2013 European Summer Touring Tyre Test

While this isn't as exciting as the 225/45 R17 sports tyre version of this test, 185/60 R15 is still an important tyre size and this test covers 19 of the top players.

The Results

1st: Michelin Energy Saver+

Michelin Energy Saver Plus
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 39.4
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 10
Very balanced tire, top marks for wear, good in the wet

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2nd: Continental Premium Contact 5

Continental Premium Contact 5
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 8.4
Very balanced tyre, particularly strong on dry and wet roads, low fuel consumption

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3rd: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 9.2
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 7
Very balanced, best scores on wet and dry roads, low fuel consumption

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4th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 38.2
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 7.4
Very balanced tyre, top marks in the wet, particularly strong on dry roads, low fuel consumption

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5th: Vredestein Sportrac 5

Vredestein Sportrac 5
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 36.8
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 8
Very balanced tyre, good on dry and wet roads, relatively low wear

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6th: Bridgestone Turanza T001

Bridgestone Turanza T001
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 36.6
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 7.4
Very balanced tyre, especially good on dry roads

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7th: Nokian Line

Nokian Line
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 36.6
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 7
Very balanced tyre, good in the wet, relatively low fuel consumption

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8th: Fulda EcoControl HP

Fulda EcoControl HP
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 35.6
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 7.4
Very balanced tyre, strong in all safety-related disciplines

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9th: Semperit Comfort Life 2

Semperit Comfort Life 2
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 34.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 7
Very balanced tyre, quite good in the wet

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10th: Pirelli CINTURATO P1

Pirelli CINTURATO P1
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 36
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 8
Relatively low wear
Compared to the best a little weaker in the wet

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11th: Barum Brillantis 2

Barum Brillantis 2
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 33.4
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 7.4
Good in the wet
Slight weakness on dry roads

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12th: Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco

Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 35
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 7.4
Good on dry roads
Slight weakness in the wet

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13th: Firestone TZ300A

Firestone TZ300A
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 35
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 8.4
Good on dry roads and low wear
High fuel consumption, average in the wet

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14th: Nexen N Blue HD

Nexen N Blue HD
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 33.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 4.4
Top marks in fuel consumption
High wear

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15th: GT Radial Champiro 228

GT Radial Champiro 228
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 33.4
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 4.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. Wear: 10
Top marks for wear
Relatively weak, especially on wet and dry roads

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16th: Kleber Dynaxer HP 3

Kleber Dynaxer HP 3
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 29.8
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 2.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 7
Relatively low fuel consumption
Very weak in the wet

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17th: Marangoni Verso

Marangoni Verso
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 31.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 10
Top marks for wear
Very weak in the wet

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18th: Rotalla F108

Rotalla F108
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 30.8
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 10
Good wear and fuel consumption
Very weak especially in wet

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19th: Sailun Atrezzo SH402

Sailun Atrezzo SH402
  • 185/60 R15
  1. Total: 26.2
  2. Dry: 4
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 7
Low fuel consumption
Very weak on dry and wet roads

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