2020 Teknikens 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test

Dry BrakingMichelin Primacy 4: 22.24 MNexen N Fera SU1: 24.85 M
Wet BrakingContinental Premium Contact 6: 25.77 MNexen N Fera SU1: 29.71 M
Wet HandlingGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 39 sNexen N Fera SU1: 41.33 s
Straight AquaKumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports: 78.5 Km/HNexen N Fera SU1: 72.5 Km/H
Subj. ComfortMichelin Primacy 4: 10 PointsSunny NA305: 1 Points
Tyre WeightContinental Premium Contact 6: 9.6 KgNexen N Fera SU1: 12.9 Kg
Rolling ResistanceGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 5.5 kg / tKumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports: 5.87 kg / t
Each year, the wonderful Swedish publication Teknikens Värld performs a summer tyre test in Sweden. Their 2020 test covers ten 225/50 R17 summer tyres, including the first test of the brand new Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2!

The unique Swedishness of the test means they don't perform dry handling, but instead the "moose test" which involves a sharp lane change at speed. Sadly, we can't database this, but you can see the results of the test in the commentary at the bottom of the page.

Other points of note is the fuel use isn't the usual rolling resistance of the tyre in kg/T, it's instead the estimated litres per 100km used by the test Volvo, and they give a subjective comfort score which looks at noise and comfort levels, rather than the usual external pass-by noise!

Dry

In the dry braking, the Michelin had an unusually big advantage over the rest of the tyres, stopping nearly a meter sooner than the second placed Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2!

Wet

Wet braking was won by the Continental PremiumContact 6. Second place was again awarded to the new Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, with the dry braking champion, the Michelin Primacy 4, having to settle for seventh.

The new Goodyear was fastest over the relatively short wet handling lap, while the Michelin proved braking and handling results don't always match, finishing second in this test.

The Kumho and Nokian tyres had a good advantage during aquaplaning testing.

Environment

Subjectively, the Michelin had the comfort advantage, which combined internal noise and how comfortable the tyres felt when driving. The Goodyear and Pirelli were best of the rest.

These rolling resistance numbers are the estimated litres per 100km.

The best tyres on test were also the lightest.

Results

1st: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st22.24 M100%
Wet Braking7th28.05 M25.77 M+2.28 M91.87%
Wet Handling2nd39.14 s39 s+0.14 s99.64%
Straight Aqua6th73.5 Km/H78.5 Km/H-5 Km/H93.63%
Subj. Comfort1st10 Points100%
Tyre Weight1st9.6 Kg100%
Rolling Resistance3rd5.56 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.06 kg / t98.92%
No obvious flaws and good balance of characteristics, excellent wet handling, low rolling resistance, the best level of comfort.
Average resistance to aquaplaning.

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2nd: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd23.21 M22.24 M+0.97 M95.82%
Wet Braking2nd26.23 M25.77 M+0.46 M98.25%
Wet Handling1st39 s100%
Straight Aqua8th73 Km/H78.5 Km/H-5.5 Km/H92.99%
Subj. Comfort2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Tyre Weight3rd10 Kg9.6 Kg+0.4 Kg96%
Rolling Resistance1st5.5 kg / t100%
No obvious flaws and good balance of characteristics.
Average resistance to aquaplaning.

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3rd: Nokian Hakka Blue 2

Nokian Hakka Blue 2
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th23.59 M22.24 M+1.35 M94.28%
Wet Braking6th27.14 M25.77 M+1.37 M94.95%
Wet Handling5th39.71 s39 s+0.71 s98.21%
Straight Aqua2nd78 Km/H78.5 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.36%
Subj. Comfort4th8 Points10 Points-2 Points80%
Tyre Weight6th11.2 Kg9.6 Kg+1.6 Kg85.71%
Rolling Resistance5th5.69 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.19 kg / t96.66%
No obvious flaws and good balance of characteristics, excellent resistance to aquaplaning, the best result in a moose test.
None mentioned.

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4th: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd23.32 M22.24 M+1.08 M95.37%
Wet Braking1st25.77 M100%
Wet Handling6th39.77 s39 s+0.77 s98.06%
Straight Aqua3rd75.5 Km/H78.5 Km/H-3 Km/H96.18%
Subj. Comfort6th6 Points10 Points-4 Points60%
Tyre Weight1st9.6 Kg100%
Rolling Resistance4th5.58 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.08 kg / t98.57%
Short braking distance on wet roads, very good elk test result, low fuel consumption.
Low comfort levels.

