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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - ADAC 2020

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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good
1,3
2,1
2,1
2,4
2,9
2,5
2,0
£118
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Good
2,0
2,5
2,1
2,2
2,6
1,5
2,1
£142
91 T + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2,3
2,5
2,0
2,3
3,0
1,5
1,8
£122
91 T + 6
4. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
2,0
2,5
2,1
2,4
3,2
2,0
1,9
5. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Good
2,3
2,0
2,5
2,3
2,5
2,5
2,2
£98
0 H + 1
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2,3
2,9
2,7
2,4
3,0
2,0
2,4
£93
91 T + 3
7. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Satisfactory
1,8
3,0
2,0
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
8. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Satisfactory
2,0
3,0
1,8
2,5
2,8
2,5
1,9
£127
91 T + 2
9. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3,1
3,1
2,5
2,3
3,0
2,0
1,9
£87
91 H + 1
10. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
2,5
2,3
2,3
2,1
2,5
2,5
1,9
£109
91 H + 1
11. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Satisfactory
2,2
3,3
1,8
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
£115
91 T + 3
12. Giti GitiWinter W1
Satisfactory
3,3
3,4
2,0
2,3
3,0
2,0
2,1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Sufficient
2,1
3,7
1,9
2,4
2,5
2,5
2,0
14. King Meiler Winter Tact WT81
Poor
5,4
3,7
2,9
2,5
3,4
1,0
2,1
15. Tristar Snowpower HP
Poor
5,5
2,2
4,3
2,5
2,9
2,5
2,0
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2020 205/55 R16 test performed by ADAC on a VW Golf in 2020. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 15 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN 5, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 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. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £108 91 T + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £104 91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £109 91 H + 1
5. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
42
6. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £142 91 T + 6
7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £90 91 T + 2
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £102 91 T + 3
9. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £198 91 T + 4
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
39
12. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium
13. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £93 91 T + 3
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £112 91 H + 5
15. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £80 91 T + 3
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £86 91 H + 1
39
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle
19. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
20. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
21. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
44
24. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £94 91 T
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
26. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost
27. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £101 91 T + 1
28. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £117 91 T + 4
29. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £80 91 T + 2
35
30. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £77 91 H + 1
31. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
32. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
33. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
34. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £111 91 T + 3
35. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £74 91 T + 3
4
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. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
40. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
41. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
39
42. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
43. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
44. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
45. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
46. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
47. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
34
48. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
49. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
50. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £88 91 H
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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