ADAC: Summer SUV Tire Test R17 2024

ADAC: Summer SUV Tire Test R17

This year's evaluation introduced new criteria, emphasizing driving safety and environmental balance, as part of the 2024 ADAC summer tire test. Sixteen models in the 215/55 R17 category, suited for small SUVs and lower mid-range vehicles, were rigorously assessed. The test revealed a positive overall outcome, with top performances from brands like Continental, Michelin, and Kumho. While most tires showed satisfactory results, the detailed evaluation is crucial for understanding each tire's specific strengths and weaknesses, particularly in the realms of safety and environmental impact.

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

    The Continental PremiumContact 7 stands out in the ADAC Summer SUV Tire Test R17, securing the top position with exceptional performance in both dry and wet braking, showcasing its prowess in ensuring driving safety. It achieves the best scores in steering feedback and handling at limits, emphasizing its reliability in critical situations. However, the tire shows room for improvement in hydroplaning resistance, with average ratings in both straight and lateral scenarios. Its wear resistance and fuel consumption are commendable, indicating good longevity and moderate efficiency. The pricing and value metrics suggest a higher cost, which is something to consider against its performance benefits.

    Dry Braking (Top performance)   Fuel Consumption (Reasonable efficiency)   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Noise (Moderate levels)   Straight Hydroplaning (Below top performance)   Price (Higher compared to competitors)   Lateral Hydroplaning (Average resistance)  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2
  2. Michelin Primacy 4+ Recommended
    Michelin Primacy 4+
    N/A 46
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Michelin Primacy 4+ demonstrates robust performance, securing a commendable second position with notable achievements in dry and wet braking. It offers good steering feedback and reliable handling, particularly in dry conditions. In wet scenarios, the tire maintains strong performance, though it falls slightly behind the leader, especially on concrete surfaces. Its resistance to hydroplaning is solid, yet not the best in the test. The Primacy 4+ shines in abrasion resistance, topping this category, and boasts impressive mileage and minimal wear. Environmental considerations are evident in its low weight and fuel efficiency. However, its cost and value proposition may warrant attention due to its higher pricing.

    Abrasion (Outstanding)   Fuel Consumption (Efficient)   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Braking on Concrete   Price (On the higher side)   Value (Less cost-effective)   Hydroplaning Resistance  
    Mexico Mexico · Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    2.1
  3. Kumho Ecsta HS52 Recommended
    Kumho Ecsta HS52
    N/A 29
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Kumho Ecsta HS52 delivers solid performance, standing out particularly in terms of tire wear and cost-effectiveness, where it leads the field. While its dry braking is decent, it shines in wet conditions, especially on concrete surfaces. However, it's not the best performer in hydroplaning tests, indicating room for enhancement in this area. The tire is a bit noisier compared to the quietest in its category. Its value is notable, offering a competitive price per kilometer. The fuel consumption is average, aligning with its overall performance, which is efficient but not the best in the category.

    Value (Top-rated cost-effectiveness)   Wet Braking on Concrete (Strong performance)   Treadwear (Excellent longevity)   Straight Hydroplaning (Below top performance)   Noise (Higher than ideal)   Dry Braking (Room for improvement)   Fuel Consumption (Average efficiency)  
    Europe Europe · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.3
  4. Debica Presto UHP 2
    Debica Presto UHP 2
    77 28
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Debica Presto UHP2 demonstrates good performance, particularly in dry conditions where its braking is notable, though it trails behind the top performer. In wet scenarios, it struggles somewhat, particularly in braking, where it ranks lower, indicating an area for improvement. However, its hydroplaning resistance in lateral scenarios is commendable. The tire's noise level is relatively low, enhancing ride comfort. Wear and value are moderate, with the tire showing quicker wear compared to the best in its class. Its pricing is competitive, offering good value for its cost. Fuel consumption is average, reflecting an overall balanced but not exceptional efficiency in environmental impact.

    Noise (Relatively low)   Dry Braking   Lateral Hydroplaning Resistance   Treadwear   Value (Moderate cost-effectiveness)   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.6
  5. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2
    76 55
    · Summer · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 ranks fifth, showing strong performance in specific areas while having room for improvement in others. It performs well in dry braking, coming close to the leaders, and excels in hydroplaning resistance, particularly in lateral conditions, where it tops the chart. Wet braking and handling, however, do not reach the top echelons, highlighting an aspect that could be enhanced. The tire's noise level is moderately low, contributing to a comfortable ride experience. Wear and value metrics indicate that the tire wears faster and offers less value compared to the best in its category. Its pricing is mid-range, and fuel consumption is average, reflecting an overall balanced performance with a few standout features.

