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Summer tyre test 225/40 R18 - Gute-Fahrt 2019

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental PremiumContact 6
Very good
The only one with very good rating in all categories except rolling resistance, quiet and comfortable, best in aquaplaning
-
£87
92 W + 2
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
Very good -
Best in wet braking, very good aquaplaning, great dry handling. Good comfort and noise.
Oversteering when on wet limit
£95
92 Y + 2
3. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
Very good -
Great grip and wet braking, great aquaplaning resistance
-
£82
92 Y
4. Nokian Powerproof
Very good -
Confident in the wet, stable in braking and handling, great grip in circle-riding, good in aquaplaning, rolling resistance and noise.
Comfort slightly influenced by sporty stiffness
5. Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
Very good -
Changing the center of gravity does not affect it, the grip on the wet is good, no tendencies to understeer and has great stability
-
6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Good +
Lowest rolling resistance, great wet grip, great dry driving response, good aquaplaning
-
£100
92 Y + 8
7. Pirelli P ZERO
Good +
Traditionally great on the dry, stable with great steering response, the shortest braking distance on the dry.
Be careful about the short wet limit
£103
88 Y + 3
8. Apollo Aspire XP
Good
Safe on dry and wet, good braking, good grip when riding in circle, comfortable
higher tendency to understeer
9. Falken Azenis FK510
Good
Inexpensive, good wet brakes, good rolling resistance.
Worse wet grip, more understeer. A little restless while driving at the limit.
£95
92 Y + 2
10. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
Good
Good handling, balanced wet and dry grip, sporty features
Uncomfortable, extremely stiff
#Name - Rating Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Gute-Fahrt 2019 225/40 R18 test performed by Gute-Fahrt on a Volkswagen Golf in 2019. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental PremiumContact 6 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2, Nokian Powerproof; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli P ZERO PZ4, Michelin Primacy 4, Fulda SportControl 2.

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. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
100% Premium £92 92 Y
2. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
92% Premium £83 92 Y
3. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
92% Premium £91 92 Y + 4
4. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
91% Premium £152 92 Y
5. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
88% Premium £123 92 Y + 3
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6. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
88% Premium £103 92 Y + 5
7. Michelin Primacy 4
84% Premium £98 92 Y + 1
8. Fulda SportControl 2
84% Lowcost £110 92 Y + 1
9. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
81% Upper-middle £79 92 W + 1
10. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
81% Premium £83 92 Y + 1
11. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
79% Premium £83 92 W
55
12. Maxxis Premitra HP5
78% Lowcost
13. Pirelli Cinturato P7
78% Premium £110 92 Y + 2
14. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
77% Premium £110 92 Y + 5
15. BFGoodrich Advantage
76% Upper-middle £110 92 W + 1
16. Debica Presto UHP 2
75% Lowcost £84 92 Y + 1
17. Sava Intensa UHP 2
73% Lowcost £94 92 Y + 1
29
18. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72% Premium
19. Kumho Ecsta PS71
72% Upper-middle £95 88 Y + 2
20. Toyo Proxes Comfort
72% Upper-middle £75 92
21. Firestone Roadhawk
72% Upper-middle £90 92 Y
22. Uniroyal RainSport 5
72% Upper-middle £75 92 Y
23. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £89 92 Y + 3
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24. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
68% Upper-middle £82 92 W + 1
25. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £70 92
26. Semperit Speed-Life 3
65% Lowcost £77 92 Y
27. Continental Ecocontact 6
63% Premium £91 92 Y + 4
28. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
62% Premium
29. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
59% Premium £108 88 Y + 2
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30. Bridgestone Potenza S001
58% Premium £116 88 Y + 7
31. Cooper Zeon CS8
56% Upper-middle £100 0 Y + 2
32. Laufenn S Fit EQ+ LK01
52% Lowcost
33. Uniroyal RainSport 3
51% Upper-middle £99 92 W + 1
34. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
50% Premium £185 92 Y + 1
35. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
50% Premium £96 88 V + 1
19
36. Toyo Proxes R888R
50% Upper-middle
37. Kumho Ecsta PS91
48% Upper-middle £80 92 Y
38. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
46% Upper-middle
39. Toyo Proxes Sport A
46% Upper-middle
40. Semperit Speed-Life 2
45% Lowcost
41. Continental SportContact 5
44% Premium £102 88 Y + 9
5
42. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
43% Premium £77 92 Y
43. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £61 92 Y
44. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
41% Upper-middle
45. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost
46. Nokian zLine
37% Upper-middle
47. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
35% Premium £106 88 Y + 1
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48. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
35% Upper-middle £96 92 W
49. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
35% Premium £118 88 Y + 2
50. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
34% Upper-middle £111 92 Y + 1
51. Bridgestone Turanza T001
32% Premium £103 92 W + 2
52. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
31% Premium
53. BFGoodrich G-Grip
28% Upper-middle
22
54. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
27% Premium £148 92 Y + 1
55. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
22% Premium
56. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
22% Lowcost
57. Giti Sport S1
12% Lowcost
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