2024 Summer Tire Market Overview

One again Auto Bild prove that they're one of the best in the game, this year testing 55 different summer tires in a wet and dry braking test to find the best twenty summer tires to take through to their full test!

This year they've tested the most popular size on the market, 205/55 R16 which comes fitted to a huge amount of vehicles, including the ever popular VW Golf.

It's no surprise that the new Continental PremiumContact 7 was the best in both wet and dry braking, perhaps more of a surprise is that the Kumho Ecsta HS52 matched the Continental in the wet for second place overall!

Dry BrakingContinental PremiumContact 7: 35.4 MTriangle AdvanteX TC101: 42.1 M
Wet BrakingContinental PremiumContact 7: 25.8 MDouble-Coin DC99: 42.4 M

Vredestein once again prove the Ultrac is a very good breaker, and the new Hankook Ventus Prime 4 will be happy with fourth overall, ahead of Michelin in fifth.

Other interesting things to note are Toyo and Falken finishing ahead of the new Bridgestone Turanza 6, and Nexen again placing well.

The full test will be published in a few weeks, which will put the top twenty tires through handling, aquaplaning, fuel use, noise and comfort and wear testing to tell you what tire can be crowned the best of the best.

Wet

Wet Braking

Dry

Dry Braking

Results

1st: Continental PremiumContact 7

Continental PremiumContact 7
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st35.4 M100%
Wet Braking1st25.8 M100%
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2nd: Kumho Ecsta HS52

Kumho Ecsta HS52
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st35.4 M100%
Wet Braking2nd26.1 M25.8 M+0.3 M98.85%
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3rd: Vredestein Ultrac

Vredestein Ultrac
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th36.1 M35.4 M+0.7 M98.06%
Wet Braking3rd26.6 M25.8 M+0.8 M96.99%
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4th: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

Hankook Ventus Prime 4
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd35.9 M35.4 M+0.5 M98.61%
Wet Braking5th27.7 M25.8 M+1.9 M93.14%
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5th: Michelin Primacy 4+

Michelin Primacy 4 Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th36.3 M35.4 M+0.9 M97.52%
Wet Braking5th27.7 M25.8 M+1.9 M93.14%
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6th: Toyo Proxes Comfort

Toyo Proxes Comfort
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th36.7 M35.4 M+1.3 M96.46%
Wet Braking4th27.5 M25.8 M+1.7 M93.82%
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7th: Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun

Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th36.5 M35.4 M+1.1 M96.99%
Wet Braking10th28 M25.8 M+2.2 M92.14%
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8th: Maxxis Premitra HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th36.2 M35.4 M+0.8 M97.79%
Wet Braking11th28.4 M25.8 M+2.6 M90.85%
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9th: Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2

Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th36.3 M35.4 M+0.9 M97.52%
Wet Braking11th28.4 M25.8 M+2.6 M90.85%
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10th: Bridgestone Turanza 6

Bridgestone Turanza 6
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th36.9 M35.4 M+1.5 M95.93%
Wet Braking9th27.9 M25.8 M+2.1 M92.47%
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11th: Nexen N Fera Primus

Nexen N Fera Primus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th37.2 M35.4 M+1.8 M95.16%
Wet Braking5th27.7 M25.8 M+1.9 M93.14%
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12th: Firestone RoadHawk

Firestone RoadHawk
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th36.6 M35.4 M+1.2 M96.72%
Wet Braking13th28.7 M25.8 M+2.9 M89.9%
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13th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th36.4 M35.4 M+1 M97.25%
Wet Braking17th29.2 M25.8 M+3.4 M88.36%
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14th: Uniroyal RainSport 5

Uniroyal RainSport 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking25th37.9 M35.4 M+2.5 M93.4%
Wet Braking5th27.7 M25.8 M+1.9 M93.14%
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15th: Kleber Dynaxer HP4

Kleber Dynaxer HP4
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th37.4 M35.4 M+2 M94.65%
Wet Braking14th28.8 M25.8 M+3 M89.58%
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16th: Fulda EcoControl HP2

