ADAC test: 6 highly recommended 185/65 R15 tyres

ADAC test: 6 highly recommended 185/65 R15 tyres

The tyre size 185/65 R15 is a popular fitment for smaller cars and can be found on numerous models. European motoring associations ADAC, TCS and ÖAMTC have chosen 185/65 R15 as one of two dimensions evaluated in their summer 2022 tyre test. Their testers fitted 16 brands of tyre to a VW Polo and subjected these to braking and handling tests in wet and dry conditions as well as a range of comfort, environmental and economy-related evaluations. They found six products to be well-balanced performers.

ADAC rates 6 tyres ‘good’

Test winner: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
+ A very balanced tyre with top result for wear. Particularly good on wet surfaces but also good in the dry.

Bridgestone Turanza T005
+ Very balanced. Top result in the wet and very good on dry roads. Relatively good fuel efficiency.
Slightly elevated noise levels.

Michelin Primacy 4
+ Very balanced. Particularly good on wet & dry roads, relatively low wear levels.

Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde
+ Very balanced with top result on dry roads, good in the wet.

Dunlop Sport Blu Response
+ Good on dry roads, good aquaplaning performance.
Slightly weak when braking in the wet.

Giti GitiSynergy H2
+ Good characteristics in the wet.
Slightly weak driving precision on dry surfaces.

10 ‘satisfactory’ tyres

Laufenn G Fit EQ+
+ A decent tyre on dry roads, relatively good fuel efficiency.
Slightly weak wet handling.

Continental EcoContact 6
+ Top result for fuel consumption, low wear levels.
Relatively weak aquaplaning performance.

Firestone Roadhawk
+ Good on dry road surfaces, relatively low wear levels
Weak wet handling, noisiest tyre in test.

BFGoodrich Advantage
+ Relatively low fuel consumption.
Weaknesses on wet & dry roads.

Falken Sincera SN110
+ Good on dry roads, good fuel consumption, quietest tyre in test.
Slightly weak wet handling, high wear levels.

Semperit Speed-Life 3
+ Decent performance on dry roads, relatively low fuel consumption & wear.
Weaknesses on wet roads.

Vredestein Ultrac
+ Particularly good on wet & dry roads.
Highest fuel consumption in test, high wear levels.

Fulda EcoControl HP2
+ Top result for wear.
Weaknesses wet roads (braking, handling) & also on dry roads.

Cooper CS7
+ Relatively low fuel consumption.
Weak on wet & dry roads, high wear levels.

Matador MP47 Hectorra 3
+ Relatively low fuel consumption.
Weak on dry roads & also in the wet.



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