Winter’s coming to an end and we’re all looking forward to warmer days. But with warm weather come more road accidents so remember to change from winter to summer tyres when the temperature reaches more than 7C during the day. If you need to get a new set, we’ve prepared a list of the best summer tyres for owners of cars with 175/65 R14 tyres.
175/65 R14 tyres- where are they fitted?
Size 175/65 R14 tyres are mounted on many car models. You can find them on French cars such as Citroën (Berlingo, C2, C3), Peugeot (1007, 206, 207, 309, Partner) and Renault (Clio, Kangoo, Megane, Thalia and Twingo). Italian cars such as Fiat Tipo, as well as Bravo, 124, 500, Fiorino, Panda and Punto.
German cars also like this tyre size. The 175 / 65R14 can be seen on vehicles such as Volkswagen Caddy, Fox, Polo, Up! and Golf (older generations). This size was also fitted on Vauxhall Astras and Corsas.
The Japanese also often used 175 / 65R14 tyres for their cars like Toyota (Agya, Corolla, Prius, Yaris), Mazda (121, 323, MX-5) and older Nissan models. And let’s not forget about the Czech Skoda - Fabia and Rapid.
Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 (5.5)
Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 takes the cake and is the first tyre on our best 175 / 65R14 summer tyre list. The tyres from this company are absolutely brilliant. VW Golf enthusiasts would call them "German excellence."
This tyre scored an average of 5.5 on a six-point scale. This outstanding result is owed to its advanced technology. The tyre has an asymmetrical tread that guarantees a short braking distance. The micro-blocks and three dimensional edges also add to its safety.
What do drivers think about this tyre model?
The tyres do a great job. They hold well onto dry asphalt and even better on wet roads. My Yaris is a light car with a lot of understeer. Even on very tight corners, the tyres stick to the road as if glued to the asphalt. Same on wet and even flooded asphalt. My fuel usage increased by 0.2l (from 5.2 to 5.4), the noise is moderate, the Yaris is poorly muted, so when you listen well, you can hear the Continentals a little bit. [Leszek]
Nokian iLine (5.45)
Like its competitor from Germany, it has an asymmetrical tread. Although Nokian is a company from the north of Europe and is famous for their winter tyres, the iLine is a summer tyre that works great even in the hottest weather.
The model was developed with all European roadways in mind. This means that it is relatively slow to wear on both good and bad roads. The wear indicator on the tyre also helps with indicating the need to change the tyre. The advantage of the Nokian iLine is also the design that allows lower fuel consumption.
I will definitely buy the same set after this one. At the moment, I’ve driven 5,000 km on them and I can’t see any signs of wear. Great, quiet tyres. [Andrew]
I’ve used these tyres both in the city and in forest areas (access road to a lake) and I’m happy with my choice. I haven’t had any problems, even when it rained. I’d highly recommend them! [Claudia]
Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde (5.4)
The P1 Cinturato Verde from Pirelli, the Italian manufacturer, is a model that is durable, performs outstandingly and is environmentally friendly. Thanks to the Green Performance technology, a car with these tyres consumes less fuel and its carbon dioxide emissions are reduced.
The Pirelli P1 Cinturato Verde is made of a hybrid rubber compound. This material stands behind its great performance on both dry and wet surfaces. In addition, the improved tread shape lowers the noise level.
What our customer had to say about the tyre:
The tyres perform well regardless of the road conditions. At high speeds they can be a little loud, but it’s not bothersome even on a longer journey. The braking distance is a lot shorter compared to the previous ones I had (Michelin), which was a pleasant surprise. I’m very happy with my purchase and I definitely recommend these tyres. [Fallco]
Barum Brillantis 2 (5.4)
The Barum Brillantis 2 represents the cheaper price range of tyres. It guarantees a good performance for a really good price. Positive reviews of drivers back this up. This model received a 5.4 rating and that’s a really great result.
What features does the Barum Brillantis 2 have?
The tyre is durable. The tread is asymmetrical, which guarantees good water drainage from under the wheels. Braking in bad weather conditions is not a problem. Last but not least, the tyre is relatively quiet.
I haven’t had any problems with these tyres on both dry and wet surfaces. The tyre holds to the road perfectly. The tread shape is okay. Doesn’t cause excessive noise while driving. I would definitely recommend them - it's a great tyre for a low price.[Darius]
I definitely don’t regret changing my tyres to Barum Brillantis 2. They’ve definitely increased my car’s comfort. It’s a lot quieter inside. Good quality at a reasonable price. [Julitano]
Uniroyal RainExpert 3 (4.4)
In turn, Uniroyal RainExpert 3 is a middle class price range model. What does that mean? They have the best quality at a relatively low price. This model, also sold in the size 175 / 65R14, has many features that are usually found in more expensive tyres.
One of these features is that you have a better control over the car on wet roads. The advanced tread design and SharkSkin technology causes the water to be perfectly drained from under the tyre. The Uniroyal RainExpert 3 also stands out because of its excellent grip on dry surfaces. And its noise levels are pretty low.
What do other drivers think about the 175/65 R14 Uniroyal RainExpert 3?
They work great on wet surfaces. Even large puddles are not a problem. They also do well on dry roads, but I feel that they do much better when it rains ;) Cornering and emergency braking in the rain are no problem, they stick to the asphalt like no other tyres I’ve tried. I really highly recommend them! [Gregory]
How to choose the right tyres for summer
Choosing the right tyres is a difficult matter. To make the right decision, you need to do some research on your options. Some information can be found on the tyre label. For example, how the tyre rolls, whether it is loud and how it performs on wet surfaces.
It’s also worth checking out how the tyres you intend to buy did in independent tests. However, reading the opinions of other drivers can sometimes be the most insightful. They test their tyres every day and know all the pros and cons.
If you’re still in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to address any questions you may have.