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
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    87 58
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet / Dry Braking   Dry Handling  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    87 67
  3. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 Recommended
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    78 50
  4. Nokian Powerproof Recommended
    Nokian Powerproof
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe
    78 48
  5. Maxxis Premitra HP5 Recommended
    Maxxis Premitra HP5
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Aquaplaning   Wet / Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    78 38
  6. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Aquaplaning   Wet / Dry Handling  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    82 63
  7. Toyo Proxes Sport
    Toyo Proxes Sport
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    67 47
  8. Nexen N'Fera RU1
    Nexen N'Fera RU1
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2016 · Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    76 27
  9. Cooper Zeon CS8
    Cooper Zeon CS8
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Off-Road Performance   Wet Braking   Steering Precision  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
    N/A 26
  10. CST Medallion MD-A1
    CST Medallion MD-A1
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe
    N/A 33
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
225/55R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Apr 01, 2019
Date updated
May 14, 2020