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Summer tyre test 225/45 R18 - ACE 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
Test winner
70
54
18
7
£132
0 + 1
2. Continental PremiumContact 7
Highly recommended
71
52
19
4
£144
91 W + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Sport 5
Highly recommended
70
50
18
5
£148
95 Y
4. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Highly recommended
67
53
15
5
£143
95 Y
5. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
Highly recommended
65
51
17
6
£129
95 Y + 1
6. Maxxis Victra Sport 5
Highly recommended
65
50
17
5
£97
95 Y
7. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
Highly recommended
62
50
17
6
£125
91 Y + 1
7. Kumho Ecsta PS71
Highly recommended
67
47
18
3
£121
91 Y + 2
9. Falken Azenis FK520
Recommended
60
50
17
6
£98
95 Y + 1
9. Nexen N fera Sport
Recommended
61
48
17
7
£100
95 Y
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the ACE 2023 225/45 R18 test performed by ACE on a Mercedes Benz C-class in 2023. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Continental PremiumContact 7, Michelin Pilot Sport 5, Bridgestone Potenza Sport; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, Michelin Primacy 4, Fulda SportControl 2.

Same size tyres not featured in the test

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. Continental SportContact 7
100% Premium £154 95 Y
2. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
92% Premium £131 91 Y + 6
3. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £157 91 W + 10
4. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
88% Premium £163 91 W + 6
5. Continental PremiumContact 6
87% Premium £140 95 Y + 5
3
6. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
85% Premium £123 91 Y + 5
7. Michelin Primacy 4
84% Premium £171 95 Y + 3
8. Fulda SportControl 2
84% Lowcost £144 95 Y + 2
9. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
81% Upper-middle £125 95 W
10. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
79% Premium £128 95 Y
11. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
79% Premium £128 95 W
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12. Pirelli Cinturato P7
78% Premium £142 91 W + 14
13. Maxxis Premitra HP5
78% Lowcost
14. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
77% Premium £131 91 Y + 1
15. BFGoodrich Advantage
76% Upper-middle £142 95 W
16. Continental SportContact 5P
75% Premium £145 95 Y
17. Debica Presto UHP 2
75% Lowcost £125 95 Y + 2
34
18. Falken Azenis FK510
74% Upper-middle £197 95 Y + 2
19. Sava Intensa UHP 2
73% Lowcost £103 95 Y + 2
20. Toyo Proxes Comfort
72% Upper-middle £110 95
21. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72% Premium £131 91 V + 1
22. Firestone Roadhawk
72% Upper-middle £108 95 Y
23. Uniroyal RainSport 5
72% Upper-middle £108 95 Y
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24. Nokian Powerproof
71% Upper-middle
25. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £130 95 Y + 1
26. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
68% Upper-middle £113 95 W + 1
27. Semperit Speed-Life 3
65% Lowcost £110 95 Y
28. Continental Ecocontact 6
63% Premium £120 91 W + 4
29. Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus
62% Premium £141 95 W + 1
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30. Pirelli P ZERO
61% Premium
31. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
59% Premium £124 91 W + 1
32. Bridgestone Potenza S001
58% Premium £156 91 W + 5
33. Cooper Zeon CS8
56% Upper-middle £137 0 Y
34. Michelin Primacy 3
54% Premium £170 91 V + 3
35. Uniroyal RainSport 3
51% Upper-middle £131 95 Y + 1
9
36. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
50% Premium £125 95 V + 2
37. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
50% Premium £189 91 Y + 3
38. Kumho Ecsta PS91
48% Upper-middle £108 95 Y
39. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
46% Upper-middle £168 95 W
40. Semperit Speed-Life 2
45% Lowcost
41. Continental ContiSportContact 5
44% Premium
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42. Continental SportContact 5
44% Premium £153 91 Y + 7
43. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
43% Premium £140 95 Y
44. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
41% Upper-middle
45. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £95 95 Y
46. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost
47. Nokian zLine
37% Upper-middle
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48. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
35% Upper-middle
49. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
35% Premium £162 95 Y
50. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
35% Premium £137 91 Y + 1
51. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
34% Upper-middle £119 95 Y + 1
52. Bridgestone Turanza T001
32% Premium
53. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
31% Premium
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54. BFGoodrich G-Grip
28% Upper-middle
55. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
27% Premium £164 95 Y
56. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
22% Lowcost
57. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
17% Premium £154 91 V
58. Yokohama Bluearth Rv-02
15% Upper-middle
59. Giti Sport S1
12% Lowcost
2
60. Falken Azenis FK453
5% Upper-middle
61. Matador Hectorra 5
3% Lowcost £101 95 Y
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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