Summer tyres 2020 - 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
98% 2018 exterior noise dry handling dry braking wet circle cornering …+5 225/35 R19325/30 R21 see offers
2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
96% 2018 wet braking dry braking dry handling exterior noise …+5 215/35 R18345/30 R20 see offers
3 Continental SportContact 5 SUV
96% 2020 handling on gravel wet handling dry handling dry braking 215/50 R18315/40 R21 see offers
4 Michelin Pilot Sport 4
94% 2020 wear dry braking aquaplaning - longitudal dry braking …+24 195/45 R17325/30 R21 see offers
5 Continental PremiumContact 6
94% 2020 wear wet circle cornering wet handling wet braking …+37 195/65 R15325/40 R22 see offers
6 GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 new model for 2019
94% 2020 wear wet handling price/value wet braking …+16 205/40 R17315/30 R22 see offers
7 Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 ! newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 6
93% 2018 aquaplaning - longitudal interior noise wet braking aquaplaning - longitudal …+12 195/65 R15225/60 R17 see offers
8 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
91% 2018 dry driving behavior rolling resistance 205/40 R17315/30 R22 see offers
9 Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV 4x4
91% 2018 see offers
10 Michelin Primacy 4
89% 2020 dry braking wet handling interior noise …+12 165/65 R15255/45 R18 see offers
11 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
89% 2020 dry braking wet circle cornering dry handling dry braking …+13 185/55 R15245/40 R19 see offers
12 Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
89% 2019 rolling resistance exterior noise wet braking dry driving behavior …+3 255/45 R18305/30 R19 see offers
13 Continental ContiSportContact 5
89% 2017215/50 R17255/50 R21 see offers
14 Pirelli P ZERO
88% 2020 exterior noise wet circle cornering wet handling dry braking …+20 205/45 R17355/25 R21 see offers
15 Falken Azenis FK510
88% 2020 wear rolling resistance exterior noise price/value …+15 205/50 R17305/25 R20 see offers
16 Pirelli Cinturato P7
88% 2020 dry driving behavior safety aquaplaning - longitudal …+6 205/50 R16275/35 R19 see offers
17 Bridgestone Turanza T005
88% 2020 dry braking interior noise wet circle cornering rolling resistance …+25 155/65 R14315/35 R20 see offers
18 Dunlop Sport BluResponse
88% 2020 wet handling - objective wet handling aquaplaning - longitudal aquaplaning - cross …+4 see offers
19 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% 2019 aquaplaning - longitudal aquaplaning - cross wet handling - objective wet handling …+9 see offers
20 Nokian WetProof new model for 2019
87% 2020 wet braking wet handling - objective wet handling exterior noise …+6 175/65 R14225/50 R17 see offers
21 Nokian Powerproof new model for 2019
87% 2020 noise interior noise wet braking wet handling …+1 205/50 R17275/35 R20 see offers
22 Michelin Primacy 3
87% 2018185/55 R16275/40 R19 see offers
23 Nexen N fera Sport new model for 2020
87% 2020 wear wet braking aquaplaning - longitudal comfort …+1 225/45 R17265/35 R18 see offers
24 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
87% 2020 wear exterior noise wet braking wet side guide …+5 225/45 R18355/25 R24 see offers
25 Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% 2020 dry steering response rolling resistance comfort 205/55 R16245/40 R18 see offers
26 Maxxis Premitra HP5
86% 2020 dry braking aquaplaning - longitudal wet circle cornering wet handling - objective …+16 195/50 R16245/50 R18 see offers
27 Fulda SportControl 2
86% 2020 wet braking wet handling - objective wet handling wet circle cornering …+6 205/40 R17305/30 R19 see offers
28 Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% 2017 wet braking 185/50 R16245/55 R17 see offers
29 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
86% 2020 aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal 205/40 R17285/35 R21 see offers
30 Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
86% 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
85% 2020 exterior noise exterior noise rolling resistance wet circle cornering …+1 205/45 R16275/35 R19 see offers
33 Nokian zLine
84% 2018 dry handling 205/50 R16275/35 R20 see offers
34 Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
84% 2020 gravel traction sand traction exterior noise wet braking …+3 225/65 R17225/65 R17 see offers
35 Vredestein Ultrac Satin
84% 2020 exterior noise wet circle cornering aquaplaning - longitudal exterior noise …+3 205/45 R16255/55 R19 see offers
36 Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
84% 2019 aquaplaning - longitudal wet handling - objective aquaplaning - longitudal aquaplaning - cross …+2 165/60 R15265/35 R18 see offers
37 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV new model for 2019
84% 2020 grass traction gravel traction sand traction handling on gravel …+13 225/65 R17295/35 R23 see offers
38 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 2
84% 2018 see offers
39 Nokian Line SUV
83% 2017 wet handling - objective wet handling aquaplaning - cross 205/70 R15285/60 R18 see offers
40 Pirelli Scorpion Verde
82% 2020 exterior noise handling on gravel wet braking 215/65 R16285/40 R21 see offers
41 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 new model for 2019
82% 2020205/40 R18305/30 R20 see offers
42 Fulda EcoControl HP
81% 2018 price/value mileage 165/60 R14215/65 R16 see offers
43 Esa-Tecar Spirit 5 HP
81% 2018 see offers
44 Hankook Kinergy Eco K425
81% 2017145/65 R15215/60 R16 see offers
45 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
81% 2020 wet braking wet handling - objective dry handling - objective rolling resistance 215/55 R18285/45 R19 see offers
46 Toyo Proxes R888R
80% 2017185/60 R14285/35 R20 see offers
47 Dunlop Quattromaxx
80% 2017235/65 R17295/35 R21 see offers
48 Falken Ziex ZE-914
80% 2020 aquaplaning - cross dry driving behavior exterior noise see offers
49 Pirelli PZero Trofeo
80% 2017 see offers
50 Hankook Ventus S1-evo
80% 2018 see offers
51 Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% 2020 rolling resistance 185/55 R15265/35 R18 see offers
52 Vredestein Sportrac 5
80% 2018 wet circle cornering dry driving behavior 195/65 R15195/65 R15 see offers
53 Hankook Ventus Prime 2
80% 2017 see offers
54 Hankook Ventus ST RH06
80% 2018 sand traction gravel traction grass traction 265/60 R18285/50 R20 see offers
55 Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
80% 2020215/50 R18315/35 R20 see offers
56 Michelin Energy Saver +
80% 2018 see offers
57 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
80% 2018 dry handling wet circle cornering 235/35 R19305/25 R21 see offers
58 Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% 2020205/55 R16305/35 R23 see offers
59 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2 SUV
80% 2020 gravel traction 215/55 R18315/35 R20 see offers
60 Nokian zLine SUV
79% 2017235/65 R17295/30 R22 see offers
61 Kumho EcowinG ES01 KH27
79% 2018145/65 R15235/55 R17 see offers
62 Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% 2020 aquaplaning - cross 205/45 R17305/30 R20 see offers
63 Kumho Ecsta PS71
78% 2020 aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal aquaplaning - longitudal aquaplaning - cross …+2 205/55 R16295/35 R19 see offers
64 Falken Azenis FK453
78% 2016205/50 R17295/25 R22 see offers
65 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
78% 2020 exterior noise dry steering response aquaplaning - longitudal exterior noise …+1 225/55 R16275/35 R20 see offers
66 Uniroyal Rainsport 3
78% 2020185/55 R14305/30 R19 see offers
67 GT Radial Champiro HPY
78% 2016215/55 R17255/55 R18 see offers
68 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport plus
78% 2017225/50 R17225/50 R17 see offers
69 Firestone Roadhawk
77% 2020 rolling resistance dry steering response dry driving behavior safety …+1 165/65 R15295/35 R21 see offers
70 Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun
77% 2017165/60 R12255/35 R18 see offers

