The best 195/65 R15 summer tyres for 2018 according to drivers

  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK

Are you wondering which tyres to choose for the upcoming summer season? Yes? Well, we’ve summarised customer reviews on the most popular 195/65 R15 models and created a ranking of the best rated tyres. Use the experience of other drivers and choose the perfect tyres for your car. 


Ford Focus is one of the cars supplied with 195/65 R15 tyres
Ford Focus is one of the cars supplied with 195/65 R15 tyres.


Here, we present five 195/65 R15 models which, according to our users, turned out to be the best for summer conditions and have proven themselves in day-to-day use. This tyre size is mostly used on cars like Volkswagen Passat, Opel Astra, Renault Megane, Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia or Kia Cee’d.


Are you wondering which size is best for your car?

Use our tyre selection guide!


195/65 R15 summer tyres ranked according to OPONEO users





4,45 (see the reviews)

Continental ContiPremiumContact 5

4,4  (see the reviews)

Bridgestone Turanza T001

4,4  (see the reviews)

Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse

4,35 (see the reviews)

Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance

4,35 (see the reviews)

* As of March 2018. Ratings apply to the presented tyre size. The overall rating of a specific model may differ slightly from the one presented. The scale is 1 to 6, where 6 is the best rating.


1. Michelin ENERGY SAVER+ rated best by drivers

Michelin ENERGY SAVER+ is a technological step ahead in the world of daily-use tyres. Exceptional safety parameters and excellent performance are guaranteed by the proprietary solution called Eco N Grip, which increases the tyre’s durability and optimises rolling resistance.

The inclined profile ensures an increase in tyre/road contact surface by up to 10%, which improves stability and driving precision. This model, provided by a French premium-class manufacturer, is an excellent solution both for urban and extra-urban driving, no matter the weather.




  Michelin ENERGY SAVER+ received almost 260 reviews from our customers, among which over a half are the best possible grades. 

  • “Michelin Energy Saver + are amazing. I can see the difference versus cheaper tyres that I’d used before, especially on wet roads. The car sticks to the road as if it were glued. Driving safety is incomparable, even in case of a sudden rainfall. It is also excellent on dry asphalt. In addition, the tyres are very quiet. […]” (Tomek)

  • “I can count on them in any conditions. I get in the car and I’m sure about my safety. Why? Because I have Michelin Energy Saver +. I recommend them.” (Jan)

  • “I am using these tyres for the first time. After I mounted them on the front wheels, I could feel a clear improvement in driving comfort, cornering, shorter braking distance both on wet and dry roads, lower rolling resistance and noise level. I can recommend these tyres to anyone who values safety and driving comfort.” (Marian)


Did you know that... 

Aside from tyre manufacturing, Michelin is also famous for the issue of tourist guides and rating the best restaurants in the world with their quality mark: the Michelin star. 


2. Continental ContiPremiumContact 5

The two-section tread with its asymmetric pattern effectively protects you against loss of grip both on wet and on dry surfaces. The three-dimensional edges reduce braking distance, and the macro-blocks guarantee safe driving at high speeds.

With its high-tech compound, the model is not only safe and efficient but also environmentally friendly. Its active composition allows for reduction of carbon dioxide emission to the environment.


Continental ContiPremiumContact 5


Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 is a great example of a tyre that can be appreciated among drivers and highly rated by experts in international tests. Our customers reviewed this model as follows: 

  • “To me they are sensational, the best tyres I have ever used. The tyre is predictable and performs excellently both on dry and wet roads. On corners, it is better than my previous tyres. It sticks the car to the road way better. In terms of driving properties, Conti beats my previous tyres by far. Great behaviour on water, on bends, with perfect braking and manoeuvring. (Rafał) 

  • “Before I had the older Continental tyre, the Contact 2. I was satisfied with this, but ContiPremiumContact 5 is wonderful! The noise levels are extremely low at 50 to 90 km/h and on quicker roads you can barely hear them. They are sensational on wet surfaces. The ABS in my car hasn’t activated once... It’s really worth spending the money, I can honestly recommend them to anyone. […]” (Andrzej)


3. Bridgestone Turanza T001

Bridgestone Turanza T001 is the optimum choice for anyone who wants to enjoy full performance and safety on the road, without forgetting about the environment.

The tyre uses a modern technology called NanoPro-Tech which reduces rolling resistance by up to 19%. It is based on a flattened profile and an enlarged tyre-to-road contact area. The unique tread grooves reduce vibration and noise generated by the tyre, making any journey a real pleasure.


