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Summer tyre test 225/45 R17 - GTÜ 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Enviromental impact
Running costs
Price
1. Nexen N Fera Sport
Highly recommended
157
66
54
18
19
£75
94 Y
2. Nokian WetProof
Highly recommended
153
66
50
19
18
£74
94 W
3. Falken Azenis FK510
Highly recommended
152
68
50
17
17
£70
94 Y + 1
4. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Highly recommended
152
67
49
16
20
£75
91 W + 1
5. Michelin Primacy 4
Highly recommended
151
63
53
22
13
£101
91 V + 9
6. Continental PremiumContact 6
Recommended
146
66
51
16
13
£89
91 V + 4
7. Laufenn S Fit EQ
Recommended
146
55
52
19
20
8. BFGoodrich Advantage
Recommended
144
58
50
19
17
£89
91 W + 3
9. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
Recommended
143
58
49
22
14
£85
91 W + 1
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Enviromental impact Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the GTÜ 2021 225/45 R17 test performed by GTÜ on a VW Golf in 2021. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Nexen N Fera Sport is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Enviromental impact, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WetProof, Falken Azenis FK510, Maxxis Premitra HP5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Continental SportContact 5, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance.

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 £99 91 V + 5
2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
93% Premium £80 91 Y + 4
3. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
90% Premium £91 94 Y
4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £88 91 V + 3
5. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
89% Upper-middle £66 94 Y
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6. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £88 91 V + 6
7. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £89 91 V + 13
8. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £87 91 V + 2
9. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £64 91 Y + 3
10. Pirelli P Zero
88% Premium £82 91 W + 1
11. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
87% Premium £86 91 W + 5
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12. Michelin Primacy 3
87% Premium £104 91 V + 7
13. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% Premium £81 91 V + 2
14. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
86% Upper-middle £87 91 W + 1
15. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
86% Premium £84 94 W
16. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% Premium £91 91 V + 10
17. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
86% Premium £102 91 V + 14
60
18. Pirelli Cinturato P7
86% Premium £70 91 V + 3
19. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
86% Premium £80 91 Y + 4
20. Fulda SportControl 2
85% Lowcost £68 91 Y + 3
21. Nokian Powerproof
85% Upper-middle £81 91 W + 2
22. Hankook Ventus Prime 4
84% Upper-middle £72 91 + 1
23. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
84% Premium £60 91 Y + 2
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24. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
25. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £81 91 W + 1
26. Semperit Speed-Life 3
81% Lowcost £70 91 Y + 1
27. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £92 91 Y + 3
28. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £85 91 V + 2
29. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £88 91 W + 1
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30. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect
80% Premium £139 94 Y
31. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost £64 91 Y + 2
32. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £98 91 W + 9
33. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £84 91 W + 4
34. Continental Ecocontact 6
78% Premium £89 91 V + 1
35. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £79 91 V + 4
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36. Nokian Line
76% Upper-middle
37. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium
38. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £65 91 Y + 3
39. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
75% Premium £116 94 Y
40. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £81 91 W + 5
41. Sava Intensa UHP
75% Lowcost
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42. Kumho Ecowing ES31
75% Upper-middle £59 91 W
43. Toyo Proxes Sport A
74% Upper-middle £64 94
44. Uniroyal RainSport 5
70% Upper-middle £75 91 Y + 1
45. Kumho Ecsta HS51
70% Upper-middle
46. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £62 91 Y + 2
47. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
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48. Cooper Zeon CS8
69% Upper-middle £61 0 W + 6
49. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
67% Lowcost £59 91 Y + 1
50. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
66% Lowcost £60 91 Y + 1
51. Giti Synergy E1
66% Lowcost
52. Toyo Proxes Comfort
65% Upper-middle £61 94
53. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £86 94 + 1
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54. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
55. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £65 91 W + 4
56. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
57. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £73 94 W
58. Debica Presto UHP2
56% Lowcost £59 91 Y + 3
59. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost £622 91 Y + 2
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60. Yokohama BLUEARTH-GT AE51
46% Upper-middle £70 94 W
61. Dunlop SP Sport Fastresponse
40% Premium £88 91 W + 4
62. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £70 91 W + 3
63. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
64. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
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