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Summer tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

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If you're looking for a guide to help you choose the best summer tyres for the upcoming season, you've come to the right place. In our comprehensive guide you'll find information based mainly on test results, but also on EU labels and user reviews. We'll look at the current tyre market from different angles - we'll cover the most recommended tyres in tests, break down the tyres tested into different segments and also dig into recently introduced tyres. Even so, this is still just a general overview of the market - if you know your tyre dimensions, you can create a more tailored overview for you, containing only the tyres available, by entering your tyre dimensions in the following section.


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Best summer tyres

#1
Summer tires
2024

Continental SportContact 7

Our favorite every-day performance tyre that delivers fast laps on dry circuits while being safe for the daily commute, having won multiple tests in wet conditions. However, if you lean more towards comfort and low rolling resistance, the PremiumContact 7 might be a better choice.

Continental SportContact 7 - Pluses

Outstanding handling on dry surfaces, combining dynamic handling, precise steering, and short braking distances. Excellent performance in wet conditions including great grip, short braking distances, and communicative steering response. Good aquaplaning resistance.

Continental SportContact 7 - Minuses

Moderate comfort, some tests report understeering on dry a dry handling test.

Achievements

7/7
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Autozeitung 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
+3
6/8
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Autobild 2024
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
+2
5/8
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
TyreReviews.com 2022
+1
4/6
Best
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2024
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2022

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
1
2024Autobild265/35 R19Exemplary
1
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
1
2023SportAuto225/40 R18Outstanding
1
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Test winner
1
2023Gute-Fahrt235/35 R19Outstanding
1
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good
1
2022Sportauto235/35 R19Outstanding
2
2022Autobild245/40 R19Exemplary
1
2022Tyre Reviews255/35 R19Test winner
#2
Summer tires
2024

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

The Asymmetric 6 is the latest addition in the Eagle F1 range, offering great compromise between every day comfort and sporty driving. While it has dynamic steering response, it’s also very good on wet and has a low rolling resistance. Definitely recommended!

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 - Pluses

Balanced performance with no significant weaknesses, great safety, enjoyable handling and short braking distances

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 - Minuses

High price, some tests report minor issues in aquaplaning and worse heat resistance when compared to predecessor

Achievements

7/10
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Ace 2023
+3
5/10
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2023
Ace 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
+1
5/10
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
Autobild 2023
Ace 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
Automotorsport 2022
+1
4/8
Best
noise-exterior
Exterior noise
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
Ace 2023
Autobild 2022

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
1
2024Autobild235/55 R19Exemplary
3
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Highly recommended
2
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
1
2023Autobild225/45 R18Outstanding
1
2023ACE225/45 R18Test winner
3
2023Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Highly recommended
3
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
2
2023SportAuto225/40 R18Very good
1
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Outstanding
1
2022Autobild245/40 R19Exemplary
1
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17Test winner
#3
Summer tires
2024

Continental PremiumContact 7

Continental did it again with the PremiumContact 7. It’s an incredibly well balanced tire with just the right wet and dry grip and above average mileage. Since it’s launch in 2023 it got nothing but the best results in the tests, the only downside being it’s premium price.

Continental PremiumContact 7 - Pluses

Exceptional grip on both wet and dry surfaces, shortest braking distances, superior aquaplaning resistance.

Continental PremiumContact 7 - Minuses

Slightly higher rolling resistance, average noise reduction, high price

Achievements

12/13
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Adac 2024
Autozeitung 2024
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2024
+8
10/12
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Adac 2024
Autozeitung 2024
Autobild 2024
Automotorsport 2024
+6
9/13
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
Adac 2024
Autozeitung 2024
Automotorsport 2024
Sportauto 2024
+5
8/13
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Adac 2024
Autozeitung 2024
Autobild 2024
Automotorsport 2024
+4

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
1
2024Automotorsport235/55 R18Test winner
2
2024Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
1
2024Autozeitung225/45 R17Test winner
1
2024ACE225/45 R17Highly recommended
1
2024Vibilagare215/55 R17-
1
2024ADAC215/55 R17Good
1
2024Sport Auto215/40 R18Test winner
2
2024Autobild205/55 R16Exemplary
1
2024Autobild205/55 R16-
5
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
3
2023Autobild225/45 R18Outstanding
2
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
1
2023Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Test winner
1
2023Tyre Reviews205/55 R16Test winner
1
2023Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
#4
Summer tires
2024

Michelin Pilot Sport 5

The Pilot Sport range from Michelin is now almost legendary, with the Cup variants being the fastest road legal tyres available. But the ‚ordinary‘ Pilot Sport 5 not as spory as it’s name suggest - it’s incredibly well balanced, with the priority being low rolling resistance and high mileage over sporty handling. It’s still a Michelin tire, so higher price is to be expected.

