|Wet Braking||▲Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance: 14.3 M|
▼Apollo Alnac 4G All Season: 18.6 M
|Dry Braking||▲Michelin Primacy 4: 14.8 M|
▼Apollo Alnac 4G All Season: 18.6 M
|Wet Handling||▲Firestone RoadHawk: 48.8 Km/H|
▼Reference Winter Worn: 43.8 Km/H
|Dry Handling||▲Reference Summer Worn: 43.5 Km/H|
▼Momo Outrun M20: 39.2 Km/H
|Noise||▲Bridgestone Turanza T005: 60 dB|
▼Reference Summer Worn: 63 dB
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.
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.
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.
Only the Bridgestone Turanza T005 had an advantage in the noise testing.
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!
|1st: Michelin Primacy 4|
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|2nd: Continental Premium Contact 6|
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|3rd: Bridgestone Turanza T005|
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|4th: Hankook Kinergy Eco 2|
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|5th: Davanti DX390|
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"
|6th: Continental AllSeasonContact|
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|7th: Michelin CrossClimate+|
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|8th: Bridgestone Weather Control A005|
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|9th: Firestone RoadHawk|
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|10th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance|
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|11th: Momo Outrun M20|
|12th: Kleber Quadraxer 2|
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|13th: Barum Bravuris 5HM|
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|14th: Vredestein Quatrac 5|
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|15th: Apollo Alnac 4G All Season|
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|16th: Reference Winter|
|17th: Reference Summer Worn|
|18th: Reference Winter Worn|