2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test

Following on from the fifty tyre braking shootout, Autobild have put the best twenty summer tyres through a full tyre test and included a budget reference tyre, which performed terribly!

The biggest advantage of an Autobild tyre test? They include a wear test, this year done on a machine, so scroll down the page to see each tyres estimated mileage and take note of how that affects the overall result!

Dry BrakingGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 33.2 MUniroyal RainSport 5: 37.3 M
Dry HandlingPirelli P Zero PZ4: 121.3 Km/HUniroyal RainSport 5: 115.5 Km/H
Wet BrakingHankook Ventus S1 evo 3: 38.7 MFulda SportControl 2: 45.3 M
Wet HandlingPirelli P Zero PZ4: 77.2 Km/H Michelin: 65.0 Km/H
Straight AquaUniroyal RainSport 5: 111.1 Km/HSava Intensa UHP 2: 101.2 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningUniroyal RainSport 5: 4.12 m/sec2Nexen N Fera Sport SU2: 3.19 m/sec2
NoiseKleber Dynaxer UHP: 71.9 dBKumho Ecsta PS71: 75.3 dB
WearGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 63200 KmLinglong Sport Master: 27600 Km
ValueGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6: 08.70 Price/1000Pirelli P Zero PZ4: 19.51 Price/1000
PriceLinglong Sport Master: 400 Michelin Pilot Sport 5: 695
Rolling ResistanceBridgestone Turanza 6: 7.13 kg / tYokohama Advan Sport V107: 9.99 kg / t

There are some very interesting points to note from this test:

  • The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 not only won overall, but had the lowest wear of all twenty tyres, performing even better than the new Michelin Pilot Sport 5! This proves the Asymmetric 6 is an incredibly balanced tyre.
  • The Linglong Sport Master surprising appearance in the top twenty can now be understood, it had the highest wear on test, predicted to be worn out in just 27,600km compared to the Goodyears 63,200km.
  • GT Radial will be both surprised and impressed with the SportActive 2 finishing in fourth place overall! The sister Giti GitiSportS2, which should be very similar, could only finish seventeenth.
  • We had high hopes for the new Yokohama Advan Sport V107, but it disappointed in fifteenth overall. It performed well in the grip tests but was deranked due to high wear / cost.
  • Like the Yokohama, the Hankook and Pirelli both performed really well in the grip tests, but were degraded due to very high wear.
  • Conversely the new Bridgestone Turanza 6 finish fifth overall, with a pretty average performance all the grip tests.

Perhaps the thing to watch for the most, is if you want grip, or wear, or rolling resistance, or everything. Tyres like the Pirelli, Hankook and Yokohama were at the front for almost all the grip tests, but were massively deranked due to a bad score in one category. 


Hankook and Pirelli led wet braking, with the new PremiumContact 7 in third. The new Yokohama Advan Sport V107 performed well in fourth overall.

The unnamed cheap tyre was a total disaster, stopping in almost twice the distance of the best!

Wet handling had similar leaders, with the Pirelli, Goodyear and Continental proving to be the fastest around the lap.

The Uniroyal RainSport 5 was the best in the deeper water of straight aquaplaning.


The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 was back at the front for dry braking, with the Hankook, Yokohama and Continental rounding out the top four.

The Pirelli, Goodyear, Continental and Yokohama were also at the front for dry handling.


During the tread life test, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 beat the new Michelin Pilot Sport 5 and Continental PremiumContact 7 to have the best wear overall. The new Falken Azenis FK520 also performed well.

The Yokohama, Pirelli, Toyo, Giti and Linglong all performed poorly.

The value score, which is the treadwear against purchase price resulted in the Goodyear being the best value for money costing less than half that of the Pirelli P Zero PZ4.

The tyre purchases prices can be found below for reference.

The new Bridgestone Turanza 6 had by far the lowest rolling resistance.

The Kleber Dynaxer UHP was the quietest tyre on test in the passby noise test.


View Results as a single table and adjust the score weighting

1st: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/70
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling2nd-0.4 Km/H99.67%
Wet Braking4th+1 M97.48%
Wet Handling2nd-0.5 Km/H99.35%
Straight Aqua4th-4.8 Km/H95.68%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd-0.19 m/sec295.39%
Noise12th+1.3 dB98.22%
Price15th+150 72.73%
Rolling Resistance3rd+0.88 kg / t89.01%
The Asymmetric 6 is an excellent tyre with exemplary performance on wet and dry roads, outstanding mileage, moderate price, best value for money.
None mentioned.

