ADAC: Winter Tire Test R17 2016

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R17

In the tire size 225/45 R17, 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.

  1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 - Winner
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    81 59
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced, especially good on wet and snow, good on dry and icy roads, low fuel consumption.

    Dry Performance   Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  2. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
    Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
    80 63
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good all-rounder with only slight weaknesses.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    2.9
  3. Firestone Winterhawk 3
    Firestone Winterhawk 3
    72 32
    · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on ice, relatively quiet. Slightly weaker on dry and especially wet surfaces.

    Ice Performance   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
    84 50
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top ratings on snow and ice as well as in fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on dry roads

    Ice Performance   Treadwear   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
    Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
    81 30
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good on dry roads, strong in the snow. Relatively weak in the wet.

    Ice Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  6. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 43
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Relatively good on snow and ice, good on dry roads. Somewhat weaker in the wet, poor wear.

    Ice Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
  7. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    80 29
    · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks in the wet. Relatively weak on dry roads and on ice.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.2
  8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
    77 47
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks in the dry, good in the wet. Weak on snow.

    Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Noise / Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  9. Viking SnowTech II
    Viking SnowTech II
    66 9
    · Winter · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the snow. Relatively weak on dry and wet, high fuel consumption.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.4
  10. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
    Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
    80 24
    · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good in the wet, good on dry roads. Weak on snow, high fuel consumption and wear.

    Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.4
  11. Yokohama W.Drive V905
    Yokohama W.Drive V905
    73 26
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads and on snow. Weak on wet and ice, higher fuel consumption and wear.

    Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.5
  12. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
    Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
    68 20
    · Winter · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on snow, relatively low fuel consumption. Weak in the wet.

    Ice Performance   Fuel Consumption   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.7
  13. BFGoodrich g-Force Winter
    BFGoodrich g-Force Winter
    76 10
    · Winter · 2008 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top grade in wear, good on snow and ice, low fuel consumption. Weak in the wet.

    Ice Performance   Treadwear   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption   Wet Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.9
Year
2016
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Tire Size
225/45R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 04, 2019
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020

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