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Summer tyre test 225/40 R18 - SportAuto 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating Price
1. Continental SportContact 7
Outstanding £97
92 Y
2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
Very good £93
92 Y
3. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
Very good £152
92 Y
4. Firestone Firehawk Sport
Very good £89
92 Y
5. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
Very good £104
92 Y + 5
6. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Very good £87
92 Y
7. Falken Azenis FK520
Good £84
92 Y
8. Kumho Ecsta PS91
Good £80
92 Y
9. Maxxis Victra Sport 5
Good £86
92 Y
10. Giti Gitisport S2
Good
11. Nexen N fera Sport
Good £82
92 Y
#Name - Rating Price
Above you can see the results of the SportAuto 2023 225/40 R18 test performed by SportAuto on a Audi S3 in 2023. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental SportContact 7 is the best of 11 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, Firestone Firehawk Sport; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Continental PremiumContact 6, Fulda SportControl 2, Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN.

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 £91 92 Y + 4
2. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
90% Premium £124 92 Y + 2
3. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £98 92 Y + 1
4. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £97 92 Y + 8
5. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
88% Premium £127 92 Y + 3
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6. Continental PremiumContact 6
87% Premium £86 92 W + 2
7. Fulda SportControl 2
84% Lowcost £107 92 Y + 1
8. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
81% Upper-middle £80 92 W + 1
9. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
81% Premium £82 92 Y + 1
10. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
79% Premium £82 92 Y
11. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
79% Premium £83 92 W
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12. Pirelli Cinturato P7
78% Premium £106 92 Y + 2
13. Maxxis Premitra HP5
78% Lowcost
14. Kumho Ecsta PS71
77% Upper-middle £93 88 Y + 2
15. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
77% Premium £110 92 Y + 5
16. BFGoodrich Advantage
76% Upper-middle £108 92 W + 1
17. Debica Presto UHP 2
75% Lowcost £84 92 Y + 1
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18. Falken Azenis FK510
74% Upper-middle £104 92 Y + 2
19. Sava Intensa UHP 2
73% Lowcost £91 92 Y + 1
20. Toyo Proxes Comfort
72% Upper-middle £91 92
21. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72% Premium
22. Uniroyal RainSport 5
72% Upper-middle £77 92 Y
23. Firestone Roadhawk
72% Upper-middle £88 92 Y
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24. Nokian Powerproof
71% Upper-middle
25. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £84 92 Y + 3
26. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
68% Upper-middle £83 92 W + 1
27. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £70 92
28. Semperit Speed-Life 3
65% Lowcost £78 92 Y
29. Continental Ecocontact 6
63% Premium £98 92 Y + 4
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30. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
62% Premium
31. Pirelli P ZERO
61% Premium £121 88 Y + 3
32. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
59% Premium £105 88 Y + 2
33. Bridgestone Potenza S001
58% Premium £116 88 Y + 7
34. Cooper Zeon CS8
56% Upper-middle £99 0 Y + 2
35. Laufenn S Fit EQ+ LK01
52% Lowcost
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36. Uniroyal RainSport 3
51% Upper-middle £101 92 W + 1
37. Toyo Proxes R888R
50% Upper-middle
38. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
50% Premium £100 88 V + 1
39. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
50% Premium £164 92 Y + 1
40. Continental SportContact 5
49% Premium £109 88 Y + 9
41. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
48% Premium £82 92 Y
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42. Toyo Proxes Sport A
46% Upper-middle
43. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
46% Upper-middle £89 92 W
44. Semperit Speed-Life 2
45% Lowcost
45. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
41% Upper-middle
46. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £66 92 Y
47. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost
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48. Nokian zLine
37% Upper-middle
49. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
35% Upper-middle £89 92 W
50. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
35% Premium £118 88 Y + 2
51. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
35% Premium £106 88 Y + 1
52. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
34% Upper-middle £126 92 Y + 1
53. Bridgestone Turanza T001
32% Premium £104 92 W + 2
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54. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
31% Premium
55. BFGoodrich G-Grip
28% Upper-middle
56. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
27% Premium £160 92 Y + 1
57. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
22% Premium
58. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
22% Lowcost
59. Giti Sport S1
12% Lowcost
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