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2018 Summer Tire Test - 225/45 R17 (2)

  

List of Tested Tyres: 

  

Continental PremiumContact 6

Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Federal SS595

Michelin Primacy 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117

Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

 

 

  Best tyre for dry roads


Continental PremiumContact 6


 

    

 

  Best tyre for wet roads


Continental PremiumContact 6


 

    

 

  The quietest tyre


Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo

Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117


 

 

    

 

  The best value tyre


Continental PremiumContact 6


  

 

Summary

   

7   Federal SS595

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star


Braking   star star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

     

 

6   Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

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 star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

     

 

5  Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star star


Braking    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

 

     

 

4   Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117

Dry   Dry

Handling   star 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 star 

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

     

 

3  Michelin Primacy 3

Dry   Dry

Handling   star 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 star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

     

 

2   Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo

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 star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

    

 

1   Continental PremiumContact 6

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 star

Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 


 

Test Results

 

  1. Federal SS595

 

Indices: 91W

Euro Marking: F / C

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Material of the frame: Polyester (2 layers)

Average weight, kg: 11,3

Average tread depth, mm: 7,2

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Max.Grade

 

Braking (Wet road)

1

 

5

 

Handling (Wet road)

1

 

5

 

Braking (Dry road)

3

 

5

 

Moose test

3,5

 

5

 

Comfort

4

 

5

 

Noise

4

 

5

 

Rolling resistance

2

 

5

 

Overall rank

18,5

 

Low price

Low braking efficiency

High noise level

Highest rolling resistance

 

 

  1. Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

 

Indices: 91Y

Euro Marking: B / A

Country of Origin: Italy

Frame Material: Viscose

Average weight, kg: 8,9

Average tread depth, mm: 7,3

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Max.Grade

 

Braking (Wet road)

3

 

5

 

Handling (Wet road)

3

 

5

 

Braking (Dry road)

4

 

5

 

Moose test

4,5

 

5

 

Comfort

4,5

 

5

 

Noise

4

 

5

 

Rolling resistance

5

 

5

 

Overall rank

28

 

Very low rolling resistance

Acceptable handling on wet surfaces

Long braking distances on wet surfaces

 

 

  1. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

 

Indices: 91W

Euro Marking: C / A

Country of origin: Poland

Frame Material: Polyester

Average weight, kg: 8,3

Average tread depth, mm: 6,8

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Max.Grade

 

Braking (Wet road)

 

 

5

 

Handling (Wet road)

3

 

5

 

Braking (Dry road)

3,5

 

5

 

Moose test

4

 

5

 

Comfort

4,5

 

5

 

Noise

4,5

 

5

 

Rolling resistance

4,5

 

5

 

Overall rank

4,5

 

Good controllability

Relatively low grip on wet surface

 

 

  1. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117

 

Indices: 94W XL

Euro Marking: C / A

Country of Origin: Hungary

Frame Material: Viscose (2 layers)

Average weight, kg: 9,8

Average tread depth, mm: 7,0

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Max.Grade

 

Braking (Wet road)

4,5

 

5

 

Handling (Wet road)

4

 

5

 

Braking (Dry road)

4,5

 

5

 

Moose test

5

 

5

 

Comfort

4

 

5

 

Noise

5

 

5

 

Rolling resistance

3

 

5

 

Overall rank

 

 

Good handling on dry and wet surfaces

Good stability during rearrangement

High resistance to aquaplaning

The highest rolling resistance

 

 

  1. Michelin Primacy 3

 

Indices: 91W

Euro Marking: C / A

Country of Origin: Spain

Frame Material: Polyester

Average weight, kg: 9,3

Average tread depth, mm: 6,3

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Max.Grade

 

Braking (Wet road)

4,5

 

5

 

Handling (Wet road)

4

 

5

 

Braking (Dry road)

4,5

 

5

 

Moose test

5

 

5

 

Comfort

4

 

5

 

Noise

4,5

 

5

 

Rolling resistance

4

 

5

 

Overall rank

30,5

 

Very good stability

High braking efficiency

Relatively hard stroke

 

 

  1. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo

 

Indices: 91W

Euro Marking: C / A

Country of origin: Poland

Frame Material: Polyester

Average weight, kg: 9,2

Average tread depth, mm: 6,1

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Max.Grade

 

Braking (Wet road)

4,5

 

5

 

Handling (Wet road)

