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
£73
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
good +
2,0
2,5
2,1
2,2
2,6
1,5
2,1
£80
91 T + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
good +
2,3
2,5
2,0
2,3
3,0
1,5
1,8
£72
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
£56
91 T + 7
5. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
good +
2,3
2,0
2,5
2,3
2,5
2,5
2,2
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
satisfactory
2,3
2,9
2,7
2,4
3,0
2,0
2,4
£54
91 T + 3
7. Continental WinterContact TS 860
satisfactory
1,8
3,0
2,0
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
£75
91 T + 4
8. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
satisfactory
2,0
3,0
1,8
2,5
2,8
2,5
1,9
£62
91 T + 2
9. Sava Eskimo HP2
satisfactory
3,1
3,1
2,5
2,3
3,0
2,0
1,9
£55
91 H
10. Toyo Observe S944
satisfactory
2,5
2,3
2,3
2,1
2,5
2,5
1,9
11. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
satisfactory
2,2
3,3
1,8
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
£69
91 T + 2
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
£63
91 T + 7
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
£41
91 H + 1
#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 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, GoodYear UltraGrip 9, Michelin ALPIN 5.

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
94% premium £73 91 T + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
93% premium £109 94 V
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% premium £75 91 T + 4
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% premium £80 91 T + 3
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% premium £72 91 T + 6
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% premium £85 91 H + 1
7. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% premium £64 91 T + 2
8. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% premium £81 91 T + 6
9. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% upper-middle £56 91 T + 3
10. Nokian WR D4
86% upper-middle £84 91 T + 4
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% premium £80 91 H
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12. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% lowcost
13. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% premium £89 91 H + 3
14. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% upper-middle £59 91 T + 3
15. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% premium £69 91 T + 2
16. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
84% upper-middle £56 91 T + 7
17. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% upper-middle £142 91 H + 1
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18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% premium £64 91 H + 5
19. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% lowcost £61 91 H + 1
20. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% upper-middle £54 91 T + 3
21. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% upper-middle £63 91 T + 3
22. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% lowcost £63 91 T + 7
23. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% premium £72 94 H
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24. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% premium £95 91 H
25. Debica Frigo 2
75% lowcost £47 91 T
26. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
75% premium £62 91 T + 2
27. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% upper-middle £64 94 V
28. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% premium £72 91 T + 2
29. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% upper-middle £60 91 T + 2
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30. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% lowcost £55 91 H
31. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% lowcost £53 91 T
32. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
72% upper-middle £50 91 T + 4
33. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% lowcost £63 91 T + 1
34. Nokian WR D3
66% upper-middle £60 91 T + 2
35. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% lowcost
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36. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% upper-middle £70 91 H + 1
37. Nokian WR A4
63% upper-middle £58 91 H + 2
38. Debica Frigo HP2
62% lowcost £54 91 H
39. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% upper-middle £53 91 T + 3
40. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% upper-middle £58 91 T + 3
41. Barum Polaris 5
61% lowcost £49 91 T + 3
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42. Imperial SnowDragon HP
50% lowcost £45 91 H + 1
43. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% lowcost £50 91 T + 3
44. Toyo SnowProx S943
35% upper-middle £107 91 T
45. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
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