|Best Dry Braking:||Continental Sport Contact 5|
|Best Subj. Dry Handling:||Continental Sport Contact 5|
|Best Wet Braking:||Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5|
|Best Subj. Wet Handling:||Continental Sport Contact 5|
|Best Wet Circle:||Falken FK510 SUV|
|Best Straight Aqua:||Pirelli CINTURATO P7|
|Best Subj. Comfort:||Pirelli CINTURATO P7|
|Best Subj. Noise:||Falken FK510 SUV|
|Best Rolling Resistance:||Nokian WetProof|
As with the 18" test in 2019, Gute Fahrt have chosen not to publish their handling data, instead grading each tires handling subjectively as "very good", "good" or "satisfying". Sadly as this doesn't really work with how the Tire Reviews database system is set up, we're representing each of the ratings as a number, with 3 being "very good", 2 "good" and 1 as "satisfying".
With this being a rather unique way of grading tires, we'll leave you to pick through the data below and make your own conclusions. Gute Fahrt always writes a good piece of text about each of the tires, so make sure you get to the bottom of the page where you can find the testers notes!
As always, any questions please feel free to ask in the comments.
Excellent in the wet, ahead of all the competition, very good dry performance, good comfort levels.
High rolling resistance.
Very good - when water appeared on the track, the goodyear dominated.
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No real weaknesses in the dry or wet handling or braking.
Average aquaplaning resistance, average comfort levels.
Very good - Continental win more tests than any other brand in Europe, and this was apparent with the excellent SportContact 5 even though it has now been replaced by the newer PremiumContact 6.
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3rd: Falken FK510 SUV
Good handling in all conditions.
High rolling resistance.
Very good - Like Hankook, Falken are moving away from the second tier brands and into the premium category.
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4th: Nokian WetProof
Very short dry braking, good in the wet, low rolling resistance.
Poor aquaplaning resistance.
Good - The winter specialist Nokian is now performing well in summer testing!
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5th: Pirelli CINTURATO P7
Acceptable handling in all conditions, high aquaplaning resistance, low rolling resistance.
Long dry braking, weak lateral stability, high noise level.
Good - A good balance of performance, but not on the level of the best in test.
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High resistance to aquaplaning, short braking distances in the wet, good handling in all conditions, low rolling resistance.
Long dry braking, weak lateral aquaplaning.
Good - A good looking tire with a good wet performance, but with some drawbacks.
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7th: Toyo Proxes CF2 SUV
Good straight aquaplaning resistance.
Relatively poor grip in the dry and wet, high rolling resistance, average comfort.
Low rolling resistance.
Poor grip in the dry and wet, average comfort.
Satisfactory - low fuel use, but at the cost of grip.