Star Performer SPTS-AS

Star Performer SPTS-AS photo, test, review

The Star Performer SPTS-AS is a Touring studless winter tire with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2014 Auto Bild Sportcars Star Performer SPTS AS test

In 2014 experts of the German publication Auto Bild Sportcars have tested the Star Performer SPTS-AS at size 235/35 R19 and compared it with five similar studless winter tyres.

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Last place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 8.6 meters longer, than the best winter tire.
test Star Performer SPTS-AS review
Last place in Wet handling. Star Performer was 3.5km/h slower, than the best winter tire.
test Star Performer SPTS-AS review
Last place in Wet lateral stability. Star Performer was 0.5 seconds slower, than the best winter tire.
test Star Performer SPTS-AS review
2nd place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 1.4km/h lower, than the best winter tire.
test Star Performer SPTS-AS review
5th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 2.7 meters longer, than the best winter tire.
test Star Performer SPTS-AS review
6th place in Dry handling. Star Perfrormer was 1.6km/h slower, than the best winter tire.
test Star Performer SPTS-AS review
5th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1.6 meters longer, than the leader.
test Star Performer SPTS-AS review
4th place in Snow handling. Star Performer was 2.1 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Star Performer SPTS AS review
5th place in Snow slalom.
test Star Performer SPTS AS review
4th place in Snow traction.
test Star Performer SPTS AS review
Last place in Rolling resistance among winter tires.
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1st place in Noise level test.

Overall Star Performer SPTS AS review

According to the test results took last place and got an expert score “not recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Very long wet braking distance, the lowest handling and lateral stability.
  • High straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • Poor dry performance, but close results to the leader.
  • Relatively good on the snow.
  • The worst rolling resistance among winter tires.
  • The best nose level.

Similar tires from the test:

1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars (5 votes, average: 3.20 out of 5)
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