Looking for summer tyres in size 225/45 R17, but can't decide on a specific model? Let the opinions of our website users help you. Based on them, we have prepared a list of the highest-rated pieces in the past year. Make use of the rich experience of other drivers and choose the perfect tyres for your car!

Oponeo has over 200,000 collected and verified opinions, approx. 50 thousand of which comes from last year. Such an expanded database allows for a reliable and credible presentation of trends prevailing among drivers. This article shows you the top 5 tyres in size 225/45 R17 according to our customers. They tested the tyres in very different conditions, periods and places. Please, feel free to read the ranking!

Opel Zafira is one of the car models that has 225/45 R17 tyres (photo: opel.com)
Opel Zafira is one of the car models that has 225/45 R17 tyres (photo: opel.com).

Ranking of 225/45 R17 summer tyres according to Oponeo users

ModelRating*
Bridgestone Turanza T0055,7
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 55,65
Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 25,65
Continental PremiumContact 65,6
Pirelli P7 Cinturato5,55

*The ranking is based on the average value of the reviews posted by users over a given period (for that specific size only). The data covers the period from 1 January 2020, to 1 January 2021. The score scale is from 1 to 6, with six being the highest possible score.

Tyres in size 225/45 R17 are mounted in such cars as: Alfa Romeo Giulietta, GT, Spider; VW Golf, Jetta, Passat, Scirocco; Volvo C70; BMW M3, 3-Series, Z4; Seat Leon; Mercedes CLK, A- and C-Class; Audi A3, RS4, TT; Renault Megane and many others.

If you are unsure which tyre size fits your car, we recommend using our tyre selection tool.

Bridgestone Turanza T005

The top spot on our list was taken by the Turanza T005 from Bridgestone, belonging to the premium segment. This brand, well-valued and appreciated by industry experts, is also appreciated by our customers. The Japanese manufacturer proves once again that the Land of the Rising Sun has cutting-edge technological solutions that effectively improve driving comfort and safety.

Bridgestone designed this model with long-haul travels in mind. To this end, experts opted for the latest-generation asymmetric tread. It features a reinforced carcass structure, wide grooves perfect for draining water, and an increased number of cuts, which improves the wheels' adhesion to the asphalt. The technological solutions used make Turanza T005 a safe tyre, but as many drivers appreciated - also a quiet one.

The model is recommended by organizations conducting tyre tests. Over the years, it has won several prestigious awards; in 2019, the size 225/45 R17 was rated "good" in the Auto Bild test.


According to drivers:

Martin:

I highly recommend these tyres. I've always preferred to spend a little more on tyres and feel safe. I really feel safer with these tyres because they do their job on the road; there are no problems with braking on wet or dry surfaces. I recommend this brand.

Puhach:

Very good tyres, relatively quiet, they drain water well and hold the road great. I can recommend these tyres in good conscience.

Paul Gardner:

The tyres hug the road perfectly. The braking distance on wet surfaces is satisfactory. Overall, the tyres meet my expectations. I'll add that the noise level is fine.

 


Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 model, which is the work of designers from the American Goodyear, took the next spot. The tyre also belongs to the premium segment and is also marked as UHP (ultra high performance). In principle, it should therefore offer the highest possible performance and efficiency. Looking at the very positive reception by the drivers - The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 is an extremely successful project.

What makes this tyre stand out from the competition is the use of many innovative technological solutions for its manufacture. It is worth mentioning the energy transmission system on the tread, which guarantees shorter response time and more precise steering, or the expanding contact strip. It shortens the braking distance on wet surfaces. The rubber blend used in the manufacturing process is also important. It has been optimized in such a way that it is very resistant to damage and also helps decelerate effectively in all weather conditions.

In 2019, Auto Bild awarded the size 225/45 R17 an "exemplary" note and placed it 2nd in its ranking.

 


According to drivers:

Saint:

It is an unrivalled tyre when it comes to grip and driving performance. This is my third set and each generation met my high expectations. In the meantime, I tried other summer tyres, but none gave me such confidence in driving. It has one downside - it only lasts for two seasons, but that is the cost of excellent grip.

Sergii:

I am satisfied with the tyres I have bought; they are quiet, they make the car grip the road well; whenever I had to brake sharply on a dry surface, the car felt like it was glued to the road, with short braking distance, no screeching or smoke. Good on wet surfaces too, I recommend them!!!

Robert Sawyer:

It hugs the road beautifully on a dry surface; on a wet one I did a test on a winding road and I felt as confident as on a dry one. I highly recommend it.

 


Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2

The Sport Maxx RT 2 was included in our ranking with the same average rating as the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. It was designed by the British concern Dunlop and belongs to the premium segment. These tyres are the direct successor to the Sport Maxx RT model. The predecessor was very popular among the company's customers, so they decided to improve upon it and release a new generation.

