Summer tyres 2019 - 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 testSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
100% 2019195/45 R17325/30 R21 £ 333.37
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 New model for 2019
100% 2019205/40 R17275/35 R19 £ 107.13
3. Continental SportContact 6
98% 2018225/35 R19325/30 R21 £ 201.20
4. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
96% 2018215/35 R18345/30 R20 £ 258.41
5. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
96% 2018205/55 R16245/40 R18 £ 63.09
6. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
96% 2019205/40 R18305/30 R20 £ 63.22
7. Continental PremiumContact 6
96% 2019205/45 R16325/40 R22 £ 83.43
8. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 2
96% 2018
9. Continental SportContact 5 SUV
96% 2018215/50 R18315/40 R21 £ 166.48
10. Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV 4x4
96% 2018
11. Toyo Proxes R888R
95% 2017185/60 R14285/35 R20 £ 109.13
12. Dunlop Quattromaxx
95% 2017235/65 R17295/35 R21 £ 142.31
13. Pirelli PZero Trofeo
95% 2017
14. Hankook Ventus S1-evo
95% 2018
15. Hankook Ventus ST RH06
95% 2018265/60 R18285/50 R20 £ 110.68
16. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
95% 2018
17. Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 6
94% 2019
18. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
92% 2019185/55 R15245/40 R19 £ 79.39
19. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
92% 2018205/40 R17315/30 R22 £ 109.26
20. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
91% 2019
21. Pirelli P ZERO
90% 2019205/45 R17355/30 R19 £ 154.60
22. Nokian Powerproof New model for 2019
90% 2019205/50 R17275/35 R20 £ 82.80
23. Falken Azenis FK510
90% 2019205/50 R17295/30 R20 £ 80.40
24. Hankook Ventus Prime 2
90% 2017
25. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
90% 2019155/65 R14225/50 R17 £ 52.42
26. Continental ContiSportContact 5
90% 2017
27. Michelin Primacy 3
89% 2018185/55 R16275/40 R19 £ 225.91
28. Fulda SportControl 2
89% 2019205/40 R17305/30 R19 £ 68.56
29. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
89% 2019 £ 55.63
30. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
89% 2019
31. Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
88% 2019175/65 R14225/50 R17 £ 38.79
32. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
87% 2019 £ 116.98
33. Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% 2019155/65 R14315/35 R20 £ 93.26
34. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
87% 2019205/40 R17285/35 R21 £ 89.27
35. Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
87% 2019165/60 R15245/45 R18 £ 39.06
36. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
87% 2017215/65 R17315/35 R20 £ 74.81
37. Nokian Line SUV
86% 2017205/70 R15285/60 R18 £ 60.97
38. Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
86% 2017225/65 R17225/65 R17 £ 84.46
39. Esa-Tecar Spirit 5 HP
86% 2018
40. Pirelli Scorpion Verde
86% 2018215/65 R16285/40 R21 £ 149.93
41. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% 2017185/50 R16245/55 R17 £ 65.69
42. Firestone Roadhawk
85% 2019165/65 R15255/50 R20 £ 44.44
43. Nokian zLine
84% 2018205/50 R16275/35 R20 £ 66.46
44. Nokian zLine SUV
84% 2017235/65 R17295/30 R22 £ 87.46
45. Pirelli Cinturato P7
83% 2019 £ 83.59
46. Michelin Primacy 4
82% 2019165/65 R15255/45 R18 £ 73.39
47. Hankook Kinergy Eco K425
82% 2017145/65 R15215/60 R16 £ 75.10
48. Apollo Aspire XP New model for 2019
81% 2019
49. Kumho Crugen HP91
81% 2018225/55 R17315/35 R20 £ 91.19
50. Fulda EcoControl HP
81% 2018165/60 R14215/65 R16 £ 46.80
51. Maxxis Premitra HP5
81% 2019195/50 R16245/50 R18 £ 51.98
52. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% 2019185/55 R15265/35 R18 £ 54.22
53. Michelin Pilot Sport 3 ! Newer model available: Michelin Pilot Sport 4
81% 2016195/50 R15285/35 R20 £ 111.08
54. Michelin Energy Saver +
81% 2018
55. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
81% 2019215/55 R18285/45 R19 £ 106.92
56. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport plus
81% 2017
57. Michelin CrossClimate+ (!) New model for 2019
81% 2019
58. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
81% 2018185/60 R15245/45 R18 £ 80.29
59. Apollo Altrust New model for 2019
80% 2019
60. Pirelli CARRIER
80% 2019165/70 R14235/60 R17 £ 89.05
61. Nokian cLine VAN
80% 2019165/70 R14225/55 R17 £ 32.50
62. Sava Intensa UHP
80% 2016205/45 R16245/40 R18 £ 66.55
63. Apollo Apterra HP
80% 2017
64. Nexen N Fera RU 1 New model for 2019
80% 2019
65. Barum Bravuris 4X4
80% 2017205/70 R15255/65 R16 £ 59.11
66. Pneumant Summer ST2
80% 2018
67. Vredestein T-Trac 2
80% 2018 £ 58.91
68. Apollo Amazer 4G ECO
80% 2018
69. Vredestein Sportrac 5
80% 2019195/65 R15195/65 R15 £ 78.97
70. Esa-Tecar Spirit 5 UHP
80% 2016
71. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
80% 2016225/35 R19325/30 R21 £ 115.09
72. Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT
80% 2015195/40 R17335/25 R22 £ 84.43
73. Dunlop Streetresponse 2
80% 2018145/70 R13195/65 R15 £ 44.96
74. General Tire Grabber GT
80% 2017275/40 R20275/40 R20 £ 132.89
75. Kumho EcowinG ES01 KH27
80% 2019145/65 R15235/55 R17 £ 42.15
76. Aeolus PrecisionAce AH03
80% 2017
77. Firestone Destination HP
80% 2017215/65 R16275/40 R20 £ 72.78
78. Michelin Latitude Sport 3
80% 2016225/65 R17315/40 R21 £ 168.01
79. Continental VanContact 200
80% 2019185/75 R16235/60 R17 £ 82.16
80. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
80% 2017215/45 R17345/30 R20 £ 301.01
81. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
80% 2016205/45 R17345/30 R19 £ 376.20
82. Continental SportContact 5P
80% 2015225/45 R18325/35 R22 £ 199.27
83. Semperit Comfort-Life 2 SUV
80% 2017215/65 R16235/60 R16 £ 63.45
84. Continental PremiumContact 5
80% 2019165/70 R14235/55 R17 £ 75.68
85. Falken Sincera SN-832 Ecorun
80% 2018135/80 R12195/65 R15 £ 35.44
86. GoodYear Efficientgrip Cargo
80% 2019175/75 R16235/65 R16 £ 87.79
87. Goodyear Efficientgrip Compact
80% 2018145/70 R13195/65 R15 £ 42.56
88. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 SUV
80% 2016235/55 R19285/40 R21 £ 114.73
89. Uniroyal Rainsport 3
79% 2019185/55 R14305/30 R19 £ 83.36
90. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
79% 2018
91. Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun
79% 2017165/60 R12245/45 R18 £ 64.49
92. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% 2016205/55 R16305/35 R23 £ 64.60
93. Apollo Alnac 4G
77% 2018
94. Falken Azenis FK453
77% 2016205/50 R17295/25 R22 £ 87.72
95. Uniroyal RainExpert 3
77% 2018135/80 R13225/60 R16 £ 34.84
96. GT Radial Champiro HPY
77% 2016 £ 127.22
97. Nokian Line
76% 2018175/65 R14225/50 R17 £ 37.09
98. Maxxis Mecotra 3
76% 2019
99. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
76% 2019225/55 R16275/35 R20 £ 103.61
100. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% 2018205/45 R17305/30 R20 £ 184.82

