ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17 2020

ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17

Last year’s test of commercial tires in the dimension 215/65 R16C, which ADAC performed by the same procedure that it used for testing passenger-car tires, elicited mediocre results from most of the models. This is why this year the publication’s experts decided to conduct a test of summer tires in size 235/55 R17, which can be fitted both on midsize SUVs and light minivans.

  1. Michelin Primacy 4 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    84 62
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance, excellent results on wet pavement, particularly in terms of handling and braking, great results on dry pavement.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    1.9
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    82 66
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance, very good results on dry and wet pavements, low fuel consumption.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.1
  3. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    76 40
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance, very good results on dry pavement, good results in the wet.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.3
  4. Pirelli Cinturato P7
    Pirelli Cinturato P7
    68 54
    · Summer · 2004 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance, excellent results on dry pavement, especially in terms of handling stability, good results in the wet. Low treadwear.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Treadwear  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.3
  5. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    80 55
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Great results on wet pavement. Relatively weak results in the dry.

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.7
  6. Semperit Speed-Life 2
    Semperit Speed-Life 2
    79 35
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high treadwear. Relatively weak results on wet pavement, especially in terms of handling and braking performance.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.7
  7. Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
    Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
    78 28
    · Summer · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway Rib Summer
    Verdict:

    Smooth noiseless ride. Relatively weak results on wet and dry pavements, increased fuel consumption.

    Noise / Comfort   Fuel Consumption  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    2.7
  8. Continental EcoContact 6
    Continental EcoContact 6
    67 51
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption, high treadwear, good results on wet pavement. Relatively weak results on wet pavement.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort   Wet Performance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.8
  9. ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
    ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
    74 31
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high treadwear. Relatively poor results on wet pavement.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.8
  10. Kumho Ecsta HS51
    Kumho Ecsta HS51
    76 38
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very good results on wet pavement. Relatively weak results on dry pavement, relatively low treadwear.

    Wet Performance   Treadwear   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
  11. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    71 22
    · Summer · 2010 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption. Weak results on wet pavement, increased external noise.

    Fuel Consumption   Wet Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  12. Laufenn S FIT EQ
    Laufenn S FIT EQ
    75 28
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results on wet pavement. Very poor performance on wet pavement.

    Noise / Comfort   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    5
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
235/55R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 11, 2020
Date updated
Aug 23, 2020

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