AUTO BILD Allrad: SUV Summer Tire Test R17 2019

In the test: summer tires for compact SUVs.

Summer tire test with ten new tires for compact all-wheel-drive vehicles. How well does a cheap tire from China fare compared to the expensive brand tires?

  1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 - Winner Recommended

    Test winner with exemplary driving qualities on all surfaces, sporty-dynamic handling, precise steering behavior, shortest wet and dry braking distances.

    Wet / Dry Braking   Wet / Dry Handling   Steering Precision  
    92 30
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended

    Top performance in the dry, short wet braking. Only average traction in the mud and on stony surfaces.

    Wet / Dry Braking   Dry Handling  
    91 44
  3. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 Recommended

    Dynamic handling with high steering precision on dry slopes, short wet and dry braking distances, high traction in rough terrain, good price-performance ratio.

    Wet / Dry Braking   Value   Steering Precision  
    75 35
  4. Nokian Powerproof Recommended

    High performance potential on all surfaces, exemplary handling qualities in wet and off-road, good comfort. Slightly increased noise.

    Off-Road Handling   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    79 37
  5. Maxxis Premitra HP5 Recommended

    Highest safety reserves for aquaplaning, safe wet / dry handling. Moderate traction on wet grass and sandy ground.

    Aquaplaning   Wet / Dry Handling  
    73 25
  6. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended

    Balanced handling on all surfaces, high aquaplaning safety. Moderate traction on grass.

    Aquaplaning   Wet / Dry Handling  
    82 53
  7. Toyo Proxes Sport

    Precise handling on gravel and dry slopes, high aquaplaning safety. Moderate steering precision and extended braking distances on wet surfaces.

    Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    68 34
  8. Nexen N'Fera RU1

    Good driving qualities on wet and dry surfaces, high traction on sand / gravel. Extended wet braking distances, significantly increased rolling resistance.

    Wet / Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking  
    69 22
  9. Cooper Zeon CS8

    Good off-road characteristics. Delayed steering response in wet conditions, significantly extended wet braking distances.

    Off-Road Performance   Wet Braking   Steering Precision  
    N/A 20
  10. CST Medallion MD-A1

    Cheap tires from the Far East with considerable weaknesses in wet conditions. Understeer wet and dry handling, dangerously extended wet braking distances.

    Wet Braking   Wet / Dry Handling  
    N/A 30
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Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Date added
Apr 01, 2019
Date updated
Sep 22, 2019