Victory for Goodyear, wooden spoon for Cooper in SUV tyre test
The most recent issue of German motoring publication Auto Zeitung contains the results of its size 215/65 R16 H/V SUV tyre test. Nine tyres were fitted to a VW Tiguan 2.0 TSI and evaluated for their performance on wet, dry and off-road surfaces and well as for comfort, noise and rolling resistance; Auto Zeitung voted the Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV its test winner.
The Goodyear rubber, along with second to fourth-placed tyres the ContiPremiumContact 5 SUV, Nokian Line SUV and Pirelli Scorpion Verde, was rated ‘highly recommended’. The Dunlop Sport BluResponse gained as many points in the test as the Pirelli tyre, however it missed out on the highly recommended rating due to its wet surface braking distance. Finishing in sixth place was the Vredestein Sportrac 5, followed by the Firestone Destination HP, Falken ZIEX ZE914 and, in last place, the Cooper Zeon XSTa.
Detailed results can be found in the Tyrepress.com tyre test database.