2019 Summer 53 Tyre Braking Shootout

Every year Auto Bild test over fifty tyres in wet and dry braking testing to decide which twenty tyres make it through to the full summer tyre test. In 2019 they have tested 53 patterns, using the popular 225/45 R17 summer touring tyre size.

When compared to the 2018 version of the test, the gap between the best and worse tyres on test is actually smaller! The best wet braking tyre, the new Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3, stopped the car in 28.7 meters from 80 kph (50 mph), and the worse tyre on test, the budget Star Performer TNG UHP1 in 39.4 meters, a difference of 10.6 meters. While that's smaller than the 17.6 meters separating the best and worst in 2018, it's still the difference between stopping safely and a crash at over 40 kph (25 mph) on the cheaper tyre.

Even from the higher speed of 100 kph (62 mph) the gap in dry braking is always closer, but there was still a 4.9 meter difference between the best (Michelin Pilot Sport 4) and the worst (Tyfoon Successor 5), which could be the option of stopping safely, or another big accident.

Below is the braking details of all 54 tyres tested. Be sure to visit Tyre Reviews in the coming weeks for the full tyre test which covers dry and wet handling, aquaplaning, noise, comfort and fuel use of the top twenty tyres.

Dry

Wet

Results

1st: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+0.5 M98.56%
Wet Braking2nd+0.1 M99.65%
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2nd: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Michelin Pilot Sport 4
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Wet Braking5th+0.9 M96.96%
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3rd: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking1st100%
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4th: Pirelli P Zero

Pirelli P Zero
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+0.9 M97.44%
Wet Braking3rd+0.2 M99.31%
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5th: Nokian WetProof

Nokian WetProof
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking6th+1 M96.63%
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6th: Falken Azenis FK510

Falken Azenis FK510
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking17th+1.8 M95%
Wet Braking4th+0.3 M98.97%
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7th: Kenda Emera A1

Kenda Emera A1
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+0.7 M97.99%
Wet Braking8th+1.6 M94.72%
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8th: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking15th+1.6 M95.53%
Wet Braking7th+1.2 M95.99%
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9th: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking10th+1.1 M96.88%
Wet Braking9th+2.1 M93.18%
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10th: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking13th+1.4 M96.07%
Wet Braking10th+2.2 M92.88%
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11th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking12th+1.2 M96.61%
Wet Braking12th+2.7 M91.4%
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12th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking4th+0.9 M97.44%
Wet Braking15th+3.3 M89.69%
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13th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking15th+3.3 M89.69%
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14th: Apollo Aspire XP

Apollo Aspire XP
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking20th+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking11th+2.3 M92.58%
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15th: Kleber Dynaxer UHP

Kleber Dynaxer UHP
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking16th+1.7 M95.26%
Wet Braking17th+3.4 M89.41%
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16th: Yokohama Advan Fleva V701

Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking21st+4.2 M87.23%
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17th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking14th+1.5 M95.8%
Wet Braking20th+4.1 M87.5%
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18th: Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PS71
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking28th+2.9 M92.18%
Wet Braking13th+2.9 M90.82%
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19th: Toyo Proxes Sport

Toyo Proxes Sport
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking28th+2.9 M92.18%
Wet Braking14th+3 M90.54%
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20th: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking20th+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking22nd+4.5 M86.45%
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21st: Uniroyal RainSport 3

Uniroyal RainSport 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking34th+3.2 M91.44%
Wet Braking18th+3.6 M88.85%
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22nd: Goodride SA07

Goodride SA07
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking20th+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking25th+4.8 M85.67%
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23rd: General Altimax Sport

General Altimax Sport
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking32nd+3.1 M91.69%
Wet Braking19th+4 M87.77%
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24th: Federal Evoluzion ST 1

Federal Evoluzion ST 1
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking26th+2.8 M92.43%
Wet Braking24th+4.7 M85.93%
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25th: Avon ZV7

Avon ZV7
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking10th+1.1 M96.88%
Wet Braking33rd+6.6 M81.3%
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26th: GT Radial SportActive

GT-Radial SportActive
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking18th+2 M94.48%
Wet Braking31st+6.1 M82.47%
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27th: Linglong Green Max

Linglong Green Max
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking37th+3.5 M90.72%
Wet Braking23rd+4.6 M86.19%
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28th: Mabor Sport Jet 3

Mabor Sport Jet 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking25th+2.6 M92.93%
Wet Braking28th+5.7 M83.43%
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29th: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking32nd+3.1 M91.69%
Wet Braking26th+5.6 M83.67%
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30th: Semperit SpeedLife 2

Semperit SpeedLife 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking31st+3 M91.94%
Wet Braking30th+6 M82.71%
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31st: BFGoodrich gGrip

BFGoodrich gGrip
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking24th+2.3 M93.7%
Wet Braking35th+7.3 M79.72%
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32nd: Gislaved Ultra Speed

Gislaved Ultra Speed
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking40th+4 M89.53%
Wet Braking26th+5.6 M83.67%
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35th: Dayton Touring 2

Dayton Touring 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking26th+2.8 M92.43%
Wet Braking36th+7.4 M79.5%
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36th: Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3

Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking38th+3.7 M90.24%
Wet Braking32nd+6.5 M81.53%
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37th: Barum Bravuris 3

Barum Bravuris 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking41st+4.5 M88.37%
Wet Braking29th+5.8 M83.19%
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38th: Kormoran Kormoran UHP

Kormoran Kormoran UHP
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking18th+2 M94.48%
Wet Braking39th+8.4 M77.36%
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39th: Nankang Sportnex AS2+

Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking36th+3.4 M90.96%
Wet Braking34th+7.2 M79.94%
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40th: Tigar Tigar UHP

Tigar Tigar UHP
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking20th+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking41st+8.7 M76.74%
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41st: Imperial Ecosport 2

Imperial Ecosport 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking28th+2.9 M92.18%
Wet Braking40th+8.5 M77.15%
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44th: Laufenn S fit EQ

Laufenn S fit EQ
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking35th+3.3 M91.2%
Wet Braking42nd+8.8 M76.53%
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45th: Zeetex HP2000 vfm

Zeetex HP2000 vfm
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking41st+4.5 M88.37%
Wet Braking37th+7.7 M78.85%
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46th: Viking ProTech HP

Viking ProTech HP
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking43rd+4.7 M87.92%
Wet Braking38th+7.8 M78.63%
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48th: Sailun Atrezzo ZSR

Sailun Atrezzo ZSR
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking38th+3.7 M90.24%
Wet Braking44th+9.5 M75.13%
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51st: Tyfoon Successor 5

Tyfoon Successor 5
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking45th+4.9 M87.47%
Wet Braking43rd+8.9 M76.33%
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53rd: Star Performer TNG UHP1

Star-Performer TNG UHP1
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking44th+4.8 M87.69%
Wet Braking45th+10.7 M72.84%
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