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
-
£ 80
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
3. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
very good -
Great grip and wet braking, great aquaplaning resistance
-
£ 70
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
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
-
£ 74
92 W + 2
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
£ 115
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.
10. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
good +
Good handling, balanced wet and dry grip, sporty features
Uncomfortable, extremely stiff
#Name - Rating Positive features Neagative features Price

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
100% premium £ 91 92 W + 1
2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
96% premium £ 85 88 Y + 1
3. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
96% premium £ 106 92 W + 1
4. Toyo Proxes R888R
95% upper-middle £ 147 92 Y
5. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
92% premium £ 95 92 Y
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6. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
92% upper-middle £ 63 92 W
7. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
91% upper-middle £ 79 88 Y + 2
8. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
90% upper-middle £ 103 88 V + 1
9. Continental SportContact 5
90% premium £ 86 88 Y + 9
10. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
89% premium £ 66 92 W
11. Fulda SportControl 2
89% lowcost £ 70 92 Y
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12. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
87% upper-middle £ 58 92 W
13. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% premium £ 74 92 W + 1
14. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £ 59 92 Y
15. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle
16. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
83% premium £ 104 92 W + 2
17. Michelin Primacy 4
82% premium £ 85 92 Y
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18. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
81% premium £ 100 92 Y
19. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
81% premium £ 92 92 W + 3
20. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost
21. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
80% premium £ 126 92 Y
22. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
80% premium £ 70 92 Y + 2
23. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
80% premium £ 105 88 Y + 2
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24. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £ 58 92 W
25. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% upper-middle
26. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% premium £ 88 88 Y + 4
27. Kumho Ecsta PS71
73% upper-middle £ 57 92 Y
28. Sava Intensa UHP 2
68% lowcost
29. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
61% upper-middle £ 67 92 W + 1
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30. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
58% upper-middle £ 68 92 W
31. Uniroyal RainSport 3
58% upper-middle £ 80 92 W + 1
32. BFGoodrich G-Grip
24% upper-middle £ 80 92 Y
33. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
22% upper-middle £ 93 88 Y + 1
34. Dayton Touring 2
20% lowcost
35. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
19% lowcost
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36. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
18% lowcost
37. Imperial EcoSport 2
14% lowcost £ 69 92 Y
38. Kormoran Gamma B2
14% lowcost
39. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle £ 83 92 Y
40. Toyo NanoEnergy 2
5% upper-middle
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