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%
2021 Interior noise Rolling resistance Exterior noise Dry handling …+8 225/35 R19325/40 R22 See offers
2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
89.0%
95.3%
50.7%
2021 Dry braking Wet braking Dry braking Dry handling …+10 215/35 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%
2021 Dry braking Wet handling Wear Dry braking …+26 195/45 R17325/30 R21 See offers
5 GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 New model for 2019
89.8%
89.9%
74.8%
2021 Aquaplaning - cross Wet braking Wet handling - objective Wet handling …+25 205/40 R17315/30 R22 See offers
6 Continental PremiumContact 6
87.1%
96.5%
67.8%
2021 Wet handling Wet handling Wet circle cornering …+60 185/65 R15325/40 R22 See offers
7 Falken Azenis FK510
80.3%
80.3%
74.4%
2021 Wet handling Interior noise Wet braking …+25 205/50 R17305/25 R20 See offers
8 Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV 4x4
87.3%
2018 See offers
9 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
10 Bridgestone Turanza T005
82.1%
88.6%
74.0%
2021 Dry braking Mud traction Handling on gravel Wet circle cornering …+37 155/65 R14315/35 R20 See offers
11 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
12 Continental ContiSportContact 5
2017205/40 R17295/40 R19 See offers
13 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
14 Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
89.0%
93.9%
71.5%
2021 Wet circle cornering Noise Wet side guide Wet handling - objective …+15 175/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
15 Michelin Primacy 4
79.5%
88.2%
86.6%
2021 Safety Dry braking Wear …+35 165/65 R15255/45 R20 See offers
16 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72.4%
91.5%
79.9%
2020 Wet braking Dry handling Dry braking Dry braking …+16 185/55 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%
2021 Exterior noise Noise Interior noise Wet braking …+2 205/50 R17275/35 R20 See offers
19 Michelin Primacy 3
69.6%
2018185/55 R16275/40 R19 See offers
20 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
21 Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
56.0%
82.6%
2020 Dry steering response Rolling resistance Comfort 205/55 R16245/40 R18 See offers
22 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
78.1%
85.0%
2018 Dry driving behavior Rolling resistance 205/40 R17315/30 R22 See offers
23 Maxxis Premitra HP5
80.2%
93.5%
76.6%
2021 Dry driving behavior Safety Aquaplaning - cross …+34 195/50 R16245/50 R18 See offers
24 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
25 Pirelli Cinturato P7
77.8%
85.4%
84.7%
2021 Dry braking Noise Interior noise …+13 195/60 R16275/35 R19 See offers
26 Bridgestone Turanza T001
84.0%
2017 Wet braking 185/50 R16245/55 R17 See offers
27 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
91.7%
2021 Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Rolling resistance Aquaplaning - longitudal …+2 205/40 R17285/35 R21 See offers
28 Dunlop Sport BluResponse
79.8%
92.3%
78.0%
2020 Comfort Wet handling - objective Wet handling Aquaplaning - longitudal …+5 195/50 R15215/50 R17 See offers
29 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
2017215/65 R17315/35 R20 See offers
30 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
31 Nexen N fera Sport New model for 2020
70.4%
74.2%
75.0%
2021 Exterior noise Dry braking Dry handling - objective Dry handling …+9 225/45 R17265/35 R18 See offers
32 Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
81.6%
85.9%
74.5%
2021 Comfort Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+5 165/60 R15265/35 R18 See offers
33 Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
82.9%
2021155/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
34 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
74.5%
80.7%
64.7%
2021205/45 R17305/35 R20 See offers
35 Nokian zLine
82.1%
2018 Dry handling 205/50 R16275/35 R20 See offers
36 Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
2021 Wet handling Wet circle cornering Dry lane changing Wet handling …+1 See offers
37 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
38 Semperit Speed-Life 3 New model for 2020
2021 Wet braking Exterior noise Wet braking …+2 165/65 R15295/35 R21 See offers
39 Vredestein Ultrac Satin
74.4%
76.8%
81.6%
2020 Aquaplaning - cross Exterior noise Wet circle cornering Aquaplaning - longitudal …+4 205/45 R16255/55 R19 See offers
40 Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
2020165/60 R12265/35 R18 See offers
41 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
81.7%
2021 Dry handling Wet circle cornering 235/35 R19305/25 R21 See offers
42 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
43 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 2
2018 See offers
44 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 New model for 2020
2021 Comfort Mileage Price/value Aquaplaning - cross …+7 195/65 R15225/55 R17 See offers
45 Nokian Line SUV
86.5%
2017 Wet handling - objective Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross 205/70 R15285/60 R18 See offers
46 Pirelli Scorpion Verde
71.4%
76.8%
70.4%
2020 Exterior noise Handling on gravel Wet braking 215/65 R16295/40 R21 See offers
47 Debica Presto HP2 New model for 2020
2021 Price/value 185/65 R15225/55 R16 See offers
48 Fulda EcoControl HP ! Newer model available: Fulda EcoControl HP2
87.5%
2018 Price/value Mileage 165/60 R14225/60 R16 See offers
49 Esa-Tecar Spirit 5 HP
78.5%
2018 See offers
50 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 New model for 2020
2021 Wet braking 205/55 R16275/40 R18 See offers
51 Hankook Kinergy Eco K425
2017145/65 R15215/60 R16 See offers
52 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
53 Toyo Proxes R888R
2017185/60 R14285/35 R20 See offers
54 Dunlop Quattromaxx
2017235/65 R17295/35 R21 See offers
55 Pirelli PZero Trofeo
2017 See offers
56 Hankook Ventus S1-evo
83.9%
2018 See offers
57 Maxxis Victra Sport 5 New model for 2020
81.0%
84.4%
78.2%
2021 Interior noise Noise Wet circle cornering Wear …+1 215/65 R17295/35 R21 See offers
58 Semperit Speed-Life 2 ! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Life 3
65.9%
2020 Rolling resistance 185/55 R15265/35 R18 See offers
59 Vredestein Sportrac 5
81.4%
86.4%
79.5%
2018 Wet circle cornering Dry driving behavior 165/60 R14235/65 R17 See offers
60 Hankook Ventus Prime 2
2017 See offers
61 Hankook Ventus ST RH06
92.1%
2018 Sand traction Gravel traction Grass traction 265/60 R18285/50 R20 See offers
62 Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
2020215/50 R18315/35 R20 See offers
63 Michelin Energy Saver +
83.9%
2018 See offers
64 Yokohama Advan Sport V105
66.7%
2020195/50 R16305/35 R23 See offers
65 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2 SUV
78.4%
2020 Gravel traction 215/55 R18315/35 R20 See offers
66 Kumho Ecsta PS71
82.7%
81.4%
65.4%
2021 Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+4 195/55 R16295/35 R19 See offers
67 Nokian zLine SUV
2017235/65 R17295/30 R22 See offers
68 Kumho EcowinG ES01 KH27
73.0%
73.9%
2018145/65 R15235/55 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 Efficient Grip Performance 2 New model for 2020
84% 83% 195/65 R15225/55 R17 See offers
2 Radar RPX-800 New model for 2021
70% 45% See offers
3 Zeetex ZT1000 New model for 2021
60% 33% See offers
4 Sunny NA305 New model for 2020
59% 55% See offers
5 Viking Protech NewGen New model for 2021
56% 50% See offers
6 Toyo Proxes Sport A New model for 2021
55% 62% See offers
7 Goodride Z-107 ZuperEco New model for 2021
50% 28% See offers
8 Toyo Proxes Comfort New model for 2021
44% 62% See offers
9 Fortune FSR 602 New model for 2021
30% 30% See offers
10 Wanli SA302 Sport Macro New model for 2021
30% 47% See offers
11 Sailun Atrezzo Elite New model for 2021
20% 16% See offers
12 Tomket Sport New model for 2021
1% 1% See offers
13 Atlas Green HP New model for 2021
1% 1% See offers
14 Landsail LS588 New model for 2021
1% 21% See offers
15 Antares Ingens A1 New model for 2021
1% 1% See offers
16 Double Coin DC 99 New model for 2021
1% 1% See offers
17 Maxtrek Maximus M1 New model for 2021
1% 1% See offers
18 Powertrac City Tour New model for 2021
1% 1% See offers
19 Achilles ATR-Sport 2 New model for 2021
1% 29% See offers
20 Berlin Tires Summer UHP 1 New model for 2021
1% 6% 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 6Semperit Speed-Life 315VW Golf
225/50 R17ADAC2021Passenger carFalken Azenis FK51017
205/55 R16Autobild2021Stopping distanceHankook Ventus Prime3 K125Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12553VW Golf
225/40 R18Autozeitung2021Passenger carGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK51010Seat Leon
215/60 R17Autobild2021SuvGoodYear Efficientgrip 2 SUVNokian WetProof SUV10Jeep Renegade
255/35 R19Autobild2021Passenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SFalken Azenis FK5108Toyota Supra
265/35 R20Autobild2021Passenger carBridgestone Potenza SportHankook Ventus S1 evo3 K1279Ford Mustang
195/55 R16Firmenauto2021Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Maxxis Premitra HP511Seat Leon
225/45 R17GTÜ2021Passenger carNexen N Fera SportNexen N Fera Sport9VW Golf
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

