Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires 2018

Summer UHP tires are not intended for cold weather and won't grip in snowy or icy conditions. And like all-season ultra-high-performance tires these tires deliver the ultimate dry and wet grip and handling. Size tested: 215/60R18.

  1. 82 Michelin Pilot Super Sport

    Top rated tire blending high levels of driving performance and long tread life relative peer models. Relatively high rolling resistance can impact fuel economy.

    Noise / Handling Treadwear Wet Braking Aquaplaning Dry Braking Rolling Resistance
  2. 80 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

    A high scoring tire with strong track performance and offers a relative comfortable and quiet ride. Offered in only a few sizes.

    Dry Braking Wet Braking Handling Aquaplaning Noise
  3. 80 Nokian zLine

    High scoring summer tire blending strong track performance, quietness, good comfort and low rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking Noise / Handling Wet Braking Aquaplaning Value
  4. 78 Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105

    Excellent handling on dry and wet roads. Short stops on dry pavement and impressive aquaplaning resistance. But relatively high rolling resistance can impact fuel economy.

    Dry Braking Noise / Handling Wet Braking Aquaplaning Rolling Resistance
  5. 78 Pirelli P Zero

    A high tire scoring based on track performance. Fair for noise isolation and relatively high rolling resistance can effect fuel economy.

    Dry Braking Handling Aquaplaning Hydroplaning Value Rolling Resistance
  6. 76 Kumho Ecsta PS91

    A high scoring tire with impressive handling. The ECSTA PS91 does not have a warranty, but tread life is short relative to peer models tested. Also relatively high rolling resistance can impact fuel economy.

    Dry Braking Noise / Handling Wet Braking Aquaplaning Value Rolling Resistance
  7. 76 Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

    A strong performing summer tire. The Potenza S04 Pole Position offers impressive handling on dry and wet roads. But relatively high rolling resistance can impact fuel economy.

    Dry Braking Handling Aquaplaning Rolling Resistance
  8. 76 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

    A very good choice with high levels of grip and handling. The Ultrac Vorti has relatively good tread life compared to peer models.

    Dry Braking Noise / Handling Wet Braking Aquaplaning Treadwear Comfort
  9. 76 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 K120

    A solid performing ultra high performance tire with few shortcomings.

    Dry Braking Wet Braking Handling Aquaplaning Value Comfort
  10. 76 Nexen N'Fera SU1

    It is ultra high performance summer tire with excellent braking and handling on dry roads and impressive hydroplaning resistance.

    Noise / Handling Dry Braking Wet Braking Aquaplaning Value Comfort
Year
2018
Date added
Jul 19, 2018
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Max Score
85
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
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