Summer tyres 2021 - market overview, tests, reviews

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Best summer tyres (according to tests)

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly european autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingLast testAchievementsSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 Continental SportContact 6
85.3%
94.5%
81.7%
2018 Exterior noise Dry handling Dry braking Wet circle cornering …+5 225/35 R19325/40 R22 See offers
2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
89.0%
95.3%
50.7%
2018 Wet braking Dry braking Dry handling Exterior noise …+5 215/35 R18355/25 R21 See offers
3 Continental SportContact 5 SUV
89.9%
2020 Handling on gravel Wet handling Dry handling Dry braking 215/50 R18315/40 R21 See offers
4 Michelin Pilot Sport 4
93.4%
94.1%
80.3%
2020 Wear Dry braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking …+24 195/45 R17325/30 R21 See offers
5 GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 New model for 2019
89.8%
89.9%
74.8%
2020 Wear Wet handling Price/value Wet braking …+16 205/40 R17315/30 R22 See offers
6 Continental PremiumContact 6
87.1%
96.5%
67.8%
2021 Wear Wet circle cornering Wet handling Wet braking …+37 185/65 R15325/40 R22 See offers
7 Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV 4x4
87.3%
2018 See offers
8 Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 6
86.9%
80.8%
78.6%
2018 Aquaplaning - longitudal Interior noise Wet braking Aquaplaning - longitudal …+12 185/60 R15225/60 R17 See offers
9 Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
76.2%
81.8%
73.8%
2019 Rolling resistance Exterior noise Wet braking Dry driving behavior …+3 255/45 R18305/30 R19 See offers
10 Continental ContiSportContact 5
89%
2017205/40 R17295/40 R19 See offers
11 Pirelli P ZERO
89.9%
92.2%
77.0%
2020 Exterior noise Wet circle cornering Wet handling Dry braking …+20 205/45 R17355/25 R21 See offers
12 Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
89.0%
93.9%
71.5%
2021 Wet braking Wet handling - objective Wet handling Exterior noise …+6 175/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
13 Michelin Primacy 4
79.5%
88.2%
86.6%
2021 Dry braking Wet handling Interior noise …+12 165/65 R15255/45 R20 See offers
14 Falken Azenis FK510
80.3%
80.3%
74.4%
2021 Wear Rolling resistance Exterior noise Price/value …+15 205/50 R17305/25 R20 See offers
15 Dunlop Sport BluResponse
79.8%
92.3%
78.0%
2020 Wet handling - objective Wet handling Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross …+4 195/50 R15215/50 R17 See offers
16 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72.4%
91.5%
79.9%
2020 Dry braking Wet circle cornering Dry handling Dry braking …+13 185/55 R15245/40 R19 See offers
17 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance ! Newer model available: Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
82.5%
84.1%
74.0%
2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Wet handling - objective Wet handling …+9 165/65 R15245/40 R18 See offers
18 Nokian Powerproof New model for 2019
76.1%
81.0%
72.4%
2020 Noise Interior noise Wet braking Wet handling …+1 205/50 R17275/35 R20 See offers
19 Michelin Primacy 3
69.6%
2018185/55 R16275/40 R19 See offers
20 Nexen N fera Sport New model for 2020
70.4%
74.2%
75.0%
2021 Wear Wet braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Comfort …+1 225/45 R17265/35 R18 See offers
21 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
78.0%
84.3%
72.5%
2020 Wear Exterior noise Wet braking Wet side guide …+5 225/45 R17355/25 R24 See offers
22 Bridgestone Turanza T005
82.1%
88.6%
74.0%
2021 Dry braking Interior noise Wet circle cornering Rolling resistance …+25 155/65 R14315/35 R20 See offers
23 Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
56.0%
82.6%
2020 Dry steering response Rolling resistance Comfort 205/55 R16245/40 R18 See offers
24 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
78.1%
85.0%
2018 Dry driving behavior Rolling resistance 205/40 R17315/30 R22 See offers
25 Maxxis Premitra HP5
80.2%
93.5%
76.6%
2021 Dry braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet circle cornering Wet handling - objective …+16 195/50 R16245/50 R18 See offers
26 Fulda SportControl 2
75.8%
81.6%
88.6%
2020 Wet braking Wet handling - objective Wet handling Wet circle cornering …+6 205/40 R17305/30 R19 See offers
27 Pirelli Cinturato P7
77.8%
85.4%
84.7%
2021 Dry driving behavior Safety Aquaplaning - longitudal …+6 195/60 R16275/35 R19 See offers
28 Bridgestone Turanza T001
84.0%
2017 Wet braking 185/50 R16245/55 R17 See offers
