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Summer tyre test 235/50 R18 - Autobild 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Offroad
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
Exemplary
1-
2+
2
very smooth road tires, very good on dry and wet roads, safe in terms of aquaplaning
very low grip on wet grass, high price
2. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
high resistance to aquaplaning, very short braking distance, a lot of wet grip, not bad offroad
only average ride comfort, average rolling resistance
£131
97 V
3. Dunlop Quattromaxx
Exemplary
2+
2
2
balanced road tires, great wet grip, not bad in the mud
Worst rolling resistance, high price
£142
97 V
4. Michelin Primacy 3
Exemplary
2-
2+
2
very short braking distance on dry road, pleasant steering response, pleasantly quiet
only average safety in aquaplaning, very high price.
£167
101 Y + 1
5. Continental PremiumContact 6
Recommended
2
1-
2
Very good adhesion on dry and wet roads, low rolling resistance, good in mud
only average safety in aquaplaning, high price, not particularly quiet.
£132
97 V + 2
6. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Recommended
2
2
2
good wet grip, durable, low rolling resistance, surprisingly good on sand and mud, very low price
inaccurate steering, bad on wet grass and gravel
7. Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
good aquaplaning resistance, good on gravel and grass
Long braking distance on wet, worse in wet bends, increased rolling resistance
8. Kumho Crugen HP91
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2
good comfort, low noise, good on grass and mud, good price
only average grip on wet and dry, longer braking distance
£95
97 W
9. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
Very low rolling resistance, good safety in aquaplaning, surprisingly good on sand
longer braking distance, steering accuracy, bad on gravel
£130
97 V + 1
10. Star Performer SUV-1
Not recommended
4+
3+
2-
amazing traction on gravel, low price
too long braking distance, very low wet grip, bad in mud
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Offroad Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2017 235/50 R18 SUV test performed by Autobild on a in 2017. This test was performed in 235/50 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Offroad, ). Other featured tyres include Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A, Dunlop Quattromaxx, Michelin Primacy 3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Continental SportContact 5, Pirelli P ZERO, Michelin Primacy 4 .

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 5 SUV
96% Premium £151 97 W + 5
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
94% Premium £131 101 H + 2
3. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
94% Premium £169 101 Y
4. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
91% Premium £149 101 Y
5. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £134 97 V
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6. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £591 97 V + 3
7. Pirelli P ZERO
88% Premium £157 101 Y
8. Michelin Primacy 4
88% Premium £148 97 V + 4
9. Nokian Powerproof
87% Upper-middle £125 101 Y
10. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost £111 101 Y + 1
11. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
85% Upper-middle £156 101 Y
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12. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
85% Upper-middle £86 101 W
13. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
84% Premium £176 97 V
14. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £121 97 V + 3
15. Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
84% Upper-middle £90 0 V
16. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £109 101 W
17. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
4
18. Pirelli Scorpion VERDE
82% Premium £117 97 V + 4
19. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
81% Upper-middle £99 97 V
20. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £121 101 Y
21. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost £107 97 V
22. Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
80% Upper-middle £91 101 Y
23. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2 SUV
80% Premium £110 97 V
3
24. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £111 97 V + 1
25. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £103 97 V
26. Kumho Solus HA31
78% Upper-middle £96 101 V
27. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £93 101 Y + 1
28. Yokohama Bluearth Rv-02
76% Upper-middle £106 97 V
29. Continental Ecocontact 6
75% Premium £147 97 Y
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30. Semperit Speed-Life 2 SUV
75% Lowcost £113 101 V
31. Barum Bravuris 5 HM SUV
75% Lowcost £89 97 V
32. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV
75% Premium £108 97 V
33. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX GT
75% Premium £119 97 V + 1
34. BFGoodrich Advantage SUV
75% Upper-middle £180 97 V + 1
35. Firestone Destination HP
75% Upper-middle
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36. Giti Premium H1
73% Lowcost
37. Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33
71% Upper-middle £112 97 V
38. Firestone Roadhawk
69% Upper-middle £91 101 Y
39. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
40. Uniroyal RainSport 5
66% Upper-middle £99 97 V + 1
41. Fulda SportControl
65% Lowcost
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42. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
43. Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
58% Premium £122 97 V
44. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
51% Lowcost £108 101 Y
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