2019 Summer and All Season Tyre Test

Test Summary
Wet BrakingGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance: 14.3 M
Apollo Alnac 4G All Season: 18.6 M
Dry BrakingMichelin Primacy 4: 14.8 M
Apollo Alnac 4G All Season: 18.6 M
Wet HandlingFirestone RoadHawk: 48.8 Km/H
Reference Winter Worn: 43.8 Km/H
Dry HandlingMichelin CrossClimate Plus: 43.5 Km/H
Momo Outrun M20: 39.2 Km/H
NoiseBridgestone Turanza T005: 60 dB
Reference Winter Worn: 63 dB
It's never a bad thing when a magazine goes to the effort of testing summer AND all season tyres in the same test, as it gives the motorist a good idea of the different balance of performances each tyre type has, so it's great to see Auto Navigator doing exactly this for their 205/55 R16 summer tyre test.

Not satisfied with just summer and all season tyres, Auto Navigator have included a "test winning" winter tyre, as well as worn summer and worn winter tyres (tread depth unknown!)

Caveats from the test? Well, sadly Auto Navigator didn't perform what I would call a full tyre test, instead just covering dry and wet braking, dry and wet peak cornering speed (not a full handling lap) and they touched upon noise and wear.

Additionally, we've decided not to include the wear testing scoring in our database, as they seemed to give a score out of "1", with "0.9" being the best and "0.1" being the worst with very little scientific basis behind the result. For reference the Michelin Primacy 4 and Continental AllSeasonContact seemed to show the lowest wear.

Dry

During dry braking (60-0 kph), the Michelin CrossClimate+ and Bridgestone WeatherControl A005 were the only all season tyres to trouble the summers. The worn winter tyre performed better than the new one, which isn't unusual for a siped tyre in the dry as lower tread depth means lower block movement / tear.

The dry "handling" lap was actually peak cornering speed on a dry circle. Again, the worn tyres had an advantage thanks to less block movement, but the Michelin CrossClimate+ was mighty impressive.

Wet

The results get more confusing in the wet. The wet braking was the same 60-0 kph tested, and some tyres managed to do a better job of stopping the car than in the dry (we're assuming a higher friction surface for wet braking.) The Goodyear won this safety critical test, which also makes us wonder why it finished tenth overall...

Wet "handling" was again peak speed on a wet circle, not a real handling lap. This time the Firestone won, with the Kleber Quadraxer 2, which performed relatively poorly in the wet braking, taking third overall. 

It might be worth noting at this point, Tyre Reviews doesn't conduct peak speed circle testing as the results can be variable.

Environment

Only the Bridgestone Turanza T005 had an advantage in the noise testing.

Results

Be sure to check out the full article on the Auto Nagivator website, where you can change your driving preferences to change the order of the results! 

Michelin Primacy 41st: Michelin Primacy 4
  1. Wet Braking: 4th (+1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 1st (+0M)
  3. Wet Handling: 7th (+-1.4Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 17th (+-3.5Km/H)
  5. Noise: 2nd (+1dB)
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Continental Premium Contact 62nd: Continental Premium Contact 6
  1. Wet Braking: 2nd (+0.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 4th (+0.3M)
  3. Wet Handling: 11th (+-2.3Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 11th (+-2.2Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Bridgestone Turanza T0053rd: Bridgestone Turanza T005
  1. Wet Braking: 2nd (+0.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 9th (+1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 6th (+-1.3Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 9th (+-1.7Km/H)
  5. Noise: 1st (+0dB)
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Hankook Kinergy Eco 24th: Hankook Kinergy Eco 2
  1. Wet Braking: 4th (+1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+0.9M)
  3. Wet Handling: 4th (+-1.1Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 6th (+-1.3Km/H)
  5. Noise: 2nd (+1dB)
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Davanti DX3905th: Davanti DX390
  1. Wet Braking: 11th (+2.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 9th (+1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 8th (+-1.5Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 14th (+-2.7Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
Overall: Magazine note - Conditionally recommended - "it is only available in a few ways, and we know that the different production times can give significantly different characteristics, so it is far from certain that the purchased copy is so good will be like the test arrived"

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Continental AllSeasonContact6th: Continental AllSeasonContact
  1. Wet Braking: 14th (+3.2M)
  2. Dry Braking: 13th (+2.1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 16th (+-4.3Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 13th (+-2.5Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Michelin CrossClimate Plus7th: Michelin CrossClimate+
  1. Wet Braking: 9th (+2.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 3rd (+0.2M)
  3. Wet Handling: 14th (+-3.5Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 1st (+0Km/H)
  5. Noise: 2nd (+1dB)
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Bridgestone Weather Control A0058th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005
  1. Wet Braking: 7th (+1.4M)
  2. Dry Braking: 5th (+0.4M)
  3. Wet Handling: 2nd (+-0.6Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 6th (+-1.3Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Firestone RoadHawk9th: Firestone RoadHawk
  1. Wet Braking: 8th (+1.5M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+0.9M)
  3. Wet Handling: 1st (+0Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 3rd (+-0.2Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance10th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  1. Wet Braking: 1st (+0M)
  2. Dry Braking: 2nd (+0.1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 8th (+-1.5Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 4th (+-0.8Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Momo Outrun M2011th: Momo Outrun M20
  1. Wet Braking: 9th (+2.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 9th (+1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 10th (+-1.8Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 18th (+-4.3Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Kleber Quadraxer 212th: Kleber Quadraxer 2
  1. Wet Braking: 15th (+3.4M)
  2. Dry Braking: 14th (+2.2M)
  3. Wet Handling: 3rd (+-0.8Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 11th (+-2.2Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Barum Bravuris 5HM13th: Barum Bravuris 5HM
  1. Wet Braking: 6th (+1.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+0.9M)
  3. Wet Handling: 4th (+-1.1Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 8th (+-1.5Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Vredestein Quatrac 514th: Vredestein Quatrac 5
  1. Wet Braking: 16th (+3.5M)
  2. Dry Braking: 17th (+2.7M)
  3. Wet Handling: 13th (+-2.8Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 9th (+-1.7Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Apollo Alnac 4G All Season15th: Apollo Alnac 4G All Season
  1. Wet Braking: 18th (+4.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 18th (+3.8M)
  3. Wet Handling: 17th (+-4.6Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 15th (+-2.8Km/H)
  5. Noise: 6th (+2dB)
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Reference Winter16th: Reference Winter
  1. Wet Braking: 13th (+3.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 16th (+2.6M)
  3. Wet Handling: 12th (+-2.6Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 16th (+-3Km/H)
  5. Noise: 2nd (+1dB)
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Reference Summer Worn17th: Reference Summer Worn
  1. Wet Braking: 12th (+2.6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 9th (+1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 15th (+-4Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 1st (+0Km/H)
  5. Noise: 17th (+3dB)
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Reference Winter Worn18th: Reference Winter Worn
  1. Wet Braking: 17th (+4M)
  2. Dry Braking: 15th (+2.3M)
  3. Wet Handling: 18th (+-5Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 5th (+-1Km/H)
  5. Noise: 17th (+3dB)
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