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. Semperit Speed-Life 2 - Winner Recommended
    Semperit Speed-Life 2
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    90
    78 36
  2. Nokian Nordman SX2 Recommended
    Nokian Nordman SX2
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    87
    N/A 23
  3. Maxxis Premitra HP5 Recommended
    Maxxis Premitra HP5
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    87
    78 38
  4. Debica Presto HP
    Debica Presto HP
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    84
    N/A 28
  5. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    Passenger · Summer · 2010 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    82
    71 21
  6. Cooper Zeon CS8
    Cooper Zeon CS8
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
    Test Score:
    81
    N/A 26
  7. Sumitomo BC100
    Sumitomo BC100
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    80
    N/A 17
  8. Dayton Touring 2
    Dayton Touring 2
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Fuel Consumption   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    79
    N/A 29
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Apr 01, 2019
Date updated
May 14, 2020