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

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
    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  
    83 39
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
    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  
    85 65
  3. Continental SportContact 6
    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  
    79 45
  4. Falken Azenis FK510
    Verdict:

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

    Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet Braking   Comfort  
    79 55
  5. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    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  
    81 28
  6. Toyo Proxes Sport
    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  
    65 41
  7. Kumho Ecsta PS91
    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  
    74 26
  8. Accelera PHI
    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  
    55 14
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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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Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Northern America, Europe
Date added
Oct 20, 2019
Date updated
Feb 27, 2020