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Tyres for Kia Optima - market overview, tests, reviews

Continental PremiumContact 7

/100%
Tested 6x in 2024, 6x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £134mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £139tyres.net
225/50 R17 £135mytyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £150tyres.net
225/45 R18 £144tyres.net
235/45 R18 £149mytyres.co.uk
235/40 R19Not available in this dimension

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

/100%
Tested 10x in 2024, 10x in total.
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17Not available in this dimension
225/50 R17 £132roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £154roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £154mytyres.co.uk
235/45 R18 £198tyres.net
235/40 R19 £169roundtriptyres.co.uk

Michelin Pilot Sport 5

/99%
Tested 7x in 2024, 7x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £145roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/50 R17 £134roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18 £161roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/45 R18 £180roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/40 R19 £202roundtriptyres.co.uk

Michelin Primacy 4+

/94%
Tested 3x in 2024, 3x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16 £157mytyres.co.uk
215/60 R16 £152roundtriptyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £145roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/50 R17 £141roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £163roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £153roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/45 R18 £166roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/40 R19Not available in this dimension

Continental Premiumcontact 6

/92%
Tested 7x in 2024, 36x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17Not available in this dimension
225/50 R17Not available in this dimension
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18 £143mytyres.co.uk
235/45 R18 £171mytyres.co.uk
235/40 R19 £183tyres.net

Bridgestone Turanza T005

/89%
Tested 10x in 2024, 31x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16 £189mytyres.co.uk
215/60 R16 £149roundtriptyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £172mytyres.co.uk
225/50 R17 £137roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £122roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £187roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/45 R18 £167mytyres.co.uk
235/40 R19Not available in this dimension

Vredestein Wintrac Pro

/81%
Tested 16x in 2024, 32x in total.
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £155mytyres.co.uk
225/50 R17 £113mytyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £159tyres.net
225/45 R18 £142tyres.net
235/45 R18 £161roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/40 R19 £190tyres.net

Bridgestone Turanza 6

/87%
Tested 3x in 2024, 3x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £136roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/50 R17 £112roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £161roundtriptyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £148roundtriptyres.co.uk
235/45 R18Currenty not available
235/40 R19Not available in this dimension

Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3

/78%
Tested 7x in 2024, 7x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Great handling on snow
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16 £126mytyres.co.uk
215/60 R16 £119mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £160mytyres.co.uk
225/50 R17 £172mytyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18Not available in this dimension
235/45 R18Not available in this dimension
235/40 R19Not available in this dimension

Falken Azenis Fk520

/83%
Tested 8x in 2024, 8x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Excellent steering response on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17Not available in this dimension
225/50 R17 £94tyres.net
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £115mytyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £135tyres.net
235/45 R18 £116tyres.net
235/40 R19 £137tyres.net

Kleber Dynaxer HP4

/83%
Tested 6x in 2024, 10x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £97mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £131tyres.net
225/50 R17 £129tyres.net
235/50 R17 £121tyres.net
215/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18Not available in this dimension
235/45 R18Not available in this dimension
235/40 R19Not available in this dimension

Semperit Speed-Grip 5

/73%
Tested 6x in 2024, 6x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on snow
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16 £108mytyres.co.uk
215/60 R16 £123mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17Not available in this dimension
225/50 R17Not available in this dimension
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £146mytyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £159mytyres.co.uk
235/45 R18Not available in this dimension
235/40 R19 £163mytyres.co.uk

Nexen N blue 4 Season

/62%
Tested 3x in 2024, 15x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on snow
  • Good value for the money
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16 £96mytyres.co.uk
215/55 R17 £100tyres.net
225/50 R17 £112mytyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18Not available in this dimension
235/45 R18Not available in this dimension
235/40 R19Not available in this dimension

Linglong Sport Master

/78%
Tested 3x in 2024, 3x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17Currenty not available
225/50 R17Currenty not available
235/50 R17Currenty not available
215/50 R18Not available in this dimension
225/45 R18Currenty not available
235/45 R18Currenty not available
235/40 R19Currenty not available

Vredestein Quatrac Pro

/61%
Tested 4x in 2024, 10x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
    -

Tyre sizes for Kia Optima:

