|Best tyre for dry roads||Continental Premium Contact 5 SUV|
|Best tyre for wet roads||Continental Premium Contact 5 SUV|
|The best tyre overall||Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV|
|The tyre winning the misc tests||Michelin Primacy 3|
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
This year, Auto Motor und Sport have tested nine SUV tyres in the crossover 215/60 R17 size using a VW Mokka.
Goodyear take the top spot with the EfficientGrip SUV. The Goodyear was particularly strong in the dry, with the shortest braking distances, and a solid all round performance with the only weakness highlighted in the aquaplaning tests. The Continental Premium Contact 5 finishes second, with a strong wet performance, but a slightly higher rolling resistance and noise level than the Goodyear, and Michelin finish third with the Primacy 3, with a strong dry braking and a balanced wet performance.
While the magazine believe top three tyres are the best SUV tyres on the market, the fourth, fifth and sixth placed tyres were still recommended. The fourth placed Pirelli Scorpion Verde had an extremely sporty feel, with excellent handling, but as a result it was quite a noisy tyre with a high rolling resistance, and the fifth placed Falken ZE914 and sixth placed Nokian Line SUV impressed with a general all round balance.
The Toyo Proxes CF2 and Bridgestone Turanza T001 could only manage a "satisfactory" rating, both struggling a little in the wet, and while the budget Linglong GreenMax 4x4 HP scored well in the dry and comfort, it had a high rolling resistance, poor wet grip and an oversteer balance on the limit in the wet, leaving it firmly in last place.
Please note, the "misc" column in our scoring is a combined score for noise, comfort, price and rolling resistance.
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2nd: Michelin Primacy 3
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6th: Nokian Line SUV
7th: Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
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