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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - ADAC 2023

ADAC has published its annual winter tyre test, which has changed its methodology since last year and focuses much more on the environment and sustainability, which makes up 30% of the overall score now, which is a lot. Due to the different criteria, the results tend to be different compared to other tests and this year is no different in the 225/45 R17 size. 

read more about this test: ADAC published it’s winter tyre test for 2023, Continental won, Michelin was second
Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Enviromental impact
Driving safety
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
Good
2,0
2,0
£132
91 H + 2
2. Michelin ALPIN 6
Good
1,8
2,3
£174
91 H + 2
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Good
2,1
2,3
£156
91 H + 2
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
1,8
2,6
£131
91 H + 7
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Satisfactory
2,3
2,7
£111
91 H + 2
6. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
Satisfactory
2,1
2,8
£99
91 H + 1
7. Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3
Satisfactory
2,4
2,7
£112
91 H + 2
8. Giti Gitiwinter W2
Satisfactory
2,9
2,6
9. Kumho WinterCraft WP52
Satisfactory
2,8
2,7
£102
91 H + 1
10. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
Satisfactory
2,6
2,9
11. Nokian WR Snowproof
Satisfactory
2,4
3,2
£159
91 H + 1
12. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
Satisfactory
2,2
3,3
£133
91 H + 1
13. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
Satisfactory
2,9
3,0
£97
91 H
14. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
2,2
3,4
£94
91 H + 1
15. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Satisfactory
3,1
3,2
£133
91 H + 2
16. Kormoran SNOW
Poor
5,4
5,4
#Name - Rating Enviromental impact Driving safety Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2023 225/45 R17 test performed by ADAC on a VW Golf in 2023. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 16 tested tyres according to tested properties (Enviromental impact, Driving safety, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin ALPIN 6, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Dunlop Winter Sport 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR D4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452.

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 860
90% Premium
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £180 91 H + 3
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £128 91 H + 3
4. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £174 91 H + 3
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
11
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £157 91 H + 6
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £189 91 H + 1
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £107 91 H + 1
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
24
12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £109 0 V
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
14. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £110 91 H + 2
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £109 91 H + 1
16. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £124 91 H + 1
17. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
35
18. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £102 91 H + 2
21. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
22. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
23. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
38
24. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £95 94 H + 2
25. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £123 91 H + 1
26. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £94 91 H + 1
27. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
28. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £106 91 H + 1
29. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £95 91 H + 1
12
30. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
31. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
32. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £108 91 H + 2
33. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
34. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
35. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
4
36. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
37. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
38. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
39. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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