Not sure which tyre to choose for the upcoming season?

 Read our summary and find out which models are ranked by specialists as the best. The article presents the tyres with the highest grades received in this year's tests organised by automotive organisations and magazines. We divided this article into two parts.

The first one presents the tyres which received the highest scores in individual tests carried out this season. Each model is briefly described and its distinguishing features are indicated. The second part includes models that were highly ranked in the tests but whose scores were slightly lower than the winners. This season, Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 won two tests for the best summer tyre of 2017. The next rankings indicated a tyre by the same manufacturer, Continental Conti Premium Contact 6, proving the unwavering position of this company on the market. Check out our summary and select the best model for your car.

1. Winners of tests for 2017 summer tyres

●      Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 (the winner of the following tests: ACE Sommerreifentest 2017 and Gute Fahrt Sommerreifentest 2017 )
●      Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (the winner of the Sport Auto Sommerreifentest 2017)
●      Continental Premium Contact 6 (the winner of the 2017 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Shootout)
●      Michelin Primacy 3 (the winner of the 2017 AZ Summer Tyre Test)
●      Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 (the winner of the 2017 Auto Bild Summer SUV Tyre Test)

Continental Conti Premium Contact 5


Continental Conti Premium Contact 5


Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 won the tests carried out by ACE Sommerreifentest 2017 and ACE Gute Fahrt Sommerreifentest 2017. It wasn't the first time that Continental tyres took a high place in the rankings, which only confirms the strong position of the brand on the market. Continental Conti Premium Contact 5 is a summer tyre designed for passenger cars. It is equipped with a two-piece, asymmetric tread, which makes the tyre grip the road perfectly regardless of weather conditions. The three-dimensional edges of the tyre reduce braking distances which improves safety and driving comfort. It’s environmentally friendly too. The modern rubber compound used in its production reduces rolling resistance which translates into lower fuel consumption, reducing harmful CO2 emissions. Continental products are made with the highest attention to detail in order to satisfy the most demanding drivers.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Michelin Pilot 4

Michelin Pilot Sport 4


Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a summer tyre designed for sports cars and which made first place in tests conducted by ACE Sport Sommerreifentest 2017. The model is good for fast and dynamic driving, ensuring maximum performance and safety on all surfaces. Its effective response to steering action is ensured by Dynamic Response technology which is based on special-aramid nylon belts. Its asymmetric, ultra-responsive tread constantly adapts itself to the roadway, ensuring maximum tyre contact with the road. The rubber compound, which features functional elastomers and silica, is responsible for improved grip and shorter braking distances. Longitudinal grooves and numerous incisions are responsible for evacuating water and mud in order to prevent aquaplaning. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 will meet the expectations of all those who are looking for reliable and comfortable tyres for their sports cars.

Continental Premium Contact 6

Conti 6

Continental Premium Contact 6


"Tyre reviews" published the results of "2017 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Shootout", which named Continental Premium Contact 6 as the best summer tyre for 2017. This is a premium class product which offers balanced performance and ensures a balance between comfort and sporty grip. The asymmetric tread pattern gives a feeling of maximum control and, together with the tyre shoulder’s new design, provides excellent grip, even at high speeds. Continental Premium Contact 6 ensures very short braking distances on wet roads and its wet grip was assessed as "Class A" which is marked on the European label of the tyre. Continental PremiumContact 6 offers a sporty experience and safe driving. 

Features of tyres:

●      low rolling resistance

●      wear resistance

●      quiet operation

Michelin Primacy 3

Michelin Primacy 3

Michelin Primacy 3


The 2017 AZ Summer Tyre Test, published on the Tyrereviews website, named Michelin Primacy 3 as the best summer tyre. This tyre, designed for passenger cars, has a cutting-edge structure, designed to cope perfectly with difficult weather conditions. The tyre very quickly evacuates water and prevents aquaplaning, using a specially optimised, asymmetric tread pattern with wide grooves that help to disperse water. The innovative rubber compound which was used in the tyre, makes it extremely lightweight and durable, while its quiet operation adds to its operational comfort. High performance, short braking distances and excellent handling are the features that make the Michelin Primacy 3 appreciated by the most demanding drivers.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3



Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3


The last summer tyre on the list of test winners is the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3. This time the test organisers focused on tyres for cars with stronger engines. The winner of "2017 Auto Bild Summer SUV Tyre Test" was a modern tyre which offers cutting-edge technology, ensuring better performance than older versions. Active Braking technology shortens braking distance on wet and dry roads, whereas Grip Booster, a modern rubber compound, easily stabilises the car on dynamic drives. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has a specially padded and reinforced structure too, which gives an increased number f benefits, including improved cornering performance, slower tread wear and reduced fuel consumption.Goodyear has once again provided users with a product that makes driving a pleasant experience, but also wears slowly and enhances the safety of drivers and their passengers.

Other tyres with high ratings for 2017

(alphabetic order)

●      Bridgestone Turanza T001

●      Cooper Zeon CS8

●      Dunlop SP QuattroMaxx

●      Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT 2

●      Falken FK510 Azenis

●      Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

●      Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV

●      Hankook Ventus Prime K125 3

●      Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUV

●      Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue

Summary summer tyre test 2017

TESTORGANIZER1st place2nd place3rd place
Test of summer tyres in size 195/65 R15 91VACEContinental Conti PremiumContact 5Goodyear EfficientGrip SUVFalken ZE914 Ziex
Test of summer tyres in size 215/55 R17ACEContinental Conti PremiumContact 5Cooper Zeon CS8Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT 2
Test of summer tyres in size 225/40 R18 YSport AutoMichelin Pilot Sport PS4Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3Bridgestone Turanza T001
Test of summer tyres in size 225/50 R17Auto BildContinental Premium Contact 6Hankook Ventus Prime K125 3Falken FK510 Azenis
Test of summer tyres in size 215/55 R17Auto ZeitungMichelin Primacy 3Continental Premium Contact 5Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
Test of summer tyres in size 235/50 R18Auto BildGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 SUVDunlop SP QuattroMaxx

When choosing tyres for the upcoming season, you should pay attention not only to models that received the highest grades in the tests, but also to those with slightly lower ratings. Apart from comparing the published test results, it is also worth reading the tyre rankings based on the opinions of users. They will allow you to check whether the assessments of professionals match the feelings of ordinary drivers. When choosing a tyre, read its label, where you will find performance parameters in three categories: rolling resistance, grip in the wet and noise emission.