2019 AMS Summer SUV Tyre Test

Test Summary
Wet BrakingNokian WetProof: 35.4 M
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 39.7 M
Dry BrakingMichelin Primacy 4: 36.1 M
GiTi GitiPremium H1: 39.3 M
Wet HandlingBridgestone Turanza T005: 88.1 Km/H
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 82.8 Km/H
Dry HandlingNokian WetProof: 104.5 Km/H
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 102.4 Km/H
Rolling ResistanceMichelin Primacy 4: 7.6 kg / t
Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun: 9.3 kg / t
NoiseNokian WetProof: 71.5 dB
Pirelli CINTURATO P7: 74.5 dB
Straight AquaContinental Premium Contact 5: 80.5 Km/H
Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125: 75.1 Km/H
Subj. Dry HandlingPirelli CINTURATO P7: 9 Points
Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV: 6 Points
Subj. Wet HandlingGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance: 10 Points
GiTi GitiPremium H1: 05 Points
Subj. ComfortPirelli CINTURATO P7: 10 Points
Nokian WetProof: 06 Points
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 The Continental PremiumContact 5 tested has been replaced by the PremiumContact 6, which undoubtably would have fared better than the seventh place overall.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

Nokian WetProof1st: Nokian WetProof
  1. Wet Braking: 1st (+0M)
  2. Dry Braking: 2nd (+0.1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 2nd (+-1Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 1st (+0Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 9th (+1.2kg / t)
  6. Noise: 1st (+0dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 5th (+-2.4Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 4th (+-1Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 2nd (+-1Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 11th (+-4Points)
Positive: Very high wet grip, good handling in the dry, well balanced.
Negative: High rolling resistance, slow steering.

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Bridgestone Turanza T0052nd: Bridgestone Turanza T005
  1. Wet Braking: 8th (+2.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 3rd (+0.3M)
  3. Wet Handling: 1st (+0Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 4th (+-0.5Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 2nd (+0.1kg / t)
  6. Noise: 8th (+2.7dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 8th (+-4.4Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 4th (+-1Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 2nd (+-1Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 5th (+-2Points)
Positive: High lateral stability, good steering speed and accuracy, low rolling resistance.
Negative: Relatively long wet braking.

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Michelin Primacy 42nd: Michelin Primacy 4
  1. Wet Braking: 6th (+1.2M)
  2. Dry Braking: 1st (+0M)
  3. Wet Handling: 8th (+-3Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 4th (+-0.5Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 1st (+0kg / t)
  6. Noise: 5th (+1.3dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 7th (+-3.6Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 1st (+0Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 4th (+-2Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 2nd (+-1Points)
Positive: Short dry braking, easy to manage.
Negative: Poor wet grip, average aquaplaning resistance.

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Pirelli CINTURATO P74th: Pirelli CINTURATO P7
  1. Wet Braking: 2nd (+0.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 7th (+1.9M)
  3. Wet Handling: 4th (+-1.9Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 6th (+-0.6Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 4th (+0.5kg / t)
  6. Noise: 11th (+3dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 9th (+-5.1Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 1st (+0Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 4th (+-2Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 1st (+0Points)
Positive: Good wet and dry handling, short wet braking distances.
Negative: Long dry braking distances, poor aquaplaning resistance.

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Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K1254th: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  1. Wet Braking: 4th (+0.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 3rd (+0.3M)
  3. Wet Handling: 9th (+-4Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 2nd (+-0.2Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6th (+0.9kg / t)
  6. Noise: 3rd (+0.9dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 11th (+-5.4Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 1st (+0Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 7th (+-3Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 5th (+-2Points)
Positive: Good braking performance, good dry handling.
Negative: Average wet performance, sluggish steering reactions.

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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance4th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  1. Wet Braking: 4th (+0.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 5th (+1.2M)
  3. Wet Handling: 3rd (+-1.1Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 9th (+-1.3Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 3rd (+0.2kg / t)
  6. Noise: 7th (+1.5dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 2nd (+-0.8Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 4th (+-1Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 1st (+0Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 9th (+-3Points)
Positive: Good wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance.
Negative: Slight understeer in the dry.

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Continental Premium Contact 57th: Continental Premium Contact 5
  1. Wet Braking: 3rd (+0.5M)
  2. Dry Braking: 10th (+3.1M)
  3. Wet Handling: 4th (+-1.9Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 10th (+-1.4Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 9th (+1.2kg / t)
  6. Noise: 10th (+2.9dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 1st (+0Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 8th (+-2Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 4th (+-2Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 2nd (+-1Points)
Positive: Short wet braking, high aquaplaning resistance.
Negative: Long dry braking, high levels of understeer in the dry.

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Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun8th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  1. Wet Braking: 7th (+1.9M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+1.4M)
  3. Wet Handling: 6th (+-2.4Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 6th (+-0.6Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 11th (+1.7kg / t)
  6. Noise: 5th (+1.3dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 3rd (+-1.4Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 8th (+-2Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 7th (+-3Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 9th (+-3Points)
Positive: Good in the dry and wet.
Negative: Understeer during wet handling, very high rolling resistance.

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Giti GitiPremium H19th: Giti GitiPremium H1
  1. Wet Braking: 10th (+3.8M)
  2. Dry Braking: 11th (+3.2M)
  3. Wet Handling: 7th (+-2.8Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 2nd (+-0.2Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 5th (+0.8kg / t)
  6. Noise: 4th (+1.2dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 4th (+-2.3Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 4th (+-1Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 11th (+-5Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 2nd (+-1Points)
Positive: Good dry handling, good comfort, low noise.
Negative: Poor braking results, understeer in the wet.

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Nexen N Blue HD Plus10th: Nexen N Blue HD+
  1. Wet Braking: 9th (+2.9M)
  2. Dry Braking: 7th (+1.9M)
  3. Wet Handling: 10th (+-4.1Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 8th (+-1Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 8th (+1kg / t)
  6. Noise: 8th (+2.7dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 10th (+-5.3Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 8th (+-2Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 9th (+-4Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 5th (+-2Points)
Positive: Acceptable handling.
Negative: Relatively wea dry and wet grip.

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Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV11th: Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
  1. Wet Braking: 11th (+4.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 9th (+2.5M)
  3. Wet Handling: 11th (+-5.3Km/H)
  4. Dry Handling: 11th (+-2.1Km/H)
  5. Rolling Resistance: 6th (+0.9kg / t)
  6. Noise: 2nd (+0.1dB)
  7. Straight Aqua: 6th (+-3.5Km/H)
  8. Subj. Dry Handling: 11th (+-3Points)
  9. Subj. Wet Handling: 9th (+-4Points)
  10. Subj. Comfort: 5th (+-2Points)
Positive: Acceptable dry performance, good comfort, low noise.
Negative: Weak wet grip, worst aquaplaning resistance on test.

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