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Summer tyres 2021 - market overview, tests, reviews

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Best summer tyres (according to tests)

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly european autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingLast testAchievementsSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 Continental SportContact 6
85.3%
94.5%
81.7%
Exterior noise Dry braking Dry handling Rolling resistance Wet circle cornering …+1 225/35 R19325/40 R22 See offers
2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
89%
95.3%
50.7%
Dry braking Wet braking Wet circle cornering Dry handling Exterior noise …+1 215/35 R18355/25 R21 See offers
3 Continental SportContact 5 SUV
89.9%
Dry braking Dry handling Handling on gravel Wet handling 215/50 R18315/40 R21 See offers
4 Michelin Pilot Sport 4
93.4%
94.1%
80.3%
Dry braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross Dry handling …+1 195/45 R17325/30 R21 See offers
5 GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 New model for 2019
89.8%
89.9%
74.8%
Aquaplaning - cross Exterior noise Wet braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1 205/40 R17315/30 R22 See offers
6 Continental PremiumContact 6
87.1%
96.5%
67.8%
Wet braking Dry handling Wet circle cornering Dry braking Wet handling …+1 185/65 R15325/40 R22 See offers
7 Falken Azenis FK510
80.3%
80.3%
74.4%
Wet handling Wet braking Exterior noise Wet circle cornering Dry handling …+1 205/50 R17305/25 R20 See offers
8 Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV 4x4
87.3%
See offers
9 Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 6
86.9%
80.8%
78.6%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet braking Wet circle cornering Interior noise Wet handling …+1 185/60 R15225/60 R17 See offers
10 Bridgestone Turanza T005
82.1%
88.6%
74%
Rolling resistance Dry braking Wet circle cornering Dry handling Wet handling …+1 155/65 R14315/35 R20 See offers
11 Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K117
76.2%
81.8%
73.8%
Exterior noise Rolling resistance Dry driving behavior Wet braking Wet circle cornering …+1 255/45 R18305/30 R19 See offers
12 Continental ContiSportContact 5
205/40 R17295/40 R19 See offers
13 Pirelli P ZERO
89.9%
92.2%
77%
Wet circle cornering Dry braking Wet handling Dry handling Wet handling - objective …+1 205/45 R17355/25 R21 See offers
14 Nokian WetProof New model for 2019
89%
93.9%
71.5%
Exterior noise Wet handling Wet handling - objective Wet circle cornering Wet braking …+1 175/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
15 Michelin Primacy 4
79.5%
88.2%
86.6%
Dry braking Rolling resistance Comfort Wet handling Wet handling - objective …+1 165/65 R15255/45 R20 See offers
16 Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72.4%
91.5%
79.9%
Dry braking Dry handling Exterior noise Dry driving behavior Wet circle cornering …+1 185/55 R15245/40 R19 See offers
17 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance ! Newer model available: Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
82.5%
84.1%
74%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Rolling resistance Wet handling Dry driving behavior …+1 165/65 R15245/40 R18 See offers
18 Nokian Powerproof New model for 2019
76.1%
81%
72.4%
Handling on gravel Noise Exterior noise Interior noise Wet braking …+1 205/50 R17275/35 R20 See offers
19 Michelin Primacy 3
69.6%
185/55 R16275/40 R19 See offers
20 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
78%
84.3%
72.5%
Wet braking Aquaplaning - cross Dry handling Dry lane changing Exterior noise …+1 225/45 R17355/25 R24 See offers
21 Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
56%
82.6%
Comfort Dry steering response Rolling resistance 205/55 R16245/40 R18 See offers
22 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
78.1%
85%
Dry driving behavior Rolling resistance 205/40 R17315/30 R22 See offers
23 Maxxis Premitra HP5
80.2%
93.5%
76.6%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry handling Exterior noise Wet circle cornering …+1 195/50 R16245/50 R18 See offers
24 Fulda SportControl 2
75.8%
81.6%
88.6%
Exterior noise Aquaplaning - cross Comfort Dry handling Rolling resistance …+1 205/40 R17305/30 R19 See offers
25 Pirelli Cinturato P7
77.8%
85.4%
84.7%
Dry braking Dry driving behavior Safety Interior noise Aquaplaning - longitudal …+1 195/60 R16275/35 R19 See offers
26 Bridgestone Turanza T001
84%
Wet braking 185/50 R16245/55 R17 See offers
27 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
91.7%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Rolling resistance 205/40 R17285/35 R21 See offers
