Promobil: Commercial Summer Tire Test R17 2021

Promobil: Commercial Summer Tire Test R17

Not all campervans are ponderous wheeled boxes that slow traffic. The German magazine tested tires for van-based vehicles that deliver driving dynamics approaching those of passenger cars and SUVs.

For its new tire test, the specialist publication Promobil, dedicated to motorhomes, chose as the test vehicle a Volkswagen T6.1, a van that can be used both for commercial operations and for camping. The test team opted for the tires in «passenger» size 235/55 R17 because it had a goal of finding the best possible option for modern powerful campervans.

  1. Michelin Primacy 4 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    85 63
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Very short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Low noise emission. Low rolling resistance. Low hydroplaning resistance. Highly recommended.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Noise   Rolling Resistance  
    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:
    9
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    89 73
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good riding comfort. Low noise emission. Very short wet braking distance. A less-than-perfect result in an elk test. Recommended.

    Wet Braking   Comfort / Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.6
  3. Falken Azenis FK510 SUV Recommended
    Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
    90 33
    · Summer · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent lateral stability on dry and wet pavement. Low external and internal noise. Excellent value for the money. Somewhat delayed steering response. A less-than-perfect result in an elk test. Recommended.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Comfort / Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.6
  4. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 65
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    High level of driving safety on wet and dry pavement. Very short dry braking distance. Very low rolling resistance. Fuzzy whining sound when cornering. Recommended.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Comfort / Noise  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.5
  5. Nokian Wetproof SUV Recommended
    Nokian Wetproof SUV
    82 34
    · Summer · 2020 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance on dry and wet pavement. Excellent lateral stability in the wet. Relatively weak straight hydroplaning resistance. Slightly delayed steering response. Recommended.

    Lateral Stability  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    8
  6. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
    88 66
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance on wet and dry pavement (not counting the less-than-perfect wet braking performance). Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Very high rolling resistance. Conditionally recommended.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    7.9
  7. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    77 42
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results in the key safety disciplines. Delayed steering response. A less-than-perfect result in an elk test. Increased noise. Increased rolling resistance. Conditionally recommended.

    Noise   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    7.8
  8. Sava Intensa UHP 2
    Sava Intensa UHP 2
    76 36
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results on dry pavement. Good riding comfort. Low rolling resistance. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Long braking distance and less-than-perfect handling response on wet pavement. Conditionally recommended.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.7
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
235/55R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Aug 04, 2021
Date updated
Aug 22, 2021

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