Winter tyre test 235/55 R17 - 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. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Good +
2,3
1,9
1,8
2,4
3,0
1,5
2,1
£140
103 H + 1
2. Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro
Satisfactory
2,6
2,7
2,2
2,3
3,5
0,8
2,3
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Satisfactory
2,2
2,7
2,3
2,4
2,9
1,5
1,8
£137
103 V
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
Satisfactory
2,5
2,2
2,8
2,5
3,3
1,5
2,2
£121
103 V
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Satisfactory
2,3
2,2
2,8
2,4
3,2
2,0
2,1
£107
99 H + 1
6. Nokian WR Snowproof
Satisfactory
2,9
2,5
2,5
2,7
2,7
2,0
2,1
£103
103 V
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Satisfactory
1,5
3,0
2,2
2,4
3,0
2,0
1,8
£122
99 H + 1
8. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2,4
3,0
2,0
2,4
2,9
2,5
2,0
£104
103 V
9. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2,3
3,0
2,6
2,7
3,4
2,5
2,3
10. Cooper Discoverer Winter
Satisfactory
3,1
3,1
2,2
2,4
3,0
2,5
1,9
£90
99 H + 1
11. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
Satisfactory
3,1
3,1
2,6
2,4
2,6
2,0
2,0
£171
103 V + 1
12. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Satisfactory
1,9
3,4
2,7
2,5
3,1
1,5
2,1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3 SUV
Sufficient
2,7
3,9
2,6
2,3
3,1
0,8
1,9
£112
103 V
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2020 235/55 R17 SUV test performed by ADAC on a Ford Kuga in 2020. This test was performed in 235/55 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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 850P
92% Premium £112 99 H + 2
2. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% Premium £116 99 V + 1
4. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle
5. Nokian WR SUV 4
89% Upper-middle £106 103 H
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6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £167 103 V + 1
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £133 103 H + 1
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £115 99 H + 1
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £94 103 V
10. Nokian WR SUV 3
81% Upper-middle £108 103 H
11. Firestone Multiseason 2
76% Upper-middle £95 103 V
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12. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £84 103 V
13. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% Upper-middle £88 99 H
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO
74% Premium £129 99 H
15. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
71% Upper-middle
16. Firestone Destination Winter
71% Upper-middle
17. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
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18. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
19. Barum Polaris 3 4x4
65% Lowcost
20. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £107 103 V
21. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £95 103 V
22. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £100 103 V
23. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £78 103 V
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24. Michelin Latitude Tour HP
51% Premium £136 99 H + 1
25. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £51 103 V
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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