summer tyre test 225/40 R18 - Gute-Fahrt 2019

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
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positive features
neagative features
price
1. Continental PremiumContact 6
very good
The only one with very good rating in all categories except rolling resistance, quiet and comfortable, best in aquaplaning
-
£84
92 W + 1
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
very good -
Best in wet braking, very good aquaplaning, great dry handling. Good comfort and noise.
Oversteering when on wet limit
£69
92 Y
3. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
very good -
Great grip and wet braking, great aquaplaning resistance
-
£76
92 Y
4. Nokian Powerproof
very good -
Confident in the wet, stable in braking and handling, great grip in circle-riding, good in aquaplaning, rolling resistance and noise.
Comfort slightly influenced by sporty stiffness
£64
92 Y
5. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
very good -
Changing the center of gravity does not affect it, the grip on the wet is good, no tendencies to understeer and has great stability
-
6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
good +
Lowest rolling resistance, great wet grip, great dry driving response, good aquaplaning
-
£76
92 W + 5
7. Pirelli P ZERO
good +
Traditionally great on the dry, stable with great steering response, the shortest braking distance on the dry.
Be careful about the short wet limit
£112
88 Y + 3
8. Apollo Aspire XP
good +
Safe on dry and wet, good braking, good grip when riding in circle, comfortable
higher tendency to understeer
9. Falken Azenis FK510
good +
Inexpensive, good wet brakes, good rolling resistance.
Worse wet grip, more understeer. A little restless while driving at the limit.
£72
92 Y + 1
10. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
good +
Good handling, balanced wet and dry grip, sporty features
Uncomfortable, extremely stiff
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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.
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1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
100% premium £89 92 W + 1
2. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
96% premium £106 92 W + 1
3. Continental PremiumContact 6
96% premium £84 92 W + 1
4. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
96% premium £86 88 Y + 1
5. Toyo Proxes R888R
95% upper-middle £144 92 Y
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6. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
92% premium £95 92 Y + 1
7. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
92% upper-middle £67 92 W
8. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
91% upper-middle £80 88 Y + 2
9. Falken Azenis FK510
90% upper-middle £72 92 Y + 1
10. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
90% upper-middle £68 88 V + 1
11. Pirelli P ZERO
90% premium £112 88 Y + 3
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12. Continental SportContact 5
90% premium £93 88 Y + 9
13. Fulda SportControl 2
89% lowcost £82 92 Y + 1
14. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
89% premium £72 92 W
15. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
87% premium £76 92 Y
16. Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% premium £76 92 W + 5
17. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
87% upper-middle £66 92 W
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18. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% premium £77 92 W + 1
19. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £61 92 Y
20. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle
21. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
83% premium £81 92 W + 2
22. Michelin Primacy 4
82% premium £87 92 Y
23. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
81% premium £92 92 W + 3
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24. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
81% premium £100 92 Y
25. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost £94 92 Y
26. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
80% premium £104 88 Y + 2
27. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
80% premium £158 92 Y
28. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
80% premium £76 92 Y + 2
29. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £80 92 W
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30. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% upper-middle £80 92 W + 1
31. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% premium £101 88 Y + 7
32. Kumho Ecsta PS71
73% upper-middle £76 88 Y + 1
33. Sava Intensa UHP 2
68% lowcost £67 92 Y + 1
34. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
61% upper-middle £70 92 W + 1
35. Uniroyal RainSport 3
58% upper-middle £84 92 W + 1
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36. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
58% upper-middle £70 92 W
37. BFGoodrich G-Grip
24% upper-middle £86 92 Y
38. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
22% upper-middle £69 88 Y + 1
39. Dayton Touring 2
20% lowcost
40. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
19% lowcost £58 92 Y
41. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
18% lowcost
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42. Imperial EcoSport 2
14% lowcost
43. Kormoran Gamma B2
14% lowcost
44. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle
45. Toyo NanoEnergy 2
5% upper-middle
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