TCS: Summer Tire Test R17 2020

As part of the TCS summer tire test 2020, 28 tires were tested in two dimensions. With the exception of two tires, the TCS can recommend all tire models tested for purchase. Compared to the previous year, the tested tires in the size (235/55 R17 103W) for vans and mid-range SUVs were particularly positive.

TCS: Summer Tire Test R17
  1. Michelin Primacy 4 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    82 56
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tire. Top grade on wet roads. Top grade in terms of wear. Good on dry roads and in terms of fuel consumption.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption   Comfort / Noise  
    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:
    72
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    81 61
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tire. Very good at fuel consumption. Good on dry and wet roads. Good in wear and tear.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East & North Africa Middle East & North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    68
  3. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5 Recommended
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    80 37
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tire. Good on dry and wet roads. Good in fuel consumption. Good in wear and tear.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    64
  4. Pirelli Cinturato P7 Recommended
    Pirelli Cinturato P7
    68 46
    Passenger · Summer · 2004 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tire. Top grade on dry roads. Good on wet roads. Good in fuel consumption.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    64
  5. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 Recommended
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    81 49
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on wet roads. Good in fuel consumption. Good in wear and tear. Slight weaknesses on dry roads.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    56
  6. Semperit Speed-Life 2 Recommended
    Semperit Speed-Life 2
    79 35
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top grade in terms of wear. Good on dry roads. Good in fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    56
  7. Yokohama BluEarth RV-02 Recommended
    Yokohama BluEarth RV-02
    76 22
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway Rib Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks for noise. Good in wear and tear. Slight weaknesses on dry roads. Highest fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on wet roads.

    Comfort / Noise   Wet Performance  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    56
  8. Continental EcoContact 6 Recommended
    Continental EcoContact 6
    74 45
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks for fuel consumption. Top grade in terms of wear. Good on dry roads. Quiet tire. Slight weaknesses on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Comfort / Noise   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:
    54
  9. ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro Recommended
    ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
    N/A 31
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top grade in terms of wear. Good on dry roads. Quiet tire. Good in fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Comfort / Noise   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    54
  10. Kumho Ecsta HS51 Recommended
    Kumho Ecsta HS51
    74 27
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top grade on wet roads. Quiet tire. Good in fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on dry roads.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Comfort / Noise   Dry Performance  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    50
  11. Kleber Dynaxer HP3 Recommended
    Kleber Dynaxer HP3
    71 22
    Passenger · Summer · 2010 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Good in fuel consumption. Good in wear and tear. Loudest tire. Slight weaknesses on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Wet Performance   Comfort / Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    44
  12. Laufenn S Fit EQ
    Laufenn S Fit EQ
    66 28
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Quiet tire. Good in fuel consumption. Good in wear and tear. Weak on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Comfort / Noise   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    10
Youtube Video
TCS Test: Summer Tire Test 2020
August 24, 2020
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
Visit Website
Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
235/55R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Aug 24, 2020
Date updated
Oct 20, 2020