ADAC: 4x4/SUV Winter Tire Test 2017

This year the German motoring organisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 215/65 R16. Unusually for a winter tyre test, Continental faulter in this 215/65 R16 SUV tyre size, only finishing seventh overall. This leaves the door open for Dunlop to take first place with the Winter Sport 5 which proves to have a very balanced all round performance with no glaring weaknesses.

BF Goodrich finished in a very strong second place, winning the majority of the test categories but missing out on the top spot due to a slightly weak wet performance, where as the third placed Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 proved to be extremely strong in the wet, but a little disappointing on snow.

ADAC: 4x4/SUV Winter Tire Test
  1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 - Winner Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    81 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    A very balanced winter tyre with top marks in the wet. Good in the dry, and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.3
  2. BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    81 35
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks in the snow, low fuel consumption and wear. Slightly weaker in the wet and dry when compared to the best.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.6
  3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
    84 50
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good in the wet, good in the dry, best fuel consumption. Slightly weak on snow.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.6
  4. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on snow, good in the dry. Slightly weak in the wet when compared to the best.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    2.6
  5. Michelin Alpin 5
    Michelin Alpin 5
    83 41
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks in wear, very good in the dry, good in the wet. Slightly weak in the snow and loud.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
  6. Sava Eskimo HP2
    Sava Eskimo HP2
    66 28
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Best rating on ice, good in the dry, low wear. Slightly weak in the wet.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
  7. Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV
    Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV
    81 45
    Light Truck / SUV · Winter · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good in the wet and snow, good in the dry, low wear. Slightly weak on ice.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.8
  8. Pirelli Scorpion Winter
    Pirelli Scorpion Winter
    79 36
    Light Truck / SUV · Winter · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks in the wet, good in the dry. Slightly weak in snow and ice, high fuel consumption.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.8
  9. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    73 35
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very good in the dry and wet, low fuel consumption and low wear. Weak on snow.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.9
  10. Avon WV7 SNOW
    Avon WV7 SNOW
    71 21
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the wet. Weak on dry, snow covered and icy roads, high wear.

    Wet Performance   Fuel Consumption   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
Year
2017
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
215/65R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Nov 02, 2018
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020