Michelin Pilot Sport 5 - Pluses

Excellent safety margins against aquaplaning combined with short breaking distances on wet makes it a very well balanced tyre, while dynamic handling on both wet and dry makes it also very enjoyable to drive. Low rolling resistance and low noise, long tread life.

Michelin Pilot Sport 5 - Minuses

High price level, some tests mention harsh ride quality.

Achievements

3/6
Best
aquaplaning-cross
Aquaplaning - cross
Autobild 2023
Ace 2023
TyreReviews.com 2023
3/4
Best
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Sportauto 2024
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
2/6
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Sportauto 2024
Autobild 2023
2/6
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Sportauto 2024
TyreReviews.com 2023

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2024Sport Auto215/40 R18Very good
2
2023Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Highly recommended
3
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
2
2023Autobild225/45 R18Outstanding
3
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
6
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
5
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Highly recommended
1
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17Test winner
#5
Summer tires
2024
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B

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV

While the Michelin PS4 SUV was introduced back in 2019, it still offers a top-notch performance for the SUVs which is difficult for it's competitors to match.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV - Pluses

Superior driving characteristics on both wet and dry, precise steering response. Excellent safety margins in aquaplaning. Short stopping distances.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV - Minuses

Minor handling weaknesses on wet roads.

Achievements

4/4
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2020
Vibilagre 2020
4/5
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2020
Vibilagre 2020
3/5
Best
aquaplaning-cross
Aquaplaning - cross
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2023
Vibilagre 2020
3/5
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2020
Vibilagre 2020

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2024Autobild235/55 R19Exemplary
1
2023Autobild225/65 R17Exemplary
6
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good
1
2020Vibilagare225/60 R18-
1
2020Autobild255/55 R18Exemplary
#6
Summer tires
2024
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B
EU:   of  sizes has  rating
B

Bridgestone Turanza T005

The Turanza T005 was introduced in 2018, but still stands as a great tyre, offered in incredible 350 different sizes. It’s universal also in it’s properties - it’s a balanced mix of wet and dry performance with above-average rolling resistance.

Bridgestone Turanza T005 - Pluses

Excellent dry performance, commendable wet grip and handling, low rolling resistance and good fuel efficiency, high aquaplaning resistance

Bridgestone Turanza T005 - Minuses

Increased noise levels, extended wet braking, slightly higher wear rate

Achievements

9/26
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Adac 2022
Autobild 2022
Autoexpress 2022
+5
9/22
Best
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Autoklubcr 2023
Adac 2022
Autozeitung 2022
Autobild 2022
+5
7/25
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
Adac 2022
Autobild 2022
Automotorsport 2022
Vibilagre 2022
+3
6/22
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Autozeitung 2022
Autoexpress 2022
Autobild 2021
Firmenauto 2021
+2

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2024Sport Auto215/40 R18Very good
4
2023ADAC205/55 R16Good
3
2023Tyre Reviews205/55 R16Highly recommended
3
2023Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
2
2022ADAC185/65 R15Good
1
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
1
2022Autozeitung215/55 R17Highly recommended
4
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
3
2022ADAC215/60 R16Good
4
2022Promobil235/55 R17Recommended
2
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
4
2021ADAC225/50 R17Good
3
2021Autobild215/60 R17Exemplary
7
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
5
2021Autobild205/55 R16Exemplary
3
2021ADAC205/55 R16Good
3
2021Firmenauto195/55 R16Good
2
2020ADAC235/55 R17Recommended
4
2020Vibilagare225/60 R18-
2
2020Autozeitung225/50 R17Highly recommended
6
2020AutoMotorSport225/45 R18Good
1
2019ADAC185/65 R15Good
4
2019ACE205/55 R16Recommended
2
2019AutoMotorSport215/55 R17Recommended
6
2019Gute-Fahrt225/40 R18Good +
10
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
11
2019Autobild225/45 R17Good
6
2019Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
5
2019Autozeitung235/45 R18-
8
2019Autobild245/45 R18Satisfactory
7
2018Autobild195/65 R15Good
2
2018Autobild195/65 R15-
#7
Summer tires
2024
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B

Bridgestone Potenza Sport

We really like the new Potenza Sport, as it’s more sporty and dynamic than the usual tyre in this category, but still perfectly usable and safe for everyday driving, which makes it unique. It’s rolling resistance, mileage and overall comfort are also on a good level, except for a slighty higher noise.

