Teknikens Värld: Summer Tire Test R18 2021

Teknikens Värld: Summer Tire Test R18

The SUVs have traveled a long way; from brutal off-road machines, they gradually turned into comfortable vehicles for city streets, and, paradoxically, many modern SUV owners rarely, if at all, go off-road. The tire makers also adapted to the changes in the automotive market, and the new test performed by Teknikens Värld compared SUV and crossover tires mainly designed to be used on paved city roads. In view of this fact, the Swedes opted out of testing the tires in the dirt or evaluating their self-cleansing capabilities (from clay, for example), and generally, the requirements were the same as applied to passenger tires, i.e. the key factor was the driving safety on wet and dry pavement. In addition, the experts evaluated noise emission fuel efficiency, and, as always, tires with the best-balanced performance were announced as the winners.

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

    Excellent tire without any prominent issues. This tire successfully combines low rolling resistance and strong wet grip, which are conflicting parameters.

    Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    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:
    62
  2. Continental PremiumContact 6 Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    90 67
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Great result in the elk test. Excellent traction and short braking distance in any conditions. High rolling resistance.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Moose Test   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    58
  3. Bridgestone Turanza T005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    82 66
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Absence of any prominent issues and invariably good results in all of the disciplines. Good braking efficiency.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    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:
    57
  4. BFGoodrich Advantage SUV
    BFGoodrich Advantage SUV
    78 30
    · Summer · 2020 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway Rib Summer
    Verdict:

    Good braking efficiency. Good result in the elk test. Low riding comfort.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Moose Test   Comfort  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    56
  5. Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    Pirelli P Zero PZ4
    76 59
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on dry pavement. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Great riding comfort. High rolling resistance.

    Comfort   Dry Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    56
  6. Nexen N'Fera Sport SUV
    Nexen N'Fera Sport SUV
    N/A 29
    · Summer · 2020 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    Good braking efficiency. Good result in the elk test. Insufficient handling response in the wet. High rolling resistance.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    52
  7. Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV
    Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV
    76 34
    · Summer · 2011 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    Great riding comfort. Grip on a par with the leaders of the test. Very high rolling resistance on test.

    Wet Handling   Comfort   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · South Korea South Korea · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    51
  8. Kumho Crugen HP71
    Kumho Crugen HP71
    76 25
    · All Season · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - On-/Off-Road All-Terrain
    Verdict:

    Relatively weak grip and a long braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Insufficient handling response in the wet. Increased rolling resistance.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
    Test Score:
    39
  9. Yokohama Geolandar G055
    Yokohama Geolandar G055
    70 33
    · All Season · 2015 · Light Truck / SUV - Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Bad handling response in the wet. Poor hydroplaning resistance.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Straight Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    33
  10. Trazano SU318 H/T
    Trazano SU318 H/T
    N/A 14
    · Summer · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Highway Rib Summer
    Verdict:

    Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Frankly poor handling response on wet pavement (the tire was fined 10 points due to such a poor result). Low hydroplaning resistance. Low riding comfort.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    19
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
70
Tire Size
235/55R18
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Jun 14, 2021
Date updated
Jun 27, 2021

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