Winter tyre test 205/65 R16 - ADAC 2019

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 VanContact Winter
Recommended
2,4
2,3
2,7
2,8
3,1
3,0
2,2
£112
107 T + 1
2. Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
Recommended
3,3
2,4
2,8
2,7
3,4
2,5
1,9
£93
107 T
3. Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
Recommended
2,9
3,4
2,5
2,4
3,2
2,0
2,0
£120
107 T
4. Vredestein Comtrac 2 Winter
Conditionally recommended
2,6
2,9
3,7
2,5
3,2
2,5
2,2
£98
107105 T
5. Goodyear Cargo UltraGrip 2
Conditionally recommended
2,8
3,9
3,7
2,5
2,8
2,5
2,2
£116
107 T + 1
6. Falken EuroWinter VAN01
Conditionally recommended
3,3
3,2
4,0
2,3
2,6
2,0
1,8
£84
107 T
7. Bridgestone Blizzak W810
Conditionally recommended
4,0
4,1
2,6
2,8
3,7
3,0
2,0
£109
107 T
8. Kumho PorTran CW51
Conditionally recommended
3,6
4,1
3,0
2,6
3,0
3,0
2,0
£71
107 T
9. Matador MPS530 Sibir Snow Van
Conditionally recommended
3,2
4,1
2,6
2,8
3,8
3,0
2,6
£83
107 T
10. Uniroyal SNOW MAX 2
Conditionally recommended
3,1
4,2
2,2
2,8
3,9
3,0
2,6
11. Yokohama BluEarth winter WY01
Conditionally recommended
4,2
3,2
3,0
2,5
2,5
2,5
2,0
£83
107 T
12. Sava TRENTA M+S
Not recommended
2,7
4,1
4,7
2,8
3,3
2,5
2,2
13. BFGoodrich ACTIVAN WINTER
Not recommended
4,9
3,4
3,1
2,3
3,3
2,0
1,7
£104
107 T
14. Goodride SW612
Not recommended
3,1
3,6
4,9
2,3
3,4
3,0
1,6
15. Maxxis Vansmart Snow WL2
Not recommended
2,7
2,5
5,0
2,4
2,8
2,5
1,9
£83
107105 T
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2019 205/65 R16 van test performed by ADAC on a Volkswagen Transporter in 2019. This test was performed in 205/65 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental VanContact Winter is the best of 15 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Pirelli CARRIER WINTER, Michelin AGILIS ALPIN, Vredestein Comtrac 2 Winter; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, Falken EuroWinter HS01, Nokian WR C3.

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
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% Premium £99 95 H
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £110 95 H
4. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £96 95 H
5. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £79 95 H
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6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £68 95 H
8. Nokian WR C3
65% Upper-middle £95 107 T
9. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
10. Imperial SnowDragon 2
1% Lowcost £48 107 R
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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