2021 ViBilagare Summer Tyre Test

Dry BrakingContinental Premium Contact 6: 33.7 MHifly HF805: 36 M
Dry HandlingMaxxis Premitra HP5: 99.9 sHifly HF805: 102.3 s
Wet BrakingContinental Premium Contact 6: 31.6 MHifly HF805: 37.1 M
Wet HandlingContinental Premium Contact 6: 69.9 sHifly HF805: 73.2 s
Wet CircleGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 14.61 sHifly HF805: 15.28 s
Straight AquaNokian Hakka Blue 2: 86 Km/HLandsail Qirin 990: 79.4 Km/H
Subj. ComfortPirelli Cinturato P7 C2: 4 PointsMaxxis Premitra HP5: 2 Points
Subj. NoiseGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 5 PointsHifly HF805: 2 Points
PriceHifly HF805: 65.32 Continental Premium Contact 6: 146.94
Fuel ConsumptionMichelin Primacy 4: 5.37 l/100kmNokian Hakka Blue 2: 5.71 l/100km
For 2021, the testing experts at ViBilagare have tested eight of the latest 225/45 R17 tyres, with a surprising result!

The Maxxis Premitra HP5 aced the tyre test to finish in first spot overall, ahead of the new Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 in second place and Continental PremiumContact 6 in third. This is a really impressive result for the Maxxis brand, especially when you consider price was NOT taken into account for the final results!

The only caveat worth remembering is wear was not tested in this test. In previous tests where wear results were included, the second placed Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 had a significant advantage over other tyres on test, and the Maxxis didn't score too well..

You can find our summary of the data below, but for the full details be sure to head over to the ViBilagare website.

Dry

Dry braking was a close group overall, and was lead by the Continental PremiumContact 6 which stop the car 0.4 meters ahead of the new Landsail Sentury Qirin 990!

The test winning Maxxis Premitra HP5 was the fastest tyre across a dry handling lap, edging out Goodyear and Continental in second place.

Wet

Continental also won the wet braking testing, but this time by nearly a full meter over the second placed Nokian Hakka Blue 2, which is a similar tyre to the Central European Nokian WetProof.

Continental was also the fastest tyre around the wet handling lap, with the budget Hifly again performing poorly.

Nokian and Maxxis led the way in the aquaplaning testing by a large margin!

Environment

ViBilagare are one of the few publications to rate comfort and noise subjectively, which is a really interesting metric.

In the subjective comfort testing, the Nokian and Pirelli had a small advantage over the group of tyres, rounding out bumps and road imperfections better than the rivals.

Subjective noise testing showed the Goodyear had an advantage over the group, especially on rough surfaces.

The price (in Euros) chart highlights the huge difference between the cheapest and most expensive tyres on test.

And finally, it will be no surprise to regular tyre tests viewers to see the Michelin Primacy 4 and Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 leading the way in the rolling resistance testing.

Results

1st: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • EU Label: C/A/70
  • Origin: China
  • UTQG: 340
  • Weight: 8.9kgs
  • Tread: 7.3mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th34.9 M33.7 M+1.2 M96.56%
Dry Handling1st99.9 s100%
Wet Braking4th34.3 M31.6 M+2.7 M92.13%
Wet Handling3rd70.2 s69.9 s+0.3 s99.57%
Wet Circle3rd14.67 s14.61 s+0.06 s99.59%
Straight Aqua2nd85.6 Km/H86 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.53%
Subj. Comfort6th2 Points4 Points-2 Points50%
Subj. Noise5th3 Points5 Points-2 Points60%
Price3rd75.53 65.32 +10.21 86.48%
Fuel Consumption4th5.51 l/100km5.37 l/100km+0.14 l/100km97.46%
Excellent stability and steering response in the dry, good levels of grip in the wet with a neutral wet balance, best aquaplaning resistance on test, well priced.
Mid pack stopping distances, average comfort.

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2nd: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • EU Label: B/A/70
  • Origin: Poland
  • UTQG: 360
  • Weight: 9kgs
  • Tread: 8.1mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th34.8 M33.7 M+1.1 M96.84%
Dry Handling2nd100.3 s99.9 s+0.4 s99.6%
Wet Braking6th34.6 M31.6 M+3 M91.33%
Wet Handling4th70.4 s69.9 s+0.5 s99.29%
Wet Circle1st14.61 s100%
Straight Aqua6th81.8 Km/H86 Km/H-4.2 Km/H95.12%
Subj. Comfort3rd3 Points4 Points-1 Points75%
Subj. Noise1st5 Points100%
Price5th123.07 65.32 +57.75 53.08%
Fuel Consumption2nd5.44 l/100km5.37 l/100km+0.07 l/100km98.71%
Responsive and easy to drive in the wet and dry, very good levels of comfort and quietest tyre on test.
Average aquaplaning resistance.

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3rd: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 225/45 R17 94Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
  • Origin: France
  • UTQG: 280
  • Weight: 9.5kgs
  • Tread: 7.5mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st33.7 M100%
Dry Handling2nd100.3 s99.9 s+0.4 s99.6%
Wet Braking1st31.6 M100%
Wet Handling1st69.9 s100%
Wet Circle4th14.72 s14.61 s+0.11 s99.25%
Straight Aqua4th83 Km/H86 Km/H-3 Km/H96.51%
Subj. Comfort6th2 Points4 Points-2 Points50%
Subj. Noise5th3 Points5 Points-2 Points60%
Price8th146.94 65.32 +81.62 44.45%
Fuel Consumption3rd5.49 l/100km5.37 l/100km+0.12 l/100km97.81%
Easy to drive, stable rear and slight understeer balance in the dry, fastest around the wet handling lap, shortest braking distances in the dry and wet.
Worse curved aquaplaning resistance on test, low levels of comfort, average noise.

