The Swiss Touring Club: 2015 summer tyre test

The Swiss Touring Club: 2015 summer tyre test

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The Swiss Touring Club (TCS) has, again this year, published a summer tyre test. Tyrecomp evaluates the most performing and the most reliable tyres.


Comparison of 33 tyres with two different dimensions

The test has put to the test 33 summer tyres: 16 tyres with dimensions of 185/60 R14 82H and 19 tyres with dimensions of 205/55 R16 91V.

The TCS experts “have determined and evaluated the behaviour of tyres undergoing tests on different surfaces, with wet and dry roads. The experiments also evaluate the behaviour of the tyres in terms of noise, fuel consumption, wear and tear, resistance at high speed and endurance.”

From this test, the tyres have been classified into five categories:

  • Excellent: the tyre satisfies all the test criteria at a superior level;
  • Highly recommended: the tyre satisfies all the decisive criteria for safety and environment;
  • Recommended: the tyre presents slight shortcomings in certain criteria;
  • Recommended with some reservations: the tyre has notable shortcomings in certain criteria;
  • Not recommended: the tyre has serious shortcomings.


2015 Test results TCS for the 185/60 R14 82H dimension


2015 Test results TCS for the 205/55 R16 91V dimension


Goodyear and Continental are neck and neck according to the 2015 TCS test

For the 185/60 R14 82H dimension, three brands share first place with a mark of 66%:

  • Continental with ContiPremium Contact 5
  • Goodyear with EfficientGrip Performance
  • Nokian with Line

Bottom of the rank is occupied by MP 16 of Matador with a mark of 14%.


Regarding the 205/55 R16 91V dimension, Michelin dominates the top with 72%, followed by Goodyear and Continental. The Nankang brand, with its Econex Eco-2 Green/Sport, is stone last, with a final mark of 0 % due to its poor performance on wet surfaces.

The two winning trios advertise the following prices*:


185/60 R14 82H

205/55 R16 91V

Continental ContiPremium Contact 5


Michelin Primacy 3


Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance


Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance


Nokian Line


Continental ContiPremium Contact 5



* Prices have been calculated according to the most inexpensive merchant tyres, available on website in July 2015.


Find all the test details on Touring Club Suisse’s website
Here you will find the results of the 2014 summer tyre tests.

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