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2nd: Michelin Pilot Sport 5

Michelin Pilot Sport 5
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
Dry Braking7th+0.9 M97.36%
Dry Handling7th-2.2 Km/H98.19%
Wet Braking7th+1.9 M95.32%
Wet Handling5th-1.7 Km/H97.8%
Straight Aqua5th-5.4 Km/H95.14%
Curved Aquaplaning6th-0.29 m/sec292.96%
Noise18th+1.9 dB97.43%
Wear2nd-7600 Km87.97%
Value9th+3.8 Price/100069.6%
Price20th+295 57.55%
Rolling Resistance6th+0.96 kg / t88.13%
The PS5 as a sport tyre with precise steering behavior and very good driving dynamics, good aquaplaning reserves, short wet and dry braking distances.
High Price.

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3rd: Continental PremiumContact 7

Continental PremiumContact 7
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
Dry Braking4th+0.5 M98.52%
Dry Handling3rd-1 Km/H99.18%
Wet Braking3rd+0.8 M97.97%
Wet Handling3rd-0.9 Km/H98.83%
Straight Aqua12th-7.1 Km/H93.61%
Curved Aquaplaning8th-0.35 m/sec291.5%
Noise20th+2.1 dB97.16%
Wear3rd-11600 Km81.65%
Value7th+3.41 Price/100071.84%
Price17th+225 64%
Rolling Resistance8th+0.97 kg / t88.02%
The PC7 is a new summer tyre with sporty, dynamic handling qualities, precise steering behavior, good mileage and economy.
Increased price.

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4th: GT Radial SportActive 2

GT-Radial SportActive 2
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: D/A/69
Dry Braking18th+2.7 M92.48%
Dry Handling9th-2.9 Km/H97.61%
Wet Braking15th+4.1 M90.42%
Wet Handling10th-2.9 Km/H96.24%
Straight Aqua3rd-3.9 Km/H96.49%
Curved Aquaplaning4th-0.24 m/sec294.17%
Noise7th+1 dB98.63%
Wear11th-24400 Km61.39%
Value4th+2.77 Price/100075.85%
Price5th+45 89.89%
Rolling Resistance12th+1.19 kg / t85.7%
Safe wet and dry handling, very good aquaplaning qualities, good value for money.
Moderate cornering on wet roads.

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5th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/B/72
Dry Braking13th+1.6 M95.4%
Dry Handling15th-4.1 Km/H96.62%
Wet Braking12th+3.5 M91.71%
Wet Handling9th-2.8 Km/H96.37%
Straight Aqua13th-7.2 Km/H93.52%
Curved Aquaplaning5th-0.25 m/sec293.93%
Noise15th+1.7 dB97.69%
Wear6th-21600 Km65.82%
Value13th+5.12 Price/100062.95%
Price16th+175 69.57%
Rolling Resistance17th+1.32 kg / t84.38%
The RT2 has safe driving characteristics on wet roads, good aquaplaning qualities, short dry braking distances.
Delayed steering response on dry roads.

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5th: Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PS71
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: D/A/72
Dry Braking15th+1.9 M94.59%
Dry Handling9th-2.9 Km/H97.61%
Wet Braking9th+2.9 M93.03%
Wet Handling8th-2.6 Km/H96.63%
Straight Aqua15th-7.4 Km/H93.34%
Curved Aquaplaning11th-0.49 m/sec288.11%
Noise21st+3.4 dB95.48%
Wear11th-24400 Km61.39%
Value8th+3.67 Price/100070.33%
Price6th+80 83.33%
Rolling Resistance5th+0.93 kg / t88.46%
Balanced high performance potential, good handling qualities, short wet and dry braking distances, fair price.
Increased driving noise.

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5th: Bridgestone Turanza 6

Bridgestone Turanza 6
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: B/B/70
Dry Braking16th+2.5 M93%
Dry Handling11th-3.1 Km/H97.44%
Wet Braking17th+4.4 M89.79%
Wet Handling11th-3.3 Km/H95.73%
Straight Aqua19th-8.8 Km/H92.08%
Curved Aquaplaning11th-0.49 m/sec288.11%
Noise6th+0.5 dB99.31%
Wear7th-22800 Km63.92%
Value16th+6.77 Price/100056.24%
Price17th+225 64%
Rolling Resistance1st100%
The new Turanza 6 is a premium summer tyre with a balanced high level of performance, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
Average value.

