The best summer tyres according to manufacturers for 2014

  • Author: OPONEO.IE

See the best summer tires recommended by manufacturers for the 2014 season. Check out what tires are worth paying attention in this year.

As usual, we have classified the summer tyres on offer according to the types of vehicle to which they are suited. As well as the proposals of leading tyre producers, we have prepared our own. Please take a look at these listings.

Summer tyres recommended by manufacturers and by OPONEO

Manufacturer /Type of tyre Tyres for SUVs Tyres for sports cars and limos Tyres for mid-range and higher-range cars Tyres for city cars Tyres for mini class cars
Bridgestone Bridgestone
Dueler H/P Sport
Bridgestone Potenza S001 Bridgestone
Turanza T001
Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S
Continental Continental ContiCross
Contact UHP
Continental ContiSport
Contact 5P
Continental ContiSport
Contact 5
Continental ContiPremium
Contact 5
Continental ContiEco
Contact 5
Goodyear Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV Dunlop Sport BluResponse Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact Dunlop SP Street Response
Michelin Michelin Latitude Sport 3 Michelin Pilot Super Sport Michelin
Primacy 3
Energy Saver+
Michelin Energy Saver+
Pirelli Pirelli Scorpion Verde Pirelli P Zero Pirelli P7 Cinturato Pirelli P1
Pirelli P1 Verde
Yokohama Yokohama ADVAN S.T. Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105 Yokohama
ADVAN Sport V105
Yokohama BluEarth
Yokohama BluEarth AE-01
Oponeo Barum Bravuris 4x4 Dunlop Sport BluResponse Nokian Line Uniroyal RainExpert Zeetex ZT1000

Tyres for SUVs

Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport (tyres recommended for SUVs)

Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport.

Buy tyres Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport.

The Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport is a premium tyre with an optimum handling on turns and providing good support for braking ensured by  asymmetric design. The tyre reacts quickly to the driver’s actions, behaves predictably, and ensures full control on both dry and wet surfaces. It thus ensures a comfortable drive when driven with a sporting style and in mild off-road conditions. The tyre’s reinforced construction means it can be fitted on large SUVs.

Continental ContiCrossContact UHP (tyres recommended for SUVs)

Continental ContiCrossContact UHP.

Buy tyres Continental ContiCrossContact UHP.

The ContiCrossContact UHP is a summer tyre in the Ultra High Performance class. It also performs great on high-range SUVs and sports limos. This tyre took first position in the tests run by Auto Bild magazine in 2013 ,thanks to its superb traction and driving parameters on wet and dry roads. The ContiCrossContact UHP tyre features a bionic shape, thanks this the surface area of the tread to be reduced when in motion and to increase during braking. This means that the tyre offers lower rolling resistance during travel, while also increasing stability on turns and reducing braking distances .

Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV (tyres recommended for SUVs)

Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV.

Buy tyres Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV.

This tyre is suitable for  wide range of SUV/4x4, from subcompact to compact ,standard  and luxury models. EfficientGrip SUV uses innovative technology to enable a reduction in fuel consumption.Compound used contains a special polymer which reduces rolling resistance, carbon dioxide emissions and  fuel consumption. Another important feature of this tyre is the 3D sipes on the tread, which reduce braking distances and  improve the tyre’s contact with the road. Tire grip on wet surfaces is supported by technologically advanced compound, from which it is made, containing special resins The optimized arrangement and sequence of the tread blocks helps to reduce the noise generated by the tyre.

Michelin Latitude Sport 3 (tyres recommended for SUVs)

Michelin Latitude Sport 3.

Buy tyres Michelin Latitude Sport 3.

The Michelin Latitude Sport 3 is a tire that perfectly meets the requirements of drivers prestige SUV models. It is a very quiet and comfortable, but if necessary it can transmit a high torque for sport driving style. Over an exceptionally long lifetime it retains its original performance parameters and does not cause problems with uneven wear. It is highly appreciated as a very precise and stable handling on both wet and dry surfaces.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde (tyres recommended for SUVs)

Pirelli Scorpion Verde.

Buy tyres Pirelli Scorpion Verde.

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde is a tyre that works very well on most SUV/crossover vehicles. Its main advantage is its outstanding  performance in the wet. The Pirelli Scorpion Verde is also also environmentally friendly– it offers lower rolling resistance, - offers lower rolling resistance, which reduces fuel consumption . The tyre is produced using a newly developed compound and wears slower, which means it can be used for more miles of driving.

Yokohama ADVAN S.T.  (tyres recommended for SUVs)

Yokohama ADVAN S.T.

Buy tyres Yokohama ADVAN S.T.