    Lateral Hydroplaning Resistance (Top performer)   Dry Braking   Straight Hydroplaning Resistance   Wet Braking on Concrete   Treadwear   Value (Less cost-effective)   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · South Africa South Africa · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.6
  6. Bridgestone Turanza 6
    Bridgestone Turanza 6
    82 47
    · Summer · 2023 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Bridgestone Turanza 6 ranks sixth, showing a mixed performance across various tests. It excels in straight hydroplaning resistance, leading this category, and demonstrates the best fuel consumption rate among its peers. However, its performance in dry braking and wet conditions, including wet braking and handling on concrete, shows room for improvement. The tire maintains a decent noise level, enhancing ride comfort. In terms of wear and value, the Turanza 6 shows moderate longevity and cost-effectiveness. Its price point and abrasion rate indicate average performance compared to the best in the category.

    Straight Hydroplaning (Best performance)   Fuel Consumption (Best in category)   Dry Braking   Value (Moderate cost-effectiveness)   Price (Mid-range compared to competitors)   Wet Braking   Wet Braking on Concrete   Lateral Hydroplaning Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.6
  7. Fulda SportControl 2
    Fulda SportControl 2
    74 34
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Fulda SportControl 2 ranks seventh and excels in dry conditions with notable dry braking capabilities. It stands out in hydroplaning resistance, both in straight-line and lateral scenarios, indicating reliable performance in challenging wet conditions. However, its wet braking, especially on concrete, shows room for improvement. The tire's noise level is within an acceptable range, though not the quietest. Concerns arise with wear and value, as the tire wears faster and offers less value compared to the best in its class. Its price is competitive, and fuel consumption is average, aligning with its overall balanced but not exceptional performance.

    Lateral Hydroplaning Resistance   Dry Braking   Straight Hydroplaning Resistance   Value (Moderate cost-effectiveness)   Wet Braking   Treadwear (Quicker wear rate)  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.6
  8. Hankook Ventus Prime 4 K135
    Hankook Ventus Prime 4 K135
    79 47
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Hankook Ventus Prime 4, placed eighth, delivers a solid performance with some notable strengths. Its dry braking is good, although it doesn't lead the pack. In wet conditions, the tire could improve, particularly in braking and handling on concrete surfaces. It performs moderately in straight hydroplaning tests and needs improvement in lateral hydroplaning scenarios. The noise level is reasonably low, contributing to a quieter ride. On the positive side, the tire is durable, as indicated by its good wear rating, and it provides excellent value with competitive pricing and outstanding fuel efficiency, being the best in its category for fuel consumption.

    Value (Good cost-effectiveness)   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption (Best in category)   Dry Braking   Wet Braking on Concrete   Noise (Moderate)   Wet Braking   Hydroplaning Resistance  
    Central & South America Central & South America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · Middle East Middle East · Africa Africa
    Test Score:
    2.7
  9. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
    85 64
    · Summer · 2020 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, positioned ninth, shows a good balance in its performance, particularly excelling in tire longevity and offering great value for money. It provides decent braking in both dry and wet conditions but doesn't top the charts. In hydroplaning situations, the tire performs adequately, with slightly better results when turning than in straight lines. It's commendably quiet, enhancing driving comfort. Notably, it stands out for its exceptional wear characteristics, nearly leading in this aspect, and its value proposition is strong, making it a cost-effective choice. While its purchase price is on the higher side, its fuel efficiency is commendable, contributing to its overall economic performance.

    Treadwear   Value (Excellent cost-effectiveness)   Noise   Fuel Consumption (Highly efficient)   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Hydroplaning Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · South Africa South Africa
    Test Score:
    2.7
  10. Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    Falken Ziex ZE310 Ecorun
    76 43
    · Summer · 2017 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun, positioned tenth, shows commendable performance, particularly in wet braking and hydroplaning resistance, where it ranks impressively high. In dry conditions, its braking is notable, but there is a need for better steering feedback for optimal curve handling. The tire's performance in straight hydroplaning is strong, enhancing its safety profile in wet conditions. However, its wear rate and value proposition could be improved, reflecting a faster wear and moderate cost-effectiveness. The tire's price is relatively competitive, but its fuel consumption lags slightly behind, impacting its overall efficiency rating.

    Lateral Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Straight Hydroplaning   Treadwear (Faster than some competitors)   Fuel Consumption (Could be more efficient)   Value (Moderate)  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · South Africa South Africa
    Test Score:
    2.8
  11. Nexen N Fera Primus
    Nexen N Fera Primus
    N/A 29
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Nexen N'Fera Primus, ranked eleventh, offers balanced performance with a stronger showing in wet conditions, particularly in braking and lateral hydroplaning resistance. Its dry braking is adequate but ranks lower compared to the leaders. The tire's handling in wet conditions is commendable, though it falls short in achieving top marks, particularly in straight hydroplaning. Noise levels are moderate, and wear indicates a quicker reduction in tread life compared to the best in its class. The tire's value is mid-range, with its pricing being competitive. Fuel consumption is average, aligning with its overall efficiency profile.

