Article Index

 

List of Tested Tyres:

 

Fulda SportControl 2

Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo

Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125

Falken Azenis FK510

Avon ZV7

Continental PremiumContact 6

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2

Cooper Zeon CS8

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

Maxxis Premitra HP5

Leao Nova-Force

Nokian zLine

Michelin Primacy 3

Toyo Proxes Sport

Sava Intensa UHP 2

Vredestein Ultrac Satin

Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Yokohama ADVAN FLEVA V701

  

 

  Best tyre for dry roads


Falken Azenis FK510


 

    

 

  Best tyre for wet roads


Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2


 

    

 

  The quietest tyre


Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue


 

    

 

  The lowest fuel use


Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3


 

    

 

  The best value tyre


Continental PremiumContact 6


  

 

 

Summary

19  Yokohama ADVAN FLEVA V701

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

18  Leao Nova-Force

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

17  Cooper Zeon CS8 

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

16   Nokian zLine 

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

 

15  Avon ZV7 

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

14  Maxxis Premitra HP5

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

13  Toyo Proxes Sport

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

12   Sava Intensa UHP 2

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

11  Vredestein Ultrac Satin

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

10  Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

9  Michelin Primacy 3

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star 


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

8   Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

7   Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

6   Fulda SportControl 2

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

5  Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

4   Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

3  Falken Azenis FK510

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star star


Braking    star star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

2   Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

1   Continental PremiumContact 6

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 


 

Test Results 

 

 

19. Yokohama ADVAN FLEVA V701 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

2+

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

1

5

Handling

4+

35

Lateral stability

3-

10

Braking

2

35

Total

3+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

3-

35

Braking

2-

35

Comfort

3+

15

Noise

2+

15

Total

3+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

3

60

Price / Wear

2-

20

Rolling resistance

2-

20

Total

3+

 

 

 Short brake way on a dry surface

 Very low resistance to hydroplaning

 Slowed-down reactions to turns of a wheel and the lowered coupling on a dry and wet surface

 

 

 

18. Leao Nova-Force

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

3+

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

4+

5

Handling

3

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

3+

35

Total

3+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2

35

Braking

1-

35

Comfort

1

15

Noise

2+

15

Total

2+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

3+

20

Rolling resistance

1

20

Total

2

 

  

Low price

Low noise level

 Slowed-down reactions to turns of a wheel and the lowered coupling on a dry and wet surface

Low resource

 

 

 

17. Cooper Zeon CS8 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

3+

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

4+

5

Handling

3

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

3+

35

Total

3+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2

35

Braking

1-

35

Comfort

1

15

Noise

2+

15

Total

2+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

3+

20

Rolling resistance

1

20

Total

2

 

  

Good ratio of the price and resource

Inharmonious behavior on a dry surface

 Average comfort of the course

High resistance to swing

 

 

 

16. Nokian zLine 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

2-

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

3+

5

Handling

3+

35

Lateral stability

2-

10

Braking

2-

35

Total

2-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

3

35

Braking

2

35

Comfort

3+

15

Noise

2+

15

Total

2-

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

3

60

Price / Wear

1+

20

Rolling resistance

2

20

Total

2-

 

 

 Good controllability on a dry surface

Tendency to an insufficient rotatability and rather long brake way on a wet surface

Low resource

The increased resistance to swing

 

 

 

15. Avon ZV7 

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

2

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2

5

Handling

3+

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

3+

35

Total

2-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2+

35

Braking

2

35

Comfort

3

15

Noise

2

15

Total

2

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

3+

60

Price / Wear

3

20

Rolling resistance

3+

20

Total

3+

 

  

 Short brake way on a dry surface

 Slowed-down reactions to turns of a wheel on a dry and wet surface

Rather long brake way on a wet surface

 

 

 

14. Maxxis Premitra HP5 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

2-

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2+

5

Handling

3+

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

3+

35

Total

2-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

3+

35

Braking

2

35

Comfort

2+

15

Noise

2

15

Total

2-

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

2+

20

Rolling resistance

3+

20

Total

2

 

 

Good controllability on a dry surface

High resource

Average resistance to hydroplaning

Limited coupling on a wet surface

 

 

 

13. Toyo Proxes Sport

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

3+

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2-

5

Handling

3

35

Lateral stability

3-

10

Braking

3+

35

Total

3+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2-

35

Braking

2+

35

Comfort

2-

15

Noise

2-

15

Total

2

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2+

60

Price / Wear

1-

20

Rolling resistance

2

20

Total

2+

 

