ADAC: Summer Tire Test R16 2018

ADAC: Summer Tire Test R16

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. Michelin Primacy 3 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 3
    73 42
    · Summer · 2011 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.1
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
    Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
    N/A 28
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.3
  3. Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    78 50
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    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:
    2.3
  4. Firestone RoadHawk
    Firestone RoadHawk
    69 44
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    A very balanced tire, very good in the wet.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.3
  5. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    80 55
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.4
  6. Semperit Speed-Life 2
    Semperit Speed-Life 2
    79 35
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.4
  7. Kumho Ecsta HS51
    Kumho Ecsta HS51
    76 38
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.6
  8. Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue
    76 38
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    2.6
  9. Fulda EcoControl HP
    Fulda EcoControl HP
    78 13
    · Summer · 2011 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.9
  10. Giti GitiPremium H1
    Giti GitiPremium H1
    71 24
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
    Test Score:
    3
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Sommerreifentest 2018 | ADAC
February 27, 2019
Year
2018
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
205/55R16
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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