Tires are not in vain divided into winter and summer. Depending on the season, rubber should take into account all climatic features. So, summer tires produce from more rigid rubber compounds, which provides excellent grip in the warm season. A longitudinal strip on the tread allows you to remove water from the contact patch in rainy weather.
Of course, each manufacturer uses its own technology for making tires. And to answer the question: what kind of rubber is better to choose, as always, help tests and reviews.
See the updated rating, which includes the best summer tires in 2016 based on test results.
- How the summer tire test was carried out
- Rating of summer tires of 2015 sizes R15, R16, R17
- 10. Continental PremiumContact 5
- 9. Yokohama C.Drive2 AC02
- 8. Bridgestone Turanza T001
- 7. Nokian Nordman SX
- 6.Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
- 5. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
- 4. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
- 3. Nokian Hakka Blue
- 2. Pirelli Cinturato P7
- 1. Michelin Primacy 3
How was the test of summer tires
The most important for testing all parameters of summer tires- this is a warm season, so the summer tire test of 2015 will be held at the height of the season when car owners alreadywill acquire tires, and we introduce you to the results of last year's test, which is most relevant in the summer season of 2015.
It is common knowledge that the most reliable test results in Russia are published by two editions - "Behind the wheel" and "Autoreview".To compile our dozen, we took the weighted average results of two expert laboratories. Professionals evaluated controllability, braking on wet and dry surfaces, course stability, noise and driver comfort.
Rating of summer tires 2015 of sizes R15, R16, R17
10. Continental PremiumContact 5
The summer tire rating of 2015 opens the economical French tires. The advantages of tires are excellent braking, good handling, driving stability, and also a relatively low fuel consumption. Among the drawbacks - the rigidity of rubber and not the best handling on wet asphalt.
Average price of tire R15 /R16/ R17 - 3400 /4500/ 7100 rubles.
9. Yokohama C.Drive2 AC02
Tires are manufactured in the Philippines. Main advantages: good course stability, excellent braking on any type of coating, reducing fuel consumption. Disadvantages of this rubber - its stiffness and rather difficult handling on the wet road.
R15 /R16/ R17 - 2900 /3200/ 5100 rubles.
8. Bridgestone Turanza T001
Japanese rubber is one of the most expensive. The advantages of tires Turanza T001: course stability and excellent result when braking on any surface. Rubber minuses: somewhat increased noise, controllability is lower than that of competitors in this price class, as well as rigidity.
R15 /R16/ R17 - 3500 /3900/ 7000 rubles.
7. Nokian Nordman SX
Good rubber of the Russian production belongs to the middle class. Pros of tires: excellent course stability and high results when braking on any surface. Among the minuses, experts mentioned minor remarks in terms of comfort and handling.
R15 /R16/ R17 - 2400 /2800/ 5100 rubles.
6. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
Japanese tires are produced in radii R16 and R17.The advantages of rubber: good handling on dry surfaces, as well as excellent braking on any road. Cons - increase in fuel consumption, noise and small comments by experts for the exchange rate stability, smooth running and handling on wet roads.
R16 / R17 - 3500/5900 rubles.
5. Hankook Ventus Prime2 K115
The advantages of this Hungarian rubber are excellent braking on all types of coating, fuel economy. Tire negatives - minor remarks on handling, comfort and driving stability.
R15 /R16/ R17 - 3300 /4100/ 5500 rubles.
4. Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
The advantages of these tires - excellent results when braking on any surface, clear course stability, excellent handling and economy. Among the cons, experts noted some comments on comfort and handling on the wet road.
R15 /R16/ R17 - 3200 /3900/ 7000 rubles.
3. Nokian Hakka Blue
Top three leaders, which includes the best summer tires in 2015, closes the "premium" model from Nokian. The advantages of the novelty are the best result in braking on the wet surface, understandable handling and clear course stability. Disadvantages of tires - minor comments on comfort.
R15 /R16/ R17 - 2800 /3600/ 6200 rubles.
2. Pirelli Cinturato P7
Italian tires have a lot of advantages - positive feedback, excellent braking, clear controllability, and course stability on any type of coating. Minor expert comments related to driving comfort.
R16 / R17 - 3700/7000 rubles.
1. Michelin Primacy 3
The best summer tires beat competitors in many positions. The advantages of Primacy 3 - the highest speed of car rearrangement, excellent braking, better handling and driving stability. Among the cons, experts noted only minor comments on comfort.
R16 / R17 - 4000/8000 rubles.