83 %

Summer

84 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

Italy

GoodYear premium
Ratings

83 %

Summer

83 %

Winter

80 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Michelin premium
Ratings

74 %

Summer

86 %

Winter

83 %

Allround

Origin

France

Dunlop premium
Ratings

67 %

Summer

90 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Nokian upper-middle
Ratings

81 %

Summer

76 %

Winter

79 %

Allround

Origin

Finland

Vredestein premium
Ratings

78 %

Summer

78 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Holland

Hankook upper-middle
Ratings

74 %

Summer

81 %

Winter

81 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

Apollo lowcost
Ratings

69 %

Summer

78 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

India

Bridgestone premium
Ratings

69 %

Summer

76 %

Winter

61 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Falken upper-middle
Ratings

72 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

79 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Cooper upper-middle
Ratings

74 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Barum lowcost
Ratings

65 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Czech republic

Subsidiary of

Continental

Kumho upper-middle
Ratings

62 %

Summer

72 %

Winter

72 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

Firestone upper-middle
Ratings

59 %

Summer

74 %

Winter

61 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Royal lowcost
Ratings

63 %

Summer

70 %

Winter

57 %

Allround

Origin

Uniroyal upper-middle
Ratings

63 %

Summer

70 %

Winter

57 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Semperit lowcost
Ratings

64 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Austria

Subsidiary of

Continental

BFG
Ratings

74 %

Summer

55 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

BFGoodrich upper-middle
Ratings

74 %

Summer

55 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Fulda lowcost
Ratings

61 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

52 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Toyo upper-middle
Ratings

62 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Giti lowcost
Ratings

68 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Singapore

Subsidiary of

GT

Nexen lowcost
Ratings

63 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

Debica lowcost
Ratings

62 %

Summer

57 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Poland

Yokohama upper-middle
Ratings

51 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Viking lowcost
Ratings

50 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

40 %

Allround

Origin

GT Radial lowcost
Ratings

46 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

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