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Summer tyre test 205/55 R16 - Tyre Reviews 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating Price
1. Continental PremiumContact 7
Test winner £83
91 V + 1
2. Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2
Highly recommended £91
91 V + 3
3. Bridgestone Turanza T005
Highly recommended £84
91 W + 11
4. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2
Highly recommended £84
91 Y + 4
5. Michelin Primacy 4+
Highly recommended £101
91 H + 4
6. Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun
Recommended £67
91 V + 4
7. Hankook Ventus Prime 4
Recommended £92
94 W
8. Kumho Ecsta HS52
Recommended £78
91 W
9. Vredestein Ultrac
Recommended £82
0 + 2
9. Toyo Proxes Comfort
- £54
0 + 2
11. GT Radial FE2
- £60
91 V + 3
12. Nankang Econex NA-1
- £88
0
13. DoubleCoin DC99
-
#Name - Rating Price
Above you can see the results of the Tyre Reviews 2023 205/55 R16 test performed by Tyre Reviews on a VW Golf in 2023. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental PremiumContact 7 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance, Dunlop Sport BluResponse, Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance.

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 £104 91 W + 2
2. Continental PremiumContact 6
92% Premium £89 91 V + 1
3. Michelin Primacy 4
89% Premium £99 91 H + 12
4. Nokian Wetproof
88% Upper-middle
5. Debica Presto HP2
85% Lowcost £52 91 V + 3
25
6. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance
84% Premium
7. Dunlop Sport BluResponse
84% Premium £83 91 H + 5
8. Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance
84% Premium £93 91 W + 11
9. Kleber Dynaxer HP4
78% Upper-middle £120 91 V + 9
10. Kumho Ecsta PS71
77% Upper-middle £57 91 V + 1
11. Maxxis Premitra HP5
76% Lowcost £60 91 V + 1
22
12. Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde
76% Premium £106 91 H + 1
13. Fulda EcoControl HP2
75% Lowcost £64 91 V + 3
14. Sava Intensa HP2
73% Lowcost £62 91 H + 3
15. Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125
72% Premium £97 91 V + 7
16. Michelin e.Primacy
71% Premium £89 91 V + 5
17. BFGoodrich Advantage
71% Upper-middle £77 91 H + 9
24
18. Uniroyal RainSport 5
71% Upper-middle £67 91 W + 3
19. Firestone Roadhawk
70% Upper-middle £64 91 V + 3
20. Dunlop SP Sport MAXX RT
70% Premium £90 91 W + 2
21. Continental PremiumContact 5
68% Premium £90 91 W + 5
22. Continental Ecocontact 6
68% Premium £92 91 W + 12
23. Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blue
67% Premium £123 91 V + 1
52
24. Semperit Speed-Life 3
66% Lowcost £65 91 H + 3
25. Nankang Comfort ECO-2+
65% Lowcost £47 91
26. Kumho Ecowing ES31
65% Upper-middle £70 0 + 4
27. Hankook Kinergy eco2 K435
61% Premium £58 91 H + 1
28. Pirelli Cinturato P7
59% Premium £131 91 V + 13
29. Vredestein Sportrac 5
58% Premium £74 91 H + 2
27
30. Michelin Energy Saver+
57% Premium £88 91 H + 7
31. Uniroyal RainSport 3
56% Upper-middle £97 91 W + 5
32. Hankook Kinergy eco K425
56% Premium £89 91 H + 3
33. Fulda EcoControl HP
56% Lowcost £65 91 V + 7
34. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
55% Premium £82 91 W + 6
35. Michelin Primacy 3
54% Premium £106 91 V + 7
53
36. Cooper Zeon CS8
53% Upper-middle £84 0 W + 7
37. Falken Sincera SN110
52% Upper-middle £63 91 H + 1
38. Yokohama Advan Fleva V701
51% Upper-middle £82 91 W
39. Giti Premium H1
51% Lowcost
40. Kumho Ecsta HS51
50% Upper-middle £58 91 V + 3
41. GoodYear Efficientgrip Cargo
50% Premium £73 91 H
44
42. Vredestein Ultrac Satin
48% Premium £138 91 W + 1
43. Kumho Ecowing ES01 KH27
48% Upper-middle £82 91 H
44. Semperit Speed-Life 2
45% Lowcost £62 91 V + 3
45. Giti Synergy E1
44% Lowcost
46. Barum Bravuris 5 HM
41% Lowcost £65 91 V + 3
47. Kleber Dynaxer HP3
41% Upper-middle £70 91 W + 4
9
48. Falken ZIEX ZE914 ECORUN
40% Upper-middle £112 91 W + 3
49. Nokian Line
40% Upper-middle £54 91 H + 4
50. Yokohama Advan Sport V105
39% Upper-middle £85 91 W + 1
51. Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
38% Lowcost £114 91 Y + 4
52. Bridgestone Turanza T001
37% Premium £104 91 V + 3
53. BFGoodrich G-Grip
28% Upper-middle £218 91 V + 4
21
54. Bridgestone Turanza T001 Evo
22% Premium £372 91 H + 2
55. Barum Bravuris 3 HM
22% Lowcost
56. Sava Intensa HP
22% Lowcost £60 91 H + 4
57. Kormoran Road Performance
15% Lowcost
58. Imperial EcoDriver 5
11% Lowcost
59. Debica Presto HP
11% Lowcost £52 91 H + 6
54
60. Dunlop SP Sport Fastresponse
5% Premium £149 91 V + 5
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