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
£91
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
£81
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
£67
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 Michelin Primacy 4, 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. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £78 88 Y + 2
2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £78 92 W + 6
3. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £95 88 Y + 9
4. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £70 92 W
5. Pirelli P ZERO
88% Premium £121 88 Y + 3
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6. Michelin Primacy 4
88% Premium £91 92 Y + 1
7. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £72 92 W
8. Nokian Powerproof
87% Upper-middle £68 92 Y + 1
9. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% Premium £106 92 W + 1
10. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost £75 92 Y + 1
11. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
86% Premium £104 92 W + 2
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12. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% Premium £89 92 W + 2
13. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
85% Upper-middle £67 92 W
14. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
85% Upper-middle £72 92 Y + 1
15. Semperit Speed-Life 3
84% Lowcost £70 92 Y
16. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £92 88 Y + 1
17. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £80 92 W
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18. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
19. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £84 92 W + 2
20. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £86 88 V + 1
21. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £90 92 W + 1
22. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
23. Toyo Proxes R888R
80% Upper-middle
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24. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £74 88 Y + 1
25. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £98 88 Y + 7
26. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £86 92 W + 1
27. BFGoodrich Advantage
78% Upper-middle £96 92 W + 1
28. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
76% Premium £97 92 Y + 3
29. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £84 92 Y + 1
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30. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium £93 92 W + 4
31. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
75% Premium £105 88 Y + 2
32. Continental EcoContact 6
75% Premium £81 92 Y + 2
33. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £72 92 Y + 3
34. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
75% Premium £199 92 Y + 1
35. Kumho Ecsta PS91
74% Upper-middle £82 92 Y
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36. Cooper Zeon CS8
71% Upper-middle £69 0 W + 1
37. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
38. Firestone Roadhawk
69% Upper-middle £67 92 Y
39. Uniroyal RainSport 5
66% Upper-middle £66 92 Y
40. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
41. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £76 92 W + 1
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42. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle £114 92 Y
43. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £75 92 W
44. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost
45. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
30% Lowcost £61 92 Y
46. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £73 88 Y + 1
47. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
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48. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
49. Toyo NanoEnergy 2
1% Upper-middle
50. Imperial EcoSport 2
1% Lowcost £46 92 Y
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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