
6,9
6,8
7,0
6,6
Dominant in hadling and steering response
Just a satisfactory grip on wet and dry
£73
94 V
11. Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
Conditionally recommended
6,5
6,0
7,1
7,2
Good performance on dry surfaces, good comfort, quiet
Deficiencies in aquaplaning, poor grip in the wet
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Enviromental impact Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2019 215/55 R17 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a Volkswagen T-Roc in 2019. This test was performed in 215/55 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (215). Nokian WetProof is the best of 11 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Enviromental impact, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Turanza T005, Michelin Primacy 4, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli P7 Cinturato, Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2, 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 Pilot Sport 4
94% Premium £122 98 Y
2. Continental PremiumContact 6
91% Premium £104 94 V
3. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% Premium £132 98 W + 1
4. Michelin Primacy 3
87% Premium £110 94 V + 6
5. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% Premium £87 94 V + 1
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6. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
86% Premium £85 94 V + 4
7. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
86% Premium £89 94 Y + 1
8. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost £107 98 Y + 1
9. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
84% Premium £86 94 W + 1
10. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £79 94 V + 1
11. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
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12. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £111 94 V
13. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost £93 94 Y + 1
14. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £81 94 V + 2
15. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £74 94 W
16. BFGoodrich Advantage
78% Upper-middle £126 94 V + 2
17. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £91 94 V + 1
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18. Nokian Line
76% Upper-middle
19. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium £95 94 W + 1
20. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £71 98 W + 1
21. Continental EcoContact 6
75% Premium £112 94 V + 5
22. Cooper Zeon CS8
71% Upper-middle £78 0 W + 1
23. Kumho Ecsta HS51
70% Upper-middle £71 94 W
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24. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle £165 94 W + 1
25. Firestone Roadhawk
69% Upper-middle £82 94 W
26. Uniroyal RainSport 5
66% Upper-middle £82 94 V + 2
27. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
28. Debica Presto UHP
60% Lowcost
29. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £91 94 W
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30. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost £99 94 Y
31. Dunlop SP Sport Fastresponse
40% Premium £95 94 W
32. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
30% Lowcost £64 98 Y
33. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
34. Imperial EcoSport 2
1% Lowcost £46 98 W
35. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
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