Interesting...I'm not sure that I'd start from there, exactly.
I have been reading comments from tyre review websites and some advices from blogs but I am confused and I heard that most of the car crashes happens because of wrong tire choice.
well, most people adapt their driving to the grip that their car has, so, if you count 'driving your car like it has very grippy tyres when it doesn't' as an accident due to wrong tyre choice, that's probably true, but it is not the only way of seeing that set of circumstances.
Tire size is 195/65/15 91 H. The car came with Bridgestone's Turanza ER300. I haven't had a problem with them so far but they need to be changed. I read that they are good on especially wet but they are noisy. I don't care about the noise at all. Safety and performance is more important to me.
Given that you don't mention it, it seems that fuel economy isn't that important to you.
I live in Turkey/Izmir which is very hot city in summer and rainy most of the time in the winter.
I'd also guess that performance on snow isn't that important to you, although maybe there are elevated areas where winter snow might occur.
- Bridgestone Turanza ER300 (same on the car)
- Bridgestone Turanza T001 (they say it is new er300)
- Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 (I saw it on other Focus hatcbacks)
- Michelin EnergySaver / +
- Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
while I know that Bridgestone are usually classified as a premium tyre manufacturer, I can't remember seeing test reults on Bridgestones that are very persuasive. that is, they certainly make 'OK' tyres, I'm not sure that I've seen any that ever make me go 'wow, those Bridgestones are much better!'.
Out of that list, 4 & 5 are 'Eco' (energy saving/fuel efficiency) tyres. Michelins are usually quite expensive too, so, based on your stated priorities, I'd say these aren't the most appropriate tyres 9though the Efficient Grip Performances particularly are good tyres, they just don't seem to be the most appropriate for your stated requirements, which don't emphasise fuel economy at all, given that you 'pay' for fuel economy in grip and purchase price).
If the Conti SC5 is available in your size, I'd consider that against the PC2 (but they are Contis and so quite expensive...but not as expensive as the Michelins, here at least).
The cheapest tyre that would be vaguely reccomendable would be the Syron Race 1 plus. Certainly not a fuel economy tyre, and the best that could be said would be that they are quite close to significantly more expensive tyres in all performance aspects.
In increasing order of price (prices where you are will probably be different, but the overall order may be similar):
Hankook VENTUS PRIME2 K115
Uniroyal Rain Expert
Dunlop Sport blue response *
Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance *
(* fuel efficiency tyres)
- these are based on other people's reviews, and those aren't necessarily totally reliable
- market conditions where you are are different from those where I am; this will probably impact prices and therefore value
- above a certain point in the market, tyres are more 'appropriate' (or not) rather than just 'better'; I've left those fuel efficiency tyres in, although they don't sound to be appropriate for you, but maybe I'm wrong, and they are pretty decent tyres anyway