Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19 2022

Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19

Germany’s Auto Bild magazine tested 10 models of summer tires in size 245/40 R19, including two hot newcomers of the season — Continental SportContact 7 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 — which hitherto were not spotted together in independent tests.

  1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
    98 46
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellently balanced performance. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Good handling response and a short stopping distance on wet and dry pavement alike. Low rolling resistance. High price. Exemplary.

    Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Europe Europe
  2. Continental SportContact 7 Recommended
    Continental SportContact 7
    N/A 34
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent handling performance on dry pavement. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Excellent braking performance. Great handling response in the wet. Moderate ride comfort. Exemplary.

    Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
  3. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 Recommended
    Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
    80 58
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Great handling response on wet pavement. Good handling response in the dry. Short wet and dry braking distances. Moderate ride comfort. Exemplary.

    Wet Handling   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · South Korea South Korea · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  4. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport 4
    82 69
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Good handling response in the dry. Optimum hydroplaning resistance. Precise steering response. Low rolling resistance. High price. Exemplary.

    Steering Response   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Price  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
  5. Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    75 51
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good results on dry and wet pavement. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Very good price/quality ratio. Delayed steering response on dry pavement. Good.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Handling   Price/Quality Ratio   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Steering Response  
    Canada Canada · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
  6. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
    Bridgestone Potenza Sport
    82 69
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Good handling performance and crisp steering response. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Good.

    Steering Response   Dry Handling   Hydroplaning   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  7. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+
    Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+
    N/A 32
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Great handling response in the wet. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Great riding comfort. Fair price. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Good.

    Wet Handling   Comfort   Price   Hydroplaning   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe
  8. Nexen N'Fera Sport
    Nexen N'Fera Sport
    78 45
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low noise emission. Prone to oversteer on dry pavement. Satisfactory.

    Noise   Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  9. Falken Azenis FK510
    Falken Azenis FK510
    80 65
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Great riding comfort. Long braking distance and generally weak grip on wet pavement. Prone to oversteer. Satisfactory.

    Comfort   Hydroplaning   Steering Response   Wet Braking  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
  10. Star Performer UHP 3
    Star Performer UHP 3
    N/A 30
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Low price. Low rolling resistance. Lack of grip and a dangerously long wet braking distance. Delayed and fuzzy steering response. Not recommended.

    Price   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Steering Response   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe
Year
2022
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Tire Size
245/40R19
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
May 16, 2022

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