New tyres for 2019

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
100% 72% 205/40 R17275/35 R19 £ 107.13
2. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
96% 67% 205/40 R18305/30 R20 £ 63.22
3. Nokian Powerproof New model for 2019
90% 84% 205/50 R17275/35 R20 £ 82.80
4. Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
88% 84% 175/65 R14225/50 R17 £ 38.79
5. Michelin CrossClimate+ (!) New model for 2019
81% 75%
6. Apollo Altrust New model for 2019
80% 67%
7. Nexen N Fera RU 1 New model for 2019
80% 27%
8. Kenda KR41 Emera A1 New model for 2019
71% 71%
9. Debica Passio New model for 2019
? % 1% 135/80 R12135/80 R13 £ 31.58
10. Falken FK-07E New model for 2019
? % 69% 165/70 R10165/70 R10 £ 58.78
11. Falken SN-807 New model for 2019
? % 69% 145/80 R10145/80 R10 £ 51.78
12. Yokohama A008 New model for 2019
? % 32% 165/70 R10165/70 R10 £ 75.32
13. Bridgestone B381 New model for 2019
? % 65% 145/80 R14145/80 R14 £ 81.53
14. Uniroyal Rallye 380 New model for 2019
? % 59% 175/82 R13175/82 R13 £ 49.47
15. Linglong Green-Max HP010 New model for 2019
70% 44%
16. Apollo Aspire XP New model for 2019
67% 67%
17. Maxxis Vansmart MCV3+ New model for 2019
60% 67%
18. Kormoran UHP New model for 2019
17% 15%
19. Tigar UHP New model for 2019
15% 15%
20. Mabor Sport-Jet 3 New model for 2019
1% 1%
21. Nankang Comfort AS-1 New model for 2019
1% 14%