Bridgestone Potenza Sport - Pluses

Precise steering response and direct maneuverability, exceptional handling on wet and dry with high grip levels and short braking distances

Bridgestone Potenza Sport - Minuses

High rolling resistance, above average noise, average mileage

Achievements

11/16
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2024
Autozeitung 2023
Automotorsport 2023
+7
7/9
Best
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
+3
6/14
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2023
Ace 2023
Autobild 2022
+2
6/16
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Autobild 2024
Autobild 2024
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2022
+2

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
4
2024Autobild265/35 R19Good
3
2024Autobild235/55 R19Good
1
2024Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
5
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good
3
2023Gute-Fahrt235/35 R19Good +
2
2023Autozeitung235/35 R19Test winner
4
2023ACE225/45 R18Highly recommended
6
2023SportAuto225/40 R18Very good
5
2023Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Recommended
2
2023Autobild225/40 R18Outstanding
3
2022Tyre Reviews255/35 R19Recommended
6
2022Autobild245/40 R19Good
3
2022Sportauto235/35 R19Very good
5
2022Autobild225/45 R18Good
1
2021Autobild265/35 R20Exemplary
2
2021Autobild255/35 R19Very good
4
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18-
#9
Summer tires
2024
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B

Goodyear Efficientgrip 2 SUV

Comfortable and quiet SUV tyre that is very well balanced with a lean towards durability

Goodyear Efficientgrip 2 SUV - Pluses

Excellent handling on wet and dry surfaces, short braking distances, high comfort, low noise

Goodyear Efficientgrip 2 SUV - Minuses

Higher price, less responsive steering

Achievements

4/4
Best
noise-exterior
Exterior noise
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2021
TyreReviews.com 2021
1/2
Best
ride-comfort
Comfort
Autobild 2021
1/1
Best
noise-interior
Interior noise
Autoexpress 2022
Above average
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2022

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
4
2023Autobild225/65 R17Exemplary
1
2022Autobild235/55 R18Exemplary
1
2021Autobild215/60 R17Exemplary
2
2021Tyre Reviews235/55 R18-
#10
Summer tires
2024
EU:   of  sizes has  rating
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B

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A

The SUV variant of the S1 evo3 tyre, which is a great performance tyre with no compromise for an affordable price.

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A - Pluses

Exceptionally short braking distances on wet and dry surfaces, dynamic handling with a strong steering response, excellent value for money

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A - Minuses

Only average in curve aquaplaning and stability during quick lane changes

Achievements

1/5
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Autobild 2022
1/5
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
TyreReviews.com 2021
1/5
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Autoexpress 2022
1/5
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
Autoexpress 2022

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2024Automotorsport235/55 R18Very good
6
2024Autobild235/55 R19Good
2
2022Autobild235/55 R18Exemplary
4
2021Tyre Reviews235/55 R18Recommended
#11
Summer tires
2024

Vredestein Ultrac Pro

The Ultrac Pro is very well balanced tyre for every day driving made mainly for larger wheel sizes.

Vredestein Ultrac Pro - Pluses

Very good safety margins against aquaplaning, short braking distances, quiet and comfortable

Vredestein Ultrac Pro - Minuses

Slight delay in steering response

Achievements

1/1
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2024
1/1
Best
noise-exterior
Exterior noise
Autobild 2024
Above average
wet-handling
Wet handling
Autobild 2024
Above average
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2024

Attributes breakdown

Tyre tests

RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2024Autobild265/35 R19Exemplary

New tyres for 2024

In this section we have collected the new tyres for this year - this can be useful as these tyres are yet to be tested, but are usually based on a previous model that has most likely been tested at least a few times. As these new tyres are being developed on the basis of the previous model, they will most likely be even better than their predecessor in some aspects and thus deserve your attention.
#NameRatingDimensionsPrice from
1 Continental EcoContact 7 Previous model:
Continental EcoContact 6 (53%)
/53%
2 Continental UltraContact NXT
/78%
3 Vredestein Ultrac Pro
/87%
4 Firestone Roadhawk 2
/80%
5 Nokian Hakka Blue 3
/68%
6 Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance 2 SUV
/65%
7 Hankook iON evo SUV IK01A
/71%

