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Summer tyre test 225/40 R18 - SportAuto 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating Price
1. Continental SportContact 7
Outstanding £86
92 Y
2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
Very good £91
92 Y
3. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S
Very good £142
92 Y
4. Firestone Firehawk Sport
Very good £90
92 Y
5. Pirelli P ZERO PZ4
Very good £146
92 Y + 5
6. Bridgestone Potenza Sport
Very good £90
92 Y
7. Falken Azenis FK520
Good £83
92 Y
8. Kumho Ecsta PS91
Good £88
92 Y
9. Maxxis Victra Sport 5
Good £88
92 Y
10. Giti Gitisport S2
Good
11. Nexen N fera Sport
Good £84
92 Y
#Name - Rating Price
Above you can see the results of the SportAuto 2023 225/40 R18 test performed by SportAuto on a Audi S3 in 2023. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental SportContact 7 is the best of 11 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6, Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, Firestone Firehawk Sport; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Turanza T005, Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN, Fulda SportControl 2.

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 £114 92 Y + 3
2. Continental PremiumContact 6
92% Premium £98 92 W + 2
3. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
92% Premium £103 92 Y + 4
4. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
90% Premium £99 92 Y + 2
5. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £141 92 Y + 1
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6. Bridgestone Turanza T005
89% Premium £103 92 Y + 8
7. Falken ZIEX ZE310 ECORUN
85% Upper-middle £92 92 W + 1
8. Fulda SportControl 2
84% Lowcost £99 92 Y + 1
9. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
84% Premium £99 92 W
10. Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127
82% Premium £75 92 Y + 1
11. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT2
80% Premium £95 92 Y
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12. Falken Azenis FK510
79% Upper-middle £99 92 Y + 2
13. Sava Intensa UHP 2
78% Lowcost £84 92 Y + 1
14. Kumho Ecsta PS71
77% Upper-middle £83 88 Y + 2
15. Nokian Powerproof
76% Upper-middle £90 92 Y
16. Maxxis Premitra HP5
76% Lowcost £295 92 W
17. GoodYear Eagle F1 Supersport
73% Premium £119 92 Y + 5
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18. Kleber Dynaxer UHP
73% Upper-middle £81 92 W + 1
19. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72% Premium £97 92 W
20. Uniroyal RainSport 5
71% Upper-middle £71 92 Y
21. BFGoodrich Advantage
71% Upper-middle £129 92 W + 1
22. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £97 92 Y
23. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £96 92 Y + 3
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24. Toyo Proxes Comfort
69% Upper-middle £92 92
25. Continental Ecocontact 6
68% Premium £99 92 Y + 4
26. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
67% Premium £123 92 W + 1
27. Pirelli P ZERO
66% Premium £170 88 Y + 3
28. Semperit Speed-Life 3
66% Lowcost £89 92 Y
29. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £79 92
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30. Pirelli Cinturato P7
64% Premium £131 92 Y + 2
31. Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
64% Premium £125 88 Y + 2
32. Bridgestone Potenza S001
63% Premium £118 88 Y + 7
33. Debica Presto UHP2
63% Lowcost £76 92 Y + 1
34. Uniroyal RainSport 3
56% Upper-middle £102 92 W + 1
35. Toyo Proxes R888R
55% Upper-middle £768 92 Y
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36. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
55% Premium £128 88 V + 1
37. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
55% Premium £128 92 Y + 1
38. Cooper Zeon CS8
53% Upper-middle £99 0 Y + 2
39. Laufenn S Fit EQ+ LK01
52% Lowcost
40. Toyo Proxes Sport A
51% Upper-middle £113 92
41. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
51% Upper-middle £85 92 W
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42. Semperit Speed-Life 2
50% Lowcost £96 92 Y
43. Continental SportContact 5
49% Premium £112 88 Y + 9
44. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
48% Premium £72 92 Y
45. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
46% Upper-middle £93 92 Y
46. Nokian zLine
42% Upper-middle £89 92 Y
47. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £80 92 Y
9
48. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
40% Upper-middle £89 92 W
49. Michelin Pilot Super Sport
40% Premium £132 88 Y + 2
50. GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
40% Premium £119 88 Y + 1
51. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
39% Upper-middle £98 92 Y + 1
52. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost £92 92 Y
53. Bridgestone Turanza T001
37% Premium £91 92 W + 2
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54. Michelin Pilot Sport 3
36% Premium £156 92 Y + 4
55. BFGoodrich G-Grip
33% Upper-middle £120 92 Y
56. Michelin Pilot Sport CUP 2
32% Premium £206 92 Y + 1
57. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
27% Lowcost £70 92 Y
58. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
22% Premium £88 92 Y
59. Giti Sport S1
17% Lowcost
15
60. Dayton Touring 2
1% Lowcost
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