Wondering which summer tyres are perfect for your car? It's a waste of time (and money) in searching for the right model by trial and error. To get straight to the top ten, we have prepared a list of the best summer tyres in size 205/55 R16. The list includes the highest rated models of tyres from our customers. Why trust the opinions of others? Since some drivers have already had the opportunity to test their tyres for a long time, it is worth taking their experience into account when choosing tyres.

Summer tyres should be safe, durable and economical
Summer tyres should be safe, durable and economical

On our website there are already over 135 thousand opinions. All of them are reliable because they were issued on the basis of surveys conducted among people who bought the tyres. It was the commitment and activity of the drivers' community that made this ranking possible. So what is the current list of the highest rated summer models in the popular size of 205/55 R16?

Depending on the generation, version and equipment, 205/55 R16 tyres can be found in cars such as: VW Golf, Passat; Audi A3, A4, A6; Skoda Octavia, Superb; BMW 3 Series; Toyota Avensis; Renault Megane, Laguna; Ford Focus, Mondeo; Seat Leon or Mercedes C Class. We are talking about the size often found on European roads, which is why the list of car models is not complete. If you don't know what size fits your car, use the tyre configurator.

Ranking of summer tyres 205/55 R16 by OPONEO users

There are three models on the podium which received the same average score of 4.5. There are no major surprises here, these are the flagship products of renowned manufacturers: Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse, Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance and Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT. The winning draw in this case was settled in favor of tyres with more ratings. The following places were taken by the continuously popular Uniroyal Rainsport 3 and Continental ContiPremiumContact 5.

* Prices apply only to the presented size. The overall rating for a given model may differ slightly from it. (as of March 2019). The scale is 1-5, where 5 is the highest possible score.


Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse



Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse is a tyre that is manufactured using the latest technology. This makes it extremely versatile - it performs equally well in a variety of conditions. The high class of Sport Bluresponse is also confirmed by specialist tyre tests. Tyres have been ranked high in tests carried out by organisations such as ADAC, "AutoBild", "Auto Zeitung" or "Auto Motor und Sport" on several occasions”.

Hundreds of opinions on Tyres often say that a tyre is reliable and versatile, and that it is safe and comfortable to drive on.

  • “The tyre allows you to drive with confidence whatever the road conditions. It's great for a car that travels on the road due to the negligible noise entering the cab, and the tyre wear after nearly 10,000 kilometres is negligible. As you can guess, I can confidently recommend it to other users who have a dilemma about choosing tyres for their car”. – Pete

  • “I was looking for tyres that would have a good reputation and good coefficients. Dunlop won the competition because it was not very expensive. The tyre provides comfort both in the city and on the road - also on the highway when the speed is high. They are also suitable for uneven surfaces such as cobblestones or dirt roads.  A suitable profile protects the rims against scratches. I recommend it to anyone who appreciates comfort and convenience!” – plonek


Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse


Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance



Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance is a representative of the premium tyre segment. It is considered by many to be one of the best available proposals for the summer season. These are technologically advanced tyres that will work well during every day, intensive use. It also stands out from the competition due to its fuel efficiencyFuel Saving technology reduces fuel consumption by as much as 18% compared to other premium models.

This is what the drivers have written about this model:

  • “So far I've been riding mid-range tyres, something struck me to buy this model and it was worth it. The car rides very confidently and sticks to the roads as if it was  glued to the surface. And the car is quieter. I recommend it”. – Luke

  • “Goodyear Efficientgrip tyres give you confidence and mental comfort on the road because they are very quiet, suppress road irregularities and the car behaves as if it was flowing (even at motorway speeds, a group of passengers and a full boot). The price of the tyre is in line with the quality Goodyear offers. As for me 9/10! I highly recommend it!” – Matt


Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance


Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT



Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT is a premium model that is especially suitable for sports cars. The tyres are characterized by excellent grip in all conditions. It performs well even in very dynamic driving. Short braking distances, stable cornering and excellent fuel efficiency - these features of the SP Sport Maxx RT meet the expectations of even the most demanding drivers.

Selected feedback on Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT tyres:

  • “I bought these tyres after being persuaded by a colleague, let me be honest - I've already ordered 4 types of tyres from this website, but never before  Dunlop. Now I know it was a great choice, the tyres after 10 thousand kilometres look like new, because there are still lines on the ranks of the tyres just like at the time of purchase. I highly recommend it”. – Mike S

  • “Driving comfort is good. Very good road holding, confident when taking  corners at higher speeds. The tyre looks nice. The profile works very well in wet conditions. Drain well. Low wear, which surprised me. I can recommend these tyres. Comfort, economy of combustion and a safe sensation when driving.. I'm sure I'll buy more Dunlop tyres”. – Mario


Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT


Uniroyal Rainsport 3



Uniroyal Rainsport 3 is a very interesting proposal in the medium price segment. The tyres of the American manufacturer show their full potential in difficult weather conditions, especially when it rains. Riding on RainSport 3 tyres provides excellent wet grip. The "rain" model also protects the car well against dangerous aquaplaning. The excellent performance of this tyre has been awarded four times in the "AutoBild" and "Auto Motor und Sport" independent automotive tests” (2014-2017)

Uniroyal Rainsport user reviews 3:

  • “Excellent in this price category, they outclass the tyres of more expensive manufacturers. With my size, they do a great job on wet roads, even when falling into deep puddles, I don't lose even a moment of control over the vehicle, which puts them above others, safety above all, and these tyres guarantee them!” Cudny

  • “I already had several sets of different manufacturers, but these seem to be perfect. They can always handle traction, whether dry or wet. They are always much quieter than all the previous ones I had. Moreover, despite their size, they turned out to be extremely friendly to my wallet. I sincerely recommend them and once these will wear out, I'll buy  identical ones”. – Adam


Uniroyal Rainsport 3


Continental ContiPremiumContact 5



Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 is an interesting proposal from a well-known manufacturer of premium tyres. It is not only suitable for luxury cars, it is also suitable for city cars. The biggest advantages of this model are: good grip and optimum traction in all conditions.

The tyre designers have also made sure that the shortest possible braking distance and low rolling resistance are achieved. Since 2012, ContiPremiumContact 5 has been regularly ranked at the top of the most important tyre tests - ADAC, “Auto Bild” and “Auto Motor und Sport”.

The manufacturer's announcements and expert tests also confirm the opinions expressed by tyre users. 96% of our customers said they would recommend this model to other drivers. Among the advantages of the ContiPremiumContact 5 is most often indicated by its good wet traction and driving safety regardless of the road conditions.

  • "I strongly recommend it. The tyre adheres superbly to the road even when driving on  sharp, fast corners, regardless of whether the road surface is wet or dry. In addition, the braking distance is significantly shorter in emergency situations. But it was worth investing in premium tyres”. – Paul

  • Great tyres, very good value for money - quiet and low rolling resistance. Excellent for fast driving and in all weather conditions. I recommend it to all interested parties as the most successful purchase”. – George


Continental ContiPremiumContact 5


Four steps to purchase tyres

1.    Get acquainted with the opinions posted on Oponeo.co.uk by other drivers.

2.    Check that the models you are interested in have been tested by organisations or automotive magazines.

3.    Pay attention to the tyre label. This label provides more detailed information on parameters such as wet braking, rolling resistance and external noise emissions.

4.    If the three previous traffic jams still haven't dispelled all your doubts - trust the specialists. Here you will find articles that will help you choose the best tyres for your.

Have a great shopping experience!