Summer tyre test 225/40 R18 - EVO 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Positive features
Neagative features
Comfort
Price
1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
-
308,2
56
41
90,6
Excelent both in in subjective and objective testing.
Nothing
22,5
£97
92 W + 3
2. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
-
297,4
54,5
39
87,2
Fastest both on wet and dry
Bad aquaplaning properties
21
3. Continental PremiumContact 6
-
296,8
49,5
36,5
94,5
Fast on wet, subjectively very good on dry, excelent on the road
Slowest on dry road, feels little unconnected to the road on the wet.
22
£83
92 W + 1
4. Falken Azenis FK510
-
284,9
50
38,5
85,6
Excelent both on wet and dry, subjectively and objectively. Holding strong when aquaplaning.
Quitest tyre in the test, highest rolling resistance.
18
£80
92 Y + 2
5. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
-
293,1
46,5
33,5
100
Fastest on dry roads, good comfort, very good in aquaplaning prevention
slow on the wet
21
£72
92 Y
6. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
-
292,2
52
34
94,9
Very confident on wet, low rolling resistance
Weak in longiitudinal aquaplaning, average comfort
19,5
£100
92 Y
7. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
-
284,3
47,5
32
92,2
Average and balanced performance without significant weaknesses
No real strengths
21
8. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
-
280,3
48
29,5
91,6
Good on wet, best in aquaplaning, good braking on dry, comfortable on the road
Slow on dry road, subjectively bad handling on dry and wet
20,5
£95
92 Y + 1
9. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
-
269,4
41
31,5
93
(no mentioned)
The worst in almost every objective disciplines
17
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Rolling resistance Positive features Neagative features Comfort Price
Above you can see the results of the EVO 2017 225/40 R18 test performed by EVO on a in 2017. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, Comfort, ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli P ZERO PZ4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Falken Azenis FK510; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Turanza T005, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance, Nokian Powerproof.

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 £87 92 Y
2. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £96 88 Y + 9
3. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £86 88 Y + 2
4. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £72 92 W
5. Pirelli P ZERO
88% Premium £121 88 Y + 3
14
6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
88% Premium £78 92 W + 5
7. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £72 92 W
8. Nokian Powerproof
87% Upper-middle
9. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
87% Premium £104 92 W + 2
10. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% Premium £106 92 W + 1
11. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% Premium £84 92 W + 2
13
12. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost
13. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £66 92 W
14. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £92 88 Y + 1
15. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £80 92 W
16. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
17. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
82% Upper-middle £72 92 Y + 1
21
18. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £76 88 V + 1
19. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
20. Toyo Proxes R888R
80% Upper-middle
21. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £90 92 W + 1
22. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £101 88 Y + 7
23. Kumho Ecsta PS71
78% Upper-middle £74 88 Y + 1
3
24. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £86 92 W + 1
25. Firestone Roadhawk
77% Upper-middle £68 92 Y
26. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost
27. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium £96 92 W + 4
28. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
75% Premium £109 88 Y + 2
29. Continental EcoContact 6
75% Premium £84 92 Y + 2
3
30. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
75% Premium £86 92 Y + 3
31. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
75% Premium £199 92 Y + 1
32. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £72 92 Y + 3
33. Kumho Ecsta PS91
74% Upper-middle £95 92 Y
34. Cooper Zeon CS8
72% Upper-middle £69 0 W + 1
35. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
33
36. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
37. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £75 92 W + 1
38. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
39. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £75 92 W
40. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost
41. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
30% Lowcost £64 92 Y
13
42. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £72 88 Y + 1
43. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
44. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
45. Imperial EcoSport 2
1% Lowcost £46 92 Y
46. Toyo NanoEnergy 2
1% Upper-middle
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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