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.
Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun
Very balanced summer tires, especially good on dry roads, good in the wet.
Semperit Comfort-Life 2
Very balanced summer tyres, especially good on wet roads.
Dunlop StreetResponse 2
Good on dry roads. When compared to the best, slightly weak in the wet.
Kleber Dynaxer HP3
Good on dry roads, relatively low wear. A little weaker on wet surfaces, relatively low fuel consumption, noisy.
Vredestein T-Trac 2
Relatively low fuel consumption and wear. Slightly weak in the wet.
Apollo Amazer 4G Eco
Lowest fuel consumption, good in the dry. A little weak in the wet.
Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
Good on dry roads, relatively low wear. A little weak in the wet.
Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
Best in the wet, good in the dry. High wear.
Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact
Good in the dry, low wear. Relatively weak in the wet.
Relatively low wear. Weak in the wet.