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Summer tyre test 215/55 R17 - ADAC 2024

The ADAC summer tire test for 2024 has rigorously evaluated 16 contemporary models of the 215/55 R17 size, targeting small SUVs and lower-middle-class vehicles. This detailed examination has led to a generally positive overall verdict, although some tires exhibited minor weaknesses, warranting a closer inspection of individual scores. Also, the new methodology focuses more on ecology and sustainability.

read more about this test: ADAC 2024 summer tire test: Top picks for small SUVs with a new focus on sustainability
Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Enviromental impact
Driving safety
Summary
Price
1. Continental PremiumContact 7
Good
2,6
1,7
    £142
    94 V + 1
    2. Michelin Primacy 4+
    Good
    1,7
    2,2
      £140
      94 W + 1
      3. Kumho Ecsta HS52
      Good
      2,8
      2,1
        £117
        98 W + 1
        4. Debica Presto UHP 2
        Satisfactory
        2,6
        2,6
          £118
          98 W + 1
          5. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
          Satisfactory
          2,6
          2,6
            £145
            94 Y + 1
            6. Bridgestone Turanza 6
            Satisfactory
            2,2
            2,8
              £129
              98 W
              7. Fulda SportControl 2
              Satisfactory
              2,7
              2,6
                £151
                98 Y + 1
                8. Hankook Ventus Prime 4
                Satisfactory
                2,1
                2,9
                  £115
                  94 + 1
                  9. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
                  Satisfactory
                  1,6
                  3,2
                    £178
                    94 W + 1
                    10. Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun
                    Satisfactory
                    3,0
                    2,7
                      £100
                      94 V + 1
                      11. Nexen N Fera Primus
                      Satisfactory
                      2,7
                      3,1
                        £100
                        94 V
                        12. Goodride Solmax 11
                        Satisfactory
                        3,1
                        3,0
                          13. Sailun Atrezzo ZSR 2
                          Satisfactory
                          2,9
                          3,1
                            14. Semperit Speed-Life 3
                            Satisfactory
                            2,0
                            3,5
                              £103
                              94 V + 1
                              15. Linglong Sport Master 2
                              Satisfactory
                              2,9
                              3,5
                                16. Vredestein ULTRAC
                                Sufficient
                                3,83
                                2,3
                                  £103
                                  94 W + 1
                                  #Name - Rating Enviromental impact Driving safety Price
                                  Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2024 215/55 R17 test performed by ADAC on a VW T-Roc in 2024. This test was performed in 215/55 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (215). Continental PremiumContact 7 is the best of 16 tested tyres according to tested properties (Enviromental impact, Driving safety, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Primacy 4+, Kumho Ecsta HS52, Debica Presto UHP 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian Wetproof, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance, Fulda Ecocontrol Hp2 .

                                  Same size tyres not featured in the test

                                  Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
                                  #NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
                                  1. Michelin Pilot Sport 4
                                  93% Premium
                                  2. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
                                  92% Premium £138 94 V
                                  3. Bridgestone Turanza T005
                                  89% Premium £153 94 W + 5
                                  4. Michelin Primacy 4
                                  89% Premium £142 94 V + 6
                                  5. Continental PremiumContact 6
                                  87% Premium £119 94 V
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                                  6. Nokian Wetproof
                                  83% Upper-middle
                                  7. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
                                  79% Premium £135 94 V + 7
                                  8. Fulda Ecocontrol Hp2
                                  79% Lowcost £121 94 V
                                  9. Goodyear EFFICIENTGRIP PERFORMANCE
                                  79% Premium
                                  10. Maxxis Premitra HP5
                                  78% Lowcost £83 98 W
                                  11. Pirelli Cinturato P7
                                  78% Premium £102 94 W + 4
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                                  12. Kumho Ecsta PS71
                                  77% Upper-middle £114 94 W + 1
                                  13. BFGoodrich Advantage
                                  76% Upper-middle £129 94 V + 2
                                  14. Sava Intensa UHP 2
                                  73% Lowcost £107 98 W + 1
                                  15. Toyo Proxes Comfort
                                  72% Upper-middle £103 98
                                  16. Uniroyal RainSport 5
                                  72% Upper-middle £115 94 V + 2
                                  17. Firestone Roadhawk
                                  72% Upper-middle £108 94 W + 1
                                  15
                                  18. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
                                  72% Premium £103 94 V + 5
                                  19. Nokian Powerproof
                                  71% Upper-middle £120 98 W
                                  20. Michelin e.Primacy
                                  66% Premium £143 94 W + 2
                                  21. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
                                  65% Lowcost
                                  22. Continental PremiumContact 5
                                  63% Premium £141 94 W + 3
                                  23. Continental Ecocontact 6
                                  63% Premium £145 94 V + 6
                                  7
                                  24. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
                                  62% Premium
                                  25. Cooper Zeon CS8
                                  56% Upper-middle £100 0 W + 3
                                  26. Michelin Primacy 3
                                  54% Premium £135 94 V + 6
                                  27. Giti Premium H1
                                  51% Lowcost
                                  28. Uniroyal RainSport 3
                                  51% Upper-middle
                                  29. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
                                  50% Premium £131 94 V + 3
                                  33
                                  30. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
                                  48% Premium
                                  31. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
                                  46% Upper-middle £141 94 W
                                  32. Kumho Ecsta HS51
                                  45% Upper-middle £101 94 W + 1
                                  33. Semperit Speed-Life 2
                                  45% Lowcost
                                  34. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
                                  41% Upper-middle
                                  35. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
                                  41% Lowcost £88 94 V + 2
                                  43
                                  36. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
                                  38% Lowcost
                                  37. Nokian zLine
                                  37% Upper-middle
                                  38. Nokian Line
                                  35% Upper-middle
                                  39. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
                                  35% Upper-middle £112 94 W + 1
                                  40. Bridgestone Turanza T001
                                  32% Premium £119 94 V + 1
                                  41. BFGoodrich G-Grip
                                  28% Upper-middle
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                                  42. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
                                  22% Lowcost
                                  43. Debica Presto UHP
                                  22% Lowcost
                                  44. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
                                  22% Premium
                                  45. Dunlop SP Sport Fastresponse
                                  5% Premium £116 94 W
                                  #NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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