29 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
91.7%
2021 Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal 205/40 R17285/35 R21 See offers
30 Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
82.9%
2019155/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
31 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
86%
2017215/65 R17315/35 R20 See offers
32 Apollo Aspire XP New model for 2019
73.7%
83.6%
80.7%
2020 Exterior noise Exterior noise Rolling resistance Wet circle cornering …+1 205/45 R16275/35 R19 See offers
33 Nokian zLine
82.1%
2018 Dry handling 205/50 R16275/35 R20 See offers
34 Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
72.7%
81.1%
74.0%
2020 Gravel traction Sand traction Exterior noise Wet braking …+3 215/65 R16295/35 R21 See offers
35 Vredestein Ultrac Satin
74.4%
76.8%
81.6%
2020 Exterior noise Wet circle cornering Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise …+3 205/45 R16255/55 R19 See offers
36 Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
81.6%
85.9%
74.5%
2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet handling - objective Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross …+2 165/60 R15265/35 R18 See offers
37 Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84%
2020165/60 R12265/35 R18 See offers
38 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV New model for 2019
97.1%
96.3%
65.3%
2020 Grass traction Gravel traction Sand traction Handling on gravel …+13 225/65 R17335/30 R23 See offers
39 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 2
84%
2018 See offers
40 Nokian Line SUV
86.5%
2017 Wet handling - objective Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross 205/70 R15285/60 R18 See offers
41 Pirelli Scorpion Verde
71.4%
76.8%
70.4%
2020 Exterior noise Handling on gravel Wet braking 215/65 R16285/40 R21 See offers
42 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
74.5%
80.7%
64.7%
2020205/45 R17305/30 R20 See offers
43 Fulda EcoControl HP ! Newer model available: Fulda EcoControl HP2
87.5%
2018 Price/value Mileage 165/60 R14225/60 R16 See offers
44 Esa-Tecar Spirit 5 HP
78.5%
2018 See offers
45 Hankook Kinergy Eco K425
81%
2017145/65 R15215/60 R16 See offers
46 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
83.2%
84.0%
2020 Wet braking Wet handling - objective Dry handling - objective Rolling resistance 215/55 R18285/45 R19 See offers
47 Apollo Alnac 4G
80%
2021185/60 R14215/65 R16 See offers
48 Toyo Proxes R888R
80%
2017185/60 R14285/35 R20 See offers
49 Dunlop Quattromaxx
80%
2017235/65 R17295/35 R21 See offers
50 Pirelli PZero Trofeo
80%
2017 See offers
51 Hankook Ventus S1-evo
83.9%
2018 See offers
52 Semperit Speed-Life 2 ! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Life 3
65.9%
2020 Rolling resistance 185/55 R15265/35 R18 See offers
53 Vredestein Sportrac 5
81.4%
86.4%
79.5%
2018 Wet circle cornering Dry driving behavior 165/60 R14235/65 R17 See offers
54 Hankook Ventus Prime 2
80%
2017 See offers
55 Hankook Ventus ST RH06
92.1%
2018 Sand traction Gravel traction Grass traction 265/60 R18285/50 R20 See offers
56 Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
80%
2020215/50 R18315/35 R20 See offers
57 Michelin Energy Saver +
83.9%
2018 See offers
58 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
81.7%
2018 Dry handling Wet circle cornering 235/35 R19305/25 R21 See offers
59 Yokohama Advan Sport V105
66.7%
2020195/50 R16305/35 R23 See offers
60 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2 SUV
78.4%
2020 Gravel traction 215/55 R18315/35 R20 See offers
61 Kumho Ecsta PS71
82.7%
81.4%
65.4%
2021 Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross …+2 195/55 R16295/35 R19 See offers
62 Nokian zLine SUV
79%
2017235/65 R17295/30 R22 See offers
63 Kumho EcowinG ES01 KH27
73.0%
73.9%
2018145/65 R15235/55 R17 See offers
64 Bridgestone Potenza S001
70.6%
80.6%
59.8%
2020 Aquaplaning - cross 205/45 R17305/30 R20 See offers
65 Falken Azenis FK453
78%
2016205/50 R17295/25 R22 See offers
66 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
70.4%
73.9%
78.2%
2020 Exterior noise Dry steering response Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise …+1 225/55 R16275/35 R20 See offers
67 Uniroyal Rainsport 3
48.1%
2020185/55 R14305/30 R19 See offers
68 GT Radial Champiro HPY
78%
2016215/55 R17255/55 R18 See offers
69 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport plus
78%
2017225/50 R17225/50 R17 See offers
70 Nokian Line
85.0%
78.0%
66.7%
2018175/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers

