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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
£119
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
£86
92 W + 2
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
£104
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
£83
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
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
£160
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 Continental SportContact 5, Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117, Bridgestone Turanza T005.

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 S
99% Premium £166 92 Y
2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
96% Premium £98 92 Y
3. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
94% Premium £93 92 Y + 2
4. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
92% Premium £90 92 Y
5. Michelin Primacy 4
90% Premium £98 92 Y + 1
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6. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £132 88 Y + 9
7. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £122 88 Y + 2
8. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £105 92 W + 7
9. Pirelli P ZERO
88% Premium £103 88 Y + 3
10. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £82 92 W
11. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £81 92 W
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12. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
88% Upper-middle £86 92 Y + 1
13. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% Premium
14. Pirelli Cinturato P7
86% Premium £111 92 W + 2
15. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
86% Premium £111 92 Y + 5
16. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
86% Upper-middle £85 92 W + 1
17. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% Premium £112 92 W + 2
24
18. Fulda SportControl 2
85% Lowcost £116 92 Y + 1
19. Nokian Powerproof
85% Upper-middle £98 92 Y
20. Maxxis Premitra HP5
85% Lowcost
21. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £110 88 Y + 1
22. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £85 92 W
23. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
84% Premium £86 92 Y
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24. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
25. Semperit Speed-Life 3
81% Lowcost £91 92 Y
26. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £95 92 W + 4
27. Toyo Proxes R888R
80% Upper-middle
28. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
29. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £105 88 V + 1
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30. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £127 92 W + 1
31. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £112 88 Y + 7
32. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £102 88 Y + 1
33. BFGoodrich Advantage
79% Upper-middle £119 92 W + 1
34. Continental Ecocontact 6
78% Premium £87 92 Y + 2
35. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £97 92 W + 1
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36. Uniroyal RainSport 5
76% Upper-middle £78 92 Y
37. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £100 92 Y + 1
38. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium £184 92 W + 4
39. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £83 92 Y + 3
40. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
75% Premium £133 88 Y + 2
41. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
75% Premium £164 92 Y + 1
22
42. Toyo Proxes Sport A
74% Upper-middle £96 92
43. Kumho Ecsta PS91
74% Upper-middle £119 92 Y
44. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £86 92 Y
45. Cooper Zeon CS8
69% Upper-middle £92 0 W + 2
46. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
47. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
67% Lowcost £91 92 Y
7
48. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
66% Lowcost £90 92 Y
49. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £79 92
50. Toyo Proxes Comfort
65% Upper-middle £85 92
51. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
52. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £119 92 W + 1
53. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
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54. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £93 92 W
55. Laufenn S Fit EQ+ LK01
56% Lowcost
56. Debica Presto UHP2
56% Lowcost £68 92 Y + 1
57. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost
58. Yokohama BLUEARTH-GT AE51
46% Upper-middle £91 92 W
59. Imperial EcoSport 2
40% Lowcost
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60. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £111 88 Y + 1
61. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
62. Toyo NanoEnergy 2
1% Upper-middle
63. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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