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Summer tyre test 225/50 R17 - Autobild 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Running costs
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental PremiumContact 6
Exemplary
1-
1-
1
 test winner with the best road performance on wet and dry roads, dynamic driving characteristics with precise control, a short wet and dry braking distances, excellent mileage
higher price
£139
94 V + 3
2. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
Exemplary
2+
2+
1-
best premium tire, dynamic response on wet and dry roads, good steering precision and feedback also in wet conditions, very good mileage
Average rolling resistance
£124
94 Y + 1
3. Falken Azenis FK510
Exemplary
1-
2+
2
balanced and safe on wet and dry roads, stable cornering, short braking distance on dry, good price, good price-performance ratio
slightly higher rolling resistance
£142
98 Y + 1
4. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
Exemplary
2+
1-
2
 Premium tire having optimum characteristics for handling on wet and dry surfaces, sporty dynamic steering characteristics, the shortest braking distance on a wet road, the lowest rolling resistance in the test
Only average aquaplaning
5. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
Exemplary
2+
2+
2
Korean premium tire with balanced characteristics and short braking distances, low noise, good price / performance ratio
Only average in preventing aquaplaning
£100
94 W + 3
6. Fulda SportControl 2
Exemplary
2
2+
2
 balanced summer tyre with safe driving characteristics, short wet and dry braking distances, comfortable ride, optimized rolling resistance for fuel economy, favorable price
Average wet
£142
98 Y + 1
7. Bridgestone Turanza T001
Good
1-
2
2-
 convincing performance with dynamic handling characteristics on wet roads, balanced handling with precise control on dry roads, good aquaplaning safety reserves
Low mileage
£109
94 V + 2
8. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
Good
2+
2
2-
 balanced summer tyre with safe driving characteristics on wet and dry conditions, good margin of safety in aquaplaning, short stopping distance on dry road
lower price / performance / endurance ratio
£148
94 Y + 3
9. Michelin Primacy 3
Satisfactory
2-
2+
1-
Convincing premium tire mileage performance and short braking distances on dry roads, low rolling resistance
only average level of grip on wet roads, lower aquaplaning resistance, high price
£147
94 H + 13
10. Uniroyal RainSport 3
Satisfactory
1-
2-
2-
Wet specialist, the largest safety reserves in aquaplaning, short braking distance in the wet
clumsy steering responses, worse on dry roads, lower comfort and higher rolling resistance
£118
94 V + 4
11. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
Satisfactory
2
2-
2+
Balanced wet handling, short stopping distance
driving properties in dry conditions
12. Sava Intensa UHP 2
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
Short wet and dry braking distance, good price-performance ratio
unstable steering when handling on the wet
£116
98 Y + 1
13. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport plus
Satisfactory
2
2
3+
Good balanced performance on wet and dry roads, low noise
slight deficiencies in all respects
14. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Satisfactory
3+
2
2+
favorable summer tire with stable dry properties and high mileage
Poor aquaplaning and wet properties
£110
98 W
15. Avon ZV7
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2
short dry braking distance
understeering and delayed steering responses on wet and dry roads; longer braking distances in the wet
£94
98 W + 1
16. Nokian zLine SUV
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
Stable driveability
Understeer on wet, longer wet braking distance, worse mileage, increased rolling resistance
17. Cooper Zeon CS8
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
good price / performance ratio
non-harmonious understeering performance on dry roads, reduced ride comfort, increased rolling resistance
£128
0 W + 3
18. Leao Nova Force
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
favorable price, low noise
worse response to steering, limited traction on both wet and dry, low mileage
19. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
Conditionally recommended
3+
2+
2
Good braking distance on dry road
Poor aquaplaning, delayed steering response and a low level of grip on wet road
£115
98 W
20. Kumho Ecsta HS51
Not recommended
3+
3+
3+
Safe in aquaplaning
 delayed reaction control, understeer, the lowest mileage
£112
94 W + 1
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Running costs Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2017 225/50 R17 test performed by Autobild on a in 2017. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental PremiumContact 6 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2, Falken Azenis FK510, Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Turanza T005, Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance.

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. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
94% Premium
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
94% Premium £124 94 Y + 5
3. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
92% Premium £121 98 Y
4. Michelin Primacy 4
90% Premium £162 94 V + 11
5. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £152 94 V + 10
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6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £131 94 Y + 6
7. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £122 94 W + 7
8. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £128 94 W + 6
9. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
88% Premium £143 94 W + 1
10. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
88% Upper-middle £94 98 Y + 1
11. Nokian Wetproof
87% Upper-middle £132 98 V
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12. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
87% Premium £119 94 W + 2
13. Pirelli Cinturato P7
86% Premium £116 94 H + 11
14. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
86% Upper-middle £140 98 W + 2
15. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
86% Premium £122 94 W + 1
16. Nokian Powerproof
85% Upper-middle £132 94 W + 2
17. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
85% Premium
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18. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
19. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £143 94 W + 1
20. Semperit Speed-Life 3
81% Lowcost £108 94 Y + 2
21. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £142 94 Y + 4
22. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £126 94 W + 1
23. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
2
24. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £109 94 W + 2
25. BFGoodrich Advantage
79% Upper-middle
26. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £114 94 W + 6
27. Falken Azenis FK453
78% Upper-middle
28. Continental Ecocontact 6
78% Premium £146 94 V + 3
29. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
76% Premium
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30. Nokian Line
76% Upper-middle
31. Uniroyal RainSport 5
76% Upper-middle £111 94 V + 3
32. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium
33. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £101 94 Y + 1
34. Kumho Ecowing ES31
75% Upper-middle £112 98 W
35. Toyo Proxes Sport A
74% Upper-middle £118 98
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36. Giti Premium H1
73% Lowcost
37. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £102 98 W + 1
38. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
39. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
67% Lowcost £112 98 V + 1
40. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
66% Lowcost £105 98 V + 1
41. Toyo Proxes Comfort
65% Upper-middle £97 98
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42. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
43. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
58% Premium £125 94 H + 2
44. Debica Presto UHP2
56% Lowcost £108 98 Y + 1
45. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost
46. Yokohama BLUEARTH-GT AE51
46% Upper-middle £109 98 W
47. Imperial EcoSport 2
40% Lowcost
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48. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle
49. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
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