This report is for members only.
Already a member? Sign in here

Not a member?

To access this expert review, join now for only $7.98 / month
(billed quarterly as $23.95 on a recurring basis until you cancel).

Member-only content

Car tyres 195/65R15 review and compare

Safety is paramount when purchasing a new set of tyres.
To access this report, which includes CHOICE 'Best Buy' and an interactive comparison table, become a member now. JOIN CHOICE
Learn more


Car tyres

Test results for 15 car tyres (195/65R15) priced from $99 to $179

This size is currently used on a number of popular small cars such as the Ford Focus (our test car), Honda Civic, Kia Cerato, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and the Volkswagen Golf.

We checked them for:

  • Braking performance in dry and wet conditions.
  • Cornering performance in dry and wet conditions.
  • Noise.

Main findings:

  • Only one model performed just as well in the wet as it did in the dry.
  • Just 5 km/h can make a difference between holding a corner and going out of control.

Models tested

  • BFGoodrich Sport T/A (A)
  • Bridgestone Turanza AR10 (A)
  • Dunlop SP Sport 300E
  • Federal Formoza FD1 (A)
  • Firestone Firehawk TZ100 (A)
  • Goodyear Assurance Armorgrip (A)
  • GT Radial Champiro 228
  • Hankook Enfren H430 (A)
  • Kumho Solus KH15 (A)
  • Marshal Matrac MH11 (A)
  • Maxxis MA-P1
  • Michelin Energy XM1+ (A)
  • Pirelli P7 (A)
  • Toyo TEO Plus
  • Yokohama (A)

(A) Discontinued.

Thank you

We’d like to thank Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick, Qld, for ensuring a smooth test, and Ford for generously loaning us the test vehicle, a Ford Focus LX.

Want more?
Get access to our independent testing reports and save yourself time and money.
Subscribe to Choice


Sign up to our free

Receive FREE email updates of our latest tests, consumer news and CHOICE marketing promotions.

Your say - Choice voice

Make a Comment

Members – Sign in on the top right to contribute to comments