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8th: Falken Azenis FK520

Falken Azenis FK520
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/70
Dry Braking4th+0.5 M98.52%
Dry Handling6th-2.1 Km/H98.27%
Wet Braking12th+3.5 M91.71%
Wet Handling19th-4.1 Km/H94.69%
Straight Aqua11th-7 Km/H93.7%
Curved Aquaplaning17th-0.74 m/sec282.04%
Noise9th+1.1 dB98.49%
Wear4th-18400 Km70.89%
Value3rd+2.68 Price/100076.45%
Price9th+110 78.43%
Rolling Resistance19th+1.48 kg / t82.81%
Convincing driving performance on dry roads, short wet and dry braking distances, quiet driving noise.
Limited cornering in the wet.

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9th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
Dry Braking10th+1.1 M96.79%
Dry Handling14th-3.9 Km/H96.78%
Wet Braking15th+4.1 M90.42%
Wet Handling16th-3.7 Km/H95.21%
Straight Aqua20th-9.9 Km/H91.09%
Curved Aquaplaning16th-0.61 m/sec285.19%
Noise12th+1.3 dB98.22%
Wear10th-24000 Km62.03%
Value2nd+2.27 Price/100079.31%
Price4th+30 93.02%
Rolling Resistance3rd+0.88 kg / t89.01%
Short dry braking distances, low rolling resistance, low price.
Understeering wet/dry handling, moderate aquaplaning reserve.

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10th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/71
Dry Braking14th+1.7 M95.13%
Dry Handling16th-4.2 Km/H96.54%
Wet Braking20th+6.6 M85.43%
Wet Handling11th-3.3 Km/H95.73%
Straight Aqua17th-8.3 Km/H92.53%
Curved Aquaplaning9th-0.39 m/sec290.53%
Noise12th+1.3 dB98.22%
Wear7th-22800 Km63.92%
Value12th+4.05 Price/100068.24%
Price10th+115 77.67%
Rolling Resistance9th+1.04 kg / t87.27%
Balanced safe handling properties on wet roads, low price.
Extended wet braking distances, slightly delayed steering behavior.

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11th: Pirelli P Zero PZ4

Pirelli P Zero PZ4
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/67
Dry Braking6th+0.8 M97.65%
Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking2nd+0.2 M99.49%
Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua9th-6.7 Km/H93.97%
Curved Aquaplaning7th-0.32 m/sec292.23%
Noise17th+1.8 dB97.56%
Wear17th-30400 Km51.9%
Value20th+10.81 Price/100044.59%
Price19th+240 62.5%
Rolling Resistance13th+1.2 kg / t85.59%
The PZ4 is an excellent sporty tire with excellent driving dynamic qualities, short wet and dry braking distances.
Limited mileage and high price lead to devaluation.

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12th: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
Dry Braking2nd+0.1 M99.7%
Dry Handling5th-1.9 Km/H98.43%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling4th-1.5 Km/H98.06%
Straight Aqua10th-6.8 Km/H93.88%
Curved Aquaplaning15th-0.59 m/sec285.68%
Noise4th+0.3 dB99.58%
Wear13th-28000 Km55.7%
Value15th+6.36 Price/100057.77%
Price12th+130 75.47%
Rolling Resistance6th+0.96 kg / t88.13%
Convincing driving performance, agile handling, short wet and dry braking distances.
Below-average mileage leads to devaluation.

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13th: Maxxis Victra Sport 5

Maxxis Victra Sport 5
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
Dry Braking7th+0.9 M97.36%
Dry Handling12th-3.2 Km/H97.36%
Wet Braking10th+3 M92.81%
Wet Handling5th-1.7 Km/H97.8%
Straight Aqua7th-5.7 Km/H94.87%
Curved Aquaplaning14th-0.58 m/sec285.92%
Noise11th+1.2 dB98.36%
Wear15th-29600 Km53.16%
Value11th+3.95 Price/100068.77%
Price3rd+25 94.12%
Rolling Resistance20th+1.66 kg / t81.11%
Good safety reserves for aquaplaning, safe dynamic wet handling.
Average mileage, severely delayed steering behavior.

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14th: Toyo Proxes Sport 2

Toyo Proxes Sport 2
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: D/A/71
Dry Braking7th+0.9 M97.36%
Dry Handling8th-2.6 Km/H97.86%
Wet Braking11th+3.3 M92.14%
Wet Handling13th-3.4 Km/H95.6%
Straight Aqua5th-5.4 Km/H95.14%
Curved Aquaplaning18th-0.79 m/sec280.83%
Noise9th+1.1 dB98.49%
Wear17th-30400 Km51.9%
Value19th+7.92 Price/100052.35%
Price14th+145 73.39%
Rolling Resistance10th+1.13 kg / t86.32%
Balanced handling on wet and dry slopes, short dry braking distances.
Limited mileage and high price lead to devaluation.