The ADVAN S.T. tyre is created for the new generation of premium and tuned SUVs. It provides excellent precision and safety thanks to its good grip and short braking distances in the wet. To improve grip, it is made from a special rubber compound which is not sensitive to temperature changes. The tyre’s design is created for large, high-performance cars, incorporates solutions developed for sport tyres. The W-shaped tread grooves enable the rapid expulsion of water from beneath the tyre, which further increases its grip on wet surfaces and the wide central grooves ensure excellent reaction to the steering column and increase precision when driving at high speed – this model is also available with a high Y speed rating (up to 300 km/h).

Barum Bravuris 4x4 (tyres recommended for SUVs)

Barum Bravuris 4x4.

Buy tyres Barum Bravuris 4x4.

The Barum Bravuris 4x4 is an perfect choice for drivers who are looking to save money. The model combines many features that ensure driving a SUV will be safe and trouble-free. The tyre has a very solid design which provides high performance in a variety of conditions. Next advantage of this model is its quick and safe reaction to movements of the steering wheel, enabling precise handling and manoeuvring. A suitably designed system of grooves ensure  safety on wet roads and reduces noise. T The optimal pressure distribution on the road surface also increases the tyre’s lifetime. The Barum Bravuris 4x4 is an economy tyre from a brand belonging to the  Continental group.

Tyres for sports cars and limos

Bridgestone Potenza S001 (tyres recommended for sports cars and limos)

Bridgestone Potenza S001.

Buy tyres Bridgestone Potenza S001.

A premium UHP tyre for exclusive cars The Bridgestone Potenza S001 has an asymmetric tread that ensures confident driving both on straight roads and when taking corners at speed. Fitted as standard to such cars as the Mercedes S-Class, Aston Martin Rapide and Audi Quattro, the Potenza S001 tyre is available with RFT technology. Its design provides greater safety and optimum contact with the road, transmitting the torque effectively to the road surface, even in the rain.

Continental ContiSportContact 5P (tyres recommended for sports cars and limos)

Continental ContiSportContact 5P.

Buy tyres Continental ContiSportContact 5P.

This tyre has a superb sporting character, and is designed for really fast cars. It is an ideal choice for those who prefer a competitive and dynamic driving style. The tread features massive blocks in the shoulder part, and solid central ribs, ensuring optimum transmission of driving force and steering to the road surface. The tyre provides not only the highest-quality fast driving experience, but also a guarantee of safety, thanks to its short braking distances on all types of surface. The ContiSportContact 5P is made from the innovative Black Chilli rubber compound, which enables the tyre to adapt to the road surface. The ContiSportContact 5P ensures precise handling and excellent grip in all weather conditions.

Dunlop Sport BluResponse (tyres recommended for sports cars and limos)

Dunlop Sport BluResponse.

Buy tyres Dunlop Sport BluResponse.

Tyre backed up by Dunlop’s 125-year tradition of victories in motor races The Sport BluResponse  contains polymers developed to meet the competitive needs of sports cars. These allow the tyre to adapt better to the surface, and thus ensure increased grip and improved braking. The Sport BluResponse has a class B label rating for fuel efficiency, and class A for grip on wet surfaces. These are among the best parameters of any tyre currently on the market.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport (tyres recommended for sports cars and limos)

Michelin Pilot Super Sport.

Buy tyres Michelin Pilot Super Sport.

The model was developed jointly with Porsche, BMW M and Ferrari. A tyre which ideally suits the character of luxury and prestige cars with a sporting trait. In standard driving, it meets the comfort requirements of luxury limos. It guarantees a long lifetime, and in extreme sports driving can achieve a total mileage of twice the market average in its category. It enables safe, driving on both dry and wet surfaces, sport-style.

Pirelli P Zero (tyres recommended for sports cars and limos)

Pirelli P Zero.

Buy tyres Pirelli P Zero.

The Pirelli P Zero is one of the best tyres for sports cars. Its special profile ensures excellent handling on turns and precise reaction to the driver’s actions. The tyre’s exceptional rigidity enables the vehicle’s power to be transmitted to the road without loss of grip, which has a positive effect on acceleration. The Pirelli P Zero tyre has gained a large number of positive reviews in tests carried out worldwide, and is often factory-fitted on new cars from the most prestigious brands.

Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105 (tyres recommended for sports cars and limos)

Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105.

Buy tyres Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105.

The Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105 is a tyre designed for high-powered sports cars. Its construction ensures endurance in high-speed driving and guarantees stable handling of the vehicle. It is produced using the Matrix Body-Ply technology, borrowed directly from the tyre models made by Yokohama for the WTCC races. This makes the tyre more rigid, which increases the stability of handling. Big advantage is the very low level of noise, which has a positive effect on driving comfort. The new rubber compound with added orange oil provides exceptional grip, and the use of an asymmetric tread guarantees high tyre performance on both wet and dry surfaces.

