2017 ADAC SUV Summer Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsBridgestone Dueler HP Sport
Best tyre for wet roadsGoodyear EfficientGrip SUV
Uniroyal RainExpert 3 SUV
The best tyre overallGoodyear EfficientGrip SUV
The lowest fuel useBFGoodrich gGrip SUV
The lowest wearMichelin Latitude tour HP
The quietest tyreHankook Dynapro HP2 RA33
The crossover SUV tyre segment is quickly becoming the most important tyre range for tyre manufacturers. Thanks to the exponential growth in popularity of cars such as the VW Tiguan, Audi Q3 and BMW X3, the 16" and 17" SUV sizes are the quickest growing in terms of volume, and why this year ADAC has tested fifteen 215/65 R16 tyres using a VW Tiguan.

Other than Continental, all the usual suspects have been included in the test, with Goodyear coming out the best of all, and taking the top spot with an all-round balanced performance.

Cooper scored a strong second, more at home on SUVs than regular cars and only slightly struggling in the wear tests, and Firestone placed an excellent third with their new Destination HP, beating the parent company Bridgestone who could only finish in thirteenth overall due to a weak wet performance.

Full results below, as usual ADAC weight their scoring in favour of wet performance.

Results

Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV1st: Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV
Total: 45.2 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.8
Positive: Very balanced SUV summer tyre, with top marks in the wet and strong in the dry
Negative: None mentioned

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Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport2nd: Cooper Zeon 4XS Sport
Total: 41.8 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 7
Positive: Balanced tyre, good in the dry and wet
Negative: Slightly high wear

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Firestone Destination HP3rd: Firestone Destination HP
Total: 42 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Very good in the dry
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet, high wear

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Nokian Line SUV4th: Nokian Line SUV
Total: 40 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 6.8 / Rolling Resistance: 6.4 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Good in the dry
Negative: Compared to the best on test, slightly weak in the wet. Relatively high fuel consumption

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde5th: Pirelli Scorpion Verde
Total: 43.6 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Very good on dry roads, low wear
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet

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Semperit Comfort Life 2 SUV6th: Semperit Comfort Life 2 SUV
Total: 41.4 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak on wet roads

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Uniroyal RainExpert 3 SUV7th: Uniroyal RainExpert 3 SUV
Total: 40.6 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6
Positive: Top marks in the wet
Negative: Fairly weak in the dry, high wear

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Barum Bravuris 4x48th: Barum Bravuris 4x4
Total: 40 / Dry: 5.8 / Wet: 6.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Mid score in nearly all categories, has M+S marking
Negative: Relatively weak on dry roads

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General Grabber GT9th: General Grabber GT
Total: 40.8 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good in the dry, has M+S marking
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet

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Apollo Apterra HP10th: Apollo Apterra HP
Total: 38.4 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption and low wear
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet and dry

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Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA3311th: Hankook Dynapro HP2 RA33
Total: 40.8 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 6.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption, quiet tyre
Negative: Weak in the wet

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BFGoodrich gGrip SUV12th: BFGoodrich gGrip SUV
Total: 41 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 5.2 / Rolling Resistance: 9 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.2
Positive: Best fuel consumption, good in the dry
Negative: Weak on wet roads

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Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport13th: Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport
Total: 41 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5
Positive: Top marks on dry roads
Negative: Weak on wet roads

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Michelin Latitude tour HP14th: Michelin Latitude tour HP
Total: 40.8 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 4.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 11 / Overall: 4.2
Positive: Best wear result, low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak in the wet

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Yokohama Geolandar SUV15th: Yokohama Geolandar SUV
Total: 32 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 1 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 6.2 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 1
Positive: Especially good fuel consumption and wear
Negative: Extremely weak in the wet, weak on dry roads

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