ADAC ТЕСТ summer tyres 215/65R16 H (2012г.)


ADAC tire test 2012Summer tires 215/65R16 H

Small SUVs are becoming more popular, therefore, the ADAC has taken the most common tire size there under the microscope. The result: only two out of seven tested models cut "good", at least four "satisfactory". Unfortunately, even a "poor" represented.

№  Мake / Мdel Price EURO ADAC judgment Dry Wet Noise / comfort Traction on grass Fuel efficient Wear
  Weighting     20% 35% 10% 5% 10% 20%
1 Continental Cross Contact UHP 95-164
1,5 2,0 3,4 2,8 1,9 2,5
2 Pirelli Scorpion Verde 97-163 1,6 2,3 3,0 3,5 2,0 2,3
3 Goodyear EfficientGrip 4x4 SUV 100-206 1,5 2,9 1 2,6 3,0 2,0 0,5
4 Vredestein Sportrac 3 98-177 1,4 1,8 3,3 3,0 2,2 2,8 1
5 Hankook Dynapro HP 90-138 1,5 2,6 2,8 2,3 2,3 2,8 1
6 Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport 90-175 1,7 2,7 1 3,0 2,8 2,1 2,5
7 Сава Intensa SUV 86-126 2,3 5,3 1 3,1 2,3 1,8 0,5

1- devaluation see "weaknesses"

ADAC judgment 

 - very well  - well  - satisfactory  - sufficient  - deficient

ADAC Old: "Recommendation"

  highly recommended recommendable conditionally recommended not recommended


    In the summer tire for SUV tires are size 215/65 R 16 H the highest proportion. Seven tires of this size, the ADAC has taken a close look at.


     The ADAC judgment "good" was the Continental Cross Contact UHP and the Pirelli Scorpion Verde achieved. Good performance they showed in the safety-related disciplines on dry and wet roads as well as in its balance.

     Because of weaknesses in the wet were the Goodyear EfficientGrip 4x4 SUV, the Hankook Dynapro HP and the Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport is the ADAC judgment "satisfactory". The Vredestein Sportrac 3 of this judgment owes its moderate wear properties that are at the level of the Hankook Dynapro HP.  

     Who pays special attention to high mileage, should prefer the Goodyear EfficientGrip the Sava Intensa SUV. Both show little wear, the Sava, but in comparison to the massive Goodyear weaknesses on wet roads.

     Basically, it was clear this road tire test that these summer tires for off-road are only of limited use. Only Hankook Dynapro HP and Sava Intensa SUV could generate some traction on wet grass.

ADAC advice:

Who pays special attention to

  • good wet performance, should the Continental Cross Contact UHP or the Goodyear 4x4 EfficentGrip SUC choose.
  • good wear properties should choose the Goodyear EfficentGrip SUV 4x4.
  • wind noise should choose the Goodyear 4x4 or SUV EfficentGrip Hankook Dynapro HP.
  • When the fuel consumption differences are small.