Auto Express Summer Tyre Test 2014, Goodyear Dunlop Performs Well

by chris sanders on 11th September 2014

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Here at Which Tyres? we always like to bring you the latest news on tyre tests to help you make an informed choice for you car.

In this years Auto Express tyre tests in the 205/55R16 size with load index ratings of either 91 or 94 and speed ratings of V and W, the 1st and 2nd placed were the Dunlop Sport BluResponse and the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance respectively.

Launched in 2013, the Dunlop Sport BluResponse has proved itself to be a reliable performer in the mid-range and our partner, Tyremen, agrees. It has great wet and dry braking qualities, aquaplaning scored very highly in the curved and straight road surfaces and is overall a worthy winner.

The runner up, and only by 0.60%, is the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance. Again, another very good tyre and proved its worth with cabin noise, wet braking, rolling resistance and wet cornering.

So who else was tested? The listings and test results are below;

Auto Express Tyre Tests Sept 14

 

The company’s that were tested and their rankings are below;

Overall Result
1 Dunlop            100%
2 Goodyear        99.40%
3 Pirelli              98.90%
4 Hankook         98.70%
5 Continental     98.00%
6 Bridgestone    97.70%
7 Michelin          97.50%
8 Vredestein      96.70%
9 Toyo                96.40%
10 GT Radial      96.20

Our Verdict?

It good to see that Goodyear Dunlop have have come a long way and to come out 1st with a tyre that was launched only a year ago shows a true determination to deliver for the customer. As shown with the GT Radial, cheap isn’t alway best and the most expensive tyre, the Michelin, only ranked 7th in the test.

Pirelli, Hankook and Continental came 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively scoring 98% and above.

After looking at the results from all the tests, most of the tyres have their own strengths and weaknesses, and there was less than 4% in the final test results.

If you are still unsure, please feel free to contact the friendly team at Tyremen to find the option that best suits your car.

Tel: 08456 807808

 

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