205/65 R16Not available in this dimension
215/60 R16Not available in this dimension
215/55 R17 £133mytyres.co.uk
225/50 R17 £140mytyres.co.uk
235/50 R17Not available in this dimension
215/50 R18 £150mytyres.co.uk
225/45 R18 £151mytyres.co.uk
235/45 R18 £139mytyres.co.uk
235/40 R19 £167tyres.net
#NameOur ratingTested in this dimensionTested in same width dimensionSegmentPrice
1. Continental Sportcontact 7
Premium £215
96 Y + 1
2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
87.9%
92.7%
90.5%
Premium £169
96 Y
3. Michelin Pilot Sport 5
81.1%
88.1%
76.9%
Premium £202
96 Y
4. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
76.8%
80.4%
73.5%
72.7%
Upper-middle £170
96 V
5. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
77.9%
85.3%
64.2%
Premium £218
96 Y + 1
6. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
76.4%
89.7%
89.5%
78.2%
Premium £302
96 W
7. Michelin Pilot Sport 4! Newer model available: Michelin Pilot Sport 5
89.4%
89.3%
79.1%
Premium £196
96 Y
8. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
85%
78.5%
76.5%
Premium £211
92 Y + 2
9. Continental PremiumContact 6! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 7
86%
92.3%
80.7%
Premium £198
96 W + 8
10. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
90.3%
90.3%
81.3%
Premium £189
96 Y
11. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
Premium £202
96 V
12. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3
83.4%
79.4%
73.3%
82.3%
Premium £200
96 Y
13. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
78.7%
79.7%
92.1%
86.1%
Premium £224
96 V
14. Continental AllSeasonContact
82.6%
90.3%
78.3%
77.7%
Premium £198
96 Y
15. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5! Newer model available: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
91.7%
90.4%
77.2%
Premium £182
96 Y + 1
16. Continental Sportcontact 6! Newer model available: Continental SportContact 7
82.5%
90.9%
88.9%
Premium £219
96 Y
17. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92.2%
79.8%
84.4%
83.1%
Premium £232
96 V + 1
18. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
84.6%
92.6%
80.2%
85.4%
Premium £240
96 V + 3
19. Bridgestone Turanza T005
84%
88.8%
79.4%
Premium £186
96 Y + 1
20. Michelin CrossClimate 2
73.5%
93.8%
90.9%
71.2%
Premium £204
96 H + 1
21. Michelin Primacy 4! Newer model available: Michelin Primacy 4+
80.1%
83.2%
81%
Premium £223
96 W + 1
22. Kleber KRISALP HP3
77.6%
89.7%
74.8%
79.7%
Upper-middle £203
96 V
23. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
87.4%
91.3%
89.3%
Premium £266
92 V + 1
24. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
86%
76.3%
81.1%
76%
Premium £190
96 W
25. Hankook Kinergy 4S2 H750
83.3%
84.2%
88.6%
89.1%
Upper-middle £239
92 Y
26. Michelin CrossClimate+
69.1%
79.8%
84.3%
79.5%
Premium £228
96 Y
27. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
Premium £212
96 V + 1
28. Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO
77.7%
62.3%
80.4%
74.8%
Premium £203
96 Y
29. Pirelli Cinturato All Season SF2
75.3%
81.6%
82.3%
81.1%
Premium £193
96 Y
30. Fulda SportControl 2
78.9%
80.7%
80%
Lowcost £138
96 Y + 1
31. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320! Newer model available: Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
75.8%
90.5%
85.7%
67.4%
Upper-middle £268
96 V + 1
32. Firestone Winterhawk 4
79.3%
88.5%
72.7%
81.5%
Upper-middle £163
96 V
33. Vredestein Quatrac 5
Premium £160
96 Y
34. Falken Azenis FK520
70.7%
80.8%
88.2%
Upper-middle £137
96 Y
35. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
80.9%
83.5%
78.2%
Premium £148
92 Y + 3
36. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
75.2%
80.2%
78.7%
Lowcost £163
96 V
37. Semperit Speed-Grip 3! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Grip 5
78.1%
77.2%
