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Max Performance Summer About Non-Run-Flat Tires
  • Most O.E and replacement tires
  • Offer more design and performance tuning than run-flat tires
  • Better ride comfort than most run-flat tires
Michelin Pilot Super Sport 1 $166 100% 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.6 9.6 9.4 N/A N/A N/A 8.9 8.8 8.4 4,651,727
Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position 3 $110 94% 7.8 8.8 8.7 9.0 9.3 8.8 N/A N/A N/A 8.5 8.5 7.3 1,084,298
Continental ExtremeContact DW 4 $102 93% 7.7 8.8 8.8 8.5 9.0 8.3 N/A N/A N/A 8.7 8.5 7.8 6,377,943
Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 8 $96 90% 7.9 8.1 7.9 8.7 8.9 8.6 N/A N/A N/A 8.5 8.6 6.7 269,150
Continental ContiSportContact 3 16 $167 87% 6.8 7.7 8.0 8.7 8.9 8.5 N/A N/A N/A 8.0 7.5 6.7 1,460,266
Kumho Ecsta LE Sport 18 $94 87% 6.9 7.8 7.9 8.3 8.6 8.2 N/A N/A N/A 8.2 8.3 6.4 976,348
Pirelli P Zero 20 $153 85% 5.6 7.6 7.5 8.8 9.0 8.9 N/A N/A N/A 7.5 7.3 5.6 3,414,658
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 21 $172+ 83% 5.5 7.3 7.4 8.5 8.8 8.7 N/A N/A N/A 7.2 6.9 6.0 7,322,340


Max Performance Summer Run-Flat About Run-Flat Tires
  • Many run-flat tires are only applicable to the vehicle on which they are O.E.
  • All run-flat tires require TPMS systems
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Pirelli P Zero Run Flat 3 $133+ 92% 7.2 8.2 8.2 8.9 9.1 8.8 N/A N/A N/A 7.6 7.6 6.7 377,050
Continental ContiSportContact 3 SSR 7 $202+ 78% 3.0 7.4 7.8 8.6 8.5 8.4 N/A N/A N/A 5.8 5.0 3.8 338,513
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT 8 $210+ 76% 2.9 6.9 6.6 8.0 8.2 8.2 N/A N/A N/A 5.4 6.1 4.4 759,654

Color Key

Info based on consumers completing Tire Rack's online survey. "10" is the highest. See key below or read detailed descriptions of survey categories.

Tire Performance Ratings:

Superior 8.6-10
Excellent 6.6-8.5
Good 4.6-6.5
Fair 2.6-4.5
Unacceptable 0-2.5
Would buy again?

Definitely 8.6-10
Probably 6.6-8.5
Possibly 4.6-6.5
Probably Not 2.6-4.5
Definitely Not 0-2.5
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