Accelera PHI

Dry Grip 69%
Wet Grip 46%
Road Feedback 54%
Handling 53%
Wear 67%
Comfort 59%
Buy again 51%

The Accelera PHI is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Accelera PHI R

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Tyre review data from 132 tyre reviews averaging 57% over 1,177,762 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2019 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test - 8th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance. Low noise.
  • Negative - Very poor wet grip, extremely long wet braking distances, poor dry grip.
  • Overall - The Accelera PHI was extremely low grip in all scenarios. Do not fit this tyre.
    Not Recommended

2014 Auto Bild 50 Summer Tyre Shootout - 44th of 50 tyres

2012 EVO Max Performance Tyre Test - 10th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - Finishing bottom of the table in nearly every test secured the Accelera its last place, however EVO noted it wasn't as bad as some of the other budgets tested in previous years. As is the norm with budget tyres, it was capable in the dry but lacked grip, composure and safety when the surface changed to wet.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/55 R15 88V   F E 74 8.50kgs
195/45 R16 84W   E C 72 7.00kgs
235/60 R16 104W   E C 72 12.00kgs
235/55 R17 103W   E C 72 11.00kgs
255/35 R18 94Y   E C 72 11.00kgs
265/35 R18 97Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
215/40 R18 89Y   E C 72 9.00kgs
225/40 R18 92Y   E C 72 10.00kgs
245/40 R18 97Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
255/40 R18 99Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
235/45 R18 98Y   E C 72 11.00kgs
255/30 R19 91Y   E C 72 10.00kgs
265/30 R19 93Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
245/35 R19 93Y   E C 72 11.00kgs
265/35 R19 98Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
225/40 R19 93Y   E C 72 10.00kgs
235/40 R19 96Y   E C 72 11.00kgs
245/40 R19 98Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
255/40 R19 100Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
245/45 R19 102Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
225/30 R20 85Y   E C 72 10.00kgs
255/30 R20 92Y   E C 72 10.00kgs
225/35 R20 93Y   E C 72 10.00kgs
235/35 R20 92Y   E C 72 10.00kgs
245/35 R20 95Y   E C 72 12.00kgs
245/45 R20 103Y   E C 72 13.00kgs
255/30 R21 95W   E C 72 11.00kgs
255/30 R22 95Y   E C 72 11.00kgs
245/35 R22 97Y   E C 72 12.00kgs

Questions and Answers for the Accelera PHI

2016-06-26 - Are the Accelera PHI tyres run flat?

We're not currently aware of a runflat version of the Accelera PHI tyre.

2016-08-24 - What side is the front of the tire?

The PHI will have "outside" written on the outside, or front, of the tyre.

2016-10-18 - What is the estimated mileage for the Accelera PHI 225/45 R18? I have a Kia Soul Exclaim (2011) and am looking for four new tires

The mileage of the Accelera PHI depends largely on your car and driving style. It's best to look at other reviews posted to match your driving style and vehicle.

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Size Price Range  
225/40 R18 £43.00 - £43.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R19 £48.00 - £48.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/40 R19 £53.00 - £53.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R18 £51.00 - £51.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 29 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Accelera PHI Review

Given 67% while driving a Opel insignia (245/45 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 20 average miles
The varied reviews on the this tyre are insane. Some calling them dangerous to the best tyre ever driven on to date. My review is based on driving at legal speeds. Average 80 to 120kph.
On my Irish dry roads, the car handles well and confortable giving good feed back steering through the corners and braking. In heavy rain, I slowed down and again the tyres are fine. On greasy wet main roads, the tyres were giddy accelerating away from lights, fighting for grip as I put my foot down. So if you don't want spin - don't race! Once I adjusted my driving style to the tyres, they were acceptable.
In summary, my view is that once these tyres are that driven legally, they are good for the money on a family car driving safely. Its like the Top Gear corner Follow Through - different cars and drivers can go at different speeds. (Bring back the old Guys!) But if I had the money and did my research and wanted to enjoy the full potential of my car and all its power, I would go for the drivers tyre- Michelin Pilot Sport 4. If I want to maximise fuel economy and long life I'd drive on the Michelin Primacy 3. Both the same price, but different handling qualities. In my view, Mid range brands are just made to suit peoples budgets.
102 - tyre reviewed on July 2, 2016   

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Given 31% while driving a Jaguar F Type (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 miles
I bought the car with these tyres fitted. Not great in the dry, but shocking if it rains. They have worn really quickly. I’m off to buy much better tyres. These tyres are horrific, I really do not recommend them.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2020   
Given 20% while driving a Lexus ISF (225/40 R19) on mostly country roads for 800 spirited miles
These tyres were fitted on the front by the dealer to my car when I bought them. They are atrocious and should not be on any high performance car. When going for a spirited drive last week I could feel this pushing on very early. There was little feel through the steering either of what they were doing. The cornering limits are very low. I also noticed considerable aquaplaning on a very wet day this week.

I will be taking these off with the full thread depth still on them. Fine for driving around town. If you go over 50mph you will want something much better and safer.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 11, 2020   
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Given 44% while driving a Audi A6 Avant 2.7Tdi Quattro S Line (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I first review these tyres on 21/09/2015.

A friend of mine bought some new tyres and had these junk tyres fitted for a whopping £65 a corner. So I thought I’d update this.

I said that they were well priced however unsafe for wet roads, eg the UK. I mentioned you can loose control at sharp B road bends at 40mph in the wet.

Some Fool with a BMW wrote a review with my review in mind, he couldn’t understand how grip can be lost at 40mph. Well, I guess if he can’t understand that then nobody can help him.

Anyhow, I noticed these tyres were reviewed recently compared to other UHP tyres and surprise, surprise. The Wet grip is atrocious and the tester had only words of condemnation for this tyre.

Buy a Barum B5 or a Debica UHP Presto, they cost about the same and are far more better if your after budget tyres.

Don’t listen to any reviewers writing about how these tyres are good on the Wet etc, they don’t know what there talking about, they could review a wooden wheel and blab on about how comfortable they are.

Accelera PHI - Load of rubbish
2 - tyre reviewed on December 9, 2019   
Given 35% while driving a Mercedes Benz s320 cdi (275/40 R19) on mostly motorways for 21,000 average miles
This tyre is hopeless in the wet and no grip around corners ..almost dangerous. Wouldn't buy it again.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 29, 2019   
Given 19% while driving a BMW X5 E53 3.0d (285/45 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 6,000 average miles
Bought my X5 with these tyres on the rears with 6mm of tread. Had never heard of them before and on my cars I always fit Continental Rainsport 3s wherever possible with their outstanding grip, wet or dry.
I've done 4,000 miles now and the tread is down to 3mm already so not at all long lasting. In the dry they are reasonable but pushing on at a roundabout and the rear never seems planted.
However, in the wet it is a different story. They are absolutely lethal with virtually no grip even on a moderately wet surface. Taking a mini roundabout at 15mph and the back end slid across the road no problem at all. White van man behind had to take avoiding action.
Fitting Avon ZX7s shortly.
1 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2019   

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