ADAC: Summer Tire Test R16 2021

ADAC: Summer Tire Test R16

Mostly «good» and «satisfactory», as well as one «average» and one «bad» verdict — these are the results of the fresh big summer tire test performed by the German ADAC motoring association, which involved a total of 32 tire models. The experts traditionally tested tires of two sizes, this time around these being 205/55 R16 (Germany’s best-selling one), and 225/50 R17.

  1. Continental PremiumContact 6 - Winner Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    90 67
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced summer tires top marks in the wet. Slightly increased fuel consumption. Top grade on wet. Good on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.2
  2. Semperit Speed-Life 3 Recommended
    Semperit Speed-Life 3
    85 40
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced. Especially good in the wet. Good on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Lateral Stability  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  3. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    82 66
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced. Slightly louder outside noise. Good on dry and wet roads. Low fuel consumption.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.3
  4. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    85 60
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks in wear. Slightly weaker on dry roads. Good on wet roads. Relatively low fuel consumption.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
    Test Score:
    2.6
  5. Kumho Ecsta HS51
    Kumho Ecsta HS51
    76 38
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks for fuel consumption. Slightly weaker on dry roads. Good in the wet. Relatively little wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Dry Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.6
  6. Apollo Alnac 4G
    Apollo Alnac 4G
    68 24
    · Summer · 2013 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Relatively little wear. Slightly weaker on dry roads. Relatively low fuel consumption. Slightly weaker on wet roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Cabin Noise   Wet Handling   Dry Handling  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    2.7
  7. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    80 55
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Especially good on dry roads. Slightly weaker when wet. Relatively low fuel consumption.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.7
  8. Fulda EcoControl HP2
    Fulda EcoControl HP2
    N/A 31
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Relatively little wear. Weaknesses on wet roads. Relatively low fuel consumption.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   External Noise   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.8
  9. BFGoodrich Advantage
    BFGoodrich Advantage
    71 42
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks for fuel consumption. Weaknesses on wet roads. Good on dry roads. Relatively little wear.

    Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.9
  10. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    76 40
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top grade on dry roads. Relatively high fuel consumption. Good in the wet. Relatively high wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning   Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
  11. Nokian Wetproof
    Nokian Wetproof
    81 47
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Relatively high fuel consumption. Good on wet roads. Relatively high wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Cabin Noise   Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
  12. Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2)
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2)
    82 54
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Relatively high fuel consumption. Good on wet roads. Relatively high wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   External Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
  13. Uniroyal RainSport 5
    Uniroyal RainSport 5
    73 37
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good in the wet. Weaknesses on dry roads. Relatively low fuel consumption. Relatively high wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Cabin Noise   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   External Noise   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
  14. Petlas Imperium PT515
    Petlas Imperium PT515
    64 17
    · Summer · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Weak on dry roads. Weak on wet roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  15. King-Meiler Sport1
    King-Meiler Sport1
    N/A 16
    · Summer · 2014 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Retreaded tire (raw material recycling). Weak on dry roads. Loud rolling noise. Very weak when wet.

    Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Noise   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.6
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
1
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Feb 25, 2021
Date updated
Mar 23, 2021

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