2019 AMS Summer SUV Tyre Test

Test Summary
Dry BrakingMichelin Primacy 4: 36.1 M
GiTi GitiPremium H1: 39.3 M
Dry HandlingNokian WetProof: 104.5 Km/H
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 102.4 Km/H
Subj. Dry HandlingPirelli CINTURATO P7: 9 Points
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 6 Points
Wet BrakingNokian WetProof: 35.4 M
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 39.7 M
Wet HandlingBridgestone Turanza T005: 88.1 Km/H
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 82.8 Km/H
Subj. Wet HandlingGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance: 10 Points
GiTi GitiPremium H1: 05 Points
Straight AquaContinental Premium Contact 5: 80.5 Km/H
Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125: 75.1 Km/H
Subj. ComfortPirelli CINTURATO P7: 10 Points
Nokian WetProof: 06 Points
NoiseNokian WetProof: 71.5 dB
Pirelli CINTURATO P7: 74.5 dB
Rolling ResistanceMichelin Primacy 4: 7.6 kg / t
Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun: 9.3 kg / t
The 2019 Auto Motor und Sport tyre test has tested eleven crossover SUV tyres in 215/55 R17. While this fitment isn't the most exciting fitment in the world, usually being found fitted to vehicles like the Vauxhall Mokka, Skoda Karoq, Seat Ateca, Hyundai Kona and Audi Q2, it is a high growth segment thanks to the huge sales of these types of cars.

The results of this test are fairly straight forward, with only one note. The Continental PremiumContact 5 tested has been replaced by the PremiumContact 6, which undoubtably would have fared better than the seventh place overall.

 

Dry

Dry braking was extremely close between the top four tyres, with the Michelin just having the edge of the group.

Dry handling was also close, with the top eight tyres averaging 1km/h difference over the handling lap.

Three tyres were awarded the top spot for the subjective dry handling scores.

Wet

Wet braking proved the Nokian WetProof's high safety qualities, winning the wet braking testing to be the best braking tyre overall.

While the Bridgestone couldn't place better than mid-pack for wet braking, it was the fastest around the wet handling lap, with the Nokian again proving its wet weather prowess.

The aging Continental PremiumContact 5 proved to be the best during straight aquaplaning.

The Goodyear took the lead during subjective wet handling scores, with the Nokian and Bridgestone just a point behind.

Environment

The Michelin Primacy 4 used the least fuel on test.

The Nokian was the quietest tyre on test, with the Toyo having its only good placement of the test.

And lastly, the subjective comfort scoring was again very close, but this time Pirelli managed to combine good handling results and good levels of comfort better than any other tyre on test.

Results

1st: Nokian WetProof

Nokian WetProof
Dry Braking2nd+0.1 M
Dry Handling1st
Subj. Dry Handling4th-1 Points
Wet Braking1st
Wet Handling2nd-1 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling2nd-1 Points
Straight Aqua5th-2.4 Km/H
Subj. Comfort11th-4 Points
Noise1st
Rolling Resistance9th+1.2 kg / t
Positive: Very high wet grip, good handling in the dry, well balanced.
Negative: High rolling resistance, slow steering.

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2nd: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
Dry Braking3rd+0.3 M
Dry Handling4th-0.5 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling4th-1 Points
Wet Braking8th+2.7 M
Wet Handling1st
Subj. Wet Handling2nd-1 Points
Straight Aqua8th-4.4 Km/H
Subj. Comfort5th-2 Points
Noise8th+2.7 dB
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.1 kg / t
Positive: High lateral stability, good steering speed and accuracy, low rolling resistance.
Negative: Relatively long wet braking.

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2nd: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
Dry Braking1st
Dry Handling4th-0.5 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling1st
Wet Braking6th+1.2 M
Wet Handling8th-3 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling4th-2 Points
Straight Aqua7th-3.6 Km/H
Subj. Comfort2nd-1 Points
Noise5th+1.3 dB
Rolling Resistance1st
Positive: Short dry braking, easy to manage.
Negative: Poor wet grip, average aquaplaning resistance.

