Article Index

 

Test Results

 

 

  1. Firestone Firehawk SZ90µ

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2-

 

20%

 

Handling

4

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

4+

 

10%

 

Braking

4

 

35%

 

Total

4+

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

3

 

40%

 

Braking

2-

 

30%

 

Comfort

2-

 

10%

 

Noise

3

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

2-

 

10%

 

Overall rank

3+

 

 

Acceptable resistance to hydroplaning

Unbalanced behavior and long braking distance on dry and wet surface

High noise level

 

 

  1. Continental ContiSportContact 5

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2+

 

20%

 

Handling

3+

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

3+

 

10%

 

Braking

2-

 

35%

 

Total

2-

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

3+

 

40%

 

Braking

2

 

30%

 

Comfort

2

 

10%

 

Noise

2

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

1-

 

10%

 

Overall rank

2-

 

 

Good resistance to hydroplaning

Low resistance to swing

High level of comfort

Average braking efficiency

The slowed-down reactions to turns of wheel

Low side stability on wet surface

 

 

  1. Nokian zLine

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2-

 

20%

 

Handling

2

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

2+

 

10%

 

Braking

2+

 

35%

 

Total

2

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

2-

 

40%

 

Braking

2+

 

30%

 

Comfort

3+

 

10%

 

Noise

2-

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

1-

 

10%

 

Overall rank

2

 

 

Short braking distance on dry and wet surface

High side stability on wet surface

The slowed-down reactions to turns of wheel and tendency to oversteer

Average level of comfort

 

 

  1. Falken Azenis FK510

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2

 

20%

 

Handling

2

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

2-

 

10%

 

Braking

2+

 

35%

 

Total

2

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

2

 

40%

 

Braking

2+

 

30%

 

Comfort

2-

 

10%

 

Noise

2

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

2

 

10%

 

Overall rank

2

 

 

High side stability and good controllability on dry surface

Short braking distance on dry and wet surface

High resistance to hydroplaning

Tendency to oversteer on wet surface

 

 

  1. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2

 

20%

 

Handling

2-

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

2-

 

10%

 

Braking

2+

 

35%

 

Total

2

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

2+

 

40%

 

Braking

2+

 

30%

 

Comfort

2-

 

10%

 

Noise

2+

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

2

 

10%

 

Overall rank

2+

 

 

High side stability and good controllability on dry surface

Short braking distance on dry and wet surface

High resistance to hydroplaning

Low level of noise

Strong tendency to understeer on wet surface

 

 

  1. Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2

 

20%

 

Handling

1-

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

2+

 

10%

 

Braking

2+

 

35%

 

Total

2+

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

2-

 

40%

 

Braking

2+

 

30%

 

Comfort

2

 

10%

 

Noise

2

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

1-

 

10%

 

Overall rank

2

 

 

Good controllability on dry surface

Short braking distance on dry and wet surface

High level of comfort

Tendency to oversteer on wet surface

 

 

  1. Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2-

 

20%

 

Handling

1-

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

1-

 

10%

 

Braking

2+

 

35%

 

Total

2+

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

1-

 

40%

 

Braking

2+

 

30%

 

Comfort

2-

 

10%

 

Noise

2+

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

3+

 

10%

 

Overall rank

2+

 

 

Good controllability and short braking distance on dry and wet surface

Low level of noise

The increased rolling resistance

 

 

  1. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2-

 

20%

 

Handling

2+

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

1-

 

10%

 

Braking

2+

 

35%

 

Total

2+

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

2

 

40%

 

Braking

2+

 

30%

 

Comfort

2

 

10%

 

Noise

2

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

1

 

10%

 

Overall rank

2+

 

 

Good controllability and short braking distance on dry and wet surface

High side stability on wet surface

Low resistance to swing

 

 

  1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4

 

 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Significance

 

Wet surface

 

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2+

 

20%

 

Handling

1-

 

35%

 

Lateral stability

2

 

10%

 

Braking

2+

 

35%

 

Total

2+

 

 

Dry surface

 

Handling

1

 

40%

 

Braking

2+

 

30%

 

Comfort

2+

 

10%

 

Noise

2

 

10%

 

Fuel Consumption

2+

 

10%

 

Overall rank

1-

 

 

Very good controllability on dry and wet surface

Exact reactions to turns of wheel, good informational content and short braking distance in any conditions

High level of comfort

 


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