2020 ADAC SUV Summer Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsPirelli CINTURATO P7
Best tyre for wet roadsMichelin Primacy 4
Kumho Ecsta HS51
The best tyre overallMichelin Primacy 4
The lowest fuel useContinental EcoContact 6
The lowest wearMichelin Primacy 4
ESA Tecar Spirit Pro
Continental EcoContact 6
Semperit SpeedLife 2
The quietest tyreYokohama BluEarth RV02
Having already looked at the 2020 ADAC 18" UHP summer tyre test, the SUV version in 235/55 R17 is more of the same.

Of the twelve tyres tested in this popular crossover SUV size, Michelin once again take the top spot with the Primacy 4, thanks to an excellent all round balanced performance.

Second and third place were awarded to the Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Pirelli Cinturato P7, which is vastly different from the 18" version of the test where the brands could only tie for ninth place overall. Like the Michelin, both tyres were very well balanced, and had no obvious drawbacks other than high wear for the Pirelli.

Maxxis again scored very well, tying with the Pirelli for third, and like the Pirelli performing in all areas apart from wear, where as fifth place Semperit was one of the best wearing tyres on test, but struggled a little in the wet compared to the leaders.

Other notable results include the new Continental EcoContact 6 having the lowest rolling resistance AND the best wear on test, which means it was predicted to have 13,500 more Km, or nearly one third extra distance available.

The full results are below, feel free to ask any questions in the comments, and be sure to come back to Tyre Reviews in the coming weeks for more of the latest summer tyre tests!

Wear

Below is the wear chart, the only raw data we get from ADAC.

Results

ADAC applied the following score weighting to the overall results - Dry 20% / Wet 40% / Noise 10% / Fuel 10% / Wear 20%

1st: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 49.2
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 7.4
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 8.2
Very balanced with top marks in the wet, excellent low wear, very good in the dry
None mentioned
Highly Recommended

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2nd: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 47.4
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9.2
  5. Noise: 6.8
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 7.8
Very balanced, very good in the dry and wet, low fuel consumption
None mentioned
Highly Recommended

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3rd: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 44.8
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 7.4
Very balanced, very good in the dry, good in the wet
None mentioned
Highly Recommended

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3rd: Pirelli CINTURATO P7

Pirelli CINTURATO P7
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 44.2
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7.4
Very balanced, top marks in the dry, also good in the wet
Relatively high wear
Highly Recommended

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5th: Yokohama BluEarth RV02

Yokohama BluEarth RV02
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 42.6
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  5. Noise: 7.8
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 6.6
Quietest tyre on test
Slightly weak in the dry and wet, slightly high fuel consumption
Recommended

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5th: Semperit SpeedLife 2

Semperit SpeedLife 2
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 45.2
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 6.8
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 6.6
Top marks in wear
Slightly weak in the wet
Recommended

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5th: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 43.2
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 6.8
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 6.6
Good in the wet
Relatively weak on dry roads
Recommended

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8th: Continental EcoContact 6

Continental EcoContact 6
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 47.8
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9.6
  5. Noise: 7.4
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 6.4
Lowest wear and best fuel consumption, good in the dry
Relatively weak in the wet
Recommended

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8th: ESA Tecar Spirit Pro

ESA Tecar Spirit Pro
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 44.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 7
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 6.4
Very low wear
Relatively weak in the wet
Recommended

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10th: Kumho Ecsta HS51

Kumho Ecsta HS51
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 40.6
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7
  5. Noise: 7
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 6
Very good in the wet
Relatively weak in the dry, high wear
Recommended

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11th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3

Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 39.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 5.4
Low fuel consumption
Weak in the wet, relatively noisy
Recommended

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12th: Laufenn S fit EQ

Laufenn S fit EQ
  • 235/55 R17
  1. Total: 34.2
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7
  5. Noise: 7.4
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 2
Good in the dry
Very weak in the wet
Not Recommended

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