Autonavigator: Summer Tire Test R16 2019

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
    Verdict:
    Dry Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Interior Noise   Dry Lateral Grip  
    Test Score:
    93.1
    78 53
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Verdict:
    Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking  
    Test Score:
    91.3
    87 60
  3. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Verdict:
    Treadwear   Interior Noise   Wet Braking  
    Test Score:
    90.4
    81 54
  4. Hankook Kinergy Eco 2 K435
    Verdict:
    Wet Lateral Grip   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip   Interior Noise  
    Test Score:
    88.9
    N/A 23
  5. Davanti DX390
    Verdict:
    Treadwear  
    Test Score:
    87
    N/A 16
  6. Continental AllSeasonContact
    Verdict:
    Treadwear   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking  
    Test Score:
    86.7
    89 48
  7. Michelin CrossClimate+
    Verdict:
    Dry Braking   Interior Noise   Dry Lateral Grip   Wet Lateral Grip  
    Test Score:
    85.5
    82 58
  8. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
    Verdict:
    Dry Braking   Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip   Fuel Efficiency  
    Test Score:
    85
    71 40
  9. Firestone RoadHawk
    Verdict:
    Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip  
    Test Score:
    84.8
    71 28
  10. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    Verdict:
    Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip   Treadwear  
    Test Score:
    84.7
    76 50
  11. Momo Outrun M20
    Verdict:
    Dry Lateral Grip  
    Test Score:
    83.5
    N/A 29
  12. Kleber Quadraxer 2
    Verdict:
    Wet Lateral Grip   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    Test Score:
    82.1
    N/A 29
  13. Barum Bravuris 5HM
    Verdict:
    Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Treadwear  
    Test Score:
    81.6
    N/A 33
  14. Vredestein Quatrac 5
    Verdict:
    Treadwear   Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking  
    Test Score:
    81.5
    78 52
  15. Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
    Verdict:
    Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Lateral Grip   Wet Braking   Dry Lateral Grip  
    Test Score:
    77.2
    N/A 23
Youtube Video
Nyárigumiteszt 2019
May 15, 2019
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
May 15, 2019
Date updated
Sep 22, 2019