71.3%
79.7%
Lowcost £208
96 V
38. Firestone Firehawk Sport
66.2%
77.7%
Upper-middle £158
96 Y
39. Falken Azenis FK510! Newer model available: Falken Azenis FK520
82.9%
75.5%
76.2%
Upper-middle £200
96 Y + 1
40. Nokian WR Snowproof P
66.1%
79.2%
92.3%
Upper-middle £172
96 V
41. Toyo Snowprox S954
78.8%
70.6%
92.2%
82.7%
Upper-middle £149
96 W
42. Sava Intensa Uhp 2
Lowcost £142
96 Y
43. Vredestein Quatrac Pro
Premium £167
96 Y
44. Linglong Sport Master
68%
64%
81%
Lowcost
45. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79.8%
75.2%
68.3%
Upper-middle £134
96 Y
46. BFGoodrich Advantage
63.7%
74.3%
77.6%
Upper-middle £180
96 Y
47. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
58.7%
77%
87.7%
Premium £275
96 V
48. Kleber Quadraxer 3
77.5%
86.9%
85.5%
82.3%
Upper-middle £192
96 Y
49. Nokian Powerproof
82.2%
84.7%
77%
Upper-middle £223
96 Y
50. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
81.9%
76.7%
78%
Upper-middle £144
92 V
51. Maxxis Victra Sport 5
79.3%
78%
76.6%
Lowcost £120
96 Y
52. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
64.3%
72.6%
78.2%
Upper-middle £134
96 Y
53. Uniroyal RainSport 5
87%
71.6%
83.6%
Upper-middle £144
96 Y
54. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
Premium £168
96 Y
55. Firestone Roadhawk
73%
86.9%
74.1%
Upper-middle £141
96 Y
56. Toyo Proxes Comfort
65.5%
80.4%
84.5%
Upper-middle £138
96
57. Pirelli P ZERO
90.1%
92.2%
74.6%
Premium £371
92 Y
58. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
Premium £211
96 V
59. Semperit Speed-Life 3
83.4%
76.6%
83.6%
Lowcost £142
96 Y
60. Barum Polaris 5
64.6%
77.9%
71.1%
75.2%
Lowcost £148
96 V
61. Pirelli Cinturato P7
77.6%
86.3%
81.2%
Premium £168
92 V + 2
62. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
85.5%
Premium £152
96 Y + 1
63. Nokian WR A4
66.1%
77.4%
80.7%
Upper-middle £161
96 V
64. Debica Presto Uhp2
Lowcost £131
96 Y
65. Bridgestone Potenza S001
73%
83.9%
61.6%
Premium £207
96 W + 2
66. Apollo Aspire XP
75.8%
84.4%
88.3%
Lowcost
67. Matador MP93 Nordicca
Lowcost £145
96 V
68. Uniroyal RainSport 3
58.4%
Upper-middle £149
96 Y
69. GT radial Sport Active 2
71%
74.8%
73.7%
Lowcost £132
96 Y
70. Laufenn S Fit EQ+ LK01
67.6%
89.3%
82.1%
Lowcost £141
96 Y
71. Yokohama Advan Sport V107
82.4%
92.3%
75.5%
Upper-middle £144
92 Y
72. Semperit Speed-Life 2! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Life 3
65.9%
Lowcost £232
96 Y
73. Continental SportContact 5! Newer model available: Continental SportContact 6
Premium £178
92 V + 2
74. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
77.4%
80.2%
87.7%
Premium £151
96 Y
75. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER
Upper-middle £247
96 V
76. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
72%
89.2%
59.1%
Upper-middle £222
96 Y
77. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
61.7%
62.5%
Lowcost £127
96 Y
78. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
90%
Premium £173
92 Y + 3
79. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Premium £241
96 Y
80. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
73.2%
Upper-middle £180
92 Y + 1
81. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
62.7%
70.3%
Lowcost £169
96 Y
82. BFGoodrich G-Grip
Upper-middle £182
96 Y
83. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2! Newer model available: Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2 Connect
Premium £410
96 Y + 1
84. Yokohama Bluearth AE-50
65.1%
87.9%
Upper-middle £349
96 W
85. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
62%
70.7%
88.8%
Lowcost
86. Federal Evoluzion ST-1
66.9%
79%
Lowcost
87. Riken Ultra High Performance
Lowcost
88. General Altimax Sport
Lowcost £259
96 Y
89. Falken Azenis FK453
Upper-middle £178
96 Y
90. Imperial All Season Driver
49.1%
62.8%
55%
Lowcost