ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ: Summer Tire Test R17 2024

ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ: Summer Tire Test R17

In the 2024 professional summer tire test conducted by ACE, ARBÖ, and GTÜ, ten summer tires of size 225/45 R17 were scrutinized for their performance on compact vehicles. This comprehensive test featured a mix of premium and budget-friendly tire brands, including Continental, Michelin and Milestone, and took place at the Triwo testing ground near Frankfurt. The evaluation utilized an Opel Astra Sportstourer and a VW Golf VII Variant to test the tires under various conditions, focusing on aspects critical for optimal summer driving performance.

  1. Continental PremiumContact 7 - Winner Recommended
    Continental PremiumContact 7
    97 37
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Continental PremiumContact 7, securing the top position in the test, demonstrates outstanding performance across various metrics. It excels in both dry and wet conditions, showcasing superior dry braking and handling capabilities. In wet conditions, it maintains a high level of performance, particularly in hydroplaning resistance and handling, ensuring driver safety and vehicle control. Despite its excellent handling and braking attributes, the tire's rolling resistance is notable, suggesting a slight compromise in fuel efficiency compared to some competitors.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Hydroplaning Resistance   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    143
  2. Vredestein Ultrac Recommended
    Vredestein Ultrac
    72 36
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Vredestein Ultrac, ranking second in the test, exhibits excellent performance, particularly in wet conditions, with high scores in hydroplaning resistance and wet handling, underscoring its reliability and control in challenging driving scenarios. In dry conditions, the tire provides solid braking and handling, demonstrating its balanced capabilities across different environments. Although the noise level is within a moderate range, it is not the quietest in the test. The tire's rolling resistance indicates good efficiency, contributing positively to fuel economy.

    Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet Handling   Dry Performance   Noise   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    140
  3. Michelin Primacy 4+ Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4+
    N/A 46
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Michelin Primacy 4+ demonstrates solid performance in both wet and dry conditions. It shows robust wet braking capabilities, ensuring safety and control during rainy weather. The tire's handling in wet conditions is commendable, contributing to a secure driving feel. In dry conditions, the Primacy 4+ provides reliable braking and handling, underlining Michelin's focus on overall performance. Notably, its noise level is well-managed, offering a quieter ride. However, the tire's rolling resistance suggests there is room for improvement in fuel efficiency.

    Wet Braking   Noise   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East
  4. Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2) Recommended
    Pirelli Cinturato P7 (P7C2)
    82 58
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Pirelli Cinturato P7 demonstrates strong performance in wet and dry conditions, with notable wet braking and handling capabilities. It provides reliable dry braking and handling, indicating a well-rounded performance. The tire has good hydroplaning resistance, enhancing safety in wet conditions. While the noise level is moderate, the rolling resistance score indicates a good balance, favoring fuel efficiency.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Noise  
    North America North America · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    138
  5. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    85 64
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 showcases strong capabilities in wet braking and objective wet handling, ensuring driver confidence in rainy conditions. Its performance in hydroplaning resistance, both straight and lateral, indicates room for improvement. In dry conditions, the tire delivers solid braking and handling performance. It stands out with a better noise offering a quieter ride.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Hydrolaning Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa
    Test Score:
    134
  6. Bridgestone Turanza 6
    Bridgestone Turanza 6
    82 47
    · Summer · 2023 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Bridgestone Turanza 6 offers commendable wet braking and handling, ensuring safety and control in wet conditions. Its hydroplaning resistance scores are moderate. In dry conditions, the tire provides adequate braking and handling, aligning with expectations for a tire in its category. However, the noise level is on the lower side, suggesting a quieter ride might be achievable. The rolling resistance is relatively efficient, indicating a positive impact on fuel economy.

    Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning Resistance   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    133
  7. Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5
    74 49
    · Summer · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5 exhibits strong performance in dry and wet conditions, with particularly impressive wet handling and braking capabilities. The tire's dry braking and handling are also commendable, demonstrating its balanced performance across different driving conditions. However, its hydroplaning resistance, especially lateral, indicates a significant area for improvement. While the noise level is moderate, the tire's rolling resistance is lower compared to some competitors, suggesting potential impacts on fuel efficiency.

    Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning Resistance (Significantly low)  
    Canada Canada · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    130
  8. Milestone Green Sport GS05
    Milestone Green Sport GS05
    N/A 25
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Milestone Green Sport GS-05 demonstrates moderate performance in the testing, with its capabilities in wet braking and handling falling below some of its competitors. Its performance in hydroplaning resistance is fair, yet not outstanding. In dry conditions, the tire shows adequate braking and handling, suggesting a consistent but not exceptional performance. The noise level is reasonably managed, providing a relatively quiet ride. However, its rolling resistance is average, indicating that while it doesn't excel, it maintains a balance that might slightly affect fuel efficiency.

    Dry Handling   Noise (Moderately low)   Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance (Average)   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    121
  9. Berlin Summer HP 1
    Berlin Summer HP 1
    N/A 21
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Berlin Summer HP 1 tire shows room for improvement across several performance metrics. Its wet braking and handling scores are notably lower, suggesting that it may struggle to provide optimal control in wet conditions. Hydroplaning resistance, both straight and lateral, is also below par, indicating a potential risk in heavy rain scenarios. In dry conditions, the tire offers basic performance with its braking and handling capabilities being adequate but not top-tier. The noise level is better than some, indicating a quieter ride. The rolling resistance is decent, suggesting a reasonable balance with fuel efficiency.

    Noise (Relatively quiet)   Rolling Resistance (Reasonable)   Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    116
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March 25, 2024
Year
2024
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
170
Tire Size
225/45R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 24, 2024
Date updated
Apr 02, 2024
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