ADAC: Summer Tire Test R14 2018

ADAC: Summer Tire Test R14

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. Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun - Winner Recommended
    Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun
    78 16
    · Summer · 2014 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.3
  2. Semperit Comfort-Life 2 Recommended
    Semperit Comfort-Life 2
    75 19
    · Summer · 2011 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced summer tyres, especially good on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.4
  3. Dunlop StreetResponse 2
    Dunlop StreetResponse 2
    74 25
    · Summer · 2014 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.6
  4. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    71 22
    · Summer · 2010 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.8
  5. Vredestein T-Trac 2
    Vredestein T-Trac 2
    N/A 15
    · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.8
  6. Apollo Amazer 4G Eco
    Apollo Amazer 4G Eco
    N/A 23
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.9
  7. Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
    Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
    79 36
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.9
  8. Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    78 50
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
  9. Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact
    73 29
    · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  10. Fulda EcoControl
    Fulda EcoControl
    70 12
    · Summer · 2007 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Relatively low wear. Weak in the wet.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.2
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Sommerreifentest 2018 | ADAC
February 27, 2019
Year
2018
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
175/65R14
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Nov 11, 2018
Date updated
Feb 15, 2021

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