The seasonal change of tyres is approaching, and many drivers face a dilemma as to which summer tyres to buy - 175/65 R14. The ranking prepared by our team is based on the reviews of drivers, who expressed their satisfaction with the given models through opinions on the Oponeo portal. In this way you can quickly and easily choose the tyres that perfectly suit your car. 

175/65 R14 - fiat 500Tyres size 175/65R14 are fitted on the Fiat 500, among others.

If you are wondering which 175/65 R14 summer tyres to choose, we have put together a ranking to help you. All the models presented here have been well tested by our customers, driving on different routes and in different weather conditions. Tyres this size are fitted on many popular car models, such as: Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot 206, Renault Clio, Fiat Tipo, Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Astra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda MX-5, Skoda Fabia and many others.

Ranking of summer tyres 175/65 R14 by Oponeo users*

Nokian Tyres Wetproof5,55
Nexen N’Blue HD Plus5,4
Firemax FM6015,35
Imperial Ecodriver 45,35
Kormoran Road5,2

*The reviews for the above tyres were collected between 1 January 2021 and 7 March 2022. They relate solely to the size shown. The scale used to award ratings ranged from 1 to 6, with 6 being the highest possible score.

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Nokian Tyres Wetproof

The first place in this year's ranking belongs to the Wetproof model from Nokian Tyres. The tyre is a premium segment tyre, and the manufacturers have focused on solutions that guarantee not only driving comfort but above all safety.

The tyre structure is divided into two zones. The outer zone provides stability and manoeuvrability, while the inner zone reduces the risk of aquaplaning.

The product uses an asymmetrical tread pattern. It provides excellent grip on both dry and wet surfaces. The specially developed grooves, as well as the golf ball-like structure and the use of silent sidewall technology, result in a very low noise level of just 68 dB in this size.

Satisfied drivers highlight the most important features in their feedback:

In the wet it's very, very good, even in truly monsoon conditions, and in the dry it's also very good, even with a severe underestimation of cornering sharpness. And (in size 175/65R14) they're spectacularly quiet, which in a poorly soundproofed car is really noticeable.  Marcus

The tyres are excellent in terms of its grip on roads. I can hear them a little, but I don't think it affects driving comfort - especially if safety is an issue. The tyres have convinced me enough to buy a set of Nokian winter tyres too. Oskar

Nexen N’Blue HD Plus

Second on the podium is the medium-sized Nexen N'Blue HD Plus tyre. This is a model that has a positive effect not only on safety, but also on the reduction of fuel consumption. As a result, drivers can save some money on refuelling.

The rubber compound used for this tyre ensures low rolling resistance and durability. The special casing construction prevents damage and deformation, which significantly improves stability. The asymmetrical tread of the well-shaped tread pattern is characterised by a special groove system that disperses water effectively, preventing aquaplaning. You can expect good grip and shorter braking distances on both dry and wet roads.

What do drivers think of the Nexen N'Blue HD Plus? Here are some reviews:

I recommend these tyres. They are excellent for a light car like mine. The grip is good, even on wet roads. The car handles pleasantly and lightly. The fuel consumption has gone down.  Paul K.

Very good budget tyres, excellent for city driving and short distances, high abrasion - do not disappear in sight, good performance on wet pavement, as for grip on dry and noise, nothing to complain about, I recommend. Price/quality - 6/6.  Zoltan

Firemax FM601

The Firemax FM601 is in the top 5 list for summer tyres in size 175/65 R14. The Firemax FM601 is the ideal choice for drivers who want a good value for money product. The tyre guarantees driving comfort and good grip on wet roads. This is made possible by three wide grooves that channel water effectively and prevent the car from skidding.

The Firemax FM601 has an asymmetrical tread, which means the tyre is safe and secure on rainy days. In addition, you can be sure that your car will grip the road better when cornering and will not drift off course. The manufacturer opted for this solution because it minimises the noise the tyre makes when driving.

Firemax brand tyres have been appreciated by satisfied customers, what do drivers point out in their reviews? Here are some reviews:

I drive a very light, sporty peugeot 206, weight - 960 kilos. I used expensive premium brand tyres, they were a bit harder. These are soft, the car flows on them. High driving comfort and good grip in dry and wet conditions. I highly recommend them. They show no signs of wear, and I have already driven 3,000 miles.  Leon

The tyres are up to the job. Admittedly, they are not exposed to a dynamic driving style, but we are completely satisfied with them. They are used in my wife's Yaris Verso, which she drives mainly in the city daily. I was led by the price, but also by the positive review from Oponeo, and I think that it is hard to buy such quality new, fresh tyres at this price. Wrrrrrrr

Imperial Ecodriver 4

The next place in the ranking also belongs to the representative of the economy class, namely the Imperial Ecodriver 4. It is an excellent choice for drivers looking for a budget solution and who focus primarily on the best value for money.

The most distinctive feature of this tyre is its dual-action asymmetrical tread. The central part is responsible for efficient water evacuation and the prevention of aquaplaning. The outer section provides traction and control. This means that those with a relaxed and moderate driving style can enter corners with confidence and grip. The rubber compound used for this tyre is also an asset. It is highly abrasion-resistant and guarantees a long service life.

The positive feedback from drivers who have opted for Imperial Ecodriver 4 tyres speaks for itself:

The tyres are performing well. At this price you get even more than I would expect. They have very good grip, braking on both dry and wet terrain is no problem at all. I absolutely recommend! ! Alexandra

The tyre performs all the functions it should. It is fairly quiet, handles well on bends and does not squeal, even in hot weather. I would recommend it. Cornelius

Kormoran Road

The Kormoran Road is an economical class tyre, appreciated for its low noise level as well as its very good price. It is an ideal choice for people who drive mainly in the city and occasionally take longer trips.

The special asymmetrical tread design is responsible for efficient water drainage and good grip. Wide circumferential grooves in combination with shoulder slots significantly reduce the risk of aquaplaning and enable good control of the car when driving on wet roads. Thanks to the widened shoulders, the tyre has greater stability, which means it is easier to maintain traction. Cornering is much easier, making for a smoother ride.

What is the opinion of drivers who have bought and tested Kormoran Road tyres?

The ideal tyre for people who drive occasionally and who do not want to spend too much on tyres. Toby

I recommend these tyres. They perform very well for everyday driving. It's not top of the range, but I've been using them for a few months now and I'm satisfied. Daniel

How do I choose the right tyres for the summer season?

In order to make the right decision when choosing the right tyres, you must first of all gather information about the product. The label attached to the tyre will help you do this. It contains the most important data. You will find information on wet grip, rolling resistance and noise emissions.

It is also a good idea to find out how the tyre you are considering buying performs during professional tests. Ratings from motoring organisations and magazines can give you a good indication of which model to buy. However, many motorists believe that the most information is to be found in the opinions of other motorists. They are the ones who test the tyres every day and know all the pros and cons.

If you have any doubts, ask our experts. They will help you make the right decision!