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Car tyres 195/65R15 review and compare

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01.Introduction

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.drive (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.

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