ADAC: Summer Tire Test R14 2018

In 2018, German test body ADAC have tested fourteen 175/65 R14 summer tires, and sixteen in the larger 205/55 R16 size.

In this 175/65 R14 test, the mid range brands dominate! Falken impressively win the test and continue their run of recently form with the SN832 Ecorun having a very balanced overall performance.

The Continental owned brand Semperit finishes in second place, owing to an excellent wet performance, and third place was the best result a premium manufacturer could manage with the Dunlop proving to be a well balanced tire.

  1. 2.3 Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun

    Very balanced summer tires, especially good on dry roads, good in the wet.

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption Noise / Comfort
  2. 2.4 Semperit Comfort-Life 2

    Very balanced summer tyres, especially good on wet roads.

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  3. 2.6 Dunlop StreetResponse 2

    Good on dry roads. When compared to the best, slightly weak in the wet.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Noise / Comfort
  4. 2.8 Kleber Dynaxer HP3

    Good on dry roads, relatively low wear. A little weaker on wet surfaces, relatively low fuel consumption, noisy.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Noise / Comfort
  5. 2.8 Vredestein T-Trac 2

    Relatively low fuel consumption and wear. Slightly weak in the wet.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Noise / Comfort
  6. 2.9 Apollo Amazer 4G Eco

    Lowest fuel consumption, good in the dry. A little weak in the wet.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance
  7. 2.9 Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde

    Good on dry roads, relatively low wear. A little weak in the wet.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Noise / Comfort
  8. 3 Continental ContiPremiumContact 5

    Best in the wet, good in the dry. High wear.

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption Treadwear
  9. 3.1 Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact

    Good in the dry, low wear. Relatively weak in the wet.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance
  10. 3.2 Fulda EcoControl

    Relatively low wear. Weak in the wet.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance
Year
2018
Date added
Nov 11, 2018
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Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test