2019 Summer 53 Tire Braking Shootout

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

When compared to the 2018 version of the test, the gap between the best and worse tires on test is actually smaller! The best wet braking tire, the new Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3, stopped the car in 28.7 meters from 80 kph (50 mph), and the worse tire 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 tire.

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 tires tested. Be sure to visit Tire Reviews in the coming weeks for the full tire test which covers dry and wet handling, aquaplaning, noise, comfort and fuel use of the top twenty tires.

Dry

Wet

Results

1st: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd34.7 M34.2 M+0.5 M98.56%
Wet Braking2nd28.8 M28.7 M+0.1 M99.65%
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2nd: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Michelin Pilot Sport 4
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st34.2 M100%
Wet Braking5th29.6 M28.7 M+0.9 M96.96%
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3rd: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th35.2 M34.2 M+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking1st28.7 M100%
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4th: Pirelli P Zero

Pirelli P Zero
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th35.1 M34.2 M+0.9 M97.44%
Wet Braking3rd28.9 M28.7 M+0.2 M99.31%
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5th: Nokian WetProof

Nokian WetProof
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th35.2 M34.2 M+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking6th29.7 M28.7 M+1 M96.63%
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6th: Falken Azenis FK510

Falken Azenis FK510
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th36 M34.2 M+1.8 M95%
Wet Braking4th29 M28.7 M+0.3 M98.97%
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7th: Kenda Emera A1

Kenda Emera A1
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd34.9 M34.2 M+0.7 M97.99%
Wet Braking8th30.3 M28.7 M+1.6 M94.72%
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8th: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking15th35.8 M34.2 M+1.6 M95.53%
Wet Braking7th29.9 M28.7 M+1.2 M95.99%
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9th: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th35.3 M34.2 M+1.1 M96.88%
Wet Braking9th30.8 M28.7 M+2.1 M93.18%
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10th: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th35.6 M34.2 M+1.4 M96.07%
Wet Braking10th30.9 M28.7 M+2.2 M92.88%
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11th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th35.4 M34.2 M+1.2 M96.61%
Wet Braking12th31.4 M28.7 M+2.7 M91.4%
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12th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th35.1 M34.2 M+0.9 M97.44%
Wet Braking15th32 M28.7 M+3.3 M89.69%
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13th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th35.2 M34.2 M+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking15th32 M28.7 M+3.3 M89.69%
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14th: Apollo Aspire XP

Apollo Aspire XP
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking20th36.3 M34.2 M+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking11th31 M28.7 M+2.3 M92.58%
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15th: Kleber Dynaxer UHP

Kleber Dynaxer UHP
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking16th35.9 M34.2 M+1.7 M95.26%
Wet Braking17th32.1 M28.7 M+3.4 M89.41%
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16th: Yokohama Advan Fleva V701

Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th35.2 M34.2 M+1 M97.16%
Wet Braking21st32.9 M28.7 M+4.2 M87.23%
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17th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th35.7 M34.2 M+1.5 M95.8%
Wet Braking20th32.8 M28.7 M+4.1 M87.5%
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18th: Kumho Ecsta PS71

Kumho Ecsta PS71
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th37.1 M34.2 M+2.9 M92.18%
Wet Braking13th31.6 M28.7 M+2.9 M90.82%
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19th: Toyo Proxes Sport

Toyo Proxes Sport
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th37.1 M34.2 M+2.9 M92.18%
Wet Braking14th31.7 M28.7 M+3 M90.54%
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20th: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking20th36.3 M34.2 M+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking22nd33.2 M28.7 M+4.5 M86.45%
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21st: Uniroyal RainSport 3

Uniroyal RainSport 3
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking34th37.4 M34.2 M+3.2 M91.44%
Wet Braking18th32.3 M28.7 M+3.6 M88.85%
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22nd: Goodride SA07

Goodride SA07
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking20th36.3 M34.2 M+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking25th33.5 M28.7 M+4.8 M85.67%
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23rd: General Altimax Sport

General Altimax Sport
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking32nd37.3 M34.2 M+3.1 M91.69%
Wet Braking19th32.7 M28.7 M+4 M87.77%
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24th: Federal Evoluzion ST 1

Federal Evoluzion ST 1
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking26th37 M34.2 M+2.8 M92.43%
Wet Braking24th33.4 M28.7 M+4.7 M85.93%
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25th: Avon ZV7

