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
97% 2018 Wet circle cornering Exterior noise Dry braking Dry handling …+1 225/35 R19325/30 R21 see offers
2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4
94% 2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+15 195/45 R17325/30 R21 see offers
3 Continental PremiumContact 6
94% 2019 Wet braking Wet handling - objective Wet circle cornering Dry braking …+19 205/45 R16325/40 R22 see offers
4 Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 6
93% 2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Interior noise Wet braking Aquaplaning - longitudal …+12 195/65 R15225/60 R17 see offers
5 GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 New model for 2019
92% 2019 Wet braking Wet circle cornering Grass traction mileage …+1 205/40 R17275/35 R19 see offers
6 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
91% 2018 Wet circle cornering Dry braking Wet handling Wet circle cornering …+1 215/35 R18345/30 R20 see offers
7 Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
91% 2018205/55 R16245/40 R18 see offers
8 Continental SportContact 5 SUV
91% 2018 Handling on gravel Wet handling Dry handling Dry braking 215/50 R18315/40 R21 see offers
9 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
91% 2018 Dry driving behavior Rolling resistance 205/40 R17315/30 R22 see offers
10 Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV 4x4
91% 2018 see offers
11 Toyo Proxes R888R
90% 2017185/60 R14285/35 R20 see offers
12 Dunlop Quattromaxx
90% 2017235/65 R17295/35 R21 see offers
13 Pirelli PZero Trofeo
90% 2017 see offers
14 Hankook Ventus S1-evo
90% 2018 see offers
15 Hankook Ventus ST RH06
90% 2018 Sand traction Gravel traction Grass traction 265/60 R18285/50 R20 see offers
16 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
90% 2018 Dry handling Wet circle cornering 235/35 R19305/25 R21 see offers
17 Pirelli P ZERO
89% 2019 Dry braking Wet handling Wet circle cornering Wet braking …+12 205/45 R17355/30 R19 see offers
18 Dunlop Sport BluResponse
89% 2019 Wet handling - objective Wet handling Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross …+4 see offers
19 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
89% 2019 Dry driving behavior Exterior noise Sand traction Gravel traction …+9 185/55 R15245/40 R19 see offers
20 Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
89% 2019 Wet braking Dry driving behavior Exterior noise Rolling resistance …+1 255/45 R18305/30 R19 see offers
21 Continental ContiSportContact 5
89% 2017215/50 R17255/50 R21 see offers
22 Falken Azenis FK510
88% 2019 Wet circle cornering Wet braking Wet handling Dry handling …+8 205/50 R17295/30 R20 see offers
23 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% 2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Wet handling - objective Wet handling …+9 see offers
24 Michelin Primacy 3
87% 2018185/55 R16275/40 R19 see offers
25 Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% 2019 Dry driving behavior Wet braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet handling …+18 155/65 R14315/35 R20 see offers
26 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
87% 2019 Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal 205/40 R17285/35 R21 see offers
27 Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
86% 2019 Wet braking Wet handling - objective Wet handling Exterior noise …+6 175/65 R14225/50 R17 see offers
28 Nokian Powerproof New model for 2019
86% 2019 Wet handling Handling on gravel 205/50 R17275/35 R20 see offers
29 Michelin Primacy 4
86% 2019 Wet handling - objective Comfort Rolling resistance Dry braking …+2 165/65 R15255/45 R18 see offers
30 Fulda SportControl 2
86% 2019 Aquaplaning - cross 205/40 R17305/30 R19 see offers
31 Pirelli Cinturato P7
86% 2019 Comfort Wet braking Dry steering response Dry handling …+1 see offers
32 Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% 2017 Wet braking 185/50 R16245/55 R17 see offers
33 Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
86% 2019155/65 R14225/50 R17 see offers
34 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
86% 2017215/65 R17315/35 R20 see offers
35 Firestone Roadhawk
85% 2019 Dry driving behavior Safety Wet braking 165/65 R15255/50 R20 see offers
36 Hankook Ventus Prime 2
85% 2017 see offers
37 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
85% 2019 Dry handling Wet braking Dry lane changing 225/45 R18355/25 R24 see offers
38 Nokian zLine
84% 2018 Dry handling 205/50 R16275/35 R20 see offers
39 Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
84% 2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet handling - objective Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross …+2 165/60 R15245/45 R18 see offers
40 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
84% 2019205/40 R18305/30 R20 see offers
41 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 2
84% 2018 see offers
42 Nokian Line SUV
83% 2017 Wet handling - objective Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross 205/70 R15285/60 R18 see offers
43 Maxxis Premitra HP5
83% 2019 Exterior noise Wet circle cornering Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+3 195/50 R16245/50 R18 see offers
44 Pirelli Scorpion Verde
83% 2018 Handling on gravel Wet braking 215/65 R16285/40 R21 see offers
45 Semperit Speed-Life 2
82% 2019 Rolling resistance 185/55 R15265/35 R18 see offers
46 Fulda EcoControl HP
81% 2018 Price/value mileage 165/60 R14215/65 R16 see offers
47 Uniroyal Rainsport 3
81% 2019185/55 R14305/30 R19 see offers
48 Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
81% 2017 Wet braking Wet circle cornering Dry handling Dry driving behavior 225/65 R17225/65 R17 see offers
49 Esa-Tecar Spirit 5 HP
81% 2018 see offers
50 Hankook Kinergy Eco K425
81% 2017145/65 R15215/60 R16 see offers
51 Vredestein Sportrac 5
80% 2019 Wet circle cornering Dry driving behavior 195/65 R15195/65 R15 see offers
52 Michelin Energy Saver +
80% 2018 see offers
53 Vredestein Ultrac Satin
80% 2018 Dry handling Dry driving behavior 205/45 R16255/55 R19 see offers
54 Nokian zLine SUV
79% 2017235/65 R17295/30 R22 see offers
55 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
79% 2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise Exterior noise 225/55 R16275/35 R20 see offers
56 Kumho EcowinG ES01 KH27
79% 2019145/65 R15235/55 R17 see offers
57 Falken Azenis FK453
78% 2016205/50 R17295/25 R22 see offers
58 GT Radial Champiro HPY
78% 2016 see offers
59 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport plus
78% 2017225/50 R17225/50 R17 see offers
60 Apollo Aspire XP New model for 2019
77% 2019 Wet circle cornering Dry braking 205/45 R16275/35 R19 see offers
61 Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun
77% 2017165/60 R12245/45 R18 see offers
62 Yokohama Advan Sport V105
77% 2016205/55 R16305/35 R23 see offers
63 Nokian Line
76% 2018175/65 R14225/50 R17 see offers
64 Apollo Alnac 4G
76% 2018185/60 R14215/65 R16 see offers
65 Kumho Crugen HP91
76% 2018 Mud traction 225/55 R17315/35 R20 see offers
66 Uniroyal RainExpert 3
76% 2018 Aquaplaning - longitudal 135/80 R13225/60 R16 see offers
67 Michelin Pilot Sport 3 ! Newer model available: Michelin Pilot Sport 4
76% 2016195/50 R15285/35 R20 see offers
68 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
76% 2019 Rolling resistance 215/55 R18285/45 R19 see offers
69 Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% 2018185/60 R15245/45 R18 see offers
70 Apollo Altrust New model for 2019
75% 2019 Safety Wet braking Aquaplaning - cross Wet handling …+1 195/70 R15235/65 R16 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
95% 82% 205/40 R17275/35 R19 see offers
2 Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115 New model for 2020
90% 75% 195/45 R15255/45 R18 see offers
3 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
89% 75% 205/40 R18305/30 R20 see offers
4 Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
87% 81% 175/65 R14225/50 R17 see offers
5 Nokian Powerproof New model for 2019
87% 81% 205/50 R17275/35 R20 see offers
6 Michelin CrossClimate+ (!) New model for 2019
78% 72% see offers
7 Apollo Altrust New model for 2019
80% 68% 195/70 R15235/65 R16 see offers
8 Nexen N Fera RU 1 New model for 2019
80% 47% see offers
9 Kenda KR41 Emera A1 New model for 2019
71% 66% see offers
10 Goodride Sport SA-37 New model for 2019
45% 26% see offers
11 Federal Evoluzion ST-1 New model for 2019
45% 30% 195/45 R16275/40 R20 see offers
12 Paxaro Summer Performance New model for 2019
35% 40% see offers
13 Neolin Neosport New model for 2019
25% 30% see offers
14 Tomason Sportrace New model for 2019
25% 30% see offers
15 Zeetex HP2000 New model for 2019
15% 20% see offers
16 Mazzini Eco607 New model for 2019
15% 20% see offers
17 Firemax FM601 New model for 2019
5% 10% 235/45 R17235/45 R17 see offers
18 Laufenn S Fit EQ New model for 2019
5% 10% see offers
19 Tyfoon Successor 5 New model for 2019
5% 10% see offers
20 Sailun Atrezzo ZSR New model for 2019
1% 14% 215/35 R17295/40 R22 see offers
21 CST Medallion MD-A1 New model for 2019
1% 46% 195/45 R16245/45 R17 see offers
22 Cratos CatchPassion New model for 2019
1% 1% see offers
23 Milestone Greensport New model for 2019
1% 1% see offers

