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
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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
£144
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
£129
103 V
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
satisfactory
2,5
2,2
2,8
2,5
3,3
1,5
2,2
£143
103 V
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
satisfactory
2,3
2,2
2,8
2,4
3,2
2,0
2,1
6. Nokian WR Snowproof
satisfactory
2,9
2,5
2,5
2,7
2,7
2,0
2,1
£104
103 V
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
satisfactory
1,5
3,0
2,2
2,4
3,0
2,0
1,8
£130
99 H + 1
8. Kleber KRISALP HP3
satisfactory
2,4
3,0
2,0
2,4
2,9
2,5
2,0
£100
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
103 V
11. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
satisfactory
3,1
3,1
2,6
2,4
2,6
2,0
2,0
£134
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
£116
103 V
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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 Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5, Nokian WR SUV 4, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1.

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.
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1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
94% premium £130 99 H + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
93% premium £129 103 V
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
92% premium £131 99 H + 2
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
91% premium £143 103 V
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% premium £118 99 V + 1
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6. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% premium £144 103 H + 1
7. Nokian WR SUV 4
89% upper-middle £110 103 H
8. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% premium £147 103 V + 1
9. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% premium £150 103 H + 1
10. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% upper-middle £134 103 V
11. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% premium £117 99 H + 1
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12. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% upper-middle £100 103 V
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% upper-middle £92 103 V
14. Nokian WR SUV 3
81% upper-middle £105 103 H
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% upper-middle £104 103 V
16. Firestone Multiseason 2
76% upper-middle £100 103 V
17. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% upper-middle £85 103 V
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18. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% upper-middle £90 99 H
19. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO
74% premium £127 99 H
20. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
71% lowcost £134 103 V + 1
21. Firestone Destination Winter
71% upper-middle
22. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
71% upper-middle £111 99 H + 1
23. Nokian WR D3
66% upper-middle
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24. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% lowcost
25. Barum Polaris 3 4x4
65% lowcost
26. Nokian WR A4
63% upper-middle £96 103 V
27. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% upper-middle £95 103 V
28. Barum Polaris 5
61% lowcost £98 103 V
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% lowcost £80 103 V
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30. Michelin Latitude Tour HP
51% premium £151 99 V + 1
31. Semperit Speed-Grip 3 SUV
45% lowcost £116 103 V
32. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost £55 103 V
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