Vi Bilägare: Summer Tire Test R16 2022

Vi Bilägare: Summer Tire Test R16

The «green» tire technologies keep on evolving, and in its next test the Swedish magazine Vi Bilägare decided to assess the capabilities of the new generation of «green» tires, including in the test the following three models: Continental EcoContact 6, Michelin e. Primacy, and Nokian Hakka Green 3. Parallel to that, the experts tested «standard» models from the same manufacturers, as well as the Bridgestone Turanza T005, Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, and the inexpensive Peltas Imperium PT515 and Toyo Proxes Comfort. The tires were tested in the popular size of 205/55 R16, which fits many cars powered by a classic internal combustion engine, and EVs as well, such as Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf and VW e-Golf.

  1. Continental PremiumContact 6 - Winner
    Continental PremiumContact 6
    88 74
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and high lateral stability in any conditions. High level of driving safety. A slightly reduced ride comfort.

    Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    89
  2. Nokian Hakka Blue 3
    Nokian Hakka Blue 3
    N/A 22
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Good grip on wet pavement. Excellent control on the grip threshold. Low noise level on uneven surfaces. Relatively high fuel consumption

    Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling   Fuel Efficiency   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    83
  3. Bridgestone Turanza T005
    Bridgestone Turanza T005
    83 65
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Crisp steering response (brings lots of driving pleasure). Rough ride on uneven surfaces. High noise emission.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Comfort   Noise  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    81
  4. Toyo Proxes Comfort
    Toyo Proxes Comfort
    74 46
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    Excellent grip in any conditions. High lateral hydroplaning resistance. Relatively high fuel consumption.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    79
  5. Michelin Primacy 4
    Michelin Primacy 4
    85 63
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Logical behavior and easy handling response. Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Insufficient grip on wet pavement. Low noise emission.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Straight Aquaplaning   Comfort   Noise  
    Mexico Mexico · 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
    Test Score:
    78
  6. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    87 65
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Great riding comfort. Low rolling resistance. Attractive price. Fuzzy steering response.

    Fuel Efficiency   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    75
  7. Nokian Hakka Green 3
    Nokian Hakka Green 3
    N/A 30
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Quiet. Good wet grip by «green» tire standards. Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. High price.

    Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    60
  8. Continental EcoContact 6
    Continental EcoContact 6
    69 59
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption. Great riding comfort. Weak grip on wet pavement. Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Handling response not good enough.

    Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    57
  9. Michelin e.Primacy
    Michelin e.Primacy
    N/A 39
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Low rolling resistance. Good road holding ability. Good steering response. Dangerously weak grip and a long braking distance on wet pavement.

    Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    48
  10. Petlas Imperium PT515
    Petlas Imperium PT515
    64 19
    · Summer · 2012 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    Good vibration absorption and low noise emission on uneven surfaces. Insufficient handling response in emergency situations. Long braking distance on wet and dry pavements. Not recommended.

    Noise   Fuel Efficiency   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    41
Year
2022
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 29, 2022
Date updated
Apr 23, 2022
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