TCS: Summer Tire Test R18 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 R18
  1. Continental PremiumContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 65
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · 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   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    68
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    86 61
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tire. Top grade in terms of wear. Good on dry and 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:
    68
  3. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 Recommended
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    85 57
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    66
  4. Maxxis Victra Sport 5 Recommended
    Maxxis Victra Sport 5
    77 39
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tire. Top grade in terms of wear. Top marks for noise. Good on dry and wet roads.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    66
  5. Nexen N'Fera Sport Recommended
    Nexen N'Fera Sport
    77 35
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra 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:
    58
  6. Sava Intensa UHP 2 Recommended
    Sava Intensa UHP 2
    79 36
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top grade in terms of wear. Top grade in fuel consumption. Good on dry roads. 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. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Recommended
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
    82 36
    Passenger · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Max 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  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    56
  8. Falken Azenis FK510 Recommended
    Falken Azenis FK510
    81 58
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    52
  9. Bridgestone Potenza S001 Recommended
    Bridgestone Potenza S001
    69 41
    Passenger · Summer · 2010 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Wet Performance  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    50
  10. Kumho Ecsta PS71 Recommended
    Kumho Ecsta PS71
    61 32
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Good on wet roads. Good in fuel consumption. Lowest mileage.

    Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    50
  11. Nokian Powerproof Recommended
    Nokian Powerproof
    78 48
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Good on wet roads. Good in fuel consumption. Top marks for noise. Lowest mileage.

    Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Noise   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    50
  12. Pirelli P Zero (2016) Recommended
    Pirelli P Zero (2016)
    67 46
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very good on dry roads. Top grade on dry roads. Good on wet roads. Lowest mileage.

    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:
    50
  13. Toyo Proxes Sport Recommended
    Toyo Proxes Sport
    68 45
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Good in fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on wet roads. Lowest mileage.

    Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Treadwear   Wet Performance  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    50
  14. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 Recommended
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    79 49
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Wet Performance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    48
  15. Cooper Zeon CS Sport Recommended
    Cooper Zeon CS Sport
    68 18
    Passenger · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
    Test Score:
    44
  16. Rotalla S-Pace RU01
    Rotalla S-Pace RU01
    53 23
    Passenger · Summer · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks for fuel consumption. Top grade in terms of wear. Top marks for noise. Slight weaknesses on dry roads. Weaknesses on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Noise   Wet Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    38
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TCS Test: Summer tire test 2020
August 23, 2020
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
225/40R18
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Aug 23, 2020
Date updated
Oct 20, 2020