GTÜ/ACE/ARBÖ: Summer Tire Test R16 2019

In the test: nine current summer tires of the popular compact car dimension 205/55 R16 to 100 euros. The quality of the test tires is convincing, but only three models achieve the best rating.

GTÜ/ACE/ARBÖ: Summer Tire Test R16
  1. Nokian Wetproof - Winner Recommended
    Nokian Wetproof
    82 43
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced summer tires. Excellent handling qualities on wet and dry roads. Short wet and dry braking distances, good safety reserves in aquaplaning.

    Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Price   Wet Braking   Noise   Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    153
  2. Dunlop Sport BluResponse Recommended
    Dunlop Sport BluResponse
    80 42
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    A solid performing ultra high performance tire without shortcomings. Short dry braking and good ride quality, low rolling resistance, very good aquaplaning resistance.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
    Test Score:
    152
  3. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 65
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results in the dry and wet. Reduced aquaplaning resistance.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    151
  4. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    81 61
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Short dry braking and good ride quality, low rolling resistance, very good aquaplaning resistance.

    Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Noise  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    150
  5. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    76 35
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Long dry braking.

    Price   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    146
  6. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
    78 48
    Passenger · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very low rolling resistance. Especially good in the wet.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Noise   Dry Braking   Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    143
  7. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    81 49
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The shortest wet and dry braking distances. Reduced aquaplaning resistance.

    Dry Braking   Price   Wet Braking   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    143
  8. Michelin Primacy 4
    Michelin Primacy 4
    82 56
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Relatively weak in the wet, slightly weak on dry roads, high purchase price.

    Noise   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Price   Wet 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:
    137
  9. Pirelli Cinturato P7
    Pirelli Cinturato P7
    68 46
    Passenger · Summer · 2004 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The shortest wet braking distances. Long braking distances in the dry, high rolling resistance. Unstable at the limit during wet and dry handling, reduced aquaplaning resistance.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    130
Youtube Video
ACE-Sommerreifentest 2019
March 26, 2019
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
190
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 26, 2019
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020