2022 ADAC 16" SUV Summer Tire Test

Test Summary
Best tire for dry roadsKumho Ecowing ES31
Best tire for wet roadsContinental Premium Contact 6
Nokian WetProof
The best tire overallContinental Premium Contact 6
Michelin Primacy 4
The lowest fuel useKormoran Road Performance
The lowest wearSava Intensa HP2
The quietest tireToyo Proxes Comfort
For the 2022 ADAC tire test, the German publication have tested a crossover SUV size of 215/60 R16 (this test) and a smaller 185/65 R15 tire size which can be read here.

Sadly, as usual there's no actual data provided behind the scores, but ADAC have graded and commented on all the tires in detail which you can read below.

The results are certainly not surprising if you follow tire testing, with Continental and Michelin tying for first place overall, and Bridgestone placing third.

Results

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1st: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 46.8
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 6.8
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 7.8
Very balanced with top marks in the wet, good in the dry.
None mentioned.
The Continental PremiumContact 6 not only gets good ratings for safety-relevant driving maneuvers on dry and wet roads, it also gets good marks in the wear test. All in all, it secures one of the two top places in the overall ranking and the rating particularly recommendable thanks to its balance.

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1st: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 48
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9.2
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 7.8
Very balanced, very good in the dry, low fuel consumption, low wear.
None mentioned.
The Michelin Primacy 4 achieved the second best result on dry roads. In the wet, it is rated just as good, but it can play its trump cards when it wears out. All in all, the tire is clearly particularly recommendable and thus gets one of the first two places in the overall ranking.

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3rd: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 46.2
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 7.6
Very balanced, good in the dry and wet, relatively low fuel consumption.
None mentioned.
The Bridgestone Turanza T005 gets good ratings for safety-related driving maneuvers on both dry and wet roads. The tire can also get a good rating in terms of wear. The tire is therefore well-balanced and receives the rating particularly recommendable.

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4th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 43.6
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7.2
Very balanced, good in the dry and wet.
None mentioned.
The Dunlop Sport BluResponse gets good ratings for safety-relevant driving maneuvers on both dry and wet roads. The tire can also get a good rating in terms of wear. The tire is therefore well-balanced and receives the rating particularly recommendable.

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5th: Toyo Proxes Comfort

Toyo Proxes Comfort
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 42.4
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7
  5. Noise: 7.2
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7
Good in the dry and wet, quietest tire on test.
Slightly higher fuel consumption.
The Toyo Tires Proxes Comfort gets a good rating in every main criterion and thus also secures a good overall grade and the rating particularly recommendable.

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6th: Nokian WetProof

Nokian WetProof
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 42.6
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 6.8
Top marks in the wet, good on dry roads.
Increased fuel consumption.
Although the Nokian Tires Wetproof gets good ratings in both dry and wet conditions as well as in terms of wear, it does not get more than a satisfactory result in terms of fuel consumption, albeit just barely. This satisfactory assessment ultimately leads to a devaluation in the overall grade. Thus, the Nokian Tires proves to be recommendable.

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7th: Debica Presto HP 2

Debica Presto HP 2
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 42.8
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 6.6
Low wear.
Weaknesses in the dry and wet.
Overall, the Debica Presto HP2 does not get more than a satisfactory rating. It shows weaknesses on both dry and wet roads. However, its wear behavior is convincing, for which it receives a very good rating. In the sum of its properties, the tire is classified as recommendable.

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8th: Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 45.4
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 6.8
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 6.6
Good in the dry, low wear.
Weakness in wet handling.
Overall, the Hankook ventus Prime 3 K125 does not get more than a satisfactory rating. Although it can still achieve a good result in the dry thanks to its braking distance, it shows slight weaknesses on wet roads. However, its wear behavior is convincing, for which it receives a very good rating. In the sum of its properties, the tire is classified as recommendable.

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9th: Kumho Ecowing ES31

Kumho Ecowing ES31
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 45.8
  2. Dry: 9
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 6.6
Top marks in the dry, low wear.
Weakness in the wet.
The Kunho Ecowing ES31 achieves the best results on dry roads in the field and also shows very good wear behavior. However, its performance in the wet is only rated as satisfactory. This leads to a devaluation of the overall rating - the tire is therefore recommended.

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10th: Kleber Dynaxer HP4

Kleber Dynaxer HP4
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 42.8
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 6.4
Good on dry roads.
Weakness in wet handling and low aquaplaning resistance.
The Kleber Dynaxer HP4 offers good performance on dry roads and good wear behavior. In the wet, however, it shows slight weaknesses that lead to the devaluation of the overall rating. Overall, the tire is rated as recommendable.

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11th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 41.6
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 6.4
Good in the dry.
Weakness in the wet, relatively noisey.
The Firestone Roadhawk offers good performance on dry roads and good wear resistance. In the wet, however, it shows slight weaknesses that lead to the devaluation of the overall rating. Overall, the tire is recommended.

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12th: Sava Intensa HP2

Sava Intensa HP2
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 43.2
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 6
Lowest wear on test, good in the dry.
Weakness in the wet.
The Sava Intensa hp 2 offers good performance on dry roads and, with the highest mileage in the test, very good wear behavior. In the wet, however, it shows weaknesses that lead to the devaluation of the overall rating. Overall, the tire is rated as recommendable.

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13th: Barum Bravuris 5HM

Barum Bravuris 5HM
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 40
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 5.8
None mentioned.
Weakness on dry and wet roads.
The Barum Bravuris 5HM shows slight weaknesses on both dry and wet roads and does not get more than a satisfactory rating in these criteria. Therefore, the tire is classified as recommendable in the sum of its properties. However, its wear behavior is clearly rated as good.

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14th: ESA Tecar Spirit Pro

ESA-Tecar Spirit Pro
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 39.2
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 5.2
None mentioned.
Weak in the wet and very weak in dry handling.
Overall, the Esa+Tecar Spirit Pro does not get more than a satisfactory rating. It shows weaknesses on both dry and wet roads and is therefore one of the recommended tires. Its wear behavior is classified as good.

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15th: Lassa Competus

Lassa Competus
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 35.2
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 6.2
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 5.2
None mentioned.
Weak in the dty, weak in the wet, high fuel consumption, loud noise.
Overall, the Lassa Competus does not go beyond a satisfactory rating. It shows weaknesses on both dry and wet roads and is therefore one of the recommended tires. Its wear behavior is classified as still good.

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16th: Semperit Speed Life 3

Semperit Speed Life 3
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 5.2
Low fuel consumption.
Weak in the dry and wet.
Overall, the Semperit Speed-Life 3 does not get more than a satisfactory rating. It shows weaknesses on both dry and wet roads and is therefore one of the recommended tires. However, its wear behavior is rated as good.

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17th: Nankang Eco 2+

Nankang Eco 2 Plus
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 36.4
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 7
  6. Wear: 6
  7. Overall: 5
Relatively low noise.
Weak in the dry and wet, highest wear on test.
The Nankang Eco-2+ just manages an overall satisfactory rating and is therefore still recommended. On a dry road he even ends up at the back of the field. It is also one of the tires with the worst performance in the field on wet roads and is therefore also rated as satisfactory in this criterion. It completes the wear test with the worst rating.

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18th: Kormoran Road Performance

Kormoran Road Performance
  • 215/60 R16
  1. Total: 37
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 4.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9.6
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 4.6
Top marks for fuel consumption.
Weak on dry roads and especially weak on wet roads.
Due to its weaknesses on dry and wet roads, the Kormoran Road Performance does not get more than a sufficient rating and thus receives the title conditionally recommendable as the last in the field. In the wear test, the tire is still rated as good.

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