It’s good to note that the Choice tyre reviews put stopping in the wet and wet cornering results at the top of the table for each tyre brand and model.
The tyre tread pattern also impacts on wet road performance. The Choice reviews may not test exactly the same tyre profile and size as those used on some older model vehicles.
Manufacturers usually carry the same tread patterns and other design details across a range of sizes for a particular tyre model. It’s worth looking at the brands and models of tyre that did well in the Choice tests for the same rim size and similar profiles to those of your own vehicle. It’s a guide that should assist in making an informed choice when discussing replacement tyres with the local supplier.
I was surprised at how well several slightly lower profile 175/65r14 tyres scored in the wet and dry, and for prices well below some big brand names, that did not do near as well. Noted at least one appears to be available in a more Suzuki friendly profile.
I’m not suggesting anyone change the profile fitted from the manufacturers recommendations.