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Summer tyre test 225/40 R18 - EVO 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Positive features
Neagative features
Comfort
Price
1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
-
308,2
56
41
90,6
Excelent both in in subjective and objective testing.
Nothing
22,5
£118
92 Y + 3
2. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
-
297,4
54,5
39
87,2
Fastest both on wet and dry
Bad aquaplaning properties
21
3. Continental PremiumContact 6
-
296,8
49,5
36,5
94,5
Fast on wet, subjectively very good on dry, excelent on the road
Slowest on dry road, feels little unconnected to the road on the wet.
22
£94
92 W + 1
4. Falken Azenis FK510
-
284,9
50
38,5
85,6
Excelent both on wet and dry, subjectively and objectively. Holding strong when aquaplaning.
Quitest tyre in the test, highest rolling resistance.
18
£72
92 Y + 2
5. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
-
293,1
46,5
33,5
100
Fastest on dry roads, good comfort, very good in aquaplaning prevention
slow on the wet
21
£81
92 Y
6. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
-
292,2
52
34
94,9
Very confident on wet, low rolling resistance
Weak in longiitudinal aquaplaning, average comfort
19,5
£100
92 Y
7. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
-
284,3
47,5
32
92,2
Average and balanced performance without significant weaknesses
No real strengths
21
8. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
-
280,3
48
29,5
91,6
Good on wet, best in aquaplaning, good braking on dry, comfortable on the road
Slow on dry road, subjectively bad handling on dry and wet
20,5
£91
92 Y + 1
9. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
-
269,4
41
31,5
93
(no mentioned)
The worst in almost every objective disciplines
17
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Rolling resistance Positive features Neagative features Comfort Price
Above you can see the results of the EVO 2017 225/40 R18 test performed by EVO on a in 2017. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, Comfort, ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli P ZERO PZ4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Falken Azenis FK510; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Turanza T005, Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125, Pirelli P ZERO.

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 S
97% Premium £162 92 Y
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
94% Premium £80 92 Y + 1
3. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
91% Premium £89 92 Y
4. Continental SportContact 5
89% Premium £108 88 Y + 9
5. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
89% Upper-middle £100 88 Y + 2
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6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £92 92 Y + 6
7. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
88% Upper-middle £88 92 W
8. Pirelli P ZERO
88% Premium £121 88 Y + 3
9. Michelin Primacy 4
88% Premium £100 92 Y + 1
10. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
88% Premium £84 92 W
11. Nokian Powerproof
87% Upper-middle £72 92 Y + 1
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12. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
87% Premium £106 92 W + 1
13. Fulda SportControl 2
86% Lowcost £102 92 Y + 1
14. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
86% Premium £94 92 Y + 2
15. Bridgestone Turanza T001
86% Premium £89 92 W + 2
16. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
85% Upper-middle £79 92 Y + 1
17. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
85% Upper-middle £67 92 W
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18. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
84% Premium £111 88 Y + 1
19. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
84% Premium £92 92 Y
20. Semperit Speed-Life 3
84% Lowcost £72 92 Y
21. Nokian zLine
84% Upper-middle
22. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
84% Upper-middle £69 92 W
23. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
81% Premium £95 92 Y + 3
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24. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
80% Upper-middle £87 88 V + 1
25. Semperit Speed-Life 2
80% Lowcost
26. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
80% Upper-middle £102 92 Y + 1
27. Toyo Proxes R888R
80% Upper-middle
28. Kumho Ecsta PS71
79% Upper-middle £97 88 Y + 1
29. Bridgestone Potenza S001
79% Premium £112 88 Y + 7
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30. BFGoodrich Advantage
78% Upper-middle £130 92 W + 1
31. Uniroyal RainSport 3
78% Upper-middle £94 92 W + 1
32. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
76% Premium £97 92 Y + 4
33. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
76% Premium £122 92 Y + 4
34. Sava Intensa UHP 2
76% Lowcost £92 92 Y + 1
35. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
75% Premium £199 92 Y + 1
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36. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
75% Premium £88 92 Y + 3
37. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
75% Premium £118 88 Y + 2
38. Continental Ecocontact 6
75% Premium £93 92 Y + 2
39. Kumho Ecsta PS91
74% Upper-middle £95 92 Y
40. Cooper Zeon CS8
71% Upper-middle £65 0 Y + 1
41. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
69% Upper-middle
8
42. Firestone Roadhawk
69% Upper-middle £88 92 Y
43. Uniroyal RainSport 5
66% Upper-middle £77 92 Y
44. Giti Sport S1
64% Lowcost
45. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
62% Upper-middle £79 92 W + 1
46. BFGoodrich G-Grip
61% Upper-middle
47. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
57% Upper-middle £75 92 W
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48. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
52% Lowcost
49. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
51% Lowcost £74 92 Y
50. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
30% Lowcost £64 92 Y
51. Firestone Firehawk SZ90
21% Upper-middle £77 88 Y + 1
52. Dayton Touring 2
10% Lowcost
53. Toyo NanoEnergy 2
1% Upper-middle
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54. Kormoran Gamma B2
1% Lowcost
55. Imperial EcoSport 2
1% Lowcost £46 92 Y
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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