Passenger Car Summer Max Performance Tires

Below are all the reviewed passenger car summer max performance tires on Tire Reviews. Please click into each tire for further details.

Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Plus (3) 93% 93% 93% 93% 90% 80%
Vredestein Ultrac Vorti (111) 94% 84% 90% 89% 85% 85%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S * (3) 100% 87% 93% 97% 70% 83%
Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 (5) 94% 98% 76% 82% 95% 86%
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 (155) 94% 87% 88% 87% 80% 85%
Continental ExtremeContact Sport (13) 92% 83% 83% 81% 88% 87%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 (93) 95% 92% 89% 88% 74% 86%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S (130) 93% 88% 86% 87% 82% 86%
Michelin Pilot Super Sport (142) 94% 84% 89% 86% 82% 81%
Falken Azenis FK520 (19) 92% 87% 86% 88% 79% 85%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (234) 93% 90% 86% 88% 80% 81%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (406) 92% 89% 85% 85% 80% 87%
Nokian zLine (83) 91% 90% 89% 87% 76% 85%
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (237) 91% 88% 87% 85% 79% 85%
Continental SportContact 7 (46) 97% 92% 91% 91% 71% 76%
Michelin Pilot Sport 5 (50) 92% 93% 80% 79% 81% 83%
Nokian Z G2 (30) 88% 89% 86% 84% 80% 83%
Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport (47) 95% 83% 91% 93% 67% 75%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 (177) 89% 86% 82% 82% 80% 87%
Bridgestone Potenza GIII (7) 96% 83% 87% 91% 74% 66%
Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE004 (17) 88% 79% 86% 88% 76% 76%
Bridgestone Potenza Sport (88) 93% 88% 90% 92% 64% 74%
Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 (33) 89% 83% 83% 78% 72% 88%
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (307) 90% 88% 81% 84% 73% 78%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 (108) 90% 82% 82% 80% 77% 77%
Nokian Hakka Black 2 (3) 90% 95% 90% 90% 70% 65%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (89) 91% 78% 83% 87% 71% 74%
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric (141) 90% 87% 82% 78% 70% 80%
Michelin Pilot Sport (41) 92% 82% 86% 81% 73% 75%
Hankook Ventus S1 Evo Z K129 (3) 90% 83% 90% 80% 60% 77%
Nokian PowerProof (24) 87% 89% 80% 75% 67% 85%
Continental SportContact 2 SSR Run Flat (6) 90% 83% 83% 85% 70% 72%
Syron Street Race (5) 100% 80% 96% 90% 52% 56%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT (174) 88% 84% 83% 82% 60% 82%
Bridgestone Potenza s02 (18) 90% 79% 87% 87% 65% 63%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (88) 85% 78% 79% 78% 76% 81%
Bridgestone Potenza S007A (11) 83% 69% 84% 90% 75% 73%
Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (55) 89% 80% 85% 82% 63% 72%
Pirelli P ZERO ROSSO Asimmetrico (26) 87% 75% 79% 82% 73% 71%
Continental Sport Contact 6 (87) 91% 87% 82% 83% 52% 77%
Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 (41) 87% 86% 74% 71% 68% 77%
Dunlop Direzza DZ101 (8) 85% 68% 80% 79% 67% 76%
Continental Sport Contact 3 (244) 88% 80% 81% 77% 62% 74%
Hankook Ventus S1 evo (44) 81% 73% 76% 73% 75% 72%
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 (80) 84% 76% 76% 79% 67% 72%
Hankook Ventus S1 evo 3 ev (3) 87% 70% 80% 83% 70% 70%
Continental Sport Contact 5 (211) 87% 82% 79% 76% 51% 73%
Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 (157) 84% 78% 76% 73% 60% 65%
Continental ContiSportContact 5 P (107) 85% 78% 77% 76% 55% 73%
Bridgestone Potenza S007 (6) 86% 76% 85% 70% 54% 54%
Continental Sport Contact 2 (229) 85% 75% 76% 72% 61% 66%
Bridgestone Potenza S04 Pole Position (3) 90% 73% 73% 87% 40% 67%
Bridgestone Potenza S001 (158) 83% 69% 74% 74% 67% 61%
Continental Sport Contact 3 SSR Run flat (27) 83% 73% 72% 74% 71% 57%
Yokohama Advan Sport ZPS (3) 83% 73% 70% 73% 70% 57%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT (53) 85% 73% 74% 76% 64% 64%
Pirelli P Zero Runflat (41) 83% 69% 76% 74% 58% 66%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050 (57) 83% 69% 76% 69% 66% 61%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (212) 83% 69% 74% 72% 66% 59%
Pirelli PZero Nero (140) 83% 66% 71% 71% 67% 64%
Pirelli P Zero (156) 84% 69% 75% 72% 58% 64%
Bridgestone Potenza s03 (7) 86% 54% 70% 67% 71% 60%
Continental Sport Contact 5 SSR Runflat (29) 87% 75% 78% 75% 48% 56%
Pirelli P Zero Silver (3) 67% 67% 67% 57% 80% 77%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx (161) 79% 69% 69% 67% 63% 64%
Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD2 (8) 75% 68% 70% 64% 66% 63%
Pirelli PZero Rosso (109) 81% 66% 70% 68% 59% 62%
Falken FK453 (30) 77% 70% 63% 60% 60% 69%
Bridgestone Potenza S02A (5) 75% 65% 70% 65% 63% 63%
Nokian Hakka Black (4) 80% 83% 58% 63% 70% 53%
Dunlop SP Sport 9000 (60) 75% 64% 64% 61% 65% 62%
Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT (60) 73% 59% 67% 66% 73% 49%
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx ROF (10) 79% 69% 66% 59% 44% 65%
Yokohama ADVAN Sport (35) 76% 66% 64% 65% 47% 50%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run Flat (143) 72% 54% 55% 48% 55% 32%

