2020 Teknikens 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test

Test Summary
Dry BrakingMichelin Primacy 4: 22.24 M
Nexen N Fera SU1: 24.85 M
Wet BrakingContinental Premium Contact 6: 25.77 M
Nexen N Fera SU1: 29.71 M
Wet HandlingGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 39 s
Nexen N Fera SU1: 41.33 s
Straight AquaKumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports: 78.5 Km/H
Nexen N Fera SU1: 72.5 Km/H
Subj. ComfortMichelin Primacy 4: 10 Points
Sunny NA305: 01 Points
Tyre WeightContinental Premium Contact 6: 09.6 Kg
Nexen N Fera SU1: 12.9 Kg
Rolling ResistanceGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2: 5.50 kg / t
Kumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports: 5.87 kg / t
Each year, the wonderful Swedish publication Teknikens Värld performs a summer tyre test in Sweden. Their 2020 test covers ten 225/50 R17 summer tyres, including the first test of the brand new Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2!

The unique Swedishness of the test means they don't perform dry handling, but instead the "moose test" which involves a sharp lane change at speed. Sadly, we can't database this, but you can see the results of the test in the commentary at the bottom of the page.

Other points of note is the fuel use isn't the usual rolling resistance of the tyre in kg/T, it's instead the estimated litres per 100km used by the test Volvo, and they give a subjective comfort score which looks at noise and comfort levels, rather than the usual external pass-by noise!

Dry

In the dry braking, the Michelin had an unusually big advantage over the rest of the tyres, stopping nearly a meter sooner than the second placed Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2!

Wet

Wet braking was won by the Continental PremiumContact 6. Second place was again awarded to the new Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, with the dry braking champion, the Michelin Primacy 4, having to settle for seventh.

The new Goodyear was fastest over the relatively short wet handling lap, while the Michelin proved braking and handling results don't always match, finishing second in this test.

The Kumho and Nokian tyres had a good advantage during aquaplaning testing.

Environment

Subjectively, the Michelin had the comfort advantage, which combined internal noise and how comfortable the tyres felt when driving. The Goodyear and Pirelli were best of the rest.

These rolling resistance numbers are the estimated litres per 100km.

The best tyres on test were also the lightest.

Results

1st: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
Dry Braking1st
Wet Braking7th+2.28 M
Wet Handling2nd+0.14 s
Straight Aqua6th-5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort1st
Tyre Weight1st
Rolling Resistance3rd+0.06 kg / t
Positive: No obvious flaws and good balance of characteristics, excellent wet handling, low rolling resistance, the best level of comfort.
Negative: Average resistance to aquaplaning.

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2nd: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
Dry Braking2nd+0.97 M
Wet Braking2nd+0.46 M
Wet Handling1st
Straight Aqua8th-5.5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort2nd-1 Points
Tyre Weight3rd+0.4 Kg
Rolling Resistance1st
Positive: No obvious flaws and good balance of characteristics.
Negative: Average resistance to aquaplaning.

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3rd: Nokian Hakka Blue 2

Nokian Hakka Blue 2
Dry Braking4th+1.35 M
Wet Braking6th+1.37 M
Wet Handling5th+0.71 s
Straight Aqua2nd-0.5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort4th-2 Points
Tyre Weight6th+1.6 Kg
Rolling Resistance5th+0.19 kg / t
Positive: No obvious flaws and good balance of characteristics, excellent resistance to aquaplaning, the best result in a moose test.
Negative: None mentioned.

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4th: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
Dry Braking3rd+1.08 M
Wet Braking1st
Wet Handling6th+0.77 s
Straight Aqua3rd-3 Km/H
Subj. Comfort6th-4 Points
Tyre Weight1st
Rolling Resistance4th+0.08 kg / t
Positive: Short braking distance on wet roads, very good elk test result, low fuel consumption.
Negative: Low comfort levels.

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4th: Pirelli CINTURATO P7

Pirelli CINTURATO P7
Dry Braking4th+1.35 M
Wet Braking8th+2.47 M
Wet Handling3rd+0.17 s
Straight Aqua6th-5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort2nd-1 Points
Tyre Weight3rd+0.4 Kg
Rolling Resistance8th+0.28 kg / t
Positive: Excellent wet handling, good result in elk test, high level of comfort.
Negative: Higher fuel consumption.

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6th: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
Dry Braking7th+1.54 M
Wet Braking3rd+0.75 M
Wet Handling9th+1.17 s
Straight Aqua4th-3.5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort5th-3 Points
Tyre Weight6th+1.6 Kg
Rolling Resistance9th+0.29 kg / t
Positive: Short braking distance on wet roads, high resistance to aquaplaning.
Negative: The worst result in a moose test (i.e. stability during maneuvering is worse than other tires, which is a very important factor)

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7th: Kumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports

Kumho Solus HS51 Harmony Sports
Dry Braking9th+2.1 M
Wet Braking5th+1.32 M
Wet Handling4th+0.58 s
Straight Aqua1st
Subj. Comfort9th-8 Points
Tyre Weight6th+1.6 Kg
Rolling Resistance10th+0.37 kg / t
Positive: Excellent resistance to aquaplaning.
Negative: Poor wet handling, low comfort, high rolling resistance, average result in the moose test.

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8th: Federal Evoluzion ST 1

Federal Evoluzion ST 1
Dry Braking6th+1.51 M
Wet Braking4th+1.26 M
Wet Handling7th+1.05 s
Straight Aqua8th-5.5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort6th-4 Points
Tyre Weight6th+1.6 Kg
Rolling Resistance7th+0.26 kg / t
Positive: Good braking performance.
Negative: Poor wet handling, the worst result in the moose test.

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9th: Sunny NA305

Sunny NA305
Dry Braking8th+1.77 M
Wet Braking9th+2.58 M
Wet Handling8th+1.1 s
Straight Aqua5th-4.5 Km/H
Subj. Comfort10th-9 Points
Tyre Weight5th+0.6 Kg
Rolling Resistance6th+0.22 kg / t
Positive: Very low price, acceptable wet handling, low rolling resistance
Negative: Bad result the elk test, long braking distances on dry and wet surfaces, lowest comfort.

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10th: Nexen N Fera SU1

Nexen N Fera SU1
Dry Braking10th+2.61 M
Wet Braking10th+3.94 M
Wet Handling10th+2.33 s
Straight Aqua10th-6 Km/H
Subj. Comfort8th-6 Points
Tyre Weight10th+3.3 Kg
Rolling Resistance2nd+0.04 kg / t
Positive: Low rolling resistance.
Negative: With the exception of economy, the complete absence of positive aspects - you expect more from the tyre of this brand. The longest braking distance on dry and wet surfaces, poor wet handling, low comfort.

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