Motor: Summer Tire Test R15 2020

Who makes the best summer tires, which are good and which are better to avoid? Our latest ranking answers these and many other questions.

In this year's summer tire test, we took 13 products from three segments (budget, medium, premium) in the price range of USD 50-100 per tire . We tested tires in size 195/65 R15, which fit the popular compact cars.

Motor: Summer Tire Test R15
  1. Continental PremiumContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 65
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Short wet and dry braking distances. Excellent dry and wet handling. High rolling resistance. Average resistance to lateral aquaplaning.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    196.4
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    81 61
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    High precision dry handling. Short wet and dry braking distances. Average resistance to lateral aquaplaning. Medium rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    191.5
  3. Nokian Wetproof Recommended
    Nokian Wetproof
    82 43
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    High grip on wet surfaces. Low rolling resistance. High external noise level. Average precision in dry driving.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    190.8
  4. Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
    Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
    74 30
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    High precision dry handling. Low rolling resistance. High external noise level. Average wet lateral grip.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern 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:
    187
  5. Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact
    72 25
    Passenger · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good dry handling stability. High resistance to lateral aquaplaning. Long wet braking distance. Low wet handling stability.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    184.9
  6. Kumho Wattrun VS31
    Kumho Wattrun VS31
    N/A 2
    Passenger · Summer · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Short wet braking distance. Low rolling resistance. Low aquaplaning resistance. Poor dry handling precision.

    Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    184.7
  7. BFGoodrich g-Grip
    BFGoodrich g-Grip
    76 15
    Passenger · Summer · 2009 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good dry driving properties. Good resistance to lateral aquaplaning. Poor wet lateral stability. High external noise.

    Dry Braking   Noise  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    183.9
  8. Debica Presto HP
    Debica Presto HP
    79 27
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent resistance to transverse aquaplaning. Good driving precision in dry and wet conditions. High rolling resistance. Long dry braking distance.

    Dry Handling   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    183.9
  9. Dunlop StreetResponse 2
    Dunlop StreetResponse 2
    74 25
    Passenger · Summer · 2014 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Short dry braking distance. Good rolling resistance coefficient. Average resistance to aquaplaning. Average dry and wet driving properties.

    Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    183.9
  10. Maxxis Mecotra ME3
    Maxxis Mecotra ME3
    75 26
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Low rolling resistance. Good dry running characteristics. Low aquaplaning resistance. Poor wet running characteristics.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    South-Eastern Asia South-Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    181.6
  11. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    N/A 34
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Low external noise level. Good aquaplaning resistance. Long wet braking distance. Poor dry driving characteristics.

    Aquaplaning Resistance   Noise   Dry Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    181.1
  12. Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
    Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
    76 22
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway Rib Summer
    Verdict:

    Low external noise. Good wet handling. Low aquaplaning resistance. Average dry braking distance.

    Wet Handling   Noise   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    180.5
  13. Nankang NA-1
    Nankang NA-1
    N/A 24
    Passenger · Summer · 2014 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Low external noise level. Good resistance to lateral aquaplaning. Long dry and wet braking distances. Poor dry and wet driving properties.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Noise   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    174.2
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
200
Tire Size
195/65R15
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 20, 2020
Date updated
Oct 20, 2020