Passenger Car Summer Max Performance Tires with no reviews

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position, Bridgestone Potenza S01, Bridgestone Potenza S01R, Continental Sport Contact M3, Cooper Zeon RS3 S, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 060+, Falken Azenis RS820, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar, Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar 3, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 N, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP, Michelin Pilot Sport S 5, Michelin Pilot Super Sport Zero Pressure, Nokian Powerproof 1, Pirelli P Zero Direzionale, Pirelli P Zero Rosso Direzionale

Passenger Car Summer Max Performance Tires Tire Review Highlights

Michelin Pilot Sport 5 rated 73% while driving a Mercedes Benz E Class Estate
Driving on a combination of roads for 7000 average miles
I've had PS5s on the front on my 2016 S212 E-Class for around a year (7-10k ish) and they've been excellent so far, performance of all kinds is great. I've noticed in the last month or so the tires are starting to step on the inner tread blocks or go out of shape so they now sound like a pair of faulty wheel bearings. I am a technician at a Mercedes dealer & use our aligner to regularly check my geometry which is always fine, shocks and bushings, etc are all ok so I'm forced to conclude its the tires themselves. I'll be hanging on to them as long as I can tolerate the noise but I suspect i'll have had enough before theyre worn out (they currently have around 4-5mm remaining). Oddly my 120,000 mile Seat Exeo with the same tires doesn't have this problem!
tire reviewed on 2024-02-15 23:26:53
Bridgestone Potenza Sport rated 90% while driving a Audi A3
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
I tried Uhp-Max performance tires from all the premium brands. Michelin's strong point is durability and comfort, Dunlop and Goodyear good balance, Continental's driving on wet surfaces. The strong point of these Bridgestones is certainly the grip, stability and driving precision on dry surfaces. On dry surfaces they instil record-breaking safety. The steering is pleasantly direct and requires no corrections.
When it comes to road holding, they never seem to give up.
Even in the wet they are very good, but let's face it, the wet is a condition where few drivers push hard, and today many silica compounds from many tire brands prove to be amply sufficient for almost everyone.
Obviously if you are looking for comfort, silence and low fuel consumption, you can find them in excellent touring tires from many brands,
but we're talking about performance here, so I have nothing else to add.
tire reviewed on 2024-02-15 20:43:21
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rated 90% while driving a BMW 330ci
Driving on a combination of roads for 40000 spirited miles
I had these on my car for 6 years before they started cracking to the point of the tires losing air. There was still a lot of tread left, but they had to be replaced for safety reasons. The grip was very good in both wet and dry, and they are surprisingly comfortable for what they are, max performance tires. They're not as grippy as the pilot sport 4s or super sport, which is to be expected, but for strictly street driving, they're hard to fault. I have had various toyo proxes, hankook s1 evo, bridgestone RE040, RE050, goodyear eagle F1, and none of them comes close to the ps4, at least to me. None of them lasted as long, and the michelin ps4 was just better overall.
tire reviewed on 2024-02-15 07:15:33
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rated 84% while driving a Honda Civic Type R
Driving on mostly town for 8000 spirited miles
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tire reviewed on 2024-02-12 11:11:28
Bridgestone Potenza Sport rated 69% while driving a Audi A3 Sportback
Driving on a combination of roads for 22000 spirited miles
Before the Potenza, I had two set of Dunlop Sport Maxx, RT as OEM tire and then RT2, both great great tires, the perfect blend of sportiness and endurance, with only wet grip as weaker point. I decided yo give a chance to Bridgestone.
I've made already 35k km (22k miles) on them. The tires are quite worn, I think I could put another 5-6 k km before change.
I'll split the review into two main sections, NEW tire and WORN tire because the feedback has changed during quite two years of ownership.

NEW tire. Coming from Dunlop, the first thing I've noticed was a slightly better initial turn-in, not a huge difference however. The feedback at the steering wheel is more or less the same. But with Bridgestone the car feels more nervous; if you push hard on a curvy road you can feel the rear weaving too much. I think that's because the overall balance for the tires is front-oriented. And, for me, this is not confident inspiring.
As for the grip, on summer's hot tarmacs the dry grip was not so good. The tires feels "soapy" and too much sensitive on inflate pressure. At the OEM pressure, the tires offered very poor dry grip; reducing it of 0.2-0.3 bar, the overall feeling improved a little, but with an increase in fuel consumption. Bridgestone doesn't like hot temperatures and they need to work with low pressure. Copy-paste with Battlax S22 OEM tires I found on my bike.

