ADAC TEST summer tires 165/70R14 T (2012)

ADAC tire test 2012 - Summer tires 165/70R14 T

    In the small car this size is most common. The market offers a wide selection of tires, so a guide is important. Most test takers cut "satisfactory" from, but there are also "good" products - and a "poor"..

№  Make / Model Price EURO ADAC assessment Dry Wet Noise / comfort fuel efficient wear
  Weighting     20% 40% 10% 10% 20%
1 Continental ContiEcoContact 5 47-102

1,5 2,5 2,5 1,3 1,3
2 Michelin Energy Saver 53-89 1,6 2,2 2,6 1,7 2,0
3 Pirelli Cinturato P1 45-100 1,5 2,3 2,8 2,0 2,3
4 Apolon Amazer 3G Maxx 42-55 1,6 2,2 3,7 2,1 2,5
5 Barum Brillantis 2 40-69 1,9 2,5 3,1 2,1 2,5
6 Goodyear DuraGrip 45-73 1,5 2,8 1 2,6 1,7 1,5
7 Fulda EcoControl 40-76 1,6 3,0 1 3,2 2,0 1,0
8 Yokohama BluEarth 48-73 1,4 2,4 2,8 2,2 2,8 1
9 Dunlop SP Streetresponce 45-86 1,6 2,7 1 3,0 1,8 2,3
10 Hankook K425 Eco Kinergy 44-69 1,6 2,6 1 2,9 2,3 2,5
11 Kumho Solus KH17 41-80   1,6 2,3 3,1 2,5 3,0 1
12 Firestone Multihawk 44-82 1,6 2,7 1 3,2 2,4 2,5
13 Semperit Comfort-Life 2 43-72 1,7 2,5 3,1 2,3 3,3 1
14 GT Radial Champiro Eco 44-69 2,4 3,2 1 2,7 1,9 2,0
15 Infinity INF-030 2 39-57 2,0 5,2 1 3,8 2,3 0,5

1- devaluation see "weaknesses"

2 - according to the supplier discontinued model, remnants still commercially available

ADAC judgment 

 - very well  - well  - satisfactory  - sufficient  - deficient

ADAC Old: "Recommendation"

  highly recommended recommendable conditionally recommended not recommended

 

Conclusion

The market moves: brands that were previously little known, close to their qualities to the group of classic premium brands. That is the result of two outsiders. The Apollo Amazer 3G Maxx amazed with best scores on wet roads. In the other criteria, he shows a balance of properties, so that he deserves the solid ADAC judgment "good". The Barum Brillantis 2 comes on a wet road is not quite up to the Apollo, convinced as a whole but also with balanced performance.

     The models of the rival Continental and Michelin are on the front ranks of exchange, but the former property strengths. The ContiEcoContact 5 excels in the criteria of wear and fuel consumption, but falls back to the characteristics in the wet behind the Michelin Energy Saver. The latter in turn is happening especially in wet conditions produced by high marks. The Energy Saver presents itself in fuel consumption and wear and contrary to previous experience slightly worse than the competitor of Continental. In addition to these four models have also earned the Pirelli Cinturato P1 with its balance of the judgment "good". 

      The ADAC judgment "satisfactory", nine tire models. Most fail because of weaknesses in a better judgment on wet roads. Only in Yokohama BluEarth, Kumho Solus KH17 and Semperit Comfort-Life 2 prevents the wear behavior of a good review. 

     The rear with "Poor" inf, Infinity-030. Especially the too long stopping distances on wet roads shows its weaknesses - it falls under emergency braking from 100 km / h from longer to stop almost 20 m as the best competitors, ie when the car is with the Pirelli tires, runs the other with The Infinity tires still 47 km / h  

ADAC advice:

Who pays special attention to

good moisture properties should choose the Michelin Energy Saver or the Apollo Amazer 3G Maxx.
low fuel consumption should select the Continental ContiEcoContact fifth
good wear properties, should the Fulda EcoControl, the Continental ContiEcoContact 5 or the Goodyear DuraGrip choose.
wind noise, should the Continental ContiEcoContact 5, the Michelin Energy Saver or the Goodyear DuraGrip choose.