ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17 2021

Having sorted out the 15 tire sets in size 205/55 R16, the ADAC expert team switched its focus to tires of a larger diameter. The second summer tire test of the 2021 season involved 17 tire models in size 225/50 R17, which can be fitted on middle-class cars, from Audi A4 to VW Passat.

The German experts had a positive general impression of the tested tire models, even though in some of the disciplines the tires showed a wide scatter in their results, and one model even ended up with a «not recommended» verdict.

ADAC: Summer Tire Test R17
  1. Falken Azenis FK510 - Winner Recommended
    Falken Azenis FK510
    81 59
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced. Slightly higher fuel consumption. Top grade on wet. Especially good on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.1
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 66
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Straight Aquaplaning   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.2
  3. Kumho Ecsta PS71 Recommended
    Kumho Ecsta PS71
    68 34
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very balanced. Especially good in the wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.3
  4. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 66
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Slightly increased wear.

    Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Straight Aquaplaning   Treadwear   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East Middle East · North Africa North Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.5
  5. Michelin Primacy 4
    Michelin Primacy 4
    82 62
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks on dry roads. Slight weaknesses in the wet. Top marks for wear.

    Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.7
  6. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    76 52
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Especially good on dry roads. Slightly increased wear. Slight weaknesses in the wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Lateral Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Treadwear   External Noise   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.8
  7. ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
    ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
    74 31
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks in wear. Weaknesses on dry roads. Good in the wet.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Cabin Noise   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   External Noise  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.8
  8. Nexen N'Fera Sport
    Nexen N'Fera Sport
    76 38
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Especially good on dry roads. Slightly increased wear. Slightly higher fuel consumption. Weaknesses in the wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Cabin Noise   Wet Handling   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.8
  9. Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2)
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2)
    78 50
    Passenger · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top grade on dry roads. Weaknesses in the wet.

    Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   External Noise   Wet Handling  
    Test Score:
    2.8
  10. Semperit Speed-Life 3
    Semperit Speed-Life 3
    85 40
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks when wet. Weaknesses on dry roads. Top marks for wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Cabin Noise   Driving Safety   Dry Handling   External Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.9
  11. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    72 41
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Slightly increased wear. Low fuel consumption. Weaknesses in the wet.

    Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Treadwear   Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   External Noise   Cabin Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  12. Sava Intensa UHP 2
    Sava Intensa UHP 2
    77 36
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Slightly increased wear. Relatively quiet outside noise. Weaknesses in the wet.

    Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   External Noise   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  13. Giti GitiPremium H1
    Giti GitiPremium H1
    71 24
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Relatively good on dry roads. Slightly increased wear. Weak in the wet.

    Driving Safety   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   External Noise   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
    Test Score:
    3.3
  14. Laufenn S Fit EQ+
    Laufenn S Fit EQ+
    63 43
    Passenger · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Still good on dry roads. Slightly increased wear. Weak in the wet.

    Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Middle East Middle East · North Africa North Africa
    Test Score:
    3.3
  15. Barum Bravuris 5HM
    Barum Bravuris 5HM
    62 37
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption. Weak on dry roads. Weak on wet roads.

    Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   External Noise   Cabin Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.4
  16. Viking ProTech NewGen
    Viking ProTech NewGen
    N/A 31
    Passenger · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Top marks for fuel consumption. Weak on dry roads. Weak on wet roads.

    Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.5
  17. Firestone RoadHawk
    Firestone RoadHawk
    69 44
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption. Weaknesses on dry roads. Slightly increased wear. Very weak when wet.

    Cabin Noise   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   External Noise   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    4.9
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
1
Tire Size
225/50R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Feb 25, 2021
Date updated
Mar 23, 2021