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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
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
£122
91 T + 6
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2,6
2,4
1,9
2,3
3,1
2,0
2,0
£104
91 T + 3
5. Michelin Alpin 5
Satisfactory
2,4
2,0
2,7
2,5
3,6
1,0
2,4
£142
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
£86
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
10. Nokian WR D4
Satisfactory
2,9
2,5
1,8
2,5
3,4
3,0
1,7
£198
91 T + 4
11. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
Satisfactory
2,5
2,9
3,1
2,5
3,4
2,0
2,0
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
Satisfactory
3,3
3,2
2,2
2,5
3,4
2,0
2,6
£117
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
£115
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 Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, GoodYear UltraGrip 9+.

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 £108 91 T + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium
3. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £118 91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £109 91 H + 1
5. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £142 91 T + 3
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6. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £90 91 T + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £102 91 T + 3
8. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £127 91 T + 2
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
22
12. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £113 91 H + 5
15. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £93 91 T + 3
16. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £98 0 H + 1
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £80 91 T + 3
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18. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £93 91 T + 3
19. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £109 91 H + 1
20. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle
21. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
22. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
32
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £87 91 H + 1
25. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £94 91 T
26. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost
28. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £101 91 T + 1
29. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £80 91 T + 2
34
30. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
31. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
32. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £77 91 H + 1
33. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
34. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £111 91 T + 3
35. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £74 91 T + 3
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36. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
37. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
38. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £113 91 T + 1
39. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
40. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
41. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
40
42. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
43. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
44. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
45. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
46. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
47. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
37
48. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
49. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £88 91 H
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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