new tyres for 2020

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
94% 81% 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 Nexen N fera Sport new model for 2020
87% 55% 225/45 R17265/35 R18 see offers
5 Apollo Aspire XP new model for 2019
85% 69% 205/45 R16275/35 R19 see offers
6 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 new model for 2019
82% 73% 205/40 R18305/30 R20 see offers
7 Apollo Altrust new model for 2019
75% 69% 195/70 R15235/65 R16 see offers
8 Nexen N Fera RU 1 new model for 2019
75% 55% see offers
9 Continental EcoContact 6 new model for 2020
75% 84% 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% 74% 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 Maxxis Vansmart MCV3+ new model for 2019
55% 67% 175/0 R14235/65 R16 see offers
16 Star Performer UHP-3 new model for 2020
47% 16% 195/50 R15315/35 R20 see offers
17 Nankang Comfort AS-1 new model for 2019
42% 25% see offers
18 Mabor Sport-Jet 3 new model for 2019
40% 40% see offers
19 Achilles ATR Sport 2 new model for 2020
38% 38% 235/35 R21275/35 R21 see offers
20 Avon ZZ5 new model for 2020
30% 51% 205/40 R17295/30 R19 see offers
21 General Altimax One S new model for 2020
30% 55% 175/55 R15295/30 R20 see offers
22 Tigar UHP new model for 2019
10% 10% see offers
23 Kormoran UHP new model for 2019
10% 7% see offers
24 Tristar Sportpower 2 new model for 2020
10% 11% see offers

