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
    Nokian Wetproof
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Premuim Touring Summer
    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  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    88
    80 40
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    86
    82 63
  3. Michelin Primacy 4
    Michelin Primacy 4
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Comfort   Dry Handling  
    Asia Asia · Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    86
    80 58
  4. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    Passenger · Summer · 2013 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    83
    76 50
  5. Pirelli Cinturato P7
    Pirelli Cinturato P7
    Passenger · Summer · 2009 · High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Braking   Comfort   Dry Handling   Noise  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    83
    65 44
  6. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet / Dry Braking   Noise   Dry Handling   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    83
    78 50
  7. Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Premuim Touring Summer
    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  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    81
    78 45
  8. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    77
    74 34
  9. Giti GitiPremium H1
    Giti GitiPremium H1
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Noise   Comfort   Dry Handling   Wet / Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    South-Eastern Asia South-Eastern Asia · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    71
    69 18
  10. Nexen N'Blue HD Plus
    Nexen N'Blue HD Plus
    Passenger · Summer · 2014 · High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Acceptable handling. Relatively wear dry and wet grip.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    69
    77 24
  11. Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
    Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2015 · Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Noise   Wet / Dry Braking   Wet / Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    65
    N/A 24
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
215/55R17
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