Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R16 2021

Auto Motor und Sport: Summer Tire Test R16

The best tires for small cars.

Tires for small cars such as the VW Polo or the Seat Ibiza are often not in the focus of testers and the tire industry due to their slim size. In terms of security, however, they have to be able to keep up. These are the best.

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

    Best in the test - but deficiencies in the aquaplaning protection.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Moose Test   Steering Response   Lateral Aquaplaning   Straight 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:
    8.9
  2. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    82 66
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The particularly fuel-saving all-rounder shows itself to be a bit water-shy in heavy rain.

    Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Rolling Resistance   Moose Test   Dry Handling   Steering Response   Lateral Aquaplaning   Noise  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.1
  3. Nokian Wetproof Recommended
    Nokian Wetproof
    81 47
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The harmonious wetproof is easy to control even when dry.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Noise   Moose Test   Comfort  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    8.1
  4. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    85 60
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Goodyear drives precisely and comfortably, but is a bit slow on the brakes.

    Comfort   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Moose Test   Dry Handling   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
    Test Score:
    7.9
  5. Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
    78 50
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    With balanced wet conditions, the Conti lacks grip in the dry.

    Comfort   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Noise   Moose Test   Steering Response  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    7.8
  6. BFGoodrich Advantage
    BFGoodrich Advantage
    71 42
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The second Michelin brand with a balanced overall performance.

    Moose Test   Lateral Stability   Wet Braking   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.7
  7. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    76 40
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Inexpensive tire with tolerable deficits.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Moose Test   Dry Handling   Steering Response   Comfort   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    7.7
  8. Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
    Hankook Kinergy Eco2 K435
    79 37
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Comfortable, smooth-running tire, but with a pronounced weakness when wet.

    Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Moose Test   Dry Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Straight Aquaplaning  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    7.4
  9. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    76 44
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Inexpensive tire, but with poorly balanced performance.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Moose Test   Lateral Stability   Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7
  10. Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
    Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
    79 36
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Robust everyday tire, but with significantly too long braking distances.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Moose Test   Lateral Stability   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    6.8
  11. Toyo Proxes Comfort
    Toyo Proxes Comfort
    71 38
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Strong cornering grip, but far too weak braking values.

    Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Comfort   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.6
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
195/55R16
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 23, 2021
Date updated
Mar 29, 2021

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