Bridgestone Turanza T001


Bridgestone Turanza T001 has the perfect balance between performance, durability and environmental protection. Our customers have distinguished the tyre especially for the parameters associated with moderate urban driving. Here are some of the most interesting reviews:

  • “Bridgestone Turanza are very comfortable, safe and reliable tyres. They are quiet, which I really appreciate. On wet asphalt they provide driving stability and also on bends. On dry roads, you can feel how much they stick to the asphalt without affecting fuel consumption or rolling resistance. I can definitely recommend this tyre.” (Damian)

  • “Excellent tyres! The car sticks to the road as if it was glued! I recommend it to anyone who values comfort and quality for a reasonable price! It really is worth it!” (Dawid)

  • “The best tyres I have used so far, and I have been a driver for 35 years. Driving comfort and safety first.” (Marek)


Did you know that...

Bridgestone’s factory, located in the U.S. state of North Carolina, achieved a zero amount of waste transported to dumps. This shows the attention the Japanese group pays to environmental issues.


4. Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse

The best sport tyre at this size turned out to be the Dunlop SP Sport Blueresponse. It is designed for medium and premium class cars and it performs excellently in any conditions prevailing in a European summer. The model not only ensures travelling comfort, but also fuel savings and environmentally friendly operation.

The asymmetric tread pattern guarantees versatile performance and an excellent grip. Thanks to efficient water drainage features, the drive is precise and stable no matter the weather.


Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse


As many as 96% of drivers who rated Dunlop SP Sport Blueresponse on Oponeo recommend it to other users. It is one of the most popular 196/65 R15 products, already reviewed by over 570 customers. 

  • “Dunlop tyres generally represent top class in any parameter and, additionally, they look great. Previously I had used tyres from premium, medium and economic classes. […] On wet roads, the tyres behave as if they were glued to the surface. There isn’t even the slightest skid, even when entering relatively sharp corners. On dry roads, there were also no problems. I can recommend it to any undecided drivers who value safety and driving comfort.” (Piter)

  • “For me, the most important factor is driving safety, especially since I often drive with kids. With these tyres, you can really feel the comfort and safety of driving, but most of all they are very adhesive and respond as they should. They are excellent for me, the best ones I have ever had. Worth recommending.” (moniquet)

  • “I have been using these tyres for nearly a year and I am very pleased. The car travels like it’s on rails and sticks to the road very well. Driving comfort is high, too. The tyres are quiet, you can feel the low rolling resistance and, in my case, there is a clearly lower fuel consumption. I can heartily recommend them!” (Michał)


5. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance

One of the most popular 195/65 R15 tyres is a product by the American company, Goodyear, which needs no introductions. The high quality of their products comes from the use of pioneering technologies and only the best materials. This significantly affects your travelling safety. ActiveBraking can reduce the braking distance by up to 8%.


Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance


Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance is a model that is eagerly chosen in most of the available sizes. At 195/65 R15, it has been evaluated by 230 drivers, who ranked the tyre as one of the top products.

  • “I checked the tyres on motorways every day on a route outside the city and at the weekend, on drives around the city. Excellent driving both on dry and on wet roads. Super-quiet tyres. They easily deal with water, even at high speeds, both on straight sections and on corners” (mookie)

  • “Very good tyres for all conditions. At high speeds I feel safe. The noise level is low and doesn’t bother me. In the rain, they drain water very well. The car is easy to drive, being very predictable and stable. It behaves excellently on uneven roads. I can recommend these tyres.” (Monika)

  • “These tyres are very good in all respects. Excellent driving properties and quiet rolling are their main qualities, but this is actually everything that a tyre should feature.” (Zbigniew)

summer tyres


How to choose the best tyres?

Before buying tyres, you should read information about them from different sources. It’s very important to check the reviews of other users, who use the tyres on a daily basis and better know their pros and cons.

An important source of information is also automotive associations and magazines which publish rankings and seasonal tyre tests. It is best to compare the test results to the actual ratings given by drivers to see if they correspond.

It is good to read the information provided on the label attached to the tyre, which is also available on Oponeo (the tab titled ‘Label’). There, you can learn more about the levels of noise emitted by the model, its fuel efficiency and its behaviour on wet roads.

If you are still unconvinced, you can always use advice provided by our experts. Call as on 0800 066 3422 and we will help you choose the best tyres for your car.

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