Promobil: Summer Tire Test R17 2022

Promobil: Summer Tire Test R17

The Promobil magazine is targeted at the owners of motorhomes, and this is why it usually tests commercial tires or specialized tires with a CP (Camping Pneu) sign, but this time around the test involved tires originally designed for passenger cars and crossovers in size 235/55 R17, which can also be fitted on campervans, such as Volkswagen California. Such vehicles require tires with a load index no less than 103 (875 kilos per tire), which limited the selection of models, and ultimately the experts selected tires from eight brands ranging from the premium Continental PremiumContact 6 and Michelin Primacy 4 to the inexpensive Sava Intensa UHP 2 and Maxxis Premitra HP5.

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

    Very short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Extremely low noise emission. Low rolling resistance. Reduced hydroplaning resistance, particularly lateral. Highly recommended.

    Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Hydroplaning  
    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
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    88 74
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good riding comfort. Low noise emission. Short braking distance on wet pavement. The car rocks a little when switching lanes. Recommended.

    Noise   Wet Braking   Comfort   Steering Response  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.6
  3. Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
    Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
    89 37
    · Summer · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

    The best price/quality ratio. Very high lateral stability on dry and wet pavement. Low noise emission. Insufficient stability during lane switching. Fuzzy steering response. Recommended.

    Lateral Stability   Price   Noise   Steering Response  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    8.6
  4. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 65
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good handling response in the wet and in the dry. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Very low rolling resistance. Unpleasant hissing noise, especially during low-speed cornering. Recommended.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Noise  
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    Test Score:
    8.5
  5. Nokian Wetproof SUV
    Nokian Wetproof SUV
    81 38
    · Summer · 2020 · Light Truck / SUV - Street/Sport Truck Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Lateral Stabiltiy   Straight Hydroplaning   Steering Response  
    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:

    Good handling response in the wet and in the dry. Short braking distance on dry pavement. The best hydroplaning resistance. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. High rolling resistance. Conditionally recommended.

    Dry Handling   Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   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
    76 47
    · Summer · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    No issues found capable of critically compromising the safety level. Somewhat delayed steering response. Increased noise. Increased rolling resistance. Conditionally recommended.

    Steering Response   Noise   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
    Test Score:
    7.8
  8. Sava Intensa UHP 2
    Sava Intensa UHP 2
    74 41
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

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

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.7
Year
2022
Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
235/55R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
May 27, 2022
Date updated
May 30, 2022
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