As the snow melts and nature awakens from its winter slumber, it is high time to start planning the seasonal tyre change. This often means buying a new set of tyres. To make your search easier, we have analysed the best-rated 195/65 R15 summer tyres. The ranking, based on driver reviews, will help you choose the model that meets your expectations.
Ford Focus is one of the cars fitted with 195/65 R15 tyres (photo: ford.com).
Ranking of the 195/65 R15 summer tyres – drivers’ choice
195/65 R15 tyres are one of the most popular choices. No wonder: they are fitted on many popular cars, such as Kia Cee’d, Volkswagen Passat, Renault Megane, Vauxhall Astra, Skoda Octavia, and Ford Focus.
Which 195/65 R15 summer tyres you choose should depend on your needs and preferences. It is worth asking around to find out whether the manufacturer’s promises actually come true on the road. Nobody can give you more reliable information than the drivers themselves who have already had the opportunity to put their tyres to the test in various situations. We have checked what they think of the models available in each size. Based on the ratings from Oponeo customers, we have selected 5 tyres with the highest average rating.
Compared to last year, there are three new offers on the list: from Michelin, Continental, and Bridgestone. They have replaced popular models from Nokian Tyres, Goodyear, and Uniroyal. Interestingly, this year, our customers gave the best ratings to tyres from the premium segment: they took all five ranking positions.
*The ratings are for 195/65 R15 tyres only. The overall rating for a given model may vary slightly. A scale of 1 to 6 applies, where 6 is the highest possible score. If the score is identical, the number of reviews will decide.
If you are not sure which tyre size to choose, use our tyre calculator. All you need to know is the basic information about your car. Only after you have decided on the right size should you start looking for tyres that suit your needs.
Michelin Primacy 4
This year’s ranking of 195/65 R15 summer tyres is won by the Michelin Primacy 4. This model has been recommended many times by automotive experts and now it takes the top spot on the podium in our list. The offer from the French manufacturer increases the safety of travelling, even in difficult conditions, which has been appreciated by customers again!
EverGrip is one of the catchwords that may have been behind the model’s success. The technology behind this is to ensure excellent performance over the life of the tyre: the innovative tread wears down slowly without losing its properties over time. It performs well on both dry and wet roads, and offers confident handling and excellent braking performance. The special rubber compound increases the mileage by up to 20%. Michelin Primacy 4 is a product that is economical in many respects. For example, it has a positive effect on the car’s fuel economy.
What do drivers think of Michelin Primacy 4?
The tyres perform very well and are reliable in all conditions. The low noise level when driving is a big plus! Recommended – Ryan
The tyres have very good cornering grip on both dry and wet roads. I have not had any problems with the tyres while cornering. You can easily take corners at much higher speeds. After switching tyres, the car behaves completely differently – in a good way, of course. You can trust it. After driving into a really deep puddle, the aquaplaning effect is reduced to a minimum. And the smaller puddles are even imperceptible . – Jacob
Continental PremiumContact 6
Developed for safety and comfort, Continental PremiumContact 6 comes in second place. Oponeo’s customers have not missed out on the fact that the manufacturer has put a lot of work into optimising the key parameters!
The model is based on an optimised rubber compound, which is largely responsible for the right traction and the long life of a single set. The tread has been designed to generate as little noise as possible, which translates into a quieter car and a much more pleasant journey. Importantly, it provides excellent grip and effective braking, even on demanding wet roads. The tyres also provide outstanding steering precision, which ensures that the car remains under control in any weather.
To confirm this, here are a few reviews from the drivers:
I bought a second set of Continental, the previous one were reliable for four seasons. The were quiet, no tread loss. I have decided to stick with the tried and tested product. I would recommend them to others. – Thomas
I have been using the tyres for several months now. They are quiet and have excellent grip in both dry and wet conditions. With these tyres, driving is comfortable and, more importantly, safe. I highly recommend them. – Mario
Continental EcoContact 6
Notably, although this tyre’s overall score has increased compared to last year, its overall position has dropped by one place. The competition is higher now, but this does not change the fact that Continental EcoContact 6 still holds a high place in our ranking of 195/65 R15 summer tyres.
The sixth version of the German brand’s ‘economy’ range has won the hearts of many drivers. It is the perfect tyre for today’s world: efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly. The model provides excellent stability and safety. But what makes it stand out is the innovative Green Chilli 2.0 rubber compound. The compound ensures that the tyre has a low rolling resistance and wears down very slowly. A car fitted with these tyres begins to burn noticeably less fuel. With this tread design, you can also be sure that you will cover exceptionally high mileage.
This is what satisfied customers have written about this model:
Superb tyre, grip on dry as well as wet roads without any problems. Also a slight improvement in fuel economy compared to other tyres. – Peter
The tyres have excellent performance on dry and wet roads. They grip the road well. I definitely recommend it. High quality at a good price. – Andrew
Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse
This model occupied the first place of the list last year. This time, despite an excellent average score, it was beaten by competitors and came just behind the top three. For years, Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse has featured both on lists of products rated highest by drivers and in recommendations from prestigious motoring organisations.
It is designed for dynamic sports car driving. It provides excellent grip on dry roads, even at high speeds. It also excels in wet conditions, and provides good protection against aquaplaning. Oponeo customers who review this model point out that the SP Sport Bluresponse also stands out in terms of handling stability and driving economy (long tread life and fuel economy).
To confirm this, let’s quote the opinions of our customers:
I spent quite a long time browsing through the summer tyres available on Oponeo and finally decided on the SP Sport Bluresponse. I was mainly persuaded by the EU label and feedback from other users. I would definitely recommend these tyres. In my opinion, they are quiet, also at higher speeds. They grip the road well, also in the rain and when braking. Unfortunately, I cannot give an opinion on durability as I have only been using them for a few months. – Steve
Very pleasant to use. They work well for fast driving in all conditions and are very quiet. – Citrox
Bridgestone Turanza T005
The last tyre that our customers have recommended is the Bridgestone Turanza T005, designed for cars frequently travelling long distances. An impressive list of tests in which it scored top marks goes hand in hand with a huge number of recommendations based on everyday use observations.
To name the key elements of this design, let’s start with the durable Nano Pro-tech compound that improves many properties of the tyre, including extended tyre life. It is perfectly matched with the latest - generation tread which provides a high level of tyre grip to the road, effective braking, and water drainage on rainy days. Bridgestone Turanza T005 also offers low rolling resistance and fuel efficiency, which means savings in your wallet.
Here are some opinions about the model:
I recommend them. They are relatively quiet and do not make any noise. The grip on dry surface is very good. Actually, on wet roads, too. – Thomas
The best tyres we have ever had. They grip any road surface in any conditions – Daisy
How to choose the best tyres?
Tyres that are suitable for your car, your driving style and your road are essential for safe travel. The opinions of other drivers are just one of the factors that can influence your choice. What else should you look for when shopping for tyres?
Seasonal testing – which is carried out regularly by road traffic organisations, such as ADAC, ACE, and GTU. Automotive media, such as AutoBild and AutoZeitung, also do such tests.
Information on the label – each tyre has a sticker that shows basic information on tyre performance according to European guidelines. This allows an objective comparison of models in a specific size. You will also find this information on our website under “EU label” next to each product description.