2019 Summer 53 Tyre Braking Shootout

Test Summary
Wet BrakingHankook Ventus S1 evo 3: 28.7 M
Star-Performer TNG UHP1: 39.4 M
Dry BrakingMichelin Pilot Sport 4: 34.2 M
Tyfoon Successor 5: 39.1 M
Every year Auto Bild test over fifty tyres in wet and dry braking testing to decide which twenty tyres make it through to the full summer tyre test. In 2019 they have tested 53 patterns, using the popular 225/45 R17 summer touring tyre size.

When compared to the 2018 version of the test, the gap between the best and worse tyres on test is actually smaller! The best wet braking tyre, the new Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3, stopped the car in 28.7 meters from 80 kph (50 mph), and the worse tyre on test, the budget Star Performer TNG UHP1 in 39.4 meters, a difference of 10.6 meters. While that's smaller than the 17.6 meters separating the best and worst in 2018, it's still the difference between stopping safely and a crash at over 40 kph (25 mph) on the cheaper tyre.

Even from the higher speed of 100 kph (62 mph) the gap in dry braking is always closer, but there was still a 4.9 meter difference between the best (Michelin Pilot Sport 4) and the worst (Tyfoon Successor 5), which could be the option of stopping safely, or another big accident.

Below is the braking details of all 54 tyres tested. Be sure to visit Tyre Reviews in the coming weeks for the full tyre test which covers dry and wet handling, aquaplaning, noise, comfort and fuel use of the top twenty tyres.