Avon ZV7
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th35.3 M34.2 M+1.1 M96.88%
Wet Braking33rd35.3 M28.7 M+6.6 M81.3%
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26th: GT Radial SportActive

GT-Radial SportActive
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking18th36.2 M34.2 M+2 M94.48%
Wet Braking31st34.8 M28.7 M+6.1 M82.47%
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27th: Linglong Green Max

Linglong Green Max
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking37th37.7 M34.2 M+3.5 M90.72%
Wet Braking23rd33.3 M28.7 M+4.6 M86.19%
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28th: Mabor Sport Jet 3

Mabor Sport Jet 3
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking25th36.8 M34.2 M+2.6 M92.93%
Wet Braking28th34.4 M28.7 M+5.7 M83.43%
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29th: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking32nd37.3 M34.2 M+3.1 M91.69%
Wet Braking26th34.3 M28.7 M+5.6 M83.67%
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30th: Semperit SpeedLife 2

Semperit SpeedLife 2
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking31st37.2 M34.2 M+3 M91.94%
Wet Braking30th34.7 M28.7 M+6 M82.71%
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31st: BFGoodrich gGrip

BFGoodrich gGrip
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking24th36.5 M34.2 M+2.3 M93.7%
Wet Braking35th36 M28.7 M+7.3 M79.72%
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32nd: Gislaved Ultra Speed

Gislaved Ultra Speed
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking40th38.2 M34.2 M+4 M89.53%
Wet Braking26th34.3 M28.7 M+5.6 M83.67%
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35th: Dayton Touring 2

Dayton Touring 2
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking26th37 M34.2 M+2.8 M92.43%
Wet Braking36th36.1 M28.7 M+7.4 M79.5%
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36th: Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3

Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th37.9 M34.2 M+3.7 M90.24%
Wet Braking32nd35.2 M28.7 M+6.5 M81.53%
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37th: Barum Bravuris 3

Barum Bravuris 3
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking41st38.7 M34.2 M+4.5 M88.37%
Wet Braking29th34.5 M28.7 M+5.8 M83.19%
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38th: Kormoran Kormoran UHP

Kormoran Kormoran UHP
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking18th36.2 M34.2 M+2 M94.48%
Wet Braking39th37.1 M28.7 M+8.4 M77.36%
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39th: Nankang Sportnex AS2+

Nankang Sportnex AS2 Plus
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking36th37.6 M34.2 M+3.4 M90.96%
Wet Braking34th35.9 M28.7 M+7.2 M79.94%
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40th: Tigar Tigar UHP

Tigar Tigar UHP
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking20th36.3 M34.2 M+2.1 M94.21%
Wet Braking41st37.4 M28.7 M+8.7 M76.74%
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41st: Imperial Ecosport 2

Imperial Ecosport 2
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th37.1 M34.2 M+2.9 M92.18%
Wet Braking40th37.2 M28.7 M+8.5 M77.15%
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44th: Laufenn S fit EQ

Laufenn S fit EQ
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking35th37.5 M34.2 M+3.3 M91.2%
Wet Braking42nd37.5 M28.7 M+8.8 M76.53%
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45th: Zeetex HP2000 vfm

Zeetex HP2000 vfm
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking41st38.7 M34.2 M+4.5 M88.37%
Wet Braking37th36.4 M28.7 M+7.7 M78.85%
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46th: Viking ProTech HP

Viking ProTech HP
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking43rd38.9 M34.2 M+4.7 M87.92%
Wet Braking38th36.5 M28.7 M+7.8 M78.63%
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48th: Sailun Atrezzo ZSR

Sailun Atrezzo ZSR
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th37.9 M34.2 M+3.7 M90.24%
Wet Braking44th38.2 M28.7 M+9.5 M75.13%
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51st: Tyfoon Successor 5

Tyfoon Successor 5
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking45th39.1 M34.2 M+4.9 M87.47%
Wet Braking43rd37.6 M28.7 M+8.9 M76.33%
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53rd: Star Performer TNG UHP1

Star-Performer TNG UHP1
  • 225/45 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking44th39 M34.2 M+4.8 M87.69%
Wet Braking45th39.4 M28.7 M+10.7 M72.84%
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