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.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
A very balanced winter tyre with top marks in the wet. Good in the dry, and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption.
BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
Top marks in the snow, low fuel consumption and wear. Slightly weaker in the wet and dry when compared to the best.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Especially good in the wet, good in the dry, best fuel consumption. Slightly weak on snow.
Nokian WR D4
Top marks on snow, good in the dry. Slightly weak in the wet when compared to the best.
Michelin Alpin 5
Top marks in wear, very good in the dry, good in the wet. Slightly weak in the snow and loud.
Sava Eskimo HP2
Best rating on ice, good in the dry, low wear. Slightly weak in the wet.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV
Especially good in the wet and snow, good in the dry, low wear. Slightly weak on ice.
Pirelli Scorpion Winter
Top marks in the wet, good in the dry. Slightly weak in snow and ice, high fuel consumption.
Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Very good in the dry and wet, low fuel consumption and low wear. Weak on snow.
Good in the wet. Weak on dry, snow covered and icy roads, high wear.