TireRack: Extreme Performance Summer Tire Test R17 2022

TireRack: Extreme Performance Summer Tire Test R17

The Tire Rack experts checked whether the new models from Bridgestone and Nexen would be able to outperform the leaders of the Extreme Performance segment. In order to assess the capabilities of the two new models, the TR experts compared them against their two most obvious rivals — Falken Azenis RT660 and Yokohama ADVAN A052. The tests were conducted at TR’s own test facility using a Subaru BRZ Limited fitted with new full tread depth 225/45R17 tires mounted on 17×8.0 wheels.

  1. Yokohama Advan A052 - Winner
    Yokohama Advan A052
    N/A 31
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Extreme Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Very good handling response in the wet and in the dry. Acceptable riding comfort. Somewhat fuzzy steering response compared to the competition.

    Lateral Stability (Dry)   Comfort   Dry Handling   Noise   Steering Response (Dry)  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    7.76
  2. Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS
    Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS
    N/A 42
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent results on wet pavement. Excellent lateral stability on dry pavement. Relatively long braking distance on dry pavement.

    Steering Response (Wet)   Lateral Stability (Wet)   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability (Dry)   Dry Braking  
    East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    7.74
  3. Falken Azenis RT660
    Falken Azenis RT660
    N/A 26
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Max Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Precise steering response and a very high lateral grip on dry pavement. Somewhat nervous behavior wet pavement.

    Steering Response (Dry)   Lateral Stability (Dry)   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
    Test Score:
    7.54
  4. Nexen N'Fera Sport R
    Nexen N'Fera Sport R
    N/A 26
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Extreme Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and good handling response on dry pavement. Relatively weak results on wet pavement. Stiff ride and high noise emission.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Comfort   Lateral Stability (Wet)   Lateral Stability (Dry)   Steering Response (Wet)   Noise   Wet Braking   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+
    Test Score:
    7.27
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Testing the Yokohama ADVAN A052 2022 | Tire Rack
August 26, 2022
Year
2022
Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
225/45R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
North America
Date added
Aug 15, 2022
Date updated
Aug 26, 2022
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