ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17 2020

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.

ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17
  1. Michelin Primacy 4 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · 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  
    Asia Asia · Latin America and the Caribbean Latin America and the Caribbean · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    1.9
    80 59
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Passenger · 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  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.1
    82 63
  3. Maxxis Premitra HP5
    Maxxis Premitra HP5
    Passenger · 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 · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.3
    79 38
  4. Pirelli Cinturato P7
    Pirelli Cinturato P7
    Passenger · Summer · 2009 · 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  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.3
    65 44
  5. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.7
    81 50
  6. Semperit Speed-Life 2
    Semperit Speed-Life 2
    Passenger · 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 · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
    78 36
  7. Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
    Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
    Light Truck / SUV · 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  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.7
    76 22
  8. Continental EcoContact 6
    Continental EcoContact 6
    Passenger · 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  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.8
    68 45
  9. ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
    ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
    Passenger · 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
    N/A 22
  10. Kumho Ecsta HS51
    Kumho Ecsta HS51
    Passenger · 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  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
    74 28
  11. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    Passenger · 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 · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.3
    71 21
  12. Laufenn S Fit EQ
    Laufenn S Fit EQ
    Passenger · 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 · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    5
    67 29
Year
2020
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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
May 14, 2020