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Winter tyre test 185/65 R15 - ADAC 2022

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Ice
Rolling resistance
Noise
Wear
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
Good
2,1
2,3
2,2
2,5
1,8
3,0
2,0
£82
88 T + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
Good
1,7
2,3
2,5
2,3
2,0
2,7
2,5
£71
88 T + 1
3. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
Good
2,3
2,5
2,0
2,3
1,7
2,6
2,0
£72
88 T + 1
4. Michelin Alpin 6
Good
2,3
2,5
2,0
2,3
1,7
2,6
2,0
£88
88 T + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2,7
2,6
2,0
2,5
2,4
2,7
2,0
6. Vredestein Wintrac
Satisfactory
2,1
2,4
2,7
2,4
2,4
2,8
2,5
£77
0 + 2
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Satisfactory
1,7
2,1
2,4
2,8
1,9
2,9
3,0
£79
88 T + 1
8. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2,2
1,9
2,9
2,7
2,6
2,6
3,0
£73
0 T + 1
9. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2,0
3,2
2,2
2,1
1,7
2,8
2,5
£73
88 T + 1
10. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
Satisfactory
2,5
3,3
3,
2,1
2,2
2,5
2,5
£67
88 T + 2
11. Avon WT7
Satisfactory
2,5
2,9
3,5
2,4
2,3
3,0
3,5
12. Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
Sufficient
1,8
3,6
1,8
2,5
1,9
2,7
2,5
£75
88 T + 2
13. Fulda Kristall Montero 3
Sufficient
3,7
3,6
1,9
2,3
2,0
2,9
1,5
£70
88 T
14. Barum Polaris 5
Sufficient
3,2
3,9
2,4
2,8
2,0
3,0
2,0
£78
88 T + 1
15. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
Poor
5,3
2,1
4,0
2,3
2,3
2,9
1,5
16. Wanli SW611
Poor
5,5
2,7
2,7
1,9
1,8
2,9
2,5
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Rolling resistance Noise Wear Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2022 185/65 R15 test performed by ADAC on a VW Polo in 2022. This test was performed in 185/65 R15, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (185). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 16 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include GoodYear UltraGrip 9+, Semperit Speed-Grip 5, Michelin Alpin 6; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR D4, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452, Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320.

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 860
90% Premium £95 88 T + 1
2. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £62 88 T + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
4. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
5. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
16
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £68 88 T + 3
7. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle £84 88 T + 4
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £85 92 H
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium
10. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% Premium £90 88 T + 2
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £79 88 T + 3
11
12. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £74 92 H
13. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £73 88 T + 1
14. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
15. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £72 88 T + 1
16. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
17. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost
9
18. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
20. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
21. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £70 88 T + 1
22. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
23. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
8
24. Semperit Master-Grip 2
59% Lowcost
25. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £62 88 T + 1
26. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
27. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
28. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
29. Starfire W200
20% Lowcost
27
30. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
32. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
33. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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