2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview

Every year Auto Bild test over fifty tyres in wet and dry braking test to decide which twenty tyres make it through to the full summer tyre test. In 2018 they have used the popular 195/65 R15 summer touring tyre size.

The spread of dry braking results was higher than usual this year. The best dry braking tyre on test, the Hankook, stopped the car from 62mph in 34.5 metres, and the worse 42.4 metres. This 7.9 metre difference might not sound like a huge amount, but it is the difference of stopping or hitting an object at around 26 mph!

The spread in the wet was even larger. The Bridgestone was best in the wet, stopping the car from 50 mph in 34.3 metres, where as the worst tyre on test took a massive 17.6 metres further, totaling 51.9 metres. That's over 4 car lengths further and a huge residual speed at time of accident.

Below is the braking details of all 51 tyres tested. Be sure to visit Tyre Reviews next week for the full tyre test which covers dry and wet handling, aquaplaning, noise, comfort and fuel use of the top twenty tyres.

Results

Braking from 100km/h in the dry and 80km/h in the wet

1st: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 69.7
  2. Dry: 34.5
  3. Wet: 35.2
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2nd: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 70
  2. Dry: 35.7
  3. Wet: 34.3
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3rd: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 71.7
  2. Dry: 35.2
  3. Wet: 36.5
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4th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 72.2
  2. Dry: 36.2
  3. Wet: 36
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5th: Continental Premium Contact 5

Continental Premium Contact 5
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 72.4
  2. Dry: 36.4
  3. Wet: 36
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6th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 72.6
  2. Dry: 36.7
  3. Wet: 35.9
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7th: Uniroyal RainExpert 3

Uniroyal RainExpert 3
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 73.2
  2. Dry: 38.7
  3. Wet: 34.5
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8th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 73.3
  2. Dry: 36
  3. Wet: 37.3
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9th: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 73.7
  2. Dry: 35.6
  3. Wet: 38.1
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10th: Vredestein Sportrac 5

Vredestein Sportrac 5
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 73.8
  2. Dry: 36.8
  3. Wet: 37
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11th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 75.1
  2. Dry: 37.5
  3. Wet: 37.6
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12th: Infinity Ecosis

Infinity Ecosis
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 75.1
  2. Dry: 38.1
  3. Wet: 37
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13th: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 75.2
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 37.5
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14th: Nokian Line

Nokian Line
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 75.5
  2. Dry: 37.5
  3. Wet: 38
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15th: Michelin Energy Saver+

Michelin Energy Saver Plus
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 76.2
  2. Dry: 37.5
  3. Wet: 38.7
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16th: Avon ZV7

Avon ZV7
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 76.5
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 38.2
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17th: Fulda EcoControl HP

Fulda EcoControl HP
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 76.6
  2. Dry: 37
  3. Wet: 39.6
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18th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3

Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 76.9
  2. Dry: 39.2
  3. Wet: 37.7
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19th: Giti GitiSynergy E1

Giti GitiSynergy E1
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 77.1
  2. Dry: 37.9
  3. Wet: 39.2
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20th: BFGoodrich gGrip

BFGoodrich gGrip
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 77.4
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 39.1
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21st: Barum Brillantis 2

Barum Brillantis 2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 77.7
  2. Dry: 39.4
  3. Wet: 38.3
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22nd: Yokohama BluEarth AE50

Yokohama BluEarth AE50
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 77.9
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 40.2
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23rd: Matador MP 44 Elite 3

Matador MP 44 Elite 3
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78
  2. Dry: 39.1
  3. Wet: 38.9
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24th: Minerva Radial 209

Minerva Radial 209
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78
  2. Dry: 38.1
  3. Wet: 39.9
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25th: Debica Presto HP

Debica Presto HP
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.1
  2. Dry: 37.4
  3. Wet: 40.7
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26th: Sava intensa hp

Sava intensa hp
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.2
  2. Dry: 37.7
  3. Wet: 40.5
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27th: Toyo Proxes CF2

Toyo Proxes CF2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.3
  2. Dry: 37.8
  3. Wet: 40.5
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28th: Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27

Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.7
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 40.4
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29th: Wanli Harmonic H220

Wanli Harmonic H220
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.7
  2. Dry: 39.9
  3. Wet: 38.8
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30th: GT Radial Champiro FE1

GT Radial Champiro FE1
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.8
  2. Dry: 38
  3. Wet: 40.8
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31st: Nexen N Blue HD+

Nexen N Blue HD Plus
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.9
  2. Dry: 38.3
  3. Wet: 40.6
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32nd: Viking CityTech II

Viking CityTech II
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 78.9
  2. Dry: 39.3
  3. Wet: 39.6
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33rd: Landsail LS388 AS

Landsail LS388 AS
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 79.4
  2. Dry: 38.9
  3. Wet: 40.5
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34th: Gislaved Ultra Speed

Gislaved Ultra Speed
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 79.5
  2. Dry: 41.1
  3. Wet: 38.4
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35th: Semperit Comfort Life 2

Semperit Comfort Life 2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 79.8
  2. Dry: 40
  3. Wet: 39.8
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37th: Dayton Touring 2

Dayton Touring 2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 81.3
  2. Dry: 38.4
  3. Wet: 42.9
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38th: Aptany RP203

Aptany RP203
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 81.4
  2. Dry: 40.5
  3. Wet: 40.9
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39th: Imperial Ecodriver 4

Imperial Ecodriver 4
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 81.5
  2. Dry: 39.9
  3. Wet: 41.6
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40th: Kormoran Road Performance

Kormoran Road Performance
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 81.7
  2. Dry: 38.2
  3. Wet: 43.5
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41st: Three A P306

Three A P306
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 81.7
  2. Dry: 40.1
  3. Wet: 41.6
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42nd: Hifly HF201

Hifly HF201
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 81.8
  2. Dry: 38.9
  3. Wet: 42.9
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44th: Evergreen DynaComfort EH226

Evergreen DynaComfort EH226
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 84.1
  2. Dry: 39.9
  3. Wet: 44.2
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45th: Goodride RP28

Goodride RP28
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 84.3
  2. Dry: 38.4
  3. Wet: 45.9
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46th: Insa Turbo Ecosaver+

Insa Turbo Ecosaver Plus
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 85
  2. Dry: 42.4
  3. Wet: 42.6
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47th: Tristar Ecopower3

Tristar Ecopower3
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 85.7
  2. Dry: 39.6
  3. Wet: 46.1
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49th: Rotalla RH02 E Pace

Rotalla RH02 E Pace
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 88.2
  2. Dry: 39.7
  3. Wet: 48.5
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51st: Fortuna G745

Fortuna G745
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 93.1
  2. Dry: 41.2
  3. Wet: 51.9
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