ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ: Summer Tire Test R17 2021

ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ: Summer Tire Test  R17

The German magazine announced the results of its next tire test, and again you could hardly name the winner in advance.

One of the things that make the season of summer tests 2021 interesting is that the winners are oftentimes not the acclaimed market leaders but the brands that usually stay in the background. First it was Kumho that surpassed 52 competitors in an Auto Bild test, then a Maxxis model was announced as the best by Vi Bilägare magazine, and now first place in the test conducted by Europe’s top motoring association is scored by the inexpensive Nexen N’Fera Sport SU2.

The ACE test involved tires in size 225/45 R17, which are more and more often used in Europe as the original equipment for compact cars, such as Volkswagen Golf. Saying that Nexen won due to the absence of strong rivals is out of the question, because the test also included tires from premium brands, such as Continental PremiumContact 6, Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, and Michelin Primacy 4.

  1. Michelin Primacy 4 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    84 62
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances and good handling on dry and wet surfaces. Low rolling resistance.
    Negative: Poor resistance to lateral aquaplaning. High price.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Lateral Stability   Rolling Resistance   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    138
  2. Nexen N'Fera Sport Recommended
    Nexen N'Fera Sport
    79 42
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances and good handling on dry and wet surfaces. Good value for money.
    Negative: High rolling resistance.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    138
  3. Nokian Wetproof Recommended
    Nokian Wetproof
    81 47
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling on wet surfaces. High lateral stability on wet surfaces.

    Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling (Subjective)  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    135
  4. Falken Azenis FK510 Recommended
    Falken Azenis FK510
    81 59
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling and lateral stability on wet surfaces. Negative: Long braking distance on dry surface.

    Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    135
  5. Continental PremiumContact 6
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    90 67
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances and good handling on wet surface.
    Negative: Low resistance to lateral aquaplaning. High price. High noise level.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling (Subjective)   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    133
  6. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    76 40
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling on wet surfaces. Excellent aquaplaning resistance. Good value for money.
    Negative: Long braking distances on wet and dry surfaces. High noise level.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    132
  7. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    85 60
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good handling on wet surfaces. Low noise level. Low rolling resistance.
    Negative: Low resistance to aquaplaning.

    Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
    Test Score:
    129
  8. BFGoodrich Advantage
    BFGoodrich Advantage
    71 42
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances on wet surfaces.
    Negative: Low resistance to aquaplaning. Tendency to understeer and low lateral stability on wet surfaces. Increased noise level.

    Wet Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability   Straight Aquaplaning   Noise  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    127
  9. Laufenn S FIT EQ+
    Laufenn S FIT EQ+
    65 46
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces. Low price.
    Negative: Tendency to understeer and low lateral stability on wet surfaces. Increased noise level.

    Price   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Straight Aquaplaning   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Middle East Middle East · North Africa North Africa
    Test Score:
    126
Youtube Video
Summer tire test 2021
March 25, 2021
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
170
Tire Size
225/45R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 25, 2021
Date updated
May 31, 2021

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