Tyres for mid-range and higher-range cars

Bridgestone Turanza T001 (tyres recommened for mid-range and higher-range cars)

Bridgestone Turanza T001.

Buy tyres Bridgestone Turanza T001.

The Bridgestone Turanza T001 is a premium tyre that ensures comfortable driving and the highest level of safety regardless of the conditions. Its asymmetric tread pattern includes wide grooves that help prevent skidding. The Turanza T001 offers significantly reduced rolling resistance, which means lower fuel consumption. The Turanza T001 effectively absorbs vibrations and reduces the level of noise, which makes travelling very comfortable, even on long distances.

Continental ContiSportContact 5 (tyres recommened for mid-range and higher-range cars)

Continental ContiSportContact 5.

Buy tyres Continental ContiSportContact 5.

The ContiSportContact 5 copes excellently with sharp turns on both wet and dry surfaces, delivering reduced fuel consumption and longer tyre life. It is a summer tyre which provides a sense of full control over the vehicle in all conditions, even at speeds of around 240 km/h.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance (tyres recommened for mid-range and higher-range cars)

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance.

Buy tyres Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance.

A high-performance tyre which achieves some of the highest ratings in the European labelling system, out of all the tyres on the market. It has a class A rating for grip on wet surfaces, and class B for rolling resistance. These good grades are made possible by the use of state-of-the-art solutions such as ActiveBraking technology and the innovative tread blocks. These increase the area of the contact patch and reduce braking distances in the wet. . The EfficientGrip Performance is also a quiet tyre – an optimized arrangement of tread blocks is used to minimize the noise produced during travel. The tyre provides stable handling even at high speeds.

Michelin Primacy 3 (tyres recommened for mid-range and higher-range cars)

Michelin Primacy 3.

Buy tyres Michelin Primacy 3.

A tyre with the most balanced set of performance parameters: grip on dry and wet surfaces, rolling resistance and tyre lifetime. All of its parameters represent an very high standard, offering a great potential for the user to take advantage of. In the design of this tyre, particular attention was paid to grip on corners, which is a key issue for safety.

Pirelli P7 Cinturato (tyres recommened for mid-range and higher-range cars)

Pirelli P7 Cinturato.

Buy tyres Pirelli P7 Cinturato.

The Pirelli P7 Cinturato is a tyre with environmentally friendly properties, which also ensures excellent traction and handling on a wet surface The best recommendation for the Pirelli P7 Cinturato is its result in last year’s tests run by Auto Świat magazine, in which that model finished top ahead of 49 competitors. It has four wide circumferential grooves which expel water efficiently. On a dry surface the tyre offers low resistance, which helps reduce fuel consumption.

Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105 (tyres recommened for mid-range and higher-range cars)

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Nokian Line (tyres recommened for mid-range and higher-range cars)

Nokian Line.

Buy tyres Nokian Line.

The Nokian Line is a tyre from the Finnish manufacturer which ensures safety in all types of weather (tyres of this brand are famed  thanks their very strong performance in the toughest conditions). The tyre’s asymmetric tread pattern provides excellent performance parameters on both dry and wet surfaces. The Nokian Line also has properties typical of premium tyres – it is durable and provides a high level of comfort during travel. Nokian tyres enjoy a great deal of popularity and it is undoubtedly a model deserving of attention.

Tyres for city cars

Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S (tyres recommended for city cars)

Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S.

Buy tyres Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S.

The most economical of the premium tyres in Bridgestone’s range The Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S offers low rolling resistance, and hence reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The properties of the Ecopia EP001S translate into longer tyre lifetime, more efficient driving and even wear on the tyre. It has the highest ratings (A/A) in the EU labelling system for fuel economy and grip on wet surfaces. It also ensures safety by significantly reducing the risk of aquaplaning.

Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 (tyres recommended for city cars)

Continental ContiPremiumContact 5.

Buy tyres Continental ContiPremiumContact 5.

Summer tyre from the Continental ContiPremiumContact performs excellently in all weather conditions and It offers very good properties during braking on both wet and dry roads, as well as reduced rolling resistance. The ContiPremiumContact 5 is also exceptionally durable, and is resistant to the surface conditions found on Polish roads. The ContiPremiumContact 5 ensures excellent stability when driving – perfect handling and exceptional grip, even in extreme situations. The tyre combines a number of innovative technologies, such as 3D edges, macro blocks and water grooves, which give it a shorter braking distance and reduce its rolling resistance.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact (tyres recommended for city cars)

Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact.

Buy tyres Goodyear EfficientGrip Compact.

This is another tyre from the Goodyear EfficientGrip family, which now serves a complete range of vehicles, from SUVs to small city cars. It is the latter class of vehicle for which the EfficientGrip Compact model is designed. It achieves especially good parameters for braking on wet roads, and minimizes the risk of aquaplaning. The enhanced properties of the materials used to construct the tyre increase its energy efficiency, bringing savings on fuel costs. The tyre has a larger contact patch during braking, meaning that it has more “edge” with which to “attack” the water layer. The use of the latest generation of components means that the weight of the EfficientGrip Compact is 5% less than that of its predecessor, the Goodyear DuraGrip.

