2019 AMS Summer SUV Tyre Test

Dry BrakingMichelin Primacy 4: 36.1 MGiti GitiPremium H1: 39.3 M
Dry HandlingNokian WetProof: 104.5 Km/HToyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 102.4 Km/H
Subj. Dry HandlingPirelli CINTURATO P7: 9 PointsToyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 6 Points
Wet BrakingNokian WetProof: 35.4 MToyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 39.7 M
Wet HandlingBridgestone Turanza T005: 88.1 Km/HToyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 82.8 Km/H
Subj. Wet HandlingGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance: 10 PointsGiti GitiPremium H1: 5 Points
Straight AquaContinental Premium Contact 5: 80.5 Km/HHankook Ventus Prime 3 K125: 75.1 Km/H
Subj. ComfortPirelli CINTURATO P7: 10 PointsNokian WetProof: 6 Points
NoiseNokian WetProof: 71.5 dBPirelli CINTURATO P7: 74.5 dB
Rolling ResistanceMichelin Primacy 4: 7.6 kg / tFalken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun: 9.3 kg / t
The 2019 Auto Motor und Sport tyre test has tested eleven crossover SUV tyres in 215/55 R17. While this fitment isn't the most exciting fitment in the world, usually being found fitted to vehicles like the Vauxhall Mokka, Skoda Karoq, Seat Ateca, Hyundai Kona and Audi Q2, it is a high growth segment thanks to the huge sales of these types of cars.

The results of this test are fairly straight forward, with only one note. The Continental PremiumContact 5 tested has been replaced by the PremiumContact 6, which undoubtably would have fared better than the seventh place overall.

 

Dry

Dry braking was extremely close between the top four tyres, with the Michelin just having the edge of the group.

Dry handling was also close, with the top eight tyres averaging 1km/h difference over the handling lap.

Three tyres were awarded the top spot for the subjective dry handling scores.

Wet

Wet braking proved the Nokian WetProof's high safety qualities, winning the wet braking testing to be the best braking tyre overall.

While the Bridgestone couldn't place better than mid-pack for wet braking, it was the fastest around the wet handling lap, with the Nokian again proving its wet weather prowess.

The aging Continental PremiumContact 5 proved to be the best during straight aquaplaning.

The Goodyear took the lead during subjective wet handling scores, with the Nokian and Bridgestone just a point behind.

Environment

The Michelin Primacy 4 used the least fuel on test.

The Nokian was the quietest tyre on test, with the Toyo having its only good placement of the test.

And lastly, the subjective comfort scoring was again very close, but this time Pirelli managed to combine good handling results and good levels of comfort better than any other tyre on test.

Results

1st: Nokian WetProof

Nokian WetProof
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd36.2 M36.1 M+0.1 M99.72%
Dry Handling1st104.5 Km/H100%
Subj. Dry Handling4th8 Points9 Points-1 Points88.89%
Wet Braking1st35.4 M100%
Wet Handling2nd87.1 Km/H88.1 Km/H-1 Km/H98.86%
Subj. Wet Handling2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Straight Aqua5th78.1 Km/H80.5 Km/H-2.4 Km/H97.02%
Subj. Comfort11th6 Points10 Points-4 Points60%
Noise1st71.5 dB100%
Rolling Resistance9th8.8 kg / t7.6 kg / t+1.2 kg / t86.36%
Very high wet grip, good handling in the dry, well balanced.
High rolling resistance, slow steering.

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2nd: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd36.4 M36.1 M+0.3 M99.18%
Dry Handling4th104 Km/H104.5 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.52%
Subj. Dry Handling4th8 Points9 Points-1 Points88.89%
Wet Braking8th38.1 M35.4 M+2.7 M92.91%
Wet Handling1st88.1 Km/H100%
Subj. Wet Handling2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Straight Aqua8th76.1 Km/H80.5 Km/H-4.4 Km/H94.53%
Subj. Comfort5th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Noise8th74.2 dB71.5 dB+2.7 dB96.36%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.7 kg / t7.6 kg / t+0.1 kg / t98.7%
High lateral stability, good steering speed and accuracy, low rolling resistance.
Relatively long wet braking.

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2nd: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st36.1 M100%
Dry Handling4th104 Km/H104.5 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.52%
Subj. Dry Handling1st9 Points100%
Wet Braking6th36.6 M35.4 M+1.2 M96.72%
Wet Handling8th85.1 Km/H88.1 Km/H-3 Km/H96.59%
Subj. Wet Handling4th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Straight Aqua7th76.9 Km/H80.5 Km/H-3.6 Km/H95.53%
Subj. Comfort2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Noise5th72.8 dB71.5 dB+1.3 dB98.21%
Rolling Resistance1st7.6 kg / t100%
Short dry braking, easy to manage.
Poor wet grip, average aquaplaning resistance.

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4th: Pirelli CINTURATO P7

Pirelli CINTURATO P7
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th38 M36.1 M+1.9 M95%
Dry Handling6th103.9 Km/H104.5 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.43%
Subj. Dry Handling1st9 Points100%
Wet Braking2nd35.5 M35.4 M+0.1 M99.72%
Wet Handling4th86.2 Km/H88.1 Km/H-1.9 Km/H97.84%
Subj. Wet Handling4th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Straight Aqua9th75.4 Km/H80.5 Km/H-5.1 Km/H93.66%
Subj. Comfort1st10 Points100%
Noise11th74.5 dB71.5 dB+3 dB95.97%
Rolling Resistance4th8.1 kg / t7.6 kg / t+0.5 kg / t93.83%
Good wet and dry handling, short wet braking distances.
Long dry braking distances, poor aquaplaning resistance.