28 Dunlop Sport BluResponse
79.8%
92.3%
78%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Comfort Dry driving behavior Dry handling …+1 195/50 R15215/50 R17 See offers
29 Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV K117A
215/65 R17315/35 R20 See offers
30 Apollo Aspire XP New model for 2019
73.7%
83.6%
80.7%
Exterior noise Dry braking Rolling resistance Wet circle cornering 205/45 R16275/35 R19 See offers
31 Nexen N fera Sport New model for 2020
70.4%
74.2%
75%
Exterior noise Dry braking Dry handling Dry handling - objective Wet circle cornering …+1 225/45 R17265/35 R18 See offers
32 Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
81.6%
85.9%
74.5%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Comfort Dry driving behavior Dry handling …+1 165/60 R15265/35 R18 See offers
33 Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
82.9%
155/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
34 Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 New model for 2019
74.5%
80.7%
64.7%
Wet braking 205/45 R17305/35 R20 See offers
35 Nokian zLine
82.1%
Dry handling 205/50 R16275/35 R20 See offers
36 Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
Wet handling Dry handling Dry lane changing Wet circle cornering See offers
37 Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
72.7%
81.1%
74%
Dry driving behavior Dry handling Exterior noise Gravel traction Sand traction …+1 215/65 R16295/35 R21 See offers
38 Semperit Speed-Life 3 New model for 2020
Wet braking Exterior noise Wear 165/65 R15295/35 R21 See offers
39 Vredestein Ultrac Satin
74.4%
76.8%
81.6%
Exterior noise Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Comfort Dry driving behavior …+1 205/45 R16255/55 R19 See offers
40 Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
165/60 R12265/35 R18 See offers
41 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti R
81.7%
Dry handling Wet circle cornering 235/35 R19305/25 R21 See offers
42 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV New model for 2019
97.1%
96.3%
65.3%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Dry handling Wet braking Wet circle cornering …+1 225/65 R17335/30 R23 See offers
43 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric 2
See offers
44 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 New model for 2020
Comfort Dry handling Aquaplaning - cross Dry steering response Mileage …+1 195/65 R15225/55 R17 See offers
45 Nokian Line SUV
86.5%
Aquaplaning - cross Wet handling Wet handling - objective 205/70 R15285/60 R18 See offers
46 Pirelli Scorpion Verde
71.4%
76.8%
70.4%
Handling on gravel Exterior noise Wet braking 215/65 R16295/40 R21 See offers
47 Debica Presto HP2 New model for 2020
Price/value 185/65 R15225/55 R16 See offers
48 Fulda EcoControl HP ! Newer model available: Fulda EcoControl HP2
87.5%
Mileage Price/value 165/60 R14225/60 R16 See offers
49 Esa-Tecar Spirit 5 HP
78.5%
See offers
50 Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 New model for 2020
Wet braking 205/55 R16275/40 R18 See offers
51 Hankook Kinergy Eco K425
145/65 R15215/60 R16 See offers
52 Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV
83.2%
84%
Dry handling - objective Rolling resistance Wet braking Wet handling - objective 215/55 R18285/45 R19 See offers
53 Toyo Proxes R888R
185/60 R14285/35 R20 See offers
54 Dunlop Quattromaxx
235/65 R17295/35 R21 See offers
55 Pirelli PZero Trofeo
See offers
56 Hankook Ventus S1-evo
83.9%
See offers
57 Maxxis Victra Sport 5 New model for 2020
81%
84.4%
78.2%
Aquaplaning - cross Noise Interior noise Wear Wet circle cornering …+1 215/65 R17295/35 R21 See offers
58 Semperit Speed-Life 2 ! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Life 3
65.9%
Rolling resistance 185/55 R15265/35 R18 See offers
59 Vredestein Sportrac 5
81.4%
86.4%
79.5%
Dry driving behavior Wet circle cornering 165/60 R14235/65 R17 See offers
60 Hankook Ventus Prime 2
See offers
61 Hankook Ventus ST RH06
92.1%
Grass traction Gravel traction Sand traction 265/60 R18285/50 R20 See offers
62 Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
215/50 R18315/35 R20 See offers
63 Michelin Energy Saver +
83.9%
See offers
64 Yokohama Advan Sport V105
66.7%
195/50 R16305/35 R23 See offers
65 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2 SUV
78.4%
Gravel traction 215/55 R18315/35 R20 See offers
66 Kumho Ecsta PS71
82.7%
81.4%
65.4%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise Rolling resistance 195/55 R16295/35 R19 See offers
67 Nokian zLine SUV
235/65 R17295/30 R22 See offers
68 Kumho EcowinG ES01 KH27
73%
73.9%
145/65 R15235/55 R17 See offers

