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Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - ADAC 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Ice
Noise
Wear
Price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2,5
2,4
1,5
2,5
3,4
2,5
£136
94 H + 7
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Good +
2,3
2,1
2,4
2,2
3,1
1,5
£124
94 H + 2
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Good +
2,5
2,5
2,2
2,5
3,0
2,5
£116
94 H + 2
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2,7
2,4
1,7
2,2
2,8
2,5
£93
98 V + 1
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Satisfactory
1,6
1,9
2,8
2,4
3,3
3,0
£116
98 H + 2
6. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Satisfactory
1,9
3,0
2,1
2,2
3,0
2,5
£114
98 V + 1
7. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Satisfactory
2,8
2,8
2,6
2,1
2,7
3,0
£80
98 V + 1
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Satisfactory
2,3
2,3
2,2
2,5
3,4
3,0
£97
98 V + 1
9. ESA+TECAR SUPERGRIP PRO
Satisfactory
2,8
3,1
2,1
2,3
3,1
2,5
10. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3,1
3,0
2,2
2,4
4,0
2,5
£94
98 V
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3,0
3,2
2,4
2,5
3,7
2,5
£114
94 H + 2
12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2,1
3,3
1,9
2,1
2,9
2,5
£89
98 H
13. Nokian WR Snowproof P
Satisfactory
3,3
2,2
2,7
2,1
2,8
2,5
£110
94 H + 2
14. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2,9
3,3
1,6
3,0
3,6
2,5
£165
98 H
15. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3,3
2,5
2,9
2,1
3,4
3,0
16. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2,3
2,1
3,4
2,8
3,4
3,0
£81
0 V
17. Goodride Z507
Poor
3,3
3,8
5,5
3,1
3,8
3,5
18. Linglong Green-Max Winter UHP
Poor
5,5
3,5
2,2
2,4
3,3
2,5
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2021 225/50 R17 test performed by ADAC on a Audi A4 in 2021. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is the best of 18 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Kleber KRISALP HP3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Nokian WR D4, Michelin ALPIN A4.

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 £115 94 H + 5
2. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £143 98 H + 1
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £119 94 H + 2
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £142 94 H + 4
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £126 98 H + 1
6
6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £96 94 H + 6
7. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
8. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £138 94 H + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £87 94 H + 5
10. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £118 94 H + 8
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
81% Upper-middle £113 94 V + 1
18
12. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
13. Toyo Snowprox S954
80% Upper-middle £112 94 H + 2
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £96 94 H + 2
15. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
16. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
17. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £113 98 V + 1
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18. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £79 94 H + 3
19. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £88 98 H + 1
20. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £84 98 V + 1
21. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £80 98 V
22. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
23. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £46 98 V
14
24. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £126 94 V + 1
25. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £108 94 V + 1
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £82 94 H + 2
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £91 98 V + 2
28. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
29. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £73 98 V
31
30. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £64 94 H + 1
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
32. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £46 94 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
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