2020 summer tyres tests (+2019)

Tyre size
Organization
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
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
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

84 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

GoodYear premium
Ratings

82 %

Summer

80 %

Winter

81 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Pirelli premium
Ratings

84 %

Summer

75 %

Winter

62 %

Allround

Origin

Italy

Dunlop premium
Ratings

67 %

Summer

85 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Michelin premium
Ratings

72 %

Summer

77 %

Winter

78 %

Allround

Origin

France

Hankook upper-middle
Ratings

75 %

Summer

68 %

Winter

71 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Nokian upper-middle
Ratings

81 %

Summer

62 %

Winter

74 %

Allround

Origin

Finland

Vredestein premium
Ratings

78 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

76 %

Allround

Origin

Holland

Apollo lowcost
Ratings

68 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

India

Bridgestone premium
Ratings

63 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

51 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Falken upper-middle
Ratings

67 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

69 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Barum lowcost
Ratings

66 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Czech Republic

Subsidiary of

Continental

BFGoodrich upper-middle
Ratings

72 %

Summer

50 %

Winter

62 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Semperit lowcost
Ratings

57 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Austria

Subsidiary of

Continental

Uniroyal upper-middle
Ratings

60 %

Summer

56 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Cooper upper-middle
Ratings

73 %

Summer

43 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Kumho upper-middle
Ratings

56 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

69 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Fulda lowcost
Ratings

58 %

Summer

55 %

Winter

48 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Giti lowcost
Ratings

67 %

Summer

44 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Singapore

Subsidiary of

GT

Firestone upper-middle
Ratings

62 %

Summer

47 %

Winter

25 %

Allround

Origin

USA

GT Radial
Ratings

48 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Debica lowcost
Ratings

53 %

Summer

49 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Poland

Achilles lowcost
Ratings

38 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Indonesia

Toyo upper-middle
Ratings

66 %

Summer

28 %

Winter

51 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Yokohama upper-middle
Ratings

45 %

Summer

46 %

Winter

49 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Paxaro -
Ratings

40 %

Summer

50 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Aeolus lowcost
Ratings

52 %

Summer

38 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

China

Dayton lowcost
Ratings

30 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Bridgestone

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