AUTO BILD: Summer Tire Test R17 2019

AUTOBILD has tested 53 summer tires - and knows what's in store for the coming season. From expensive premium tires to the no-name-cheap Schnapper from the Far East, everything was there. In order to get into the main round of our big summer tire test 2019, only one thing mattered: the length of the braking distance. On wet and dry roads every summer tire had to prove its staying power. Each centimeter was very important, because only the best 20 tires of the test dimension 225/45 R17 made the leap to the further dynamic tests and the cost check in the grand finale. The summer tires of the expensive premium manufacturers came easily into the top ten, so far there was no surprise.

  1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4

    Best driving dynamics on test, and in the top 3 in almost all tests. Excellent wet and dry handling, low wear. High purchase price, average rolling resistance.

    Wet Handling Dry Braking Comfort Aquaplaning Treadwear Dry Handling Price
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

    Excellent wet handling with high steering precision, short braking distances, extremely low wear leading to an excellent price / performance ratio. High purchase price, average comfort.

    Dry Braking Treadwear Wet Braking Price
  3. Falken Azenis FK510

    Good wet and dry grip, sporty dry handling, excellent wet braking, well priced. Average mileage.

    Wet Braking Comfort Dry Handling
  4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127

    Extremely well balanced performance, precise steering and good feedback in the dry, best wet braking, well priced. Average comfort.

    Wet Braking Dry Handling
  5. Continental PremiumContact 6

    A well balanced performance with good wet handling, short wet and dry braking distances, low rolling resistance, low wear. Average aquaplaning results.

    Rolling Resistance Treadwear Comfort Value
  6. Fulda SportControl 2

    Sporty summer tire with excellent handling, good dry braking, very good curved aquaplaning, low noise, low rolling resistance, low price. Average mileage.

    Dry Braking Rolling Resistance Price Noise Handling
  7. Nokian Wetproof

    Wet specialist with the best wet cornering, precise steering, short wet and dry braking distances, low noise. Poor aquaplaning result.

    Wet Handling Noise Aquaplaning
  8. Pirelli P Zero PZ4

    Excellent wet and dry handling, precise steering with good feedback, short wet and dry braking. Average mileage, high fuel use.

    Dry Braking Wet Braking Wet Handling Dry Handling Treadwear Price
  9. Sava Intensa UHP 2

    Good dry handling, good aquaplaning results, low wear, best price / performance ratio. Slightly reduced wet grip.

    Treadwear Price Comfort Value Wet Braking
  10. Apollo Aspire XP Winter

    Stable wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance, good comfort, low fuel use, good price / performance ratio. Understeer during dry handling.

    Rolling Resistance Noise Comfort Value Dry Braking Dry Handling
  11. Bridgestone Turanza T005

    Sporty dynamic wet handling, short braking distances, lowest rolling resistance. Understeer during dry handling, average comfort, average noise.

    Rolling Resistance Wet Handling Noise Dry Handling
  12. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

    Sporty dynamic wet handling, short braking distances, lowest rolling resistance. Understeer during dry handling, average comfort, average noise.

    Rolling Resistance Wet / Dry Braking Noise Comfort
  13. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2

    Good aquaplaning resistance, good handling and short braking distances in the dry, low rolling resistance. Understeer in the wet.

    Dry Braking Aquaplaning Dry Handling Wet Handling
  14. Yokohama ADVAN Fleva V701

    Short dry braking, low noise, low fuel use. Average grip and handling in the wet, high wear.

    Dry Braking Noise Treadwear Wet Braking
  15. Toyo Proxes Sport

    Very good aquaplaning results, good wet handling, good comfort. Average dry grip, high wear, high rolling resistance.

    Wet Handling Aquaplaning Comfort Dry Braking Rolling Resistance Treadwear
  16. Kleber Dynaxer UHP

    Low noise, low fuel use. Average wet performance with poor steering, understeer in the dry and wet, low aquaplaning resistance.

    Noise Comfort Dry / Wet Handling Wet Braking Aquaplaning
  17. Maxxis Premitra HP5

    Well priced, low rolling resistance. Slight understeer in the dry and wet, slow steering response, average mileage.

    Rolling Resistance Price Comfort Value Wet Handling Dry / Wet Braking
  18. Firestone RoadHawk

    Short dry braking. Understeer balance handling and limited steering precision in the dry and wet, poor aquaplaning reserves.

    Rolling Resistance Dry Braking Dry / Wet Handling Aquaplaning
  19. Kenda Emera A1 KR41

    Good aquaplaning resistance, short dry braking. Understeer during dry handling, very poor wear.

    Dry Braking Price Aquaplaning Rolling Resistance Treadwear Dry Handling
  20. Kumho Ecsta PS71

    Good aquaplaning properties, good dry handling. Very poor wear, very high rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking Price Comfort Aquaplaning Treadwear Rolling Resistance Noise Value
Year
2019
Date added
Mar 23, 2019
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Season
Summer
Auto Type
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