2019 Summer and All Season Tyre Test

Dry BrakingMichelin Primacy 4: 14.8 MApollo Alnac 4G All Season: 18.6 M
Dry HandlingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 43.5 Km/HMomo Outrun M20: 39.2 Km/H
Wet BrakingGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance: 14.3 MApollo Alnac 4G All Season: 18.6 M
Wet HandlingFirestone RoadHawk: 48.8 Km/HApollo Alnac 4G All Season: 44.2 Km/H
NoiseBridgestone Turanza T005: 60 dBGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance: 62 dB
It's never a bad thing when a magazine goes to the effort of testing summer AND all season tyres in the same test, as it gives the motorist a good idea of the different balance of performances each tyre type has, so it's great to see Auto Navigator doing exactly this for their 205/55 R16 summer tyre test.

Not satisfied with just summer and all season tyres, Auto Navigator have included a "test winning" winter tyre, as well as worn summer and worn winter tyres (tread depth unknown!)

Caveats from the test? Well, sadly Auto Navigator didn't perform what I would call a full tyre test, instead just covering dry and wet braking, dry and wet peak cornering speed (not a full handling lap) and they touched upon noise and wear.

Additionally, we've decided not to include the wear testing scoring in our database, as they seemed to give a score out of "1", with "0.9" being the best and "0.1" being the worst with very little scientific basis behind the result. For reference the Michelin Primacy 4 and Continental AllSeasonContact seemed to show the lowest wear.

Dry

During dry braking (60-0 kph), the Michelin CrossClimate+ and Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 were the only all season tyres to trouble the summers. The worn winter tyre performed better than the new one, which isn't unusual for a siped tyre in the dry as lower tread depth means lower block movement / tear.

The dry "handling" lap was actually peak cornering speed on a dry circle. Again, the worn tyres had an advantage thanks to less block movement, but the Michelin CrossClimate+ was mighty impressive.

Wet

The results get more confusing in the wet. The wet braking was the same 60-0 kph tested, and some tyres managed to do a better job of stopping the car than in the dry (we're assuming a higher friction surface for wet braking.) The Goodyear won this safety critical test, which also makes us wonder why it finished tenth overall...

Wet "handling" was again peak speed on a wet circle, not a real handling lap. This time the Firestone won, with the Kleber Quadraxer 2, which performed relatively poorly in the wet braking, taking third overall. 

It might be worth noting at this point, Tyre Reviews doesn't conduct peak speed circle testing as the results can be variable.

Environment

Only the Bridgestone Turanza T005 had an advantage in the noise testing.

Results

Be sure to check out the full article on the Auto Nagivator website, where you can change your driving preferences to change the order of the results! 

1st: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st14.8 M100%
Dry Handling14th40 Km/H43.5 Km/H-3.5 Km/H91.95%
Wet Braking4th15.3 M14.3 M+1 M93.46%
Wet Handling7th47.4 Km/H48.8 Km/H-1.4 Km/H97.13%
Noise2nd61 dB60 dB+1 dB98.36%
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2nd: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th15.1 M14.8 M+0.3 M98.01%
Dry Handling9th41.3 Km/H43.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H94.94%
Wet Braking2nd15 M14.3 M+0.7 M95.33%
Wet Handling11th46.5 Km/H48.8 Km/H-2.3 Km/H95.29%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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3rd: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th15.8 M14.8 M+1 M93.67%
Dry Handling7th41.8 Km/H43.5 Km/H-1.7 Km/H96.09%
Wet Braking2nd15 M14.3 M+0.7 M95.33%
Wet Handling6th47.5 Km/H48.8 Km/H-1.3 Km/H97.34%
Noise1st60 dB100%
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4th: Hankook Kinergy Eco 2

Hankook Kinergy Eco 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th15.7 M14.8 M+0.9 M94.27%
Dry Handling4th42.2 Km/H43.5 Km/H-1.3 Km/H97.01%
Wet Braking4th15.3 M14.3 M+1 M93.46%
Wet Handling4th47.7 Km/H48.8 Km/H-1.1 Km/H97.75%
Noise2nd61 dB60 dB+1 dB98.36%
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5th: Davanti DX390

