Sava intensa

The Sava intensa is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 58% over 78,014 miles driven, and 1 tests with an average result of 16th.

Dry Grip 70%
Wet Grip 50%
Road Feedback 63%
Handling 58%
Wear 55%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 43%

The intensa is ranked 155th of 201 Summer High Performance tyres.

Tests Included

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Best Result

16th

Worst Result

16th

Average Result

16th

Latest Tyre Test Results

2014 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16
16th of 16 tyres
  • Quiet
  • Extremely low grip in the wet, low resistance to aquaplaning, poor handling on dry roads
  • Slovenian company Sava wholly is owned by Goodyear since 2004, and the cooperation between the companies began in 1995. That is now all sold tyres Sava created under the supervision of specialists of the company directly or Goodyear. Knowing the strengths of tyres Goodyear, we figured that Sava tyres will work well on wet pavement. Alas. Coupling properties of extremely low - when braking from a speed of 80 km / h the vehicle will require additional ten meters free road! And on the road handling - the worst time. And the arrowhead tread pattern has not met expectations: aquaplaning starts very early. On dry pavement braking performance mediocre, and on the road handling at the limit the car slides at the rear axle. Have to adjust the trajectory of the wheel hard, if late, the car falls into a dangerous skid. But with a quiet ride, enjoy the silence in the cabin - Sava tyres are not the softest, but one of the quietest in our test. However, Intensa model is leaving the market - it is replaced by the tyres Sava Intensa HP. Hopefully, more quality.
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2014 Tyre Tests

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Top 3 Sava intensa Reviews

Given 91% while driving a Audi 2.0tdi 140 sline sportback (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 14 average miles
Fitted to my Audi A3 tdi. Have covered 14,000 miles and still 5 mm tread left. Very very good grip feels very safe when cornering. Also quieter than the previous continentals. Amazing for the money- I think the top brands are having a laugh at our expense. No hesitation in buying again.
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on January 29, 2023
Given 96% while driving a BMW 116d (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 8,000 spirited miles
Upgraded to these tyres from the budgets previously fitted. Excellent all round performance, not once felt like they are going to lose grip in the dry or the wet, even at speed or harsh braking. As value for money goes these are the best tyres I’ve tried at this price range.
Helpful 54 - tyre reviewed on March 31, 2021
Given 33% while driving a Volkswagen Caddy (195/65 R15) on mostly motorways for 20,000 spirited miles
Worst tyres I have experienced in the wet. Aquaplanned extremely quickly compared with Continentals that were replaced.
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on April 27, 2022
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Given 43% while driving a Volkswagen (B8) 1.4 TSI (150 Hp) DSG ACT (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 25,000 average miles
Dry: Tyres are honestly not nice to drive, especially at highway speeds. The compound is hard and loses traction even at 130km/h. They get worse over time, like terribly. Bad straight line speed. Noise is pretty low, but the tyres are hard and not safe to drive. Wet: really scary. Really really scary. I’d rather park. It’s like an ice ring on the road with these tyres. These tyres did about 50000km
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on December 26, 2021
Given 44% while driving a Volkswagen Polo GTI (185/55 R14) on mostly motorways for 20,000 spirited miles
Had 2 fitted to my VW Polo. They were very soft so they didn't last long but had good grip in the dry, As soft tyres they don't react fast to direction changes but were very confortable on a straight line.
When new they had good wet grip but lost it only after the first 2000-3000km. Imagine that your tyres are only good for this long: In the long run it turns into a very expensive tyre for such a low performance,
Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2017
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Given 40% while driving a SEAT Ibiza FR TDi (205/40 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
Poor in all... never buy again, in wet they really scare.
Helpful 54 - tyre reviewed on June 20, 2014