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Winter tyre test 185/65 R15 - ADAC 2019

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 SP Winter Response 2
Highly recommended
1,9
2,3
1,9
2,5
2,7
2,5
1,6
£72
88 T + 2
2. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Highly recommended
2,3
2,1
2,5
2,5
2,6
2,0
2,2
£73
88 T + 1
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Highly recommended
2,0
2,4
2,4
2,4
2,6
2,5
2,4
£93
88 T + 2
4. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Recommended
1,8
2,5
2,2
2,6
2,6
2,5
1,9
£96
88 T + 1
5. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Recommended
2,1
2,5
2,5
2,6
2,9
2,0
2,6
£80
88 T + 4
6. Michelin Alpin A4
Recommended
2,1
2,2
2,8
2,3
3,0
1,5
2,7
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Recommended
2,5
2,7
2,9
2,9
2,9
2,5
2,0
£82
88 T + 3
8. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Recommended
2,8
3,0
2,7
2,4
3,1
2,5
1,8
9. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Recommended
1,9
2,5
3,1
2,5
2,7
2,5
2,2
10. Nokian WR D4
Recommended
2,9
3,1
2,0
2,3
2,9
3,0
1,7
£72
88 T + 3
11. Gislaved euro Frost 6
Recommended
3,2
2,8
2,7
2,3
2,6
2,5
1,9
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
Recommended
2,8
2,7
3,2
2,4
3,2
3,0
2,3
13. Viking WinTech
Recommended
3,2
2,5
2,5
2,3
2,7
2,5
2,1
£86
88 T + 1
14. Sava Eskimo S3+
Conditionally recommended
2,8
3,6
1,9
2,3
2,7
2,0
2,0
£67
88 T
15. Toyo Snowprox S943
Not recommended
2,6
3,0
5,1
2,5
2,6
2,0
2,1
16. Davanti Wintoura
Not recommended
5,5
3,4
3,8
2,2
2,8
2,0
1,6
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2019 185/65 R15 test performed by ADAC on a Volkswagen Polo in 2019. This test was performed in 185/65 R15, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (185). Dunlop SP Winter Response 2 is the best of 16 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Kleber KRISALP HP3, Pirelli Cinturato Winter, Continental WinterContact TS 860; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip 9+, Firestone Winterhawk 4, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001.

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 £90 88 T + 1
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £89 88 T + 1
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £90 88 T + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
3
6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £79 88 T + 1
7. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £76 88 T + 1
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £88 92 H
10. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £75 0 T + 1
11. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £89 88 T + 1
22
12. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £73 92 H
13. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £74 88 T + 1
14. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £77 88 T + 1
15. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
16. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £66 88 T + 2
17. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
29
18. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
19. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £67 88 T + 1
20. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £75 88 T + 1
21. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
22. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £72 88 T
23. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
22
24. Semperit Master-Grip 2
59% Lowcost
25. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £76 88 T + 1
26. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
27. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
28. Starfire W200
20% Lowcost
29. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
30
30. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
32. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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