Davanti DX390
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th15.8 M14.8 M+1 M93.67%
Dry Handling12th40.8 Km/H43.5 Km/H-2.7 Km/H93.79%
Wet Braking11th16.6 M14.3 M+2.3 M86.14%
Wet Handling8th47.3 Km/H48.8 Km/H-1.5 Km/H96.93%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
Magazine note - Conditionally recommended - "it is only available in a few ways, and we know that the different production times can give significantly different characteristics, so it is far from certain that the purchased copy is so good will be like the test arrived"

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6th: Continental AllSeasonContact

Continental AllSeasonContact
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th16.9 M14.8 M+2.1 M87.57%
Dry Handling11th41 Km/H43.5 Km/H-2.5 Km/H94.25%
Wet Braking12th17.5 M14.3 M+3.2 M81.71%
Wet Handling14th44.5 Km/H48.8 Km/H-4.3 Km/H91.19%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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7th: Michelin CrossClimate+

Michelin CrossClimate Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd15 M14.8 M+0.2 M98.67%
Dry Handling1st43.5 Km/H100%
Wet Braking9th16.4 M14.3 M+2.1 M87.2%
Wet Handling13th45.3 Km/H48.8 Km/H-3.5 Km/H92.83%
Noise2nd61 dB60 dB+1 dB98.36%
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8th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005

Bridgestone Weather Control A005
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th15.2 M14.8 M+0.4 M97.37%
Dry Handling4th42.2 Km/H43.5 Km/H-1.3 Km/H97.01%
Wet Braking7th15.7 M14.3 M+1.4 M91.08%
Wet Handling2nd48.2 Km/H48.8 Km/H-0.6 Km/H98.77%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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9th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th15.7 M14.8 M+0.9 M94.27%
Dry Handling2nd43.3 Km/H43.5 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.54%
Wet Braking8th15.8 M14.3 M+1.5 M90.51%
Wet Handling1st48.8 Km/H100%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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10th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd14.9 M14.8 M+0.1 M99.33%
Dry Handling3rd42.7 Km/H43.5 Km/H-0.8 Km/H98.16%
Wet Braking1st14.3 M100%
Wet Handling8th47.3 Km/H48.8 Km/H-1.5 Km/H96.93%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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11th: Momo Outrun M20

Momo Outrun M20
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th15.8 M14.8 M+1 M93.67%
Dry Handling15th39.2 Km/H43.5 Km/H-4.3 Km/H90.11%
Wet Braking9th16.4 M14.3 M+2.1 M87.2%
Wet Handling10th47 Km/H48.8 Km/H-1.8 Km/H96.31%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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12th: Kleber Quadraxer 2

Kleber Quadraxer 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th17 M14.8 M+2.2 M87.06%
Dry Handling9th41.3 Km/H43.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H94.94%
Wet Braking13th17.7 M14.3 M+3.4 M80.79%
Wet Handling3rd48 Km/H48.8 Km/H-0.8 Km/H98.36%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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13th: Barum Bravuris 5HM

Barum Bravuris 5HM
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th15.7 M14.8 M+0.9 M94.27%
Dry Handling6th42 Km/H43.5 Km/H-1.5 Km/H96.55%
Wet Braking6th15.6 M14.3 M+1.3 M91.67%
Wet Handling4th47.7 Km/H48.8 Km/H-1.1 Km/H97.75%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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14th: Vredestein Quatrac 5

Vredestein Quatrac 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th17.5 M14.8 M+2.7 M84.57%
Dry Handling7th41.8 Km/H43.5 Km/H-1.7 Km/H96.09%
Wet Braking14th17.8 M14.3 M+3.5 M80.34%
Wet Handling12th46 Km/H48.8 Km/H-2.8 Km/H94.26%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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15th: Apollo Alnac 4G All Season

Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking15th18.6 M14.8 M+3.8 M79.57%
Dry Handling13th40.7 Km/H43.5 Km/H-2.8 Km/H93.56%
Wet Braking15th18.6 M14.3 M+4.3 M76.88%
Wet Handling15th44.2 Km/H48.8 Km/H-4.6 Km/H90.57%
Noise5th62 dB60 dB+2 dB96.77%
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