Are you looking for summer tyres in size 225/45 R17, but you can't decide on a particular model? We have a convenient solution for you. Based on our customers' feedback on their tyres, we have prepared a list of the highest rated models. More than 135,000 opinions, rich experience of drivers and millions of kilometres covered, will help you choose the perfect tyres for your car.

Opel Zafira is one of the car models that has 225/45 R17 tyres (photo:
Opel Zafira is one of the car models that has 225/45 R17 tyres (photo:


The 225/45 R17 size tyres are found in cars such as the following: Alfa Romeo Giulietta, GT, Spider; VW Golf, Passat; Volvo C70; BMW M3, Series 3; Vauxhall Zafira; Seat Leon; Mercedes Classes A and C; Audi TT, A3, RS4; Renault Megane.


Ranking of summer tyres 225/45 R17 according to OPONEO users

*As for February 2019. Assessments are based on the presented size, the overall rating for the model may differ from the one presented. The scale is 1-5, where 5 is the highest possible score.


1. Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance



According to tyre users, the best summer model in size 225/45 R17 is the Efficientgrip Performance from the U.S. company Goodyear. Drivers appreciate it primarily for its safety, economy and comfort.

The designers responsible for the construction of this tyre decided to use a modern asymmetrical tread, which is distinguished by its outstanding versatility and stable performance on all surfaces. The use of WearControl technology has shortened the braking distance on wet roads, while FuelSaving reduces rolling resistance and thus reduces the amount of fuel consumed by the car.

Here are some of the latest feedback on Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance:

  • “I am very satisfied with the tyres I bought. In addition to the excellent performance, I was surprised by how quiet these tyres are. I hope that their durability will also surprise me positively”. – KK

  • “I highly recommend Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance tyres. The best summer tyres I've ever used. The rolling resistance is low, reducing fuel consumption by around 2 litres per 100 km. When it rains, the car adheres well to the road, draining the water at the highest level. I recommend this product to those who are looking for tyres where quality goes hand in hand with price”. – Kis


Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance


2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2



On the second place of the podium in our ranking there was one more tyre from the American premium manufacturer Goodyear. As you can see, our customers rate the brand's products extremely highly.

The Eagle F1 Assymetric 2 is distinguished by its excellent performance in dry conditions - in the summer it is perfect for dynamic driving. Drivers also appreciated the high comfort of driving and the reduction of unwanted aquaplaning.

The advantages of an excellent model could be discussed for a long time. Let's just add that it also provides high acoustic comfort, which is a rare feature on the sports tyre market. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres, tested in the past at NASCAR races, are also ideal for everyday use. This is confirmed by the drivers' opinions:

  • “I've had these tyres in my 200 hp car and rear-wheel drive since the beginning of the season, I drove about 5000km on various roads, in different weather conditions - I can say that the tyres are really awesome, they stick very well on dry and wet roads, you  have to try really hard to go off track. Worth the price”. – Pete

  • “The tyre is very quiet. Excellent cornering grip on dry and wet roads. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a very good tyre and doesn't want to overpay”. – Tom


Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2


3. Uniroyal Rainsport 3


The third place on the Rainsport 3 is a big success for Uniroyal. It is the only representative of the middle class in our ranking. This unique product has been able to leave behind the more expensive competition mainly due to its excellent performance in wet conditions. Uniroyal has been a rain tyre specialist for years and the Rainsport 3 is no exception. Shark groove design, inspired by shark skin, minimizes the risk of aquaplaning while driving. The tread cleverly handles efficient water drainage.

Uniform pressure distribution on the tyre surface corrects improper block alignment while driving. The modern design ensures long and safe operation even in heavy use.

Positive customer experience has put this tyre at the forefront of our ranking. Among the drivers' opinions, we can read that:

  • “Uniroyal tyres grip very well on wet roads, are quiet and nice, and look good. I've already driven a few thousand kilometres on them and the tread looks brand new. I recommend it”. – Jarson

  • “I bought these tyres mainly for a trip to Croatia. From the time of purchase I drove about 8 000 km. Regardless of the type of surface they hold the car beautifully. You can drive aggressively, there is no side slippage (and with a long station wagon it is often experienced on the rear axle). The tyre suppresses and picks up unevenness on the road very well. It is soft and adapts quickly to the car. The tyre looks great and the tread looks very aggressive. I recommend buying these tyres”. – Bart


Uniroyal Rainsport 3


4. Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT



Just behind the top three was one of the most successful products of the British company Dunlop. The SP Sport Maxx RT is a model designed for fast cars with high engine power. The flat tread pattern used on this tyre provides excellent "road holding" in all weather conditions.

Good control, quick responsiveness on the wheel-drive line and excellent wet performance - these features of the SP Sport Maxx RT meet the expectations of drivers who value dynamic driving. High-speed enthusiasts will appreciate the use of silica in the production of rubber compound.

Drivers wrote about them:

  • “I use these tyres for the second time, I have used them on two different cars and they are just as perfect as the first set. I tend to drive dynamically, and these tyres give me the confidence to enjoy safe and comfortable driving at full performance. Wet grip is just as good as dry grip. It's very difficult for me to find a defect in these tyres”. – Bryan

  • “When I first started looking for 225/45 tyres, I was terrified by the price. But after a few months I forgot how much I paid for them.  I'm very happy I gave Dunlop a shot  and with a clear conscience can recommend it to anyone even more demanding. Super tyres, buy them without hesitating”. – Teo


Dunlop SP SportMaxx RT


5. Continental ContiSportContact 5



Last but not least, the ContiSportContact 5 is a technologically advanced premium tyre from a renowned German manufacturer that performs best on mid- and premium class cars and SUVs.

Compared to the competition, the tyres are distinguished by the use of the modern Black Chilli solution, previously used on bicycle models. It uses a unique rubber compound with micro-particles of soot and polymers that provide less rolling resistance and excellent traction. Continental

ContiSportContact 5 will particularly appeal to drivers who expect the highest performance, durability and safety from their tyres.

What do tyre customers think of them?

  • The tyres adhere very well to both dry and wet roads. I don't have any great concerns about driving on the snow either. The noise on the route is moderate, but in case of driving over the obstacles I think it's a bit bigger. They didn't wear out too much after one strong season”. – Adam

  • I've been driving for 10 years and these are the best tyres I've ever bought. My tyres have had very good dry and wet grip. As far as I am concerned they have no disadvantages, and I have been using them for about six months.  My next tyres will also be Continental. 100% satisfaction”. – Bart


Continental ContiSportContact 5


How to choose the right tyres for the summer season?

Properly selected tyres guarantee full performance and safe driving.
Properly selected tyres guarantee full performance and safe driving.


There are several sources of information to check before buying tyres. For many customers, the most important are the reviews of other drivers. These are worth considering, as they indicate the advantages and disadvantages experienced in the day-to-day use of a particular model.

A valuable hint for choosing your tyres is the seasonal tests prepared by recognised automotive organisations and magazines. They allow you to compare the opinions of ordinary drivers with those of professionals and see if there are differences between them.

We also encourage you to read the information on the label attached to the tyre. It indicates wet grip, rolling resistance and noise levels.