2015 European Tyre Test 185/60R14

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental Premium Contact 5
The best tyre overallContinental Premium Contact 5
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Nokian Line
The lowest fuel useKumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
The lowest wearKumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
The quietest tyreKumho Ecowing ES01 KH27

Here is the 2015 ADAC / Stiftung Warentest in 185/60 R14.

The 205/55 R16 test with commentry can be found here

Results

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1st: Continental Premium Contact 5

Continental Premium Contact 5
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 44.2
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5
  6. Wear: 7.4
  7. Overall: 7.6
Very balanced tyre with top marks in the wet, especially good on dry roads

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2nd: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 43.6
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 4
  6. Wear: 7.4
  7. Overall: 7.6
Very balanced, top marks on dry roads, especially good on wet roads
A little loud noise behavior

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3rd: Nokian Line

Nokian Line
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 43.8
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 4.2
  6. Wear: 9.4
  7. Overall: 7.6
Very balanced tyre with little wear, good in the wet

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4th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 43
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 4
  6. Wear: 7.4
  7. Overall: 7.4
Very balanced, especially good on dry roads, good on wet roads, relatively low fuel consumption
A little noisy

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5th: Vredestein Sportrac 5

Vredestein Sportrac 5
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 43.8
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 4.4
  6. Wear: 8.4
  7. Overall: 7.4
Very balanced tyre, good on dry roads, relatively low fuel consumption and wear

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6th: Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco

Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 42.4
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 4.8
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7.2
Very balanced tyre, especially good on dry roads

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7th: Firestone TZ300A

Firestone TZ300A
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 41.6
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 4.6
  6. Wear: 7.4
  7. Overall: 6.8
Especially good on dry roads
Compared to the best, a bit weaker in the wet

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8th: Michelin Energy Saver+

Michelin Energy Saver Plus
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 41.4
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 4.6
  6. Wear: 8.2
  7. Overall: 6.8
Low wear, relatively economical
Compared slightly weaker on dry and wet roads

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9th: Sava intensa hp

Sava intensa hp
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 40.2
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  5. Noise: 4
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 6.8
Relatively low wear
Slightly weaker on dry and wet roads, relatively high fuel consumption, a little louder

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10th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 42.2
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 6.6
  5. Noise: 4.8
  6. Wear: 9.4
  7. Overall: 6.6
Low wear
Relatively high fuel consumption

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11th: Infinity Ecosis

Infinity Ecosis
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 38
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 5
  6. Wear: 6.4
  7. Overall: 6
Relatively weak on dry roads, relatively high wear

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12th: Yokohama BluEarth AE01

Yokohama BluEarth AE01
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 40.8
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 4.8
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 5.8
Quite well on dry roads, low fuel consumption
Weaknesses in the wet

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13th: GT Radial Champiro ECO

GT-Radial Champiro ECO
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 36.8
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 5.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5
  6. Wear: 7.4
  7. Overall: 5.2
Weak in the wet and dry

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14th: Semperit Comfort Life 2

Semperit Comfort Life 2
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 38
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 5.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 4
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 5.2
Relatively low fuel consumption and wear
Relatively weak on dry and wet roads, a little louder

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15th: Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27

Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 40.6
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 4.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 4.2
Top marks in fuel consumption and wear, relatively quiet
Very Weak in the wet

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16th: Matador MP 16 Stella 2

Matador MP 16 Stella 2
  • 185/60 R14
  1. Total: 32.4
  2. Dry: 5.8
  3. Wet: 2.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 5
  6. Wear: 8.4
  7. Overall: 2.4
Low fuel consumption and wear
Very weak in the wet, weak on dry roads

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