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4th: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd36.4 M36.1 M+0.3 M99.18%
Dry Handling2nd104.3 Km/H104.5 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.81%
Subj. Dry Handling1st9 Points100%
Wet Braking4th36.1 M35.4 M+0.7 M98.06%
Wet Handling9th84.1 Km/H88.1 Km/H-4 Km/H95.46%
Subj. Wet Handling7th7 Points10 Points-3 Points70%
Straight Aqua11th75.1 Km/H80.5 Km/H-5.4 Km/H93.29%
Subj. Comfort5th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Noise3rd72.4 dB71.5 dB+0.9 dB98.76%
Rolling Resistance6th8.5 kg / t7.6 kg / t+0.9 kg / t89.41%
Good braking performance, good dry handling.
Average wet performance, sluggish steering reactions.

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4th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th37.3 M36.1 M+1.2 M96.78%
Dry Handling9th103.2 Km/H104.5 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.76%
Subj. Dry Handling4th8 Points9 Points-1 Points88.89%
Wet Braking4th36.1 M35.4 M+0.7 M98.06%
Wet Handling3rd87 Km/H88.1 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.75%
Subj. Wet Handling1st10 Points100%
Straight Aqua2nd79.7 Km/H80.5 Km/H-0.8 Km/H99.01%
Subj. Comfort9th7 Points10 Points-3 Points70%
Noise7th73 dB71.5 dB+1.5 dB97.95%
Rolling Resistance3rd7.8 kg / t7.6 kg / t+0.2 kg / t97.44%
Good wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance.
Slight understeer in the dry.

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7th: Continental Premium Contact 5

Continental Premium Contact 5
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th39.2 M36.1 M+3.1 M92.09%
Dry Handling10th103.1 Km/H104.5 Km/H-1.4 Km/H98.66%
Subj. Dry Handling8th7 Points9 Points-2 Points77.78%
Wet Braking3rd35.9 M35.4 M+0.5 M98.61%
Wet Handling4th86.2 Km/H88.1 Km/H-1.9 Km/H97.84%
Subj. Wet Handling4th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Straight Aqua1st80.5 Km/H100%
Subj. Comfort2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Noise10th74.4 dB71.5 dB+2.9 dB96.1%
Rolling Resistance9th8.8 kg / t7.6 kg / t+1.2 kg / t86.36%
Short wet braking, high aquaplaning resistance.
Long dry braking, high levels of understeer in the dry.

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8th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th37.5 M36.1 M+1.4 M96.27%
Dry Handling6th103.9 Km/H104.5 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.43%
Subj. Dry Handling8th7 Points9 Points-2 Points77.78%
Wet Braking7th37.3 M35.4 M+1.9 M94.91%
Wet Handling6th85.7 Km/H88.1 Km/H-2.4 Km/H97.28%
Subj. Wet Handling7th7 Points10 Points-3 Points70%
Straight Aqua3rd79.1 Km/H80.5 Km/H-1.4 Km/H98.26%
Subj. Comfort9th7 Points10 Points-3 Points70%
Noise5th72.8 dB71.5 dB+1.3 dB98.21%
Rolling Resistance11th9.3 kg / t7.6 kg / t+1.7 kg / t81.72%
Good in the dry and wet.
Understeer during wet handling, very high rolling resistance.

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9th: Giti GitiPremium H1

Giti GitiPremium H1
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th39.3 M36.1 M+3.2 M91.86%
Dry Handling2nd104.3 Km/H104.5 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.81%
Subj. Dry Handling4th8 Points9 Points-1 Points88.89%
Wet Braking10th39.2 M35.4 M+3.8 M90.31%
Wet Handling7th85.3 Km/H88.1 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.82%
Subj. Wet Handling11th5 Points10 Points-5 Points50%
Straight Aqua4th78.2 Km/H80.5 Km/H-2.3 Km/H97.14%
Subj. Comfort2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Noise4th72.7 dB71.5 dB+1.2 dB98.35%
Rolling Resistance5th8.4 kg / t7.6 kg / t+0.8 kg / t90.48%
Good dry handling, good comfort, low noise.
Poor braking results, understeer in the wet.

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10th: Nexen N Blue HD+

Nexen N Blue HD Plus
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th38 M36.1 M+1.9 M95%
Dry Handling8th103.5 Km/H104.5 Km/H-1 Km/H99.04%
Subj. Dry Handling8th7 Points9 Points-2 Points77.78%
Wet Braking9th38.3 M35.4 M+2.9 M92.43%
Wet Handling10th84 Km/H88.1 Km/H-4.1 Km/H95.35%
Subj. Wet Handling9th6 Points10 Points-4 Points60%
Straight Aqua10th75.2 Km/H80.5 Km/H-5.3 Km/H93.42%
Subj. Comfort5th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Noise8th74.2 dB71.5 dB+2.7 dB96.36%
Rolling Resistance8th8.6 kg / t7.6 kg / t+1 kg / t88.37%
Acceptable handling.
Relatively wea dry and wet grip.

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11th: Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV

Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th38.6 M36.1 M+2.5 M93.52%
Dry Handling11th102.4 Km/H104.5 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.99%
Subj. Dry Handling11th6 Points9 Points-3 Points66.67%
Wet Braking11th39.7 M35.4 M+4.3 M89.17%
Wet Handling11th82.8 Km/H88.1 Km/H-5.3 Km/H93.98%
Subj. Wet Handling9th6 Points10 Points-4 Points60%
Straight Aqua6th77 Km/H80.5 Km/H-3.5 Km/H95.65%
Subj. Comfort5th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Noise2nd71.6 dB71.5 dB+0.1 dB99.86%
Rolling Resistance6th8.5 kg / t7.6 kg / t+0.9 kg / t89.41%
Acceptable dry performance, good comfort, low noise.
Weak wet grip, worst aquaplaning resistance on test.

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