TOP 11 Summer Tyres

The experts of the German Auto Motor und Sport decided to test 225/45 R18 tires designed for high-performance cars for the summer season of 2020. In the 2020 summer tire comparison test, 11 sets of tires acquired from the chain store competed together. The 225/45 R18 tires fit cars such as the Audi A4, Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Peugeot 3008, Seat Alhambra, Skoda Octavia and the Bmv 3 Series that was used as the test vehicle. The goal of the Auto Motor und Sport 2020 summer tire tests was to show which UHP tires provide the best driving dynamics and the best safety, including comfort and performance.

Test protocols for UHP 225/45 R18 summer tires

Test protocols for UHP 225/45 R18 summer tires

According to the rules of testing, summer tires passed a series of tests on dry and wet surfaces, during which, among other things, braking performance, agility, lateral stability, resistance to aquaplaning , also driving comfort, acoustic comfort. Curiously, on dry asphalt the performance of all the tires tested were comparable, while on a wet road they can vary significantly. The Giti tires were the worst on wet surfaces, where the difference in braking distance compared to the favorite was more than 3 meters. They created just as bad in the angular grip category.

The top three tires were those that met the testers’ highest requirements, providing a very likely level of safety and exhibiting the highest level of steering response.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 225/45 R18 – 1st place

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tires won the summer 2020 tire test. The main advantages of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 are its predictable behavior and ease of handling on wet roads, the highest resistance to aquaplaning, short braking distance on dry asphalt, the highest driving comfort and low noise level. As a disadvantage, experts pointed out a little bit elevated rolling resistance.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 225/45 R18 – 2nd place

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires are the most expensive in the test. To the advantages of this model AMS specialists refer very good grip in both dry and wet surfaces and the highest resistance to aquaplaning. It is worth mentioning that Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires have achieved the shortest braking distance on dry surfaces.

Continental PremiumContact 6 225/45 R18 – 3rd place

According to the creators of the test, the PremiumContact 6 tires are very balanced based on the beliefs of the tire features. The main merits include dynamics and safety, as well as predictable behavior on the road. Unfortunately, the PremiumContact 6 performed slightly worse in the rolling resistance and external noise categories.

  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Continental PremiumContact 6 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Pirelli P Zero PZ4 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Maxxis Victra Sport 5 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Bridgestone Turanza T005 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Nokian Powerproof 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Falken Azenis FK510 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Nexen N’Fera Sport 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Toyo Proxes 225/45 R18 95 Y
  • Giti GitiSport S1 225/45 R18 95 Y

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