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4th: Pirelli CINTURATO P7

Pirelli CINTURATO P7
Dry Braking7th+1.9 M
Dry Handling6th-0.6 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling1st
Wet Braking2nd+0.1 M
Wet Handling4th-1.9 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling4th-2 Points
Straight Aqua9th-5.1 Km/H
Subj. Comfort1st
Noise11th+3 dB
Rolling Resistance4th+0.5 kg / t
Positive: Good wet and dry handling, short wet braking distances.
Negative: Long dry braking distances, poor aquaplaning resistance.

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4th: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
Dry Braking3rd+0.3 M
Dry Handling2nd-0.2 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling1st
Wet Braking4th+0.7 M
Wet Handling9th-4 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling7th-3 Points
Straight Aqua11th-5.4 Km/H
Subj. Comfort5th-2 Points
Noise3rd+0.9 dB
Rolling Resistance6th+0.9 kg / t
Positive: Good braking performance, good dry handling.
Negative: Average wet performance, sluggish steering reactions.

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4th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Dry Braking5th+1.2 M
Dry Handling9th-1.3 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling4th-1 Points
Wet Braking4th+0.7 M
Wet Handling3rd-1.1 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling1st
Straight Aqua2nd-0.8 Km/H
Subj. Comfort9th-3 Points
Noise7th+1.5 dB
Rolling Resistance3rd+0.2 kg / t
Positive: Good wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance.
Negative: Slight understeer in the dry.

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7th: Continental Premium Contact 5

Continental Premium Contact 5
Dry Braking10th+3.1 M
Dry Handling10th-1.4 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling8th-2 Points
Wet Braking3rd+0.5 M
Wet Handling4th-1.9 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling4th-2 Points
Straight Aqua1st
Subj. Comfort2nd-1 Points
Noise10th+2.9 dB
Rolling Resistance9th+1.2 kg / t
Positive: Short wet braking, high aquaplaning resistance.
Negative: Long dry braking, high levels of understeer in the dry.

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8th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
Dry Braking6th+1.4 M
Dry Handling6th-0.6 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling8th-2 Points
Wet Braking7th+1.9 M
Wet Handling6th-2.4 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling7th-3 Points
Straight Aqua3rd-1.4 Km/H
Subj. Comfort9th-3 Points
Noise5th+1.3 dB
Rolling Resistance11th+1.7 kg / t
Positive: Good in the dry and wet.
Negative: Understeer during wet handling, very high rolling resistance.

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9th: Giti GitiPremium H1

Giti GitiPremium H1
Dry Braking11th+3.2 M
Dry Handling2nd-0.2 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling4th-1 Points
Wet Braking10th+3.8 M
Wet Handling7th-2.8 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling11th-5 Points
Straight Aqua4th-2.3 Km/H
Subj. Comfort2nd-1 Points
Noise4th+1.2 dB
Rolling Resistance5th+0.8 kg / t
Positive: Good dry handling, good comfort, low noise.
Negative: Poor braking results, understeer in the wet.

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10th: Nexen N Blue HD+

Nexen N Blue HD Plus
Dry Braking7th+1.9 M
Dry Handling8th-1 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling8th-2 Points
Wet Braking9th+2.9 M
Wet Handling10th-4.1 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling9th-4 Points
Straight Aqua10th-5.3 Km/H
Subj. Comfort5th-2 Points
Noise8th+2.7 dB
Rolling Resistance8th+1 kg / t
Positive: Acceptable handling.
Negative: Relatively wea dry and wet grip.

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11th: Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV

Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
Dry Braking9th+2.5 M
Dry Handling11th-2.1 Km/H
Subj. Dry Handling11th-3 Points
Wet Braking11th+4.3 M
Wet Handling11th-5.3 Km/H
Subj. Wet Handling9th-4 Points
Straight Aqua6th-3.5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort5th-2 Points
Noise2nd+0.1 dB
Rolling Resistance6th+0.9 kg / t
Positive: Acceptable dry performance, good comfort, low noise.
Negative: Weak wet grip, worst aquaplaning resistance on test.

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