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Summer tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autobild 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Running costs
Price
1. Kumho Ecsta HS51
Exemplary
1-
2+
2+
2. Continental PremiumContact 6
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
3. Semperit Speed-Life 3
Exemplary
1-
2-
2
£61
91 H + 3
4. Debica Presto HP2
Exemplary
2
2
2
£69
91 V + 3
5. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Exemplary
2
2
2-
£82
91 W + 11
6. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
Good
1-
1-
3+
£74
91 V + 7
7. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
Good
1-
1-
3+
£106
91 V + 3
8. Michelin Primacy 4
Good
2
2
1-
£92
91 H + 12
9. Firestone Roadhawk
Good
2+
2+
3
£58
91 V + 3
10. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
Good
2-
2
1
£81
91 Y + 4
11. BFGoodrich Advantage
Satisfactory
2-
2+
2-
£82
91 H + 9
12. Maxxis Premitra HP5
Satisfactory
2
2+
3
£60
91 V + 1
13. Toyo Proxes Comfort
Satisfactory
2-
2+
2-
£73
0 + 2
14. Uniroyal RainSport 5
Satisfactory
2+
2-
2-
£70
91 W + 3
15. Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
£64
91 V + 4
16. Fulda EcoControl HP2
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
£76
91 V + 3
17. Nokian WetProof
Satisfactory
2
2
3
18. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
£60
91 V + 9
19. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
£68
91 H + 5
20. Nexen N blue HD Plus
Satisfactory
3+
2+
3+
£53
0 + 1
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2021 205/55 R16 test performed by Autobild on a VW Golf in 2021. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Kumho Ecsta HS51 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Continental PremiumContact 6, Semperit Speed-Life 3, Debica Presto HP2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Sava Intensa HP2, Kumho Ecsta PS71, Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT.

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
88% Premium £92 91 W + 2
2. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
79% Premium
3. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
79% Premium £91 91 W + 11
4. Pirelli Cinturato P7
78% Premium £105 91 V + 13
5. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
76% Premium £83 91 H + 1
9
6. Sava Intensa HP2
75% Lowcost £62 91 H + 3
7. Kumho Ecsta PS71
72% Upper-middle £86 91 V + 1
8. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £82 91 W + 2
9. Michelin e.Primacy
66% Premium £88 91 V + 5
10. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £52 91
11. Kumho Ecowing ES31
65% Upper-middle £71 0 + 4
32
12. Continental Ecocontact 6
63% Premium £85 91 W + 12
13. Continental PremiumContact 5
63% Premium £80 91 W + 5
14. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
62% Premium
15. Vredestein Sportrac 5
58% Premium
16. Cooper Zeon CS8
56% Upper-middle £82 0 W + 7
17. Hankook Kinergy eco2 K435
56% Premium £64 91 H + 1
12
18. Michelin Primacy 3
54% Premium £113 91 V + 7
19. Michelin Energy Saver+
52% Premium £79 91 H + 7
20. Falken Sincera SN110
52% Upper-middle £64 91 H + 1
21. Fulda EcoControl HP
51% Lowcost
22. Hankook Kinergy eco K425
51% Premium £77 91 H + 3
23. Uniroyal RainSport 3
51% Upper-middle £82 91 W + 5
15
24. Giti Premium H1
51% Lowcost
25. GoodYear Efficientgrip Cargo
50% Premium
26. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
50% Premium £87 91 W + 6
27. Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
48% Upper-middle
28. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
46% Upper-middle £89 91 W
29. Semperit Speed-Life 2
45% Lowcost
16
30. Giti Synergy E1
44% Lowcost
31. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
43% Premium
32. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £64 91 V + 3
33. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
41% Upper-middle
34. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost
35. Nokian Line
35% Upper-middle
37
36. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
35% Upper-middle
37. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
34% Upper-middle £83 91 W + 1
38. Bridgestone Turanza T001
32% Premium £99 91 V + 3
39. BFGoodrich G-Grip
28% Upper-middle
40. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
22% Premium
41. Sava Intensa HP
22% Lowcost
31
42. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
22% Lowcost
43. Imperial EcoDriver 5
17% Lowcost
44. Kormoran Road Performance
15% Lowcost
45. Debica Presto HP
11% Lowcost
46. Matador Hectorra 5
3% Lowcost £78 91 Y + 2
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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