ADAC: Summer Tire Test R16 2018

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

In this 205/55 R16 test, premium manufacturers take the top three places. Michelin lead the way, having the lowest wear on test and proving to be excellent in the dry, Bridgestone have a surprisingly strong performance in the wet to score second place overall, and Continental have a very balanced showing for the last of the podium spots.

  1. 2.1 Michelin Primacy 3

    Very balanced with top marks when worn, especially good on dry roads, still very good in the wet.

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  2. 2.3 Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo

    Very balanced with top marks in the wet, good on dry roads

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  3. 2.3 Continental ContiPremiumContact 5

    Very well balanced with top fuel consumption, especially good in the wet.

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  4. 2.3 Firestone RoadHawk

    A very balanced tire, very good in the wet.

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption Noise / Comfort
  5. 2.4 Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

    Very balanced with top marks on dry roads, still good in the wet.

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  6. 2.4 Semperit Speed-Life 2

    Very balanced, especially good on wet roads, but still good in the dry.

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  7. 2.6 Kumho Ecsta HS51

    Good in the wet. Slightly weak in the dry when compared to the best on test.

    Wet Performance Fuel Consumption
  8. 2.6 Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

    Very good in the dry, low wear and low fuel consumption. A little weak in the wet.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Noise / Comfort
  9. 2.9 Fulda EcoControl HP

    Low wear. Relatively weak in the wet, slightly weak on dry roads.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption
  10. 3 Giti GitiPremium H1

    Relatively weak in the dry and wet, slightly high wear.

    Fuel Consumption
Year
2018
Date added
Nov 11, 2018
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Season
Summer
Auto Type
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List Type
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