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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - ADAC 2020

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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good
1,3
2,1
2,1
2,4
2,9
2,5
2,0
£102
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Good
2,0
2,5
2,1
2,2
2,6
1,5
2,1
£150
91 T + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2,3
2,5
2,0
2,3
3,0
1,5
1,8
£109
91 T + 6
4. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
2,0
2,5
2,1
2,4
3,2
2,0
1,9
£112
91 T + 7
5. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Good
2,3
2,0
2,5
2,3
2,5
2,5
2,2
£88
0 H + 1
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2,3
2,9
2,7
2,4
3,0
2,0
2,4
£101
91 T + 3
7. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Satisfactory
1,8
3,0
2,0
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
£146
91 T + 5
8. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Satisfactory
2,0
3,0
1,8
2,5
2,8
2,5
1,9
£105
91 T + 2
9. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3,1
3,1
2,5
2,3
3,0
2,0
1,9
£81
91 H + 1
10. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
2,5
2,3
2,3
2,1
2,5
2,5
1,9
£95
91 H + 1
11. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Satisfactory
2,2
3,3
1,8
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
£133
91 T + 3
12. Giti GitiWinter W1
Satisfactory
3,3
3,4
2,0
2,3
3,0
2,0
2,1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Sufficient
2,1
3,7
1,9
2,4
2,5
2,5
2,0
£116
91 T + 7
14. King Meiler Winter Tact WT81
Poor
5,4
3,7
2,9
2,5
3,4
1,0
2,1
15. Tristar Snowpower HP
Poor
5,5
2,2
4,3
2,5
2,9
2,5
2,0
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2020 205/55 R16 test performed by ADAC on a VW Golf in 2020. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 15 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, Michelin ALPIN 5, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2.

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 £102 91 T + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £163 94 V
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £103 91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £101 91 H + 1
5. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £73 91 T + 2
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6. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £151 91 T + 2
7. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £166 91 T + 6
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £124 91 T + 3
9. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £153 91 T + 4
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost £1 528 91 H
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £379 91 H
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12. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £131 91 H + 3
13. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £86 91 T + 3
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £90 91 H + 5
15. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £107 91 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £88 91 T + 3
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £87 91 H + 1
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18. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £84 91 T + 3
19. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £110 91 H
20. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £75 91 T + 2
21. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £129 91 H
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £92 91 T + 2
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £149 94 V
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24. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £76 91 T
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £102 91 T + 2
26. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £61 91 T
27. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £108 91 T + 1
28. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £94 91 T + 4
29. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £71 91 T + 2
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30. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £104 91 H + 1
31. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £133 91 H + 2
32. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
33. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £121 91 T + 2
34. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £87 91 T + 3
35. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £77 91 T + 3
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36. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £96 91 H + 1
37. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £113 91 H + 2
38. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £99 91 T + 1
39. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £127 91 T + 3
40. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £105 91 T + 3
41. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £90 91 T + 2
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42. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
43. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle £118 91 T
44. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £233 91 T + 3
45. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
46. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
47. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
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48. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
49. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
50. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £84 91 H
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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