the ranking of the best brands

The obligatory tire change from winter to summer it should have already taken place by April 15th, but with the month of extension latecomers will be able to comply until May 15th. There are various models on the market, which create an embarrassment of choice, but which are the best on the market? Altroconsumo asked this.

The verdict of Altroconsumo

The famous consumer protection association has examined 16 of them, assigning a general overall score, in order to promote an informed choice. In fact, for optimal performance on the road it is necessary to choose a quality kit, to avoid regretting the decision at a later stage.

Since safety should have top priority, the general advice is not to just think about saving money. Of course, in such an era, marked by inflation, it is understandable to pay greater attention to expenses; however, priority must be given to technical and structural values.

In compliance with the standards established by the ADAC protocol, developed in partnership with Altroconsumo, the ranking refers to the size 215/55 R17. The tests were carried out by subjecting the selected summer tires to different atmospheric conditions, both on dry and wet roads, to verify stability, driving comfort, steering response, behavior in the event of unexpected events, braking performance and response in driving conditions. aquaplaning.

Furthermore, the overall judgment also affects the sustainability factor. The tires are mostly made of petroleum derivatives, therefore not very green from the start. Although there are ongoing projects for the creation of alternative solutions, with less impact on the planet, the price to pay is quite high. Behavior is also relevant, as it affects the life of the tyre, fuel consumption and the noise emitted.

The top 10

It is in tenth position Falken Ziez ZE 310 Ecorunwith an overall score of 54 and an ecoscore of 3.5 out of a maximum of 5. One step above, at 56 points, it closes Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, which was awarded full evaluation in ecological terms. With the smallest gap, 57 points, it beats its previous rival Hankook Ventus Prime 4. It concedes a little below the green approach plan, but not even that much, awarded an ecoscore of 4.5/5.

The next three summer tires are at 58 points. In ascending order, Fulda SportControl 2 he is seventh, behind Bridgestone Turanza 6 And Debica Presto UHP 2. What about the ecoscore? It is 3.5, 4.5 and 4 out of five respectively. Overall, therefore, they manage to defend themselves well, despite the gap from the leaders being quite marked. The score of 68 is worth a Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 fourth place, with an ecoscore of 4 out of 5.

He climbs to the bottom step of the podium Kumho Ecsta HS52, capable of shining especially when driving on dry roads, durability and price, lower than average, and therefore it is considered the Best Buy. The sustainability index, however, stops at 3.5 out of five.

The overall quality of Michelin Primacy 4+, silver medal, is 69. It handles easily on both dry and wet surfaces, consumes little and has a very long life. The 5/5 ecoscore justifies the award for Best Green Choice.

The best summer tire bears the signature of Continentalbeing about PremiumContact 7. With 75 out of 100, it is the Best of the Test, appreciated mainly for the driving tests on dry roads, wet roads and the braking test. There remains some room for improvement on aquaplaning, but it is still satisfactory. On an environmental level, the score is 4/5.


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