2022 Auto Express SUV Tire Test

Test Summary
Best tire for dry roadsBridgestone Turanza T005
Best tire for wet roadsMaxxis Victra Sport VS5 SUV
The best tire overallBridgestone Turanza T005
The lowest fuel useBridgestone Turanza T005
The quietest tireGoodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV
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Results

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1st: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 235/55 R18
  1. Total: 878.5
  2. Dry: 200
  3. Wet: 379.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 100
  5. Noise: 98.9
  6. Overall: 100
The T005 has the lowest rolling resistance, best overall in the dry, very good in the wet. Not the sharpest on the handling track, needing more steering.

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2nd: Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3

Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3
  • 235/55 R18
  1. Total: 852.1
  2. Dry: 191.8
  3. Wet: 379
  4. Rolling Resistance: 84.1
  5. Noise: 97.9
  6. Overall: 99.3
The S1 Evo 3 in SUV size is a very good all round tire, best in the wet, very good in the dry, and good handling. The negative is high rolling resistance.

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3rd: Continental Premium Contact 6

Continental Premium Contact 6
  • 235/55 R18
  1. Total: 855.3
  2. Dry: 199.5
  3. Wet: 367.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 90.7
  5. Noise: 99.2
  6. Overall: 98.3
The PremiumContact 6 had its usual sharp handling with good braking performance. Average aquaplaning.

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4th: Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV

Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV
  • 235/55 R18
  1. Total: 867.5
  2. Dry: 191.5
  3. Wet: 382.2
  4. Rolling Resistance: 95.8
  5. Noise: 100
  6. Overall: 98
The EfficientGrip 2 SUV is best in aquaplaning, very quiet, low rolling resistance, but limited traction in the wet.

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5th: Michelin Primacy 4+

Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
  • 235/55 R18
  1. Total: 827.2
  2. Dry: 192.3
  3. Wet: 343.6
  4. Rolling Resistance: 95.2
  5. Noise: 98.6
  6. Overall: 97.5
The new Primacy 4+ has good braking and low rolling resistance but average dry and wet handling.

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6th: Maxxis Victra Sport VS5 SUV

Maxxis Victra Sport VS5 SUV
  • 235/55 R18
  1. Total: 845.9
  2. Dry: 190.5
  3. Wet: 382.4
  4. Rolling Resistance: 76.7
  5. Noise: 99.3
  6. Overall: 97
The Victra Sport 5 SUV was best in aquaplaning and good in wet and dry handling, but average in wet and dry braking.

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7th: Gripmax Stature HT

Gripmax Stature HT
  • 235/55 R18
  1. Total: 728.5
  2. Dry: 183.2
  3. Wet: 271.8
  4. Rolling Resistance: 87.4
  5. Noise: 99.4
  6. Overall: 86.7
The budget Stature H/T had extremely long wet and dry braking and very poor grip in wet handling.

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