2022 Summer Tire Market Overview

Without fail, each year German publication Auto Bild provides the most comprehensive overview of the summer tire market by testing a huge amount of tires ability in the dry and wet, in order to work out which twenty tires deserve to be tested in their full summer tire test.

For 2022, Auto Bild have tested 50 tires in the most popular tire size in Europe, 215/55 R17.

All 50 sets of tires have their wet and dry braking results below, with the shortest 21 (luckily for Continental) combined braking distances progressing to the full test, which will be on the website shortly.

The rather unusual tire size has created some interesting results, with Nokian taking the top spot in dry braking, and the new Kumho Ecsta HS52 and Hankook Ventus Prime 4 placing second and third.

Wet braking had the usual Bridgestone Turanza T005 at the top, with Nexen also performing well.

Other performances worth noting, the Uniroyal RainSport 5 struggled in the wet which is unusual for the "rain tire", and Goodride made it into the top 20 on merit!

Full results below

Dry

Wet

Results

1st: Bridgestone Turanza T005

Bridgestone Turanza T005
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+0.1 M99.72%
Wet Braking1st100%
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2nd: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

Hankook Ventus Prime 4
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+0.1 M99.72%
Wet Braking2nd+0.3 M98.92%
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3rd: Kumho Ecsta HS52

Kumho Ecsta HS52
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Wet Braking5th+1.1 M96.15%
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3rd: Vredestein Ultrac

Vredestein Ultrac
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+0.4 M98.89%
Wet Braking4th+0.7 M97.52%
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5th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking13th+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking3rd+0.4 M98.57%
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6th: Nokian PowerProof

Nokian PowerProof
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Wet Braking8th+1.4 M95.16%
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7th: Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking6th+0.4 M98.89%
Wet Braking7th+1.3 M95.49%
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8th: Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking8th+0.5 M98.62%
Wet Braking10th+1.8 M93.86%
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9th: Toyo Proxes Comfort

Toyo Proxes Comfort
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking5th+0.2 M99.44%
Wet Braking12th+2.1 M92.91%
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10th: Nexen N Fera Primus

Nexen N Fera Primus
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking19th+1.5 M95.97%
Wet Braking5th+1.1 M96.15%
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11th: Fulda SportControl 2

Fulda SportControl 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking13th+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking11th+1.9 M93.54%
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12th: Sava Intensa UHP 2

Sava Intensa UHP 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking8th+0.5 M98.62%
Wet Braking17th+2.4 M91.97%
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12th: Kleber Dynaxer HP4

Kleber Dynaxer HP4
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking10th+0.6 M98.35%
Wet Braking15th+2.3 M92.28%
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14th: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking21st+1.6 M95.71%
Wet Braking8th+1.4 M95.16%
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15th: Debica Presto UHP2

Debica Presto UHP2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking13th+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking15th+2.3 M92.28%
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16th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking17th+1.1 M97.01%
Wet Braking13th+2.2 M92.59%
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17th: GT Radial FE2

GT-Radial FE2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking18th+1.3 M96.49%
Wet Braking13th+2.2 M92.59%
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18th: BFGoodrich Advantage

BFGoodrich Advantage
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking10th+0.6 M98.35%
Wet Braking18th+3.5 M88.71%
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19th: Laufenn S Fit EQ+

Laufenn S Fit EQ Plus
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking13th+0.8 M97.81%
Wet Braking21st+4.4 M86.21%
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20th: Goodride SA57

Goodride SA57
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking21st+1.6 M95.71%
Wet Braking19th+3.8 M87.86%
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21st: Continental EcoContact 6

Continental EcoContact 6
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking12th+0.7 M98.08%
Wet Braking27th+5.2 M84.1%
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23rd: Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51

Yokohama BluEarth GT AE51
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking24th+2 M94.69%
Wet Braking24th+4.7 M85.4%
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24th: Tomket Sport 3 Series 3

Tomket Sport 3 Series 3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking19th+1.5 M95.97%
Wet Braking29th+5.3 M83.84%
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25th: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking35th+3.4 M91.3%
Wet Braking19th+3.8 M87.86%
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25th: Infinity Ecomax

Infinity Ecomax
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking24th+2 M94.69%
Wet Braking27th+5.2 M84.1%
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25th: Starmaxx Ultra Sport ST760

Starmaxx Ultra Sport ST760
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking23rd+1.8 M95.2%
Wet Braking31st+5.4 M83.59%
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28th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking24th+2 M94.69%
Wet Braking29th+5.3 M83.84%
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28th: Hifly HF805

Hifly HF805
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking28th+2.8 M92.73%
Wet Braking22nd+4.5 M85.94%
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30th: Tyfoon Successor 5

Tyfoon Successor 5
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking28th+2.8 M92.73%
Wet Braking23rd+4.6 M85.67%
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31st: Roadstone Eurovis Sport 04

Roadstone Eurovis Sport 04
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking30th+3 M92.25%
Wet Braking25th+5.1 M84.36%
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33rd: Delinte DH2

Delinte DH2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking35th+3.4 M91.3%
Wet Braking25th+5.1 M84.36%
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34th: Uniroyal RainSport 5

Uniroyal RainSport 5
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking27th+2.7 M92.97%
Wet Braking36th+6 M82.09%
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35th: General Altimax One S

General Altimax One S
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking37th+3.6 M90.84%
Wet Braking31st+5.4 M83.59%
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38th: Zeetex HP2000 vfm

Zeetex HP2000 vfm
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking31st+3.2 M91.77%
Wet Braking38th+6.4 M81.12%
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39th: Aplus A607

Aplus A607
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking33rd+3.3 M91.54%
Wet Braking38th+6.4 M81.12%
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41st: Semperit Speed Life 3

Semperit Speed Life 3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking42nd+4.3 M89.25%
Wet Braking33rd+5.6 M83.08%
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42nd: Tracmax X Privilo TX3

Tracmax X Privilo TX3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking31st+3.2 M91.77%
Wet Braking40th+6.8 M80.17%
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42nd: Viking Protech Newgen

Viking Protech Newgen
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking39th+4.1 M89.7%
Wet Braking35th+5.9 M82.34%
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44th: Barum Bravuris 5HM

Barum Bravuris 5HM
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking42nd+4.3 M89.25%
Wet Braking34th+5.8 M82.58%
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45th: Lassa DriveWays

Lassa DriveWays
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking33rd+3.3 M91.54%
Wet Braking41st+7.4 M78.8%
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47th: Imperial Ecosport 2

Imperial Ecosport 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking44th+4.6 M88.59%
Wet Braking37th+6.3 M81.36%
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48th: Rotalla RU01 S Pace

Rotalla RU01 S Pace
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking39th+4.1 M89.7%
Wet Braking42nd+7.6 M78.35%
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49th: Firemax FM601

Firemax FM601
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking39th+4.1 M89.7%
Wet Braking43rd+8.5 M76.39%
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50th: Atlas Sport Green 2

Atlas Sport Green 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking38th+3.8 M90.38%
Wet Braking44th+9.1 M75.14%
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