Michelin Energy Saver + (tyres recommended for city cars)

Michelin Energy Saver+.

Buy tyres Michelin Energy Saver+.

A tyre which meets the modern environmental needs of both users and manufacturers of cars This product’s grip on wet surfaces stands higher than the market average for premium tyres. The tyre measurably reduces fuel consumption, which is presented by motor manufacturers in the form of results for carbon dioxide emissions. Another often overlooked environmental parameter is long life, Michelin Energy Saver+ lifetime has a significant effect on the quantity of tyres that need to be produced, involving huge amounts of energy and natural raw materials.

Pirelli P1 Verde (tyres recommended for city cars)

Pirelli P1 Verde.

Buy tyres Pirelli P1 Verde.

The Pirelli P1 Verde is a modern tyre which performs excellently on the smallest vehicles. The tyre offers first and foremost low rolling resistance and low noise levels, as is confirmed by its ratings under the EU labelling system.The use of the latest tyre production technologies means that this model will meet the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

Yokohama BlueEarth AE-01 (tyres recommended for city cars)

Yokohama BlueEarth AE-01.

Buy tyres Yokohama BlueEarth AE-01.

A modern, safe and environmentally friendly tyre which enables reductions in fuel consumption. The tyre has a light construction, which also brings reduced fuel consumption and increased driving comfort. A specially developed rubber compound with added orange oil gives the tyre balanced performance parameters – lower fuel consumption, better grip in the wet, and increased durability. The tyre contains an innovative liner that maintains a constant pressure in the tyre. The ultrafine liner, made of a combination of rubber and synthetic material, reduces air loss by as much as 36%.

Uniroyal RainExpert (tyres recommended for city cars)

Uniroyal RainExpert.

Buy tyres Uniroyal RainExpert.

The Uniroyal RainExpert is one of the most known mid-range tyres ,it has a very aggressive directional tread, which performs superbly on wet surfaces. It is classed as a rain tyre, as is indicated by the umbrella symbol on its side. The Uniroyal RainExpert is one of the tyres most often chosen by our customers, thanks to its ideal price-to-quality ratio.As is to be expected of a very good summer tyre, it also achieves satisfactory performance on dry surfaces.

Tyres for mini class cars

Bridgestone Ecopia EP001S (tyres recommended for the smallest cars)

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Continental ContiEcoContact 5 (tyres recommended for the smallest cars)

Continental ContiEcoContact 5.

Buy tyres Continental ContiEcoContact 5.

By combining multiple state-of-the-art design solutions, the ContiEcoContact 5 offers users an exceptionally low rolling resistance and safe driving parameters. The rolling resistance of the ContiEcoContact 5 is 20% lower than that of its predecessor. It is recommended for drivers of mid-range cars, whose main priorities are low fuel consumption and long tyre life.

Dunlop SP Street Response (tyres recommended for the smallest cars)

Dunlop SP StreetResponse.

Buy tyres Dunlop SP StreetResponse.

This standard-class summer tyre is designed to provide superb driving on dry surfaces and improved performance in the wet. The wide circumferential and longitudinal grooves provide maximum expulsion of water to the sides and resistance to aquaplaning. The advanced tread compound, containing the latest generation of polymers, gives the tyre excellent grip. Importantly, the functional polymers that provide improved grip on wet roads do not increase the tyre’s rolling resistance. The optimized SP StreetResponse tread pattern guarantee adequate expulsion of water from beneath the tyre, as well as improved grip in the wet and during braking.

Michelin Energy Saver + (tyres recommended for the smallest cars)

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Pirelli P1 Verde (tyres recommended for the smallest cars)

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Yokohama BlueEarth AE-01 (tyres recommended for the smallest cars)

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Zeetex ZT1000 (tyres recommended for the smallest cars)

Zeetex ZT1000.

Buy tyres Zeetex ZT1000.

The Zeetex ZT1000 is a tyre that acts well on most well-known models of car. What drivers of the smallest vehicles are seeking most of all is economy in combination with a satisfactory level of safety, and this is exactly what the Zeetex ZT1000 tyre can offer. Zeetex tyres are produced with the environment in mind. Hence they offer very low rolling resistance, which leads to reduced fuel consumption. The asymmetric tread ensures excellent driving on wet and dry surfaces, as well as a high level of comfort. By choosing Zeetex ZT1000 tyres, you make savings both when you buy the tyres themselves, and every time you fill the tank. Click the blue button above to find out more about this superb tyre and to read the views of its users.

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