Dry

Wet

Results

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 51st: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
  1. Wet Braking: 2nd (+0.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 2nd (+0.5M)
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Michelin Pilot Sport 42nd: Michelin Pilot Sport 4
  1. Wet Braking: 5th (+0.9M)
  2. Dry Braking: 1st (+0M)
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Hankook Ventus S1 evo 33rd: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  1. Wet Braking: 1st (+0M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+1M)
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Pirelli P Zero4th: Pirelli P Zero
  1. Wet Braking: 3rd (+0.2M)
  2. Dry Braking: 4th (+0.9M)
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Nokian WetProof5th: Nokian WetProof
  1. Wet Braking: 6th (+1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+1M)
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Falken Azenis FK5106th: Falken Azenis FK510
  1. Wet Braking: 4th (+0.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 17th (+1.8M)
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Kenda Emera A17th: Kenda Emera A1
  1. Wet Braking: 8th (+1.6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 3rd (+0.7M)
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Continental Premium Contact 68th: Continental Premium Contact 6
  1. Wet Braking: 7th (+1.2M)
  2. Dry Braking: 15th (+1.6M)
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Vredestein Ultrac Vorti9th: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
  1. Wet Braking: 9th (+2.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 10th (+1.1M)
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Bridgestone Turanza T00510th: Bridgestone Turanza T005
  1. Wet Braking: 10th (+2.2M)
  2. Dry Braking: 13th (+1.4M)
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Dunlop SportMaxx RT 211th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  1. Wet Braking: 12th (+2.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 12th (+1.2M)
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Fulda SportControl 212th: Fulda SportControl 2
  1. Wet Braking: 15th (+3.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 4th (+0.9M)
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Firestone RoadHawk13th: Firestone RoadHawk
  1. Wet Braking: 15th (+3.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+1M)
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Apollo Aspire XP14th: Apollo Aspire XP
  1. Wet Braking: 11th (+2.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 20th (+2.1M)
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Kleber Dynaxer UHP15th: Kleber Dynaxer UHP
  1. Wet Braking: 17th (+3.4M)
  2. Dry Braking: 16th (+1.7M)
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Yokohama Advan Fleva V70116th: Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
  1. Wet Braking: 21st (+4.2M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+1M)
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Sava Intensa UHP 217th: Sava Intensa UHP 2
  1. Wet Braking: 20th (+4.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 14th (+1.5M)
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Kumho Ecsta PS7118th: Kumho Ecsta PS71
  1. Wet Braking: 13th (+2.9M)
  2. Dry Braking: 28th (+2.9M)
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Toyo Proxes Sport19th: Toyo Proxes Sport
  1. Wet Braking: 14th (+3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 28th (+2.9M)
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Maxxis Premitra HP520th: Maxxis Premitra HP5
  1. Wet Braking: 22nd (+4.5M)
  2. Dry Braking: 20th (+2.1M)
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Uniroyal Rainsport 321st: Uniroyal Rainsport 3
  1. Wet Braking: 18th (+3.6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 34th (+3.2M)
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Goodride SA0722nd: Goodride SA07
  1. Wet Braking: 25th (+4.8M)
  2. Dry Braking: 20th (+2.1M)
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General Altimax Sport23rd: General Altimax Sport
  1. Wet Braking: 19th (+4M)
  2. Dry Braking: 32nd (+3.1M)
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Federal Evoluzion ST 124th: Federal Evoluzion ST 1
  1. Wet Braking: 24th (+4.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 26th (+2.8M)
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Avon ZV725th: Avon ZV7
  1. Wet Braking: 33rd (+6.6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 10th (+1.1M)
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GT Radial SportActive26th: GT Radial SportActive
  1. Wet Braking: 31st (+6.1M)
  2. Dry Braking: 18th (+2M)
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Linglong Green Max27th: Linglong Green Max
  1. Wet Braking: 23rd (+4.6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 37th (+3.5M)
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Mabor Sport Jet 328th: Mabor Sport Jet 3
  1. Wet Braking: 28th (+5.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 25th (+2.6M)
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Cooper Zeon CS829th: Cooper Zeon CS8
  1. Wet Braking: 26th (+5.6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 32nd (+3.1M)
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Semperit SpeedLife 230th: Semperit SpeedLife 2
  1. Wet Braking: 30th (+6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 31st (+3M)
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BFGoodrich gGrip31st: BFGoodrich gGrip
  1. Wet Braking: 35th (+7.3M)
  2. Dry Braking: 24th (+2.3M)
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Gislaved Ultra Speed32nd: Gislaved Ultra Speed
  1. Wet Braking: 26th (+5.6M)
  2. Dry Braking: 40th (+4M)
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Dayton Touring 235th: Dayton Touring 2
  1. Wet Braking: 36th (+7.4M)
  2. Dry Braking: 26th (+2.8M)
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Matador MP 47 Hectorra 336th: Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3
  1. Wet Braking: 32nd (+6.5M)
  2. Dry Braking: 38th (+3.7M)
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Barum Bravuris 337th: Barum Bravuris 3
  1. Wet Braking: 29th (+5.8M)
  2. Dry Braking: 41st (+4.5M)
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Kormoran Kormoran UHP38th: Kormoran Kormoran UHP
  1. Wet Braking: 39th (+8.4M)
  2. Dry Braking: 18th (+2M)
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Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus39th: Nankang Sportnex AS2+
  1. Wet Braking: 34th (+7.2M)
  2. Dry Braking: 36th (+3.4M)
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Tigar Tigar UHP40th: Tigar Tigar UHP
  1. Wet Braking: 41st (+8.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 20th (+2.1M)
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Imperial Ecosport241st: Imperial Ecosport2
  1. Wet Braking: 40th (+8.5M)
  2. Dry Braking: 28th (+2.9M)
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Laufenn S fit EQ44th: Laufenn S fit EQ
  1. Wet Braking: 42nd (+8.8M)
  2. Dry Braking: 35th (+3.3M)
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Zeetex HP2000 vfm45th: Zeetex HP2000 vfm
  1. Wet Braking: 37th (+7.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 41st (+4.5M)
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Viking ProTech HP46th: Viking ProTech HP
  1. Wet Braking: 38th (+7.8M)
  2. Dry Braking: 43rd (+4.7M)
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Sailun Atrezzo ZSR48th: Sailun Atrezzo ZSR
  1. Wet Braking: 44th (+9.5M)
  2. Dry Braking: 38th (+3.7M)
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Tyfoon Successor 551st: Tyfoon Successor 5
  1. Wet Braking: 43rd (+8.9M)
  2. Dry Braking: 45th (+4.9M)
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Star Performer TNG UHP153rd: Star Performer TNG UHP1
  1. Wet Braking: 45th (+10.7M)
  2. Dry Braking: 44th (+4.8M)
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