WORN tire. Ageing seems to be great for Bridgestone. But I think that it's not wizardry, but just wear who has improved the tire surface in contact. With quite 40k kms and two years old, now the car is less nervous, it feels more planted. Dry grip is improved and the pressure-sensibility is reduced. Only cabin noise is getting worse, but it's directly related to wear (less rubber = noise increment).

As for wet grip, in this scenario the Potenza are phenomenal. Even now that there're worn, they've loosed nothing about grip, feedback, precision and safety. They are really a wet UHP tire!

Will I buy them again? Balancing dry and wet grip, fuel consumption (increased), road feedback, feeling, and wear the answer is NO. They are good tires, but I think that there's something better on the market. The think I really disliked was the road behaviour on dry surfaces, too nervous from new. For me there’re not a sporty tire; struggling at the wheel could be funny for someone, not for me.
Next tires will be Michelin PS 5
tire reviewed on 2024-02-11 13:20:45
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 rated 77% while driving a Mazda
Driving on mostly country roads for 6000 spirited miles
Comparison Points:
Bridgestone Potenza Sport (OEM)
Falken Azenis FK510

The PS4 is a great allrounder. Having the best handling and grip in the wet from all my previous tires, it is a safe choice. The road feedback and dry handling was better on both my previously installed wheel types. The PS4 is comfortable from a damping perspective, but the tire noise is slightly higher than on both my previously used tire models. The PS4 is the best-wearing tire from the bunch - you can easily get two seasons, if not three out of one set. The downsides on the PS4 are most likely because of a slightly softer tire wall than the previously used tires. Although the PS4 is most likely the best allrounder tire, I'd prefer to get more dry road grip and better feedback from my next tires.
tire reviewed on 2024-02-09 22:01:02
Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT rated 53% while driving a BMW X1 25D Xdrive
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 easy going miles
Absolutely dreadful, collected my 20k miles BMW X1 with these things on and my god are these things LOUD and uncomfortable! ! my part exchange was a Skoda YETI and it was absolutely silent in comparison with Potenza S02s on it. I don't care how much ware there is left on them they are being swapped for anything that's quieter than these! Absolutely the WORST tire I've had in 40+ years driving!
tire reviewed on 2024-02-08 04:43:55
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 rated 80% while driving a Honda Accord Euro
Driving on a combination of roads for 34175 average miles
Had these tires for 5.5 years and 55,000 kms on a Honda Accord Euro CL9 225/45r17 wheels doing regular suburban driving and the occasional long weekend road trips interstate. Rotations, balancing and alingment were done every 10k kms. The tires started to go bald at 45000kms, with improving dry grip. For a low horsepower/low torque car the tires are very stable, good wet and dry grip - didnt slip or hydroplane, good cornering stability, decently quiet and good at absorbing road bumps and imperfections.

I would have preferred if they lasted 65000km, but I'm not fussed as they did give me 5.5years out of them.
tire reviewed on 2024-02-07 04:25:40
Michelin Pilot Sport 5 rated 91% while driving a Toyota Supra
Driving on mostly motorways for 25000 average miles
As a long time Michelin Pilot Sport user ( PSS / PS2 /PS4S ) the new PS5 is a leap forward , I mo longer do track work so stepped down to the PS5 from PS4S.

The Grip in both the Wet and Dry is excellent but the real plus is that there lasted 25k miles. and were at >3mm when i changed them.

The only downer is that they go out-of-round near the end of their life especially on the inside edge of the tire ( and yes the geometry was fine) this is also happening on the front tires as well. so much so it sounded like a wheel bearing was failing. When i rolled the wheel (off the car) on a smooth surface the wheel visibly swayed side-to-side. The higher sports on the tire appeared to be where the tire wear indicators are (3 spots on tire surface).

But this does not distract from 20k+ of fantastic grip.
tire reviewed on 2024-02-02 18:02:00
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 rated 90% while driving a Toyota Corolla
Driving on mostly country roads for 10000 average miles
Excellent tires with good grip in the wet and dry. Comfort and noise is good. Wear rate on front 1mm per 5000 miles. On rear 1mm per 10000 miles.
tire reviewed on 2024-01-30 13:34:18
Continental Sport Contact 5 rated 83% while driving a MG ZT 135 CDTi
Driving on mostly motorways for 22000 average miles
I used these for 22k miles on the front of my car in all weathers. Grip is excellent in all conditions. They were noticeably quieter than the Michelin tires they replaced too. The only fault I can find is that they wore out far short of what I would expect and see from other brands. The treadwear rating is very low.
tire reviewed on 2024-01-29 22:27:49
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 rated 90% while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 CDI Blue Eff. auto
Driving on a combination of roads for 12000 average miles
A good all round tire offering good grip in all weathers (other than snow/ice!)
tire reviewed on 2024-01-29 12:19:09
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