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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - ADAC 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Ice
Noise
Wear
Fuel consumption
Price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
2,4
2,4
1,9
2,2
2,8
2,0
1,6
£142
91 H + 7
2. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
-
2,7
2,9
2,7
2,6
3,1
2,5
2,2
3. Firestone Winterhawk 3
-
3,0
2,9
2,4
2,0
2,8
2,0
2,2
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
2,7
3,0
1,7
2,0
3,2
2,0
1,5
£186
91 H + 3
5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
-
3,0
2,2
2,5
2,4
3,5
2,5
2,3
6. Nokian WR D4
-
2,6
2,4
2,2
2,1
3,1
3,0
2,0
£205
91 H + 3
7. Uniroyal MS plus 77
-
2,3
3,2
2,5
2,6
3,1
2,5
1,9
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
2,5
2,1
3,3
2,4
3,7
2,0
2,1
£164
91 H + 1
9. Viking Snow Tech II
-
3,4
3,2
2,4
2,7
4,1
2,0
2,4
10. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
-
2,4
2,4
3,4
2,5
3,0
3,0
2,4
11. Yokohama W.drive V905
-
3,3
2,5
2,1
2,9
4,0
3,5
2,4
12. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
-
3,7
2,6
2,2
2,5
3,2
2,0
1,9
13. BF Goodrich g-force Winter
-
3,9
2,6
2,2
2,2
3,6
1,5
1,8
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2016 225/45 R17 test performed by ADAC on a in 2016. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Firestone Winterhawk 3, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Kleber KRISALP HP3, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, Michelin ALPIN 5.

Same size tyres not featured in the test

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £153 91 H + 2
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £180 91 H + 2
3. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £135 91 H + 2
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £133 91 H + 2
5. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £153 91 H + 2
40
6. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £131 91 H + 3
7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £141 91 H + 1
8. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £166 91 H + 3
9. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £163 91 H + 6
11. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle
34
12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £116 91 H + 1
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £102 0 V
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £121 91 H + 1
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £123 91 H + 1
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £116 91 H + 1
17. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £104 91 H + 2
17
18. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £127 91 H + 1
19. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £120 91 H + 1
20. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
21. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £115 91 H + 2
22. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £172 91 H
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
42
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £110 91 H + 1
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £100 91 H + 2
26. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
27. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £114 91 H
28. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £99 94 H + 2
29. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £106 91 H + 1
6
30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
31. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £143 91 H + 1
32. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £118 91 H + 1
33. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
34. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
35. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
4
36. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £97 91 H + 2
37. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £98 94 V
38. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
39. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
40. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
41. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
14
42. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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