Auto Bild: Large Summer Tire Test R17 2022

Auto Bild: Large Summer Tire Test R17

To make it into the final round of the large Auto Bild test of summer tires, the contestants were to prove their ability to quickly bring the car to a standstill on dry and wet pavement. In 2022, this task has been achieved by 21 tires out of 50, and, as always, they were to compete in such disciplines as dry and wet handling performance, hydroplaning resistance, noise emission, etc. In addition, the AB experts evaluated expected mileage, which is something that is not done very often by motoring magazines.

  1. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    87 65
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response and a short stopping distance on wet and dry pavement alike. Very long tread life. Low rolling resistance. High price. Exemplary.

    Wet Handling   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Price  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
  2. Hankook Ventus Prime 4 K135 Recommended
    Hankook Ventus Prime 4 K135
    N/A 21
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response and a short stopping distance on wet and dry pavement alike. Long tread life. Good price/quality ratio. Average riding comfort. Exemplary.

    Wet Handling   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Comfort  
    Europe Europe
  3. Michelin Primacy 4 Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4
    85 63
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response and a short stopping distance on wet and dry pavement alike. Precise steering response. Good aquaplaning resistance. Very long tread life. High price. Exemplary.

    Treadwear   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Steering Response   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Price  
    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
  4. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 65
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and very good handling response on dry and wet pavement. Good aquaplaning resistance. Precise steering response. Limited mileage. Good.

    Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Steering Response   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Treadwear  
    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
  5. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    76 44
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high aquaplaning resistance. Good handling response and a short stopping distance on wet and dry pavement alike. Low noise emission. Attractive price. Increased rolling resistance. Good.

    Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Noise   Price   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  6. Kumho Ecsta HS52
    Kumho Ecsta HS52
    N/A 23
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Good price/quality ratio. Delayed steering response. Good.

    Price / Quality   Comfort   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe
  7. Sava Intensa UHP 2
    Sava Intensa UHP 2
    74 39
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high aquaplaning resistance. Good handling response in the dry. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Low price. Limited mileage. Good.

    Wet Braking   Comfort   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Price   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  8. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    76 55
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Great handling response in the wet. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Fair price. Delayed steering response on dry pavement. Good.

    Wet Braking   Comfort   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Price   Steering Response  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  9. BFGoodrich Advantage
    BFGoodrich Advantage
    70 49
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response and a short stopping distance on dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Prone to understeer and long braking distance on wet pavement. Good.

    Comfort   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Steering Response   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Middle East Middle East
  10. Fulda SportControl 2
    Fulda SportControl 2
    75 34
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Good price/quality ratio. Tangibly delayed steering response. Average tread life. Good.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Aquaplaning   Price / Quality   Treadwear   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  11. Toyo Proxes Comfort
    Toyo Proxes Comfort
    74 46
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response in the wet and in the dry. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Low lateral aquaplaning resistance. Average tread life. Satisfactory.

    Comfort   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Treadwear   Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  12. Debica Presto UHP 2
    Debica Presto UHP 2
    77 29
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Great handling response in the wet. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Low price. Delayed steering response. Prone to understeer on dry pavement. Average tread life. Satisfactory.

    Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Price   Treadwear   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  13. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    Kleber Dynaxer HP4
    74 45
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Low noise emission. Insufficient grip on wet pavement. Delayed steering response. Prone to understeer on dry pavement. Satisfactory.

    Wet Braking   Comfort   Noise   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Traction   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  14. Vredestein Ultrac
    Vredestein Ultrac
    66 29
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high aquaplaning resistance. Good handling response and a short stopping distance on wet and dry pavement alike. Very short tread life. Satisfactory.

    Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe
  15. Laufenn S FIT EQ+
    Laufenn S FIT EQ+
    63 47
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Great riding comfort. Low price. Average grip and a long braking distance on wet pavement. Average tread life. Satisfactory.

    Comfort   Aquaplaning   Price   Dry Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Middle East Middle East · North Africa North Africa
  16. Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5
    76 47
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high aquaplaning resistance. Short braking distance on wet pavement. Low price. Prone to understeer on dry pavement. Tangibly reduced tread life. Increased rolling resistance. Satisfactory.

    Wet Braking   Aquaplaning   Price   Treadwear   Steering Response   Rolling Resistance  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
  17. Nexen N'Fera Primus
    Nexen N'Fera Primus
    N/A 28
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very high aquaplaning resistance. Good handling response and a short stopping distance on wet pavement. Low price. Prone to understeer on dry pavement. Tangibly reduced tread life. Increased rolling resistance. Satisfactory.

    Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Price   Treadwear   Steering Response   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  18. Goodride SA57
    Goodride SA57
    N/A 31
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Low noise emission. Low price. Prone to understeer and long braking distance on wet pavement. Very short tread life. Satisfactory.

    Aquaplaning   Noise   Price   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  19. Continental EcoContact 6
    Continental EcoContact 6
    69 59
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on dry pavement. Very low rolling resistance. Very long tread life. Poor aquaplaning resistance. Long braking distance on wet pavement. Delayed steering response. Prone to understeer. Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Steering Response   Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
  20. GT Radial Champiro FE2 SUV
    GT Radial Champiro FE2 SUV
    N/A 28
    · Summer · 2021 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent aquaplaning resistance. Good braking efficiency. Low noise emission. Tangibly reduced tread life. Delayed steering response. Prone to understeer. Satisfactory.

    Noise   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Treadwear   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  21. Nokian Powerproof
    Nokian Powerproof
    76 48
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good aquaplaning resistance. Very good handling response in the wet. Excellent braking performance. Delayed steering response and insufficient lateral stability on dry pavement. Very short tread life. High price. Conditionally recommended.

    Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Dry Handling   Steering Response   Price  
    Europe Europe
Year
2022
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
215/55R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 15, 2022
Date updated
Apr 23, 2022
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