Tyre test 2014: Results by category

Going through the results, it’s clear Goodyear and Dunlop have worked out how to combine good economy and strong wet grip. But our top two are not one-trick ponies: they are just at home in the dry, so they’re worthy of their places.

Pirelli ends its less than impressive run of results, as its P7 Blue finishes in a strong third place. And Hankook sustains its progress in our tests with another fourth, just ahead of the tightly packed premium brands – Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin. No doubt they’ll all be working to narrow the gap to Goodyear Dunlop.

Also looking to do better next year will be Vredestein, while Toyo will recognise that its ageing T1 Sport needs replacing in the face of the improving budget GT Radial.

Cabin noise
1=Hankook100%
1=Pirelli100%
3Goodyear99.40%
4Michelin99.30%
5=Vredestein99.10%
5=Dunlop99.10%
5=GT Radial99.10%
7Bridgestone99.00%
9Toyo98.80%
10Continental98.60%
Wet braking
1Dunlop100%
2=Goodyear98.30%
2=Pirelli98.30%
4Michelin97.40%
5GT Radial96.50%
6Toyo95.60%
7Hankook95.00%
8=Continental93.10%
8=Vredestein93.10%
10Bridgestone86.00%
Dry handling
1GT Radial100%
2Toyo99.40%
3=Bridgestone99.30%
3=Dunlop99.30%
5=Michelin99.20%
5=Goodyear99.20%
7Continental99.00%
8=Hankook98.90%
8=Pirelli98.90%
10Vredestein98.10%
Dry braking
1Dunlop100%
2Pirelli99.20%
3GT Radial98.70%
4Michelin98.30%
5Hankook97.80%
6Goodyear96.50%
7Continental95.80%
8Toyo94.40%
9Vredestein93.70%
10Bridgestone93.10%
Wet handling
1Pirelli100%
2Goodyear99.50%
3=Hankook99.30%
3=Continental99.30%
5Toyo99.10%
6=Vredestein99.00%
6=Dunlop99.00%
8=Bridgestone98.60%
8=GT Radial98.60%
10Michelin96.60%
Wet cornering
1Hankook100%
2Pirelli99.90%
3Goodyear99.80%
4Toyo99.20%
5=Bridgestone99.00%
5=GT Radial99.00%
7Continental98.80%
8Vredestein98.60%
9Michelin98.50%
10Dunlop98.00%
Straight aqua
1Dunlop100%
2Hankook99.90%
3Bridgestone99.10%
4Goodyear98.00%
5Continental97.60%
6Pirelli97.10%
7Toyo96.60%
8Vredestein95.60%
9Michelin94.80%
10GT Radial91.00%
Curved aqua
1Bridgestone100%
2Dunlop99.40%
3Continental98.20%
4Hankook96.00%
5=Vredestein95.40%
5=Goodyear95.40%
7Toyo93.80%
8Michelin91.30%
9GT Radial89.70%
10Pirelli87.30%
Rolling resistance
1Goodyear100%
2Dunlop96.10%
3Pirelli95.90%
4Bridgestone90.50%
5Continental88.10%
6Michelin86.90%
7Hankook83.30%
8Vredestein77.30%
9GT Radial63.50%
10Toyo62.30%
Price
1GT Radial£50.02
2Hankook£54.77
3Toyo£54.94
4Bridgestone£55.51
5Vredestein£55.83
6Dunlop£57.50
7Goodyear£59.14
8Continental£63.79
9Pirelli£64.78
10Michelin£69.88
Overall
1Dunlop100%
2Goodyear99.40%
3Pirelli98.90%
4Hankook98.70%
5Continental98.00%
6Bridgestone97.70%
7Michelin97.50%
8Vredestein96.70%
9Toyo96.40%
10GT Radial96.20%

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