The snow is melting, nature is awakening. And what do drivers do in spring? Of course, they plan the seasonal change of their tyres. This often means buying a new set of tyres, which is why we have put together this list of the best 2021 summer tyres in the size 195/65 R15. The only criteria for choosing the recommended models were the reviews and ratings given by other drivers. Trust their opinions, and you'll be sure to buy tyres that meet your expectations in 100%.

Ranking of summer tyres 195/65 R15 by OPONEO users

195/65 R15 is by far one of the most popular sizes among drivers. It is also the best-seller in our shop. No wonder, since it fits perfectly on such popular cars as the Kia Cee'd, Volkswagen Passat, Renault Megane, Skoda Octavia, and Ford Focus.

Notably, three tyres that were awarded last year are again in the top five, and two are new to our ranking:

Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse5,65
Continental EcoContact 65,65
Nokian Wetproof5,6
Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance5,55
Uniroyal RainExpert 35,5

*The ratings apply to a specific tyre size, the overall rating for a given model may deviate slightly from that shown. A scale of 1 to 6 applies, where 6 is the highest possible rating. In the event of an identical average, the number of ratings will be decisive.

Good advice

If you're not sure which tyre size to choose, use our size calculator. All you need to know is the basic information about your car. Only after you have decided on the right size should you start looking for tyres that suit your needs.

Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse (rating 5.45)

We consider the Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse to be the best summer tyre in the size 195/65 R15. This comes as no surprise to tyre connoisseurs, as the SP Sport Bluresponse has been on motorists' best seller lists for years, as well as recommendations from prestigious motoring organisations. What makes it such a successful tyre?

Top quality worthy of a premium tyre - that's what drivers pay for and that's what they get from a British brand.  The SP Sport Bluresponse is designed for dynamic sports car driving. For this reason it provides excellent dry grip, even at high speed, as well as safety in wet conditions and protection against aquaplaning.

Oponeo customers also point out that the SP Sport Bluresponse also excels in terms of driving stability, as well as "economy" parameters - Tread life and fuel economy.

To confirm these words, we quote the opinions of our customers:

The tyres grip very well on wet roads. No slipping at all. On dry roads they can lose grip when moving off faster. They are quiet and offer little resistance when approaching traffic lights, for example. I am very satisfied with the choice of these tyres. - Wes

Very good premium tyre product, great handling also at highway speeds, and the wet braking proves that it was worth buying Dunlop tyres. - Matt

Continental EcoContact 6

Second place is also occupied by the premium Continental EcoContact 6. The sixth version of the German brand's 'economy' range only hit the market two years ago and has already won the hearts of many drivers.  It is the perfect tyre for today's world - efficient, economical and environmentally friendly.

It provides excellent stability and safety, but what sets it apart from the competition is the innovative Green Chilli 2.0 rubber compound. It also ensures that the tyre has a low rolling resistance and wears very slowly. As a result, a car fitted with this tyre begins to burn noticeably less fuel. You can also be sure that the tread will enable you to achieve exceptionally high mileage.

This is what satisfied customers have written about this model:

Superb tyre, grip on dry as well as wet roads without any problems. Also a slight improvement in fuel economy compared to other tyres.  - Peter

Very good tyres - quiet, extremely good water evacuation in the wet, car drives stably and confidently in all speed ranges. - M

Nokian Wetproof

The days when Nokian Tyres specialised mainly in winter tyres are long gone. The premium manufacturer now offers extremely successful all-season models. A good example of this is Nokian Wetproof, a summer tyre that proves its capabilities in rainy conditions.

The tyre provides a short braking distance on wet roads, which is essential for safe driving in spring and summer. The asymmetrical tread improves traction and increases the durability of the tyre. The Finnish manufacturer has also used the special Aqua Hybrid rubber compound on this model, whose flexibility guarantees excellent grip to the road.

Wetproof not only looks good on paper, it lives up to its reputation in everyday driving. This is confirmed by the feedback from Oponeo customers:

A superb tyre in every respect! The best tyres I have ever had on my rims! Quiet, no beating, good in all weather conditions. The car is easy to drive, good braking, great cornering grip. Car consumes less fuel, looks nice, good price for such a beauty! I sincerely recommend! - Kriss

The tyres grip the road very well even in the wet. I have specifically driven into deep puddles in the rain and the car handles very well. I recommend them. - Sebastian

Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance

Fourth place goes to the Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance from America. Remarkably, this tyre also won an award in last year's league table. The Goodyear Efficientgrip is appreciated by drivers all over the world and for good reason: it is one of the most successful tyres on the market, created for the most demanding customers.

The tyre performs well on both dry and wet roads, making it ideal for the summer season. The asymmetrical tread pattern ensures stable straight-ahead and cornering performance. What is important is that the manufacturer has not made any compromises in this design. Therefore, excellent grip does not exclude features such as economy and durability.

Goodyear Efficientgrip Perfomance through the eyes of drivers:

The best premium summer tyres for high-speed motorway driving, durable, no visible wear despite high mileage covered. I recommend them to everyone. Product worth the price. I cover about 60,000 km annually. I have been using different tyres for 10 years and, so I have a good overview - Paul

Great tyres! Very good lateral grip, not too abrasive, very good water evacuation on wet roads. Highly recommended! - MJ

Uniroyal RainExpert 3

The final model awarded is the Uniroyal RainExpert, a very popular "rain" tyre. The American brand's product is included in this group because of the excellent reputation it enjoys among European drivers.

A tyre that excels in demanding conditions. The innovative tread of Shark Skin Technology ensures fast, safe and reliable driving in the rain.

The RainExpert 3 is by no means a one-size-fits-all model - it performs brilliantly in terms of braking in dry conditions, and is also durable, which translates to long mileage.  All in all, an excellent choice for drivers looking for high quality at an attractive price.

Users of these tyres have no doubts about this:

I recommend, the tyres grip the road nicely in both dry and wet conditions. They give a certain feel when braking, even sharply. They have been used a lot lately, especially on wet surfaces, and I must say that you can feel the difference between normal tyres. They are not noisy, nothing rumbles at higher speeds. - Agatha

Very good tyres. I drive in the heaviest rain without fear. They have never let me down. Even when braking sharply in rainy weather. The ride comfort as well as the loudness of the tyre when driving is very good. - ŁDZ

How do I choose the best tyres?

Tyres that are suitable for your car, your driving style and your location are essential for safe travel. The opinions of other drivers are just one element that can influence your choice. What else should you look for when shopping?

Seasonal testing - this is carried out regularly by road traffic organisations such as ADAC, ACE and GTU. Automotive media such as AutoBild and AutoZeitung also take the initiative.

Information on the label - each tyre has a label showing basic information on tyre performance, evaluated according to European guidelines. This allows an objective comparison of models in a specific size. You will also find this information on our website under "EU label" next to each product description.