Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 tdi Tires

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Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 (74) 92% 89% 82% 86% 90% 85%
Continental WinterContact TS 870 (12) 86% 94% 73% 82% 86% 85%
Continental WinterContact TS 860 (48) 89% 92% 83% 86% 83% 86%
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 (38) 83% 85% 78% 78% 87% 84%
Michelin CrossClimate Plus (109) 87% 86% 82% 74% 87% 87%
Kumho Solus HA31 (9) 80% 79% 79% 80% 74% 83%
Michelin CrossClimate (141) 88% 85% 83% 80% 84% 89%
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 (42) 79% 87% 74% 73% 86% 86%
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (285) 84% 92% 79% 78% 64% 83%
Vredestein Quatrac 5 (37) 82% 79% 80% 82% 82% 85%
Tigar High Performance (22) 82% 72% 80% 75% 74% 80%
Dunlop Sport BluResponse (180) 88% 84% 79% 76% 61% 83%
Continental Premium Contact 5 (115) 87% 82% 76% 77% 58% 78%
Blacklion BH15 (13) 76% 65% 74% 74% 85% 84%
Continental Eco Contact 3 (54) 80% 78% 73% 68% 74% 78%
Three A P606 (47) 79% 73% 69% 69% 72% 76%
Pirelli CINTURATO P7 (179) 83% 73% 73% 75% 70% 73%
Davanti DX640 (92) 79% 71% 74% 73% 65% 78%
Barum Brillantis 2 (31) 77% 60% 68% 67% 78% 77%
Bridgestone Turanza T001 (103) 80% 70% 69% 67% 62% 72%
Kormoran Snowpro B2 (4) 45% 53% 33% 43% 63% 35%
Constancy LY966 (1) 30% 10% 10% 10% 100% 10%

Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 tdi Tire Review Highlights

Writing about the Pirelli CINTURATO P7 given 89% (205-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 50000 average miles
No comments left
tire reviewed on 2023-03-13 14:42:02
Writing about the Continental WinterContact TS 870 given 83% (205-55-16-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 12000 average miles
In the wet the car is really confident, even if temperatures drop below 0C degrees Or during snow or mud on the road surface. Dry road grip is excellent, but in high speed corners it can give you the feeling like the car losing its grip. Tested on icy snow and grip was expected from the tests and reviews.
tire reviewed on 2023-02-11 21:27:50
Writing about the Barum Brillantis 2 given 70% (195-65-15-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 40000 average miles
I had these tires fitted on my VW Golf 6 1.6 TDI and I drove on them for about 40k and the remaing trend was about 70% (they were always fitted at the rear). These tires are honest cheap tires very predictable with an average to low grip on all surfaces, the grip difference between dry and wet in barely noticeable since even on dry roads the grip level is quite low. The strong points are the good comfort level and the extreme longevity, I believe it would be possible to drive for at least 80k on these tires rotating them front and rear. I recommend these tires for careful drivers who drive lots of kilomteres per year.
tire reviewed on 2022-11-05 19:01:30
Writing about the Blacklion BH15 given 64% (195-65-15-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 40000 average miles
I had these tires on a VW Golf 6 1.6 TDI for 3 years. They are cheap honest tires with excellent wear (after 40k the front tires still had around 50% remaining tread life) and comfortable. On dry roads the grip is always there and they feel perfectly safe. On wet roads after 3 years it's a complete different story, they may lose grip in bends and under breaking. On wet roads you tend to lose confidence in these tires and you feel less secure. Probably the bad results on wet roads are caused by the compound aging badly. I would recommend these tires for extra cautious drivers who replace tires often.
tire reviewed on 2022-11-05 18:49:55
Writing about the Tigar High Performance given 83% (195-65-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 22000 average miles
Golf 6, All Season Positively surprised. Got them because of the price and shop recommendations…but afterwards I did a research and realized they are Michelin sister company. They can easily be more expensive for the quality they are offering….
tire reviewed on 2022-06-18 20:29:39
Writing about the Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 given 90% (195-65-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 average miles
After having driven pure Summer (Bridgestone Turanza ER300) and Winter (Continental WinterContact TS 850) tires I decided to try an All Season tire and wow what a surprise! The Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2 is the best tire in the wet I've ever driven! Also Comfort is much better than the summer tire and snow grip is on a similar level with the winter tire. Only in dry conditions it lacks feedback and overall grip to the summer tire. Apart from that, best of the 2 worlds! I'd expect around 25k miles / 40k km
tire reviewed on 2021-09-22 09:18:25
Writing about the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 given 89% (205-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
Excellent all round tire
tire reviewed on 2021-08-30 19:02:31
Writing about the Michelin CrossClimate Plus given 84% (195-65-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 18000 easy going miles
Fitted for 2 years now, and, after recent snow, Have experienced all conditions. For general use, excluding very progressive driving, I cannot fault these tires. At first fitting, road noise slightly higher than previous summer Conti's until bedded in. Very impressed with comfort and handling on all road surfaces. Water clearance is good, and, with present tread depth, no aquaplaning. Provide high confidence in snow - yes they will break traction, particularly on cornering, but only when pushed. But they give far greater control than summer tires in snow. On compressed snow/ice their advantages are limited however. Most impressed with wear rate. At 18k, with relaxed driving style, still have 4mm front, 5mm rear, and have just stopped front to rear. As these have directional tread they cannot be switched to alternate sides (for a diagonal switch). I have these also fitted to my Ford S-Max (15). Even more impressed with those - though being 225's gives the comfort. I will certainly be sticking with these and looking forward to the latest upgrade in compound. Having previously been a summer/winter wheel switcher every six months for about five seasons (on my old Galaxy), these really are a great compromise.
tire reviewed on 2021-02-11 09:18:44
Writing about the Pirelli CINTURATO P7 given 73% (225-45-17-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 30000 average miles
These tires have lasted me 30,000 miles at the front, on mixture of country lanes, motorways (mostly) and in the city. They do wear quite quickly compared to some tires, however they are very quiet and comfortable to drive on with good grip both in dry and wet conditions.
tire reviewed on 2020-01-18 09:41:06
Writing about the Three A P606 given 63% (225-45-17-W)
Driving on track for 30000 easy going miles
No comments left
tire reviewed on 2019-11-26 14:21:33
Writing about the Continental Premium Contact 5 given 83% (205-55-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 40000 average miles
I have fitted these wheels in my two cars, Golf VI, 1.6 TDI and BMW 320CI, compared with the previous ones, Brigestone Turanza, give me much more grip in dry and wet, they are quieter, currently have 50,000 km, no problems, in the BMW I replaced a ContiSport Contact, in this case the grip in wet is better, dry are similar, what I have noticed is that at high speeds the steering is less precise. I will repeat wheels in the Golf and in the BMW I will look for something inside Continental. My driving pattern is smooth (not slow).
tire reviewed on 2019-04-02 13:20:33
Writing about the Continental Eco Contact 3 given 79% (195-65-15-T)
Driving on a combination of roads for 50000 average miles
I had these tires as original fitted on my father's VW Golf 6 1.6 Tdi the car is from january 2012 and the tires were produced end of 2011.
the tire qualities are comfortable and silent ride and under braking they are still excellent
the tires weaknesses are the wear on the shoulders when used a little more sporty than usual.
All in all is a sincere tire made for a quiet driving style.
Now is almost time to replace them and there is very little choice on the market could buy again.
tire reviewed on 2018-10-13 20:29:33
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