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
#NameRating
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
-
£81
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
£71
92 Y + 1
3. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
Very good -
Great grip and wet braking, great aquaplaning resistance
-
£72
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
£62
92 Y + 1
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
-
£78
92 Y + 6
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
£121
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 + 2
10. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
Good +
Good handling, balanced wet and dry grip, sporty features
Uncomfortable, extremely stiff
£78
92 Y
#Name - Rating Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Gute-Fahrt 2019 225/40 R18 test performed by Gute-Fahrt on a Volkswagen Golf in 2019. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental PremiumContact 6 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2, Nokian Powerproof; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue.

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 £105 92 Y + 3
2. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £95 88 Y + 9
3. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £79 88 Y + 2
4. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £70 92 W
5. Michelin Primacy 4
88% Premium £87 92 Y + 1
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6. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £71 92 W
7. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
87% Premium £95 92 Y + 1
8. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% Premium £106 92 W + 1
9. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost £79 92 Y + 1
10. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
86% Premium £78 92 Y + 2
11. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% Premium £89 92 W + 2
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12. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
85% Upper-middle £67 92 W
13. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
85% Upper-middle £68 92 Y + 1
14. Semperit Speed-Life 3
84% Lowcost £72 92 Y
15. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £92 88 Y + 1
16. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £66 92 W
17. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
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18. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £82 92 Y + 2
19. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £76 88 V + 1
20. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £102 92 Y + 1
21. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
22. Toyo Proxes R888R
80% Upper-middle £190 92 Y
23. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £99 88 Y + 7
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24. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £74 88 Y + 1
25. BFGoodrich Advantage
78% Upper-middle £106 92 W + 1
26. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £80 92 W + 1
27. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium £119 92 Y + 4
28. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £88 92 Y + 1
29. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium £100 92 Y
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30. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
76% Premium £88 92 Y + 3
31. Continental EcoContact 6
75% Premium £81 92 Y + 2
32. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £72 92 Y + 3
33. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
75% Premium £115 88 Y + 2
34. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
75% Premium £199 92 Y + 1
35. Kumho Ecsta PS91
74% Upper-middle £95 92 Y
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36. Cooper Zeon CS8
71% Upper-middle £65 0 Y + 1
37. Firestone Roadhawk
69% Upper-middle £68 92 Y
38. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
39. Uniroyal RainSport 5
66% Upper-middle £70 92 Y
40. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
41. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £78 92 W + 1
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42. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
43. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £65 92 W
44. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost
45. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
30% Lowcost £58 92 Y
46. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £77 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
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