New tyres for 2021

Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameRatingManufacturer's summer tyre ratingSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 New model for 2020
84% 83% 195/65 R15225/55 R17 See offers
2 Toyo Proxes Sport A New model for 2021
55% 62% See offers
3 Toyo Proxes Comfort New model for 2021
44% 62% See offers
4 Dunlop Sport 300 New model for 2021
? % 67% See offers
5 Continental sContact New model for 2021
? % 83% 155/90 R18155/90 R18 See offers
6 Radar RPX-800 New model for 2021
70% 45% See offers

Summer tyre test summary 2021


2021 summer tyres tests (+2020)

Tyre size
Organization
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
205/55 R16ADAC2021Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Semperit Speed-Life 315VW Golf
225/50 R17ADAC2021Passenger carFalken Azenis FK51017
205/55 R16Autobild2021Stopping distanceHankook Ventus Prime3 K125Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12553VW Golf
225/40 R18Autozeitung2021Passenger carGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK51010Seat Leon
215/60 R17Autobild2021SuvGoodYear Efficientgrip 2 SUVNokian WetProof SUV10Jeep Renegade
255/35 R19Autobild2021Passenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SFalken Azenis FK5108Toyota Supra
265/35 R20Autobild2021Passenger carBridgestone Potenza SportHankook Ventus S1 evo3 K1279Ford Mustang
195/55 R16Firmenauto2021Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Maxxis Premitra HP511Seat Leon
225/45 R17GTÜ2021Passenger carNexen N Fera SportNexen N Fera Sport9VW Golf
225/40 R18ADAC2020Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Victra Sport 516Volkswagen Golf
235/55 R17ADAC2020Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Maxxis Premitra HP512Ford Kuga
245/45 R18Autobild2020Stopping distanceMichelin Pilot Sport 4Kumho Ecsta PS7150BMW 5 series
215/55 R17ACE2020SuvMaxxis Premitra HP5Maxxis Premitra HP59Audi Q2
225/50 R17Autozeitung2020Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 6Maxxis Premitra HP520BMW 3 series
255/55 R18Autobild2020SuvMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVBarum Bravuris 5 HM SUV10BMW X5
245/35 R19Autobild2020Passenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SHankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 K1179Mercedes C class
225/45 R18AutoMotorSport2020Passenger carGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Maxxis Victra Sport 511BMW 3 series
225/60 R18Vibilagare2020SuvMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVVredestein Ultrac Satin7BMW X3
215/50 R18Gute-Fahrt2020SuvGoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5Falken Azenis FK510 SUV8Skoda Karoq
225/50 R17Teknikens2020Passenger carMichelin Primacy 4Hankook Ventus Prime3 K12510Volvo V90
Tyre sizeOrganizationYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

Other summer tyres

NameSegmentRatingOriginPassenger carSuv
Continental
Continental
premium 83% Germany
Pirelli
Pirelli
premium 83% Italy
GoodYear
GoodYear
premium 83% Usa
Nokian
Nokian
upper-middle 81% Finland
Vredestein
Vredestein
premium 78% Holland
Michelin
Michelin
premium 74% France
Hankook
Hankook
upper-middle 74% South korea
Cooper
Cooper
upper-middle 74% Usa
BFGoodrich
BFGoodrich
upper-middle 74% Usa
Michelin
Falken
Falken
upper-middle 72% Japan
Bridgestone
Bridgestone
premium 69% Japan
Dunlop
Dunlop
premium 67% Usa
GoodYear
Uniroyal
Uniroyal
upper-middle 63% Usa
Michelin
Kumho
Kumho
upper-middle 62% South korea
Toyo
Toyo
upper-middle 62% Japan
Firestone
Firestone
upper-middle 59% Usa
Yokohama
Yokohama
upper-middle 51% Japan
Kleber
Kleber
upper-middle 50% France
Michelin
Maxxis
Maxxis
lowcost 69% Taiwan
Apollo
Apollo
lowcost 68% India
Giti
Giti
lowcost 68% Singapore
GT
Kenda
Kenda
lowcost 66% Taiwan
Barum
Barum
lowcost 65% Czech republic
Continental
Semperit
Semperit
lowcost 64% Austria
Continental
Nexen
Nexen
lowcost 63% South korea
Debica
Debica
lowcost 62% Poland
Fulda
Fulda
lowcost 61% Germany
General
General
lowcost 59% Pakistan
Continental