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Mostly «good» and «satisfactory», as well as one «average» and one «bad» verdict — these are the results of the fresh big summer tire test performed by the German ADAC motoring association, which involved a total of 32 tire models. The experts traditionally tested tires of two sizes, this time around these being 205/55 R16 (Germany’s best-selling one), and 225/50 R17.
Having sorted out the 15 tire sets in size 205/55 R16, the ADAC expert team switched its focus to tires of a larger diameter. The second summer tire test of the 2021 season involved 17 tire models in size 225/50 R17, which can be fitted on middle-class cars, from Audi A4 to VW Passat.
The comparison summer tire test season 2021 is now officially open! The first to announce their test results for the upcoming summer were the experts of the German motoring publication Auto Zeitung, who tested ten tires in size 225/40 R18.
The British web portal tested 16-inch summer tires produced for the mass market.
The expert team of the German motoring association ADAC dedicated its second test of the winter season 2020/2021 to SUV and minivan tires. Their choice fell on the 235/55 R17 tire size, suitable for such cars as Audi A7 and Q3, VW Tiguan, T5, T6 and Phaeton, Ford Galaxy, S-MAX, and others.
The season of publishing winter tire tests in the fall of 2020 was opened by Germany’s Auto Bild with its grand-scale test that involved over 50 models; it immediately was followed by other heavyweights, such as Germany’s ADAC motoring association.
Many tire makers claim that all-season models are safe to drive in any weather conditions. Is it really the case, though? The answer to this question has been given by the experts of the German industry publication Auto Bild, who compared the performance of more than 30 sets of all-season tires on dry, wet, and snow-covered surfaces.
Each year, more and more new tire models are launched on the market, and buying a set of such new tires is often fraught with a number of risks. According to the results of the winter tire test 2020 conducted in size 245/45 R18 by the German industry publication Auto Bild, many tires have serious issues in terms of dependability and driving safety.
Just a few years ago everything was clear and simple: in the summertime, under the scorching sun, motorists were supposed to be driving on summer tires, while in the wintertime you were supposed to be switching on winter tires featuring numerous sipes and made of frost-resistant tread compound.
The new Pirelli model debuted in the independent publication tests, where it was immediately faced with some serious rivals.
The new test performed by the German motoring publication involved sports summer tires with a 19-inch rim diameter.
This year, the test of SUV summer tires, performed by Auto Bild Allrad, involved ten tire models of various price segments. The test experts chose a rather large tire size — 255/55 R18 — one of those sizes that fit large four-wheel drive vehicles, such as BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7, or VW Touareg.
The best sports summer tires 2020 were identified by the experts of the German motoring publication Auto Motor und Sport. The right to claim the first prize in the comparative test was disputed by eleven sets of tires in size 225/45 R18 that were anonymously bought retail.
Last year’s test of commercial tires in the dimension 215/65 R16C, which ADAC performed by the same procedure that it used for testing passenger-car tires, elicited mediocre results from most of the models. This is why this year the publication’s experts decided to conduct a test of summer tires in size 235/55 R17, which can be fitted both on midsize SUVs and light minivans.
In today’s article we gathered together the results of 70 tests and determined the best tires of 2019 among the winter, summer, and all-season models.