|Dry Braking||▲Continental Premium Contact 6: 33.7 M|
▼Hifly HF805: 36.0 M
|Dry Handling||▲Maxxis Premitra HP5: 099.9 s|
▼Hifly HF805: 102.3 s
|Wet Braking||▲Continental Premium Contact 6: 31.6 M|
▼Hifly HF805: 37.1 M
|Wet Handling||▲Continental Premium Contact 6: 69.9 s|
▼Hifly HF805: 73.2 s
|Wet Circle||▲Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 14.61 s|
▼Hifly HF805: 15.28 s
|Straight Aqua||▲Nokian Hakka Blue 2: 86.0 Km/H|
▼Landsail Qirin 990: 79.4 Km/H
|Subj. Comfort||▲Nokian Hakka Blue 2: 4 Points|
▼Maxxis Premitra HP5: 2 Points
|Subj. Noise||▲Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 5 Points|
▼Hifly HF805: 2 Points
|Price||▲Hifly HF805: 065.32 |
▼Continental Premium Contact 6: 146.94
|Fuel Consumption||▲Michelin Primacy 4: 5.37 l/100km|
▼Nokian Hakka Blue 2: 5.71 l/100km
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 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.
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!
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.
1st: Maxxis Premitra HP5
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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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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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
Excellent aquaplaning resistance and short wet braking, very good levels of comfort.
Long dry braking, soft and imprecise dry handling.
5th: Michelin Primacy 4
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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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
Very good dry braking, low noise.
Poor handling in the dry, understeer in the wet, low aquaplaning resistance.
8th: Hifly HF805
Cheapest tyre on test.
Very poor wet braking, low grip in all conditions, high noise and low levels of comfort.