If you were wondering what size 215/55 R16 tyres to choose, have a look at the ranking created in cooperation with Oponeo clients. We have summarised the opinions of drivers who assessed their tyres with respect to the most important parameters. This is how we know which tyres are worth considering in the coming season.

There are over 100 thousand registered and verified as reliable opinions on Oponeo.co.uk. It is the most valuable feedback both for us, the manufacturers, as well as for other tyre users. The tyres were tested in various conditions and during a longer period of time, therefore the opinions are highly reliable and trustworthy.

Our breakdown includes five models which received the highest ratings from users. It is worth knowing that size 215/55 R16 tyres may be found in many popular car models, such as: Citroen C4 and C5, Ford Mondeo, Ford Focus, VW Passat, Audi A4 and A6, Peugeot 308 or Opel Vectra C.

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215/55 R16 tyres are fitted on cars like the Audi A4 (photo: Audi).
215/55 R16 tyres are fitted on cars like the Audi A4 (photo: Audi).


Best size 215/55 R16 summer tyres according to OPONEO users

1.    Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance (4.55)

2.    Uniroyal Rainsport 3 (4.45)

3.    Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse (4.4)

4.    Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125 (4.35)

5.    Zeetex HP2000 VFM (4.2)

* As of February 2019. Rating scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.


Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance is a premium class tyre which has been highly popular ever since it appeared in the brand’s offer. The product’s success results from a number of factors, the most important among them being: innovative technology, best quality materials, and perfect design. The driver’s safety is ensured by a specially designed tread, which guarantees ultimate adhesion not only during every-day driving but also in emergency situations.

Drivers’ opinions about Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance:

  • “I had considered different tyres before I bought this model - both cheaper and more expensive ones. Now I know it was a good choice. The tyre sticks well to the road, both to dry and wet surface, with dynamic swerves having no negative impact on the comfort of driving. I was very positively surprised by the noise level - the tyres are inaudible up to 120 km/h while at 140/150 km/h the noise is still acceptable:  compared to the winter type, it is approximately half of the scale. The fuel consumption rate is also amazing with these tyres, especially when the car is fully packed and I go on a longer journey, this is when low rolling resistance is the most noticeable. Once you have “rocked” your ride, it does not need much fuel to maintain a roughly steady speed. If you drive a lot - spare no expense on good tyres. Savings can be costly, and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone”. – Pete

  • “The car drives very well, both on dry and wet surfaces. The tyre handles braking very well, both on wet asphalt and on cobblestone. Good water drainage secures the car against aquaplaning. A very silent tyre”. – Tom P.


Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance


Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Uniroyal Rainsport 3 is a middle class tyre known as a “rain tyre”, i.e. made for driving in the rain. This is also how the product is advertised by the manufacturer. The unique tread structure was inspired by shark skin. That is why it is a perfect solution for drivers who seek the safety and comfort of driving at an acceptable price. The model is perfectly adapted for adverse weather conditions, even during dynamic driving.

Sample users’ opinions about Uniroyal Rainsport 3:

  • “Very low price compared to perfect parameters. I am very satisfied and pleasantly surprised by the quality”. Lee

  • “Perfect tyres. I believe they have no competition when taking into consideration wet surfaces, especially in this price range.  Price does not compromise the quality of the tyres. They deserve the highest rating - a perfect product.  In addition they look very nice, which also matters: a professional look with professional properties. I honestly recommend them!”. – Mark

Uniroyal Rainsport 3


Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse

Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse is a model which deserves a high rating. It has been labelled as “uncompromising adhesion”. It sticks well both on road bends and on straight roads, which is a crucial property: ensuring safety and superior comfort of driving. The tread relief is asymmetrical, which ensures good endurance and versatile performance.

Apart from safety, drivers have also appreciated economical driving:

  • “I bought Blueresponse tyres in May 2013. After six months of using it and driving nearly 20,000 km on the tyre I can say, without any hesitation, that I hit the jackpot. It is the best tyre I have ever come across for economical driving on long routes. Thanks to fuel savings, the purchase of a set was returned after only six months.  I also had equally good tyres, Michelin EnergySaver, on a different car In a different car.  However, Dunlop Blueresponse is even better in terms of savings. I was also surprised by how it handled rain. This tyre brakes really perfectly in the rain (my previous tyres made the car skid off a little and dance in wheel tracks when braking in heavy rain, an effect I have not noticed with this tyre.  Plus, the braking distance is shorter)”. – Pat

  • “Very reliable, value-for-money tyres. I have driven over 20,000 km on them and am satisfied with the purchase. The first thing which positively surprised me was how quiet they were. I felt a real difference compared to my old tyres. Another advantage is fuel consumption: I drive calmly but dynamically. The consumption rate in Skoda is approximately 5.0 (actual consumption, not the one shown on the meter, which is lower). With my previous tyres and a similar driving style, my consumption rate was approx. 5.5. Perhaps it is not a huge difference, but still noticeable. I had also sought a tyre which would stick well on wet surfaces and I was not disappointed. The car drives well at any speed”. – Jack


Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse


Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125

Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125 represents the UHP segment, designed with the use of innovative technologies and intended for fast, high class cars. As a middle-call product, it guarantees a perfect balance of quality and attractive price.

Drivers commenting on this product have stressed its dependability and the comfort of driving:

  • “I would never change them for other tyres. Thanks to them I can drive wherever I want to without fearing any problems. They have never let me down! I am giving them the highest rating: 6”. – Ann

  • “Driving with these tyres is super satisfying. The tyres are very quiet, and they muffle any surface unevenness. I have driven in the rain: the car drives very smoothly and braking is no problem. I recommend the tyres to other drivers. Let me just add that my brother-in-law also bought these tyres and he is also very satisfied”. – Tom


Hankook Ventus Prime3 K125


Zeetex HP 2000 VFM

It is the only economic class tyre in the breakdown - a very good summer tyre - adapted to any conditions which may surprise the driver, both in the city and beyond. Wide draining grooves prevent skidding and perfectly maintain the car on the required trajectory. Water, mud, or hot asphalt, nothing will stop a driver using Zeetex HP 2000 VFM.

Drivers commenting on this product have stressed its good quality compared to a very attractive price.

  • “I was afraid of buying Chinese economic class tyres and I had barely known anything about Zeetex. My worries turned out completely groundless. The tyre technician first chuckled and mumbled something under his breath, but when he started weighing them, he instantly changed his attitude. It turned out that there were no problems. The tyres are very quiet and they have very low rolling resistance, they seem to “push the car ahead”. The tread is high, they look very nice, and they seem practically unaffected after driving approx. 2,000 km. The only thing I felt was a slight floating of the car on wet surfaces when driving at over 120 km/h, but perhaps it was due to the car’s significant size. To sum up, tyres worth recommending. As long as the price does not change, I will never buy second hand tyres”. –  Luke


Zeetex HP 2000 VFM


How to choose summer tyres?


Selection of appropriate tyres is a guarantee of safe and comfortable driving.
Selection of appropriate tyres is a guarantee of safe and comfortable driving.


In order to choose appropriate tyres, it is worth consulting several sources of information. Opinions of other drivers who have driven a certain model on a day-to-day basis and know its upsides and downsides, are very helpful.

Another crucial source of information are organisations and automotive magazines, which perform seasonal tyre tests. They will enable you to confront drivers’ opinions with the ratings given by professionals to see if they coincide.

It is also worth reading the information provided on the tyre label. It will tell us more about the rolling resistance of the model, the noise level and handling wet surfaces.

In you have any doubts, you can always contact one of our experts, who will help you find the best tyres.


Enjoy your shopping!