Average Test Review
The tire size 205 55 R16 is a sporty version of the usual 205er tires, it is particularly applicable to larger medium-sized cars and family sedans dissemination. Tires in this size usually offer a balanced range of services, but even here there are of course specialists.
Only one tire that ensures the best properties can assert themselves in this class. tires in the size 205/55 R16 must constantly bring the full power and have even in extreme situations sufficient safety reserves even at high speeds. Large and heavy vehicles are a special challenge for the performance of a tire. In addition to good acceleration and braking characteristics, especially the wet properties are critical in the summer tires of this size. But also driving comfort and fuel consumption play an important role in choosing the right tire. implement all these aspects simultaneously presents manufacturers with major challenges. Nevertheless, today no longer contain only premium manufacturer offers available ready but also suppliers for the budget segment, such as Toyo or Kumho .
The ADAC has a number of popular tire size 205 55 R16 tested (ADAC summer tire test 2015) and comes to revealing results. From a total of 15 tires in the test prove only five, or about one-third, as really balanced. Many Pneus place especially on wet surfaces significant weaknesses to light. At exactly this property always separates at the summer tires wheat from the chaff.
Under the current test winners having each model very individual strengths - the OptiGrip Goodyear example offers significantly better wear characteristics than most competing models, while the Pirelli Cinturato P7 is characterized by an extremely low noise level. In terms of fuel consumption will again shines the Hankook Kinergy Eco . Conclusion: It can keep forward many budget models, they are the models of the premium class even par in some areas.
tires with the dimensions 205/55 R16 can be found mainly in larger medium-sized cars. The performance requirements are generally higher than in smaller cars in this segment. A balance is an important criterion. Nevertheless, it is often the outstanding individual properties of a tire, which contribute to the purchase decision.More...
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