2019 summer tyres tests (+2018)

Tyre size
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
185/65 R152019summerpassenger carBridgestone Turanza T005Firestone Roadhawk16Volkswagen Golf
215/65 R162019summervanApollo AltrustMaxxis Vansmart MCV3+16Volkswagen Multivan
225/45 R172019summerstopping distanceGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK51053BMW 1
235/45 R182019summerpassenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Premitra HP510Škoda Superb
225/55 R172019summerSUVGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12510BMW X1
245/45 R182019summerpassenger carPirelli P ZEROHankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K11711BMW 5
225/40 R182019summerpassenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K11710Volkswagen Golf
215/55 R172019summerpassenger carNokian WetProofPirelli Cinturato P711Volkswagen T-Roc
205/55 R162019summerpassenger carNokian WetProofNokian WetProof9Škoda Octavia
175/65 R142018summerpassenger carFalken Sincera SN-832 Ecorun14
205/55 R162018summerpassenger carMichelin Primacy 316
195/65 R152018summerstopping distanceHankook Ventus Prime3 K12551
225/45 R172018summerpassenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 46
235/45 R182018summerpassenger carFalken Azenis FK51011
225/45 R172018summerpassenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 411
265/60 R182018summerSUVHankook Ventus ST RH068
245/35 R192018summerpassenger carContinental SportContact 66
245/30 R202018summerpassenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 S8
Tyre sizeYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

Other summer tyres

Continental premium
Ratings

72 %

Summer

87 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Dunlop premium
Ratings

71 %

Summer

85 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Pirelli premium
Ratings

78 %

Summer

78 %

Winter

37 %

Allround

Origin

Italy

Michelin premium
Ratings

75 %

Summer

80 %

Winter

82 %

Allround

Origin

France

Nokian upper-middle
Ratings

84 %

Summer

64 %

Winter

76 %

Allround

Origin

Finland

Vredestein premium
Ratings

80 %

Summer

65 %

Winter

82 %

Allround

Origin

Holland

GoodYear premium
Ratings

72 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

60 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Hankook upper-middle
Ratings

67 %

Summer

70 %

Winter

71 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Apollo lowcost
Ratings

67 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

India

Bridgestone premium
Ratings

65 %

Summer

68 %

Winter

25 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Falken upper-middle
Ratings

69 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

70 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Uniroyal upper-middle
Ratings

59 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

40 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Kumho upper-middle
Ratings

57 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Cooper upper-middle
Ratings

76 %

Summer

41 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Fulda lowcost
Ratings

60 %

Summer

56 %

Winter

49 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Firestone upper-middle
Ratings

66 %

Summer

49 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Semperit lowcost
Ratings

46 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Austria

Subsidiary of

Continental

Toyo upper-middle
Ratings

69 %

Summer

37 %

Winter

52 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Barum lowcost
Ratings

53 %

Summer

39 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Czech Republic

Subsidiary of

Continental

Sava lowcost
Ratings

54 %

Summer

32 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

Slovenia

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Avon lowcost
Ratings

61 %

Summer

21 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Great Britain

Subsidiary of

Cooper

Maxxis lowcost
Ratings

67 %

Summer

14 %

Winter

38 %

Allround

Origin

Taiwan

Kenda lowcost
Ratings

71 %

Summer

9 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Taiwan

Yokohama upper-middle
Ratings

32 %

Summer

47 %

Winter

32 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Giti lowcost
Ratings

46 %

Summer

33 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Singapore

Subsidiary of

GT

BFGoodrich upper-middle
Ratings

24 %

Summer

52 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Kleber upper-middle
Ratings

24 %

Summer

42 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

France

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Linglong lowcost
Ratings

44 %

Summer

16 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

China

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