Gute Fahrt: Summer Tire Test R18 2019

Gute Fahrt: Summer Tire Test R18

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".

  1. Continental PremiumContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    90 67
    · 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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    88 60
    · 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 · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Oceania Oceania
  3. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    76 56
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Shortest dry braking, highest aquaplaning resistance, good comfort.

    Dry Braking   Wet / Dry Handling   Straight / Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  4. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
    74 25
    · 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  
    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
  5. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    78 48
    · 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
    82 66
    · 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  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
  7. Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    76 59
    · 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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia
  8. Apollo Aspire XP
    Apollo Aspire XP
    75 34
    · 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 59
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  10. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    81 38
    · 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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
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
Feb 15, 2021

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