Tyrereviews.co.uk: UHP Summer Tire Test R19 2019

Tyrereviews.co.uk: UHP Summer Tire Test R19

The new test by Tyre Reviews involved eight tires, including the brand new Goodyear model that met with its top-class rivals from Michelin and Continental. In addition, the test involved tires from the mid-price bracket, while the budget segment was represented by the Accelera tire manufactured by Indonesia’s PT Elangperdana Tyre Industry. All of the tested models (for the sole exception of Goodyear) are already available for sale both in Europe and North America.

The test was conducted at Continental’s U.S. proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, using a BMW M2, fitted with the 245/35 R19 tires at the front and 265/35 R19 at the rear. The test method was no different from the one that is used by most automotive magazines, i.e. the tires were tested on wet and dry pavement, and the experts also evaluated their fuel efficiency, riding comfort, and noise emission. The most weight of all was attached to the dry pavement performance (55%) because the tires of this category are essentially created for sports driving in dry weather conditions. The weights of the scores for wet pavement performance and fuel efficiency / riding comfort were 40% and 5% respectively.

Unfortunately, the test did not involve such brands as Hankook, Nokian, Pirelli, and Yokohama because these brands offer tires of only one of the sizes that the test required. This difficulty always arises when a test involves using tires of different sizes on the front and rear wheels, as in this case.

  1. Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - Winner
    Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport
    77 55
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The new Goodyear tire was able to compete with Michelin and Continental, ultimately beating them thanks to its excellent wet handling.

    Dry Braking   Dry / Wet Handling   Weight   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Oceania Oceania
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
    87 77
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Michelin still demonstrates an excellent well-balanced performance and combines great grip with good riding comfort and fuel efficiency.

    Noise   Weight   Comfort   Dry / Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning Resistance   Dry Handling  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
  3. Continental SportContact 6
    Continental SportContact 6
    84 59
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    An excellent well-balanced tire with good feedback and great traction on a dry track. Got a status of the most «sports» tire on test.

    Noise   Weight   Comfort   Dry / Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling  
    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 · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
  4. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    81 59
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great for those who value comfort and is not a fan of the sports driving style.

    Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet Braking   Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  5. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    81 38
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    A tire that provides great handling response in any weather conditions and could have scored a higher place, had it not been for the relatively insufficient braking performance.

    Wet Handling   Comfort   Weight  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  6. Toyo Proxes Sport
    Toyo Proxes Sport
    70 50
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Toyo tire provided good handling response both on wet and dry pavements but its grip is generally weaker than that of the best tires on test.

    Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  7. Kumho Ecsta PS91
    Kumho Ecsta PS91
    76 27
    · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Extreme Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    At first, Kumho produced a great impression but after the first few runs the tires overheated, which lead to a quick deterioration of grip and stability.

    Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
  8. Accelera PHI
    Accelera PHI
    64 22
    · Summer · 2010 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    These tires do not ensure dependable grip either on dry or on wet pavement, and they are not recommended for purchase.

    Rolling Resistance   Noise   Dry / Wet Handling   Hydroplaning Resistance   Dry / Wet Braking  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
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The ultimate summer tyre test! These are the best UHP tires you can buy for your car!
October 20, 2019
Year
2019
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
245/35R19
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
North America, Europe
Date added
Oct 20, 2019
Date updated
Feb 17, 2021

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