Autonavigator: Summer Tire Test R16 2019

Autonavigator: Summer Tire Test R16

Summer tire test 2019: measuring the skills of the most popular tires. Spring is here, so we set out to compare 18 sets of tires to be able to demonstrate why you should switch to summer tires and what are your best options, by relying on our own results.

We set out to do some testing, using 205/55 R16 size tires. Initially, our tests looked at the 195/65 R15 size, being the most widely sold tire size (in Hungary), whilst today 205/55 R16 is the basic size of the compact segment, implying the highest number of tires sold. We again used the popular Skoda Octavia model for the test.

  1. Michelin Primacy 4 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    85 65
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Dry Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Interior Noise   Dry Lateral Grip  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    93.1
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 73
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    91.3
  3. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 67
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Treadwear   Interior Noise   Wet Braking  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    90.4
  4. Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
    Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
    76 38
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Wet Lateral Grip   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip   Interior Noise  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    88.9
  5. Davanti DX390
    Davanti DX390
    N/A 25
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Treadwear  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    87
  6. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Continental AllSeasonContact
    89 63
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Treadwear   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    86.7
  7. Michelin CrossClimate+
    Michelin CrossClimate+
    83 71
    · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Dry Braking   Interior Noise   Dry Lateral Grip   Wet Lateral Grip  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
    Test Score:
    85.5
  8. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    76 58
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Dry Braking   Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip   Fuel Efficiency  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    85
  9. Firestone RoadHawk
    Firestone RoadHawk
    68 44
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    84.8
  10. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    80 53
    · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip   Treadwear  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    84.7
  11. Momo Outrun M20
    Momo Outrun M20
    N/A 27
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Dry Lateral Grip  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    83.5
  12. Kleber Quadraxer 2
    Kleber Quadraxer 2
    75 37
    · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Standard Touring All-Season
    Wet Lateral Grip   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    82.1
  13. Barum Bravuris 5HM
    Barum Bravuris 5HM
    67 41
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    81.6
  14. Vredestein Quatrac 5
    Vredestein Quatrac 5
    81 51
    · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Treadwear   Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    81.5
  15. Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
    Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
    71 22
    · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    77.2
Youtube Video
Nyárigumiteszt 2019
May 15, 2019
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
May 15, 2019
Date updated
Feb 15, 2021

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