2022 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 15 Inch

Test Summary
Best tire for dry roadsPirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
Best tire for wet roadsBridgestone Turanza T005
The best tire overallGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
The lowest fuel useContinental EcoContact 6
The lowest wearGoodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
Fulda EcoControl HP2
The quietest tireFalken Sincera SN110 Ecorun
For the 2022 ADAC tire test, the German publication have tested the small 185/65 R15 tire size (this test) usually fitted to city cars and hatchback vehicles, and the crossover SUV size of 215/60 R16 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.

There are few talking points of this test. The ultra low rolling resistance Continental EcoContact 6 scoring surprisingly well in wear and the wet, other than aquaplaning resistance which downgraded its overall position, and Giti scoring a well deserved sixth place overall with the Synergy H2.

Goodyear won the test with another well rounded performance for the EfficientGrip Performance 2, which also won the Tire Reviews 16" test. ADAC also test wear, which Tire Reviews didn't have the chance to, and thankfully the EfficientGrip Performance 2 was one of the best in test.

Bridgestone again scored well with the T005, however it came with the warning that the tread life wasn't up to the best in the test, and Michelin rounded out the top 3 with another excellent performance for the Primacy 4.

Results

1st: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 46.6
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 8
Excellent wear, very good, especially in the wet, good on dry roads.
None mentioned.
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 performs well on both dry and wet surfaces. However, it secures first place in the ranking with its very good wear properties. All in all, the Goodyear offers the roundest overall package in the field and is clearly highly recommended.

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2nd: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 45.4
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 8.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 5.4
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7.8
Top marks in the wet, very good in the dry, relatively low fuel use.
Slightly higher noise levels, average wear.
The Bridgestone Turanza T005 shines with good performance on both dry and wet roads. In the wear test, it just barely gets a good rating. Overall, the tire is classified as particularly recommendable.

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3rd: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 46.2
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 7.8
Very balanced, particularly good in the dry, low wear.
None mentioned.
The Michelin Primacy 4 shines with good results both in the driving maneuvers on dry and wet roads and in the wear test, which is why it is classified as particularly recommendable.

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4th: Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 44
  2. Dry: 8.8
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7.4
Very balanced and top marks in the dry, good in the wet.
The Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde achieves the best result on dry roads, and is clearly rated good in the wet and still good in terms of wear. All in all, the tire is clearly highly recommended.

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5th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 42.4
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7
Good on dry roads and good aquaplaning resistance.
Slight weakness in wet braking.
The Dunlop Sport BluResponse shows good performance in the dry and can still record a good result in the wet as well as in wear. In the sum of all its properties, the tire is classified as particularly recommendable.

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6th: Giti GitiSynergyH2

Giti GitiSynergyH2
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 41.4
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 7
Good in the wet.
Slightly weak driving precision in the dry.
The Giti GitiSynergy H2 offers a successful overall package. It secures good ratings in all main criteria and is particularly recommendable.

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7th: Laufenn G Fit EQ+

Laufenn G Fit EQ Plus
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 42.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 6.8
Good in the dry, relatively low fuel consumption.
Slightly weak in wet handling
The Laufenn G FIT EQ+ gets good ratings on dry roads and in the wear test. On a wet road, however, it just missed out on a good result - the satisfactory rating has an impact on the overall rating. The tire is therefore recommended.

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8th: Continental EcoContact 6

Continental EcoContact 6
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 44.6
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 9.6
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 9
  7. Overall: 6.4
Lowest rolling resistance, low wear.
Relatively low aquaplaning resistance.
The Continental EcoContact 6 performs exceptionally well in terms of fuel consumption and also gets a very good rating in terms of wear. While it can still secure a good rating on dry roads, it does not get more than a satisfactory rating in the wet due to its weaknesses in aquaplaning behavior. In the sum of its properties, the tire is recommended.

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9th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 40.2
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  5. Noise: 4.6
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 6.4
Good in the dry, low wear.
Weakness in wet handling, loudest tire on test.
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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10th: BFGoodrich Advantage

BFGoodrich Advantage
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 6
Relatively low fuel consumption.
Weakness in the dry and wet.
Overall, the BFGoodrich Advantage does not go beyond a satisfactory rating. It shows weaknesses on both dry and wet roads. In terms of wear, it can still secure a good rating, but overall the tire is rated as recommendable.

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11th: Falken Sincera SN110 Ecorun

Falken Sincera SN110 Ecorun
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 42.2
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  5. Noise: 6.6
  6. Wear: 6
  7. Overall: 6
Good in the dry and low fuel consumption, quietest tire on test.
Slight weakness in the wet, increased wear.
The Falken Sincera SN110 ECORUN impresses on dry roads. In the wet and with wear and tear, however, it does not get more than a satisfactory rating, which ultimately leads to the downgrading of the overall rating. The tire is therefore classified as recommendable.

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12th: Semperit Speed Life 3

Semperit Speed Life 3
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 41.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 6.2
  6. Wear: 8
  7. Overall: 6
Good in the dry, relatively low fuel consumption and wear.
Weakness in the wet.
The Semperit Speed-Life 3 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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13th: Vredestein Ultrac

Vredestein Ultrac
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 41.2
  2. Dry: 8.4
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 6
  7. Overall: 6
Very good in the dry and wet.
Very high wear and highest fuel consumption on test.
The Vredestein Ultrac gets good ratings for safety-related driving maneuvers on both dry and wet roads. In terms of wear and tear, however, it cannot convince in this dimension. The satisfactory performance in the wear test leads to a devaluation of the overall grade. The tire is therefore recommended.

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14th: Fulda EcoControl HP2

Fulda EcoControl HP2
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 41.4
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  5. Noise: 5.6
  6. Wear: 10
  7. Overall: 5.8
Lowest wear on test.
Weak in the dry and wet.
The Fulda EcoControl HP 2 shines with an outstanding mileage in the wear test. However, since it shows slight weaknesses on both dry and wet roads and does not get more than a satisfactory rating in these criteria.

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15th: Cooper CS7

Cooper CS7
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 37
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  5. Noise: 6
  6. Wear: 6
  7. Overall: 5.6
Relatively low fuel consumption.
Weak in the dry and wet, increased wear.
Overall, the Cooper CS7 does not get more than a satisfactory rating and is therefore recommended. On a dry road it even ends up second to last and on a wet road it is clearly rated as satisfactory. But even in the wear test, it does not get beyond a satisfactory rating.

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16th: Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3

Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3
  • 185/65 R15
  1. Total: 38.8
  2. Dry: 5.4
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 8
  5. Noise: 6.4
  6. Wear: 7
  7. Overall: 5.4
Relatively low fuel consumption.
Weak in the dry and wet.
Overall, the Matador MP47 Hectorra 3 does not get more than a satisfactory rating. On a dry road it even ends up at the end of the test field, on a wet road it just barely misses a good rating. Overall, the tire is recommended.

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