Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R18 2019

At the start line of this year's summer tire test , eleven summer tires in the popular 245/45 R18 have been lined up, including four brand new profiles from Bridgestone , Goodyear, Nokian and Pirelli .

  1. Pirelli P Zero PZ4 - Winner Recommended
    Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent handling qualities on wet and dry roads, good balance, precise steering response with exemplary feedback, short wet and dry braking distances, good safety reserves in aquaplaning.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Aquaplaning   Precise Steering  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    71 39
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 Recommended
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Exemplary driving qualities on wet and dry slopes, sporty dynamic wet handling, good steering precision, short braking distances, good safety reserves in aquaplaning. Easy increased rolling resistance.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Aquaplaning   Precise Steering  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    87 59
  3. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Convincing handling on wet and dry track, stable and safe wet and dry handling, precise steering on wet track, short wet and dry braking distances. Slightly increased rolling noise.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Precise Steering   Noise  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    87 67
  4. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Premium sports tire with stable side guidance and safe handling in all weather conditions, best safety reserves with aquaplaning, good comfort. High Price level, only average cornering on a wet track.

    Dry Performance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Comfort   Wet Cornering   Price  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    85 60
  5. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Recommended
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very good value for money. Precise steering characteristics, dynamic handling characteristics and short braking distances on dry roads, pleasantly quiet ride comfort. Increased rolling resistance.

    Dry Performance   Precise Steering   Noise / Comfort   Value   Rolling Resistance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    82 35
  6. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    Passenger · Summer · 2011 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good safety reserves in aquaplaning, balanced wet and dry handling, short braking distances on dry roads. Slightly longer braking distances on a wet track.

    Dry Performance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    75 22
  7. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Safe handling and short braking distances on dry track, fuel-saving rolling resistance. Only satisfactory grip with moderate side guidance and tendency to understeer in wet conditions, extended wet braking distances.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe
    78 48
  8. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning safety, short dry braking distances , pleasant comfort, low rolling resistance. Delayed steering response and understeering driving behavior, extended wet braking distances.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Comfort   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    82 63
  9. Maxxis Premitra HP5
    Maxxis Premitra HP5
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short dry braking distances , quiet rolling noise, low rolling resistance, low price. Moderate grip and extended braking distances in wet conditions, understeering driving behavior ,delayed steering response.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Price   Noise   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    79 38
  10. Toyo Proxes Sport
    Toyo Proxes Sport
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good safety reserves with aquaplaning, stable dry handling, quiet rolling noise, low price. Understeering driving behavior, extended braking distances in wet conditions, limited comfort, increased rolling resistance.

    Price   Noise   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Comfort  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    67 47
  11. Fulda SportControl 2
    Fulda SportControl 2
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Cheaper brand tires with fuel-efficient rolling resistance and quiet rolling noise. Moderate grip level, delayed response to steering commands, slightly extended wet braking distances.

    Rolling Resistance   Price   Noise   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    76 32
Year
2019
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Tire Size
245/45R18
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 25, 2019
Date updated
May 14, 2020