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.
Very high wet grip, good handling in the dry, well balanced. High rolling resistance, slow steering.
Bridgestone Turanza T005
High lateral stability, good steering speed and accuracy, low rolling resistance. Relatively long wet braking.
Michelin Primacy 4
Short dry braking, easy to manage. Poor wet grip, average aquaplaning resistance.
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Good wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance. Slight understeer in the dry.
Pirelli Cinturato P7
Good wet and dry handling, short wet braking distances. Long dry braking distances, poor aquaplaning resistance.
Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
Good braking performance, good dry handling. Average wet performance, sluggish steering reactions.
Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
Short wet braking, high aquaplaning resistance. Long dry braking, high levels of understeer in the dry.
Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
Good in the dry and wet. Understeer during wet handling, very high rolling resistance.
Giti GitiPremium H1
Good dry handling, good comfort, low noise. Poor braking results, understeer in the wet.
Nexen N'blue HD Plus
Acceptable handling. Relatively wear dry and wet grip.
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
Acceptable dry performance, good comfort, low noise. Weak wet grip, worst aquaplaning resistance on test.