Summer tyre test summary 2024

2024 summer tyres tests (+2023)

In this section, we look at all the tests that have taken place this year and last year. We'll look at which tires won and which tires provide the best value, as well as what vehicle the tires were tested on.
Tyre size Organization Year Type Designation Winner Best value Tested tyres Vehicle
215/55 R17ADAC2024Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Kumho Ecsta HS5216VW T-Roc
205/55 R16Autobild2024Stopping distanceContinental PremiumContact 7Kumho Ecsta HS5255VW Golf
225/45 R17Autozeitung2024Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K1279BMW 1
235/55 R19Autobild2024SUVGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6Kumho Ecsta PS7111Audi Q5
265/35 R19Autobild2024Passenger carContinental SportContact 7Vredestein Ultrac Pro7Mercedes Benz AMG GT
225/55 R17Autobild2024Passenger carBridgestone Potenza SportHankook Ventus Prime 410Mercedes Benz V-class
235/55 R18Automotorsport2024Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV K127A8Seat Tarraco
215/40 R18Sport Auto2024Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Maxxis Victra Sport 55Hyundai i20 N
225/45 R17ACE2024Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Maxxis Victra Sport 510Opel Astra
215/55 R17Vibilagare2024Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 79
235/35 R19Gute-Fahrt2023Passenger carContinental SportContact 7Maxxis Victra Sport 57Cupra Leon
225/45 R18Autobild2023Stopping distanceHankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K12750BMW 3
205/55 R16ADAC2023Passenger carGoodYear Efficient Grip Performance 2Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun50VW Golf
205/55 R16Tyre Reviews2023Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Falken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun13VW Golf
235/35 R19Autozeitung2023Passenger carContinental SportContact 7Giti Gitisport S29Ford Focus
225/40 R18Autobild2023Passenger carContinental SportContact 7Falken Azenis FK52013Toyota Yaris GR
255/45 R20Automotorsport2023Passenger carContinental SportContact 7Michelin e.Primacy10Kia EV6
225/40 R18SportAuto2023Passenger carContinental SportContact 7Firestone Firehawk Sport11Audi S3
225/65 R17Autobild2023Passenger carMichelin Pilot Sport 4 SUVFalken ZIEX ZE310 Ecorun12Toyota RAV4
205/55 R16Autoklub ČR2023Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Uniroyal RainSport 519VW Golf
225/45 R18ACE2023Passenger carGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6Maxxis Victra Sport 510Mercedes Benz C-class
225/40 R18Tyre Reviews2023Passenger carContinental PremiumContact 7Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K1276VW Golf GTI
Tyre sizeOrganizationYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

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other summer tyres

NameSegmentRatingOriginPassenger carSUV
Bridgestone
Bridgestone
premium 88% Japan
Michelin
Michelin
premium 79% France
GoodYear
GoodYear
premium 78% USA
Continental
Continental
premium 78% Germany
Dunlop
Dunlop
premium 72% USA
GoodYear
Hankook
Hankook
premium 71% South Korea
Firestone
Firestone
upper-middle 70% USA
Pirelli
Pirelli
premium 70% Italy
Falken
Falken
upper-middle 70% Japan
Nokian
Nokian
upper-middle 66% Finland
Uniroyal
Uniroyal
upper-middle 63% USA
Michelin
Kleber
Kleber
upper-middle 62% France
Michelin
Toyo
Toyo
upper-middle 60% Japan
Kumho
Kumho
upper-middle 60% South Korea
Vredestein
Vredestein
premium 55% Holland
BFGoodrich
BFGoodrich
upper-middle 50% USA
Michelin
Yokohama
Yokohama
upper-middle 42% Japan
Cooper
Cooper
upper-middle 38% USA
Fulda
Fulda
lowcost 73% Germany
Sava
Sava
lowcost 67% Slovenia
GoodYear
Debica
Debica
lowcost 67% Poland
Maxxis
Maxxis
lowcost 67% Taiwan
Kenda
Kenda
lowcost 63% Taiwan
Nexen
Nexen
lowcost 61% South Korea
Semperit
Semperit
lowcost 59% Austria
Continental
Giti
Giti
lowcost 44% Singapore
GT
Linglong
Linglong
lowcost 44% China
Apollo
Apollo
lowcost 43% India

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