2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsBridgestone Turanza T001
Continental Premium Contact 5
Best tyre for wet roadsGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Continental Premium Contact 5
The lowest fuel useMichelin Energy Saver Plus
The lowest wearMichelin Energy Saver Plus
The quietest tyreYokohama BluEarth AE01
In 2014, the German Automobile Club (ADAC) have tested 17 different summer tyres in 195/65 R15 using the ubiquitous VW Golf.

This year they've placed extra emphasis on tyre life cost, meaning high wear tyres which are relatively expensive tyres to buy finished much lower than before. This has affected Continental and Bridgestone, where as Michelin having the best wear on test, was penalised for its wet performance. Only Goodyear and Dunlop seem to have found a balance ADAC are happy with, and finish the test in the first two positions.

The Results

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance1st: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Total: 36.6 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 8.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 4 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre with top marks in the wet, good on dry roads, relatively low fuel consumption

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Dunlop Sport BluResponse2nd: Dunlop Sport BluResponse
Total: 37.7 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 7.5 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced tyre with relatively low fuel consumption, good on wet and dry roads
Negative: Slightly higher wear

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Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco3rd: Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco
Total: 37.4 / Dry: 9 / Wet: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced tyre, especially good on wet and dry roads
Negative: Slightly higher wear

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Fulda EcoControl HP4th: Fulda EcoControl HP
Total: 36.2 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 8.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre with relatively low wear, good in the wet

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Nokian Line5th: Nokian Line
Total: 35.6 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced tyre, good on wet and dry roads

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Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde6th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
Total: 35.6 / Dry: 9 / Wet: 7.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Noise: 4 / Wear: 8
Positive: Very balanced tyre, especially good on wet and dry roads, relatively low wear
Negative: Slightly higher fuel consumption

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Vredestein Sportrac 57th: Vredestein Sportrac 5
Total: 35.6 / Dry: 9.2 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 4.6 / Wear: 7
Positive: Very balanced tyre, especially good on dry roads
Negative: Slightly higher wear

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Semperit Speed Life8th: Semperit Speed Life
Total: 34.8 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 6.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 7
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Compared to the best little weaker in the wet, slightly higher wear

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Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH279th: Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
Total: 35.4 / Dry: 8.4 / Wet: 6.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Relatively good performance on dry roads
Negative: Compared to the best little weaker in the wet

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Yokohama BluEarth AE0110th: Yokohama BluEarth AE01
Total: 35.4 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 6.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 6.4
Positive: Relatively quiet interior and exterior noise
Negative: Slight weaknesses in the wet and the wear

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Michelin Energy Saver Plus11th: Michelin Energy Saver+
Total: 39.6 / Dry: 9 / Wet: 6.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 10
Positive: Top marks for fuel consumption and wear
Negative: Weaknesses in the wet

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Bridgestone Turanza T00112th: Bridgestone Turanza T001
Total: 36.2 / Dry: 9.4 / Wet: 7.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 6
Positive: Top marks on dry roads, especially good on wet
Negative: Relatively high wear

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Continental Premium Contact 513th: Continental Premium Contact 5
Total: 36.4 / Dry: 9.4 / Wet: 8.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 6
Positive: Top marks on wet and dry roads
Negative: Relatively high wear

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Nexen N Blue HD14th: Nexen N Blue HD
Total: 32.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 6
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Weaknesses in the wet and the wear

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High Performer Sport HS315th: High Performer Sport HS3
Total: 30.6 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 6.4
Negative: Poor performance on wet, relatively weak on dry roads

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Apollo Alnac 4g16th: Apollo Alnac 4g
Total: 35.2 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 7.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 6
Positive: Particularly good in the wet, but also on dry roads
Negative: Relatively high wear

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Federal Formoza FD217th: Federal Formoza FD2
Total: 27.8 / Dry: 5 / Wet: 1 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Very weak on both wet and dry roads

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