Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R17 2019

The 2019 Auto Motor und Sport tyre test has tested eleven crossover SUV tyres in 215/55 R17. While this fitment isn't the most exciting fitment in the world, usually being found fitted to vehicles like the Vauxhall Mokka, Skoda Karoq, Seat Ateca, Hyundai Kona and Audi Q2, it is a high growth segment thanks to the huge sales of these types of cars.

  1. Nokian Wetproof - Winner
    Test Score:
    88
    Verdict:

    Very high wet grip, good handling in the dry, well balanced. High rolling resistance, slow steering.

    Wet / Dry Braking   Noise   Wet / Dry Handling   Comfort  
    80 38
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Test Score:
    86
    Verdict:

    High lateral stability, good steering speed and accuracy, low rolling resistance. Relatively long wet braking.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling  
    82 53
  3. Michelin Primacy 4
    Test Score:
    86
    Verdict:

    Short dry braking, easy to manage. Poor wet grip, average aquaplaning resistance.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Comfort   Dry Handling  
    80 41
  4. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    Test Score:
    83
    Verdict:

    Good wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance. Slight understeer in the dry.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling  
    76 43
  5. Pirelli Cinturato P7
    Test Score:
    83
    Verdict:

    Good wet and dry handling, short wet braking distances. Long dry braking distances, poor aquaplaning resistance.

    Wet Braking   Comfort   Dry Handling   Noise  
    72 29
  6. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Test Score:
    83
    Verdict:

    Good braking performance, good dry handling. Average wet performance, sluggish steering reactions.

    Wet / Dry Braking   Noise   Dry Handling   Straight Aquaplaning  
    75 35
  7. Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    Test Score:
    81
    Verdict:

    Short wet braking, high aquaplaning resistance. Long dry braking, high levels of understeer in the dry.

    Wet Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Comfort   Dry Braking   Noise   Dry Handling  
    72 38
  8. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Test Score:
    77
    Verdict:

    Good in the dry and wet. Understeer during wet handling, very high rolling resistance.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance  
    72 25
  9. Giti GitiPremium H1
    Test Score:
    71
    Verdict:

    Good dry handling, good comfort, low noise. Poor braking results, understeer in the wet.

    Noise   Comfort   Dry Handling   Wet / Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    N/A 18
  10. Nexen N'blue HD Plus
    Test Score:
    69
    Verdict:

    Acceptable handling. Relatively wear dry and wet grip.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling  
    75 16
  11. Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
    Test Score:
    65
    Verdict:

    Acceptable dry performance, good comfort, low noise. Weak wet grip, worst aquaplaning resistance on test.

    Noise   Wet / Dry Braking   Wet / Dry Handling  
    N/A 17
Year
2019
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Max Score, points
100
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Apr 01, 2019
Date updated
Sep 22, 2019