  

Good controllability on a dry and wet surface

Low noise level

In general average level of coupling

Average ratio of the price and resource

 

 

 

12. Sava Intensa UHP 2 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

2

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2

5

Handling

2-

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

2

35

Total

2

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2-

35

Braking

2-

35

Comfort

2

15

Noise

1-

15

Total

2

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

3+

60

Price / Wear

3

20

Rolling resistance

2

20

Total

3+

 

 

 Short brake way on a dry and wet surface

Good ratio of the price and resource

Average accuracy of reactions to turns of a wheel and tendency to an insufficient rotatability on a wet surface

 

 

 

11. Vredestein Ultrac Satin 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

2

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2

5

Handling

3+

35

Lateral stability

2-

10

Braking

2

35

Total

2-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2-

35

Braking

2+

35

Comfort

2

15

Noise

1

15

Total

2

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

2+

20

Rolling resistance

2

20

Total

2

 

 

Good controllability on a wet surface

High efficiency of braking

Low resistance to swing

 Average level of coupling and tendency to an insufficient povorachivayemost on a dry surface

 

 

 

10. Uniroyal Rainsport 3 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along strait sections)

2

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2

5

Handling

2+

35

Lateral stability

2+

10

Braking

2

35

Total

2

 

 

Dry road

Handling

3+

35

Braking

2

35

Comfort

2

15

Noise

2+

15

Total

2-

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

2

20

Rolling resistance

1

20

Total

2+

 

 

 Highest resistance to hydroplaning

Good controllability and a short brake way on a wet surface

Inexact reactions to turns of a wheel and tendency to an insufficient povorachivayemost on a dry surface

Average comfort of the course

 Increased resistance to swing

 

 

 

9. Michelin Primacy 3 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along straight sections)

1+

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

1

5

Handling

2+

35

Lateral stability

2-

10

Braking

1

35

Total

1-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

3

35

Braking

2

35

Comfort

3+

15

Noise

1-

15

Total

2-

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2-

60

Price / Wear

2-

20

Rolling resistance

3+

20

Total

2-

 

 

 High resource

A short brake way on a dry surface

Low resistance to swing

Average coupling on a wet surface

 Limited resistance to hydroplaning

High price

 

 

 

8.Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along straight sections)

2-

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

3+

5

Handling

3+

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

2-

35

Total

2-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

3+

35

Braking

1

35

Comfort

1-

15

Noise

1

15

Total

2+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

1-

60

Price / Wear

2-

20

Rolling resistance

1

20

Total

1-

 

 

Good controllability on a dry and wet surface

High resistance to hydroplaning

 Short brake way on a dry surface

The average ratio of the price and resource

 

 

 

7. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along with straight sections)

2+

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

1-

5

Handling

1-

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

2

35

Total

2+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2

35

Braking

2+

35

Comfort

2-

15

Noise

2+

15

Total

2

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

3+

20

Rolling resistance

2-

20

Total

2-

 

 

Good controllability on a dry and wet surface

High resistance to hydroplaning

Low resource

 

 

 

6. Fulda SportControl 2

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along with straight sections)

2

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2+

5

Handling

1-

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

1

35

Total

1-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2-

35

Braking

2

35

Comfort

2

15

Noise

2

15

Total

2

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2-

60

Price / Wear

3-

20

Rolling resistance

2+

20

Total

2-

 

 

Tires with the balanced characteristics and good controllability in any conditions

 Short brake way on a dry and wet surface

Good comfort of the course

Low resistance to swing

Attractive price

The average ratio of the price and resource

 

 

 

5. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along with straight sections)

2

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2

5

Handling

2

35

Lateral stability

2

10

Braking

2

35

Total

2

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2

35

Braking

2+

35

Comfort

2+

15

Noise

2+

15

Total

2+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

2-

20

Rolling resistance

2+

20

Total

2

 

 

Good controllability and a short brake way on a dry and wet surface

Attractive price

Low noise level

Average resistance to hydroplaning

 

 

 

4. Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along with straight sections)

2-

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2-

5

Handling

2+

35

Lateral stability

2+

10

Braking

1-

35

Total

2+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2

35

Braking

1

35

Comfort

2-

15

Noise

1-

15

Total

2+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

2+

20

Rolling resistance

2

20

Total

2

 

 

