Are you not sure which tyre to choose for the upcoming season? A wide range of models and manufacturers making you feel dizzy? Use automotive expert advice! Check the results of the prestigious ADAC tests for 175/65 R14 size tyres and choose the perfect product for your car. 



El tamaño 175/65 R14 es el más adecuado para automóviles pequeños.

Size 175/65 R14 is best suited for smaller cars.

ADAC Tests - 175/65 R14 summer tyres. Will they fit to my car?

175/65 R14 size tyres are the most popular for smaller cars designed for city driving. They may be found in cars such as:


Fiat 500

Peugeot 206

 Fiat Bravo

Nissan Almera

Citroen C2

Vauxhall Corsa

Renault Megane

Ford Fiesta

Volksvagen Golf

Mazda 2

Honda Civic

Mercedes A


Are you not sure what tyre size fits your car? 

You can check the vehicle’s manual, read the information on the fuel filler flap or the sticker near the doors. The tyre size is presented as a string of characters, e.g., 175/65 R14. Read more about tyre sizes in our article.


ADAC Tests for summer 2018 - 175/65 R14




Rating (Note)


Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun

good (2,3)


Semperit Comfort-Life 2

good (2,4)


Dunlop Street Response 2



Kleber Dynaxer HP3

satisfactory (2,8)


Vredestein T-trac 2

satisfactory (2,8)


Apollo Amazer 4G Eco

satisfactory (2,9)


Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde

satisfactory (2,9)


Pneumant Summer ST2

satisfactory (2,9)


Continental ContiPremiumContact 5

satisfactory (3,0)


Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact

satisfactory (3,1)


Fulda EcoControl

satisfactory (3,2)


Firestone Multihawk 2

satisfactory (3,3)


Maxxis Mecotra 3

satisfactory (3,4)


Sava Perfecta

sufficient (3,7)


The best 175/65 R14 size tyres according to ADAC:


1. Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun – note 2,3

Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun

Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun


Recommended due to:

  • Performance on dry roads (1.6) — excellent parameters are provided by the rounded tyre profile, which increases steering precision. 

  • Performance on wet roads (2.2) — transverse cuts at various inclination angles reduce the risk of aquaplaning by up to 32%, compared to its predecessor.

  • Fuel efficiency (2.3) — modern 4D-Nano-Design technology and a patented silica-based rubber compound guarantee reduced wear and improved resistance to damage.


Interesting facts about the manufacturer: For the last few years Falken has been advertised by an elite group of models called "Falken Models", including Lindley Hanson and CJ Gibson. 


2. Semperit Comfort-Life 2 – note 2,4

Semperit Comfort-Life 2

Semperit Comfort-Life 2


Recommended due to:

  • Performance on wet roads (2.0) — two-stage water evacuation by central grooves and transverse notches, ensures protection against aquaplaning.

  • Fuel efficiency (2.1) — a characteristic pattern of tread blocks with a curved shape minimises rolling resistance and provides exceptional travelling economy.

  • Performance on summer roads (2.3) — transverse blocks optimise engine power, allowing you to enjoy dynamic driving.


Interesting facts about the Manufacturer: The brand name comes from the Latin phrase "semper it", which may be translated as "always on the run" or "always on the road". Initially the company manufactured waterproof clothing.


3. Dunlop Street Response 2 – note 2,6

Dunlop Street Response 2


Recommended due to:

  • Excellent performance on dry roads (1.8) — its specially designed profile is flattened and provides up to 8% greater road-contact area of the tyre 

  • Fuel efficiency (1.9) — its multi-angled tread design with combined flat and convex surfaces has an extremely streamlined shape, which reduces the rolling resistance of the tyre. 

  • Unique durability (2.5) — a seamless nylon band and rim protection system protect the tyre against abrasion and damage. 


Interesting facts about Manufacturer: Dunlop is the proud winner of 8 championships title and 82 wins in Formula 1 Grand Prix. John Boyd Dunlop, the founder of the brand, was actually a veterinary surgeon by profession.


Summer tyre tests 2018. See the best models in each category



Performance on dry roads:

Maxxis Mecotra 3 (1,5)

Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun (1,6)

Firestone Multihawk 2 (1,6)


Performance on wet roads:

ContiPremiumContact 5 (1,9)

Semperit Comfort-Life 2 (2,0)

Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun (2,2)


Noise level:

Firestone Multihawk 2 (3,0)

Fulda EcoControl (3,4)

Semperit Comfort-Life 2 (3,5)


Fuel consumption:

Apollo Amazer 4G Eco (1,6)

Vredestein T-Trac 2 (1,8)

Pneumant Summer ST2 (1,8)


Wear / durability:

Kleber Dynaxer HP3 (2,0)

Vredestein T-Trac 2 (2,0)

Pneumant Summer ST2 (2,0)


Do you know that ...

...ADAC has almost 17 million official members.

This German automobile club is not only involved in testing tyres, but also the inspection and promotion of traffic safety and motor sports, as well as testing accessories for cars. One of the most popular areas of club activity is testing car seats for children.


New summer tyres. What information should be considered before purchasing tyres?

In order to have a wider perspective, compare ADAC tests with the ratings from tests performed by other organisations, including Autobild, Autozeitung or auto, moto und sport. 

Before buying tyres, you should ask the following questions:

  • What tyre size fits your car?

  • What kind of parameters do you expect from a tyre?

  • What types of roads you are driving on most of the time?

  • What is your driving style?

Only appropriately selected tyres that meet all your needs will be reliable and fully satisfying. Check the latest ratings published at and compare them with the opinions of our users.


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