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Summer tyre test 205/55 R16 - Tyre Reviews 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating Price
1. Continental PremiumContact 7
Test winner £83
91 V + 1
2. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
Highly recommended £91
91 V + 3
3. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Highly recommended £84
91 W + 11
4. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
Highly recommended £85
91 Y + 4
5. Michelin Primacy 4+
Highly recommended £101
91 H + 4
6. Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
Recommended £67
91 V + 4
7. Hankook Ventus Prime 4
Recommended £90
94 W
8. Kumho Ecsta HS52
Recommended £78
91 W
9. Vredestein Ultrac
Recommended £82
0 + 2
9. Toyo Proxes Comfort
- £60
0 + 2
11. GT Radial FE2
- £60
91 V + 3
12. Nankang Econex NA-1
- £88
0
13. DoubleCoin DC99
-
#Name - Rating Price
Above you can see the results of the Tyre Reviews 2023 205/55 R16 test performed by Tyre Reviews on a VW Golf in 2023. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental PremiumContact 7 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance, Dunlop Sport BluResponse, Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance.

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
93% Premium £104 91 W + 2
2. Continental PremiumContact 6
92% Premium £89 91 V + 1
3. Debica Presto HP2
90% Lowcost £52 91 V + 3
4. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £99 91 H + 12
5. Nokian Wetproof
88% Upper-middle £95 91 H + 4
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6. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
84% Premium £93 91 W + 11
7. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
84% Premium £83 91 H + 5
8. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
84% Premium £65 91 V + 3
9. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
83% Upper-middle £120 91 V + 9
10. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
81% Premium £106 91 H + 1
11. Fulda EcoControl HP2
80% Lowcost £66 91 V + 3
7
12. Sava Intensa HP2
78% Lowcost £67 91 H + 3
13. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
77% Premium £97 91 V + 7
14. Kumho Ecsta PS71
77% Upper-middle £57 91 V + 1
15. Maxxis Premitra HP5
76% Lowcost £60 91 V + 1
16. BFGoodrich Advantage
76% Upper-middle £102 91 H + 9
17. Uniroyal RainSport 5
71% Upper-middle £67 91 W + 3
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18. Michelin e.Primacy
71% Premium £89 91 V + 5
19. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £63 91 V + 3
20. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £90 91 W + 2
21. Kumho Ecowing ES31
70% Upper-middle £69 0 + 4
22. Continental Ecocontact 6
68% Premium £92 91 W + 12
23. Continental PremiumContact 5
68% Premium £90 91 W + 5
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24. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
67% Premium £123 91 V + 1
25. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £47 91
26. Semperit Speed-Life 3
65% Lowcost £65 91 H + 3
27. Pirelli Cinturato P7
64% Premium £131 91 V + 13
28. Hankook Kinergy eco2 K435
61% Premium £58 91 H + 1
29. Michelin Primacy 3
59% Premium £106 91 V + 7
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30. Cooper Zeon CS8
58% Upper-middle £84 0 W + 7
31. Vredestein Sportrac 5
58% Premium £74 91 H + 2
32. Michelin Energy Saver+
57% Premium £88 91 H + 7
33. Falken Sincera SN110
57% Upper-middle £63 91 H + 1
34. Giti Premium H1
56% Lowcost
35. Uniroyal RainSport 3
56% Upper-middle £97 91 W + 5
10
36. Hankook Kinergy eco K425
56% Premium £89 91 H + 3
37. Fulda EcoControl HP
56% Lowcost £65 91 V + 7
38. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
55% Premium £82 91 W + 6
39. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
51% Upper-middle £85 91 W
40. Kumho Ecsta HS51
50% Upper-middle £64 91 V + 3
41. Semperit Speed-Life 2
50% Lowcost £62 91 V + 3
11
42. GoodYear Efficientgrip Cargo
50% Premium £73 91 H
43. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
48% Premium £138 91 W + 1
44. Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
48% Upper-middle £82 91 H
45. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
46% Lowcost £69 91 V + 3
46. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
46% Upper-middle £58 91 W + 4
47. Giti Synergy E1
44% Lowcost
8
48. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
40% Upper-middle £161 91 W + 3
49. Nokian Line
40% Upper-middle £142 91 H + 4
50. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
39% Upper-middle £85 91 W + 1
51. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost £95 91 Y + 4
52. Bridgestone Turanza T001
37% Premium £104 91 V + 3
53. BFGoodrich G-Grip
33% Upper-middle £80 91 V + 4
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54. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
27% Premium £372 91 H + 2
55. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
27% Lowcost £621 91 V + 3
56. Sava Intensa HP
27% Lowcost £60 91 H + 4
57. Kormoran Road Performance
20% Lowcost
58. Debica Presto HP
16% Lowcost £52 91 H + 6
59. Imperial EcoDriver 5
11% Lowcost
9
60. Dunlop SP Sport Fastresponse
5% Premium £69 91 V + 5
61. Dayton Touring 2
1% Lowcost
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