2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tire Test

Test Summary
Best tire for dry roadsBridgestone Turanza T001
Continental Premium Contact 5
Best tire for wet roadsGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Continental Premium Contact 5
The lowest fuel useMichelin Energy Saver Plus
The lowest wearMichelin Energy Saver Plus
The quietest tireYokohama BluEarth AE01
In 2014, the German Automobile Club (ADAC) have tested 17 different summer tires in 195/65 R15 using the ubiquitous VW Golf.

This year they've placed extra emphasis on tire life cost, meaning high wear tires which are relatively expensive tires to buy finished much lower than before. This has affected Continental and Bridgestone, where as Michelin having the best wear on test, was penalised for its wet performance. Only Goodyear and Dunlop seem to have found a balance ADAC are happy with, and finish the test in the first two positions.

The Results

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1st: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 36.6
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 4
  6. Wear: 7.4
Very balanced tire with top marks in the wet, good on dry roads, relatively low fuel consumption

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2nd: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 37.7
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7.5
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 7
Very balanced tire with relatively low fuel consumption, good on wet and dry roads
Slightly higher wear

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3rd: Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco

Hankook K425 Kinergy Eco
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 37.4
  2. Dry: 9
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 7
Very balanced tire, especially good on wet and dry roads
Slightly higher wear

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4th: Fulda EcoControl HP

Fulda EcoControl HP
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 36.2
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 8.4
Very balanced tire with relatively low wear, good in the wet

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5th: Nokian Line

Nokian Line
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 35.6
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 4.8
  6. Wear: 7.4
Very balanced tire, good on wet and dry roads

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6th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 35.6
  2. Dry: 9
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7
  5. Noise: 4
  6. Wear: 8
Very balanced tire, especially good on wet and dry roads, relatively low wear
Slightly higher fuel consumption

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7th: Vredestein Sportrac 5

Vredestein Sportrac 5
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 35.6
  2. Dry: 9.2
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 4.6
  6. Wear: 7
Very balanced tire, especially good on dry roads
Slightly higher wear

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8th: Semperit Speed Life

Semperit Speed Life
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 34.8
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  5. Noise: 4.8
  6. Wear: 7
Relatively low fuel consumption
Compared to the best little weaker in the wet, slightly higher wear

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9th: Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27

Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 35.4
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 7.4
Relatively good performance on dry roads
Compared to the best little weaker in the wet

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10th: Yokohama BluEarth AE01

Yokohama BluEarth AE01
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 35.4
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 6.4
Relatively quiet interior and exterior noise
Slight weaknesses in the wet and the wear

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11th: Michelin Energy Saver+

Michelin Energy Saver Plus
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 39.6
  2. Dry: 9
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 10
Top marks for fuel consumption and wear
Weaknesses in the wet

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12th: Bridgestone Turanza T001

Bridgestone Turanza T001
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 36.2
  2. Dry: 9.4
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 6
Top marks on dry roads, especially good on wet
Relatively high wear

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13th: Continental Premium Contact 5

Continental Premium Contact 5
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 36.4
  2. Dry: 9.4
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.2
  6. Wear: 6
Top marks on wet and dry roads
Relatively high wear

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14th: Nexen N Blue HD

Nexen N Blue HD
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 32.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 4.8
  6. Wear: 6
Relatively low fuel consumption
Weaknesses in the wet and the wear

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15th: High Performer Sport HS3

High-Performer Sport HS3
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 30.6
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 4.8
  6. Wear: 6.4
Poor performance on wet, relatively weak on dry roads

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16th: Apollo Alnac 4g

Apollo Alnac 4g
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 35.2
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 6
Particularly good in the wet, but also on dry roads
Relatively high wear

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17th: Federal Formoza FD2

Federal Formoza FD2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 27.8
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  5. Noise: 5.8
  6. Wear: 7.4
Relatively low fuel consumption
Very weak on both wet and dry roads

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