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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - ADAC 2018

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. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Good +
2,1
2,5
1,9
2,5
3,0
2,0
1,7
£101
91 T + 5
2. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Good +
2,1
2,3
2,0
2,5
3,3
2,0
1,8
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2,3
2,3
1,8
2,5
3,3
2,0
2,1
£100
91 T + 6
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2,6
2,4
1,9
2,3
3,1
2,0
2,0
£86
91 T + 3
5. Michelin Alpin 5
Satisfactory
2,4
2,0
2,7
2,5
3,6
1,0
2,4
£110
91 T + 6
6. Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
Satisfactory
2,6
2,3
2,7
2,5
3,2
1,5
2,5
7. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
2,7
2,5
2,8
2,3
3,6
2,0
2,1
£79
91 H + 1
8. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Satisfactory
2,8
2,3
1,9
2,5
3,6
2,5
1,8
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
Satisfactory
2,4
2,1
2,9
2,3
3,6
1,0
1,9
£107
91 T + 2
10. Nokian WR D4
Satisfactory
2,9
2,5
1,8
2,5
3,4
3,0
1,7
£101
91 T + 4
11. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
Satisfactory
2,5
2,9
3,1
2,5
3,4
2,0
2,0
£116
91 T + 3
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
Satisfactory
3,3
3,2
2,2
2,5
3,4
2,0
2,6
£79
91 T + 4
13. Giti GitiWinter W1
Satisfactory
3,3
3,6
1,8
2,3
3,4
2,5
2,2
14. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Satisfactory
2,2
3,5
2,1
2,3
3,2
2,5
2,2
£102
91 T + 3
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Sufficient
2,3
3,6
2,6
2,3
3,1
2,5
2,1
16. Laufenn I FIT
Poor
5,5
2,2
2,2
2,5
3,5
1,5
1,7
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2018 205/55 R16 test performed by ADAC on a Volkswagen Golf in 2018. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 16 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Goodyear UltraGrip 9, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Kleber KRISALP HP3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Semperit Speed-Grip 2, Michelin ALPIN A4.

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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £128 94 V
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £90 91 T + 3
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £109 91 H + 1
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £105 91 T + 3
5. Continental WinterContact TS 870
89% Premium £91 91 T + 3
15
6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £86 91 T + 3
7. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
8. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
9. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £79 91 T + 2
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £98 91 H + 3
11. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle £74 91 T + 7
13
12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £115 91 H + 1
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £105 91 H + 5
14. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £78 91 T + 3
15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £67 0 H + 1
16. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £86 91 T + 3
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
11
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £89 91 T + 3
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £120 91 H
20. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £61 91 T
21. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £83 94 V
22. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £79 91 H + 1
23. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £471 91 T + 2
15
24. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £72 91 T
25. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £65 91 T + 3
26. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £98 91 T + 1
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
28. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
29. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
38
30. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost
31. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
33. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £91 91 T + 3
34. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
35. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
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36. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost
37. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
38. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
39. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
40. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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