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.

  1. 2.3 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.

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Winter / Snow Performance Fuel Consumption
  2. 2.6 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.

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Winter / Snow Performance
  3. 2.6 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1

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

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  4. 2.6 Nokian WR D4

    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
  5. 2.7 Michelin Alpin 5

    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
  6. 2.7 Sava Eskimo HP2

    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
  7. 2.8 Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV

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

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  8. 2.8 Pirelli Scorpion Winter

    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
  9. 2.9 Fulda Kristall Control HP2

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

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  10. 3.1 Avon WV7

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

    Wet Performance Fuel Consumption Noise / Comfort
Year
2017
Date added
Nov 02, 2018
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Max Score
10
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test