2018 Ace 235/45 R18 Summer Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsPirelli P Zero
Best tyre for wet roadsKumho Ecsta PS71
The lowest fuel useSemperit SpeedLife 2
The best dry handlingPirelli P Zero
The quietest tyreFalken Azenis FK510
Kumho Ecsta PS71
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2
The best value tyreMaxxis Premitra HP5
The best wet handlingFalken Azenis FK510
It's not often you see a tyre test where the highest placed premium manufacturer is placed in fifth place, and often test winning Goodyear and Michelin brands are eighth and ninth respectively, but that's exactly what the 2018 ACE / GTU 235/45 R18 tyre test shows.

Sadly, ACE / GTU haven't provided any data to show how they came to this result, instead choosing to score the various tests such as dry braking with a relative score, so we can't be sure exactly how they came to this order.

What we do know is that the test was done using a heavy, all wheel drive, 280 bhp VW Passat Estate, which might have had an impact on the overall results, but it would have still been useful to see things like braking distances and lap times to enable us to make our own judgement.

With this in mind, make sure you look at other tyre tests and user reviews to get a bigger picture of the market place, as the lessons from this test are somewhat limited.

Results

Falken Azenis FK5101st: Falken Azenis FK510
Total: 150 / Dry: 35 / Wet: 57 / Subjective: 11 / Wet Subjective: 9 / Rolling Resistance: 16 / Noise: 9 / Cost: 13
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Kumho Ecsta PS712nd: Kumho Ecsta PS71
Total: 149 / Dry: 35 / Wet: 59 / Subjective: 9 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 14 / Noise: 9 / Cost: 15
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Nokian zLine2nd: Nokian zLine
Total: 149 / Dry: 37 / Wet: 55 / Subjective: 10 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 18 / Noise: 7 / Cost: 14
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Hankook Ventus S1 evo24th: Hankook Ventus S1 evo2
Total: 146 / Dry: 35 / Wet: 57 / Subjective: 11 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 15 / Noise: 9 / Cost: 11
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Continental Premium Contact 65th: Continental Premium Contact 6
Total: 145 / Dry: 37 / Wet: 55 / Subjective: 11 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 18 / Noise: 7 / Cost: 9
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Maxxis Premitra HP56th: Maxxis Premitra HP5
Total: 142 / Dry: 38 / Wet: 50 / Subjective: 7 / Wet Subjective: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 16 / Noise: 7 / Cost: 17
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Pirelli P Zero7th: Pirelli P Zero
Total: 142 / Dry: 39 / Wet: 50 / Subjective: 12 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 16 / Noise: 8 / Cost: 9
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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 38th: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
Total: 139 / Dry: 34 / Wet: 51 / Subjective: 11 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 17 / Noise: 8 / Cost: 10
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Michelin Primacy 39th: Michelin Primacy 3
Total: 137 / Dry: 35 / Wet: 49 / Subjective: 11 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 17 / Noise: 8 / Cost: 9
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Semperit SpeedLife 210th: Semperit SpeedLife 2
Total: 135 / Dry: 29 / Wet: 49 / Subjective: 10 / Wet Subjective: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 20 / Noise: 8 / Cost: 13
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Vredestein Ultrac Satin11th: Vredestein Ultrac Satin
Total: 134 / Dry: 32 / Wet: 49 / Subjective: 11 / Wet Subjective: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 15 / Noise: 8 / Cost: 11
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