2013 54 Tyre Braking Test

54 tyres summer touring tyres in 195/65 R15, wet and dry braking, measure the distance. A very simple test gives us a very good overview of the market.

Points to note? The new Dunlop continues to score extremely well, surprisingly Viking manages to get into the top 15, there's a few terrible budget tyres we'd never heard of, and the inclusion of four all season tyres show exactly how much braking you're giving away in the summer months if you chose to run one year round.

All the results below are based on how much further than the benchmark tyre they took to stop. The best in the dry was the Dunlop at 35.5 metres, and the best in the wet was the Continental at 42.5 metres.

Enjoy the big table. Any questions / comments, feel free to post below.

Results

Dunlop Sport BluResponse1st: Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Total: 0.8 / Dry: 0 / Wet: 0.8
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Pirelli CINTURATO P12nd: Pirelli CINTURATO P1
Total: 1.5 / Dry: 0.7 / Wet: 0.8
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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance3rd: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Total: 1.7 / Dry: 1.4 / Wet: 0.3
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Fulda EcoControl HP4th: Fulda EcoControl HP
Total: 2.6 / Dry: 2.1 / Wet: 0.5
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Nokian Line5th: Nokian Line
Total: 3 / Dry: 1.9 / Wet: 1.1
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Continental Premium Contact 56th: Continental Premium Contact 5
Total: 3.1 / Dry: 3.1 / Wet: 0
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Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco7th: Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco
Total: 4.2 / Dry: 2.6 / Wet: 1.6
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Michelin Energy Saver Plus8th: Michelin Energy Saver Plus
Total: 5.8 / Dry: 2.5 / Wet: 3.3
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Vredestein Sportrac 59th: Vredestein Sportrac 5
Total: 5.9 / Dry: 2.9 / Wet: 3
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Uniroyal RainExpert10th: Uniroyal RainExpert
Total: 6.1 / Dry: 4.4 / Wet: 1.7
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Viking Pro Tech II11th: Viking Pro Tech II
Total: 6.3 / Dry: 3.2 / Wet: 3.1
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Yokohama C Drive212th: Yokohama C Drive2
Total: 6.4 / Dry: 2.6 / Wet: 3.8
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Sava intensa hp13th: Sava intensa hp
Total: 6.7 / Dry: 3.1 / Wet: 3.6
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Kumho Solus KH1714th: Kumho Solus KH17
Total: 6.7 / Dry: 3.2 / Wet: 3.5
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Bridgestone Turanza T00115th: Bridgestone Turanza T001
Total: 6.7 / Dry: 2.1 / Wet: 4.6
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Gislaved Ultra Speed16th: Gislaved Ultra Speed
Total: 6.9 / Dry: 3.7 / Wet: 3.2
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Semperit Speed Life17th: Semperit Speed Life
Total: 7 / Dry: 3.1 / Wet: 3.9
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Nexen N Blue HD18th: Nexen N Blue HD
Total: 7.5 / Dry: 3.7 / Wet: 3.8
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Firestone TZ30019th: Firestone TZ300
Total: 7.5 / Dry: 4 / Wet: 3.5
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Kormoran Gamma B220th: Kormoran Gamma B2
Total: 7.8 / Dry: 2.6 / Wet: 5.2
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Marshal KH3521st: Marshal KH35
Total: 8 / Dry: 4.8 / Wet: 3.2
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Debica Presto22nd: Debica Presto
Total: 8 / Dry: 3.6 / Wet: 4.4
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Runway Enduro 81623rd: Runway Enduro 816
Total: 8.9 / Dry: 3.6 / Wet: 5.3
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Avon ZV524th: Avon ZV5
Total: 9.2 / Dry: 4.8 / Wet: 4.4
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Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun25th: Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun
Total: 9.5 / Dry: 4.8 / Wet: 4.7
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Star Performer TNG HP26th: Star Performer TNG HP
Total: 9.6 / Dry: 3.1 / Wet: 6.5
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Barum Bravuris 227th: Barum Bravuris 2
Total: 10.2 / Dry: 4.8 / Wet: 5.4
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Riken Maystorm 2 B 228th: Riken Maystorm 2 B 2
Total: 10.3 / Dry: 4.5 / Wet: 5.8
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Cooper Zeon CS629th: Cooper Zeon CS6
Total: 10.3 / Dry: 5.3 / Wet: 5
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Nankang Toursport 61130th: Nankang Toursport 611
Total: 10.3 / Dry: 3.1 / Wet: 7.2
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BFGoodrich gGrip31st: BFGoodrich gGrip
Total: 10.6 / Dry: 3.7 / Wet: 6.9
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High Performer Sport HS332nd: High Performer Sport HS3
Total: 10.9 / Dry: 5.5 / Wet: 5.4
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Maxxis Victra MA51033rd: Maxxis Victra MA510
Total: 11.3 / Dry: 4.4 / Wet: 6.9
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Goodride R VH68034th: Goodride R VH680
Total: 11.3 / Dry: 4.5 / Wet: 6.8
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Vredestein Quatrac 335th: Vredestein Quatrac 3
Total: 11.4 / Dry: 6.5 / Wet: 4.9
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Kleber Dynaxer HP 336th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
Total: 11.6 / Dry: 3.9 / Wet: 7.7
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Tyfoon Successor 237th: Tyfoon Successor 2
Total: 12 / Dry: 3.7 / Wet: 8.3
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Matador MP 44 Elite 338th: Matador MP 44 Elite 3
Total: 12 / Dry: 5.3 / Wet: 6.7
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Roadstone CP661 Classe Premiere39th: Roadstone CP661 Classe Premiere
Total: 12.2 / Dry: 5.1 / Wet: 7.1
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Durun A200040th: Durun A2000
Total: 12.5 / Dry: 5.1 / Wet: 7.4
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Landsail LS28841st: Landsail LS288
Total: 12.6 / Dry: 4.7 / Wet: 7.9
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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons42nd: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons
Total: 13.5 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 6.5
Misc: All Season

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Platin RP 300 Diamant43rd: Platin RP 300 Diamant
Total: 13.7 / Dry: 5.5 / Wet: 8.2
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Westlake RVH68044th: Westlake RVH680
Total: 14.1 / Dry: 4.7 / Wet: 9.4
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Sunitrac Focus 400045th: Sunitrac Focus 4000
Total: 14.1 / Dry: 6.5 / Wet: 7.6
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Jinyu YH1246th: Jinyu YH12
Total: 14.1 / Dry: 4.8 / Wet: 9.3
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General AltiMAX HP47th: General AltiMAX HP
Total: 14.1 / Dry: 6.7 / Wet: 7.4
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Infinity INF 04048th: Infinity INF 040
Total: 14.3 / Dry: 6.1 / Wet: 8.2
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Marangoni Verso49th: Marangoni Verso
Total: 15.2 / Dry: 5.9 / Wet: 9.3
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Hankook Optimo 4S50th: Hankook Optimo 4S
Total: 15.6 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 7.6
Misc: All Season

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Fullway HP 10851st: Fullway HP 108
Total: 17.3 / Dry: 6.1 / Wet: 11.2
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Kleber Quadraxer52nd: Kleber Quadraxer
Total: 17.5 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 8.9
Misc: All Season

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Tracmax Radial F10153rd: Tracmax Radial F101
Total: 19.7 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 12.7
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Rockstone Radial F10954th: Rockstone Radial F109
Total: 19.9 / Dry: 6.9 / Wet: 13
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