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Summer tyre test 205/55 R16 - Tyre Reviews 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating Price
1. Continental PremiumContact 7
Test winner £81
91 V + 1
2. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
Highly recommended £98
91 V + 3
3. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Highly recommended £74
91 W + 11
4. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
Highly recommended £82
91 Y + 4
5. Michelin Primacy 4+
Highly recommended £88
91 H + 4
6. Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
Recommended £67
91 V + 4
7. Hankook Ventus Prime 4
Recommended £102
94 W
8. Kumho Ecsta HS52
Recommended £79
91 W + 7
9. Vredestein Ultrac
Recommended £64
0 + 2
9. Toyo Proxes Comfort
- £74
0 + 2
11. GT Radial FE2
- £74
91 V + 3
12. Nankang Econex NA-1
-
13. DoubleCoin DC99
-
#Name - Rating Price
Above you can see the results of the Tyre Reviews 2023 205/55 R16 test performed by Tyre Reviews on a VW Golf in 2023. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental PremiumContact 7 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian Wetproof, Kleber Dynaxer HP4, Fulda EcoControl HP2.

Same size tyres not featured in the test

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £92 91 H + 12
2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
88% Premium £92 91 W + 2
3. Continental PremiumContact 6
87% Premium £97 91 V + 1
4. Debica Presto HP2
84% Lowcost £64 91 V + 3
5. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
83% Premium £73 91 H + 5
7
6. Nokian Wetproof
83% Upper-middle
7. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
82% Upper-middle £60 91 V + 9
8. Fulda EcoControl HP2
79% Lowcost £76 91 V + 3
9. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
79% Premium £89 91 W + 11
10. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
79% Premium £84 91 V + 3
11. Maxxis Premitra HP5
78% Lowcost £62 91 V + 1
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12. Pirelli Cinturato P7
78% Premium £86 91 V + 13
13. Kumho Ecsta PS71
77% Upper-middle £66 91 V + 1
14. BFGoodrich Advantage
76% Upper-middle £85 91 H + 9
15. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
76% Premium
16. Sava Intensa HP2
75% Lowcost £60 91 H + 3
17. Firestone Roadhawk
72% Upper-middle £69 91 V + 3
50
18. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72% Premium £74 91 V + 7
19. Uniroyal RainSport 5
72% Upper-middle £66 91 W + 3
20. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £109 91 W + 2
21. Michelin e.Primacy
66% Premium £89 91 V + 5
22. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £53 91
23. Semperit Speed-Life 3
65% Lowcost £61 91 H + 3
32
24. Kumho Ecowing ES31
65% Upper-middle £84 0 + 4
25. Continental PremiumContact 5
63% Premium £81 91 W + 5
26. Continental Ecocontact 6
63% Premium £86 91 W + 12
27. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
62% Premium
28. Vredestein Sportrac 5
58% Premium
29. Hankook Kinergy eco2 K435
56% Premium £67 91 H + 1
35
30. Cooper Zeon CS8
56% Upper-middle £90 0 W + 7
31. Michelin Primacy 3
54% Premium £111 91 V + 7
32. Michelin Energy Saver+
52% Premium £79 91 H + 7
33. Falken Sincera SN110
52% Upper-middle £65 91 H + 1
34. Uniroyal RainSport 3
51% Upper-middle £83 91 W + 5
35. Hankook Kinergy eco K425
51% Premium
33
36. Fulda EcoControl HP
51% Lowcost
37. Giti Premium H1
51% Lowcost
38. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
50% Premium £87 91 W + 6
39. GoodYear Efficientgrip Cargo
50% Premium
40. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
48% Premium
41. Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
48% Upper-middle
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42. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
46% Upper-middle £71 91 W
43. Kumho Ecsta HS51
45% Upper-middle
44. Semperit Speed-Life 2
45% Lowcost
45. Giti Synergy E1
44% Lowcost
46. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £61 91 V + 3
47. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
41% Upper-middle
7
48. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost
49. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
35% Upper-middle £113 91 W + 3
50. Nokian Line
35% Upper-middle
51. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
34% Upper-middle £71 91 W + 1
52. Bridgestone Turanza T001
32% Premium £97 91 V + 3
53. BFGoodrich G-Grip
28% Upper-middle
15
54. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
22% Premium
55. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
22% Lowcost
56. Sava Intensa HP
22% Lowcost
57. Imperial EcoDriver 5
17% Lowcost
58. Kormoran Road Performance
15% Lowcost
59. Debica Presto HP
11% Lowcost
12
60. Matador Hectorra 5
3% Lowcost £79 91 Y + 2
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