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15th: Yokohama Advan Sport V107

Yokohama Advan Sport V107
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: D/A/71
Dry Braking3rd+0.3 M99.1%
Dry Handling4th-1.2 Km/H99.01%
Wet Braking4th+1 M97.48%
Wet Handling7th-2.2 Km/H97.15%
Straight Aqua16th-8.1 Km/H92.71%
Curved Aquaplaning10th-0.44 m/sec289.32%
Noise15th+1.7 dB97.69%
Wear15th-29600 Km53.16%
Value18th+7.37 Price/100054.14%
Price13th+140 74.07%
Rolling Resistance22nd+2.86 kg / t71.37%
Sporty dynamic dry handling, short wet and dry braking distances.
Restricted Mileage, increased price, very high rolling resistance lead to devaluation.

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16th: Linglong Sport Master

Linglong Sport Master
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/69
Dry Braking11th+1.2 M96.51%
Dry Handling17th-4.5 Km/H96.29%
Wet Braking6th+1.6 M96.03%
Wet Handling15th-3.5 Km/H95.47%
Straight Aqua13th-7.2 Km/H93.52%
Curved Aquaplaning13th-0.54 m/sec286.89%
Noise2nd+0.1 dB99.86%
Wear20th-35600 Km43.67%
Value14th+5.79 Price/100060.04%
Rolling Resistance18th+1.33 kg / t84.28%
Short wet and dry braking distances, low rolling noise, low price.
Very low mileage, strong understeering dry handling, moderate comfort.

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17th: Kleber Dynaxer UHP

Kleber Dynaxer UHP
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/69
Dry Braking18th+2.7 M92.48%
Dry Handling13th-3.5 Km/H97.11%
Wet Braking18th+5 M88.56%
Wet Handling20th-5 Km/H93.52%
Straight Aqua8th-6.6 Km/H94.06%
Curved Aquaplaning19th-0.89 m/sec278.4%
Wear5th-19600 Km68.99%
Value6th+3.23 Price/100072.93%
Price11th+120 76.92%
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.52 kg / t93.2%
Good mileage, low rolling noise, low rolling resistance.
Moderate grip and poor cornering in the wet, low aquaplaning reserves.

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17th: Uniroyal RainSport 5

Uniroyal RainSport 5
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: C/A/72
Dry Braking20th+4.1 M89.01%
Dry Handling20th-5.8 Km/H95.22%
Wet Braking8th+2.7 M93.48%
Wet Handling13th-3.4 Km/H95.6%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Curved Aquaplaning1st100%
Noise7th+1 dB98.63%
Wear7th-22800 Km63.92%
Value9th+3.8 Price/100069.6%
Price7th+105 79.21%
Rolling Resistance14th+1.21 kg / t85.49%
Exemplary reserves against aquaplaning, safe wet handling.
Extended dry braking distances, heavily understeering dry handling.

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17th: Nexen N Fera Sport SU2

Nexen N Fera Sport SU2
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: D/A/71
Dry Braking12th+1.4 M95.95%
Dry Handling17th-4.5 Km/H96.29%
Wet Braking14th+3.8 M91.06%
Wet Handling16th-3.7 Km/H95.21%
Straight Aqua18th-8.7 Km/H92.17%
Curved Aquaplaning20th-0.93 m/sec277.43%
Noise5th+0.4 dB99.45%
Wear14th-28800 Km54.43%
Value5th+3.22 Price/100072.99%
Price2nd+10 97.56%
Rolling Resistance21st+1.73 kg / t80.47%
Short dry braking distances, quiet rolling noise, moderate price.
Understeering handling behavior, only average mileage.

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17th: Giti GitiSportS2

Giti GitiSportS2
  • 225/45 R18 95Y
  • EU Label: D/A/70
Dry Braking17th+2.6 M92.74%
Dry Handling19th-4.6 Km/H96.21%
Wet Braking19th+5.2 M88.15%
Wet Handling18th-3.8 Km/H95.08%
Straight Aqua2nd-2.6 Km/H97.66%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd-0.15 m/sec296.36%
Noise3rd+0.2 dB99.72%
Wear19th-31200 Km50.63%
Value17th+7.08 Price/100055.13%
Price7th+105 79.21%
Rolling Resistance11th+1.16 kg / t86.01%
Exemplary aquaplaning properties, quiet driving noise.
Low mileage, delayed steering response on wet and dry roads.

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