The summer tyre ranking, based on the results of tests carried out by well-known organisations and motoring magasines, will certainly be helpful in choosing the right tyres for the coming season. The wide range of tyres that manufacturers offer their customers usually confuses drivers and makes it more difficult to make a final decision. In this ranking, we have listed the best summer models that, in the opinion of experts, deserved their places on the podium. 

Which models made it into the 2022 summer tyre rankings?Which models made it into the 2022 summer tyre rankings?

Organisations such as the ADAC, GTÜ or the popular magazines “Auto Bild”, “Auto Motor und Sport” as well as car clubs annually conduct tyre tests under controlled conditions, verifying the performance offered. The experts pay attention to the aspects that are important for the season. For summer tyres, the focus is on wet and dry performance for safe driving in the summer. Which models came up most often? The results are as follows.

TestSize1st place2nd place3rd place
ADAC/ ÖAMTC/TCS185/65 R15Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2Bridgestone Turanza T005Michelin Primacy 4
ADAC/ ÖAMTC/TCS215/60 R16Continental PremiumContact 6Michelin Primacy 4Bridgestone Turanza T005
Auto Bild
215/55 R17
Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
Hankook Ventus Prime 4
Michelin Primacy 4
Auto Bild
225/45 R18

Michelin Pilot Sport 4, Vredestein Ultrac Vorti


Falken Azenis FK510, Toyo Proxes Sport A

Auto Bild Allrad
235/55 R18

Goodyear EfficientGrip 2, Hankook Ventus S1 Evo3 SUV

Falken Azenis FK510 SUV
Auto, Motor und Sport
245/45 R19
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
Bridgestone Turanza T005
Hankook Ventus S1 Evo3 K127
Auto Zeitung215/55 R17Bridgestone Turanza T005Vredestein Ultrac

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, Michelin Primacy 4

ACE/GTÜ195/55 R16
KleberDynaxer HP4

Uniroyal Rainsport5,


Premium class at the top of the 2022 summer tyre ranking

As in previous years, this year’s ranking is also dominated by the premium models. Automotive organisations and magazines have recognised the outstanding performance of these tyres. It is therefore no surprise that it is recognised and particularly recommended. 

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 is the model that has taken top positions in the tests. It came in 1st place four times and 3rd place once. The tyre from the American manufacturer is undoubtedly one of the most recommended for the 2022 summer season. What automotive organisations and magazines have recognised them?

ADAC 185/65 R15 – 1st place

ÖAMTC 185/65 R15 – 1st place

TCS 185/65 R15 – 1st place

AutoBild 215/55 R 17 – 1st place

AutoZeitung 215/55 R17 – 3rd place

Why choose the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2?  

This premium tyre offers drivers safety, comfort and balanced performance. The tests show that this Goodyear tyre performs perfectly on all types of road surfaces, regardless of the current summer weather conditions.

The key to efficient driving is in the technology used: 

  • Mileage Plus provides high tread flexibility, durability and longer mileage. 
  • Wet Braking is responsible for safety on wet roads. It protects against aquaplaning, significantly reduces braking distances and enhances grip on water-covered roads. All thanks to a hardness-optimised rubber compound and redesigned gripping edges.
  • Dry Stability Plus ensures precise handling when driving straight and entering corners.

Bridgestone Turanza T005 

Some organisations and automotive magazines were unanimous that the 2nd and 3rd places on the podium in this year’s tests belong to the proposal of Japanese manufacturer Bridgestone – Turanza T005. The tyre did very well indeed, which is why it ranked right behind the winner in the summer tyre ranking

Auto Zeitung 215/55 R17 – 1st place

ADAC 185/65 R15 – 2nd place

ÖAMTC 185/65 R15 – 2nd place

TCS 185/65 R15 – 2nd place

Auto, Motor und Sport 245/45 R19 – 2nd place

ADAC 215/60 R16 – 3rd place

ÖAMTC 215/60 R16 – 3rd place

TCS 215/60 R16 – 3rd place

What makes the Bridgestone Turanza T005 stand out?

The Bridgestone Turanza T005 is not appearing in the ranking of summer tyres for the first time, so it will be a proven choice. The model uses innovative solutions, including the Nano Pro-tech compound, which together with a reinforced carcass gives the tyre stability and durability. The latest generation tread, characterised by an increased number of notches, is also noteworthy. These are responsible for traction while driving, so the car stays perfectly on track. The open grooves on the shoulders ensure water evacuation from under the front of the tyre and reduce aquaplaning. The manufacturer took care of reinforcement of sidewalls, so it is possible to drive thousands of miles on one set of tyres. 

Bridgestone Turanza T005 tyres, as befits the premium class, provide low rolling resistance and high performance, ensuring safe and comfortable travel in diverse weather conditions during the summer season. 

Michelin Primacy 4 

The ranking of summer tyres would not be complete without French manufacturer Michelin. The Primacy 4 model, like the Bridgestone Turanza T005, very often found itself it high positions in this year’s tests. The experts, almost unanimously, assessed that it deserved 2nd and 3rd place, thus proving that it is a very good proposition for the upcoming summer season. 

ADAC 215/60 R16 – 2nd place

ÖAMTC 215/60 R16 – 2nd place

TCS 215/60 R16 – 2nd place

ADAC 185/65 R15 – 3rd place

ÖAMTC 185/65 R15 – 3rd place

TCS 185/65 R15 – 3rd place

AutoBild 215/55 R 17 –3rd place

Auto Zeitung 215/55 R17 – 3rd place

What makes the Michelin Primacy 4 worth choosing?

The tyres are sure to work well on cars of all shapes and sizes – from compact and city cars to mid-size vehicles, and even more massive SUVs and 4x4s. Owners will appreciate the full control of their vehicle, especially when driving on wet roads. This is thanks to the EverGrip technology for safe braking and the special design of the tread pattern, which disperses water from under the tyre face.

Michelin Primacy 4 guarantees excellent performance and mileage that is up to 20% longer than the previous generation thanks to its abrasion-resistant compound. Work on optimising the contact patch has resulted in a more even distribution of contact pressure and temperature. Importantly, the tread wear indicator found on the Michelin Primacy 4 is helpful in assessing the condition of the tyre.

Choosing summer tyres – how do I do it?

Seasonal tyre tests carried out by organisations, automotive magazines and car clubs are a valuable guide for drivers who are faced with the choice of a new set of tyres. The opinions of other users about a given model, which can be found on the website, are also helpful. The owners of the tyres are the harshest evaluators, because those who have tested them in practice can point out the advantages and possible disadvantages. 

It is also worth reading the information on the tyre label. It is there that we will find the most important parameters for the given model, evaluated according to European guidelines, for example wet grip, rolling resistance and noise emissions. As a result we can objectively compare models of a given size.