    Lateral Hydroplaning   Wet Braking   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Value (Moderate cost-effectiveness)   Straight Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  12. Goodride Solmax 1
    Goodride Solmax 1
    N/A 32
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Premuim Touring Summer
    Verdict:

    The Goodride Solmax 1, positioned twelfth, demonstrates areas for improvement, especially in wet and dry braking where it ranks lower in the test. Despite this, it shows better performance in straight hydroplaning, maintaining a high rating, and excels in lateral hydroplaning, where it's among the top performers. However, the tire's wear rate is a concern, indicating faster degradation compared to others. It offers an average value proposition and is priced competitively. The fuel consumption is good, aligning with the category's average, but the abrasion rate suggests the tire might wear out quicker than some peers.

    Lateral Hydroplaning   Fuel Consumption   Straight Hydroplaning   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Value (Moderate)  
    China China
    Test Score:
    3
  13. Sailun Atrezzo ZSR 2
    Sailun Atrezzo ZSR 2
    N/A 19
    · Summer · 2022 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Sailun Atrezzo ZSR2, positioned thirteenth, delivers solid performance in certain areas while highlighting improvements needed in others. Its dry and wet braking performances are commendable, ranking well among competitors. However, its handling on wet concrete shows a significant drop, indicating room for enhancement in this area. The tire performs well in noise reduction, boasting the lowest noise level among its peers. Its hydroplaning resistance in straight-line scenarios is good, but its performance in lateral hydroplaning could be better. The wear rate is a concern, indicating quicker wear than the best in its class. It offers good value for its price and excels in fuel consumption, demonstrating top efficiency in this category.

    Dry Braking   Noise (Lowest in the category)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption (Top efficiency)   Wet Braking on Concrete   Treadwear   Lateral Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
  14. Semperit Speed-Life 3
    Semperit Speed-Life 3
    73 46
    · Summer · 2019 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Semperit Speed-Life 3, ranked fourteenth, demonstrates a mixed performance across various tests. Its dry braking distance is the longest among its peers, indicating a significant area for improvement. In contrast, its wet braking performance is better but still not top-tier. The tire performs adequately in hydroplaning resistance, particularly in straight-line tests, where it ranks well. However, its lateral hydroplaning resistance and noise levels are areas where enhancements could be beneficial. On the positive side, the tire shows good wear resistance and offers excellent value, with a competitive price-to-performance ratio. Its fuel consumption is also commendable, showcasing efficiency.

    Value (Competitive)   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear (Good resistance)   Straight Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Noise   Wet Braking   Lateral Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.1
  15. Linglong Sport Master SA220
    Linglong Sport Master SA220
    69 24
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Linglong Sport Master, positioned fifteenth, demonstrates a commendable dry braking performance, ranking second, which is notably close to the top performer. However, its capabilities in wet conditions and hydroplaning resistance need enhancement. Despite a strong showing in noise reduction, being one of the quietest in the test, the tire's wear rate is a significant concern, showing much faster degradation compared to the best. The tire offers excellent value and the best pricing in the category. Fuel consumption is average, aligning with the majority in this group, and its abrasion resistance is moderate, indicating a need for improvement to match the top performers.

    Noise (Very low)   Value (High cost-effectiveness)   Dry Braking   Price (Best in the category)   Wet Braking on Concrete   Treadwear (Rapid compared to competitors)   Wet Braking   Straight Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.3
  16. Vredestein Ultrac
    Vredestein Ultrac
    72 36
    · Summer · 2021 · Passenger - High Performance Summer
    Verdict:

    The Vredestein Ultrac, in the sixteenth position, demonstrates strong performance in certain key areas but falls short in others. Its dry braking is proficient, ranking seventh, and it excels in wet conditions, particularly in hydroplaning resistance where it leads. However, its wet braking and handling on concrete show room for improvement. The tire's exceptional performance in straight hydroplaning and top-ranking in lateral hydroplaning indicates its reliable wet road capabilities. Noise levels are moderate, and the tire's wear rate is notably rapid, indicating a shorter lifespan compared to competitors. The value and price metrics suggest that it's less cost-effective, and its abrasion rate is the highest, indicating higher material wear.

    Lateral Hydroplaning (Best in category)   Dry Braking   Straight Hydroplaning (Nearly top performance)   Abrasion (Highest in the test).   Treadwear (Significantly faster than competitors)   Wet Braking   Value (Lower cost-effectiveness)  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.8
Year
2024
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Max Score, points
1
Tire Size
215/55R17
Season
Summer
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 24, 2024
Date updated
Apr 15, 2024
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