4,5

 

5

 

Braking (Dry road)

4,5

 

5

 

Moose test

4

 

5

 

Comfort

5

 

5

 

Noise

5

 

5

 

Rolling resistance

4

 

5

 

Overall rank

31,5

 

High grip and predictable behavior on wet surfaces

 Short braking distance on dry surface

Low noise level

Good ride comfort

Tendency to oversteer during an emergency maneuver on dry surfaces

 

 

  1. Continental PremiumContact 6

 

Indices: 91Y

Euro Marking: C / A

Country of Origin: France

Frame Material: Polyester

Average weight, kg: 9,3

Average tread depth, mm: 6,9

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Max.Grade

 

Braking (Wet road)

5

 

5

 

Handling (Wet road)

5

 

5

 

Braking (Dry road)

5

 

5

 

Moose test

5

 

5

 

Comfort

4,5

 

5

 

Noise

4,5

 

5

 

Rolling resistance

3

 

5

 

Overall rank

32

 

Very high grip and quick steering reactions on dry and wet surfaces

Good stability during rearrangement

High rolling resistance

 


 

Review

 

Seven tires, six of which have been let out by the major manufacturers occupying big share of the market of primary complete set, have been tested. In this segment of the requirement are especially high as consumers - the auto companies, unlike normal drivers have at the order all necessary equipment fully to evaluate characteristics of the offered tires. At the same time it is well known that car makers pay especially much attention in recent years to rolling resistance of tires as the European Union enters for them more and more strict requirements to environmental friendliness of cars. With constant speed about one heel from fuel usage as because of continuous deformation of tires energy losses are created falls to the share of tires. If to reduce these losses, also fuel usage will be reduced. Thus, at decrease in rolling resistance by 20% consumption of fuel decreases approximately by 4%.

Thanks to special compounds with the maintenance of silika and to other technical solutions it is possible to reduce considerably rolling resistance, however in this case there is risk to worsen coupling on wet covering. For this reason it has been decided to test not normal Pirelli Cinturato P7, but their "green" version for the secondary market - Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue - which as the producer declares, combines good coupling on wet surface with the low resistance to swing.

As a result it has turned out that Pirelli - rather good tires, but all of them could not act well in tests on wet track where their coupling was worse, than at all other tires, except for one - the Taiwan Federal whose indicators experts called "absolutely unacceptable". And who create real safety hazard. It is enough to tell what for stop from 100 km/h is required by it to 61,8 m, and it means that their braking distance is 12,9 m longer, than at "green" Pirelli, and 18 m more long, than at Continental which became the best in this discipline. On wet surface of Federal there is obviously not enough coupling and this with the fact that they have the most high resistance to swing and bad results even on dry covering. However, has noted that tires have been bought in March, and after that have disappeared from online stores and have been replaced with other models from the same producers.

In final the account new Continental which provide the highest level of safety have been recognized the best and have perfectly acted in all disciplines. Michelin have confirmed the high quality standards of the French brand, Hankook have given pleasant surprise, and Bridgestone have shown very equal results. As for Goodyear, their coupling on wet covering was only better for the little, than at Pirelli.

After wet asphalt it is the most difficult to tires to cope with driving, and in these conditions to the forefront there is composition of rubber mix. Results make against Pirelli and Goodyear, that is their producers have decided to reduce as much as possible power losses and have made it to the detriment of coupling which has worsened, even despite application of silika. That to Federal, that their coupling so bad that hardly they can be recommended to someone.

On dry track of difference between tires were significantly reduced. In the test for braking efficiency of Continental have again taken the first place, Goodyear and Pirelli have a little lagged behind the others, and the result of Federal was 4 m worse, than at leaders. In tests where the behavior of tires was evaluated during the emergency detour of obstacle, for result different factors, including interaction of tires and the suspender, and the best in this discipline of Michelin steel which provide the best maneuverability and controllability influence. If to speak about tests for noise level and comfort, in them all tires have shown approximately identical results.

Results of laboratory tests have shown that Pirelli really have very low resistance to swing that as was confirmed earlier, it has been reached to the detriment of coupling on wet covering. At the same time the fact that Federal became the worst and in this discipline, speaks about their obviously outdated technologies. It is also worth noting that all tires were tested at the identical level of loading, and Hankook possess the strengthened sidewalls (XL) that could not but affect result.

 

 

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