2019 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 R15

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsBridgestone Turanza T005
Firestone RoadHawk
Best tyre for wet roadsBridgestone Turanza T005
The best tyre overallBridgestone Turanza T005
The lowest fuel useMaxxis Mecotra ME3
The lowest wearMichelin CrossClimate Plus
The quietest tyreGiti GitiSynergy E1
The 2019 summer tyre test season is underway,with the first published car tyre test by the German motoring organisation ADAC.

This year ADAC have tested sixteen 185/65 R15 summer tyre patterns using a VW Polo, and interestingly included the Michelin CrossClimate instead of the Michelin Energy Saver+ as the Michelin "summer" tyre.

Impressively, the Michelin scores third overall, with the lowest wear on test, and only a slight weakness in the dry. When you consider this is the only tyre of the sixteen that will have any sort of snow capabilities, it's a mighty impressive result.

Bridgestone manage to continue their strong run of results for the T005, which is a tyre that seems to work really well in the smaller sizes, and the seemingly refreshed Vredestein Sportrac 5 finishes an excellent second place.

Other notably strong results are the Firestone Roadhawk in fourth place overall, which is the midrange brother of the Bridgestone, and the low priced Maxxis finishing in seventh.

Surprisingly weak results go to the Continental Premium Contact 5 due to very poor wear characteristics (which has been greatly improved in the Premium Contact 6), and a very lowly fifteenth place for the Pirelli Cintuato P1 Verde, which was poor in the wet.

Sadly ADAC never supply the test data, just the overall scores which can be found below. Be sure to check out the ADAC website for all the excellent details on how they test, and the score weighting they apply to the overall results.

Results

Bridgestone Turanza T0051st: Bridgestone Turanza T005
  1. Dry: 9
  2. Wet: 8.2
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  4. Noise: 6.2
  5. Wear: 8
  6. Overall: 8
Positive: Very balanced summer tyres with top marks on dry and wet roads.
Negative: None mentioned.

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Vredestein Sportrac 52nd: Vredestein Sportrac 5
  1. Dry: 7.4
  2. Wet: 7.6
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  4. Noise: 7
  5. Wear: 9
  6. Overall: 7.8
Positive: Very balanced summer tyres, especially good on wet roads and low wear.
Negative: None mentioned.

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Michelin CrossClimate Plus3rd: Michelin CrossClimate+
  1. Dry: 6.8
  2. Wet: 7.2
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  4. Noise: 6.8
  5. Wear: 11
  6. Overall: 6.8
Positive: Top marks in wear, good on wet roads.
Negative: A little weak in the dry compared to the best on test.

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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance4th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  1. Dry: 8.2
  2. Wet: 6.6
  3. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  4. Noise: 6.2
  5. Wear: 8
  6. Overall: 6.6
Positive: Especially good on dry roads and low fuel consumption.
Negative: A little weak in the wet compared to the best on test.

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Firestone RoadHawk5th: Firestone RoadHawk
  1. Dry: 9
  2. Wet: 6.4
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7
  4. Noise: 6.2
  5. Wear: 7
  6. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Top marks on dry roads.
Negative: A little weaker in the wet, slightly high fuel consumption.

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Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH276th: Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
  1. Dry: 6.4
  2. Wet: 6.4
  3. Rolling Resistance: 8
  4. Noise: 6.4
  5. Wear: 8
  6. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Good fuel consumption and wear.
Negative: Slightly weak in the dry and wet.

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Maxxis Mecotra ME37th: Maxxis Mecotra ME3
  1. Dry: 8.2
  2. Wet: 6.4
  3. Rolling Resistance: 9.2
  4. Noise: 7.2
  5. Wear: 7
  6. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Very low fuel consumption, very good in the dry.
Negative: A little weak in the wet.

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Toyo Proxes CF28th: Toyo Proxes CF2
  1. Dry: 7.6
  2. Wet: 6.4
  3. Rolling Resistance: 8
  4. Noise: 7.4
  5. Wear: 8
  6. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Good in the dry.
Negative: A little weak in the wet.

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Continental Premium Contact 59th: Continental Premium Contact 5
  1. Dry: 7.6
  2. Wet: 7.2
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  4. Noise: 7
  5. Wear: 6
  6. Overall: 6
Positive: Good in the dry and wet.
Negative: High wear.

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Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun10th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  1. Dry: 8.4
  2. Wet: 6
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  4. Noise: 6.4
  5. Wear: 9
  6. Overall: 6
Positive: Good in the dry and low wear.
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet.

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Semperit Comfort Life 211th: Semperit Comfort Life 2
  1. Dry: 6.2
  2. Wet: 6
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  4. Noise: 6.4
  5. Wear: 7
  6. Overall: 6
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Relatively weak in the dry and wet.

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Giti GitiSynergy E112th: Giti GitiSynergy E1
  1. Dry: 6.4
  2. Wet: 5.6
  3. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  4. Noise: 7.8
  5. Wear: 7
  6. Overall: 5.6
Positive: Low fuel consumption, low wear.
Negative: Relatively weak on dry and wet roads.

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Petlas Imperium PT51513th: Petlas Imperium PT515
  1. Dry: 6
  2. Wet: 5.4
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  4. Noise: 6.6
  5. Wear: 7
  6. Overall: 5.4
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Relatively weak on dry and wet roads.

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Hankook Kinergy Eco 214th: Hankook Kinergy Eco 2
  1. Dry: 7.2
  2. Wet: 5.2
  3. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  4. Noise: 7.2
  5. Wear: 7
  6. Overall: 5.2
Positive: Very low fuel consumption, good in the dry.
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet.

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Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde15th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
  1. Dry: 7.4
  2. Wet: 5.2
  3. Rolling Resistance: 8
  4. Noise: 7
  5. Wear: 8
  6. Overall: 5.2
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet.

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Linglong Green Max HP01016th: Linglong Green Max HP010
  1. Dry: 6
  2. Wet: 6.4
  3. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  4. Noise: 7
  5. Wear: 5
  6. Overall: 5
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Relatively weak on dry roads, high wear.

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