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4th: Pirelli CINTURATO P7

Pirelli CINTURATO P7
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th23.59 M22.24 M+1.35 M94.28%
Wet Braking8th28.24 M25.77 M+2.47 M91.25%
Wet Handling3rd39.17 s39 s+0.17 s99.57%
Straight Aqua6th73.5 Km/H78.5 Km/H-5 Km/H93.63%
Subj. Comfort2nd9 Points10 Points-1 Points90%
Tyre Weight3rd10 Kg9.6 Kg+0.4 Kg96%
Rolling Resistance8th5.78 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.28 kg / t95.16%
Excellent wet handling, good result in elk test, high level of comfort.
Higher fuel consumption.

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6th: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th23.78 M22.24 M+1.54 M93.52%
Wet Braking3rd26.52 M25.77 M+0.75 M97.17%
Wet Handling9th40.17 s39 s+1.17 s97.09%
Straight Aqua4th75 Km/H78.5 Km/H-3.5 Km/H95.54%
Subj. Comfort5th7 Points10 Points-3 Points70%
Tyre Weight6th11.2 Kg9.6 Kg+1.6 Kg85.71%
Rolling Resistance9th5.79 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.29 kg / t94.99%
Short braking distance on wet roads, high resistance to aquaplaning.
The worst result in a moose test (i.e. stability during maneuvering is worse than other tires, which is a very important factor)

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7th: Kumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports

Kumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th24.34 M22.24 M+2.1 M91.37%
Wet Braking5th27.09 M25.77 M+1.32 M95.13%
Wet Handling4th39.58 s39 s+0.58 s98.53%
Straight Aqua1st78.5 Km/H100%
Subj. Comfort9th2 Points10 Points-8 Points20%
Tyre Weight6th11.2 Kg9.6 Kg+1.6 Kg85.71%
Rolling Resistance10th5.87 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.37 kg / t93.7%
Excellent resistance to aquaplaning.
Poor wet handling, low comfort, high rolling resistance, average result in the moose test.

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8th: Federal Evoluzion ST 1

Federal Evoluzion ST 1
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th23.75 M22.24 M+1.51 M93.64%
Wet Braking4th27.03 M25.77 M+1.26 M95.34%
Wet Handling7th40.05 s39 s+1.05 s97.38%
Straight Aqua8th73 Km/H78.5 Km/H-5.5 Km/H92.99%
Subj. Comfort6th6 Points10 Points-4 Points60%
Tyre Weight6th11.2 Kg9.6 Kg+1.6 Kg85.71%
Rolling Resistance7th5.76 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.26 kg / t95.49%
Good braking performance.
Poor wet handling, the worst result in the moose test.

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9th: Sunny NA305

Sunny NA305
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th24.01 M22.24 M+1.77 M92.63%
Wet Braking9th28.35 M25.77 M+2.58 M90.9%
Wet Handling8th40.1 s39 s+1.1 s97.26%
Straight Aqua5th74 Km/H78.5 Km/H-4.5 Km/H94.27%
Subj. Comfort10th1 Points10 Points-9 Points10%
Tyre Weight5th10.2 Kg9.6 Kg+0.6 Kg94.12%
Rolling Resistance6th5.72 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.22 kg / t96.15%
Very low price, acceptable wet handling, low rolling resistance
Bad result the elk test, long braking distances on dry and wet surfaces, lowest comfort.

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10th: Nexen N Fera SU1

Nexen N Fera SU1
  • 225/50 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th24.85 M22.24 M+2.61 M89.5%
Wet Braking10th29.71 M25.77 M+3.94 M86.74%
Wet Handling10th41.33 s39 s+2.33 s94.36%
Straight Aqua10th72.5 Km/H78.5 Km/H-6 Km/H92.36%
Subj. Comfort8th4 Points10 Points-6 Points40%
Tyre Weight10th12.9 Kg9.6 Kg+3.3 Kg74.42%
Rolling Resistance2nd5.54 kg / t5.5 kg / t+0.04 kg / t99.28%
Low rolling resistance.
With the exception of economy, the complete absence of positive aspects - you expect more from the tyre of this brand. The longest braking distance on dry and wet surfaces, poor wet handling, low comfort.

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