2020 summer tyres tests (+2019)

tyre size
organization
year
type
designation
winner
best value
tested tyres
vehicle
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
185/65 R15ADAC2019passenger carBridgestone Turanza T005Firestone Roadhawk16Volkswagen Golf
215/65 R16ADAC2019vanApollo AltrustMaxxis Vansmart MCV3+16Volkswagen Multivan
225/45 R17Autobild2019stopping distanceGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK51053BMW 1
235/45 R18Autozeitung2019passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Premitra HP510Škoda Superb
225/55 R17autobild2019suvGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12510BMW X1
245/45 R18Autobild2019passenger carPirelli P ZEROHankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K11711BMW 5 series
225/40 R18Gute-Fahrt2019passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K11710Volkswagen Golf
215/55 R17AutoMotorSport2019passenger carNokian WetProofPirelli Cinturato P711Volkswagen T-Roc
205/55 R16ACE2019passenger carNokian WetProofNokian WetProof9Škoda Octavia
tyre sizeorganizationyeartypedesignationwinnerbest valuetested tyresvehicle

other summer tyres

Continental premium
ratings

84 %

summer

88 %

winter

86 %

allround

origin

germany

Pirelli premium
ratings

83 %

summer

86 %

winter

69 %

allround

origin

italy

GoodYear premium
ratings

81 %

summer

84 %

winter

80 %

allround

origin

usa

Dunlop premium
ratings

68 %

summer

92 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

GoodYear

Michelin premium
ratings

74 %

summer

85 %

winter

83 %

allround

origin

france

Vredestein premium
ratings

77 %

summer

80 %

winter

79 %

allround

origin

holland

Hankook upper-middle
ratings

73 %

summer

79 %

winter

79 %

allround

origin

south korea

Nokian upper-middle
ratings

80 %

summer

72 %

winter

80 %

allround

origin

finland

Apollo lowcost
ratings

69 %

summer

79 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

india

Bridgestone premium
ratings

65 %

summer

76 %

winter

61 %

allround

origin

japan

Falken upper-middle
ratings

70 %

summer

71 %

winter

75 %

allround

origin

japan

Cooper upper-middle
ratings

74 %

summer

65 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

usa

Semperit lowcost
ratings

60 %

summer

75 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

austria

subsidiary of

Continental

Uniroyal upper-middle
ratings

62 %

summer

70 %

winter

76 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

Michelin

Kumho upper-middle
ratings

59 %

summer

72 %

winter

75 %

allround

origin

south korea

Firestone upper-middle
ratings

61 %

summer

67 %

winter

46 %

allround

origin

usa

Fulda lowcost
ratings

58 %

summer

68 %

winter

61 %

allround

origin

germany

Barum lowcost
ratings

59 %

summer

67 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

czech republic

subsidiary of

Continental

Giti lowcost
ratings

68 %

summer

56 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

singapore

subsidiary of

GT

BFGoodrich upper-middle
ratings

72 %

summer

52 %

winter

75 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

Michelin

Wanli -
ratings

55 %

summer

68 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

Toyo upper-middle
ratings

65 %

summer

58 %

winter

67 %

allround

origin

japan

Yokohama upper-middle
ratings

51 %

summer

64 %

winter

53 %

allround

origin

japan

GT Radial
ratings

47 %

summer

67 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

Debica lowcost
ratings

55 %

summer

56 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

poland

Kleber upper-middle
ratings

49 %

summer

61 %

winter

68 %

allround

origin

france

subsidiary of

Michelin

Gislaved lowcost
ratings

50 %

summer

60 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

sweden

subsidiary of

Continental

Viking -
ratings

46 %

summer

63 %

winter

30 %

allround

origin

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