2016 Autobild 4x4 / SUV Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsContinental ContiSportContact 5 SUV
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental ContiSportContact 5 SUV
Nokian zLine SUV
Falken FK453CC
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 SUV
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV
Best tyre offroadContinental ContiSportContact 5 SUV
Michelin Latitude Sport 3
The lowest fuel useNokian zLine SUV
The most comfortableContinental ContiSportContact 5 SUV
Michelin Latitude Sport 3
The quietest tyreFalken FK453CC
Michelin Latitude Sport 3
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV
The 2016 Auto Bild SUV and 4x4 tyre test looks at seven of the latest tyres for the quickly growing "softroad" vehicle segment. These latest softroaders have sporty driving characteristics, and spend most of their time on road, yet should still retain some performance on grass or gravel.

As with passengar cars, the tyres being fitted to these vehicles are becoming increasingly large and low profile, which is why Auto Bild have chosen to test the massive 255/55 R19!

The results between the premium and midrange tyres on test were extremely close, with the premium Contientnal narrowly beating mid-range Nokian and Falken to the top spot.

Results

Continental ContiSportContact 5 SUV1st: Continental ContiSportContact 5 SUV
  1. Total: 39
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Offroad: 7
  5. Comfort: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 6
Positive: A well balanced tyre with short braking in the dry and wey, and surprisingly good traction on grass
Negative: High noise level, expensive and relatively low lateral stability on wet surfaces
Overall: Exemplary

Read Reviews
Nokian zLine SUV2nd: Nokian zLine SUV
  1. Total: 37
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Offroad: 6
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 6
Positive: A well balanced tyre with good results in nearly all the wet tests. Low rolling resistance, well priced
Negative: Relatively weak resistance to aquaplaning, high noise level
Overall: Exemplary

Read Reviews Buy from £105.08
Falken FK453CC3rd: Falken FK453CC
  1. Total: 34
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Offroad: 6
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 3
  7. Noise: 7
Positive: Very short wet and dry braking, lowest noise, low price
Negative: High rolling resistance, average dry performance
Overall: Good

Read Reviews Buy from £123.70
Michelin Latitude Sport 34th: Michelin Latitude Sport 3
  1. Total: 38
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Offroad: 7
  5. Comfort: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 7
Positive: Very high resistance to aquaplaning, good traction on grass and sand, good comfort, low noise
Negative: Long wet braking distances, expensive
Overall: Good

Read Reviews Buy from £136.00
Pirelli Scorpion Verde5th: Pirelli Scorpion Verde
  1. Total: 37
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Offroad: 6
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 7
Positive: High resistance to longitudinal aquaplaning, good lateral stability, low noise
Negative: Weak resistance to lateral aquaplaning, average comfort
Overall: Good

Read Reviews Buy from £103.08
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 SUV6th: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 SUV
  1. Total: 33
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Offroad: 5
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 4
Positive: High lateral grip in the wet, short braking distances on dry roads, low rolling resistance
Negative: Long braking distances in the wet, expensive, high noise levels, low traction on grass
Overall: Good

Read Reviews Buy from £109.00
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV7th: Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV
  1. Total: 36
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Offroad: 5
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 7
Positive: Short braking in the wet and dry, high lateral wet stability, low noise, well priced
Negative: Poor seering response in the dry, average offroad performance
Overall: Good

Read Reviews

Similar Tyre Tests





Discussion:

comments powered by Disqus