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.
Michelin Primacy 3
Very balanced with top marks when worn, especially good on dry roads, still very good in the wet.
Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
Very balanced with top marks in the wet, good on dry roads
Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
Very well balanced with top fuel consumption, especially good in the wet.
A very balanced tire, very good in the wet.
Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
Very balanced with top marks on dry roads, still good in the wet.
Semperit Speed-Life 2
Very balanced, especially good on wet roads, but still good in the dry.
Kumho Ecsta HS51
Good in the wet. Slightly weak in the dry when compared to the best on test.
Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue
Very good in the dry, low wear and low fuel consumption. A little weak in the wet.
Fulda EcoControl HP
Low wear. Relatively weak in the wet, slightly weak on dry roads.
Giti GitiPremium H1
Relatively weak in the dry and wet, slightly high wear.