2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview

Dry BrakingKumho Ecsta HS52: 35.7 MImperial Ecosport 2: 40.3 M
Wet BrakingBridgestone Turanza T005: 27.5 MAtlas Sport Green 2: 36.6 M
Without fail, each year German publication Auto Bild provides the most comprehensive overview of the summer tyre market by testing a huge amount of tyres ability in the dry and wet, in order to work out which twenty tyres deserve to be tested in their full summer tyre test.

For 2022, Auto Bild have tested 50 tyres in the most popular tyre size in Europe, 215/55 R17.

All 50 sets of tyres have their wet and dry braking results below, with the shortest 21 (luckily for Continental) combined braking distances progressing to the full test, which will be on the website shortly.

The rather unusual tyre size has created some interesting results, with Nokian taking the top spot in dry braking, and the new Kumho Ecsta HS52 and Hankook Ventus Prime 4 placing second and third.

Wet braking had the usual Bridgestone Turanza T005 at the top, with Nexen also performing well.

Other performances worth noting, the Uniroyal RainSport 5 struggled in the wet which is unusual for the "rain tyre", and Goodride made it into the top 20 on merit!

Full results below

Dry

Wet

Results

1st: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd35.8 M35.7 M+0.1 M99.72%
Wet Braking1st27.5 M100%
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2nd: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

Hankook Ventus Prime 4
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd35.8 M35.7 M+0.1 M99.72%
Wet Braking2nd27.8 M27.5 M+0.3 M98.92%
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3rd: Kumho Ecsta HS52

Kumho Ecsta HS52
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st35.7 M100%
Wet Braking5th28.6 M27.5 M+1.1 M96.15%
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3rd: Vredestein Ultrac

Vredestein Ultrac
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th36.1 M35.7 M+0.4 M98.89%
Wet Braking4th28.2 M27.5 M+0.7 M97.52%
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5th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th36.5 M35.7 M+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking3rd27.9 M27.5 M+0.4 M98.57%
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6th: Nokian PowerProof

Nokian PowerProof
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st35.7 M100%
Wet Braking8th28.9 M27.5 M+1.4 M95.16%
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7th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th36.1 M35.7 M+0.4 M98.89%
Wet Braking7th28.8 M27.5 M+1.3 M95.49%
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8th: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th36.2 M35.7 M+0.5 M98.62%
Wet Braking10th29.3 M27.5 M+1.8 M93.86%
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9th: Toyo Proxes Comfort

Toyo Proxes Comfort
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th35.9 M35.7 M+0.2 M99.44%
Wet Braking12th29.6 M27.5 M+2.1 M92.91%
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10th: Nexen N Fera Primus

Nexen N Fera Primus
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th37.2 M35.7 M+1.5 M95.97%
Wet Braking5th28.6 M27.5 M+1.1 M96.15%
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11th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th36.5 M35.7 M+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking11th29.4 M27.5 M+1.9 M93.54%
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12th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th36.2 M35.7 M+0.5 M98.62%
Wet Braking17th29.9 M27.5 M+2.4 M91.97%
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12th: Kleber Dynaxer HP4

Kleber Dynaxer HP4
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th36.3 M35.7 M+0.6 M98.35%
Wet Braking15th29.8 M27.5 M+2.3 M92.28%
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14th: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking21st37.3 M35.7 M+1.6 M95.71%
Wet Braking8th28.9 M27.5 M+1.4 M95.16%
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15th: Debica Presto UHP2

Debica Presto UHP2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th36.5 M35.7 M+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking15th29.8 M27.5 M+2.3 M92.28%
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16th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th36.8 M35.7 M+1.1 M97.01%
Wet Braking13th29.7 M27.5 M+2.2 M92.59%
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17th: GT Radial FE2

GT-Radial FE2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking18th37 M35.7 M+1.3 M96.49%
Wet Braking13th29.7 M27.5 M+2.2 M92.59%
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18th: BFGoodrich Advantage

BFGoodrich Advantage
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th36.3 M35.7 M+0.6 M98.35%
Wet Braking18th31 M27.5 M+3.5 M88.71%
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19th: Laufenn S Fit EQ+

Laufenn S Fit EQ Plus
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th36.5 M35.7 M+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking21st31.9 M27.5 M+4.4 M86.21%
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20th: Goodride SA57

Goodride SA57
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking21st37.3 M35.7 M+1.6 M95.71%
Wet Braking19th31.3 M27.5 M+3.8 M87.86%
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21st: Continental EcoContact 6

