Summer tyre test 235/50 R18 - Autobild 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
wet
dry
offroad
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
exemplary
1-
2+
2
very smooth road tires, very good on dry and wet roads, safe in terms of aquaplaning
very low grip on wet grass, high price
£ 123
101 Y + 1
2. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
exemplary
1-
2
2+
high resistance to aquaplaning, very short braking distance, a lot of wet grip, not bad offroad
only average ride comfort, average rolling resistance
£ 90
97 V
3. Dunlop Quattromaxx
exemplary
2+
2
2
balanced road tires, great wet grip, not bad in the mud
Worst rolling resistance, high price
£ 142
97 V
4. Michelin Primacy 3
exemplary
2-
2+
2
very short braking distance on dry road, pleasant steering response, pleasantly quiet
only average safety in aquaplaning, very high price.
£ 193
101 W + 1
5. Continental PremiumContact 6
recommended
2
1-
2
Very good adhesion on dry and wet roads, low rolling resistance, good in mud
only average safety in aquaplaning, high price, not particularly quiet.
£ 143
97 V + 1
6. Maxxis Premitra HP5
recommended
2
2
2
good wet grip, durable, low rolling resistance, surprisingly good on sand and mud, very low price
inaccurate steering, bad on wet grass and gravel
7. Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport
satisfactory
2-
2
2
good aquaplaning resistance, good on gravel and grass
Long braking distance on wet, worse in wet bends, increased rolling resistance
8. Kumho Crugen HP91
satisfactory
3+
2-
2
good comfort, low noise, good on grass and mud, good price
only average grip on wet and dry, longer braking distance
£ 109
97 W
9. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
Very low rolling resistance, good safety in aquaplaning, surprisingly good on sand
longer braking distance, steering accuracy, bad on gravel
10. Star Performer SUV-1
not recommended
4+
3+
2-
amazing traction on gravel, low price
too long braking distance, very low wet grip, bad in mud
#Name - Rating wet dry offroad Positive features Neagative features Price

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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. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
96% premium £ 169 101 W
2. Continental SportContact 5 SUV
96% premium £ 143 101 V + 5
3. Pirelli P ZERO
90% premium £ 168 101 Y
4. Continental SportContact 5
90% premium £ 118 97 V + 2
5. Fulda SportControl 2
89% lowcost
6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
87% premium £ 101 97 V
7. Pirelli Scorpion VERDE
86% premium £ 124 97 V + 2
8. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £ 92 101 Y
9. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle £ 147 101 Y
10. Michelin Primacy 4
82% premium £ 146 97 V + 1
11. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost £ 93 97 V
12. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
81% upper-middle £ 99 97 V
13. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
80% premium £ 125 97 V + 1
14. Firestone Destination HP
80% upper-middle £ 92 97 V
15. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £ 118 101 W
16. Michelin CrossClimate SUV
78% premium £ 132 101 V
17. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
78% upper-middle £ 133 101 Y
18. Bridgestone Potenza S001
76% premium £ 131 97 V
19. Kumho Ecsta PS71
73% upper-middle £ 91 101 Y
20. Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33
71% upper-middle £ 123 97 V
21. Fulda SportControl
70% lowcost
22. Sava Intensa UHP 2
68% lowcost
23. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
59% premium £ 134 97 V
24. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle £ 102 101 W
25. Kumho Solus HA31
1% upper-middle £ 96 101 V
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