Gute Fahrt: Summer Tire Test R18 2019

The car magazine Gute Fahrt published its summer tire test for 2019. In the compact class size 225/40 R18 , the auditors tested a total of ten summer tires . The result was more than pleasing to the experts. Not a single tire fell through. All tires received an overall rating of "good" to "very good".

Gute Fahrt: Summer Tire Test R18
  1. Continental PremiumContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 65
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The best balance of performance on test, excellent handling and short stopping distances on dry and wet surfaces, high aquaplaning resistance. Relatively high rolling resistance.

    Straight / Lateral Aquaplaning   Comfort / Noise   Wet / Dry Handling   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    85 57
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Best wet braking on test, high aquaplaning resistance, good dry handling, low fuel use, good levels of comfort. Slight oversteer during wet handling.

    Dry / Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Straight / Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  3. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    78 47
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Shortest dry braking, highest aquaplaning resistance, good comfort.

    Dry Braking   Wet / Dry Handling   Straight / Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    74 20
    Passenger · Summer · 2011 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    A well balanced tyre, good wet handling, high aquaplaning resistance.

    Comfort / Noise   Wet Handling   Dry / Wet Braking  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  5. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    78 48
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling and short braking distance on wet surfaces, high aquaplaning resistance, low rolling resistance, low noise. Average comfort.

    Wet Braking   Wet / Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe
  6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    81 61
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling and short stopping distance on dry and wet surfaces, high aquaplaning resistance, low rolling resistance, good level of comfort.

    Rolling Resistance   Comfort / Noise   Dry Handling  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
  7. Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    72 37
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling in the dry and wet, excellent braking, good aquaplaning, highest level of comfort.

    Noise   Dry / Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
  8. Apollo Aspire XP
    Apollo Aspire XP
    74 34
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling on dry and wet surfaces, high braking performance, high lateral stability on wet surfaces, low rolling resistance, good level of comfort.

    Comfort / Noise  
    Europe Europe
  9. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    81 58
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short wet braking. Understeer in the wet, high rolling resistance, average comfort.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  10. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    82 36
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling in the dry and wet. High rolling resistance, low comfort, long wet braking.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Year
2019
Tire Size
225/40R18
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Apr 01, 2019
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020