New tyres for 2021

Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameRatingManufacturer's summer tyre ratingSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 New model for 2019
93% 80% 205/40 R17315/30 R22 See offers
2 Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
87% 80% 175/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
3 Nokian Powerproof New model for 2019
87% 80% 205/50 R17275/35 R20 See offers
4 Apollo Aspire XP New model for 2019
85% 69% 205/45 R16275/35 R19 See offers
5 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
82% 73% 205/45 R17305/30 R20 See offers
6 Apollo Altrust New model for 2019
75% 69% 195/70 R15235/65 R16 See offers
7 Nexen N Fera RU 1 New model for 2019
75% 55% See offers
8 Esa+Tecar Spirit Pro New model for 2020
75% 75% See offers
9 Continental EcoContact 6 New model for 2020
75% 83% 145/65 R15315/30 R22 See offers
10 Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5 SUV New model for 2020
75% 67% See offers
11 Michelin CrossClimate+ (!) New model for 2019
73% 73% See offers
12 Maxxis Victra Sport 5 New model for 2020
72% 67% 215/65 R17295/35 R21 See offers
13 Kenda KR41 Emera A1 New model for 2019
66% 66% See offers
14 Linglong Green-Max HP010 New model for 2019
65% 57% See offers
15 Infinity Ecomax New model for 2020
60% 50% 235/45 R19285/45 R20 See offers
16 Sunny NA305 New model for 2020
59% 55% See offers
17 Maxxis Vansmart MCV3+ New model for 2019
55% 67% 175/0 R14235/65 R16 See offers

Summer tyre test summary 2021


2021 summer tyres tests (+2020)

Tyre size
Organization
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
205/55 R16ADAC2021Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 615
225/50 R17ADAC2021Passenger carFalken Azenis FK51017
225/40 R18ADAC2020Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Victra Sport 516Volkswagen Golf
235/55 R17ADAC2020Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Maxxis Premitra HP512Ford Kuga
245/45 R18Autobild2020Stopping distanceMichelin Pilot Sport 4Kumho Ecsta PS7150BMW 5 series
215/55 R17ACE2020SuvMaxxis Premitra HP5Maxxis Premitra HP59Audi Q2
225/50 R17Autozeitung2020Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Premitra HP520BMW 3 series
255/55 R18Autobild2020SuvMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVBarum Bravuris 5 HM SUV10BMW X5
245/35 R19Autobild2020Passenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SHankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K1179Mercedes C class
225/45 R18AutoMotorSport2020Passenger carGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Maxxis Victra Sport 511BMW 3 series
225/60 R18Vibilagare2020SuvMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVVredestein Ultrac Satin7BMW X3
215/50 R18Gute-Fahrt2020SuvGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK510 SUV8Skoda Karoq
225/50 R17Teknikens2020Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12510Volvo V90
Tyre sizeOrganizationYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

Other summer tyres

Continental premium
Ratings

83 %

Summer

85 %

Winter

85 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Pirelli premium
Ratings

82 %

Summer

84 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

Italy

GoodYear premium
Ratings

80 %

Summer

83 %

Winter

80 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Michelin premium
Ratings

73 %

Summer

86 %

Winter

83 %

Allround

Origin

France

Dunlop premium
Ratings

68 %

Summer

90 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Nokian upper-middle
Ratings

80 %

Summer

76 %

Winter

79 %

Allround

Origin

Finland

Vredestein premium
Ratings

77 %

Summer

78 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Holland

Hankook upper-middle
Ratings

73 %

Summer

81 %

Winter

81 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

Apollo lowcost
Ratings

69 %

Summer

79 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

India

Falken upper-middle
Ratings

72 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

79 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Bridgestone premium
Ratings

65 %

Summer

76 %

Winter

61 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Cooper upper-middle
Ratings

74 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Barum lowcost
Ratings

66 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Czech republic

Subsidiary of

Continental

Firestone upper-middle
Ratings

59 %

Summer

74 %

Winter

61 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Kumho upper-middle
Ratings

61 %

Summer

72 %

Winter

72 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

Uniroyal upper-middle
Ratings

63 %

Summer

70 %

Winter

57 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Toyo upper-middle
Ratings

65 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Semperit lowcost
Ratings

63 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Austria

Subsidiary of

Continental

Fulda lowcost
Ratings

62 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

52 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

BFGoodrich upper-middle
Ratings

73 %

Summer

55 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Giti lowcost
Ratings

68 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Singapore

Subsidiary of

GT

Yokohama upper-middle
Ratings

51 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Nexen lowcost
Ratings

55 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

GT Radial lowcost
Ratings

47 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Viking lowcost
Ratings

50 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

40 %

Allround

Origin

Debica lowcost
Ratings

55 %

Summer

57 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Poland

Kleber upper-middle
Ratings

50 %

Summer

61 %

Winter

71 %

Allround

Origin

France

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Gislaved lowcost
Ratings

50 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Sweden

Subsidiary of

Continental

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