2018 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 175/65 R14

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsMaxxis Mecotra ME3
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental Premium Contact 5
The best tyre overallFalken Sincera SN832 Ecorun
The lowest fuel useApollo Amazer 4G Eco
The most comfortableFirestone Multihawk 2
The lowest wearPneumant Summer ST2
Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
Vredestein T Trac 2
Fulda EcoControl
Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact
In 2018, German test body ADAC have tested fourteen 175/65 R14 summer tyres, and sixteen in the larger 205/55 R16 size.

In this 175/65 R14 test, the mid range brands dominate! Falken impressively win the test and continue their run of recently form with the SN832 Ecorun having a very balanced overall performance. The Continental owned brand Semperit finishes in second place, owing to an excellent wet performance, and third place was the best result a premium manufacturer could manage with the Dunlop proving to be a well balanced tyre.

Fourth to sixth are back to mid range brands, with the Michelin owned Kleber keeping the Michelin speciality at work, by having both low wear and a good dry and wet performance for fourth place. Fifth and sixth places were awarded to sister brands Vredestein and Apollo, both scoring excellent result in the rolling resistance tests, but still being acceptable in the wet.

It looks like Continental was marked down heavily for wear, as the Premium Contact 5 was otherwise a strong tyre, winning the wet testing, where as Goodyear in tenth again struggled with wet performance.

The one bit of raw data we've seen from this test was the best wet braking (Continental) stopped the car in 42.7m, and the worst (Sava) stopped the car in 52.2m.

More results below, or check out the ADAC website for the full details. 

Results

The overall results are weighted 20% dry, 40% wet, 10% noise and comfort, 10% fuel consumption and 20% wear

Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun1st: Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun
Total: 42.6 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 7.6 / Comfort: 4.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced summer tyres, especially good on dry roads, good in the wet
Negative: None mentioned

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Semperit Comfort Life 22nd: Semperit Comfort Life 2
Total: 42.4 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 8 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 7.2
Positive: Very balanced summer tyres, especially good on wet roads
Negative: None mentioned

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Dunlop StreetResponse 2 3rd: Dunlop StreetResponse 2
Total: 42 / Dry: 8.4 / Wet: 6.8 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.8
Positive: Good on dry roads
Negative: When compared to the best, slightly weak in the wet

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Kleber Dynaxer HP 34th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
Total: 40.2 / Dry: 8.4 / Wet: 6.4 / Comfort: 3.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Good on dry roads, relatively low wear
Negative: A little weaker on wet surfaces, relatively high fuel consumption, noisy

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Vredestein T Trac 25th: Vredestein T Trac 2
Total: 40.6 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 6.4 / Comfort: 4.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Relatively low fuel consumption and wear
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet

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Apollo Amazer 4G Eco6th: Apollo Amazer 4G Eco
Total: 41.6 / Dry: 8.4 / Wet: 6.2 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Lowest fuel consumption, good in the dry
Negative: A little weak in the wet

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Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde7th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
Total: 39.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.2 / Comfort: 4.6 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Low fuel use
Negative: A little weak in the wet

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Pneumant Summer ST28th: Pneumant Summer ST2
Total: 41.6 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 6.2 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Relatively low fuel use, low wear
Negative: A little weak in the wet

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Continental Premium Contact 59th: Continental Premium Contact 5
Total: 42 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 8.2 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 6
Positive: Best in the wet, good in the dry
Negative: High wear

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Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact10th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact
Total: 40.6 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 5.8 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good in the dry, low wear
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet

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Fulda EcoControl11th: Fulda EcoControl
Total: 39.4 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 5.6 / Comfort: 5.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.6
Positive: Relatively low wear
Negative: Weak in the wet

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Firestone Multihawk 212th: Firestone Multihawk 2
Total: 39.8 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 5.4 / Comfort: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Very good in the dry, quiet
Negative: High fuel consumption, weak in the wet

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Maxxis Mecotra ME313th: Maxxis Mecotra ME3
Total: 38.4 / Dry: 9 / Wet: 5.2 / Comfort: 3.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.2
Positive: Best dry performance
Negative: Weak in the wet

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Sava PERFECTA14th: Sava PERFECTA
Total: 37.2 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 4.6 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 4.6
Positive: Good in the dry
Negative: Very weak in the wet

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