Fulda EcoControl HP2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th36.8 M35.4 M+1.4 M96.2%
Wet Braking19th29.5 M25.8 M+3.7 M87.46%
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17th: Giti GitiSynergyH2

Giti GitiSynergyH2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th36.6 M35.4 M+1.2 M96.72%
Wet Braking20th29.8 M25.8 M+4 M86.58%
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18th: BFGoodrich Advantage

BFGoodrich Advantage
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th37.4 M35.4 M+2 M94.65%
Wet Braking16th29.1 M25.8 M+3.3 M88.66%
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19th: GT Radial FE2

GT-Radial FE2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th37.4 M35.4 M+2 M94.65%
Wet Braking18th29.3 M25.8 M+3.5 M88.05%
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20th: Dunlop Sport BluResponse

Dunlop Sport BluResponse
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th36.9 M35.4 M+1.5 M95.93%
Wet Braking21st30 M25.8 M+4.2 M86%
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21st: Sava Intensa HP2

Sava Intensa HP2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th37.2 M35.4 M+1.8 M95.16%
Wet Braking21st30 M25.8 M+4.2 M86%
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22nd: Debica Presto HP 2

Debica Presto HP 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th37.4 M35.4 M+2 M94.65%
Wet Braking23rd30.2 M25.8 M+4.4 M85.43%
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23rd: Semperit Speed Life 3

Semperit Speed Life 3
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking35th39 M35.4 M+3.6 M90.77%
Wet Braking14th28.8 M25.8 M+3 M89.58%
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24th: Goodride Z 107 ZuperEco

Goodride Z 107 ZuperEco
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking23rd37.6 M35.4 M+2.2 M94.15%
Wet Braking24th30.5 M25.8 M+4.7 M84.59%
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25th: Apollo Aspire 4G+

Apollo Aspire 4G Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking23rd37.6 M35.4 M+2.2 M94.15%
Wet Braking25th30.7 M25.8 M+4.9 M84.04%
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26th: Kenda Kenetica Pro KR210

Kenda Kenetica Pro KR210
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking29th38.6 M35.4 M+3.2 M91.71%
Wet Braking26th31.2 M25.8 M+5.4 M82.69%
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27th: Westlake Z 107

Westlake  Z 107
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking29th38.6 M35.4 M+3.2 M91.71%
Wet Braking28th31.5 M25.8 M+5.7 M81.9%
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28th: Petlas Imperium PT515

Petlas Imperium PT515
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking35th39 M35.4 M+3.6 M90.77%
Wet Braking27th31.4 M25.8 M+5.6 M82.17%
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29th: Minerva Radial 209

Minerva Radial 209
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking41st39.3 M35.4 M+3.9 M90.08%
Wet Braking29th31.6 M25.8 M+5.8 M81.65%
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30th: Leao Nova Force HP

Leao Nova Force HP
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking26th38 M35.4 M+2.6 M93.16%
Wet Braking36th33.1 M25.8 M+7.3 M77.95%
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31st: Tristar Ecopower4

Tristar Ecopower4
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking43rd39.5 M35.4 M+4.1 M89.62%
Wet Braking30th32.1 M25.8 M+6.3 M80.37%
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32nd: Tracmax X Privilo TX1

Tracmax X Privilo TX1
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th39.2 M35.4 M+3.8 M90.31%
Wet Braking31st32.5 M25.8 M+6.7 M79.38%
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33rd: Cooper Zeon CS8

Cooper Zeon CS8
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking34th38.9 M35.4 M+3.5 M91%
Wet Braking35th33 M25.8 M+7.2 M78.18%
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34th: Tomket Sport Series 1

Tomket Sport Series 1
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking29th38.6 M35.4 M+3.2 M91.71%
Wet Braking40th33.3 M25.8 M+7.5 M77.48%
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35th: Linglong Comfort Master

Linglong Comfort Master
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking29th38.6 M35.4 M+3.2 M91.71%
Wet Braking43rd33.5 M25.8 M+7.7 M77.01%
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36th: Ovation Ecovision VI 682