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3rd: Nokian Hakka Blue 2

Nokian Hakka Blue 2
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • EU Label: C/A/72
  • Origin: Russia
  • UTQG: 300
  • Weight: 10.4kgs
  • Tread: 7.8mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th35.3 M33.7 M+1.6 M95.47%
Dry Handling6th100.8 s99.9 s+0.9 s99.11%
Wet Braking2nd32.5 M31.6 M+0.9 M97.23%
Wet Handling2nd70.1 s69.9 s+0.2 s99.71%
Wet Circle2nd14.64 s14.61 s+0.03 s99.8%
Straight Aqua1st86 Km/H100%
Subj. Comfort1st4 Points100%
Subj. Noise2nd4 Points5 Points-1 Points80%
Price6th140.55 65.32 +75.23 46.47%
Fuel Consumption8th5.71 l/100km5.37 l/100km+0.34 l/100km94.05%
Excellent aquaplaning resistance and short wet braking, very good levels of comfort.
Long dry braking, soft and imprecise dry handling.

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5th: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • EU Label: B/A/68
  • Origin: Italy
  • UTQG: 340
  • Weight: 9.1kgs
  • Tread: 6.3mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th34.7 M33.7 M+1 M97.12%
Dry Handling5th100.7 s99.9 s+0.8 s99.21%
Wet Braking3rd33.8 M31.6 M+2.2 M93.49%
Wet Handling5th70.9 s69.9 s+1 s98.59%
Wet Circle6th14.95 s14.61 s+0.34 s97.73%
Straight Aqua5th82.6 Km/H86 Km/H-3.4 Km/H96.05%
Subj. Comfort3rd3 Points4 Points-1 Points75%
Subj. Noise5th3 Points5 Points-2 Points60%
Price7th142.81 65.32 +77.49 45.74%
Fuel Consumption1st5.37 l/100km100%
Good aquaplaning resistance given it's shallow starting tread depth, lowest fuel consumption on test, short braking in the dry and wet.
Average comfort and low lateral wet circle grip.

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6th: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
  • 225/45 R17 94Y
  • EU Label: C/A/69
  • Origin: Russia
  • UTQG: 320
  • Weight: 9.4kgs
  • Tread: 6.9mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd34.2 M33.7 M+0.5 M98.54%
Dry Handling4th100.5 s99.9 s+0.6 s99.4%
Wet Braking7th35 M31.6 M+3.4 M90.29%
Wet Handling6th71.3 s69.9 s+1.4 s98.04%
Wet Circle5th14.85 s14.61 s+0.24 s98.38%
Straight Aqua3rd83.4 Km/H86 Km/H-2.6 Km/H96.98%
Subj. Comfort1st4 Points100%
Subj. Noise2nd4 Points5 Points-1 Points80%
Price4th122.78 65.32 +57.46 53.2%
Fuel Consumption7th5.63 l/100km5.37 l/100km+0.26 l/100km95.38%
Good in the dry with the best steering feedback and handling, good aquaplaning resistance, low noise levels ang good comfort.
Long wet braking, difficult wet handling.

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7th: Landsail Qirin 990

Landsail Qirin 990
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • EU Label: B/A/66
  • Origin: China
  • UTQG: 520
  • Weight: 9.5kgs
  • Tread: 7.1mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd34.1 M33.7 M+0.4 M98.83%
Dry Handling7th101.4 s99.9 s+1.5 s98.52%
Wet Braking5th34.5 M31.6 M+2.9 M91.59%
Wet Handling7th71.9 s69.9 s+2 s97.22%
Wet Circle6th14.95 s14.61 s+0.34 s97.73%
Straight Aqua8th79.4 Km/H86 Km/H-6.6 Km/H92.33%
Subj. Comfort3rd3 Points4 Points-1 Points75%
Subj. Noise2nd4 Points5 Points-1 Points80%
Price2nd65.42 65.32 +0.1 99.85%
Fuel Consumption5th5.55 l/100km5.37 l/100km+0.18 l/100km96.76%
Very good dry braking, low noise.
Poor handling in the dry, understeer in the wet, low aquaplaning resistance.

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8th: Hifly HF805

Hifly HF805
  • 225/45 R17 94W
  • EU Label: E/E/72
  • Origin: China
  • UTQG: 280
  • Weight: 10.1kgs
  • Tread: 7.4mm
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th36 M33.7 M+2.3 M93.61%
Dry Handling8th102.3 s99.9 s+2.4 s97.65%
Wet Braking8th37.1 M31.6 M+5.5 M85.18%
Wet Handling8th73.2 s69.9 s+3.3 s95.49%
Wet Circle8th15.28 s14.61 s+0.67 s95.62%
Straight Aqua7th80.5 Km/H86 Km/H-5.5 Km/H93.6%
Subj. Comfort6th2 Points4 Points-2 Points50%
Subj. Noise8th2 Points5 Points-3 Points40%
Price1st65.32 100%
Fuel Consumption6th5.6 l/100km5.37 l/100km+0.23 l/100km95.89%
Cheapest tyre on test.
Very poor wet braking, low grip in all conditions, high noise and low levels of comfort.

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