Sunew YS618

The Sunew YS618 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 60%
Wet Grip 35%
Road Feedback 46%
Handling 44%
Wear 52%
Comfort 48%
Buy again 31%

Tyre review data from 58 tyre reviews averaging 45% over 419,762 miles driven.

The YS618 is ranked 177th of 201 Summer High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2014 Auto Bild 50 Summer Tyre Shootout - 47th of 50 tyres

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2013 Auto Bild Performance Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Quiet road noise, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Strong understeering driving behavior, dangerously long braking distances in wet, moderate ride comfort
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2014 Tyre Tests

  • 47th: 2014 Auto Bild 50 Summer Tyre Shootout (225/50 R17)
  • 2013 Tyre Tests

  • 7th: 2013 Auto Bild Performance Summer Tyre Test (225/35 R18)
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    Top 3 Sunew YS618 Reviews

    Given 13% while driving a Toyota Celica VVTi 140 (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Lethal in wet conditions ... slow pull offs and the car is wheel spinning Roundabouts you can feel the car moving around and trying to slip into the other lane under slow speeds. Small puddles and barely any surface water and the tyres are done. In the dry they are tidy however i would not push to far.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on March 15, 2023
    Given 49% while driving a Vauxhall 2.0 CDi (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    Brought car 4 months ago from networkQ tyres have lots of tread but ride is a tad firm but road feedback is ok but they are quite noisey on the motorway.Will look at tyre reviews site when I change tyres again.
    Helpful 46 - tyre reviewed on August 23, 2016
    Given 31% while driving a Ford Focus (215/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
    Poor braking distance, lots of understeer, dangerous in the wet
    Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2020
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    Given 39% while driving a Ford Mondeo estate (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    Supplied as new during MOT failure but just discovered were already 2 years old when fitted. Outside walls cracked after 1000 miles and 1 year but passed the MOT in 2 stations. Car has been SORN for eight years now they are 10 years old still hold air and support the car but they look very deeply cracked falling apart like I image a re-mold/re-tread might. I would never buy again. Replaced with part worn trusted well known brands as I always do when given the choice for low mileage use.
    Always check the tyre date code when you buy a tyre, check it for bulges and side wall damage. Never rely on a retail chain to fit you a good choice of tyre, do some research.
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on December 10, 2019
    Given 24% while driving a Citroën DS5 2.0 Hdi (225/50 R17 R) on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
    Garbage! Don’t hold a seal, so have to pump tyres up constantly. Wear is shocking. New to used in less than 6 months, average mileage a week. Handling is poor, makes car feel like a boat. Never again!!
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on May 31, 2019
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    Given 30% while driving a Renault Megane R26 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 easy going miles
    Had two of these tyres on the front, nearly binned it going round a roundabout at 15mph. Safe to say I'm buying new tyres ASAP. Do not buy.
    Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on July 30, 2018
    Given 74% while driving a Renault Megane (205/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 7,000 miles
    Really good tyres from my experience, have had them for a year now and have done about 7000 miles on a mixture of roads, Still have plenty of tread left. Came from Goodyear tyres and struggled to notice the difference. Would definitely buy again and recommend.
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2017
    Given 54% while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 CDI Blue Eff. auto (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 11,000 average miles
    Tyres were fitted on rear of car when I bought it from a Mercedes dealership. Have driven 11,000 miles on them since February 2017 across all sorts of roads from single track country lanes to motorway. No noticeable problems in the dry and the tread on the tyres is still great. However, in the wet they give no confidence at all with the rear end sliding around when going around a roundabout in particular. Although there seems to be many miles left on them, they are being changed for Continentals tomorrow as I'd rather stay alive! Quote from a private tyre fitting firm I've dealt with for 15 years - 'I wouldn't fit them to a wheelbarrow'. And that was before I told him about the sliding!
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on July 25, 2017
    Given 31% while driving a Volvo v70 D5 (225/50 R17) on mostly town for 800 easy going miles
    Awful tyre. Grip was almost non existent. Rear end of family estate started sliding out on a slow large roundabout and I'm a cautious driver! Wife and family weren't impressed. I've never experienced a tyre this poor, they adversely affect your confidence driving. Had them removed for Sailun Attrezo's (impressive tyres). These are a false economy, steer well clear.
    Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on May 17, 2017
    Given 40% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
    Bought these tyres on alloy rims for my wife's Audi TT three years ago, so conveniently outside the warranty. I replaced the first one in Nov, 2015 and have just replaced the other three due to delaminating of the sidewalls along with significant splits etc. These tyres have done less than 3000 miles. Steer well clear, I think these tyres are dangerous, they may be cheap but not worth the risk.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on July 18, 2016
    Given 41% while driving a Vauxhall (225/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 easy going miles
    Bought my car last year from the dealer which came fitted with these tyres on the front.
    Firstly the Dry - they are actually not too bad, they provide good traction and not bad grip as long as the weather is above 10 degrees or so. If its colder they start to struggle. Even when out for a nice spirited drive on a sunny day they perform pretty well actually.
    Now the Wet - Wow, where do I start. Absolutely useless in the wet. 10MPH and the front end sliding almost into other cars on large open roundabouts is not fun at all. Taking it easy around town pulling away from junctions and roundabouts is shocking. They are even worse than above its its only slightly wet/damp conditions.
    Wear - Had them on for 2000 miles and there is still 7mm of tread across both tyres with no visible damage or cracking/splitting at all.
    All in all, they are what they are, an Imported summer only tyre that people/garages fit over here for cheapness. Wouldn't ever buy again.
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on June 14, 2016
    Given 26% while driving a Vauxhall (225/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 1,500 average miles
    Needed new tyres for my Corsa VXR so as money was tight opted for these budget tyres....NEVER AGAIN!!! After only 1500 miles both front tyres have severe cracking on the inner walls!! These tyres are dangerous and should be taken off the market!! Buying these is definitely false economy as I am now having to buy proper tyres after only a few months! If you value your safety DO NOT buy these rubbish tyres!!
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on June 18, 2015
    Given 30% while driving a Honda Civic Type S (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 0 easy going miles
    I would not recommend this brand if you care for your life. If you want to put yourself, your love ones in danger or other people that may get involved if this tires blow up, go ahead and puchase them. Only had few miles on it you can see the crack on both sides already, of my four tires! Waste of money dont buy this crap.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on September 26, 2014
    Given 17% while driving a BMW 3 series (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 11 average miles
    11.000 miles on my sunew ys618, all 4 tyres split and perished, I asked for a decent set for my car, these were recommended, I intend to contact makers, by another make!!
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2014
    Given 39% while driving a Ford MONDEO (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 easy going miles
    These tyres look nice with a good tread pattern seemed to be ok in wet and dry weather


    I had these fitted to the rear of my car. One tyre inner side wall spilt what i had replaced four months before the second TYRE BLEW OUT AT MOTORWAY SPEED !!! AGAIN INNER SIDE WALL !!!
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on April 20, 2014