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
£91
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
£88
91 H + 2
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
2,7
3,0
1,7
2,0
3,2
2,0
1,5
£103
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
£110
91 H + 3
7. Uniroyal MS plus 77
-
2,3
3,2
2,5
2,6
3,1
2,5
1,9
£76
91 H + 1
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
2,5
2,1
3,3
2,4
3,7
2,0
2,1
£111
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
£61
91 H + 1
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 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Michelin ALPIN 5, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92% Premium £94 91 H + 2
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £89 91 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% Premium £92 91 H + 2
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% Premium £120 91 H + 2
5. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £73 91 H + 1
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £88 94 H + 1
7. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £109 91 H + 3
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £125 91 H + 6
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £71 94 H + 2
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
84% Upper-middle £75 91 H + 3
11. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £68 0 V
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12. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £74 91 H + 1
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £83 91 H + 2
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £83 91 H + 1
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £78 91 H + 2
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £76 91 H + 1
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
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18. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £121 91 H
19. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £91 91 H + 1
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £65 91 H + 2
21. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £61 91 H + 1
22. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £60 91 H + 1
23. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £92 91 H
13
24. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £49 94 V
25. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
26. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £86 91 H + 1
27. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £74 91 H + 2
28. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £66 91 H + 1
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £65 94 H + 2
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30. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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