Auto Bild Allrad: Summer Tire Test R17 2021

The German magazine ran a test of 10 tire models designed for compact SUVs, including a few budget tires costing half the price of the premium ones.

In its next test, the German publication Auto Bild Allrad compared 17-inch summer tires designed for compact SUVs. Interestingly, the most expensive tire on the test — the Michelin Primacy 4 cost twice as much as the cheapest one — the Imperial EcoSport SUV (525 and 265 Euro respectively). Imperial is a private brand of the Belgian trade company Deldo, introduced in 2011. The experts included these Chinese-made tires into the test in order to demonstrate once again what the consequences of saving up on tires can be.

Auto Bild Allrad: Summer Tire Test R17
  1. Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV
    N/A 40
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2021 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    Test winner with exemplary driving qualities on all surfaces, sporty, dynamic dry handling, precise steering behavior, short wet and dry braking distances, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Steering Response   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Dry Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  2. Michelin Primacy 4 Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    82 62
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: Top performance on wet and dry tracks, good safety reserves for aquaplaning, precise wet and dry handling, short dry braking distances. Negative: moderate traction on sand, high price.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Price   Traction (Sand)  
    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
  3. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 66
    Passenger · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: dynamic handling with high steering precision on wet and dry slopes and off-road, short dry braking distances, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
    Negative: moderate gra traction, increased price level.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Steering Response   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Price   Traction (Grass)  
    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
  4. Continental PremiumContact 6
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 66
    Passenger · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: balanced summer profile with excellent handling on all surfaces, precise steering behavior, short wet and dry braking distances.
    Negative: moderate traction on grass and gravel.
    Verdict: good.

    Steering Response   Wet Handling   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Traction (Grass)   Traction (Sand)  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  5. Nokian Wetproof SUV
    Nokian Wetproof SUV
    N/A 31
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2020 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: good safety reserves in case of aquaplaning, high traction on grass and gravel, short wet and dry braking distances.
    Negative: increased rolling resistance, slightly delayed steering response. Verdict: good.

    Traction (Sand)   Dry Braking   Traction (Grass)   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Steering Response   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
  6. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    75 43
    Passenger · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: best safety reserves for aquaplaning, short dry braking distances , good comfort, low price.
    Negative: understeering driving behavior and delayed steering response in wet conditions, extended wet braking distances.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Dry Braking   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Traction (Grass)   Traction (Mud)   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  7. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    76 40
    Passenger · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: best safety reserves for aquaplaning, short dry braking distances , good comfort, low price.
    Negative: understeering driving behavior and delayed steering response in wet conditions, extended wet braking distances.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Dry Braking   Price   Aquaplaning   Comfort   Wet Braking   Steering Response (Wet Surface)  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  8. BFGoodrich Advantage SUV
    BFGoodrich Advantage SUV
    N/A 27
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · 2020 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway Rib Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: high traction on gravel and in mud, good comfort, low rolling resistance.
    Negative: low traction on sand, understeering wet and dry handling, limited steering precision and feedback.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Traction (Mud)   Traction (Grass)   Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Steering Response (Wet / Dry Surface)   Traction (Sand)  
    Europe Europe
  9. Toyo Proxes Comfort
    Toyo Proxes Comfort
    65 33
    Passenger · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: high tractive power on gravel and sand, safe aquaplaning qualities, good comfort.
    Negative: moderate off-road capability, delayed steering response and understeering driving behavior in wet conditions, extended wet braking distances.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Aquaplaning   Comfort   Traction (Sand)   Traction (Gravel)   Wet Braking   Steering Response (Wet Surface)  
    Europe Europe
  10. Imperial Ecosport SUV
    Imperial Ecosport SUV
    N/A 7
    Light Truck / SUV · Summer · Light Truck / SUV - Highway Rib Summer
    Verdict:

    Positive: safe aquaplaning properties, low price.
    Negative: considerable weaknesses in wet conditions, unbalanced oversteering wet handling, diffuse steering, extended wet and dry braking distances.
    Verdict: not recommended.

    Price   Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Steering Response (Wet Surface)   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
215/60R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 14, 2021
Date updated
Mar 23, 2021