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Summer tyre test 215/55 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2019

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Enviromental impact
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Nokian WetProof
Recommended
8,8
9,0
9,0
6,5
Very safe and adhesive on wet and dry, easy to handle
Little steering response, unsatisfactory rolling resistance, slightly unpredictable
2. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Recommended
8,6
8,4
8,7
9,4
Above average in cornering, highly reliable on the wet, intuitive response to steering, lowest rolling resistance
Deficiencies in wet braking
£115
94 V + 5
3. Michelin Primacy 4
Recommended
8,6
7,9
9,3
9,7
Very balanced tire with short braking distances on dry, easy to use
Wet adhesion deficiency, weak water channeling
£143
94 V + 6
4. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
Recommended
8,3
8,8
7,7
8,7
Safe, stable handling on wet and dry, reliable when changing lane, easy to use
Worse cornering on dry while riding downhiill
£129
94 V + 7
5. Pirelli Cinturato P7
Recommended
8,3
8,6
8,3
7,3
Sporty, dynamic and comfortable tire, best in wet braking
Weak in dry braking and aquaplaning
£126
94 V + 4
6. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
Recommended
8,3
7,8
9,3
6,9
Safe braking distances on both wet and dry, stable when changing lane
weak in the wet in comparision to others, unpredictable handling in higher speeds
£112
94 V + 5
7. Continental PremiumContact 5
Recommended
8,1
9,1
7,2
6,6
Very safe on wet roads with short braking distances, the best prevention of aquaplaning
Shortcomings in the dry braking, understeering strongly with very short limit area
£123
94 V + 3
8. Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
Still recommended
7,7
7,9
8,0
5,5
Good for both wet and dry, dynamic on the wet with a good limit area, intuitive on the dry
Worse response to handling on the wet with strong understeer, worse in dry, high rolling resistance
£100
94 V + 1
9. Giti Premium H1
Still recommended
7,1
6,8
7,4
7,6
Good cornering and handling on dry, good rolling resistance, silent
Poor in braking, oversteer on wet, worse than average steering response
10. Nexen N blue HD plus
Conditionally recommended
6,9
6,8
7,0
6,6
Dominant in hadling and steering response
Just a satisfactory grip on wet and dry
£101
94 V
11. Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
Conditionally recommended
6,5
6,0
7,1
7,2
Good performance on dry surfaces, good comfort, quiet
Deficiencies in aquaplaning, poor grip in the wet
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Enviromental impact Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2019 215/55 R17 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a Volkswagen T-Roc in 2019. This test was performed in 215/55 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (215). Nokian WetProof is the best of 11 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Enviromental impact, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Turanza T005, Michelin Primacy 4, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Fulda SportControl 2, Fulda Ecocontrol Hp2 , Goodyear EFFICIENTGRIP 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. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
92% Premium £138 94 V
2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
88% Premium
3. Continental PremiumContact 6
87% Premium £119 94 V
4. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
87% Premium £155 94 W + 1
5. Hankook Ventus Prime 4
85% Premium £114 94 + 1
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6. Fulda SportControl 2
84% Lowcost
7. Fulda Ecocontrol Hp2
79% Lowcost £121 94 V
8. Goodyear EFFICIENTGRIP PERFORMANCE
79% Premium
9. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
79% Premium £144 94 Y + 1
10. Maxxis Premitra HP5
78% Lowcost £88 98 W
11. Kumho Ecsta PS71
77% Upper-middle £102 94 W + 1
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12. BFGoodrich Advantage
76% Upper-middle £134 94 V + 2
13. Debica Presto UHP 2
75% Lowcost £99 98 W + 1
14. Sava Intensa UHP 2
73% Lowcost £99 98 W + 1
15. Toyo Proxes Comfort
72% Upper-middle £94 98
16. Uniroyal RainSport 5
72% Upper-middle £107 94 V + 2
17. Firestone Roadhawk
72% Upper-middle £108 94 W + 1
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18. Nokian Powerproof
71% Upper-middle £120 98 W
19. Michelin e.Primacy
66% Premium £147 94 V + 2
20. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost
21. Continental Ecocontact 6
63% Premium £145 94 V + 6
22. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
62% Premium
23. Cooper Zeon CS8
56% Upper-middle £100 0 W + 3
12
24. Michelin Primacy 3
54% Premium £135 94 V + 6
25. Uniroyal RainSport 3
51% Upper-middle
26. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
50% Premium £118 94 V + 3
27. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
48% Premium
28. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
46% Upper-middle
29. Kumho Ecsta HS51
45% Upper-middle £95 94 V + 1
12
30. Semperit Speed-Life 2
45% Lowcost
31. Vredestein Ultrac
42% Premium £108 94 W + 1
32. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
41% Upper-middle
33. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £88 94 V + 2
34. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost
35. Nokian zLine
37% Upper-middle
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36. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
35% Upper-middle £112 94 V + 1
37. Nokian Line
35% Upper-middle
38. Bridgestone Turanza T001
32% Premium £119 94 V + 1
39. BFGoodrich G-Grip
28% Upper-middle
40. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
22% Premium
41. Debica Presto UHP
22% Lowcost
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42. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
22% Lowcost
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