ADAC: Winter Tire Test R17 2016
In the tire size 225/45 R 17, the ADAC has tested 13 winter tires with the speed index H. This sporty tire size is widely used in the middle class. Between a good and two bad tires, a broad midfield with specific strengths and weaknesses stretches. Here is something for every vehicle use.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Very balanced, especially good on wet and snow, good on dry and icy roads, low fuel consumption.
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Good all-rounder with only slight weaknesses.
Firestone Winterhawk 3
Top marks on ice, relatively quiet. Slightly weaker on dry and especially wet surfaces.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Top ratings on snow and ice as well as in fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on dry roads
Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
Especially good on dry roads, strong in the snow. Relatively weak in the wet.
Nokian WR D4
Relatively good on snow and ice, good on dry roads. Somewhat weaker in the wet, poor wear.
Uniroyal MS Plus 77
Top marks in the wet. Relatively weak on dry roads and on ice.
Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
Top marks in the dry, good in the wet. Weak on snow.
Viking SnowTech II
Good in the snow. Relatively weak on dry and wet, high fuel consumption.
Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Especially good in the wet, good on dry roads. Weak on snow, high fuel consumption and wear.
Yokohama W.Drive V905
Good on dry roads and on snow. Weak on wet and ice, higher fuel consumption and wear.
Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
Good on snow, relatively low fuel consumption. Weak in the wet.
BFGoodrich g-Force Winter
Top grade in wear, good on snow and ice, low fuel consumption. Weak in the wet.