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
£68
91 T + 4
2. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Good +
2,1
2,3
2,0
2,5
3,3
2,0
1,8
£86
91 T + 2
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2,3
2,3
1,8
2,5
3,3
2,0
2,1
£79
91 T + 6
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2,6
2,4
1,9
2,3
3,1
2,0
2,0
£72
91 T + 3
5. Michelin Alpin 5
Satisfactory
2,4
2,0
2,7
2,5
3,6
1,0
2,4
£98
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
£64
91 H + 1
8. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Satisfactory
2,8
2,3
1,9
2,5
3,6
2,5
1,8
£63
91 T + 2
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
Satisfactory
2,4
2,1
2,9
2,3
3,6
1,0
1,9
£64
91 T + 2
10. Nokian WR D4
Satisfactory
2,9
2,5
1,8
2,5
3,4
3,0
1,7
£64
91 T + 4
11. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
Satisfactory
2,5
2,9
3,1
2,5
3,4
2,0
2,0
£57
91 T + 3
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
Satisfactory
3,3
3,2
2,2
2,5
3,4
2,0
2,6
£52
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
£67
91 T + 3
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Sufficient
2,3
3,6
2,6
2,3
3,1
2,5
2,1
£70
91 T + 7
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 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Semperit Speed-Grip 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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £120 94 V
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92% Premium £72 91 T + 3
3. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £64 91 T + 2
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% Premium £85 91 T + 3
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £70 91 T + 3
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £88 91 H + 3
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £80 91 H
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
84% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 7
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £87 91 H + 5
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £56 0 H + 1
14. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £59 91 T + 3
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £66 91 T + 3
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle
17. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £92 91 H
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18. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
76% Premium £63 91 T + 2
19. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost
20. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 2
21. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £63 94 V
22. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost
23. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost
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24. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £63 91 T + 1
25. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost
26. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £71 91 T + 2
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
28. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £38 91 H + 1
29. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £76 91 H + 1
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30. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £65 91 H + 2
31. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost
32. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £60 91 T + 3
33. Imperial SnowDragon HP
50% Lowcost
34. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £53 91 T + 3
35. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
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36. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
37. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
38. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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