Continental EcoContact 6
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th36.4 M35.7 M+0.7 M98.08%
Wet Braking27th32.7 M27.5 M+5.2 M84.1%
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23rd: Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51

Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking24th37.7 M35.7 M+2 M94.69%
Wet Braking24th32.2 M27.5 M+4.7 M85.4%
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24th: Tomket Sport 3 Series 3

Tomket Sport 3 Series 3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th37.2 M35.7 M+1.5 M95.97%
Wet Braking29th32.8 M27.5 M+5.3 M83.84%
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25th: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking35th39.1 M35.7 M+3.4 M91.3%
Wet Braking19th31.3 M27.5 M+3.8 M87.86%
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25th: Infinity Ecomax

Infinity Ecomax
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking24th37.7 M35.7 M+2 M94.69%
Wet Braking27th32.7 M27.5 M+5.2 M84.1%
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25th: Starmaxx Ultra Sport ST760

Starmaxx Ultra Sport ST760
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking23rd37.5 M35.7 M+1.8 M95.2%
Wet Braking31st32.9 M27.5 M+5.4 M83.59%
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28th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking24th37.7 M35.7 M+2 M94.69%
Wet Braking29th32.8 M27.5 M+5.3 M83.84%
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28th: Hifly HF805

Hifly HF805
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th38.5 M35.7 M+2.8 M92.73%
Wet Braking22nd32 M27.5 M+4.5 M85.94%
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30th: Tyfoon Successor 5

Tyfoon Successor 5
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th38.5 M35.7 M+2.8 M92.73%
Wet Braking23rd32.1 M27.5 M+4.6 M85.67%
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31st: Roadstone Eurovis Sport 04

Roadstone Eurovis Sport 04
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking30th38.7 M35.7 M+3 M92.25%
Wet Braking25th32.6 M27.5 M+5.1 M84.36%
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33rd: Delinte DH2

Delinte DH2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking35th39.1 M35.7 M+3.4 M91.3%
Wet Braking25th32.6 M27.5 M+5.1 M84.36%
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34th: Uniroyal RainSport 5

Uniroyal RainSport 5
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking27th38.4 M35.7 M+2.7 M92.97%
Wet Braking36th33.5 M27.5 M+6 M82.09%
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35th: General Altimax One S

General Altimax One S
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking37th39.3 M35.7 M+3.6 M90.84%
Wet Braking31st32.9 M27.5 M+5.4 M83.59%
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38th: Zeetex HP2000 vfm

Zeetex HP2000 vfm
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking31st38.9 M35.7 M+3.2 M91.77%
Wet Braking38th33.9 M27.5 M+6.4 M81.12%
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39th: Aplus A607

Aplus A607
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking33rd39 M35.7 M+3.3 M91.54%
Wet Braking38th33.9 M27.5 M+6.4 M81.12%
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41st: Semperit Speed Life 3

Semperit Speed Life 3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking42nd40 M35.7 M+4.3 M89.25%
Wet Braking33rd33.1 M27.5 M+5.6 M83.08%
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42nd: Tracmax X Privilo TX3

Tracmax X Privilo TX3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking31st38.9 M35.7 M+3.2 M91.77%
Wet Braking40th34.3 M27.5 M+6.8 M80.17%
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42nd: Viking Protech Newgen

Viking Protech Newgen
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking39th39.8 M35.7 M+4.1 M89.7%
Wet Braking35th33.4 M27.5 M+5.9 M82.34%
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44th: Barum Bravuris 5HM

Barum Bravuris 5HM
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking42nd40 M35.7 M+4.3 M89.25%
Wet Braking34th33.3 M27.5 M+5.8 M82.58%
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45th: Lassa DriveWays

Lassa DriveWays
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking33rd39 M35.7 M+3.3 M91.54%
Wet Braking41st34.9 M27.5 M+7.4 M78.8%
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47th: Imperial Ecosport 2

Imperial Ecosport 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking44th40.3 M35.7 M+4.6 M88.59%
Wet Braking37th33.8 M27.5 M+6.3 M81.36%
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48th: Rotalla RU01 S Pace

Rotalla RU01 S Pace
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking39th39.8 M35.7 M+4.1 M89.7%
Wet Braking42nd35.1 M27.5 M+7.6 M78.35%
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49th: Firemax FM601

Firemax FM601
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking39th39.8 M35.7 M+4.1 M89.7%
Wet Braking43rd36 M27.5 M+8.5 M76.39%
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50th: Atlas Sport Green 2

Atlas Sport Green 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th39.5 M35.7 M+3.8 M90.38%
Wet Braking44th36.6 M27.5 M+9.1 M75.14%
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