Summer tyre test 215/55 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2019

Results

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
points total
wet
dry
enviromental impact
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Nokian WetProof
recommended
8,8
9,0
9,0
6,5
Very safe and adhesive on wet and dry, easy to handle
Little steering response, unsatisfactory rolling resistance, slightly unpredictable
£ 92
94 V
2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
recommended
8,6
8,4
8,7
9,4
Above average in cornering, highly reliable on the wet, intuitive response to steering, lowest rolling resistance
Deficiencies in wet braking
£ 101
98 W + 1
3. Michelin Primacy 4
recommended
8,6
7,9
9,3
9,7
Very balanced tire with short braking distances on dry, easy to use
Wet adhesion deficiency, weak water channeling
£ 113
94 V + 2
4. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
recommended
8,3
8,8
7,7
8,7
Safe, stable handling on wet and dry, reliable when changing lane, easy to use
Worse cornering on dry while riding downhiill
5. Pirelli Cinturato P7
recommended
8,3
8,6
8,3
7,3
Sporty, dynamic and comfortable tire, best in wet braking
Weak in dry braking and aquaplaning
6. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
recommended
8,3
7,8
9,3
6,9
Safe braking distances on both wet and dry, stable when changing lane
weak in the wet in comparision to others, unpredictable handling in higher speeds
£ 116
94 V + 2
7. Continental PremiumContact 5
recommended
8,1
9,1
7,2
6,6
Very safe on wet roads with short braking distances, the best prevention of aquaplaning
Shortcomings in the dry braking, understeering strongly with very short limit area
£ 108
94 V + 3
8. Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
still recommended
7,7
7,9
8,0
5,5
Good for both wet and dry, dynamic on the wet with a good limit area, intuitive on the dry
Worse response to handling on the wet with strong understeer, worse in dry, high rolling resistance
£ 78
98 W
9. Giti Premium H1
still recommended
7,1
6,8
7,4
7,6
Good cornering and handling on dry, good rolling resistance, silent
Poor in braking, oversteer on wet, worse than average steering response
10. Nexen N blue HD plus
conditionally recommended
6,9
6,8
7,0
6,6
Dominant in hadling and steering response
Just a satisfactory grip on wet and dry
11. Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
conditionally recommended
6,5
6,0
7,1
7,2
Good performance on dry surfaces, good comfort, quiet
Deficiencies in aquaplaning, poor grip in the wet
#Name - Rating points total wet dry enviromental impact Positive features Neagative features Price

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 Pilot Sport 4
100% premium £ 109 98 Y
2. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
96% premium £ 132 98 W + 1
3. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
90% upper-middle £ 70 94 V + 2
4. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
89% premium £ 130 94 V + 3
5. Fulda SportControl 2
89% lowcost £ 79 98 Y
6. Michelin Primacy 3
89% premium £ 123 94 V + 6
7. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
87% premium £ 100 98 W + 1
8. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% premium £ 117 94 V + 1
9. Firestone Roadhawk
85% upper-middle £ 78 94 W
10. Nokian zLine
84% upper-middle £ 116 98 W
11. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
83% premium £ 137 94 V + 4
12. Semperit Speed-Life 2
81% lowcost £ 87 94 Y + 1
13. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
81% premium £ 126 94 W + 1
14. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
79% upper-middle £ 100 94 V + 1
15. Nokian Line
76% upper-middle £ 76 94 V
16. Sava Intensa UHP 2
68% lowcost
17. Uniroyal RainSport 3
58% upper-middle £ 83 94 V + 1
18. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
58% upper-middle £ 100 94 W
19. Dunlop SP Sport Fastresponse
45% premium £ 130 94 W
20. Kumho Ecsta HS51
29% upper-middle
21. BFGoodrich G-Grip
24% upper-middle
22. Dayton Touring 2
20% lowcost
23. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
19% lowcost £ 62 98 Y
24. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
18% lowcost £ 69 94 Y
25. Kormoran Gamma B2
14% lowcost
26. Imperial EcoSport 2
14% lowcost £ 47 98 W
27. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
10% upper-middle £ 90 94 W + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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