Evo: UHP Summer Tire Test R18 2019

The best 225/40 R18 UHP summer tires, available retail, were named by the experts of the UK automotive magazine EVO. In order to do that, they bought seven tire models from the world’s top manufacturers in the price range from 71 to 92 £ and subjected them to an extended test program using a VW Golf GTI at the Pirelli test facility in Vizzola, Italy.

Evo: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  1. Pirelli P Zero (2016) - Winner Recommended
    Pirelli P Zero (2016)
    67 46
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Outstanding results on wet and dry pavement. The tire delivered the best performance in the most important disciplines and won a well-deserved victory. The highest rolling resistance on test. Low riding comfort.

    Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    97.9
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    86 61
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Invariably good results in all of the disciplines. Great handling in the wet and in the dry.

    Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Straight Aquaplanning   Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    95.2
  3. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 65
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The best riding comfort on test. Good handling response and great. Lateral grip on wet pavement. The lowest straight hydroplaning resistance.

    Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplanning   Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    94.4
  4. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    78 47
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The lowest rolling resistance on test. The best hydroplaning resistance. Good handling in the dry. Prone to skidding on wet pavement.

    Roliing Resistance   Straight Aquaplanning   Lateral Stability   Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    92.8
  5. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    78 48
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Did not win in any of the disciplines, but, thanks to the steady decent performance, scored a large number of points. Good handling in the dry. Unsteady performance on wet pavement.

    Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Straight Aquaplanning   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    92.8
  6. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    85 57
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    High resistance to straight hydroplaning . Low rolling resistance. Insufficient handling response in the wet.

    Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Straight Hydroplaning   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    92.4
  7. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    81 58
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on wet pavement. Acceptable handling response in the wet and in the dry. Long braking distance on dry pavement. High rolling resistance.

    Wet Braking   Lateral Aquaplanning   Dry Braking   Wet / Dry Handling   Roliing Resistance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    89.6
Year
2019
Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
225/40R18
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Dec 28, 2019
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020