ADAC: UHP Summer Tire Test R18 2020

The choice of your tires can significantly affect your driving safety. The good news is that during the two summer tire tests, which were performed by the ADAC experts in sizes 235/55 R17 and 225/40 R18, most of the participants delivered quite a convincing performance.

Totally, 28 models were tested: 12 designed for SUVs and minivans, and 16 designed for golf-class passenger cars, which are covered in this article.

In 2020, ADAC first tested 18-inch tires. Recently, large wheels have become increasingly popular, and the size picked by the expert team — 225/40 R18 — is among the ten top bestselling sizes for summer tires.

ADAC: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  1. Continental PremiumContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent results on wet pavement, especially in terms of handling and braking performance. Relatively weak results on dry pavement, increased external noise.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.1
    87 67
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Exceptionally well-balanced performance, great results on wet pavement, good results in the dry, low fuel consumption.

    Fuel Efficiency   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:
    2.1
    85 60
  3. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 Recommended
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Fuel Efficiency   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.2
    87 59
  4. Maxxis Victra Sport 5 Recommended
    Maxxis Victra Sport 5
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance, great results both in the wet and in the dry. Increased cabin and road noise.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.2
    74 38
  5. Nexen N'Fera Sport
    Nexen N'Fera Sport
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results in the dry, low fuel consumption. Relatively weak results on wet pavement.

    Fuel Efficiency   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.6
    77 31
  6. Sava Intensa UHP 2
    Sava Intensa UHP 2
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very good results in the dry, very low fuel consumption. Relatively weak results on wet pavement.

    Fuel Efficiency   Treadwear   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
    78 34
  7. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
    82 35
  8. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Dry Performance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.9
    79 60
  9. Bridgestone Potenza S001
    Bridgestone Potenza S001
    Passenger · Summer · 2010 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very good results in the dry. Relatively weak results in the wet.

    Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
    70 37
  10. Kumho Ecsta PS71
    Kumho Ecsta PS71
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results on dry pavement. Relatively low treadwear.

    Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
    57 32
  11. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Acceptable results on dry and wet pavements, relatively low noise emission. Low treadwear.

    Noise / Comfort   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
    78 48
  12. Pirelli P Zero (2016)
    Pirelli P Zero (2016)
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The best results on dry pavement, very good results on dry pavement, especially in terms of handling. Low treadwear, low fuel efficiency.

    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:
    3
    67 46
  13. Toyo Proxes Sport
    Toyo Proxes Sport
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results on dry pavement. Relatively weak results in the wet, low treadwear.

    Treadwear  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
    67 47
  14. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results on dry pavement, low fuel consumption. Relatively weak results in the wet.

    Fuel Efficiency   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3.1
    74 45
  15. Cooper Zeon CS Sport
    Cooper Zeon CS Sport
    Passenger · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
    Test Score:
    3.3
    70 18
  16. Rotalla S-Pace RU01
    Rotalla S-Pace RU01
    Passenger · Summer · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption. Weak results on wet pavement.

    Fuel Efficiency   Treadwear   Noise / Comfort   Wet Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.6
    N/A 21
Year
2020
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Tire Size
225/40R18
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 11, 2020
Date updated
May 14, 2020