ADAC: Winter Tire Test R15 2016

In the dimension 185/65 R15, which is suitable for small and compact cars, 15 winter tires with the speed index T were tested by the ADAC. In addition to the wide midfield two brand tires cut particularly well. Nevertheless, the study of the details is worthwhile.

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R15
  1. Goodyear UltraGrip 9 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    83 50
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced winter tires with top marks in fuel consumption. Especially good on snow. Good in the wet.

    Dry Performance   Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.2
  2. Michelin Alpin A4 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin A4
    82 33
    Passenger · Winter · 2010 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced winter tires with top marks on wear. Especially good on dry roads. Relatively good on ice.

    Dry Performance   Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.3
  3. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    In principle quite balanced. Relatively good on ice. Slightly weaker on a wet road.

    Ice Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Noise / Сomfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.7
  4. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    75 27
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Slightly weaker on wet, snow and ice.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Сomfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
  5. ESA-Tecar Super Grip 9
    ESA-Tecar Super Grip 9
    N/A 3
    Passenger · Winter · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads and on snow. Slightly weaker on wet and ice.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Test Score:
    2.8
  6. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    79 36
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on dry roads. Slightly weaker in the wet, snow and ice.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Сomfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.8
  7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
    77 46
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on snow. Slightly weaker on dry and wet and especially on ice.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Сomfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.9
  8. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    76 51
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good on wet and snow. Top mark on ice. Slight weaknesses on dry roads.

    Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.9
  9. Dunlop Winter Response 2
    Dunlop Winter Response 2
    86 40
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top grade in the wet. Good in the snow. Relatively weak on a dry road.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
  10. Nexen Winguard Snow'G WH2
    Nexen Winguard Snow'G WH2
    77 28
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on dry roads. Relatively quiet. Slightly weaker on snow and ice, and especially on wet.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  11. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    80 29
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top grade on snow. Weak on a dry road. Slight weaknesses on ice.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Сomfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.3
  12. Barum Polaris 3
    Barum Polaris 3
    68 22
    Passenger · Winter · 2011 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on dry and snowy roads. Low wear. Weak in the wet.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Сomfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.4
  13. Viking SnowTech II
    Viking SnowTech II
    66 9
    Passenger · Winter · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top grade on snow. Weak in the wet. Slightly weaker on dry roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Сomfort  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.5
  14. Firestone Winterhawk 3
    Firestone Winterhawk 3
    72 32
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on a dry road. Low fuel consumption. Very weak in the wet. Weaknesses even on snow.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    4.6
  15. Kleber Krisalp HP2
    Kleber Krisalp HP2
    60 13
    Passenger · Winter · 2008 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Low wear. Very weak in the wet. Noisy.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Wet Performance   Noise / Сomfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    4.6
Year
2016
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
185/65R15
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 03, 2019
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020

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