Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R16 2021

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Big summer tire test 2021: more than 50 tires in comparison.

Summer tire test with 53 205/55 R 16 tires: five models are exemplary, five more are good - but 14 models have far too long braking distances!

  1. Kumho Ecsta HS51 - Winner Recommended
    Kumho Ecsta HS51
    76 38
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Brand profile with high performance potential, precise steering response, dynamic handling, short braking distances, high mileage, low price.
    Negative: increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: exemplary (test winner).

    Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Price   Steering Response   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    90 67
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Premium summer tires with balanced driving characteristics, short wet braking distances, stable handling qualities, very good mileage.
    Negative: satisfactory aquaplaning qualities.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
  3. Semperit Speed-Life 3 Recommended
    Semperit Speed-Life 3
    85 40
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Wet weather specialist with sporty, dynamic handling and short wet braking distances, good aquaplaning safety, low noise, good price level.
    Negative: moderate comfort.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Noise   Wet Braking   Aquaplaning   Price   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  4. Debica Presto HP2 Recommended
    Debica Presto HP2
    77 32
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Inexpensive summer profile with balanced driving qualities at a high level, good aquaplaning properties, dynamic dry handling, high mileage, low price.
    Verdict: exemplary .

    Aquaplaning   Price   Dry Handling   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
  5. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    82 66
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: high grip level and excellent handling on dry slopes, harmonious steering behavior, short dry braking distances, low rolling resistance.
    Negative: moderate ride comfort.
    Verdict: exemplary .

    Steering Response   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Comfort  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
  6. Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
    80 55
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: convincing driving characteristics on wet and dry slopes, precise steering behavior, shortest wet and dry braking distances, low price.
    Negative: limited mileage.
    Verdict: good.

    Price   Steering Response   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
  7. Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2)
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2)
    82 54
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: best safety reserves for aquaplaning, harmonious handling with good balance, short wet and dry braking distances.
    Negative: moderate mileage / economy.
    Verdict: good .

    Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Treadwear  
    USA+ USA+ · Europe Europe
  8. Michelin Primacy 4
    Michelin Primacy 4
    84 62
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Premium tires with short wet and dry braking distances, very good economy, high mileage, good comfort.
    Negative: sluggish handling on dry slopes.
    Verdict: good .

    Comfort   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Treadwear   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 · Oceania Oceania
  9. Firestone RoadHawk
    Firestone RoadHawk
    69 44
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: precise handling on wet and dry slopes, safe aquaplaning properties, short dry braking distances.
    Negative: moderate mileage / economy.
    Verdict: good .

    Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  10. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    85 60
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: new summer profile with good economy, exemplary mileage, low rolling resistance, good ride comfort.
    Negative: slightly delayed steering response.
    Verdict: good .

    Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Comfort   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
  11. BFGoodrich Advantage
    BFGoodrich Advantage
    71 42
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: dynamic handling and precise steering behavior on dry slopes, short wet / dry braking distances.
    Negative: understeering wet handling with delayed steering response.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Steering Response (Dry Surface)   Wet Handlng   Steering Response (Wet Surface)  
    Europe Europe
  12. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    76 40
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: good aquaplaning properties, dynamic wet and dry handling , short dry braking distances.
    Negative: moderate mileage, increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: satisfactory .

    Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  13. Toyo Proxes Comfort
    Toyo Proxes Comfort
    71 38
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: convincing driving qualities on dry slopes, harmonious steering behavior, short dry braking distances.
    Negative: slightly longer wet braking distances, increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: satisfactory .

    Steering Response   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
  14. Uniroyal RainSport 5
    Uniroyal RainSport 5
    73 37
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: best safety reserves for aquaplaning, stable cornering, harmonious driving behavior in wet conditions.
    Negative: understeering driving behavior on dry slopes, increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: satisfactory .

    Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Steering Response (Wet Surface)   Rolling Resistance   Steering Response (Dry Surface)  
    Europe Europe
  15. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    76 44
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: balanced handling and short braking distances on dry slopes, good mileage and economy.
    Negative: moderate steering precision and limited grip in wet conditions.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Treadwear   Steering Response   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  16. Fulda EcoControl HP2
    Fulda EcoControl HP2
    N/A 31
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: best safety reserves with aquaplaning, harmonious handling, precise steering behavior in wet conditions.
    Negative: long wet braking distances, delayed steering response on dry slopes.
    Verdict: satisfactory .

    Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Steering Response (Wet Surface)   Wet Braking   Steering Response (Dry Surface)  
    Europe Europe
  17. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    72 41
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: safe aquaplaning properties, short braking distances, low rolling noise.
    Negative: understeering wet and dry handling, sluggish steering behavior, limited mileage.
    Verdict: satisfactory .

    Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Noise   Steering Response   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  18. Nokian Wetproof
    Nokian Wetproof
    81 47
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: convincing handling on wet and dry slopes, short dry braking distances.
    Negative: significantly reduced mileage, only satisfactory price-performance ratio.
    Verdict: satisfactory .

    Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Price   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
  19. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
    Dunlop Sport BluResponse
    80 47
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: good aquaplaning qualities, short dry braking distances, low rolling resistance.
    Negative: understeering wet / dry handling, sluggish steering behavior, satisfactory mileage.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Steering Response   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · South Africa South Africa
  20. Nexen N'Blue HD Plus
    Nexen N'Blue HD Plus
    76 29
    · Summer · 2014 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: stable, safe handling and short braking distances in dry conditions, low price.
    Negative: delayed steering response and understeering driving behavior in wet conditions, moderate mileage.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Price   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Treadwear   Wet Handling   Steering Response (Wet Surface)  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 13, 2021
Date updated
Mar 23, 2021

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