Sport Maxx RT 2 boasts better stability and control and also wears out slower. Tests have shown that the designers have managed to shorten the braking distance in wet and dry conditions, as well as achieve improved traction on water. To achieve this, Dunlop has used an asymmetric tread with wide grooves. The tyre also shows lower rolling resistance, which allows saving some fuel.

The model in size 225/45 R17 has been appreciated not only by drivers but also experts. In 2019, Auto Bild awarded it a "good" note.

 


According to drivers:

Derek:

Very good tyres; I was surprised by the silence while driving both on a highway and expressway, as well as around the city. They hug the road well when cornering. Everything is ok so far, after driving about 3 thousand km.

Keith:

Very good purchase; the tyres are quiet, ensure reliable braking on dry and wet roads. I travelled 6,000 km with them (purchased in April) and I am very happy with my purchase. Keep it up.

Keith:

A very good tyre on both dry and wet surfaces. It sticks to the road very well! It is very quiet, for its large tread. Highly recommend!

 


Continental PremiumContact 6

Next on our list, scoring slightly fewer points is the PremiumContract 6. The model was created for premium cars by the Continental brand. The company's goal was to provide its customers with tyres that offer high performance, full comfort and travel safety.

The most important technologies used in the model are the structure of silica crystals and the advanced pattern of macroblocks. Both of these elements improve the car's handling and grip, especially on wet surfaces. Furthermore, PremiumContract 6 uses an optimized polymer blend, thanks to which the tyre has an extended service life compared to the previous generation (PremiumContract 5), and additionally guarantees a low noise level, which will be particularly appreciated by those traveling long distances.

The tyre is not only recommended by drivers but also by professional testers. In 2018, Auto Zeitung and Auto, Motor und Sport recommended the model in this size to their readers.

 


According to drivers:

Peter:

I bought PremiumContact 6 tyres because I was looking for good tyres at a reasonable price. Before that, I had PremiumContract 5 tyres and was happy with them. The 6th generation of these tyres is actually quieter than the 5th. The tyres grip the road well and they neither beat nor vibrate at speeds over 120 km.

Right_away:

The tyres are great, do a good job on wet surfaces, no problems with traction, the drainage of water is high, I highly recommend them!

Walt:

I have had these tyres for almost a year; I am really happy with them and I can recommend them to everyone with good conscience. At home, I have two widths, 225 at the front and 245 at the rear; the car runs really well, even in the rain.

 


Pirelli P7 Cinturato

The last tyre awarded by drivers using our website is the P7 Cinturato. It should be noted, however, that despite taking the last place, this model does not differ much in terms of points from those mentioned above. P7 Cinturato are premium segment tyres signed with the Pirelli logo, created in harmony with the natural environment. This should be an added advantage for those who are not indifferent to the fate of our planet.

The tyre sports a special tread pattern, with a block system designed to reduce rolling resistance as well as the emission of noise generated while driving. Moreover, it provides increased grip when cornering. Moreover, Pirelli has used Energy Efficient technology to reduce fuel consumption and thus CO2 emissions - also for the sake of the Earth.

 


According to drivers:

Walt:

The tyres perform very well on any surface. Proven in various field conditions, they do not show any deviations. I find them rather comfortable.

Peter Church:

I would recommend them to any driver; they are super quiet, very safe while driving, especially on dry surfaces, very comfortable when driving long distances, especially on a highway.

wpaul69:

The tyre performs well in all summer weather conditions, very good lateral support even when cornering on dry surfaces. On wet roads, driving straight ahead, even at high speed, is not a problem and the car behaves safely. When it comes to cornering, vehicle stability management switched on when cornering a large bend, but it could also have been low tyre pressure. I don't have the opportunity to test it again, but I highly recommend the tyre to those for whom safety and quality are a priority.

Properly selected tyres guarantee full performance and safe driving.
Properly selected tyres guarantee full performance and safe driving.
 

How to choose the right tyres for the summer season?

The opinions of other drivers can be the most valuable hint for many people, as they are supported by the reviewers' independence and their sheer number. They also show the pros and cons of specific models from the perspective of users with different needs. Nevertheless, seeking information from several sources before buying tyres is always worthwhile. Where else can you get opinions on tyres?

A valuable tip when buying a set for the summer are also tests prepared every season by recognized automotive organizations and magazines. With them, you can compare the ratings of ordinary drivers with those of professionals and check if there are differences between them, and if so, what they are.

It is also always worth reading the information on the label, which must be attached to each tyre. It identifies the most important parameters of a given model, such as wet grip, rolling resistance and noise level.