Moottori: Summer Tire Test R16 2019

Can cheap tires become good?

We passed this spring tire test with a series of somewhat less well-known and less expensive tires. The test describes what summer tires are and whether they need to compromise on safety.

  1. 90 Semperit Speed-Life 2

    Short braking distances in the wet and in the dry. High hydroplaning resistance. Oversteer during engine braking.

    Fuel Consumption Straight / Lateral Aquaplaning Internal Noise Dry / Wet Braking Wet / Dry Handling
  2. 87 Nokian Nordman SX2

    Good handling on wet and dry pavement, including during abrupt maneuvers. High aquaplaning resistance. Excessive noise level.

    Lateral Aquaplaning Wet Braking Wet / Dry Handling Internal Noise
  3. 87 Maxxis Premitra HP5

    Good handling on dry pavement. Short braking distances both in the wet and in the dry. Low rolling resistance. Relatively unstable behavior during the «elk test». Excessive noise level.

    Dry Braking Wet Braking Wet Handling Fuel Consumption Internal Noise
  4. 84 Debica Presto HP

    Good handling both in the wet and in the dry. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Long braking distance on wet pavement. Low hydroplaning resistance. High rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking Wet Handling Internal Noise Fuel Consumption
  5. 82 Kleber Dynaxer HP3

    Good handling on dry pavement. Low rolling resistance. Long braking distance and poor handling in the wet.

    Fuel Consumption Internal Noise Dry Handling Wet Handling
  6. 81 Cooper Zeon CS8

    Acceptable safety level in the dry. Low noise. Poor handling on dry pavement. Lack of traction in the wet. High rolling resistance.

    Internal Noise Fuel Consumption Dry Handling
  7. 80 Sumitomo BC100

    Long braking distances in the wet and in the dry. Weak grip on wet pavement (the rear axle is prone to skidding).

    Dry Braking Wet Handling Internal Noise
  8. 79 Dayton Touring 2

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Long braking distance and insufficient handling in the wet.

    Fuel Consumption Dry Braking Wet Handling
Year
2019
Date added
Apr 01, 2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score
100
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test