Ovation Ecovision VI 682
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking46th39.6 M35.4 M+4.2 M89.39%
Wet Braking31st32.5 M25.8 M+6.7 M79.38%
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37th: Sumitomo BC100

Sumitomo BC100
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th39.2 M35.4 M+3.8 M90.31%
Wet Braking38th33.2 M25.8 M+7.4 M77.71%
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38th: Imperial Ecodriver 5

Imperial Ecodriver 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking49th40.1 M35.4 M+4.7 M88.28%
Wet Braking33rd32.6 M25.8 M+6.8 M79.14%
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39th: Tourador X Wonder TH1

Tourador X Wonder TH1
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking43rd39.5 M35.4 M+4.1 M89.62%
Wet Braking38th33.2 M25.8 M+7.4 M77.71%
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40th: Zeta Alventi

Zeta Alventi
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking46th39.6 M35.4 M+4.2 M89.39%
Wet Braking36th33.1 M25.8 M+7.3 M77.95%
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41st: Tigar High Performance

Tigar High Performance
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking27th38.3 M35.4 M+2.9 M92.43%
Wet Braking45th34.5 M25.8 M+8.7 M74.78%
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42nd: Milestone Green Sport

Milestone Green Sport
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking38th39.2 M35.4 M+3.8 M90.31%
Wet Braking44th33.7 M25.8 M+7.9 M76.56%
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43rd: Matador Hectorra 5

Matador Hectorra 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking49th40.1 M35.4 M+4.7 M88.28%
Wet Braking34th32.9 M25.8 M+7.1 M78.42%
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44th: Firemax FM601

Firemax FM601
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking28th38.4 M35.4 M+3 M92.19%
Wet Braking48th34.9 M25.8 M+9.1 M73.93%
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45th: Radar RPX800

Radar RPX800
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking52nd40.2 M35.4 M+4.8 M88.06%
Wet Braking40th33.3 M25.8 M+7.5 M77.48%
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46th: Ceat SecuraDrive

Ceat SecuraDrive
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking53rd40.6 M35.4 M+5.2 M87.19%
Wet Braking40th33.3 M25.8 M+7.5 M77.48%
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47th: Fortuna Ecoplus HP

Fortuna Ecoplus HP
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking37th39.1 M35.4 M+3.7 M90.54%
Wet Braking48th34.9 M25.8 M+9.1 M73.93%
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48th: Lassa DriveWays

Lassa DriveWays
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking43rd39.5 M35.4 M+4.1 M89.62%
Wet Braking46th34.7 M25.8 M+8.9 M74.35%
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49th: Atlas Green HP

Atlas Green HP
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking41st39.3 M35.4 M+3.9 M90.08%
Wet Braking50th35.1 M25.8 M+9.3 M73.5%
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50th: Superia Ecoblue HP

Superia Ecoblue HP
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking48th39.7 M35.4 M+4.3 M89.17%
Wet Braking46th34.7 M25.8 M+8.9 M74.35%
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51st: Nordexx NS9000

Nordexx NS9000
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking33rd38.8 M35.4 M+3.4 M91.24%
Wet Braking52nd36.1 M25.8 M+10.3 M71.47%
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52nd: Berlin Tires Summer HB 1

Berlin-Tires Summer HB 1
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking54th41.1 M35.4 M+5.7 M86.13%
Wet Braking51st35.6 M25.8 M+9.8 M72.47%
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53rd: Arivo Premio Arzero

Arivo Premio Arzero
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking49th40.1 M35.4 M+4.7 M88.28%
Wet Braking53rd38 M25.8 M+12.2 M67.89%
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54th: Double Coin DC99

Double-Coin DC99
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th36.9 M35.4 M+1.5 M95.93%
Wet Braking55th42.4 M25.8 M+16.6 M60.85%
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55th: Triangle AdvanteX TC101

Triangle AdvanteX TC101
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking55th42.1 M35.4 M+6.7 M84.09%
Wet Braking54th39.7 M25.8 M+13.9 M64.99%
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