Asphalt & adventure – Auto Bild Allrad tests 235/55R19 tyres

Asphalt & adventure – Auto Bild Allrad tests 235/55R19 tyres

A wise choice when selecting 4×4 and SUV tyres is a tyre that can handle tougher conditions than you’ll actually encounter. To give tyre buyers a better idea of what their potential purchase is up for, as well as what it isn’t, Auto Bild Allrad examines both on and off-road strengths in its 2024 summer tyre test. The publication looked at 11 brands in size 235/55R19, and although none of the candidates achieved top marks on every type of surface, two tyres offer an “all-round, no worries package on and off the road.”

These two top tyres are also the most expensive products in the test. Summarising the outcome, Auto Bild Allrad comments that the result “shows once again that quality has its price.”

Test winner – rated exemplary

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
+ Excellent driving characteristics on any surface, sporty dynamic handling qualities, precise steering behaviour, short wet and dry braking distances, low rolling resistance

Rated exemplary

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
+ Convincing premium tyre with balanced high level of performance, very good safety reserves in aquaplaning, short wet and dry braking distances
– Moderate sand traction

Rated Good

Bridgestone Potenza Sport
+ Good dynamic driving qualities, convincing off-road characteristics, precise steering behaviour, short wet and dry braking distances
– Increased rolling resistance

Kumho Ecsta PS71 SUV
+ Safe driving behaviour in all conditions, good off-road qualities, very good traction on sand, short braking distances, moderate price
– Moderate comfort, slightly increased rolling noise

Pirelli Scorpion
+ Very good traction on grass and mud, short dry braking distances, convincing ride comfort, fuel-saving rolling resistance
– Slightly spongy handling on dry roads

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 SUV
+ Balanced safe driving qualities in all track conditions, short wet and dry braking distances, good price-performance ratio
– Moderate traction in sand, slight understeer in the wet

Toyo Proxes Sport 2
+ Good off-road qualities, short braking distances and dynamic handling on dry roads, favourable price
– Moderate wet grip, delayed steering response, slightly increased rolling resistance

Rated satisfactory

Giti Tire GitiSport S2 SUV
+ Good sand traction, stable safety aquaplaning reserves, short dry braking distances
– Understeer on dusty and dry roads, spongy steering response, moderate comfort

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti+
+ Good traction on muddy terrain, safe aquaplaning characteristics, good comfort
– Significant understeering behaviour, limited off-road qualities, increased rolling resistance

Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5 SUV
+ Good traction on gravel and sand, low rolling resistance, very favourable price level
– Satisfactory traction in mud, understeer and longer braking distances in wet conditions

Ceat Sport Drive SUV
+ Good off-road qualities, low rolling resistance, favourable price
– Only satisfactory aquaplaning properties, moderate grip on wet roads, understeer on wet and dry roads


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