 Best controllability on a wet surface

Bystry and exact reactions to turns of a wheel

 Lowest resistance to swing

Average resistance to hydroplaning

 

 

 

3. Falken Azenis FK510 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along with straight sections)

2-

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

3+

5

Handling

1

35

Lateral stability

2+

10

Braking

2+

35

Total

2+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

1

35

Braking

1

35

Comfort

2+

15

Noise

2-

15

Total

1-

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

3+

20

Rolling resistance

1+

20

Total

2

 

 

Good controllability, high side stability and a short brake way on a dry surface

Attractive price

Good ratio of the price and resource

Rather high resistance to swing

 

 

 

2. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along with straight sections)

2

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

2

5

Handling

1-

35

Lateral stability

1-

10

Braking

1

35

Total

1-

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2+

35

Braking

2+

35

Comfort

2

15

Noise

2

15

Total

2+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

2

60

Price / Wear

2+

20

Rolling resistance

3+

20

Total

2

 

 

Very good tires of a premium class without apparent defects

Good controllability on a dry and wet surface

Exact reactions to turns of a wheel and good informational content

Very high resistance to hydroplaning

High resource

Rather high resistance to swing

 

 

 

1. Continental PremiumContact 6 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

%

 

Wet road

Aquaplaning (along with straight sections)

2+

15

Aquaplaning (around bends)

1

5

Handling

1

35

Lateral stability

2+

10

Braking

2

35

Total

2+

 

 

Dry road

Handling

2+

35

Braking

1

35

Comfort

2

15

Noise

2

15

Total

2+

 

 

Ecological Compatibility

Wear

1

60

Price / Wear

2+

20

Rolling resistance

2-

20

Total

1-

 

 

Excellent results on a dry and wet surface

Exact reactions to turns of a wheel

 Short brake way on a dry and wet surface

 Highest resource

Rather low resistance to hydroplaning

 


 

 

Review

 

Results were pretty disturbing as it became clear, only a third from the tested tires conforms to the minimum requirements to safety. The problem is that though externally all tires round and black, they can significantly differ in respect of coupling on a wet surface. Carried out the separation of the wheat from the chaff of Auto Bild at a qualification stage at which efficiency of braking on a wet surface was estimated. 52 tires were in total tested, and the difference between the best and worst tires when braking from 80 km/h made no more, no less 16 meters, and it is the length of four cars.

Results of a qualification stage

In the main part of a test 20 candidates who had an opportunity to show the efficiency in tests for resistance to hydroplaning, controllability, comfort level, etc. passed. Besides, the attention was paid to financial factor, that is cost, a resource, and economy of fuel.

The surprise this year was given by the Chinese tires Leao Nova-Force which could combine good coupling on a wet surface with very low price. At the same time in Auto Bild noted that after carrying out tests it was very difficult to find last fall of the tire in a sale that causes a certain regret.

Leao Nova-Force

Separately it is also worth telling about new Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo. As reported in the press service of the company, tires of a new sample are in production since October of last year, and the designation Evo can be seen only on the euro label, but not on a sidewall.

RESULTS OF OTHER TESTS 

Resistance to hydroplaning

Tires Uniroyal Rainsport 3 prove that they not for nothing received such name, and show the best resilience to hydroplaning. Obvious outsiders of Yokohama and Maxxis steel. The depth of a sheet of water equaled 8 mm.

Controllability and side stability on a wet surface

To show good speed on a wet track, tires have to possess high coupling and good side stability, and the best are Pirelli this time.

Noise

In the test for noise level first place is won by Michelin, however it is worth noticing that noise outside of the car was measured, and in salon of difference between tires will be almost imperceptible.

Controllability on a dry surface

In this test an important role is played by balance of coupling on forward and back axes, and the best are Pirelli and new Continental. Tires Uniroyal and Kumho obviously lack the accuracy of reactions to turns of a wheel and side support.

In this test it was estimated how many kilometers of the tire will be able until to pass when the residual depth of a protector reaches 1,6 mm. Continental and as the same tires showed the best efficiency of braking on a wet covering gets the first place, ability of the German engineers reach similar balance of characteristics should cause respect. The Dunlop and Michelin resource is also significantly higher than the average level.

Price

Despite a small resource, the first place the Chinese Leao which cost more than twice cheaper than tires from bonus brands hold. It is also worth noting good results of premium tires from Continental and Dunlop.

Profitability

The difference between Pirelli and Cooper made 20%, that is fuel consumption can change for 4%.

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